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Google scours 1.2 million URLs to conform with EU's 'right to be forgotten'

While still fighting it in the courts, Google has been complying with the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling. In a transparency report, the search giant stated that is has evaluated 1,234,092 URLs from 348,085 requests since May 29, 2014. Of those, 42 percent of the URLs have been removed from …


Google says it unintentionally displayed its own search results ahead of rivals

Google’s search engine was found displaying the company’s own results ahead of those from rivals Yelp and TripAdvisor in response to queries for those sites on mobile devices, reports Recode.

Over the weekend, searches for restaurant reviews with queries like ‘yelp ozumo’ on phones surfaced links to …


10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

The countdown to Black Friday 2015 continues, but none of the deep discounts you find at your local big box retailer will drop prices all the way …


How to Hide Apps & Folders on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

When there's a crappy stock app you want to hide, the easiest thing to do is just bury it in the back of a miscellaneous folder. But what if there's …

Apple News

Two years on, iBeacons still haven’t taken off

Apple launched its iBeacons to great fanfare back in 2013, but since then… well, they haven’t exactly taken the retail world by storm.

An interesting new article by Bloomberg digs into some of the facts and figures about Apple’s beacon technology, citing reports claiming that only 3 percent of …

Apple Store

21 Apps to Boost Productivity, Accountability and Success

No matter how you work or what type of business you run, being productive is a must. But techniques and strategies aren’t enough if you don’t have the tools needed to implement them. Fortunately, there’s an app for that!

Here are 21 apps that are guaranteed to boost your productivity, accountability …


Software boosts smartphones to 4K without tapping out battery

Developed in Japan by Fujitsu and Kogakuin University, the software can scale up video to 4K while maintaining normal battery drain.

Ultra HD 4K …


Headliner lets you video the news like a DIY ‘Daily Show’

If you’ve ever had dreams of making it big reading the day’s top stories — whether seriously like ‘NBC Nightly News’ or semi-seriously (and hilariously) like ‘The Daily Show’ — Headliner is a new iOS app designed to take a crowd-sourced approach to news-gathering and sharing.

“Headliner is …

The Daily Show

Word Fireworks: The Best Language App for Learning Characters

There are quite a few language learning apps available, especially if you want to learn French or Spanish. But what if you’re interested in learning languages that use written characters? Although I love learning languages, I had previously been unable to find a sufficient app for learning …

Apple News

FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones

If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a …


Wireless carriers are favoring the iPhone

Apple's iPhone may be getting a boost from major U.S. wireless carriers.

Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all offer plans that favor the Cupertino tech giant's handsets at the expense of those of its rivals, including those from Samsung. If these policies continue, Apple may gain U.S. market …


iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Compared to Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pen

Apple released the iPad Pro last week as a direct competitor to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4. The high-end tablets are primarily targeted at creative professionals, with the companion Apple Pencil and Surface Pen available as precise input tools to complement your finger.

iMore has shared a new …

Apple News

iPad-compatible smart scale gets a tasty new update

Attention, foodies and nutrition-istas! Successful Kickstarter SITU, a smart scale for iPad, has just added a couple of neat new features for its iOS app — while also getting a reduction in prices ahead of Black Friday.

Given that ex-Apple employee creator Michael Grothaus credits Cult of Mac …


Mom And Dad Are Watching: 80% Of Parents Say It's OK To Secretly Put Control Apps On Kids' Phones

Seven out of ten parents talk with their children about cyber safety before issuing a device, according to a new survey from ESET and Parent Tested Parent Approved, and four out of five say it’s all right to put parental control apps on kids’ phones without their knowledge.

The poll was conducted …

Internet Safety

Messaging App Telegram Shuts Down 78 ISIS Propaganda Channels

It’s been less than two months since the messaging app Telegram launched a new feature called Channels that allowed anyone to broadcast messages to thousands of people in a similar fashion to Twitter. Within that short time frame, it appears that dozens of Channels were created by supporters of …


Opera Max Now Also Helps You Save Data While Streaming Music

While Opera is best known for its browsers, the company has recently put quite a bit of effort into its Opera Max data-saving app for Android. The company started with helping users save bandwidth for image-heavy apps like Instagram and Facebook, but earlier this year, it also introduced support …


Retailers are finally giving shoppers a good reason to use their apps in stores

(By Kylie Gumpert, Reuters) – At some Macy’s outlets this holiday season, shoppers who download the retailer’s app will be able to use their smart phones to guide them through the store to products they’re seeking.

At JCPenney, customers will be able to take a snapshot of, for example, boots worn by …

Best Buy

Channel 10 plays on Telstra TV with launch of TenPlay app

When it comes to providing access to Australia’s leading SVOD and TV catch-up services, the Telstra TV is a robust little streaming box that has …


Google launches Star Wars site - urges you to choose a side

Google is urging you to choose between the light side and the dark side - with your decision on the Star Wars-fueled partnership giving your Google …


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Google Lets You Re-Skin Its Apps Using Light or Dark Side Star Wars Themes

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google has put together a set of skins for its apps which let you demonstrate your …

Star Wars

YouTube plans to defend film-makers against copyright claims

YouTube will go to court to defend film-makers wrongly accused of copyright infringement, the site has announced.

It will now offer legal support to “a handful of videos” which Google (YouTube’s parent company) believes represent “clear fair uses”. It will also feature them in a special section of …


11 apps you should use every day

Over the last few years, the smartphone has become so much more than a device we use to call people and send text messages.

But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.

So I broke out the most useful …


Around the World in 12 Noodle Dishes—From Ramen to Saimin

Food is best when enjoyed with a side of authenticity: Unfortunately, you can’t order a side portion of tropical-Thailand-humidity or Bangkok-bustle …


Microsoft app tries to lure you from Android to a Windows phone

It's true that Windows Phone (and now Windows 10 Mobile) doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS. However, the perception of that app deficit may be just as problematic -- why would you switch to a Lumia 950 if you assumed that none of your favorite apps had Windows equivalents? Microsoft …


Why has WhatsApp accessed my contacts 23,709 times in the last 7 days?

Each time you install an app, you’re asked to accept the permissions it’s requesting to access the features on your phone. It’s a standard cost of entry for downloading pretty much any app, and particularly free ones.

If you’re not paying with money, you’re paying with your data.

But despite knowing …


Android apps’ covert communications may be killing your phone’s battery

You recently decided to buy a phone with a bigger battery — so why does it still seem to drain more quickly than you expected? One answer might be …

Android Apps

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — are powered by gestures.

The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like a novelty to many, but, from the research we did over the last …

Apple Watch

GluCase phone case makes blood sugar testing mobile

GluCase aims to improve life for diabetics by merging smartphones and glucometers together into a single device. The device looks like an ordinary …


iPad Pro Week-One Review: Bigger Is (Much) Better, But Smart Keyboard MIA

The iPad Pro has landed. But it has landed without its landing gear fully deployed. That’s how I would describe, in part, my experience so far with Apple's largest (and very impressive) iPad.

I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out why Apple would launch a laptop-replacement tablet …