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Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors' recent moves by building more …

LinkedIn just cancelled its WWDC watch party post-Microsoft acquisition

What a start to the week! Most of us in the east coast woke up to news that Microsoft has agreed to acquire LinkedIn for an all-cash deal of $26 billion.<p>While many people on the internet are already starting to make jokes about Xbox/Windows 10 LinkedIn requests and Clippy, there’s one thing that’s …

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International version of Galaxy A9 Pro gets Bluetooth cert

Back in March Samsung released the Pro version of its Galaxy A9 (2016) in China. It features a 6-inch Full HD (1920X1080) Super AMOLED display with a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. It also has a 16 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera …

Apple TV apps may be struggling to retain their users

tvOS devs may be driven away from developing for Apple TV, claims a new report citing poor audience retention rates.<p>Suggesting that users are “generally disinterested” in Apple TV, the report from mobile app analytics company adjust says they found that just 8.9 percent of users return to a tvOS …

Apple’s new vision for the App Store could load us with a lot more monthly bills

Apple’s Worldwide Developer conference — an annual confab for hundreds of people who work to make apps and programs for its devices — kicks off on Monday with a major keynote. Chief executive Tim Cook will take the stage, as he does each year, probably to announce new versions of Apple’s mobile iOS …

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

You probably didn't expect your week to start this way: Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The company plans to integrate the career-oriented social network into many of its apps and services, including Office, Skype and Cortana. You'd get the details of the person you're meeting …

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OSVR improves the display on its new developer headset

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium will soon have a new headset for developers. Unlike previous hardware, which offered a so-so experience, the new Hacker Development Kit 2 (HDK 2) is supposed to be a true competitor to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. That means a better display than …

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3 Solar Stocks to Buy Right Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The solar industry is one of the most volatile areas of the stock market, and despite the industry's growth, it's been a tough place for investors to make money. But long term, this should be a gold mine for investors who can make the right investments and hold onto them …

Exclusive: Verizon, AT&T set to make final round of bids for Yahoo web assets - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications rivals Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc are set to go through to the third and final round of bidding in the auction for Yahoo Inc’s core internet assets, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's …

Concept Imagines What a 'Deep Blue' or 'Dark Blue' iPhone 7 Could Look Like

Following rumors that Apple is prepping a "Deep Blue" or "Dark Blue" color option to replace the Space Gray color for the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, designer Martin Hajek has created some renderings imagining what such handsets might look like.<p>Hajek's renderings reflect myriad rumors …

U.S. Government wants to step into European Facebook privacy legal challenge

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems’ legal challenge to Facebook has already been credited with the demise of a fifteen-year-old data transfer arrangement between the region and the U.S. last year, causing huge uncertainty for transatlantic data flows after Safe Harbor was suddenly struck down. …

Apple lets appmakers use Siri — within limits — amid 'gigantic' batch of iPhone updates

Despite the increasing amount of time people spend on their smartphones, the app market is in a lull.<p>Facebook,<p>Snapchat, Uber and other big-name apps get heaps of downloads. But most everyone else is seeing demand level off.<p>That’s why app-makers raved about<p>Apple’s announcement at its Worldwide …

Upgrade your iOS chargers with 3 great Armour offers

Sick and tired of tangled cords? Accidentally stepping on cable heads or, worse, trip over your charger, forcefully unplugging it? If you protect your phone with a rugged case, why not your cords? Well, rest easy knowing Armour has the solutions for you.<p>The frayed connectors. The torn wires. iPhone …

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, makes big move into enterprise social media

Huge news today in the world of M&A in enterprise and social networking services: Microsoft has announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with some 433 million users, for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash. The transaction has already been approved by both …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …