Justin Ammerman

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Where to Keep Your Savings Now

If you're hoping to earn a decent return on your money, the best place to stash it depends on how soon you'll need it.<p><i>"My CD matured. Where can I get</i> …

Netanyahu instructs Israeli military to intensify assault on Gaza

Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli military to "intensify even further" its assault on the Gaza Strip.<p>While stopping short of announcing a ground invasion, the Israeli prime minister told assembled security chiefs in Beersheba on Wednesday: "The IDF [Israel Defence Forces] is prepared …

Want Your App To Succeed? Get It Out There!

Great technology is a start, but unless you're aware of some critical market realities, you're not going to make it.<p>I sit through lots of meetings these days wondering how so many smart people can be so oblivious to some of the web's harshest realities. They work so hard and they're so creative in …

Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

- Jul 8, 2014<p>Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion …

Pitch Contests and Alternative Ways To Get Startup Investments in 2014

Getting a startup off the ground (or even past the initial idea stage) is no easy task.<p>In fact, it's estimated that fewer than 10% of startups actually secure funding and make it on to the next phase of their business.<p>This is the age of ideas and concepts that can help people improve their lives by …

Interns At Twitter Make The Equivalent Of $81,000 A Year — And They're Not Even The Best-Paid Interns In Tech

And Twitter isn't even the most generous tech company with a paid intern program. That honor belongs to Palantir, the somewhat secretive artificial intelligence and data analytics company. It pays interns the equivalent of an $84,000 salary. (Internships don't last a year; here's one that lasted 10 …

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Iraq says ‘terrorists’ seize former chemical weapons facility where deadly sarin is stored

Iraq said the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.<p>Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed …

Middle East

How to Use Tumblr for Business

Have you used Tumblr as a social marketing platform?<p>Would you like to reach an audience ready to share your creative content?<p>For companies with …

German Humiliation of Brazil in World Cup Semi-Final Smashes Twitter Records

Germany's 7-1 annihilation of Brazil has become the most discussed single sports event ever on Twitter, generating over 35 million tweets, peaking at …

Palestinian rockets reach farther into Israel

A fresh round of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip sent Israelis scurrying for bomb shelters as far as Tel-Aviv, 40 miles away, on Wednesday morning, the second day of Israel's military offensive on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip.<p>Hamas claimed responsibility for firing a volley of rockets …

Israel

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Audi announces intention to deploy Android Auto

Earlier today Google took the wraps off their new Android Auto platform to bring Android to the automobile. They indicated they expect the new system …

Android Auto

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

From the desk of a different editor: Welcome the 'new' Android

Android is getting more than a face-lift, and I think we're all going to love it<p>I love being able to go to Google I/O each year. It's a perk that …

Android Weekly: top 8 Android stories this week

This week in your world of Android: Google I/O brought us Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, and a preview of Android L release, Android One was announced as a way to bring more smartphones to developing countries, Chrome OS and the Chromecast got some big new features, we learned that Nexus …

New comScore data shows Android as number one smartphone OS in US

ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows …

Google Now voice media controls incoming

It looks like some people are enjoying voice controls for media that is currently playing as part of Google Now. So far the only commands available …

Google Drive Apps added to experimental Chrome App Launcher

Google(s goog) launched an experimental feature in the Chrome Dev channel on Tuesday that makes it easier to use Google Drive Apps. The latest …

LinkedIn is gaining two new members every second, every day (& 9 other crazy stats)

SAN FRANCISCO — For the professional network crew at Linkedin, the company’s “mobile moment” is happening right now.<p>Joff Redfern, Linkedin’s veep of mobile strategy, offered these fascinating tidbits this morning at the MobileBeat slugfest at the Hilton.<p>According to Redfern:<p><b>LinkedIn is adding two</b> …

Connected Cloud Summit showcases the latest Internet of things innovations

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Jeffrey M. Kaplan, managing director of THINKstrategies.</i><p>The hottest topic in the tech and software industry is the Internet of things (IoT). The idea of a connected world is capturing the imagination of corporate executives across nearly industry, and spawning a …

Lumosity vs. Elevate: Battle of the brain-training apps

Let's face it, Candy Crush probably isn't doing much to keep your brain sharp. If you can pry yourself away from it and other mindless games, your smartphone might actually be able to help you read better, react quicker, and remember people's names, all with the help of brain-training apps Lumosity …

You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast

Pirated movies are coming to Google Chromecast.<p>Popcorn Time, a streaming service for pirated movies, announced Sunday that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users. A Chromecast-ready update is also in the works for Mac users, Popcorn Time said.<p>Chromecast is Google's $35 …

Apple adds a step-counter, caffeine tracking to iPhones with iOS 8

Apple’s(s aapl) iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, …

Samsung, Dell and Intel to Create New 'Internet of Things' Standard

Major manufactures such as Samsung, Dell and Intel are joining forces to create an industry standard for the way smart home gadgets like thermostats …

How Chip Makers Plan to Make a Universal Remote for Your Kitchen

Intel and other tech companies form a new consortium for Internet of Things devices, but they may be late to the party.<p>When it comes to the Internet of Things, that winsome catchphrase for how household gadgets may some day soon all be connected and controllable via the Web, mobile devices and …

Taxi app will use Apple's iBeacon and your iPhone to broadcast coupons to nearby users

How would you feel being a walking advertisement? If you're wearing a T-shirt with a company's logo on it, that's one thing. But your phone — in your pocket? That's quite another, and it's just what taxi hailing company Taxi Magic is doing with its iOS app. A new version being released this …

This 'iPhone 6' Screen Looks Nearly Indestructible

Apple fans, here’s a new reason to get excited: The screen on the next iPhone appears to be much less likely to shatter into a million pieces.<p>Marques Brownlee, a popular YouTube host who was once called "the best technology reviewer on the planet" by a Google executive, purportedly got his hands on …

Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now officially available in the USA!

In an unexpected turn of events and without a single warning, Sony has just made the unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact available for USA residents. We never thought we would see it coming to the States, as a similarly specced, albeit larger Xperia Z1S was released for T-Mobile. What makes the Sony Xperia …

Samsung feeling the heat as cheaper competition catches up

After emerging as the leading smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics Co. is now being hit hard by fast-moving changes in the global cellphone market.<p>The South Korea-based consumer electronics giant became the global flag bearer for Google Inc.'s Android operating system with its premium Galaxy …

eBay store selling refurbished iPhones may be Apple’s

Apple just might have a new store — online. The high-end hardware retailer seems to have turned to eBay in an effort to relieve themselves of factory …