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Police battle cybercrime cartels

Oct 30, 2014 5:57 am

Cybercrime costs the global economy $400 billion a year, and as it grows more sophisticated, law enforcement is having to do the same. [more]


Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be Gay”

Oct 30, 2014 5:48 am

"We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick." -- Tim Cook [more]


Amazon jumps the gun and offers Moto 360 in new colors and options before they’re officially unveiled

Oct 30, 2014 5:46 am

Yesterday, we reported that Amazon were listing a handful of new color options and bands to pre-order for the Moto 360, but now it looks like all of the newly-listed products have been removed and the product pages pulled from the online marketplace. If you were one of the lucky few who were... [more]


Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

Oct 30, 2014 5:42 am

Being gay, Apple’s chief executive wrote, has given him a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority. [more]


LG announces world's narrowest full-HD display panel with 0.7mm bezel width

Oct 30, 2014 5:35 am

LG has announced a new 5.1-inch full-HD display panel today with a bezel width of just 0.7mm, which the vendor claims is the narrowest in the world. LG is no stranger to innovations in the display segment, as the vendor announced the thinnest display in the world earlier this year, although... [more]


Tim Cook comes out: "I'm proud to be gay"

Oct 30, 2014 5:30 am

In a Bloomberg BusinessWeek essay published this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook affirmed that he is gay, something that had long been spoken of quietly within the tech community (and sometimes accidentally in the mainstream media). In his own... [more]


Apple Pay fans express displeasure at MCX in app ratings; consortium suggests possible future switch to NFC

Oct 30, 2014 5:25 am

While the MCX consortium’s CurrentC mobile payment service isn’t due to launch until next year, it has been carrying out limited trials, facilitated by placing the app in the iTunes store. iPhone owners have been expressing their displeasure at the blocking of Apple Pay by MCX... [more]


Turn your iOS 8 favorite photos into bookmarks

Oct 30, 2014 5:25 am

You use iOS 8 and have marked pictures as favorites by using the new heart-shaped button of the native iPhone Photos app? You now see all your favorite photos at once in the corresponding album. But what if you want to see other pictures you took at the same time? Be smarter than other iPhone... [more]


Tim Cook officially comes out as gay in public essay about equality

Oct 30, 2014 5:18 am

  In a public essay published on Bloomberg’s website, Apple CEO Tim Cook has public announced his sexual orientation as gay. Although his sexuality wasn’t really a secret, this is the first time he has officially confirmed the matter. Cook says he has relaxed this aspect... [more]


Project will apply cognitive computing to uncover new patient treatment options

Oct 30, 2014 5:14 am

IBM today announced a new initiative to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic will use IBM Watson technology in the area of genomic research to help oncologists deliver personalized medicine by uncovering new cancer treatment... [more]


How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do

Oct 30, 2014 5:09 am

When iOS 8 went into developer betas, and so many interesting features began to be discussed, as well as a more developer-friendly approach, I had hopes. Perhaps Apple would “solve” Newsstand, and rescue it from neglect. Maybe it would break us out of Newsstand jail and let publication apps... [more]


Microsoft's first fitness tracker works with your iPhone too

Oct 30, 2014 5:01 am

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with the iPhone via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available on iTunes. The Microsoft Band... [more]


New system would allow programmers to easily trade computational accuracy for energy savings

Oct 30, 2014 5:01 am

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption. [more]


Calculating encryption schemes' theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement

Oct 30, 2014 5:01 am

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. [more]


Microsoft's first fitness tracker works on Android too

Oct 30, 2014 5:01 am

Microsoft's first fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, went on sale today across retail and online stores for $199. Featuring a total of ten sensors, the tracker also works with Android smartphones via a free, downloadable app called Microsoft Health, which is now available in the Play Store. [more]


Use these apps to keep your little monsters safe on Halloween

Oct 30, 2014 5:00 am

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If you’re a parent, Halloween can be an unsettling mix of emotions. Sure, your kids are having a great time roaming the neighborhood and stuffing themselves with candy, but being a parent you’re of course worried about their safety, especially if this is the first Halloween that you’re... [more]


SCSC Announces the Release of Scannerz, Version 1.9 for Yosemite

Oct 30, 2014 5:00 am

Software and Computer System Company has released Scannerz Version 1.9 for the Mac OS X operating system. Scannerz employs advanced hard drive analysis algorithms not employed by any other hard drive scanning tool available on the market. The new version of Scannerz now includes the new... [more]


Researchers discover way to coordinate different types of robots

Oct 30, 2014 4:59 am

(Phys.org) —Robots have great value in a wide variety of areas, and while robots acting alone can be helpful in collecting data, ones that "talk" to each other can yield endless potential. That's especially true when the robots are of different types. [more]


HTC’s unannounced Desire 816h passes through TENAA

Oct 30, 2014 4:51 am

Earlier today, an unannounced scaled-down variant of HTC’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 816, passed through China’s official nationalized certification database, TENAA. According to information provided in the listing, the Desire 816h packs a MediaTek MT6582 chipset with a... [more]


Lenovo completes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Oct 30, 2014 4:45 am

Motorola has today announced on its official blog that the company has become part of Lenovo's family of businesses, essentially finalizing everything we've reported on thus far regarding the $2.91 billion acquisition. It's said that both companies share similar missions, enabling Motorola to tap... [more]


A Week with the Retina 5K iMac

Oct 30, 2014 4:32 am

It’s been just about a week since I got my 5K iMac (whose official name is iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)). I wrote about my first impressions, and it’s time to give a one-week report. From time to time, a computing device comes along that changes everything. The 5K iMac does... [more]


Could Google pill detect cancer?

Oct 30, 2014 4:31 am

Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports. [more]


Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Oct 30, 2014 4:30 am

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to... [more]


LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Oct 30, 2014 4:30 am

Toronto based Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating... [more]


Review: OmniFocus 2 for iPad makes life easier with extensions and background syncing

Oct 30, 2014 4:30 am

Spoiler Alert: OmniFocus 2 for iPad isn’t for everyone. If all you need to keep track of is a grocery list and a few one-off tasks each day, OmniFocus isn’t really the task manager you are looking for. On the other hand, if you juggle multiple areas of responsibility, and frequently need to... [more]


How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do

Oct 30, 2014 4:26 am

Apple’s Newsstand was introduced with iOS 5 as a place for apps designed to deliver content in the form of a periodical—whether continuously as new articles or in the form or regularly produced issues—to gain superpowers. A Newsstand app could change its cover each issue, update images on... [more]


How Newsstand failed The Magazine, and what Apple should do

Oct 30, 2014 4:26 am

Apple’s Newsstand was introduced with iOS 5 as a place for apps designed to deliver content in the form of a periodical—whether continuously as new articles or in the form or regularly produced issues—to gain superpowers. A Newsstand app could change its cover each issue, update images on... [more]


Microsoft’s new wearable is just the start of its health-tracking aims

Oct 30, 2014 4:19 am

Reports about a Microsoft wearable device have been circulating for a while, and now the good folks from Redmond, WA have finally made it official: a Microsoft fitness band is here, and it works on both Android and iOS. Like…Read more › [more]


Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app

Oct 30, 2014 4:03 am

I’ve been stressing two-factor authentication (2FA), or two-step verification, in my early columns here at Private I, because I believe most people avoid using this extra protection for their accounts due to the fuss and management, and may think it will lock them out of access or require an... [more]


WhatsApp Is Barely Usable on iPhone 6 Plus – Gallery

Oct 30, 2014 3:46 am

Facebook bought WhatsApp in February of this year with the promise to leave it intact. While we appreciate that it hasn’t been bloated with likes, friend requests, and timelines, we wouldn’t mind seeing the engineering team come up with an interface that actually supports existing handsets.... [more]


My First English Word Dictionary - An Educational App For iPad

Oct 30, 2014 3:38 am

Dev IT Solutions is one of the leading companies in the field of web designing, development & mobile application development and has now introduced memory enhancing game apps for Kids & Adults. My First English Word Dictionary is an appealing educational gaming app for kids on iPad platform. This... [more]


Future air passengers may get unique, windowless view

Oct 30, 2014 3:29 am

A windowless airplane sounds like a claustrophobic nightmare. A windowless airplane with OLED displays, aura-enhanced with subtle cabin lighting from gently glowing walls could be quite something else. Using OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology, thin, bendable, lightweight display... [more]


Sistine chapel dazzles after technological makeover

Oct 30, 2014 3:18 am

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system. [more]


Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows

Oct 30, 2014 3:14 am

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business. [more]


EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

Oct 30, 2014 2:59 am

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device. The... [more]


EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

Oct 30, 2014 2:59 am

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device. The... [more]


EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

Oct 30, 2014 2:44 am

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device. [more]


YouTube supports 60 fps videos now

Oct 30, 2014 2:32 am

Frames per seconds and resolution are a big deal in the gaming world and it is usually the case that the more you get the better for the gaming experience. While screen resolution is more or less self-explanatory, frames per second (fps) are not necessarily that easy to grasp. Basically, what... [more]


Flipboard for iOS Updated with New 'Topics' Feature and Redesigned Look

Oct 30, 2014 2:30 am

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Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and... [more]


Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

Oct 30, 2014 2:20 am

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. [more]


WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

Oct 30, 2014 2:09 am

WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month. [more]


Bayer raises forecasts for 2014 after strong Q3

Oct 30, 2014 2:08 am

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, said Thursday that it is raising its full-year profit targets after a strong third quarter. [more]


Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

Oct 30, 2014 1:55 am

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories. Here's the... [more]


Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

Oct 30, 2014 1:55 am

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories. Here's the... [more]


Microsoft Releases Skype 7.1 with Support for OS X Yosemite – Video

Oct 30, 2014 1:45 am

Three weeks after releasing the redesigned 7.0 version, Microsoft is now offering an updated build of the Mac Skype client with full support for Apple’s new desktop OS, Yosemite. In addition to support for OS X 10.10, Skype 7.1 further enhances group profile, making it easier to copy a link or... [more]


Microsoft will launch a fitness band, and the Android app is already available

Oct 30, 2014 1:44 am

Microsoft accidentally leaked its upcoming Android compatible fitness band wearable. While not incredibly remarkable, cross platform support is great! [more]


Flipboard undergoes major redesign, launches curated daily news section

Oct 30, 2014 1:31 am

News magazine app Flipboard picked up a major update today, which brings forth a new design as well as the addition of over 30,000 topics. Also new is a curated daily news magazine called The Daily Edition, which features a list of general news stories from a variety of categories. [more]


Report: iPhone/iOS 8

Oct 30, 2014 12:30 am

Apple Pay and related issues, plus a tip about calls going direct to voice mail instead of ringing, and notes on the new "document picker" (and Transmit, Dropbox, etc.) [more]


Report: Apple

Oct 30, 2014 12:30 am

Apple's elimination of OS X 10.9, such that potential purchasers can no longer buy it, as well as the new iMac Retina and Mini requiring OS X 10.10, Migration Assistant problems, and the termination of the iPod Classic [more]


Report: Yosemite Questions

Oct 30, 2014 12:30 am

firmware/ROM changes; Adobe compatibility; printer drivers and networking equipment [more]


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