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Learn to engage your audience with the Marketing Bundle (97% off)

Many people believe that marketing and advertising on social media all but guarantees a direct cause/effect relationship with success. Create product or content, share the content on social networks, profit. Right? Wrong. Even with great source material, most content goes nowhere on the web without …

Marketing

Report: iPhone 7 to be released week of September 12

According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) — who has a stellar reputation for leaking information regarding mobile devices — the iPhone 7 is set to release during the week of September 12. This coincides with previous reports that the device was set to drop in early/mid September.<p>If the …

Apple News

WikiLeaks dump shows collusion by DNC against Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to email — nor should she. WikiLeaks today, posted a treasure trove of messages to and from top democratic party officials in the days and weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention (DNC).<p>Containing nearly 20,000 emails with …

Bernie Sanders

New iOS 10 feature warns you about unsecured WiFi networks

Hopefully by now you know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks over WiFi, but having a phone that warns you about the dangers when you’re on one is a great step forward for those that aren’t so tech savvy. iOS 10 will do just that.<p>The danger of sending and receiving data over an …

Wi-Fi

Now: Find safe haven from Munich shooter using Twitter hashtag #offeneur

Currently, Munich is in the midst of an active shooter situation with reports circulating of several deaths already and police still searching for the gunman.<p>Twitter has joined the fray by offering safe haven for those needing a place to get inside, and away from a potentially deadly scenario on …

Munich

Apple: Pokémon Go breaks iOS record for most downloads in its first week

In news that should come as a surprise to no one, Pokemon Go has broken the record for most App Store downloads in a first week of availability..<p>Apple confirmed the number to Polygon, albeit without providing specifics (Polygon is waiting for an exact number rom The Pokemon company). Whatever the …

Apple News

3D printed Pokémon Go case makes it easier to catch 'em all

Life is a struggle. You’re trying to catch Charizard but you’re Pokéballs just keep drifting off to the side while the animated dragon looks on realizing he’s completely safe due to your rather pathetic aim.<p>Jon Cleaver wants to help by creating a simple and useful 3D printed phone case designed for …

Apple News

Facebook's new project makes it easier to get started with React

Facebook has touted its own tooling for React for some time, but most developers know that getting set up requires learning quite a fool tools to set up a project. Its new project, however, the aptly-named ‘Create React App’ should make this simpler.<p>The project, born out of a hackathon, bundles …

Facebook

J.K. Rowling casts her spell again

Hi there. Here’s another installation from our series of ‘What TNW is reading‘. We’re really committed to reading more, and sharing what we like is a way to keep us on track.<p>Last week we talked about barbarians and the Roman Empire with a very history-centric post featuring Sam – Rome didn’t fall …

J. K. Rowling

This ​quirky​ search engine lets you face swap into any ​hairstyle or fashion

Snapchat has made face-swapping a all the rage, but that’s normally just something you do with your friends. A new search engine called Dreambit lets you face swap with basically any kind of person you can imagine.<p>The tool works by analyzing your uploaded photo, and then performing a Web search for …

Search Engines

Twitter data shows big rise in accounts being verified

Twitter announced on Wednesday it will now let any user apply to have their account verified. However, will more accounts actually gain Twitter verification? The answer appears to be yes.<p>When Twitter announced this change in application process for verification, it did not appear to change what …

Social Media

Pay what you want for the year's best design assets

A digital designer without high-quality assets is like a canvas artist without paints. The right tools are essential for unlocking the hidden genius in you, and that’s just what you’ll get in the Pay What You Want: 2016 Summer Design Bundle.<p>It’s an unbeatable deal for the year’s top design assets …

6 key tips to taking your business global

If your business has seen successful growth in the US, it most likely will see success in other countries as well. And, you may want to lock up those markets, before some other company does.<p>I recently met a startup that had successfully tripled its revenues – largely from the results of a …

Startups

3D printers could replicate your fingerprints to help unlock phones - even after you're dead

Fusion reports that police officers contacted Michigan State University professor Anil Jain recently to recreate a dead man’s fingers using a 3D printer, so they could unlock his phone and sift through its content for clues.<p>Details are scare because the investigation is still underway. But Jain …

Phones

Use this map to find Pokémon in real-time before you head out to play Pokémon Go

If you’re enjoying Pokémon Go but want to up your game in the massively popular augmented reality title, we’ve got just what you need.<p>PokéVision is a map that displays the locations of Pokémon in real-time in any city or area you choose. It uses Niantic’s API to do so, and Lifehacker noted that it …

Maps

A single image file can help hackers steal your iOS passwords

A new vulnerability discovered by a Cisco researcher could allow hackers to gain access to the internal storage and stored passwords on your iOS or Mac device – and all they’d have to do is send you a malicious image file.<p>Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos found that a TIFF format file – sent via MMS, …

Security

Snowden is designing a tin foil hat for your iPhone

Not-so-fun fact: your smartphone can be tricked into transmitting signals even when it’s turned off. That means it can be used to track your location without your knowledge. And NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is having none of it.<p>That’s why he’s collaborating with famed hardware hacker Andrew …

Apple News

Verizon will kick you off its network if you use too much data

Verizon isn’t messing around when it comes to data. Users that consume more than 100GB per month via legacy unlimited plans will either be forced onto tiered plans or kicked off the network altogether.<p>Speaking to Ars Technica, the company notes it affects a “small group” of users:<p>Because our …

Verizon

This flying golf cart is the only way to play nine holes

If you’ve ever rushed to get nine holes in before dark, this golf cart could prove to be a lifesaver.<p>‘Bubba’s Jetpack,’ as it’s affectionately known, is a golf cart jetpack designed for PGA Masters champion Bubba Watson. The jetpack, a marketing tool from viral video agency Thinkmodo and Oakley is …

Golf

Blockai uses the blockchain to protect your copyright and find those infringing on it

The majority of artists in the United States can’t afford to register their copyright with the US Copyright Office. While the internet makes it easier than ever to create and share works of art, it’s done little-to-nothing to help protect copyright and what few strides its made have largely …

Bitcoin

Developers blame Sony for lack of PS4-Xbox cross-play

In March, Microsoft announced native support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10. Part of the announcement was a bit of wording — “other console and PC networks” — that had the gaming community wondering if truly cross-platform gaming, on any platform, was next.<p>Here’s what execs …

Sony

How an Apple ID & Facebook led to KickassTorrents' downfall

Sometimes, you don’t want to know how the sausage is made — but sometimes you do. When KickassTorrents went down, the assumption was that it was an elaborate sting operation. Nope; it was email and iTunes purchases.<p>The US government’s complaint, which Gizmodo dove into with some zeal, details how …

Facebook

Modobag is an insane carry-on that lets you ride on top

When you think of ways to move through an Airport quickly, hopping on your luggage probably doesn’t come to mind. If Modobag has its way, that will soon change.<p>Billed as a carry-on (good luck with that), Modobag combines a motorized scooter with space for your clothes. It can reach speeds up to …

Luggage

Intel is now shipping Kaby Lake processors

Skylake processors are old news. At its earning call today, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed the company is now shipping its seventh generation processor, Kaby Lake.<p>As Anandtech points out, ‘shipping’ means that Kaby Lake is headed to supply chain partners for companies like Apple and HP. To …

Intel Corporation

IsoHunt just launched a working KickassTorrent mirror

Yesterday, we reported the arrest of 30-year-old KickassTorrent (KAT) founder Artem Vaulin in Poland, and the subsequent shuttering of the popular torrent site. In less than 24 hours, a good portion of KAT has made its way back online, this time as a simple mirror of the original complete with …

Law Enforcement

Pint-size NES Classic has an amazing retro commercial

Nintendo is on a hot run of late, and after announcing a surprising piece of new hardware last week — the NES Classic Edition — it dropped an amazing retro commercial on the world today complete with retro-futuristic grids, energetic rock music, lasers and a Nintendo Power-esque tagline: “Now …

Retro

Handy's new 'Pro Team' sends preferred cleaners to your home

On-demand service Handy has a new feature that might make you more comfortable with using its service. Called Pro Team, the feature lets you create your own go-to team of specialists.<p>Here’s how it works: after your scheduled service has been completed, you can add whoever did the service to your …

Home Decorating

Google's Bubble Zoom makes digital comic books awesome

Google is making it easier to read comics on tablets and smartphones. A new feature for Play books called Bubble Zoom expands speech bubbles on your screen.<p>Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con, Bubble Zoom tries to guess which speech bubble you may be reading using machine learning. It saves you …

Google

Facebook's Aquila drone embarks on first test flight

After several months testing smaller scale models, Facebook has successfully completed its first full-scale test flight of the massive Aquila drone. With a wingspan rivaling that of a Boeing 737, only weighing much less due to a carbon fiber composite design, the team reached a major milestone by …

Facebook

Stack Overflow's 'Documentation' feature puts examples first

Any developer will tell you that technical documentation is pretty terrible — but necessary. Stack Overflow, which has been handling Q&A for years, thinks it can fix it with a new tool.<p>The aptly named ‘Documentation’ (still in beta) will rely on actual examples more that wording. Instead of digging …

Stack overflow