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10 Best Pebble Apps and Watch Faces

1 of 10<p>Stop arguing with friends about where to have lunch. The Pebble eliminates the need to whip out your smartphone with the Yelp app for Pebble. …

Why a New Golden Age for UI Design Is Around the Corner

• Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Over the past four years, the Walt …

Hamster Explores Secret Passage Filled 'Ninja Mansion'

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted a house with secret passageways. Everybody, cool. I've always wanted a secret passage from the kitchen to the …

Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One Now Available, Will Start Shipping By July 9

Despite plenty of rumors that attested to the contrary, Google didn’t show off any new Nexus phones at its I/O developer conference. Instead it trotted out a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that ran a largely untouched version of Android 4.2, and Google SVP Sundar Pichai followed up with an …

Tired of Forgetting Your Passwords? | About Verizon

It’s often the first tip you hear when talking about password security – don’t use the same password for several accounts.<p>That’s easy to say, but with multiple social media accounts, email and banking sites, keeping track of all the passwords is not a simple task. According to a recent Harris poll, …

12 Of The Best Calendar Apps Available For Your Android Smartphone

A calendar is a calendar is a calendar, right? Wrong. You might think all calendar apps are created equally, but that’s not really the case, and if you live your life to a set of deadlines and frequently find yourself rushing from one meeting to the next, having a reliable calendar app that you’re …

DO-RA Is An Environmental Sensor That Plugs Into Your Phone & Tracks Radiation Exposure

There’s a thriving cottage industry of smartphone extension hardware that plugs into the headphone jack on your phone and extends its capabilities in one way or another — feeding whatever special data it grabs back to an app where you get to parse, poke and prod it. It’s hard to keep track of the …

Facebook For Android Home Beta Now Lets You Control Your Music Apps From Cover Feed

Facebook doesn’t want you to ever leave its apps, not even to switch what song you’re listening to. So it’s began letting its Android app beta testers who’ve enabled Home to control Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio from a notification at the top of cover feed. If popular, it could roll …

Location-Sharing App Glympse, Now With 10M Users, Adds Chinese, German, Japanese And Spanish To Its iOS, Android Apps

Glympse — an app that lets users chart their location on a map and then their journeys from point A to B with others — is today announcing the latest phase in its expansion strategy: its first services in non-English languages. Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish are getting turned on today, and …

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

If at first you don’t succeed, get a supervisor’s attention. Or, in this case, that of the chief executive officer.<p>A Palestinian hacker posted a …

Social Media

Instagram Cracks Down On Connected Apps Using “Insta” And “Gram”

Instagram has updated its brand guidelines to ban apps that feature either the word “Insta” or “Gram” in their names, and it has begun sending emails to existing apps requesting that they change those components “within a reasonable period.”<p>The emails specifically call out a few updates to the …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

Why Apple is eyeing gold for the new iPhone

If you've noticed #iphonegold showing up all over Twitter, there's a good reason.<p>The Internet on Monday lit up over reports that the next iPhone, set for unveiling on Sept. 10, could be available in black, white and gold. If Apple does indeed launch a gold iPhone, it would be the first color added …

Instagram Bans Connected Apps From Using 'Insta' Or 'Gram'

Instagram has updated its Instagram Brand Guidelines to ban connected apps from using “Insta” or “Gram” in their names, as this could suggest that Instagram sponsors or endorses their product, TechCrunch reports.<p>The company started sending out emails to existing apps with “Insta” or “Gram” in their …