Nick

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Apple Maps is getting a really useful feature that Google Maps doesn't have

Apple plans to make that a whole lot easier in iOS 9. In addition to adding public transit directions to Apple Maps, the company is also adding a feature that can tell you exactly which exit you should take when departing the subway or train station.<p>So, for example, if you're sitting at the front …

Google Maps

The best ways to free up space on your 16GB iPhone

That's because some of your device's storage is being used for important things that make it work, like the iOS operating system.<p>The following steps will help you maximize the little space you have left on your iOS device, and you should be left with quite a bit if you follow all of them …

How No Man’s Sky creator is using clever tech to build a truly indie game universe

Sean Murray isn’t creating just one new world. He’s creating a whole universe of them in his sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, which uses a clever technology to mathematically generate new worlds for players to explore.<p>This “procedural” technology has been around for a while, but it hasn’t been used on …

Hackers will love internet-connected fridges and other appliances, warns a top security expert

Now, he has a word of advice for people thinking about adopting so-called Internet of Things technology: Beware.<p>The Internet of Things — which is when various devices and appliances are hooked up to the internet — creates myriad new entries of attack, Kaspersky said in a recent interview with …

Governments in these 5 cities do the most to help startups

The first ever CITIE report has been co-authored by UK innovation charity Nesta, management consultancy Accenture and Catapult!, the UK government initiative to encourage innovation.<p>As part of the report, they've ranked what they think are the 5 best cities in the world right now for government …

Some things you should know about Steam

<i>What can we learn by data mining Steam for fun and profit.</i><p>The information in this article was gathered with the help of the tool Steam Spy that I’ve …

Apple invented a material that hides your iPhone's antenna lines

Not a fan of the iPhone 6's less-than-flattering antenna lines? Neither is Apple, apparently. The company has filed for a patent on a composite material that looks like anodized metal, but still allows wireless signals to get through. You'd get a cleaner-looking phone (or computer, or tablet) …

Ouch: People are Still More Interested in the iPod Than the Apple Watch

Is the Apple Watch really Apple’s Next Big Thing, or is it destined to wind up as millions of Apple fans’ favorite desk drawer gadget? <i>Business …

Hackers are seeing a whopping 1,425% return on investment for these two kinds of attacks

Hackers are targeting two types of malware in 2014 to maximize how much they make: "Exploit kits" and "ransomware schemes."<p>Exploit kits typically deliver malware through the victim's web browser, while ransomware schemes encrypt files on a victim's computer, and only decrypt them when they pay up. …

Cybersecurity

Hit list: All the apps and services Apple tried to kill at WWDC 2015

Once again, Apple has shown its desire to be your go-to for everything you do in your life.<p>During its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote this morning, the iPhone maker talked up software updates, services and new functionalities aimed at making several of its competitors’ offerings …

Apple Pay

Apple Music puts a human face on the mess that music’s become

Apple’s big idea for transforming the way we experience music is bringing a personal touch — and a simple, unified platform — to the tangled technological mess that music’s become in 2015. Apple Music is classic Apple: putting a human face on technology that threatens to overwhelm us.<p>Tim Cook …

Apple Music

Hacker Gives Ransomware Victims Their Files Back Due To Sudden Change Of Heart

Ransomware victims receive their files back due to hacker’s sudden change of heart<p>At least that was the case last weekend, when a hacker had a change …

Ransomware

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

Web App Developers Putting Millions At Risk

German security researchers find 56 million data records lying unprotected in cloud back-end databases.<p>A troubling failure by many web application …

Here's the news that got the loudest cheers at Apple's big event today

Apple's Swift has seen huge uptake by developers in the year it's been available, thanks to its early reputation for being easier to write than Objective C, the original language for creating iOS apps. It also results in faster-running apps.<p>The idea of "open source" is incredibly important to …

WWDC

New iOS9 features similar to Android

Screenshot<p>Apple unveiled its new operating system that will run the iPhone and iPad called iOS 9 at its annual WWDC event on Monday. And some of its features are extremely similar to those found on some Android phones.<p>Some of the new Siri and Spotlight features, which will have a huge impact on how …

Apps

Apple WWDC 2015: the numbers you need to know

It's Monday. The work week just started and the last thing you need is to spend two hours of it watching Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote address. But fear not, even if you missed it, you can still get all the juicy rumors, teasers and event highlights right here. Think of it as a tl;dr but, you know, for …

What would an Apple smartphone have looked like in 1984?

Sometimes, when we let our imaginations run wild, incongruous visions appear. Artist Pierre Cerveau tried to imagine what an iPhone might have looked like in the era before the cell phone became ubiquitous.<p>Turns out, in Cerveau’s minds eye, it would resemble a classic iPod with a rotary dial …

iPod

'Batman: Arkham Knight' is a fun distraction, but it's not Batman

Neon green and red lights flash as Batman maneuvers the Batmobile through loop de loops in a gaudy underground racetrack. On the streets of Gotham, giant, bulbous tanks strafe around each other shooting at the speeding Bat-vehicle as it tries to escape. Onscreen, a computer-animated Alfred appears …

Google launches password manager that can log you automatically into apps

One of the new features coming along Android M that Google chose not to highlight during the keynote yesterday is a password manager called Smart Lock for Passwords.<p>Here’s how it works. When you first sign into an app that supports Smart Lock for Passwords, your device will ask if you want to save …

Apps

Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month in New Mexico

According to <i>Bloomberg Business</i>, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google's solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outside of Albuquerque and no injuries were reported. …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

An iPhone bug is making phones crash when a certain text is sent

A newly discovered iOS bug is crashing iPhones and leaving users without access to the Messages app.<p>Users who receive a mysterious string of …

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are always wildly popular, but yesterday’s post was a particularly big one. We’re not …

TinyTap- A Great App for Creating Educational Games on Android

May 27, 2015<br>TinyTap is an excellent app that allows kids and students to easily create fun educational games and share them with others. TinyTap …

Apple is once again named the world’s most valuable brand

The phenomenal success of the iPhone 6 has catapulted Apple back to the spot of “world’s most valuable brand” in the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list, after it temporarily lost the title to Google last year.<p>According to organizers Millward Brown, Apple increased its brand value …

Google Glass

Unicode of Death got you down? Here’s how to fix it

Some iPhone users are getting a flashback to 2013 as a new version of the so-called “Unicode of Death” has returned to wreak havoc with their iMessages.<p>The security exploit, which activates when someone sends you the message in the image above, reportedly forces jailbroken handsets into Safe Mode …

Unicode

Bringing DirectX 11 features to mobile in Unity 5.1

One of the new features in Unity 5.1 is a new unified OpenGL rendering backend.<p><b>… A unified what now?</b><p>Until now, we had a separate renderer for OpenGL …

The 7 best outdoors apps for your iPhone

The great outdoors offer a lot of opportunities for adventures, from camping and backpacking to rock climbing and hunting. Whatever your pleasure, …

Camping