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Glitch Caused Apple to Underestimate Apple News Traffic

Publishers who have been offering their content on Apple News have been receiving incorrect usage statistics from Apple due to an internal glitch that caused the company to miscalculate the number of people using the service, Eddy Cue told The Wall Street Journal in a statement this …


Xiaomi Redmi 3 official, features compact diamond-patterned metal body, huge 4,100mAh battery, costs just $105

Having been teased by the manufacturer a few days ago, the new Redmi 3 has finally been unveiled by Xiaomi. The company took to its Facebook page to announce the new phone this morning. As with all things made by Xiaomi, it punches well above its price-point, offering a premium look and feel …

Introducing the Best of CES 2016 finalists!

Here's our list of nominees for all 14 categories.

Our editors have been on the ground for the better part of this week scouring every nook and cranny in Las Vegas to bring you the latest and greatest from CES 2016. And now we're ready to announce to you our finalists for the official Best of CES …


Lenovo is getting rid of the Motorola brand

Moto phones will soon no longer carry the Motorola branding. They will instead be known as Lenovo phones, while maintaining the "Moto" nickname and the winged "M" logos. Lenovo bought the Motorola mobile division from Google back in 2014. Rick Osterloh, Motorola's chief operating officer, told CNET


Goodbye, Moto(rola). Iconic brand name to be phased out

Motorola gave wireless its start. But its name will soon disappear from products as a new brand label comes to life called "Moto by Lenovo."

The …


Samsung launches 6-inch, all-metal, super-thin Galaxy A9, in China

Samsung rather quietly launched the first-ever six-inch Galaxy A9 model today (via 9to5Google), at a party in China celebrating the entire 2016 A-series lineup. The biggest, most powerful member of the A family joins the A7 (2016), A5 (2016), and A3 (2016) — at 5.5, 5.2, and 4.7 inches, …

Silicon Valley bigwigs fund AI to protect humanity

OpenAI, a research group launched with $1 billion from Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Peter Thiel, aims to make sure artificial intelligence doesn't run …

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Microsoft caves and gives 15GB back to legacy OneDrive users

They just have to opt-in to keep it.

Free cloud storage is great. That is until you've added it to your workflow and the amount of storage you have is being reduced by Microsoft. That's what happened to OneDrive users. In November, Microsoft announced that the 15GB of free storage it was offering …


Here's how the top iPhone apps are using 3D Touch

When Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S this September, it described the technology as a revolutionary paradigm for interacting with touchscreen devices. And it really seems like 3D Touch — and pressure sensitivity in general — could become that, but it isn't yet. First, developers have to …


Facebook Notify app helps you stay informed

Do you need more information in your life? The social network has released an app that helps you stay informed by serving up stories from news sources it’s partnered with — including, in the interest of disclosure, The Washington Post. Users pick “channels” of information to customize what types of …


Google Can Now Open Apps You Haven't Even Installed

Source: Google

Last year, Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google bought a small company called Agawi. At the time, the company specialized in streaming native mobile apps over the Web, so users could preview them before deciding to download them. It's now clear why Google decided to buy the …

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ZTE to release new Nubia Z11 in China and US simultaneously

The Chinese phone maker is hoping to bolster its global position in the smartphone market by debuting its next flagship, the Nubia Z11, in China and …


Amazon Releases New Prime Air Teaser

No release date yet.

By Nicole Carpenter

The development of Prime Air was revealed in 2013, but Amazon is now giving customers another look at its …


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet …


The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private markets. Its …


Here's everything we're expecting to see at Google's big event this week

Google is holding a major event on Sept. 29, where it will likely tell us more about the future of Android.

The company typically holds an event in the fall to introduce its new Nexus phones and the next version of Android.

Although we learned about Android Marshmallow at Google I/O in May, the …


Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. The software …


Samsung on Galaxy Note 5's broken stylus slot: read the manual

This year's Galaxy Note 5 is an outstanding device — combining power with grace, and utility with handsome looks — but it also has a pretty major design flaw. The phone's stylus can be inserted into its silo in both orientations, which is a change from previous S Pen designs, and one of those …


iOS Continues to Lead Enterprise Despite Decline in Tablet Market

iOS remained the top platform for smartphone activations in the second quarter, despite its overall market share falling from 70% to 64%, according to Good Technology's twelfth quarterly Q2 Mobility Index Report. Android trailed behind with 32% market share during the quarter, up from 26% last …

Square Has Both The Hardware And Software To Help Businesses Of All Sizes

Last week, I visited payments company Square and sat down with its Hardware Lead, Jesse Dorogusker, about much more than hardware. Dorogusker, a former director of engineering at Apple, discussed with me how the company has evolved to much more than a dongle that accepts payments.

Not only has the …

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Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads To Apps In Its Mobile Ad Network

Facebook’s making a killing with its native, in-feed, auto-play video ads, and now it’s going to let other developers earn money off them too. Today Facebook announced that it’s opening up its own best-performing ad units to publishers that show Facebook’s Audience Network ads to monetize their …


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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine: 'no one will be able to catch us'

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Apple once revolutionised music by putting 1,000 songs in your pocket. (Then 5,000... then 40,000.) Now it wants to do it again by putting one song on your iPhone: the one you need to hear next.

"I started this curation conversation six years ago, …

With iOS 9, iPhones know when to switch from weak Wi-Fi to cell data

There's a connectivity problem with Apple's iPhone and other iOS devices: If you're near a Wi-Fi source, they'll cling to that source even if the signal is horrendous, effectively killing your Internet.

In iOS 9 beta, this problem is fixed with the Wi-Fi Assist feature, which will "automatically use …


Volkswagen announces availability of Android Auto in most 2016 models

Android Auto’s proliferation is imminent. Major car manufacturers continue to integrate Google’s infotainment platform into their vehicles. …


Facebook Search Is Growing — But Not Like the Rest of Facebook

Google has many reasons to fear Facebook. Don’t count robbing its search business among them, yet. During Facebook’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network hosts more than 1.5 billion searches a day. Many searches! But in September of 2012, Zuckerberg …


Twitter sued over photo copyright

First stolen jokes, now pictures -- an award-winning photographer has sued Twitter over a copyrighted image that has been shared on the social media site.

Kristen Pierson filed suit in California over an image she took of Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li, which was being hosted and linked to on …

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …


A new Instagram quick edit screen means even Instagram knows filters are passé

It looks like Instagram version 7.3 didn’t just bring new Explore features – but an entirely new edit screen to help quicken the sharing process.

Spotted by Droid Life, the latest build of Instagram for Android sports a new screen that condenses the Edit, Location Tag, User Tag and Caption tools all …

You can now request an invite to buy a new OnePlus 2 phone

OnePlus surprised everybody (including itself) by selling many millions of its first phone, the OnePlus One. Despite trouble getting enough phones into distribution channels last time, OnePlus is sticking with the invite system for its new phone, the OnePlus 2.

You can request an invite on the …

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