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2013's Top Android Apps

In a year that saw Google Play finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live apps, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, funky cameras, games and more to sift through to get to the real gems.<p>So here’s a quick snapshot of some of the more notable apps to …

The Best Movie Theaters In Los Angeles

<i>Los Angeles has been blessed with cinephile-friendly multiplexes as well as an amazing repertory scene. Here are some of our favorite places to go</i> …

Learn How Models Get So Attractive: Photoshop

It’s not clear what the origins of this video are that surfaced on Break.com earlier this week (and GIFed by Business Insider), but it’s certainly a staunch testament to the power of digital editing–and how it can alter regular people into fluffy-headed, pouty-lipped, cybernetic monsters.<p>As you can …

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil Millionaires

Just because someone’s evil doesn’t mean they can’t teach us something worthwhile, and the millionaires of the world are no different. Even though …

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The Best Coffee Gear [Updated]

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been …

iOS Dominating in Enterprise Mobile Apps, Apparently iPads Not Just for ‘Play’

The latest report from Good Technology on mobility in the enterprise shows that iOS is clearly the dominant platform – in terms of device activations and even more so in terms of mobile apps usage and development. Good’s client base includes major government agencies and 50 of the Fortune 100.<p>As …

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Facebook Ads 1790% More Profitable on iOS Than on Android

According to new data from ad platform and market research firm Nanigans (via <i>VentureBeat</i>), Facebook advertisers are seeing approximately 1790% more profit from mobile ads on iPhone when compared to ads on Android. The study tracked over 200 billion ads on Facebook, and also revealed that cost of …

How The Rise Of Mobile Messaging Apps Threatens Technology And Telecom Giants

However, a new batch of companies are providing over-the-top (OTT) messaging services — services that send instant messages over the Internet and don't depend on wireless cell networks.<p>The OTT services are already causing big changes in the mobile industry. From Facebook's Messenger service to …

Just How Inept Was Nokia's Board?

Finland is boiling with rage this weekend over the $25 M bonus payment the CEO Stephen Elop is set to receive as he leaves Nokia after his two-year tenure. Questions are now being raised by the oddest aspect of the bonus: the board of Nokia seems to have given Elop a $25 M incentive to sell the …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.<p>I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A …

For Mobile Developers, iOS 7 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Leading up to last week’s Apple event and the unveiling of the iPhone 5s, the Internet may have led you to believe that “Android is …

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HTC's top designers reportedly in custody after stealing trade secrets

Internal issues aplenty at HTC<p>Following reports of internal disarray in May, when several executives departed, HTC has filed a formal complaint out of its offices in Taipei, Taiwan, that several high-level employees stole trade secrets after planning to leaving the company. Several Chinese papers …

Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire

<i>Editor's note: With the now-renamed BlackBerry back in the news for all the wrong reasons, from large layoffs to an investment deal that has a new CEO stepping in, now's a good time to revisit our take on the smartphone pioneer's rise and fall. Published in early 2012, this story covers the</i> …

From Sweden comes, theQ, a social network focused connected camera

Two years ago, I was on my way to Finland and was sitting in Stockholm airport when a guy named Erich Hugo tweeted at me and talked to me about …

Beats By Dr Dre Wants to Buy Out HTC

Struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is finding itself with fewer friends, according to a Wall Street Journal report that says the manufacturer of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones wants to buy out HTC’s 25 percent stake in the company.<p>The founders of Beats Electronics — music mogul Jimmy …

Your Attitude is the Reason you're Poor

<i>This is a guest post by Aaron Pitman, an angel investor and founder and partner of RA Domain Capital.</i><p>Is your attitude holding you back from success? I’ve always been a big believer in positivity. It’s helped me accomplish much in my life as an entrepreneur. When advising others, positive thinking …

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Learn<p>Big ideas, research, and insights from Twilio to help you build the future of business communications.<p>All sorts of things can happen when you’re …

9 Tools to Help you Measure Mobile Analytics

Measuring your startup’s Web analytics seems complicated enough. But with the rise of mobile-only users and visitors, there’s an added layer of complexity for startups to consider.<p>To figure out which tools are robust enough to handle both, I asked a panel of 9 successful entrepreneurs the following …

Smartphone shipments by quarter. Motorola's are a complete guess on my part. http://t.co/KMppZALK3A

Spotify's Browse Feature Showcases its Best Playlists

Spotify has made finding music on its service even easier after it introduced ‘Browse’, a feature that surfaces the best of the one billion-plus playlists that it houses.<p>The Sweden-headquartered company has selected 20,000 of its favorite playlists to help you find whatever music that you’re in the …

Mobile is ‘the new IT’: 5 reasons to spend more on enterprise mobility

The old saying goes you have to spend money to make money. While this notion might seem antiquated in today’s ultra-budget conscious business environment, it wasn’t always that way. Think back to the early 80s—companies invested millions on desktop computers knowing it would make their employees …

This is what the sorry state of Android fragmentation looks like (in charts)

The latest data is in, and Android fragmentation is worse than ever.<p>So says app maker OpenSignal, which has spelled out in dizzying detail just how many different Android devices are being used today.<p>Via its eponymous app, OpenSignal helps users find the best Wi-Fi networks and cell signals for …

From bad to worse: HTC predicts first loss in company history

After seeing its profits steadily fall over the past years, HTC has predicted it will post an operating loss next quarter, its first since going public in 2002. The Taiwanese manufacturer expects its operating margin to fall between 0 and negative eight percent in Q3, down from Q2's 1.5 percent. …

MagBak- Grips, protects & mounts iPad in a minimalist design

Funding has ended on Kickstarter, but you can visit 1lss.com to order MagBak and more!<p>We’re always working on new products at 1Lss. Here’s how you …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

One More Reason to Put Down That Smartphone

Feeling shy in a group meeting? Your smartphone may be to blame.<p>An unpublished paper out of Harvard Business School suggests that using small gadgets makes people less assertive. Those who use larger gadgets come across as more assertive.<p>When people use smaller devices, their posture contracts, …