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This App Turns Your $600 Apple Watch Into A $20 Casio Calculator Watch

Plenty of people have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch; these guys went ahead and made the inevitable app. Meet GeekWatch — the app that turns your Apple Watch into an old-school calculator watch.

I mean, sure — you could buy a calculator watch on Amazon for like 15 …


Here’s how to launch a start-up when you only have 99 dollars

When it was first invented, I can imagine that the press release was an incredibly powerful tool. Write a single document, fire it off to the largest media outlets, and boom—instant press coverage.

But strategies like this are paradoxical—each time they are effective, others take note and follow …


Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about iOS before, but it appears this will be a smoothing year (but with new features, too). The more …


Take a look at the next major redesign of Spotify’s iOS app

Spotify announced yesterday that it would be redesigning its iOS application with support for new features like original video clips and podcasts. A few glimpses of the updated version of the music streaming app were shown off during the announcement, but today a tipster has supplied us with a …


A bunch of new details about Apple's next big iPhone update just leaked

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Apple is expected to unveil its next big update to the iPhone, which will likely be called iOS 9, at its annual developers conference next month.

Although the company hasn't revealed any information about its future plans just yet, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman just published a …


QuizUp Just Turned Into A Social Network

QuizUp is now a social network, by every stretch of the imagination.

Following a massive update today, the trivia game that trail-blazed through the App Store in 2013, is now introducing true social functionality on a core level.

QuizUp originally hit the scene after forging a deal with Lionsgate to …

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Take a photo, never see it, get a stranger’s photo in return. That’s Mistaken for Android

Ever wanted to take a picture, but never actually see it? How about seeing a stranger’s picture in return?

Mistaken allows you to take a picture, submit it, and never see it again. In exchange, you will get to see a stranger’s picture that they, in turn, will never see again.

You will download this …

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You can now request an invite to beta test Firefox on iOS, sort of

We’ve known that Mozilla’s Firefox browser is coming to iOS devices for some time now, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard any updates until today.

Spotted by TechCrunch, there’s now an invite request page asking for a few details if you want a chance at testing it out, like which device you …


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Google is reportedly building a new version of Android to power the Internet of Things

Google’s interest in software for low-spec devices might take it through the emerging market and straight to the Internet of Things.

According to The Information, Google is preparing to release an Android build capable of running on devices with as little as 32 megabytes of RAM, codenamed “Brillo”. …


New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store

The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept. The documents details a program called IRRITANT HORN, which delivers malware by intercepting web traffic to and from …


Facebook Messenger Expands Free Video Calling Worldwide

Last month, Facebook launched a free video calling feature in its Messenger app so you can set up face-to-face conversations with your family and friends with just one tap. Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature started in 18 countries, including Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, …


Google Maps gets even more detailed traffic features

Google has updated Maps with more specific traffic alerts just in time to help you dodge Memorial Day traffic nightmares. The app can already route you around closures and other problems using crowdsourced traffic data, but now it'll give you an explanation for why a detour is recommended with a …


StubHub gets personal with updated mobile app

The marketplace for buying and selling sports and concert tickets hopes to expand its mission to become a resource for finding and planning for …


Apple Watch stuck on update? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re trying to update your Apple Watch software to the latest version, you might get stuck. Some users are reporting that the update starts and then just seems to hang there, like a diver never quite ready to take the plunge.

If your update is hanging without any error message, the fix might be …

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With Its First Startup Awards, Cornell Tech Turns Class Projects Into Companies

Cornell Tech is introducing a new way for its master’s students to transform their ideas into real companies — those students can now compete in the Startup Awards, with winners receiving $40,000 in seed funding, as well as a year of free co-working space in The New York Times building.

At a campus …


KFC’s food tray keyboard saves your smartphone from greasy fingers

Using your smartphone while scoffing fast food will leave your shiny display covered in grease and grime, but thanks to KFC, there’s a better way to …


How to restart Apple Watch when things go wrong

The Apple Watch on your wrist is a miniature computer. As such, it might get wonky from time to time. It might freeze, apps might not load all the way or it might just get slow — especially if you haven’t downloaded today’s Apple Watch software upgrade, which brings various performance enhancements …

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Got ‘Android’ in your screenshot? You’ll find an app rejection in your inbox

An iOS developer claims the latest version of their app has been rejected by Apple solely because a screenshot dared to mention the forbidden word “Android.”

It’s hardly noticeable — you’ll need to squint to see it — but Apple allegedly wants it gone just in case it reminds iPhone and iPad users …

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NewsGIF delivers your daily news entirely via GIFs

Ever wish you had a TL;DR for the news?

While I’m not sure the future of CNN, BBC, or Al Jazeera is directly tied to looping images, NewsGIF is having a bit of fun with the format when it comes to delivering your daily tech news. The ‘Trending’ section features cool apps and products via Product …

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The limited-edition Skrillex Live Case: Built for fans. Made for Android.

We spend a lot of time with our phones every day. They’re essential to how we communicate and for many users, an extension of our style. We think …


Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.

To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …


Microsoft leaks its brand new chat app for iPhone

Microsoft has inadvertently leaked plans to release a new chat app for iPhone called Flow, which will allow users to have “rapid email conversations.” The service will be a part of Outlook, but it will focus on quick communication with “no subject lines, salutations, or signatures.”

Flow sounds a …


Public Transport App Trafi Closes $6.5M Series A Led By Octopus Investments

Lithuania startup Trafi, which offers a public transport app to help you plan journeys, has closed a $6.5 million Series A funding round led by Octopus Investments. EBRD Venture Capital Investment Programme and BaltCap also participated, along with previous investor Practica Capital.

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33 social media groups you should know about

Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once in a while.

Joining a group of likeminded professionals is a great way to bounce around ideas, ask and answer questions and share industry news and tips.

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Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available worldwide

Facebook has announced that video calling on its Messenger app is now available worldwide, with the exception of a few countries where it is working to improve the quality.

Last month, Facebook added the service to Messenger in 18 countries including the UK, US, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, …


Deals: $400 off 2014 15" MacBook Pros mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros at the lowest prices


Deals: $400 off 2014 15" MacBook Pros & mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros at the lowest prices

Apple's 2015 MacBook Pro lineup is now complete and AI …


Avocarrot takes $2M on its march to become ‘the MoPub for native mobile ads’


Native ads — which blend into the surrounding style of a website or app — are hot.

That heat has boiled up $2 million in seed funding for startup Avocarrot. The San Francisco-based company announced the investment today as a key step in its march to become the largest mobile ad exchange …


Google Adds Tweets To Its Mobile Search Results

Google has added Tweets to its search results on mobile, via the official Android and iOS Google apps, as well as on mobile browsers. The search results can be triggered by “Twitter” keyword searches for specific accounts and hashtags, but also surface Tweets for any standard search, too.

In its …


8 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make That No One Talks About


These easily avoided yet common pitfalls can make or break your startup's success.

Entrepreneurs are commonly described as: competitive, evangelizing, risk taking, nimble, scrappy, and visionary. However, there is a broader skillset and mindset that entrepreneurs require to be successful.

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