Steven Franco

16 Flips | 1 Magazine | 16 Likes | 2 Following | @stevenfranc7u47 | Keep up with Steven Franco on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Steven Franco”

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

No matter how big smartphone batteries are, smartphone users still often must rely on external battery packs to keep them going, so it’s no wonder …

Diptic iPhoneography App

What’s new in Diptic 8?<p>New <i>VIDEO</i> collaging! Add your videos to any layout. Add music to jazz things up.<br>• New <i>Animated</i> Layouts! Add photos and videos to …

20 Tips To Up Your iPhone Photography Game

If you want your photos to get All the Likes, try these tricks.

Mobile Photography

Stunning Snapshot Shows Birth of Alien Solar System

A Chilean observatory catches a protoplanetary disk in action.<p>Talk about your ultimate baby picture! Astronomers have snapped the best image ever seen of the actual birth of new planets around a young, sunlike star.<p>The astonishingly detailed photo reveals the planet-forming dust disk around the …

Is This Windowless Plane the Future of Flying?

Welp, welcome to your worst nightmare. Or your best dream… depending on your stance on planes, heights, enclosed spaces and hurling yourself through the air like you’re Willy freaking Wonka in the Great Glass Elevator. Despite the window-ful appearances of this mock-up, this concept plane is …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger screen leads to higher app engagement

If you’re an app-maker looking to rake in the money, you’re better off creating apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than you are for smaller-screened phones, according to a new study.<p>Analysts at IHS claim that the larger screen size of the iPhone 6 family devices correlate with higher …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p><b>Here are seven travel factoids to help prove it:</b><p><b>Wild eats:</b> At the all-you-can-eat Carnivore Restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa, diners feast on wild game such as ostrich and antelope served on converted Maasai spears.<p><b>Root for art:</b> Since 1897, Mexico’s Night of …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

Sweden calls off hunt for submarine

Sweden’s navy has cancelled its week-long operation in the archipelago off Stockholm after finding no trace of the Russian submarine widely anticipated by military specialists and the media.<p>“Our assessment is that in the inner archipelago there was a plausible foreign underwater operation,” Rear …

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

Changing Planet<p>This amazing image from a Earthbound telescope captures the ghostly green comet Siding Spring passing by bright, orange-hued Mars 166.5 million miles (268 million kilometers) from Earth on October 19, 2014. Credit: © Rolando Ligustri<p><i>Update November 7, 2014: NASA scientists at the Jet</i> …

Five UFO Hot Spots in the American Southwest

The dramatic geology and wide-open spaces of the American Southwest lend themselves to UFO activity—imaginary or real—making it one of the top spots for sightings.<p>Roswell, New Mexico, may be the most notable name in extraterrestrial lore, but there are plenty of other hot spots in the region that …