Vikram Parmar

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Feedly iPad Updated: Night Theme & ‘Speed Reading’

The <b>Feedly</b> RSS reader app for iPad was updated over last weekend, to Version 18.0.5. The headline new feature is what the developers are calling speed reading. This is implemented via the ability to move between individual articles with just a quick tap on the right-hand edge of the page.<p>This is a …

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Apple’s iBooks Textbooks & iTunes U Course Manager hit new markets in Asia, Latin America, Europe

<b>Update:</b> Apple says iBooks Textbooks are available in all countries with a paid iBooks store and that a full updated list of countries with access to iTunes U Course Manager can be found on its enrollment website.<p>Apple just put out a press release announcing that it’s expanding availability of its …

With Enterprise Launch On Horizon, Task Manager Todoist Adds Collaboration & Real-Time Sync

Todoist, the cross-platform task management software reaching 1.3 million users, is getting an upgrade today. The company has been a staple in the world of personal productivity since its debut in 2007, and is now finally adding support for collaboration and real-time sync, among other things. …

Future Mac Notebooks Could Feature 'Buttonless' Trackpad Design

Apple today was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,633,916 (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), which describes a touchpad that utilizes force sensors and acuator feedback. The buttonless design uses an array of sensors and an actuator to mimic the function and tactile feedback of the current trackpad found in the company's …

Here's Our Favorite Apple iWatch Concept Design So Far

Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it might actually work to make calls. Check it out.

Moovit Overhauled for iOS 7 with a New Look, Improved Navigation

Moovit‘s crowd-powered public transport trip planner app for iOS has been fully revamped to bring a new look and feel in keeping with the design of iOS 7, as well as making it faster and adding new features.<p>The update was released today on the App Store and in addition to changing the overall …

White hat hacker says he found 70,000 records on Healthcare.gov through a Google search

The federal health insurance marketplace at Healthcare.gov still has major security issues according to some experts, including a flaw that allows user records to show up in Google results.<p>At least 70,000 records with personal identifying information including first and last names, addresses, and …

Google Glass at the movies gets man interrogated

There are enemies of the state, and then there are enemies of Jack Ryan.<p>A Google Glass wearer has told an extraordinary story of going to his local movie theater in Ohio and allegedly being accosted by the FBI for wearing his device.<p>In an impassioned and slightly shiver-making e-mail to The …

4chan founder Chris Poole is shutting down Canvas and DrawQuest for iOS

No one is guaranteed success in the App Store. Not even 4chan founder Chris Poole. Poole has announced that he's shutting down DrawQuest, the drawing app / game his team launched for iOS back in February. Canvas, an online community based around image "remixes" that Poole created in 2011, will also …

Apple granted temporary removal of its hated ebooks monitor

Apple is being temporarily relieved of the court-appointed antitrust-compliance monitor that it had instated after being found guilty in an ebook price-fixing trial last year. According to Reuters, the monitor is being removed at least until a federal court can hear Apple's motion to have the …

$450K panel of glass at Apple’s iconic 5th Avenue ‘Cube’ store shattered by snowblower

Several readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago. In total, the late-2011 renovation …

Motorola Migrate Adds iCloud Support

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt shared a detailed guide on how to migrate from iPhone to Android last November, but now that process can be fully automated by an application, assuming that your device of choice is a new Motorola smartphone.<p>That’s because Motorola Migrate, an app that launched last …

Motorola Migrate can now shepherd iOS users (and their data) to a new life on Android

If a Motorola device has recently charmed you away from the iPhone, make sure to check out the company's Migrate app. Moto just refreshed the transfer tool to add iOS support (similar to the one found on MotoMaker), making it easier to transfer iCloud data to Google's services -- so long as you …

Leaked screenshots might offer glance at Apple’s iOS in the Car

When Apple(s aapl) announced iOS in the Car back at WWDC in June, it offered relatively few details about how the feature will work, or even what it …

Hackers And Governments Beware--Online Anonymity For The People

You wouldn’t know it from its modest adobe-and-brick-tile headquarters on National Avenue, but like a lot of its larger neighbors in Mountain View, Calif., AnchorFree aims to change the world. Not by becoming the biggest search engine (and advertising machine) or the most prodigious professional …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

Using your own smartphone at work? Watch that it doesn’t get wiped when you leave …

Employees who use their own electronic devices at work under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) arrangement may have unwittingly authorised their employer to remotely wipe their device when they leave the company, reports the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>In early October, Michael Irvin stood up to leave a New York City …

Sorry, Jailbreakers! Apple Kills Evasi0n Exploit In iOS 7.1 Beta 4

Every time, the game of cat-and-mouse between Cupertino and jailbreakers goes like this. Apple releases a new version of iOS, patching existing jailbreak exploits. Jailbreakers poke and prod at the code for a few months, until they find a new exploit. They hold off on revealing the nature of this …

The App Store’s Dirty Secret: Apps Can Ask For Your Apple ID Login

In this era of heightened security fears, when headlines routinely shout about hackers stealing millions of personal records in a single digital heist on some of the nation’s biggest companies, you should never be handing your Apple ID and password over to <i>anyone</i> who isn’t Apple. Yet that’s just the …

Safari support completes Adblock Plus five-browser sweep

Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that wipes what it deems to be more intrusive advertisements off the Web, has completed its sweep of the top browsers on personal computers with the release of a version for Safari.<p>The Adblock Plus beta for Safari on OS X joins versions already available for Chrome, …

Apple releases shortened “Light Verse” and “Sound Verse” TV advertisements

Last week, Apple released its popular “Your Verse” ad, featuring beautiful imagery of the iPad Air used in a wide variety of different scenarios, accompanied by a voiceover from the film <i>Dead Poet’s Society</i>. Today, just in time for the Super Bowl, Apple uploaded two variations of that ad, “Light …

Motorola and NII Holdings bring Prip's push-to-talk service to the iPhone

Sprint's iDEN network shutdown may have quashed hopes for an iPhone with native push-to-talk support, but that won't matter much now that Motorola and NII Holdings have brought Prip's service to iOS. The new app lets American iOS 7 users instantly speak to both fellow Prip members as well as NII's …

Carl Icahn's Stake in Apple Passes $3 Billion Amid Continued Stock Buyback Pressure

Activist investor Carl Icahn has just tweeted that his investment firm has acquired an additional $500 million in Apple stock over the past two weeks, pushing his stake to over $3 billion. Calling continued investment in Apple a "no brainer" at current prices, Icahn also continues to believe that …

Moving your iPhone contacts to a Motorola smartphone just got easier

Motorola’s(s goog) Migrate app for Android has a new feature to help iPhone(s aapl) switchers. Announced on Tuesday night, the software now lets you …

Twitterrific 5 updated with streaming support, list management, more

The Iconfactory released a significant update to Twitterrific 5 today bringing support for a highly requested feature: <i>streaming</i>.<p>Just like Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for Mac and iOS, Twitterrific will now present new tweets to you as they’re loaded alleviating the need to pull-to-refresh when …

Mac mini could finally see refresh next month according to retailer

Last year came and went without as much as a mention from Apple about the fate of its Mac mini line of desktop computers. The Mac mini lineup currently on sale through Apple, Amazon, and other retailers last saw its hardware updated in late 2012 at the original iPad mini event.<p>So it’s not too …

Mixpanel Adds In-App Notification Creation Tool To Analytics Platform

Real-time analytics platform Mixpanel has launched a new tool that helps businesses bring in-app notifications right into their mobile apps. As a result, this enables marketers to not only create their own custom messaging, but also target it and track user responses all without needing complex …

Administration says Healthcare.gov is 'robust' despite claims that profiles can be Googled

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the division of the health department that administers the Healthcare.gov insurance exchange, has denied that the website is vulnerable to hackers. The statement came in response to David Kennedy of TrustedSec who claims that consumer …