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OnePlus 'all set' to launch the OnePlus 6 in India, Amazon's 'Notify Me' page now live

After weeks of rumors, leaks, and teasers, it looks like we're finally close to the launch of the OnePlus 6. The company has sent out a media note …

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

One Billion Users And Counting -- What's Behind WeChat's Success?

It’s no exaggeration to say that life in modern China without WeChat is pretty much unthinkable. Tencent’s blockbuster super-app is the poster child for China’s mobile lifestyle, embedding itself into all aspects of daily life in ways that are sometimes hard for people based outside of mainland …

WeChat

‘Amazon’s Choice’ robot vacuum has never been cheaper than it is right now

The original Eufy RoboVac 11 was one of our favorite robot vacuums last year thanks to its robust feature set that was available at a surprisingly …

How to Take Back Your Facebook News Feed

In December, Facebook announced yet another tweak to the News Feed. This time, the social network would begin prioritizing “meaningful” conversations …

Ex-tech workers plead with Facebook: consider the harm you're doing to kids

It starts to really go deep into them and actually redefine their identity and their meaning of friendship Tristan Harris, former Google ethicist<p>The leaders of Facebook should consider their own children when they make decisions that could harm millions of young people hooked on the social network, …

Social Media

Steven Soderbergh ditches big-budget cameras for iPhone

One of the biggest directors in Hollywood is ready to totally embrace filming on the iPhone.<p>Steven Soderbergh — whose titles include everything from <i>Ocean’s Eleven</i> to <i>Magic Mike</i> — filmed his latest movie entirely an iPhone. Only instead of using it as a gimmick, Soderbergh says he’s likely going to …

Film Festivals

botkeeper has an automated bookkeeping bot for your accounting needs

There are probably few things that small businesses hate more than accounting. It’s tedious, time consuming and totally vital to ensure that businesses can remain in business and don’t run afoul of authorities.<p>Well, to make the process of bookkeeping a little bit less painful, a number of investors …

8 Apps That Will Save You Real Money on Food

Make dinner a little cheaper.<p>The days of loyalty punch cards and clipping coupons are (almost) over. Just as technology has enabled us to get …

App Store shatters revenue record on New Year’s Day

2018 is already starting to look like a historic year for Apple after the company just broke the record for the most revenue pulled in by the App Store in a single day.<p>Apple revealed today that iPhone and iPad customers spent an astounding $300 million in the App Store on New Year’s day, shattering …

Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans

In 2018, AI-enabled bots will provide a better customer experience than human-to-human chat exchange, following the explosion of messaging services …

Consumers dropped $200 million on apps on Christmas, up 12 percent from last year

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over last year’s spending of …

Apps

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

Tech Trends

California says the only safe way to talk on your cellphone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been popular for a couple of years. Now, instead of having users pick and choose their colors as before, this new …

Apple releases four new holiday ads promoting Apple Watch Series 3

Apple has shared four new short holidays ads for Apple Watch Series 3. All of the ads are titled <i>The Gift of Go</i> and each highlight a different sport or activity along with various Apple Watch features.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>The new collection of <i>The Gift of Go</i> ads include four different 15 second ads …

Apple Watch

New report shows the extent of Apple’s relationship w/ disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson

Apple once had a close relationship with Belle Gibson, a now-disgraced fitness and health blogger who claimed to have cured her cancer with lifestyle and other wellness improvements. A new report from Australian news site The Age dives deeper into the connections between Apple and Gibson, as seen …

Apple

BenQ made a surprisingly inexpensive 4K HDR projector

‘Inexpensive’ is a relative term here<p>Projectors are actually pretty good these days — just ask former <i>Verge</i> editor Chris Plante — but if you want 4K, you’re probably looking at price tags that are around 10 times what a 4K TV costs.<p>Far cheaper than most of the other 4K projectors around<p>BenQ’s latest …

Top 10 Instagram Analytics Tools You Need To Check Out

More than 700 million people use Instagram monthly. Let’s assume each user carries out about five actions on Instagram each month — a <i>very</i> conservative estimate. That would mean Instagram users produce at least 35 billion data points every single month.<p>This should tell you just how important …

Social Media

Polar M430 review: Brilliant function over functional form

The Polar M430 won’t win any beauty contests, but its performance is tough to beat<p>When you think about fitness wearables, you're likely inclined to …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Western Digital releases a massive 20TB desktop storage system

Western Digital has announced a new 20TB version of its My Book Duo storage system, the highest capacity system it has ever made. The new RAID-optimized system features speeds up to 360 MB/s sequential reads, and comes with a USB-C port and two USB 3.0 ports.<p>The My Book Duo also comes with 256-bit …

Android Instant Apps: what do they mean for users and developers?

Do you really need to download an app to own it? I’m not being philosophical here (do we truly own anything?) but when you consider how quickly and easily you can download and install something like a flashlight app, it makes you wonder what the advantage to <i>keeping</i> it on your device actually is. …

Brolly, an ‘AI-driven’ insurance app, raises £1M seed round led by Valar Ventures and Pi Labs

Brolly, a U.K. ‘insurtech’ startup that offers an app to help you manage and purchase various insurance products, has raised £1 million in seed funding. Valar Ventures, the U.S.-based venture fund backed by Peter Thiel, led the round, with Pi Labs co-leading. Entrepreneur First (EF) also …

Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger Platform

Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language processing to help engineers build speech and text chatbots faster and with less technical experience.<p>Bot Engine launched as a beta in …

Japan's largest messenger app is taking on Slack with chat for work

One hot rival has entered the arena for workplace messaging.<p>Japan's most popular messenger app Line announced on Thursday the launch of Line Works, …

All Examples - Fuse Examples

How to create a custom slider control and animate curves<p>How to create a button that serves as an alternative to a dropdown<p>How to add a …

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Apple is fixing App Store reviews at last

As it prepares to roll out iOS version 10.3, Apple is making some clever fixes to its App Store for mobile devices.<p>First up, it’ll begin allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews, so they can address issues and questions raised by users right on their app listings pages. Android folks have …

Apps

So You Want to Flee the City and Become a Farmer

Lots of urban dwellers dream of a simpler life in the country, living off the land. Here’s what it’s actually like.<p>When Jenni and Paul Callahan got married, they lived in Alexandria, Virginia, a satellite city of Washington, D.C. Paul commuted to his job as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, …

Farming

Introducing the European Bots Landscape

Over the past half year, bots have been a widely discussed topic. Experts and the media heavily discussed all the possible benefits, the future, and the value bots could create for businesses and consumers. Arguably, the tipping point was Facebook’s F8 conference in April. Since then, many …

Bots