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Adobe rolls out a totally redesigned version of Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express for Android is rolling out a new update today, rebuilt from the ground up and fully compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat. This means that not only are there plenty of under-the-hood changes, but even the overall interface has been revamped as well.<p>According to Adobe’s official blog …

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Woz: If I were at Apple, we'd be partners with Google

In an interview with the BBC, the ever-quotable Apple co-founder laments that the iPhone can't have the best of Android too.<p>Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate.<p>So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the …

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Startup Spotlight: Codementor offers real-time, screen-sharing coding support for developers

Imagine, for a second, that you’re a developer working hard on a big project. But inhibiting progress is that pesky, frustrating Ruby issue that’s …

Three book recommendations for executives from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos isn’t the first guy you’d expect to host a book club. But that’s exactly what he did this summer while working with Amazon’s Lab126 …

CyanogenMod details Device Finder, promises a secure way to track lost phones

While there's no shortage of tools to find lost Android smartphones, they're not especially secure; it's theoretically easy to spy on a handset without consent. The CyanogenMod team may foil those would-be snoopers with its newly detailed Device Finder service. Unlike many locators, Device Finder …

MixBit: A New Vine-Like Video Sharing App by YouTube's Co-Founders

You might think Vine and Instagram have captured the market with social video, but now the pros are getting involved: Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the …

Google patent allows you to launch certain apps using pattern unlock

Exhibiting good security practices is important when it comes to keeping your Android device safe from intruders. Unfortunately, using certain security methods can also require a bit of sacrifice on the user’s end, as is the case with pattern lock.<p>Pattern lock might be an easy way to secure your …

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FBI Spies on Suspected Criminals by Hacking Into Computers

LAS VEGAS — To monitor and surveil suspected criminals, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hacks into their computers and smartphones, installing …

What's inside Google's $35 Chromecast dongle?

On Wednesday, Google announced the Chromecast, a $35 dongle that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and streams video from the cloud. It's much like a tiny Roku box, except you get to control the experience from any PC, tablet, or smartphone. But what did Google stuff inside that stick to make the …

The U.S. Now Recognizes eSports Players As Professional Athletes

To the general public, the idea that those who play video games for a living have much in common with high level professional athletes might be laughable. But those involved with the scene understand the unique talent, skill and determination of the players mirrors that of “real” athletes, even if …

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

An engineering student lacking the funds for a Makerbot creates one himself with the goods he happened to have available: a box of Lego.<p>3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of …

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Play Magazines receives UI overhaul to match Music and Books apps

It was only a matter of time before Google got around to cleaning up the clumsy 3D interface of its Play Magazines app. With both Books and Music already sporting a spiffy new design, we're happy to report that its periodicals portal is now just as flat and user-friendly. Like its recently updated …

Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics

Instead of waiting until the end of the year for Google's annual Zeitgeist, you can now find out what's trending in any given month with a new Top Charts feature from Google Trends. Updated monthly and going back to 2004, Top Charts is built on the Knowledge Graph, so it's smart enough to house …

Apple iWatch Rumors: Late 2013 Release Date Expected As 1.5-Inch Smart Watch Display Features Tested Overseas

Ever since The New York Times reported in February on Apple’s plans to create a smart wristwatch that could rival “science fiction comics and spy …

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S4 best smartphone, Galaxy Note 8.0 beats iPad mini in rankings

Two of Samsung’s latest mobile products, a smartphone and a tablet, have been praised for their performance by <i>Consumer Reports</i>.<p>We’re looking at the recently launched Galaxy S4 (our review here) and Galaxy Note 8.0 (our review here), with both receiving plenty of positive remarks from the …

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What to expect when you’re expecting Microsoft to announce the next Xbox

What we know, what we think we know, and what we probably won't know for a while.<p>When Microsoft officially announces the next Xbox tomorrow, it will …

Leap Motion reveals first footage of Windows 8 gesture control

Leap Motion revealed a new video today showing off the device's gesture control capabilities with Windows 7 and 8. When plugged into a Windows OS device, the Leap Motion will support full multitouch gestures out of the box, allowing users to click, drag, scroll, swipe and rotate screens entirely …

Burj Al Arab in Dubai Introduces Gold-Plated iPads for Guest Use

The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is perhaps the world's most luxurious hotel, and the latest addition continues that tradition. The seven-star hotel is now giving 24-carat gold-plated iPads from Gold & Co to guests for use during their stay.<p>The iPads will act as a 'virtual concierge', offering …

Google Checkout for web merchants to be retired on November 20th

Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it's still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the service will officially shut down. While Page and Co. recommend US-based merchants switch to the …

With Site Ai, Automated Insights Provides A Cliffs Notes Version Of Your Web Analytics

Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible.<p>The new product, called Site Ai, pulls data from existing systems (it started with Google Analytics and Clicky, and the company is currently …

By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million.<p>Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny. That's because, despite its small size, Crocodoc had a handful of huge …

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