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Learn photography and editing essentials with Adobe’s All-Inclusive Photoshop Bundle – 93% off

Despite the claims of high-end cameras, spending an ungodly amount of money isn’t necessary to take great pictures. Sure, a more (...)

2016-01-31
8 time tracking tools that can skyrocket productivity

As you seek to make your business more productive, you can run into efficiency roadblocks. You know how you spend your own time, but (...)

2016-01-30
Sad about Parse shutting down? This GitHub repo has a handy list of replacement services

Yesterday, Facebook made developers collectively throw their hands up as it announced it was discontinuing Parse. If you’re looking (...)

2016-01-29
Marketing the TNW Way #7: Our web analytics? We track everything!

In this series of blog posts, I’ve enjoyed shedding some light onto how we approach marketing at The Next Web through Web analytics, (...)

2016-01-29
How Giphy got its start: The 2 guys behind the great GIF search engine

One afternoon in December, Giphy’s two dozen staff members gathered around a long picnic table in their Lower East Side Manhattan (...)

2016-01-29
GrabTaxi rebrands as Grab and launches corporate service in bid to overtake Uber

Southeast Asia’s GrabTaxi has dropped the word ‘taxi’ from its name after announcing that it will now be offering a corporate (...)

2016-01-28
Safari is crashing on iPhone and Mac because Apple’s search suggestions are down

If you can’t open Safari on your Mac or iPhone today, you’re not alone. A bug that appears to be related to Apple’s search (...)

2016-01-27
miPic wants to turn your social media images into cash

UK-based startup miPic is a new social network that allows designers, photographers and artists to monetize the images they upload (...)

2016-01-27
Medium stands by investigative journalists as Malaysia blocks the site

The Malaysian Communications and Mutimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked Medium after the blogging platform refused to remove a post (...)

2016-01-27
Microsoft’s deep learning toolkit for speech recognition is now on GitHub

In order to speed up their AI and speech recognition projects, researchers at Microsoft developed a toolkit that uses deep neural (...)

2016-01-26
Adobe Portfolio takes dead aim at Wix and Squarespace for quick and easy websites

Adobe is rounding out its Creative Cloud suite with a new website design tool. Dubbed Portfolio, Adobe’s offering takes dead aim (...)

2016-01-25
The future of media monetization: Cryptocurrencies and micropayments

Monetization of content projects, be it a newspaper or online-only news publication, is a pain these days. When we saw massive newspapers (...)

2016-01-25
Speaker Paul Ryan would like you to watch a livestream of snow falling on his office balcony

For those located in the northeastern part of the United States, you’ll well know about the impending winter storm about to hit (...)

2016-01-22
Oracle says Google made more than $36 billion from Android

Bloomberg reports today that an Oracle lawyer said in court Google had made more than $36 billion in revenue from Android since the (...)

2016-01-21
Don’t trust the Internet of Things: when smart devices leak data

Update: Nest got back to us, saying that the researchers assumed incorrectly what the geo-location data was for, which actually was (...)

2016-01-20
Russia’s new internet chief reportedly owned a torrent site with nearly 1.3m members

Vladamir Putin’s recently appointed internet advisor Herman Klimenko used to run a torrent-sharing website in Russia that plays (...)

2016-01-19
There are a whole lot of people looking for naughty Minecraft videos on Pornhub

Given Minecraft’s popularity, it’s probably not all that surprising that people out there are taking to one of the world’s largest (...)

2016-01-18
Why you may want to include password retrieval instructions in your will

CBC reports that when 72-year old widow Peggy Bush wanted to retrieve her late husband’s Apple ID password to play card games on (...)

2016-01-19
‘Today in Black Twitter’ magnifies the voices of African-American culture online

There are a scant few social media circles that have had the far-reaching impact and daily presence that “Black Twitter” has. (...)

2016-01-14
Crashlytics’ Answers now available for Mac apps, supporting tvOS in beta

Two months after its launch as a stand-alone kit, Answers is now available for OS X Apps. So if you’re looking for the same insights (...)

2016-01-14
‘Today in Black Twitter’ captures and magnifies the voices of African-American culture online

There are a scant few social media circles that have had the far-reaching impact and daily presence that “Black Twitter” has. (...)

2016-01-14
Watch Michigan Tech’s ‘Robotic Falcon’ snatch this drone out of mid-air

A team of researchers at Michigan Tech are seeking to make the skies a bit safer by catching nefarious drones hell-bent on causing (...)

2016-01-13
Microsoft’s speedy Chakra JavaScript engine is now open source

Following Microsoft announcing it would open-source its Chakra JavaScript engine late last year, the company has done exactly that, (...)

2016-01-13
Facebook has just 24 hours to find the 11 million people it says support Free Basics in India

The Indian regulator consulting on the future of services like Free Basics has released an update outlining its communications with (...)

2016-01-13
No, Apple isn’t working on a tool to make it easier to go from iOS to Android

Over the weekend, a rumor that Apple was at work on a tool that would allow users to switch from iOS to Android surfaced. Turns out, (...)

2016-01-11
Xcode 7.3 beta has better code completion and support for alternative Swift toolchains

In addition to a new iOS beta, Apple has also released an Xcode beta which has features like better code completion and support for (...)

2016-01-11
Lenovo is killing off Motorola, will brand phones as ‘Moto by Lenovo’

Lenovo, which purchased Motorola from Google in 2014 for just north of $3 billion, will be phasing the brand out. Future high end (...)

2016-01-07
Huawei unveils a new line of blinged-out smartwatches to woo fashionistas

At CES today, Huawei announced two new smartwatch models named ‘Elegant’ and ‘Jewel.’ Huawei has been hot in the smartwatch (...)

2016-01-05

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