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9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

Computer Science

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

“Remain healthy forever”: India has an ayurvedic problem it’d rather ignore

In India, you can buy saffron that is “useful in asthma, indigestion, body pain, fever, dry skin diseases, and pregnancy,” ghee that increases “memory power,” intellect, and digestion, and lemon pickle that “improves your immunity level and helps the human body develop resistance against infectious …

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card?<p>Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it …

Privacy

An epic battle has been won in the fight for privacy in India, but the war isn’t over

On Feb. 15, Mukesh Ambani sat on stage at a leadership summit in Mumbai and declared: “To my mind, data is the new natural resource.”<p>“Data in its raw form is useful, but for it to have real value, it has to be processed into intelligence,” added Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries and India’s …

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

In what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder, a Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder on her …

Biomedicine

Apple's new $900 iPad Pro is almost as powerful as the new $1,800 MacBook Pro

Tech benchmarking website Bare Feats found that the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models aren't that far behind the new 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of performance.<p>And Bare Feats wasn't comparing the iPads to the base 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel's Core i5 processor. It compared the iPads with …

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device without alerting its owner. Cloak and Dagger …

Apple Reaches $800 Billion Valuation On Path to Becoming World's First Trillion Dollar Company

Apple's stock is currently trading above the $153 mark for the first time ever, after factoring in a 7-for-1 split in 2014, giving the company a record-high market cap of roughly $800 billion. That means Apple is within $200 billion of becoming the world's first trillion dollar company.<p>Google …

Wall Street

Popular Mac App Developers Issue Urgent Malware Warning

It’s been a rough week in Mac security. First, Checkpoint warned users of a Trojan spreading in Europe that was the first of its kind. And now, one …

Android Malware Rising: 350 New Infected Apps Appear Every Hour, Says New Report

Android Malware is on the rise, say researchers at G Data Security. A new report by the security firm revealed that in the first of 2017, over 750, …

How to Abandon Android and Switch to iOS

Maybe you like the curves of the iPhone 7, maybe you just don’t trust Google with your data any more, or maybe someone just gave you an iPhone as a …

Apps

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Windows malware discovered in more than 100 Android apps

Researchers have discovered Windows malware present in 132 Android apps, despite that it has no effect on the Android platform. The study was carried out by security firm Palo Alto Networks who claims that the harmful code arrived in the form of “tiny hidden IFrames” — HTML documents embedded …

Google Has No Plans For More Pixel Notebooks

Google has ended production of its Pixel laptop, which originally aimed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air.<p>During a small meeting with journalists today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google's senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterlohthe responded to a question about future …

Google

Your eyes are liars: These strawberries aren't red

Perception is a funny thing. Visual signals need to be interpreted by the brain, which fills in the gaps of what we're seeing with our eyes so that we can make sense of the world around us. The Dress, which had the internet in a tizzy two years ago, was a perfect example of this. Because of the …

Strawberries

The Verge at work: how to make the most of the Mac menubar

This is why I can’t make the iPad my main computer<p>Last week I bought a set of Beats X wireless headphones. They're pretty great, and the Apple-ified system of automatically pairing them to my Mac after I pair them to my iPhone works flawlessly. Less flawless: they seem to do a worse job staying …

iOS 10 Now Installed on Nearly 80% of Active iOS Devices

Just over five months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is now installed on 79% of active iOS devices, according to the latest adoption data shared by Apple.<p>iOS 9 remains installed on 16% of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, while 5% of devices are running an …

How to become an iOS developer, Bob

iOS Development is hard. Embrace it and deal with it.<p>Personal Motivation<p>I often receive emails and messages,<p><i>“Bob, how do I become a badass developer?”</i><p>…

Programming

Forget Jet Black, it looks like the matte black iPhone 7 is ruined almost as easily

Apple released two different black iPhone 7/7 Plus versions this past fall, including the-one-that-scratches-easily-but-looks-incredibly-cool and …

Matte Black iPhone 7 Users Complain About Chipped, Peeling Paint

A number of customers who purchased the matte Black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus have noticed that the anodized finish on their devices has started chipping or peeling off in areas where there has allegedly been little wear, leading to a growing complaint thread on Apple's Support Communities.<p>Multiple …

There’s a perfectly good reason why Apple removed its anti-theft iPhone tool

Multiple reports on Monday revealed that Apple silently killed a special anti-theft tool that can help users avoid buying stolen iPhones or other …

UK Military opts for iPhone 7 over Android for secured communications

In a decision that underscores the iPhone’s stringent security protections, the UK Ministry of Defence recently opted to go with Apple’s iPhone 7 as …

Researchers warn of vast problems with Android VPN apps

There’s a misnomer about VPN networks and what they really do. Claims that they can make you “completely anonymous” online are almost always inaccurate, even if they may increase your privacy to some degree. Unfortunately, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in …

People are showing off photos of their scratched up Jet Black iPhone 7 handsets

Look, we’re just going to go ahead and say it: the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have …

Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr Day by devoting homepage to photo & quote

Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr Day by devoting its homepage to a full-page photo and quote.<p>Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.<p>Tim Cook also tweeted in honor …

Consumer Reports has shifted its stance on the MacBook Pro after a software fix

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro was the first of its kind not to receive the coveted ‘buy’ recommendation from Consumer Reports. The recommendation to pass on Apple’s newest laptop offering stemmed from inconsistencies that saw users report anywhere from 3.75 to 19.5 hours of battery life. After a …

Security backdoor found in end-to-end encryption system used in WhatsApp [Updated]

<i>Update: Updated with a response from WhatsApp, below.</i><p>A security researcher has found a backdoor in the end-to-end encryption system used by the WhatsApp messaging service. The vulnerability would allow Facebook to read messages sent through the supposedly-secure system, as well as making it …

Before Setting Up India Unit, Apple Wants 15-Year Customs Duty Relief For Imports

Before setting up a production unit in Bengaluru to manufacture iPhones, Apple has a formidable 'wish-list' that it has placed before the Indian …