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10 best Twitter apps for Android

<b>Update(04/15/18):</b> It turns out that Twitter is making some huge changes to its APIs that are going to affect third party Twitter apps in a big way. The changes are expected to take place in June 2018. You can read our original coverage by clicking here. We’re going to wait to update this list for …

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Smartphone video calling has tripled since 2011, says Pew Center

Video calls on cellphones are rapidly growing in popularity in the US. According to a new poll from the Pew Center, the number of adults making video calls has tripled over the last three years, rising from seven percent to 21 percent. Currently, about 91 percent of US adults have cellphones — …

ActiveNotifications Lets You Bring The Moto X’s Best Feature To Other Android Devices

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Moto X lately (full review coming shortly), and while the spec sheet isn’t to everyone’s liking, it packs some smart features that I’d love to see on other devices. Motorola’s motion-sensitive Active Display notifications is at the top of that transplant …

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Apple restores developer site after weeks-long outage

Many tools for iOS and Mac OS X developers had become inaccessible starting in the middle of July in the wake of a security intrusion.<p>After a three-week absence, Apple's developer site has been restored to working order.<p>Apple had said last Monday that it was just days away from restoring the …

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Twitter could compete with traditional polls in future elections

According to researchers at Indiana University, the link between tweets and votes in political elections could be stronger than once thought. In a study analyzing 537 million tweets from August 2010 —the largest sample of tweets ever accessible to academic researchers — the percentage of votes for …

Casio Updates G-Shock Bluetooth Line With Added Functionality

Don’t call it a smart watch. The Casio GB line appeared in 2011 with little fanfare – it was up against devices like the Pebble in the public imagination and so an underpowered smartwatch was of little interest. However, Casio has updated their Bluetooth line with the GB-6900B And GB-X6900B, …

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‘New’ Tolkien novel The Fall of Gondolin to be released later this year<p>Derrek Leigh1 day ago<p>The story is among the earliest written by …

New iPad 5 images emerge, show potential redesign

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) is expected to release a new iPad this fall, and if the leaks and rumors are true, it might be getting its …

Google’s Charitable Donations Android App “One Today” Exits Pilot

One Today, the charitable giving app Google launched into pilot testing this April, is today publicly available to all Android users in the U.S., the company announced this morning. The app, sort of like a Kickstarter for charitable works, asks users to donate $1 (hence the name, “one today”) to …

Yikes: This new app saves Snapchats without letting the sender know

What supposedly makes Snapchat enjoyable is that messages float away and disappear after one view. It’s ephemeral fun for sharing things that don’t matter too much.<p>After giving it a quick test, I can confirm the app works. First you log in with your Snapchat credentials, and then the app saves all …

SATA 3.2 standard finalized, promises faster and smaller storage

There's no doubt that Serial ATA storage is hitting a wall when even mainstream PCs like the MacBook Air and VAIO Pro use the PCI Express interface to get around performance bottlenecks. It's a good thing that SATA-IO just ratified the improved SATA 3.2 specification, then. The new standard centers …

Chat App Maaii Lets You Make International Calls on Your Phone

Mobile messaging apps have become the heir-apparent to SMS, but what about calling? Some apps dabble in voice and video calling, but their usefulness relies on the other party downloading and using the app, while the quality of calls is often sub-par.<p>Step forward Maaii, a Hong Kong-based service …

The Anatomy of a Successful Responsive Website

Businesses must decide whether to build a native mobile apps or a responsive site for their digital presences. Should you invest in separate iOS and …

Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, …

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

Federal Judge Rules Bitcoin Is Real Money

Trendon Shavers is accused of being the Bernie Madoff of Bitcoin. The SEC is going after him for allegedly running a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme from 2011 to 2012. Through his Texas-based “Bitcoin Savings & Trust,” he, under the name “pirateat40,” took in 700,000 Bitcoin — worth $4.5 million at the time — …

Google Chrome security flaw offers unrestricted password access

Plain text logon details for email, social networks and company systems stored in browser's Settings panel<p>A serious flaw in the security of Google's Chrome browser lets anyone with access to a user's computer see all the passwords stored for email, social media and other sites, directly from the …

WhatsApp is growing like crazy — 300 million monthly users and counting

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>WhatsApp has sprouted a new feature: push-to-talk voice messaging. The move, which was first reported by AllThingsD, is useful …

Amazon expands scope of Appstore with addition of web apps

Amazon's Appstore catalog may soon be growing much larger. The company has announced that it's now accepting web apps into its digital storefront, offering web developers the same widespread distribution to Kindle Fire owners that native Android applications currently enjoy. "Developers can submit …

Yahoo Is Redesigning Its Logo, But Keeping The Three Worst Things About It

Yahoo is getting a new logo next month, and it will unveil one new logo design a day for the next 30 days to commemorate the occasion, according to an announcement posted to the company’s Tumblr today.<p>Chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt writes:<p>Over the past year, there’s been a renewed sense of …

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WhatsApp Launches Voice Messaging, Hits 300M Monthly Active Users

With all the texting that people do these days, it’s naturally taken a messaging app to re-introduce the act of using our voices to communicate.<p>WhatsApp, the increasingly ubiquitous global messaging app, has launched “voice messaging,” a new feature that will let users record and send audio files …

Protag Elite Is A Rechargeable Bluetooth Card That Keeps Tabs On Your Valuables

After Tile raised $2.6 million in its crowdfunding campaign for a Bluetooth Low Energy-powered tagging tech for tracking valuable items, it was only a matter of time before others jumped aboard the bandwagon. Now to be fair to Innova Technology, they were in this game already — with their first-gen …

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

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Amazon launches an online marketplace for fine art

Amazon has partnered with more than 150 galleries and dealers across the US to sell fine art via a new portal, Amazon Art. Through the site, users can browse "more than 40,000" works of fine art from a range of galleries, including Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Miami, McLoughlin Gallery in …

BlinkLinks: Post a Picture Then Watch it Disappear Until Tweeted Again

BlinkLink is an experiment from software developer Clay Allsop that allows anyone to post a picture via Twitter that disappears once a certain number of people have viewed it, but there’s a twist.<p>Once the links have disappeared from view, they aren’t lost forever, but will only become visible again …

Samsung ships first 3D vertical NAND flash, defies memory scaling limits

The main challenge in producing higher-capacity flash storage is one of scale -- as density goes up, so does cell interference and the chances of a breakdown. Samsung may have overcome that barrier (if temporarily) by mass-producing the first 3D vertical NAND memory, or V-NAND. Instead of putting …

Spotify's new Browse feature surfaces the best of its billion playlists

After spending the last several months rolling out Discover and Radio, two big pieces of its music discovery puzzle, Spotify is today introducing a critical third piece: Browse, a collection of the service's best playlists on iOS and Android. Whereas Discover and Radio are largely powered by …