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Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

Twitter wants to be your TV companion

Twitter is extending its push into "social TV."<p>The company announced Thursday that it's buying SnappyTV, a San Francisco-based start-up that makes software for quick edits of live video and television into short clips.<p>SnappyTV's technology is already used by a number of brands and media companies …

LinkedIn Launches Its First Standalone Job Search App, Privacy Guaranteed

LinkedIn says that today 40% of its 300 million users access the site on mobile devices, so its bid to tap into the wave of users accessing the site via smartphones and tablets continues apace: today the company is launching LinkedIn Job Search, a free iOS app that will let people search and apply …

Apple brings manual camera controls to iOS 8

A deep dive into the iOS 8 camera API shows that manual exposure controls are finally available, with parameters like shutter speed, ISO and white balance open for developers.<p>Limited camera control has often been a source of frustration for users and developers who want to flex their mobile …

House Of Representatives Passes Amendment To Cut Off Funding For NSA’s “Backdoor” Searches

The House of Representatives has passed by a landslide an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that will cut off funding to National Security Agency’s “backdoor” surveillance. The act, which places limits on how the NSA can gain access to communication, including email, online browsing, and …

Apple iWatch to feature multiple designs and more than 10 sensors: WSJ

New report adds fuel to rumors of impending October release date<p>Apple's upcoming smartwatch is pegged for a fall release and will come in multiple designs, according to a new report in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The device, widely dubbed the iWatch, is said to include over 10 sensors, with some …

Wearable Tech

Apple gearing up for July iWatch production, says report

Apple is preparing to start production on a much-anticipated smartwatch device next month, reports Reuters.<p>While Apple has never confirmed the existence of a branded smartwatch (unofficially called the iWatch), many speculate that the company has actually been hard at work on the wearable device …