Vaibhav Shah

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How to partition external drive to use separately with Windows and Mac (HFS+ and NTFS)

So you have got an external drive and want to partition it to keep Mac and Windows data separately. If that’s the case then you have come to the …

Operating Systems

Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America (update: fixed!)

As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some of our devices but not others, and users are flooding Twitter with reports that it's out. The …

Developer losing his vision launches campaign to jailbreak iOS 7

Three years ago, my friend Chris Maury, 27, realized he was straining his eyes to read words on a computer screen.<p>After paying a visit to his doctor, Maury was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration. Maury was told he would steadily lose his vision. No cure …

Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

Gesture-based Music App Listen Gets a Major Update for iOS 7

Listen, the gesture-controlled app for listening to music, has been updated to include several new features, such as support for AirPlay, as well as a new look and feel.<p>Unlike many other apps, Listen doesn’t rely on a button-based interface. Instead, navigating the app is achieved via swiping and …

Google sincerely thinks that Google+ is the future of Google

It’s common currency in internet punditry circles that Google won the battle to dominate search while Facebook won the battle for social, and that Google+ is just a failed competitor to Facebook. But Google hasn’t given up.<p>It has been clear for a while now that, to make up for the fact that not …

Social Media

The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing C.E.O.

If you’re a billionaire in Silicon Valley, you can wear what you want on your feet. Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, has made numerous public appearances in a hoodie and Adidas slide-on sandals. Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, is not shy about his Vibram FiveFingers barefoot-style …

Evad3rs team again addresses iOS 7 jailbreak concerns: no money exchanged, disappointed w/ cracked release

After much controversy surrounding the surprise release of a public iOS 7 jailbreak from well-known jailbreakers <i>the evad3rs,</i> the team has published another open letter to clear up some questions and concerns related to the release.<p>The biggest questions many are still asking are related to why and …

Google's Chromebooks Were The Best Selling Laptops At Amazon, Beating Windows And Mac Computers

Chromebooks are super cheap laptops that are based entirely on the Chrome browser. You need an Internet connection for the laptops to do anything. But, for the most part, people are Internet-connected when they're using a laptop, so it's not a huge limitation.<p>In a press release, Amazon listed …

Kindle Fire

iOS Remains More Popular Than Android for Holiday Shopping in the U.S.

The majority of online orders from mobile devices on Christmas day were placed by iOS users rather than Android users, according to a new report from IBM. 23 percent of total online sales on Christmas in the United States were made from iOS devices, while just 4.6 percent were made from Android …