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David Blatt has built his career on proving doubters wrong

David Blatt's former players and staffers in Israel tell us that the intense pressure and ridicule the Cavaliers' coach unfairly faces daily is nothing new for him.<p>Long before he arrived in Cleveland, David Blatt was familiar with the all-consuming expectations that fall on the coach of a title …

Basketball

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

If you’ve unwrapped a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, here is the Guardian’s guide to the best new apps to download<p>For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, …

The Real Cost of an iPhone

Think the iPhone 6 costs $199? According to a new report, the real "cost" of an iPhone should be for the next model up, the $299 64GB iPhone. They claim that, increasingly, a 16GB iPhone is almost unusable. While that's not exactly true, it is correct that iOS consumes a fair chunk of the 16GB, …

Mobile Technology

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

MacBook Air

Gamification could be the (expensive) way to get your kids to brush their teeth properly

If you’ve ever despaired of getting your kids to brush their teeth properly without close parental supervision, Kolibree may have the solution: a smartphone-linked toothbrush that reports back to an iPhone or Android app how well they did, and creates family league tables to turn tooth-brushing …

India's Micromax announces dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 tablet

If you know Micromax at all, there's a good chance you live in India -- or maybe you've caught wind of one of those low-cost Canvas handsets. Turns out the company is the second-largest smartphone maker in its native country, on top of dabbling in the HDTV and tablet spaces (and really awful …

Shazam Automatically Adds Songs to Rdio Playlist

While Shazam users have been able to tap their Rdio account to listen to tagged songs for a while already, Rdio has just announced its taken this partnership a step further with the launch of a new playlist feature, which rolled out on an app update for Android and iOS last month.<p>According to Rdio, …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Google Wants To Bring Android To Cars This Year

Google is trying once more to innovate in the automotive space by putting Android in cars. The firm announced Monday it has partnered with several automakers and tech companies “that share a vision for making technology in the car safer, more seamless and more intuitive for everyone.” The resulting …

Android News

Bad Yahoo Ads Infect Visitors' Computers With Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An estimated 2.5 million Yahoo users were likely infected with malicious software, after hackers …

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha gets a champagne gold option, headed to Europe this quarter

You may recall that back at IFA, Alcatel surprised us with a prototype of its shiny OneTouch Idol Alpha. This time at CES, the company brought along a champagne gold version to tease its European launch this quarter. Like before, both the top and bottom transparent parts are lined up with LEDs, …

Ranking the NBA's Best 2nd Units in 2013

It has been a disappointing year for a lot of major bench players from last season. However, that makes it all the more important for teams' second units to separate themselves from the pack.<p>The league's best reserve crews are going to help their teams through the grueling schedule coming up, …

Report: Pacers' Stephenson set for big free agency payday

Report indicates Indiana guard could make up to $9 million per year in free agency this summer.<p>Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been terrific this …

New York Yankees Are Failing to Address Their Biggest Need

The New York Yankees have been on a shopping spree this winter, committing $300 million in new contracts to players such as Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts, among others, as well as re-signing Hiroki Kuroda and Derek Jeter.<p>What's notable in its absence …

5 MLB Teams with Failing Offseason Grades After 2 Months of Moves

It has been nearly two months since the MLB season ended, and general managers have been busy making moves and preparing their campaigns for the 2014 campaign. Some have naturally done a better job than others, but there are a few who have had tough winters.<p>In particular, there are five that either …

Pros and Cons of the Top 10 MLB Free Agents Still on the Market

It took a while, but the starting pitchers' market for the MLB offseason was finally set this week. Teams have been patiently awaiting the status of Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka and eventually learned that he will be eligible to pitch in the United States in 2014.<p>With Tanaka's deal likely serving …

AL East Notes: Red Sox, Tanaka, Yankees, Orioles

The <b>Red Sox</b> are pretty much the only big market team not heavily connected to <b>Masahiro Tanaka</b>, but a case could be made that they should be involved, …

LA Dodgers outfielder Puig charged with reckless driving, police say

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after officers clocked him going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.<p>A news release from the Florida Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes driven by the 23-year-old Cuban defector was pulled over …

Steve Bruce hails Tom Huddlestone 'midfield masterclass' for Hull – video

Steve Bruce singles out Tom Huddlestone for praise after Hull City's 6-0 demolition of Fulham. The Hull manager describes the midfielder's performance as one of the best he has ever witnessed. Huddlestone scored his first goal in two years during the game and had his hair cut as part of the …

Kyle Lowry and the suddenly surging Raptors

While most of the East is breaking down and falling apart, Kyle Lowry and the Raptors are rolling.<p>TORONTO -- With mere moments remaining on the game clock, the Air Canada Centre crowd standing and applauding, Kyle Lowry released a stepback three. He only shot it to avoid a shot clock violation, the …

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Troy Aikman: Tony Romo's back could be factor going forward

Former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman says he would be concerned if he was the Cowboys now that Tony Romo, 33, has landed on injured reserve and undergone …