Karen Maldonado

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iPhone ringtones remixed into a club hit

While remixes of famous ringtones are hardly new, YouTube musician MetroGnome's delightfully infectious "iPhone" more than merits a watch. The song is made up of some of Apple's most recognizable sounds, including classic ringtones like "Marimba," "Opening," and "Xylophone." It even features a …

Facebook removes page glorifying Isla Vista killer

Facebook has taken down a page describing Elliot Rodger, the Isla Vista killer, as an "American hero", after refusing to for more than a day.<p>The page, which described the murderer as making "the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle against feminazi ideology", had been the subject of numerous …

Your Computer Downtime Could Help Crack the Alzheimer's Code

George Mason University researchers create a distributed computing project to unravel the mysteries of the disease.<p>Researchers at George Mason University have created a tool that allows anyone to donate their computer downtime to Alzheimer’s research, enlisting the public’s help in studying the …

Mozilla Is Moving Ahead With Sponsored Tiles On Firefox’s New-Tab Page

Despite what you may have read, Mozilla isn’t canning its plans to sell sponsored tiles on its new-tab page.<p>A few days ago, Mozilla’s Vice President of Firefox Jonathan Nightingale wrote a brief blog post defending the organization’s plans to include sponsored tiles on Firefox’s new-tab page. For …

Apple Patents Optical Image Stabilization For Higher Resolution iPhone Pics

Apple has been working on optical image stabilization tech for use in their iPhones and other devices, according to a new patent application filed with the USPTO (spotted by AppleInsider). This could allow future devices to boost image resolution considerably by stitching together multiple …

Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …

Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

A new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple …

Apple hires Nokia's Lumia photography lead

Ari Partinen co-authored paper on PureView technology<p>Apple has hired a senior figure from Nokia's camera division. Lumia photography lead Ari Partinen, whose LinkedIn profile lists a history of working on Nokia cameras from 2007, announced on Twitter that he is making his way to Cupertino in June. …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

ZTE Is Selling The $99 Open C Firefox Phone Exclusively On Ebay

If you’re into open source, unlocked phones that cost less than a month of phone service, take note. Manufacturer ZTE is selling their first Firefox OS phone on Ebay for a piddly $99, a price that should make it a great choice for folks looking for a solid phone with a solid pedigree and an …

Samsung design: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It’s not easy to claim the top spot in the worldwide smartphone market. You can’t do it without offering consumers something compelling and that starts with great design. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first three months of this year, for a commanding 31.2% …

Gear & Gadgets

What does Apple stand to gain from Dr Dre's Beats headphones?

Apple is reported to be buying Dr Dre’s headphone brand Beats for $3.2bn, in a deal that would be the Cupertino-based company’s largest acquisition to date. But what does Beats offer Apple that the iPhone manufacturer can’t do itself?<p>Beats is one of the most high-profile brands in headphones. The …

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Microsoft Beats Google by Launching Bing Search for Firefox OS

Microsoft this week quietly launched Bing Search for Firefox OS, which joins the roster of competing platforms that have an app for the search engine (including Android, iOS, and Kindle). “At Bing, we are committed to helping you spend less time searching and more time getting things done …

Facebook Is Killing Its Snapchat And Instagram Knockoffs

After nearly a year and a half in the App Store, the company finally killed off Facebook Poke, its failed attempt to cut off Snapchat's massive growth by making a clone with Facebook branding.<p>While those with the app can still use it (for now), it is no longer available in the App Store. The same …

Social Media

Tumblr’s New App Has 3.3 Billion Unique Designs

The mobile app has enough ways for every Internet-connected person on earth to design a Tumblr.<p>Sure, you can change your poster image and your avatar as much as you’d like. But whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any other social-media site, your identity and feed can only fit into <i>one</i> …

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

Facebook Has Resolved a Sitewide Issue That Caused an Outage

<b>Update (6:26pm Pacific):</b> Facebook says it has completed backend service repairs and everything should be back to normal. A company spokesperson provided the following statement:<p>Earlier this afternoon we experienced an issue with our serving infrastructure that prevented some people from accessing …

Mozilla reassurance: Firefox new-tab page won't be plastered with logos

<b>Note:</b> <i>This story originally reported that Mozilla is dropping its plan for sponsored content altogether. That's not the case. The headline and the story have been corrected to clarify.</i><p>Mozilla is updating a plan to put ads on the windows that show when Firefox users launch a new browser tab, …

Software

Facebook Testing Shortcut Numbers to Help You Find Friends

Facebook is testing a new way to help you find your friends called ‘shortcuts’ that’s not too dissimilar from sharing your phone number to get connected.<p>The new feature spotted by The Next Web’s social media intern Carlos Sandoval offers an unique 8 digit number to help you find friends quickly, as …

Google Appears to Be Testing a Stunning Gmail Overhaul

Google is constantly testing new designs and features, but Geek recently spotted a beautiful new visual overhaul of Gmail’s web interface.<p>The leaked images show a radically simpler inbox with less clutter and a big focus on email itself. These leaked desktop designs also match up with a previous …

Renders of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Allegedly Sourced from Foxconn Surface

New alleged renderings of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 said to be sourced from primary Apple supplier Foxconn have surfaced on Chinese site <i>Wei Feng</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p>The renders, which show measurements of 138 x 67mm for the device, appears to be consistent with drawings published in …