Nima Akbarpour

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Dubai's Islamic authorities issue fatwa against WiFi theft

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbor would not be proper Islamic …

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Smart umbrella tells you when it's going to rain

Everything is connected these days, so why not an umbrella? Oombrella is an upscale parasol that alerts you if it's going to rain before you head outside and reminds you not to leave it behind. That's a neat idea, but is it worth a $75 (€64) bet on Kickstarter? Clement Guillot (above), the …

HTC's next flagship leaks in promotional video

If you had any doubts over what HTC's new flagship might look like, it's time to fold them up like a paper airplane and throw them out the window. A promotional video for the new "10" smartphone has leaked online, revealing what it looks like from almost every conceivable angle. Of course, there's …

Netflix Update Adds AirPlay Streaming For iOS 7

<i>Netflix</i> gets an update that adds Netflix HD and AirPlay streaming for iOS 7 users. I guess that means I should start up my subscription again and see …

Instagram rolling out photo & video ads in the U.S. within a couple of months

While it previously announced plans to bring advertising to its mobile app sometime this year, Instagram officially announced today that it will be rolling out both photo and video ads from select brands in the coming months. The company said that the ads will begin showing up for users in the US …

Instagram Users In The US Will Soon Be Seeing Ads

That time has finally come. In a blog post today, Instagram announced that some users in the United States will be seeing an occasional ad in their …

Smart Calendar Apps Sunrise, Horizon And Cal Get Major Updates For iOS 7

• Need a ride for your next meeting? - Call an Uber with one click on Cal (available on supported locations)<br>• Navigate your way - Choose your navigation …

The best iPad apps for golf

If you love to play golf, want to learn how or want to improve your game then check out our list of the best golfing apps for the iPad.<p>This app is …

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The best iPhone apps for road trips

If you are planning a weekend holiday or about to embark on a spur-of-the-moment getaway, you might want to check out our list of the best road trip …

Apps

Otis & Eleanor Bongo Speaker

As far as sustainable resources go, bamboo is often a best bet. For this reason, product design and build brand Otis & Eleanor called on the material for their new portable bluetooth 4.0 speaker, dubbed the Bongo. Launched on Kickstarter today, 3 October, the handheld speaker boasts eight hours of …

How to Sell Songs on iTunes if You're Not Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry

In the old days, a couple of years ago, the best way to sell digital music was to get your song featured in an Apple commercial.New option: Get your …

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1 in 5 U.S. school districts now using Chromebooks says Google VP

Not everyone is warming up to the idea of Google(s goog) Chromebooks, but the education market seems to be. Chromebooks are used in 22 percent of …

France wants to make it illegal for Amazon to offer free shipping

The French government is close to passing a new law that would limit powerful online retailers like Amazon from offering customers free shipping for their orders.<p>The new law’s purpose is to lessen the advantage these large online retailers have over smaller brick-and-mortar stores. Some of the …

Email users sue Yahoo over keyword scanning as Google prepares to fight Gmail suit

A week after Google failed to convince a judge that Gmail keyword scanning didn't violate wiretap laws, Yahoo has also been slapped with a class-action privacy lawsuit. A pair of non-Yahoo users say that by scanning incoming emails to serve more targeted ads, Yahoo was effectively intercepting and …

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

After Apple's announcement this week, choosing which iPhone to buy won't be such a black-and-white decision.<p>Buyers now have a cheaper, albeit more colorful option in the iPhone 5c (starting at $99, with a contract), which comes in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. Deciding to go with the newest …

Top iPad apps on sale for

Find daily discounts on top iPad apps here as we scan the store to select only the best apps with super savings on their normal price. Sign up to our …

Best Free Apps of the Day on 9/14. p5P, MiniSquadron, Interlocked, & More! - App Saga

P5P is a generative sketching app that allows for all sorts of customization. Take to the skies and establish yourself as an ace pilot in …

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