Kwesi Afrifa

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Dialogue controls your smartphone from your Mac, lets you make and record phone calls

As Apple continues to refine its mobile and desktop operating systems, the company has slowly integrated messaging and other mobile-centric features into Mac OS. With an Apple ID, Mac and iOS owners can send and receive Messages and also make FaceTime video calls, but traditional phone call support …

Google Play passes App Store in downloads for the first time, but not revenue

According to data from App Annie’s latest download and revenue report, Google Play for the first time surpassed the App Store in app downloads during the second quarter of 2013. While Google was able to move past Apple with about 10 percent more downloads during the three month period, the report …

Cloud Video Editor FlixMaster Relaunches as Rapt Media

Every now and then, I like to check in on FlixMaster, the early-stage cloud-based video-editing company I discovered at a venture capital conference …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RTs, disappointed with Windows sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has admitted that the company built too many Surface tablets, and it's not selling as many Windows devices as it wants. During an internal town hall event earlier this week, Ballmer and COO Kevin Turner both addressed the recent $900 million hit for Surface RT and the …

White House telecom advisor brings together privacy code of conduct for apps

The White House's main telecom adviser, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has issued a first draft of a mobile apps code of contact, with the goal of giving consumers more control of their privacy. It facilitated its creation over several years by stakeholders …

Mohammed Morsi Is Detained as Egypt Braces for More Protests

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On a day that was already expected to bring tension and possible violence to the streets of Egypt, a …

Barnes & Noble's disastrous bet on an ebook-only future sank the Nook

A few short weeks after William Lynch stepped down as CEO of Barnes & Noble, <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> has published a comprehensive look at the executive's turbulent tenure. Lynch joined the book retailer in 2009, just as work on the first Nook e-reader (then known by its code name Bravo) had gotten …

Google TV isn't dead, will support Google Cast with update this year

Google may have released its AirPlay-like Chromecast dongle yesterday, but that doesn't mean that its fledgling Google TV platform is dead yet. The team behind the streaming TV platform says that "we believe there is ample room for both products to exist and succeed," and employee Warren Rehman …

Apple and Samsung Lose Smartphone Market Share: Report

Apple and Samsung have both reported their financials for Q2 2013 so, as is customary, analyst firms are now putting out their estimates for the quarter. IDC is out of the blocks, noting that Samsung and Apple remain the market leaders but greater growth is coming from lesser companies.<p>The research …

US Women's Soccer Gains Fans With On-Field Skills, Off-Field Controversies

The U.S. Women's Soccer team has a history of playing tough soccer and being controversial. At the center of it all is goalkeeper Hope Solo.<p>"We're …

US prosecutors indict hackers in largest ever online fraud case

The two Russians arrested in what prosecutors call the largest online fraud case brought in the United States were caught through a combination of hi-tech tools, dogged detective work and sheer luck.<p>The propensity of the wealthy young Russians to travel provided authorities with their big …

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