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This is your house, from a cat’s eye view

While it may or may not be true that cats rule the planet, plenty of empirical evidence suggests that cats are nonetheless behind (...)

2014-05-01
Xbox One update to add sound mixer, volume controls for Kinect chat, option to help improve speech recognition

Microsoft today detailed what’s coming in the next Xbox One update, which will be largely focused on audio features. New features (...)

2014-05-01
comScore: Apple takes 41.4% share as top US smartphone maker, Samsung hits 27%; Android outgains iOS again

Another month, another report showing Apple’s dominance as the top US smartphone company has peaked at just above 41 percent. Samsung, (...)

2014-05-01
The optimal length for video marketing content? As short as possible

Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace. (...)

2014-05-01
Apple acquires LuxVue and its highly efficient micro-LED screen technology

Apple has confirmed that it has acquired LuxVue, a company stealthily working on display technology that could potentially extend (...)

2014-05-01
Meet The Woman Sewing Life-Sized Dolls Of Everyone Who Dies In Her Village

The short documentary The Valley of Dolls introduces us to a 64-year-old woman in Nagoro, Japan, who is repopulating her village one (...)

2014-05-01
Windows Phone 8.1 to get File Manager ‘by the end of May’, Cortana gets feedback site and hint of PC version

Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone, held a Reddit AMA today where he answered various question (...)

2014-05-01
Hold on to your Titans, Xbox Live is down for Xbox One

It’s Friday and you want to unwind after a grueling work week with some Titanfall. But wait, Xbox Live isn’t working right now. (...)

2014-05-01
Microsoft is building a File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1, expects to release app ‘by the end of May’

Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone, held a Reddit AMA today where he answered various question (...)

2014-05-01
Finally: You can open and process Raw images in your browser

What would you say if someone told you that it was possible to open and edit a Raw image directly in a Web browser—no plugins required? (...)

2014-05-01
Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service

Google today updated Google Search for Android with a very useful Google Now improvement: cards will now stay loaded even when you (...)

2014-05-01
Meet Mujjo’s latest line of luxurious leather sleeves for iPhone, iPad and Mac

Netherlands-based Mujjo has carved a sizable niche for itself in recent times, as a purveyor of classy, premium (AKA not-cheap) gadget (...)

2014-05-01
Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy makes its ticketing service free for organizers

Just a couple months after launching, mobile-focused event planning platform Eventjoy has decided to drop the fees from its ticketing (...)

2014-05-01
Moto X+1 placeholder appears on Motorola’s Moto Maker website

Corroborating a tweet published by @evleaks, Motorola has updated its Moto Maker site with mention of a new handset called the Moto (...)

2014-05-01
PandaDoc brings analytics to digital contracts and e-signatures to help close deals faster

We first covered PandaDoc last October as the company pitched at The Next Web Mobile Startup Rally in New York. PandaDoc is a Web (...)

2014-05-01
Microsoft will open its first US Innovation Center in Miami later this spring

A Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) is to be opened in Miami, the first of its kind in the US, later this spring. The building will (...)

2014-05-01
3 habits of highly successful successors

Will Housh is the founder and CEO of Housh, Inc., a diversified online distribution and retail business. Connect with Will on Facebook, Twitter, (...)

2014-05-01
22tracks redesigns its curated playlist and music discovery app for iOS

One hundred and twenty influential DJs and bloggers. Four cities. Twenty two genre-based playlists per city. That’s 22tracks in (...)

2014-05-01
Minuum: A nifty collapsible keyboard app for Android

The stock keyboard on Android isn’t too bad, but sometimes you might find that the layout and sheer size means that it ends up taking (...)

2014-05-01
Confer Call wants to bring simplicity to conference calling

The conference call technology industry is lucrative but increasingly-saturated, with heavyweights such as WebEx and ‘newcomers’ (...)

2014-05-01
5 unique approaches to fantastic floral art

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

2014-05-01
BBC Sport to reshow five classic World Cup matches online, including England’s iconic 1966 final win

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is fast approaching and to celebrate, the BBC will broadcast five classic football matches from past tournaments (...)

2014-05-01
Watch SpaceX’s reusable rocket fly to 1,000m and then return to the ground to land

We were pretty impressed last month when SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket conducted a successful test at 250 meters and, in the (...)

2014-05-01
EFF’s new Privacy Badger Chrome extension helps prevent online tracking

Digital rights organization EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is tackling advertisers that track people’s web activities after (...)

2014-05-01
Uber is now offering drivers using Lyft and other rivals $500 just to try its UberX service out

Private car booking service Uber has never been one to shy away from a fight with competitors — the company has run some pretty (...)

2014-05-01
21 Scrumptious Snaps Served Up Just Right

So over sexting — Mealtime snaps are the newest way to indulge on Snapchat Last week, Mashable asked its readers to submit (...)

2014-04-30
Beats Music for iOS gets iPad support, Find Your Friends feature for following Twitter users

Beats Electronics today updated its iOS app with iPad support. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. (...)

2014-04-30
Vine for the Web revamped around content discovery; videos are now viewable to non-users

Twitter launched a basic Web version of its 6-second video app Vine back in January, and now it is filling in the gaps after (finally) (...)

2014-04-30
Microsoft patches IE zero-day flaw, issues special security update for Windows XP despite end of support

Microsoft today announced it is releasing an emergency patch for Internet Explorer to fix a zero-day flaw spotted in the wild. The (...)

2014-04-30
Twitter for BlackBerry 10 gets draft tweets, swipeable timelines, new photo options, and more

BlackBerry 10 continues to struggle as a modern smartphone OS, but today the platform’s official Twitter app received a hearty update. (...)

2014-04-30
IDC: Apple’s iPad fell to 32.5% tablet share in Q1 2014, Samsung took second with 22.3%, Asus third with 5%

The tablet market is still growing, but at a much slower rate. Q1 2014 saw 50.4 million units ship worldwide, up from 48.6 million (...)

2014-04-30
‘...and that’s why I give free design critiques to homeless people’

Hang around San Francisco for a few minutes and probably you’ll meet someone as odious as this… Every week, Vooza – a video (...)

2014-04-30
This leaked image reportedly shows what Amazon’s first smartphone will look like

After a string of leaks and rumors, Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone appears to have been revealed in a leaked image obtained by (...)

2014-04-30
Aviary upgrade focuses on user requested features

Aviary has let loose a major new update of its free mobile photo editing app for iOS, which is popular both as a standalone image (...)

2014-04-30
Microsoft acquires New Zealand-based cloud computing company GreenButton

Microsoft is stepping up its cloud computing game after acquiring GreenButton, a New Zealand-based startup that uses its Azure platform (...)

2014-04-30
OneNote for iPhone gets notebook creation and iOS 7 redesign, OneNote for Mac gets printing and saving to PDF

Microsoft today announced updates to both OneNote for iPhone and OneNote for Mac with a slew of new features. You can download the (...)

2014-04-30
Evernote Business Notebook review: A stylish Moleskine jotter to organize your handwritten notes

I love handwritten notes. The physical act of scrawling on a page helps me to process my thoughts and remember important information. (...)

2014-04-30
This new Samsung app lets you keep track of everything LeBron James without hiding in the bushes

Do you love LeBron James. I mean really love the basketball superstar. Like love enough to stalk his every move? Well if you’re (...)

2014-04-30
Study: Snobby Salespeople Make You Want To Buy More Stuff

People who are rudely treated by the sales staff of a high-end retailer are more eager to buy those products, a new study finds.A (...)

2014-04-29
ParkJockey rides into London to ease the pain of finding a place to leave your car

ParkJockey, a service for finding a parking spot with the minimum of fuss, has launched in London today with the promise of cutting down the (...)

2014-04-30
Snapchat adds IM and video calls, but messages will disappear when you leave a conversation

Snapchat has been somewhat out of the limelight of late, but now the company that rejected a $3 billion offer from Facebook has introduced (...)

2014-04-30
Virgin Atlantic will use Apple’s iBeacon tech to help passengers passing through Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be using Apple’s iBeacon technology to deliver updates to its passengers passing through (...)

2014-04-30
AT&T is reportedly looking to buy satellite TV firm DirecTV

AT&T is reported to have approached satellite TV firm DirecTV over a possible acquisition, according to the Wall Street Journal. (...)

2014-04-29
Goodbye, Hoodie: Facebook Grows Up

Standing in front of thousands of Facebook developers at the company’s third F8 conference, a reflective Mark Zuckerberg, (...)

2014-04-29
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: A ‘whisper mode’ would encourage friends to privately discuss public conversations

Twitter is looking to encourage more private discussions on its service. CEO Dick Costolo would like to have a “whisper mode” (...)

2014-04-29
Inside App Links, Facebook’s open-source effort to make mobile apps more like the Web

Earlier today at F8 2014, Facebook unveiled App Links, a new open standard for deep linking across different mobile apps. The official (...)

2014-04-29
Everything Facebook announced at F8 2014 in one handy list

At today’s F8 conference, the focus was on developers. If you’re building for Facebook, today was chock full of news nuggets. (...)

2014-04-29
The difference between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’

This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. Whenever I realize I’ve been running ragged, I know I’ve fallen into a rut (...)

2014-04-29

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