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Xiaomi launches its first iPad challenger, the 7.9-inch Wifi-only Mi Pad, priced from $240

There have been plenty of rumors that popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi would be branching out into manufacturing tablets, (...)

2014-05-14
Google is still ‘a million miles away’ from being the search engine that Larry Page dreams of

Its feats may include self-driving cars, wearable technology and a platform that powers more than one billion mobile devices, but (...)

2014-05-14
Six-Second Vine Videos That Run in Endless Loops

Last week, we challenged Mashable readers to create perfectly looping videos on Vine. Stop-motion animator Jesse Herring, who owns (...)

2014-05-14
Weibo CEO: Clutter is good for us, and microblogging can thrive alongside messaging apps

Weibo, previously known as Sina Weibo, is widely recognized as ‘China’s Twitter’ — but new users may have a jarring experience (...)

2014-05-13
The weird science of stretching time: How to stop life from passing you by

This article originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. One unnerving aspect of getting older is how life seems to start speeding (...)

2014-05-13
Facebook for iOS now lets you create posts while offline, will share them once you have a strong connection

Facebook today updated its iOS app with two new features and a performance boost to the News Feed. You can download the new version (...)

2014-05-13
Google updates Nik analog effects photo plug-in

Google has released an upgrade to its photo enhancement plug-in package, Analog Efex Pro. Version 2 is available as a free upgrade (...)

2014-05-13
Facebook Context Cards Show Friend Activity When the Time Is Right

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to its iOS app that encourages users to share more about what they are doing. The new feature, (...)

2014-05-13
Impulse buy: You can pick up a Nintendo 2DS for $99 at Target until May 17

Between now and Saturday (May 17, 2014) you can pick up a Nintendo 2DS for $99 at Target stores across the US. The portable gaming (...)

2014-05-13
FullContact taps Zapier to let you scan your business cards into more than 250 third-party services

2011 TechStars alumni FullContact is introducing Zapier integration to its business card scanner app for iOS and Android. For the (...)

2014-05-13
Facebook opens FbStart registration to all mobile developers with an app available for at least 30 days

Facebook today opened up registration for FbStart, a program that helps app developers by providing free tools and services “to (...)

2014-05-13
Microsoft updates Windows Phone 8.1 Preview with bug fixes and battery life improvements

Microsoft today released the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. If you’re a developer or enthusiast in the (...)

2014-05-13
Citymapper adds Boston and Washington DC to its Android app for public transport directions

Citymapper has added Boston and Washington DC to the latest update of its Android app, which offers detailed directions for getting (...)

2014-05-13
Eyefi links up with Best Buy for Wi-Fi card-cloud deal

Eyefi, the maker of wireless SD camera storage cards and mobile device companion software, has inked a deal with Best Buy to offer (...)

2014-05-13
Can online apps change real life behavior?

Max Ogles is the head of marketing for Coach Alba, a mobile health startup. Visit his blog to read more about behavior change, technology, (...)

2014-05-13
Rovio launches ToonsTV iOS app for Angry Birds cartoons and more, but only in Finland for now

One week after Rovio launched a new Flappy Bird-style game in Finland, Canada and Poland, the Finland-based Angry Birds’ creator (...)

2014-05-13
Giphy now lets you share GIFs on Twitter that point to other URLs

If you love GIFs, you’ve probably heard of Giphy. The site offers a gargantuan database of short animated images, helping you easily (...)

2014-05-13
Why we must build gender inclusiveness into startups

Roger Huang is an entrepreneur who is working on his next venture, and advising several others on growth. This post originally appeared (...)

2014-05-13
Skyscanner: Inside Scotland’s tech titan and one of the world’s largest flight search engines

Emerging from the ashes of the first dotcom boom were a number of companies you all still know and love today. From the US, there’s (...)

2014-05-13
Loop brings its contactless mobile payments to Android

Mobile payment startup Loop has added Android support for making contactless credit card payments at retail outlets. The LoopWallet (...)

2014-05-13
Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown on the past and future of Illustrator

In the era when the ruler, triangle, and T-square reigned supreme — when the concept of desktop publishing was radical — a young company (...)

2014-05-13
Nintendo takes down popular iOS Game Boy emulator GBA4iOS

It was only a matter of time. GBA4iOS, a popular Game Boy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPad, is no more. While game emulation (...)

2014-05-13
Exploring the aesthetics of food photography with Instagram star Patrick Janelle

Lindsay Comstock is a New York-based writer, photographer, and editor. Her work has appeared in American Photo, PDN, and Rangefinder. This (...)

2014-05-12
2014 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Logo Lounge for the past eleven years, has posted annual logo design trend reports and they have just released the 2014 logo design (...)

2014-05-12
Twitter Is Back After Brief Disruption

Update May 13, 5:15 p.m. P.T.: Twitter service has returned to normal for mobile and web users, following a brief disruption that (...)

2014-05-12
Google Search for iOS now lets you ask casual questions via voice, gets more Google Now cards and speed boost

Google today updated its Google Search app for iOS with the ability to ask questions with your voice and a slew of improvements focused (...)

2014-05-12
Swipe your way to a more fashionable you with the Nuji iPhone app

Keeping abreast of the latest fashion trends can be exhausting. Unless you have your own stylist or access to a friend whose entire (...)

2014-05-12
3 unconventional content marketing strategies you should try

Danny Wong does marketing at Shareaholic, is the co-founder of Blank Label and likes to write every once in a while. Feel free to (...)

2014-05-12
Why transparency is the next killer feature in mobile

Ted Muething is a PR and marketing consultant at Jones-Dilworth Inc., a boutique agency in Austin focused on bringing early-stage (...)

2014-05-12
Research project Cider brings iOS apps to Android devices

Six PhD students at Columbia University‘s Department of Computer Science have developed Cider, an OS compatibility architecture (...)

2014-05-12
Windows Store updated with persistent navigation bar, multiple featured titles, and shared app identities

Microsoft today updated the Windows Store, which ships on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, with enhancements “that address customer (...)

2014-05-12
América Móvil brings Firefox OS devices to Mexico

Mozilla has announced that it has signed a deal with América Móvil which will see the operator offering Firefox OS devices to (...)

2014-05-12
Outlook.com adds advanced email rules, in-line replies and revamped chat options

Microsoft’s Outlook.com webmail service will soon include a new Advanced Rules feature for granular message filtering, as well (...)

2014-05-12
Smule switches to a single subscription model for its music-making apps 

Music app developer Smule today launched Smule Pass, a new cross-app subscription to connect all of its apps under a single premium (...)

2014-05-12
Instant API lets developers create commercial APIs in minutes, rather than weeks or months

The API has become a core part of the modern Internet, and it seems that more companies than ever now offer third-party developers (...)

2014-05-12
How to build a financial forecast that will look attractive to investors

Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures. “Why should I build a financial forecast for my fundraising presentation? There (...)

2014-05-12
Microsoft to sell a Kinect-free Xbox One for $399 from June 9

Microsoft today announced plans to sell the Xbox One without Kinect. It will be sold for $399 from June 9 in all markets where the (...)

2014-05-12
Mozilla wants to teach you how to teach others about the Web

Almost two years after launching its Webmaker initiative, Mozilla is launching a new online crash-course to give anyone the skills (...)

2014-05-12
Jawbone’s Mini Jambox Bluetooth speaker updated to offer multi-play with other Minis

Jawbone has released a free firmware update for its Mini Jambox Bluetooth speakers that enables them to connect to other Mini Jambox (...)

2014-05-12
New Google Chrome experiment: Spell Up word game helps you improve your English using your own voice

Google today released a new Chrome experiment called Spell Up, a word game designed to help improve your grasp of the English language (...)

2014-05-12
Google+ Auto-Awesome will now convert your DSLR panoramas into immersive Photo Spheres

Google introduced Photo Spheres with Android 4.2, but the 360-degree image format is yet to hit the mainstream. In an effort to make (...)

2014-05-12
Amazon’s virtual ‘Coins’ currency is now available to users in France, Italy and Spain

Amazon Coins, the online retailer’s virtual currency for apps and microtransactions, are now available to customers based in France, (...)

2014-05-12
Search engines can be forced to remove links relating to individuals, European court rules

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has ruled today that individuals should have the right to remove outdated information (...)

2014-05-12
Yelp launches new version of SeatMe that lets ‘nightlife’ businesses accept online bookings for free

Yelp has launched a tool for restaurants, bars and other businesses in the nightlife category which allows them to accept online reservations (...)

2014-05-12
Leaked LG Uni8 image reveals the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device

It looks like LG is preparing to launch its very first Windows Phone 8 device, after serial smartphone industry insider @evleaks revealed a (...)

2014-05-12
Should your hobby be your job?

Ilya Pozin is the founder of Open Me and Ciplex. Conventional wisdom says you should make your passion into your career so you’ll (...)

2014-05-11
Facebook reportedly preparing to open a sales office in China, where it is still blocked

Facebook may be blocked in China, but that isn’t stopping it from moving forward with opening a sales office in the country’s (...)

2014-05-11
Square branches out into food ordering with new Square Order service

US payments giant Square is expanding its services after it launched Square Order, a new mobile service that lets users order and (...)

2014-05-11

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