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iOS 8 is hiding a split-screen mode in its code

WWDC came and went without a single breath mentioning the split-screen multitasking mode in iOS 8 that was rumored to be on the way, but iPad users hoping for more productivity features might be in luck after all.<p>Developer Steve Stroughton Smith says he’s been digging around in the iOS 8 beta files …

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

Apple hasn't cracked the mobile payments market yet, but the iPhone maker is aiming to make online orders a little easier. <i>9to5Mac</i> has discovered a new feature in iOS 8 that allows Safari users to scan a credit card with an iPhone camera. The new option is visible at sites like Amazon when you …

A Closer Look at 'Handoff' and Other New iOS 8/Yosemite 'Continuity' Features

During yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple launched several new "Continuity" features to improve the cross-platform integration of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. One of the new abilities designed to allow better transitions from iOS devices to Macs is Handoff, which allows users to start a task on one device …

Apple’s next hardware will move beyond phones and tablets

If the Apple software announcements earlier this week seemed mild or even dull to some, it's because Apple's big news always comes in hardware. Though CEO Tim Cook's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote didn't hint at what new devices are coming, what seems clear is that Apple is looking to grow …

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As Apple opens up with iOS 8, Google needs to give Android users a reason to stay

All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market.<p>With iOS 8, announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the iPhone maker has made great strides towards opening up its platform. Now your apps can actually exchange data with each other. Third-party apps …

PayPal reportedly planning to integrate iOS 8’s Touch ID API in mobile payment app

When Apple unveiled the Touch ID API during its WWDC keynote earlier this week, users and developers alike immediately started considering possible uses. It seems PayPal was also quite interested in putting the fingerprint technology to work in its mobile app.<p>According to Business Insider, several …

Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Consumer Physics, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind the handheld molecular food scanner dubbed “SCiO,” has now topped $2 million in crowdfunding via its Kickstarter campaign, with 11 days still remaining. SCiO is basically a pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of what you …

Fleksy Gives First Glimpse of iOS 8 Keyboard App

In the wake of the slew of software announcements at WWDC this week, you may have missed one of the more notable gems to emerge from the annual developer event: third-party keyboards are going system-wide on iOS. This spells good news for the likes of SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy, as it opens a huge …

Chrome Is Now More Popular Than Internet Explorer

Google Chrome has edged out Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the ongoing battle of the browsers, according to Adobe Digital Report (ADI) data.<p>The …

Microsoft Office, Now On iOS, Highlights A Powerful Lesson For Incumbents

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor at Haystack. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Finally, Microsoft’s flagship Office suite (Excel, PPT, Word) is available on one of its key rival’s mobile operating systems: …

Could a slice of the City be on its way to Belfast? Government urged to help turn capital into global player in financial services

The financial services sector in Northern Ireland could generate almost half a billion pounds of additional revenue for the economy with the help of …

Northern Ireland

Qualcomm’s Jacobs aims to predict your heart attack and isn’t sure about VR

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Implantable sensors, chips that mimic the brain and real-time biometric security that doesn’t involve something as active as a …

FireChat sees 100K app downloads a day with a huge uptake overseas

One-Third Of iPhone Users Would Shell Out $100 For Bigger Display

Would you pay an extra $100 for an iPhone “phablet” with a larger display?<p>At least 33% of you would, according to new survey data published by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. The study suggests a third of U.S. iPhone users would be willing to pay an extra hundred bucks for an iPhone with a …

Mobile Technology

Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone

Philips is already one of the biggest names in smart light bulbs, and now it's beginning to test a new unit that could be even smarter. At a retailer in Düsseldorf, Philips is piloting a lighting unit that includes a built-in beacon that can relay location and product information to smartphones. By …

Can flywheel technology drive out the battery from car hybrids?

Consider the hybrid car. Halfway between the traditional motor and the fully electric Nissan Leaf or the Volkswagen e-Up!, they're a nod to green motoring. While retaining a conventional diesel engine, they can harvest kinetic energy from the car's braking motion and use that to power an additional …

Facebook’s DeepFace Project Nears Human Accuracy In Identifying Faces

Facebook has reached a major milestone in computer vision and pattern recognition, with ‘DeepFace,’ an algorithm capable of identifying a face in a crowd with 97.25 percent accuracy, which is pretty much on par with how good the average human is (97.5 percent accurate) at recognizing the faces of …

Qualcom to Establish NI Base Creating 12 Highly Skilled Jobs

Northern Ireland

Sian's Plan

Idea<p>Introduction<p>Sian’s Plan guarantees healthy eating. Our online tools and support help busy parents provide real, healthy, home-cooked food, …

Business Development

Sian’s Plan is recipe for success

Northern Ireland

BragBet to Establish NI Base Creating Nine High Quality Jobs

Northern Ireland

Invest NI and British Airways Launch International Export Challenge

Northern Ireland

Foster Welcomes a New Export Order Worth Over £100million for Thales

Northern Ireland

Robinson and McGuinness Announce £32million Investment by Ryobi Creating 100 New Jobs

Employment

Invest NI Secures US IT Investment for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland