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Apple's Focus on iMessage is to Protect the App Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook heralded this year’s WWDC event as the biggest ever, thanks to a slew of announcements and features for developers and consumers. One of the most interesting aspects of the event was the increased focus on iMessage.<p>In response to the growth of messaging apps, iMessage is getting …

5 Companies Building Keyboards for iOS 8

Following all the hullabaloo at WWDC this week, with OS X Yosemite, iCloud Drive, iOS 8, HealthKit, HomeKit, and a brand new programming language unveiled, you could have been excused for glazing over this tantalizing tidbit: third-party keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>Just as potential car-buyers may …

Flexible displays in 2014 – LG and Samsung are winners, but Nokia could shape the future

There is a good chance you did not hear about the SID 2014 conference that ended today in San Diego. The Society for Information Display (SID) academic conference ran all this past week with one focus, display technology. Now that it is over, if we had to choose a theme for the conference, it would …

Mobile Devices

Apple reportedly snaps up social maps app Spotsetter

Last year, Apple bought a string of companies in an effort to better its rather unpopular Maps app, and it looks like Cupertino isn't quite done yet. According to TechCrunch, the company has also snapped up social maps app Spotsetter in a deal that's a lot more low-key that its Beats acquisition. …

12-inch UHD Samsung Tablet Spotted In The Wild

Samsung is rumored to be working on a new Galaxy Tab S tablet lineup, but none of them comes with a 12-inch screen and a 4K UHD resolution. But, it …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: The Real World Road Test

Proclamations that Microsoft’s tablet-laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro 3, does not beat Apple’s popular MacBook Air grow tiresome. Since when is this a …

Dual-SIM Version of HTC One M8 Spotted on Russian Federal Communication Agency

It’s been a while since HTC released their flagship device across the globe. The Taiwanese company was also rumored to be working on a “Prime” …

Engineers vs. designers: Will they overcome a dialogue of the deaf? (Q&A)

Engineers today know that systems they've architected are so complex that getting a handle on them does require a different way of looking at them, and that's where design comes in."

Internet Passwords Could Be Replaced By Squiggly Lines

US study reveals free-form shapes are more secure than traditional typed passwords.<p>Internet passwords could soon be replaced by squiggly lines unique …

Google Nearby will reportedly let your phone tell when it’s close to other devices

Google is reportedly working on a feature that would allow Android devices to make their presence known and detect when they are in the proximity of other “people, places, and things”.<p>Discovered by the folks at <i>Android Police</i>, the feature will reportedly be called Nearby and be part of a future Play …

Apple Is Launching A Vast Project To Map The Inside Of Every Large Building It Can

The effort isn't a secret — Apple has been seeding commercial spaces with its iBeacon technology for months.<p>But most people don't know that iBeacon exists, or what it is for. And Apple is using a range of technologies in addition to iBeacon to create its indoor maps. Business Insider asked Apple …

Tim Cook

Mozilla Continues To Bet On Firefox OS Even As Android Encroaches On The Low-End Market

Firefox OS is a tough project to evaluate. Mozilla’s phone operating system is meant for developing countries and first-time smartphone owners. To keep the price of the phones down, the hardware it comes on doesn’t really compare to today’s flagship phones, either. Instead of native apps, Firefox …

Six Apps to Fuel Your World Cup Fever

Apps to Follow the World Cup<p>ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup<p>FIFA '14<p>FIFA Official<p>Onefootball Brasil<p>Travel Portuguese Futebol Edition<p>theScore<p>The World Cup …

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

Galaxy K Zoom review: Samsung's best cameraphone yet

Samsung is on a mission to build the perfect cameraphone. Low-quality fixed lenses and tiny smartphone sensors are clearly insufficient for photography enthusiasts, but while you always bring your phone to parties, sporting events and trips to the zoo, it's often impractical to haul along a …

5 Coolest iWatch Mockups That Show What Apple's Next Big Thing Might Look Like

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference concluded with hardly any new updates about it’s mysterious “wearable” device which should debut in the fall, …

SugarCRM: Should Salesforce.com Be Worried?

When it comes to CRM (customer relationship management) software, Salesforce.com seems to be the only option.<p>Yet there are a variety of competitors making a dent in the company’s armor. Just look at SugarCRM. Founded about a decade ago, the company now has its software deployed by over 1.5 million …

The 2014 Razer Blade Is the Best Gaming Laptop, Period

Razer Blade (2014) Review<p>A Sharper Razer<p>3K Monitor<p>Left Side<p>Right Side<p>Cool Keyboard<p>Design Subtleties<p>Blade vs. Air<p>4K Gaming on External Monitor<p>Mark …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

The evolution of tablet design

From their ugly duckling beginnings, tablets have slowly evolved into cool, sleek, and sophisticated slates, but the most impactful transformations have been subtle.<p>From the Apple iPad Air, which pushed the design envelope towards thinner and lighter, to the RIM Blackberry Playbook -- plagued with …

IRL: Choosing the Nexus 5 over the Moto X (and the Galaxy Note, too)

I enjoyed using the Nexus 4 during my time with it last summer, but its short battery life, glass back and quirky camera behavior made it tough to truly love. The Nexus 5 is theoretically a different beast: it addresses all those flaws while introducing huge leaps in performance and display …

Photographers Shouldn't Be Upset Over Amazon's White-Background Patent

Amazon recently won a patent for perhaps the most commonly used photography technique around: snapping a picture of an object against a white …

Oh, look, it’s the Moto 360 on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

We all know the Moto 360 is coming “soon”. How soon, you ask? Pretty soon, if you think that at least one tech journalist is wearing it right now, and on national television of all places.<p>Joshua Topolsky, the editor in chief of <i>The Verge</i>, is Jimmy Fallon’s resident tech guru. As a recurrent guest on …

Path to Add Messages That Disappear in 24 Hours

The trend toward ephemeral messaging is gaining even more steam, after private social network Path announced that its users will get the ability to …

The best smart home products you haven't heard of

Siri, open the pod bay doors<p>The smart home is the future — and it's almost here. Early adopters have begun to automate some of the electronics in their home, but so far it's a bit fragmented; with so many brands competing for space in your home, there's even competition to be the method of …

At Taiwan's Computex, unwearable wearables

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- At the start of Computex I wrote about the changing face of the trade show and, in particular, the fact that 49 exhibitors were set to show wearable tech this year.<p>I didn't count the actual number I ended up checking out -- there are two main exhibition areas at Computex, quite …

Wearable Tech

Swift is great, but you should still know Objective-C first

Apple sent waves through the developer community on Monday when it announced Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac OS X apps that’s designed to be fast, modern, and easy to learn by limiting the amount of boilerplate code needed to solve and debug common problems.<p>With the growing …

Pakistani leader of MQM party bailed after arrest in London

Altaf Hussain, the influential Pakistani politician living in exile in the UK, released on bail after questioning on suspicion of money laundering<p>The exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party has been bailed by police in London after being arrested on suspicion of money laundering, a police source said …

Let There Be Light

Few artists paint from the perspective that "You're only as big as the canvas that's facing you." Sculpted by the father-and-son team of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the few exceptions to the rule. After receiving Congressional approval, the project …