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Apple invites media inside its top-secret device testing lab

Apple just opened the door ever so slightly into its world of design and testing hoping to squelch bendgate. The same thing happened (...)

2014-09-24
Wayfare brings penpals into the age of mobile and social media

I’ll admit it. I have a soft spot for technology that helps make the world a smaller place. So the prospect of testing out Wayfare, (...)

2014-09-24
Microsoft starts rolling out Groups collaboration feature to Office 365, coming to Yammer and Lync next

Microsoft today announced it is rolling out the first phase of Groups for Office 365, a new collaboration feature, starting with the (...)

2014-09-24
Instagram adds front camera support to its Hyperlapse app

Instagram has released an update to its Hyperlapse app for iOS that will let you create timelapse videos using your front-facing (...)

2014-09-24
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finally has a Verified account

Dick Costolo has been Twitter’s chief executive since October 2010, but until now his account on the behemoth social network wasn’t (...)

2014-09-24
Top 20 reasons why startups fail: Report

At the start of the year, CB Insights gathered a collection of over 100 “startup failure post-mortems” which explained why the (...)

2014-09-24
Dear Rupert: Google responds to News Corp’s criticisms point-by-point in ongoing EU antitrust case

Google has responded to an open letter, written by News Corp for the European Commission, which criticises the company and claims (...)

2014-09-24
HERE and now: Nokia’s curbing Windows Phone development in a bid for mapping supremacy

Nokia may have been gradually building out its mapping empire for more than 10 years, but it’s only now preparing to really ramp (...)

2014-09-24
Learn to design for Web and mobile... and name your own price!

If you’re serious about learning to design for web and mobile platforms, there’s never been a better time to get started: (...)

2014-09-24
Apple tells users with iOS 8.0.1 to downgrade to iOS 8, wait on new update in ‘next few days’

Apple pushed out a buggy update to iOS 8 which disabled cell reception and TouchID on devices, and now it is telling customers who (...)

2014-09-24
ACDSee’s photo editor upgrade for Windows highlights pixel-based edits

ACDSee has released a major upgrade to its Windows photo editing and management apps — ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18, the standard (...)

2014-09-24
Valve launches its Steam Music Player with free Half-Life and Portal video game soundtracks

Valve is slowly expanding Steam‘s functionality beyond buying and playing PC, Mac and Linux video games. Now, the company has launched (...)

2014-09-24
The Internet’s hilarious reaction to #bendgate

It’s been a surprisingly tough week for Apple. Today it released an iOS 8 update that killed cell service and TouchID on some users’ (...)

2014-09-23
Circa reworks its bite-sized news app around Daily Brief catchups and a custom ‘Wire’ news feed

Circa, a news reader app for Android and iOS that breaks important stories down into bite-sized chunks, has undergone a massive overhaul (...)

2014-09-23
Science Inc. acquires the PlayHaven ad network from Upsight

Science Inc., an LA-based group that invests in and builds media and ecommerce companies, has announced the acquisition of mobile (...)

2014-09-23
Eventbrite’s new Neon app wants to make managing events on mobile easier

Until recently, Eventbrite has been focusing on event creators as its main customers. Then it realized that more and more of the people (...)

2014-09-23
BlackBerry’s $599 Passport smartphone is available now with new Blend app for cross-platform device management

BlackBerry today unveiled its square-screened Passport smartphone after months of leaks running up to its official unveiling. Just (...)

2014-09-23
eBay teams up with Autobutler to launch a car repair quote comparison service in Germany

eBay has teamed up with Autobutler, a site for collecting quotes from local car garages, to launch a similar service through its online (...)

2014-09-23
Adobe is closing its R&D operations in China, with a reported 400 jobs being axed

Adobe is closing its research and development operations in China in a move that could see as many as 400 employees made redundant. (...)

2014-09-23
Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited to the UK, an all-you-can-eat book subscription service for £7.99 a month

Two months after Amazon launched its e-book subscription service in the US, the internet giant has quietly introduced the offering (...)

2014-09-23
Infogr.am now wants to help teams collaborate on infographics

As we wrote back in 2012, Infogr.am is a great way of creating your own beautiful interactive infographics. In a nutshell, Infogr.am (...)

2014-09-23
Science Inc. acquires PlayHaven’s ad network from Upsight

Science Inc., an LA-based group that invests in and builds media and ecommerce companies, has announced the acquisition of mobile (...)

2014-09-23
5 Standardized Methods for Writing CSS

CSS is hard to maintain and scale without a well-defined approach. Here are five CSS development methodologies and style guides that (...)

2014-09-23
Google now lets IT admins apply Chrome policies on Android and iOS

Google today announced IT admins can now apply policies to Chrome on Android and iOS, in addition to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome (...)

2014-09-23
Samsung says Galaxy Note 4 will debut in Korea on Sept 26, be on sale in 140 markets by the end October

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 4, the latest version of its popular ‘phablet’ range, will go on sale from September (...)

2014-09-22
Free Logo Design Inspiration eBook – 1000+ logos over 70 pages!

Grab this FREE logo design inspiration eBook to kick start your next branding project! Enjoy 1000+ logos over 70 pages. Download it (...)

2014-09-22
Apple acquires digital magazine startup Prss

Apple confirmed that it has acquired digital magazine platform Prss. The startup helped publishers create iPad versions of their magazines. (...)

2014-09-22
Microsoft launches Online Services Bug Bounty Program, includes Office 365 with rewards starting at $500

Microsoft today launched the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program, offering security researchers rewards for submitted vulnerabilities. (...)

2014-09-22
Dataminr launches a media-focused service that scans Twitter for breaking news

Social media data service Dataminr has followed up its finance and public sector products with one built specifically for the news (...)

2014-09-22
Microsoft and GoDaddy launch suite of tech tools to help small businesses get online

Microsoft and GoDaddy today announced Get Online Today, a suite of services and tech tools meant to help small- and medium-sized businesses (...)

2014-09-22
Karma announces an upgraded LTE version of its shareable Wi-Fi hotspot

Wireless hotspot service Karma has announced Karma Go, upgraded hardware that runs on Sprint’s LTE network instead of WiMax. When (...)

2014-09-22
Ecommerce platform StackSocial rebrands as StackCommerce to focus on publishers

StackSocial, a startup offering “native commerce” solutions to Web publishers, has changed its name to StackCommerce. The company (...)

2014-09-22
Microsoft drops the price of the Xbox One to £329.99 in the UK

Microsoft has dropped the price of its Xbox One gaming console to £329.99 ($540 USD) in the UK, undercutting the PlayStation 4 by (...)

2014-09-22
Get 91% off The Ultimate Design Course To Increase User Engagement

Increasing conversion on your site can feel like a mystery sometimes — but that’s where it helps to understand how the human mind (...)

2014-09-22
Samsung launches $19.99 Power Sharing cable for charging micro USB devices with your Galaxy phone or tablet

Samsung today launched a new accessory for its Galaxy line of products that isn’t just a gimmick but looks extremely useful: meet (...)

2014-09-22
Audioboo rebrands as AudioBoom and overhauls its iOS app

Social audio platform Audioboo has announced that it’s rebranding as AudioBoom, as it lifts the lid on an all-new iOS app too. Launched (...)

2014-09-22
Google is spending $770 million on a new data centre in the Netherlands

Google has announced plans to build a new data centre in Europe, this time in Eemshaven, a seaport in the Netherlands. The internet (...)

2014-09-22
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is now available for Android, Windows Phone and iOS

Good news for fans of the FIFA franchise – EA has launched FIFA 15 Ultimate Team (UT) for Android, iOS and Windows Phone this week. (...)

2014-09-22
Nearly half of Apple’s customers using the App Store have iOS 8 on their device

After a slow start, Apple customers are beginning to adopt the company’s new iOS 8 platform in larger numbers. The US company updated (...)

2014-09-22
Jolla’s Sailfish OS smartphone goes on sale in India, exclusively on Snapdeal.com

As expected, Jolla’s Sailfish OS-powered smartphone is now on sale in India, available exclusively through Snapdeal.com, one of (...)

2014-09-22
Adobe acquires photo editing platform Aviary

Adobe has announced plans to acquire Aviary, the maker of a photo editing SDK used by a number of third-party apps. Aviary has achieved (...)

2014-09-21
Google search now shows you facts mined from data tables

Google today revealed a new search feature called Structured Snippets that displays information pulled from data tables on webpages. (...)

2014-09-21
You Can Now Say "No, Thanks" To Google+

Signing up for Google+ is no longer a requirement for new Gmail users.In what might be another nail in the coffin for Google+, or (...)

2014-09-21
AT&T and Chernin’s Otter Media buys YouTube network Fullscreen

Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, today announced it had completed its purchase of a majority (...)

2014-09-21
Handy expands its domestic services platform with acquisition of UK-based Mopp

Following a recent rebrand from Handybook to Handy, the US-based platform for getting help with your household chores has announced (...)

2014-09-21
Telenav wants to get young people checking in (again) with HopOver, another social location app

In what has now been five years writing about apps for a living, I’ve been pitched variations on the ‘see where your friends are (...)

2014-09-21
Apple says first weekend iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales topped 10 million

The iOS 8 launch came and went, and the iPhone 6 models hit the market too. And today Apple says that sales of its new devices topped (...)

2014-09-21
XPRIZE launches $15m contest to bring literacy and numeracy to 250m kids in the developing world

XPRIZE has announced its latest initiative to fix our planet’s biggest problems – a $15 million private-sector led challenge to (...)

2014-09-21

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