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60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Gmail’s New Login Screens Hints At A Future Beyond Passwords

Google quietly rolled out a new login screen for Gmail this week, and not everyone is happy with the update.<p>Where before, Gmail users would enter their username and password on the same page, the new login flow separates this process. Now, you’ll first enter your username, then be directed to a …

Gmail

Moby - Almost Home (Sound Remedy Remix)

Avoid the Most Common Comma Crimes Committed by Counsel: Eight Commandments

From the loftiest law firms to the grandest judicial chambers, I see the same comma errors time and time again. In the name of consistency, and …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Acer models its latest $199.99 Chromebook after the impressive C720

Acer's C720 Chromebook is basically everything you could want from a $249 laptop, but apparently the company thinks it can still bring that price down a bit further. Today it's introducing the Chromebook C720-2848, a $199.99 "entry-level" model that's nearly identical to the already-cheap C720. …

Google Makes Latest Chrome Build Open PDFs by Default

Google is changing the way its browser handles PDF files, starting with the Chrome Canary channel. Citing security concerns, the company wants Chrome to open PDF files by default, bypassing any third-party programs such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.<p>The modification was first noted by developer …

After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That's for the 16GB model, which sells for $349 at Google Play. Even …

Scratch Wireless offers 'free' mobile service that uses WiFi for calls and text

If you've ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you've probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what's cheaper than free? That's exactly what Scratch Wireless aims to offer with what it claims is the …

Android signs up for official default setting for texting

A single messaging app for Android might be closer than you think, as Google unveils new settings in KitKat to officially set a default text-messaging app.<p>The underlying code that powers Android text messaging is about to get a makeover, and that could have far-reaching changes for how people text …

Apps

Ruh-roh: Adobe breach is just the beginning, researcher says

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The Adobe source code breach disclosed last week was scary. Perhaps scarier still is that the perpetrators have hit other …

Evernote rolls out two-step verification to all users

Evernote enabled two-step verification for its Evernote Premium and Evernote Business users in May, and now the extra security layer is available to the rest of its user base. When enabled, users will need both a generated code from a smartphone as well as a username and password in order to log …

Google Hangouts finally takes a cue from iMessage with rumored SMS support

Google Hangouts may soon get the one feature it always seemed designed to have: SMS support.<p>The addition could finally make it to Google’s messaging app with Hangouts 1.3, reports AndroidPolice, which acquired purported screenshots of the update.<p>SMS support in Hangouts seems like such an obvious …

Skype Will Finally Start Syncing Chat Messages Across Devices

If you use Skype on your phone and desktop, you know how annoying its inability to effectively keep your chat message status in sync between different machines can be. After you start Skype on your phone, for example, it downloads and alerts you of all of the sometimes hundreds of messages you’ve …

Verizon Says Software Glitch Let Some Customers Upgrade Phone and Keep Unlimited Plan

Verizon said Monday that it was a software glitch rather than a change in policy that recently allowed some customers to get a low-cost phone upgrade …

John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Man controls new prosthetic leg using thought alone

Video: Man controls robotic leg using thoughts alone<p>A man missing his lower leg has gained precise control over a prosthetic limb, just by thinking …

Robotics

NFC Tags - how do they work?

NFC technology is pretty common these days and features in most high-end smartphones. As well as phone to phone communication, small little NFC tags can also be used to store and transfer information. You will probably have noticed small NFC tags next to advertisements near bus stops, stickers in …

Magnetism

Attorney-Client Privilege Doesn’t Apply in Chapter 7, Florida Bankruptcy Court Rules

A Florida bankruptcy court ruling just made it harder for a debtor to claim that the things she tells her bankruptcy lawyer are protected by the …

Ematic announces 8-inch Android tablet priced at $129.99

In case you're keeping score, that's a full $200 less than Apple's 8-inch tablet. How does it compare? On paper, surprisingly well.<p>Looking for a tablet that's a bit larger than, say, a Google Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD? The poster tablet for "slightly bigger" is, of course, Apple's 7.9-inch iPad …

Gear & Gadgets

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is …

Evernote will digitize your Post-it notes with new 3M partnership

Evernote and 3M are teaming to bring Post-It notes into the digital world. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two companies are set to announce new software on Thursday that will allow users to store and organize photos of their Post-its. The <i>Journal</i> doesn't make it clear as to whether or not …

These are the skills you need to get a $173,000 job as the NSA’s privacy officer

Do you have a passion for civil liberties and protecting the privacy of ordinary citizens? Are you “well known and highly regarded by US privacy and civil liberties protection professionals?” Can you be both righteous and morally flexible? Then the American National Security Agency has just the job …

Surveillance

LinkedIn Petitions US Government to Reveal Data Requests

LinkedIn today filed a motion (PDF) with the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court challenging the gag order that prevents it from revealing government information requests related to national security issues.<p>The motion was timed with the release of LinkedIn’s semi-annual Transparency Report. …

Fisa court: no telecoms company has ever challenged phone records orders

Judge says requests for mass customer data have not been challenged 'despite the mechanism for doing so'<p>No telecommunications company has ever challenged the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court's orders for bulk phone records under the Patriot Act, the court revealed on Tuesday.<p>The …

Yep, Social Discovery Startup Sonar Is Dead (And Its CEO Explains Why)

So, uh, what’s going on with Sonar? The startup, which promised to connect users with relevant people nearby (using data from Facebook, Foursquare and elsewhere), seemed to have disappeared from the web, as noted in a Valleywag post earlier this month. But we’ve been trying to get in touch with the …

Google Keep Code Hints at Upcoming Google Drive Integration

Ever since Google launched Keep, its rival to note-taking apps like Evernote, there’s been an assumption that the service will integrate with Google Drive, which covers Google’s cloud storage and Google Docs services, but it seems that the connection will be broader than initially expected.<p>The …

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books