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Strong iPhone 7 Plus demand not enough to halt decline, says KGI

The prophesied slump in iPhone sales is coming, and there is no stopping it. Not even with the both expected and unexpected strong sales of the new …

Mobile Technology

From climate change to jihad: U.S. recognizes security importance of battling global warming

For national security, the U.S. needs to look at the environment<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>On Wednesday, President Obama took another step toward securing his climate legacy. This time his focus wasn’t on energy, public lands or international diplomacy. It was on national …

Climate Change
Weather

Apple's watchOS 2 may make your current Apple Watch stand obsolete

After unveiling watchOS 2 at WWDC, Apple Watch users rejoiced. Apps that run on the wearable will undoubtedly perform better, and make the watch a standalone device.<p>But an Apple Watch doesn’t stand up on its own, which led many users to purchase a separate stand. Some of those stands are pretty …

Smartwatches
Bots

Your Kid's School Is Missing the Tech Revolution, and It's All Your Fault

A few months ago, I got an email from a parent at my son’s San Francisco public school, asking if I was familiar with an app called Pencil. It seems …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers

February 23, 2015<br>Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions …

3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate …

Entrepreneurship

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HTC Desire 816 review: A mid-range M8 let down by sluggish cameras

HTC may have some problems behind closed doors, but outside, it's still widely regarded as one of the world's top phone makers. We already gave this year's One M8 flagship a rather jolly review, and now it's time to see if the same qualities are preserved in its mid-range counterpart, the Desire …

Chaatz Lets You Chat With Strangers Using An Alias Number

We wrote about Chaatz earlier this year when it launched as a messaging app targeted at emerging markets, but now it seems to be going in a slightly different direction with a new feature that taps on its unique offering of a ‘Chaatz number.’<p>The ‘Chaatz number’ feature was a central part of the …

Rumor: iPhone 6 to Launch Tuesday, October 14 as Part of ‘Busy Month’

A new report cites a source with knowledge of an internal Apple Retail Store meeting in saying that Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on …

Smartphone Addiction Now Has A Clinical Name

According to data from the Pew Research Center, 90% of Americans have a cell phone, while a full 58% of them own smartphones.<p>More surprising, though, is the percentage of people who have developed a psychological attachment to their phones.<p>It's called "nomophobia" (short for no-mobile-phone …

Mental Health

Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live, Making Faster OS X/iOS Downloads Possible

Apple's content delivery network is now live in the US and Europe, reports analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan (Via <i>ArsTechnica</i>). The CDN may deliver multiple terabits of data per second, allowing Apple to more efficiently to distribute software updates and other content to its customers.<p>Apple's …

Apple reportedly paying internet providers to ensure speedy delivery of its data

Just like Netflix, Apple wants to use its own content-delivery network, and is paying ISPs for the privilege<p>Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to …

With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a small distance

It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases. Progress has been somewhat hampered, however, by the fact that no universally adopted standard is available. Of the three major groups …

Amazon Enters 3D Printing Race

Amazon has joined the ranks of Staples, Home Depot, UPS, and a range of other big brands that are capitalizing on the 3D printing trend. Amazon, of course, has an approach that only they can pull off at this scale – giving you access to digital files, allowing you to customize them, and 3D print …

A Startup CEO Just Summed Up The Tremendous Pressure Of Silicon Valley In One Sentence

Lehmann spoke on a panel at Data Driven Conference in San Francisco Thursday and shared an insight about how taxing work in Silicon Valley can be.<p>"The food people order on Postmates gets unhealthier each day of the week," he said.<p>On Mondays, Lehmann sees users order the healthy stuff, like kale. …

Silicon Valley

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

Amazon cuts the price of its domain-name service in the cloud

Public-cloud market leader Amazon Web Services is back at it, lowering the prices of its tools. This time, its Route 53 managed domain-name service (DNS) for translating domain names into IP addresses is becoming less expensive.<p>Didn’t Mark Twain once say, “If you don’t like the prices for Amazon …

2014: The Summer of Crazy Celeb Love

Here are the oddest couples indulging in some summer lovin'.<p>Aw, summer. It's the time when we do crazy things like indulge in ice cream dinners, pantsless outfits, and improbable romances. And celebs? They're just like us—except perhaps for the fro-yo for dinner thing. This summer has marked a …

Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family as Beats moves online sales to Apple’s site

Apple has updated its homepage to include a new microsite officially welcoming the Beats Electronics and Beats Music team to the company. The new site marks the first official mention on Apple.com of the Beats acquisition since the initial press release describing the deal.<p>Welcome to the family. …

From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life

Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home.<p>Until recently, he had a roommate who slept in a bed 2 feet away, and staff brought him three square meals a day.<p>Only a few hours passed each day in which he didn't …

Facebook faces class action privacy suit in Austria, with most of the world invited to join in

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Serial anti-Facebook(s fb) litigant Max Schrems, an Austrian law student, has branched out from his usual strategy of tackling …

Delta’s iPad app now allows passengers to stream movies & TV shows during flights

Delta Air Lines has updated its Fly Delta iPad app to allow passengers to stream movies and TV shows from the onboard wifi network. Using wifi to stream movies to iPads was first trialled back in 2011 by Qantas, followed by Hawaiian Airlines almost a year ago and introduced as a standard service by …