Jere Finne

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Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

This is Spartan<p>Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is …

Here's Why You Probably Won't Get Hired At Google

Of the 3 million applications it receives each year, Google only hires 7,000, or about 0.2%, the company's HR boss Laszlo Bock said at LinkedIn's recent Talent Conference, according to Quartz.<p>Although many have heard about Google's unbelievably difficult brain-teasers, the company actually has a …

Employment

Recap: Everything you need to know about iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iMac with Retina 5K display (Video)

Apple’s latest keynote was full of announcements for iPad and Mac enthusiasts. Apple has finally unveiled its second generation iPad Air, a slightly revised iPad mini, and the long rumored iMac with Retina display. Apple’s keynote went on for about 90 minutes, but in case you didn’t have time to …

Goji is an emoji keyboard that recommends great food and drinks

Gowalla founder Josh Williams is back<p>We've seen predictive keyboards, doodle keyboards, and even GIF keyboards for Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8. Now, we're getting a first look at Goji, a keyboard that uses the emoji we already use to propose plans, to actually help us make them. …

Hitlist – Indie app of the day

<b>Update October 14, 2014:</b> Hitlist now supports email signup, in addition to Facebook signup.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>What is Hitlist?<p>Hitlist is a playlist sharing application where people can build music playlists and share them with other people. Think of Spotify’s playlist feature where you can build a …

Apps

Setting up photo-editing extensions in iOS 8

Apple's walled garden has driven many iPhone users to the waiting arms of Google's more open platform where users and developers have greater freedom to customize the Android experience. With iOS 8, Apple has introduced extensions to let third-party developers access core features like the keyboard …

Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

Best iPhone and iPad apps of the week: Diner Dash and more!

It's another week, and we've gathered together the very best apps and games that have been released over the last seven days for iPhone and iPad. If …

Tech jobs: Minorities have degrees, but don't get hired

SAN FRANCISCO – Top universities turn out black and Hispanic computer science and computer engineering graduates at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, a USA TODAY analysis shows.<p>Technology companies blame the pool of job applicants for the severe shortage of blacks and …

The Plastc all-in-one payment card could eat Coin's breakfast

Payments are tricky. Square, PayPal and others are still working on getting you to pay with your phone. Google Wallet and Apple Pay have and will try to get NFC to finally take off. Meanwhile, Chip and PIN cards are coming to the United States. Yeah, payments are more than tricky, it’s a mess.<p>The …

Square Cash for iOS Lets You Pay Friends Over Bluetooth

Square has updated its Cash payments app for iOS with the option to send or request money from nearby friends over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).<p>In the past, customers in the US had to initiate a transfer using an email or text message. The former initially felt antiquated, as it needed to copy in …

iOS 8.1 blocks ‘date trick’ loophole that allows emulators on iPhone and iPad

A neat trick that allows old console emulators and other unapproved apps to be installed on iOS devices without jailbreaking is set to be wiped out with iOS 8.1. Apple has finally taken action against the “date trick” many users have long been taking advantage of, and it’s going to make playing …

Apps

Apple is patching the one iOS flaw you’ll actually want to keep

A bug in iOS 7 discovered in early 2014 allowed users to play classic Nintendo and Game Boy Advance games after installing an emulator from the web …

3 ways crooks attack on public Wi-Fi

When you're on the go and running out of data on your cellular plan, finding free public Wi-Fi is like getting a fantastic present on Christmas morning<p>But unlike a Christmas present, free public Wi-Fi comes with a cost. No, not your firstborn child (although some people in London agreed to do just …

Bill Gates heaps praise on Apple Pay

You might be forgiven for thinking that all the major tech companies resent each other's existence.<p>Tim Cook's criticism of Google's trustworthiness -- and Eric Schmidt's somewhat patronizing dismissal of that criticism -- suggest that not a kind word will pass from one tech leader to another.<p>Bill …

Apple Pay And How Computers Became The Cocaine Of The 21st Century

When Apple Pay was announced alongside the iPhone 6 earlier this month, the generational project of escaping money became simultaneously more imaginable and less possible than ever. The rapid digitization of the economy, a process Apple’s products and services have helped steer, has made the …

Apple iPhone 6 Camera Tested Against Every Other iPhone - See the Results

<i>Photo: Apple</i><p><b>Eight iPhone cameras compared</b><p>The iPhone has revolutionised photography, and there’s no doubt that the iPhone 6 offers the best camera yet, but how does it stack up against previous versions?<p>Lisa Bettany, co-founder of popular apps Camera+ and MagiCam, has tested eight models of iPhone …

BlackBerry Passport review

“BlackBerry is still around?”<p>I’ve heard that question quite often the past few weeks, as I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport. Contrary to what many people in my social circle believe, BlackBerry is indeed still around and is ready to make itself relevant once again.<p>For years, BlackBerry tried …

The One-Paragraph iPhone 6 Review

A time-saving summary of today's many, many, many evaluations of the new gadgets<p>Late Tuesday night, the first reviews of Apple’s new smartphones were published. Though the reviews come from a wide swath of writers—everyone from the Gray Lady to an elite Apple blogger to Stephen Fry has had their …

Sleepio for iOS Wants to Help you Get a Good Night's Rest

It’s all very well tracking your sleep patterns with a device like the Jawbone Up, but if you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest, how do you actually improve the situation?<p>UK startup Big Health has today brought its Sleepio sleep therapy service to iOS. Previously available only on the Web, …

Hours For iOS 8 Lets You Track Your Time With A Widget

Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity‘s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team has released an update for iOS 8 that helps you keep …

DNA Sanitizer Will Wipe Your Identity Off Everything You Touch

A product that preemptively erases DNA in order to avoid people spying on your genome might sound paranoid. But Dewey-Hagborg knows just how easy it …

Civil Rights

Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger …

First iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards

Coming just hours after Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, repair firms and blogs are already performing teardowns of the two handsets …

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Silicon Valley

DIY Google Cardboard VR Style Kit Now Available For $3.66

During this years Google I/O event back in June Google revealed an environmentally friendly DIY Google cardboard VR (virtual reality) device that …

Suffering From Alzheimer's? Wander Safely With New Wearable Sensor

A young scientist has invented a wearable sensor, SafeWander, that alerts caregivers on their smartphones when their patients wander out of bed. He …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

Tripr Connects Travelers Based on Future Plans

Traveling broadens the mind, opens up new avenues, teaches you new things and, ultimately, is good for the soul. But <i>where</i> you go is often partly dictated by friends, spouses, partners, and anyone else you’re like to go away with.<p>While many do, of course, travel solo, meeting people isn’t always …