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Facebook launches a free Analytics for Apps tool for cross-device app engagement insights

At F8 Developer Conference today, Facebook unveils Analytics for Apps to provide insight on an app’s customer base, engagement, (...)

2015-03-25
$50 off DJI Phantom 2 Drone + more top drones from TNW Deals

Aim for the clouds with TNW Deals’ amazing offers on some of the best drones on the market. Whether you’re an amateur or an expert (...)

2015-03-25
How copper is saving people’s lives in hospitals

Robert J. Szczerba is the CEO of X Tech Ventures, an innovative company focused on solving some of today’s most challenging problems (...)

2015-03-25
De:comments revamps and revives the native WordPress commenting system

Anyone who’s had to launch a WordPress-powered website in the past few years knows about the point where a choice has to be made (...)

2015-03-25
BT returns to the UK mobile market with 3 SIM-only tariffs

BT, the UK’s incumbent telecom infrastructure owner and national landline provider, today announced its first moves back into (...)

2015-03-25
5 steps to audit your digital marketing strategy for 2015

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up (...)

2015-03-25
Drupe for Android lets you hit up your favorite contacts with two swipes

The idea of opening an app to get in touch with a contact is kind of unintuitive to me — I first think of who I want to connect (...)

2015-03-25
Yelp now lets you book outdoor activities, bottle service and a round of golf

Yelp has added a raft of new business categories to its booking and ordering services in the US. The platform now lets you reserve (...)

2015-03-25
GoPix lets you share your favorite moments as a video slideshow set to music

What if you want to share an experience — random moments of your day, perhaps — and the usual still image, collage or video isn’t (...)

2015-03-24
$13.8bn sale of O2 to Three’s parent company Hutchison Whampoa is going ahead

Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile operator Three, has today confirmed that its purchase of rival UK network O2 will (...)

2015-03-24
Facebook is reportedly testing a standalone app for phone calls

Facebook may be trying to take over your phone app. The social network is testing a voice-calling app that can screen your calls (...)

2015-03-23
Video: Sergie Magdalin of Webflow explains his acceptance into Y Combinator

This is the first episode in a video series profiling startups and their founders. In our pilot, host Julian Shapiro (@Shapiro) interviews (...)

2015-03-23
Why online publications can live without Twitter

This article first appeared on Simon Owens’ blog. Though Facebook drives far more traffic to content than any other social media (...)

2015-03-23
These women used social media to reclaim their bodies

Sukki Singapora is the kind of person who electrifies the Internet Her bright blue hair falls in waves around her neckline as she (...)

2015-03-23
Edgee wants to squeeze a new content format in between tweets and blogs

Ever wanted to share more than 140 characters but didn’t feel like writing up a full-fledged blog post? Take a look at Edgee, a (...)

2015-03-23
Boeing patents a force field system to protect military vehicles from explosions

Boeing is known the world over as an aircraft manufacturer, but it also designs and develops sophisticated defense, satellite and (...)

2015-03-23
HTC One M9 review: An incredibly capable handset that just isn’t very exciting

HTC seems to have a bizarre phenomenon on its hands. It keeps designing flagship handsets that win design awards and the heart of (...)

2015-03-22
Lies, damned lies and robots at SXSW

The struggle to get attention at the annual scrum that is SXSW can lead to people take desperate measures. Unfortunately, that sometimes (...)

2015-03-22
Need a security expert? Hire a coder

Peleus Uhley is lead security strategist at Adobe As security moves more increasingly into the national spotlight, the need for security (...)

2015-03-22
61 key social media metrics, defined

This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog. Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think (...)

2015-03-22
Who gets the byline? How brands should navigate content authorship

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up (...)

2015-03-22
Priime for iPhone intelligently suggests which filters to use on your photos

There seems to be an endless amount of new photo apps out there, but new app Priime is a unique spin on the humble photo editing app. (...)

2015-03-21
Money, dream jobs, a better brain: why everyone should learn a second language

With more online learning resources available than we know what to do with, there’s really no reason for you to not know a second (...)

2015-03-21
How I got 6.2 million pageviews and 144,920 followers

Ali Mese is a freelancer, wanderer. He sends growth tips on Growth Supply and freebies on Freebie Supply. Say hi on Facebook or Twitter. This (...)

2015-03-21
UN women’s organization spurns Uber’s employment initiative

Uber has had a bad week, and things were not looking up at its conclusion. On March 10, Uber, the taxi service with a less-than-stellar (...)

2015-03-20
Pixelmator’s upgraded painting technology for iPad can give anyone an artistic flair

The Pixelmator team, in a 1.1 upgrade of its iPad app, has launched a new watercolor painting technology featuring an assortment (...)

2015-03-20
Amazon is reportedly working on a ‘Prime for apps’ subscription service

While Amazon has worked hard to promote its Android app store, let’s face it: if you’re not on Fire OS, you’ll use the Google (...)

2015-03-20
Check out Apple’s secret Apple Watch fitness lab

While its products tend to leak more often than not, Apple is still extremely secretive. So when the company allows camera into any (...)

2015-03-20
Apple invites ‘Good Morning America’ into its secret Apple Watch fitness lab

While its products tend to leak more often than not, Apple is still extremely secretive. So when the company allows camera into any (...)

2015-03-20
Apple is reportedly revealing an Apple TV with Siri and an App Store at WWDC

Rumors about when Apple will be updating the Apple TV – which was last refreshed in early 2012 – have been flying around forever, (...)

2015-03-20
Design Shots is a minimalist Dribbble client for iPhone

If you need a daily design inspiration fix, you can’t do much better than Dribbble, the community for pixel pushers across the globe. (...)

2015-03-20
Indian cab company Ola launches 20-minute food delivery service in four cities

Indian cab company Ola is launching a food delivery service that promises to drop off hot meals to your doorstep in 20 minutes or (...)

2015-03-20
Reuters’ news sites are currently blocked in China

Reuters reports that its English and Chinese news sites have become inaccessible in China today. It’s not the first time: its Chinese-language (...)

2015-03-20
Google’s Places API for Android and iOS lets developers add better location pickers to their apps

Google has launched its Places API for Android and opened a beta program for it on iOS today. It will allow developers to add (...)

2015-03-20
You can upgrade to Windows 10 from pirated older versions for free, but Microsoft won’t support your system

Microsoft made waves over the past few days when it said that it will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 from older versions, included (...)

2015-03-20
Carrot weather will be your favorite new sarcastic weather app

There are a bunch of Carrot apps available, like an insulting alarm clock or a fitness app that insults you until you lose weight, but (...)

2015-03-19
eBay: Striking a balance between engagement and utility

At the end of the massive SXSW interactive conference in Austin, we caught up with Dave Lippman, eBay’s vice president of design (...)

2015-03-19
What it was like to become the world’s leading expert on toilet paper orientation

Somehow, over the last 24 hours, I have become the world’s leading expert on toilet paper orientation. Allow me to explain. (...)

2015-03-19
Magic Leap shows off its augmented reality gaming experience

Magic Leap, the mysterious virtual reality company funded by Google, has today released a first look at its AR games experience with (...)

2015-03-19
Magic Leap shows off its virtual reality gaming experience

Magic Leap, the mysterious virtual reality company funded by Google, has today released a first look at its AR games experience with (...)

2015-03-19
16 photo frames filled to the brim with sunlight

For our latest photo challenge, you embraced bright sunlight. We were drawn to the beautifully overexposed and harshly contrasted (...)

2015-03-19
Rakuten acquires ebook marketplace OverDrive for $410 million to boost its digital content business

Japanese internet services giant Rakuten announced that it has acquired US-based OverDrive, an ebook and audiobook marketplace, for (...)

2015-03-19
Google Maps for iOS gets full-screen maps, Zagat review filters and quicker voice search

Another week, another update for Google Maps on iOS. Today’s update adds some useful features though. First up, you can now see (...)

2015-03-18
How to tackle content marketing on a budget

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up (...)

2015-03-18
Android Lollipop-based OxygenOS and CyanogenMod updates are coming to OnePlus One phones this month

OnePlus has confirmed in a forum post that its Android Lollipop-based updates are coming to its flagship One smartphone by the end (...)

2015-03-18
Meet Words U, the messaging app that helps you learn new words and sound smart

It’s true that there are plenty of messaging services out there already but this new app makes it easy to expand your lexicon and (...)

2015-03-17
How can creative pros prosper in the new economy? Stay in touch with what resonates with you

Creative professionals — graphic designers, artists, photographers and others — are extremely sensitive to the changing winds (...)

2015-03-17
Inside the Meerkat Bubble, where the air is fine

Two weeks ago, I’d never heard of Meerkat, the Twitter-integrated, video-live-streaming sensation that became the darling (...)

2015-03-17

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