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Watch This Uber Driver Burst Into A Slick Rap To Prove His Passengers Wrong

Uber drivers are an odd bunch when it comes to music, but they understand that riding around while listening to something good is as important as your ride not smelling like month-old broccoli. In my experience, the way an Uber driver handles music is as diverse as the vehicle they’re driving. You …

More Than 100 Million People Use This Secure Messaging App

Telegram now has more than 100 million monthly active users sending 15 billion messages each day, the secure messaging firm has revealed.<p>Telegram …

Doo is a beautiful way to get stuff done without stressing yourself out

There’s no shortage of productivity apps on the market, but many to-do apps end up overwhelming the user with the never-ending list of things to get done. Doo wants to help work you through your agenda, one item at a time.<p>Using cards, Doo lets you add tasks to your list and set a time, date, and an …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Developers are frustrated because GitHub isn't listening

In an open letter published Friday, developers and maintainers of some of the Web’s largest code libraries and languages, complained that GitHub isn’t listening to them — and is almost impossible to reach.<p>The letter, Dear GitHub, says that “many of us are frustrated” because the company isn’t …

Kik Invests In Its Platform, Buys Fashion Startup Behind Popular Kik Bot

This past year something interesting happened in China. Mobile services began sprouting up without mobile apps or websites. Instead these companies — some of which even raised money without a mobile app or website — went straight to WeChat, China’s top messaging app, where they tapped into hundreds …

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Master JavaScript coding with 97% of this 'essentials' bundle

The turning gears behind the internet are driven in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every Web browser. You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new spectrum of career opportunity with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, on sale now for 97% off from TNW Deals!<p>Over 15 …

Moodnotes for iOS is a journaling app that could replace your therapist

I’ve always been a fan of journaling. I find it great for venting and gaining perspective on things, as well as enjoying jotting down random thoughts and ideas. So when I heard about Moodnotes, a new app for iOS that aims to track your moods and feelings through journaling, I felt compelled to give …

How to use a web API from your Android app

There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information and/or data. There are different ways your app could achieve this. You could set up your own web service/API, or you could be fetching from an already existing service/API. …

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Speaks Up On CEO Tim Cook

Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive is quoted quite a bit in this New York Times profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook.<p>His thoughts on Cook as CEO …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch called Galaxy Gear. Since then we have been …

Katy Perry – Roar: New music

Reading on mobile? Click here to listen<p>Miley Cyrus' ratchet reinvention aside, so far 2013 has been a relatively quiet year for pop, defined mainly by Beyoncé's inability to release a song longer than a ninety second advert. With Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience album marred by a dearth of …

Bitcoin developers say critical Android flaw leaves digital wallets vulnerable to theft

In a blog post the developers of Bitcoin have announced the discovery of a critical weakness in Android that leaves Bitcoin wallets subject to theft. The vulnerability affects every Bitcoin wallet app for Android, including popular options like Bitcoin Wallet, blockchain.info wallet, BitcoinSpinner …

Apple restores developer site after weeks-long outage

After a three-week absence, Apple's developer site has been restored to working order.<p>Apple had said last Monday that it was just days away from restoring the remaining down services at the site, which was taken down on July 18, following what Apple described as a security intrusion. While it …

Google Glass: the next big gaming platform?

The first massive multiplayer online game for Google Glass is already in development, and it looks like the device is already on its way to becoming a platform for gamers. But does it stand a chance against more established players, asks Sophie Curtis.<p>The consumer version of Google Glass is not …

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Apple Loop: Tim Cook Talks Surveillance With Obama, ITC Dings Samsung Over Patents, Judge Offers Different E-book Ending

Keeping you in the loop on a few of the things happening around Apple this week.<p><b>Privacy talk with the Prez.</b> Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google’s Vint Cerf met with President Obama at a closed-door summit hosted by the administration this week to discuss digital privacy and government surveillance in the …