Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What to expect from Microsoft at Build 2016

It’s that time of year: Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference is upon us. Running for three days starting March 30, Microsoft biggest developer event will surely be...

Days after unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone, the FBI is set...

3 days. 72 hours. A weekend of binge-watched ’24’ episodes. That’s how long it took the FBI to agree to put its newfound iPhone hacking skills to...

Dropbox releases its chat app Zulip under an open-source license

Dropbox has released its recently acquired chat app, Zulip under an open-source Apache license. According to a blog post by Zulip co-founder Tim Abbott...

Solid Explorer’s powerful Android file manager gets a facelift and Chromecast...

After six months of beta testing, developer NeatBytes has updated its Solid Explorer file manager app for Android. The latest version brings a Material...

Polaroid Swing for iOS puts a new spin on Apple’s Live...

Another day, another imaging app launches. Polaroid Swing, which is available now for iOS, lets you shoot 60 burst photos and turns them into animated...

Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2016: Day 1

Microsoft has just wrapped up its two and a half hour keynote at its annual Build conference in San Francisco. Here’s a recap of...

TwoDots will bring new levels every week with Treasure Hunt, an...

If you don’t think addictive mobile puzzle TwoDots updates with new levels fast enough, things are about to change. We’ve got an exclusive look...

Nivea made a seagull drone that poops sunscreen on kids

Of all the ways to apply sunscreen, ‘getting pooped on by a seagull’ does not sound like the best option. Still, that’s what Nivea is banking...

San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose to get serious Gigabit Internet upgrade...

The internet gods have finally smiled upon the Bay Area. Although its one of the biggest tech hubs in the modern world, it has...

Apple TV apps will soon have video previews just like iOS

Developers who want to write apps for Apple TV have a new tool in their arsenal: video previews. Just as you can with iOS...

College Humor bit about Facebook’s ‘Algorithm Mafia’ is surprisingly accurate

Is it life imitating art, or art imitating life? I can’t ever be sure, but one thing is for certain: what was once satire...

Apple partners with American Express to roll Apple Pay out to...

Apple Pay is going global. In today’s earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced Apple would partner with American Express to move mobile payments beyond...

WhatsApp is killing support for BlackBerry and other old platforms

If you’re a WhatsApp user with an older device, I have some bad news for you: your OS may no longer be supported by next year....

5 ways to investigate your competitors like Sherlock Holmes

“Eavesdropping is rude,” they say. “It’s not eavesdropping – it’s research and it’s awesome!” I yell back, because I yell when I get excited....

PSA: If you got a drone for Christmas, it probably needs...

Over the holidays, many of us got our hands on a drone. If you haven’t flown it yet, there’s something you may have to...

4 great deals on high-quality Bluetooth earbuds

The market is flooded with Bluetooth earbuds, but not all are created equal, and quality is hardly a guarantee. Check out four great offers...

Comcast will make Netflix available on the Xfinity cable service

Comcast affirms truce with Netflix as it integrates streamer into Xfinity Comcast will make Netflix available on the Xfinity cable service by Thanksgiving, Comcast CEO...

You can now watch Pornhub on your TV for free

If you’re a fan of Pornhub and sick of watching it on tiny screens, today might be your lucky day. The adult entertainment site...

Why you should pick up “Why the Dutch are different”

Welcome welcome, I hope you’ve missed our “What TNW is reading” posts. If you’re not familiar with them, at the beginning of the year...

Brands aren’t your friends, they’re the idiots at the social media...

Do you know who aren’t your friends? Brands. Repeat it slowly: “Brands are not my friends.” Brands are psychopathic constructs, infesting your social media timelines...

SpaceX says it’s sending a Dragon to Mars in 2018

SpaceX is planning to send a Dragon spacecraft — to Mars. It’s possibly the first step in Elon Musk’s wild vision of a colonized...

‘Leaked’ Nintendo NX controller is driving gamers crazy

Nintendo has been incredibly tight-lipped about its upcoming console, codenamed NX, so naturally, we gamers are analyzing any tidbit of information to death. Needless...

The resume is dead – long live the resume

When I applied for my first job, I painstakingly spent hours upon hours perfecting my resume. Each word was carefully chosen. Margins were neatly aligned....

Zuckerberg slams Trump in F8 opener: ‘Instead of building walls we...

Mark Zuckerberg opened Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference with a few well-timed jabs at presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Speaking in front of a diverse crowd in...

Messaging app ‘Wiper’ launches streaming service for indie flicks

Wiper, the popular secure mobile messaging app, today announced an additional $2 million in funding, and the launch of its indie film streaming service. Of...

European court rules employer legally snooped on private messages at work

Almost everyone’s probably used their own personal Instant Messaging accounts while at work and assumed that those are private, but according to a new...

New details emerge about Sony’s rumored ‘Playstation 4.5’

Sony’s rumored Playstation 4.5 is a step closer to being reality. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the more powerful brother of the PS4...

This selfie stick microphone will make reporters look dumb(er)

The selfie stick is both hugely popular and much maligned. Disney has banned them from its theme parks, for instance. But a (seemingly ill-fated) Indiegogo campaign...

Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program assists startups with affordable 3D design software

Dassault Systèmes, specialists in 3D CAD software, has launched the Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program, giving early-stage businesses low-cost licenses for 3D design apps to aid in industrial design from prototyping...

You can finally watch Netflix while doing other stuff on your...

You can now watch Netflix videos while using other apps on your iPad. It’s about time. iOS has been able to play picture-in-picture (PiP) since...

Sick of traffic? This site shows how slow your journey would...

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945....

Microsoft’s getting into the (legal) weed business

Microsoft is making a bet on the legal weed business. Today, it announced it would partner with LA-based pot startup ‘Kind’ to create software...

Amazon brings its grocery delivery service to the UK

After launching grocery delivery services in the US and more recently in India, Amazon is now bringing daily staples to users in the UK with...

It’s time for BlackBerry to pull the plug on its mobile...

Last week, Facebook decided to drop support for BlackBerry’s mobile OS, which means its app will soon cease to work on the company’s devices....

Google Calendar is down, everyone go home

Yep, it’s not just you: Google Calendar appears to be down and has been since 9:47AM ET, according to Google’s App Status Dashboard. Try...

Report: HTC Nexus specs revealed (most of them, anyway)

Recent rumors may suggest that Google is designing its own Android phones this year, but that hasn’t stopped reports suggesting HTC is building two...

Valve shuts down sites that let kids gamble away thousands of...

Following backlash and a string of lawsuits, Valve is finally clamping down the gambling ecosystem that has formed around its games, threatening to ban users and...

Wattpad, a community for writers, appears to have been hacked

Wattpad, a community where both published and aspiring authors can share stories, appears to have been hacked. A few users are reporting the company...

Exploding Kittens’ addictive card game is now a multiplayer app

Exploding Kittens, the breakout card game hit from The Oatmeal, was released last year to much fanfare. It was the most funded Kickstarter of...

Introducing @TNWstyle: A new account exploring the way we write about...

You may not realize it, but styleguides are an important part of journalism. They help all writers for a publication use the same grammar...

Adobe’s new co-op lets brands know which devices you use so...

Adobe has a smart new way of letting advertisers market to consumes, and it just might work out for everyone involved. With what they...

The Do List to Get Right Social Media Manager on Board

Who should run your social media and be your company social media manager? Since it’s 2016, hopefully your company has developed some strategy to utilize...

Google’s grab for the sidewalk has begun with the rollout of...

New York is finally getting its promised 5G gigabit Wi-Fi as the city starts upgrading payphone booths with the latest tech thanks to a...

Booking Now lands on Android to help book last minute hotel...

Booking.com‘s handy app that helps you book last minute hotels has today landed on Android. The app uses your location to suggest hotels based...

Google’s new feature for Android users: notifications about newly added devices

Google today rolled out a new feature for Android users designed to keep their accounts more secure: notifications about newly added devices. That is, when...

The RIAA is pissed that vinyls earned more revenue than ad-supported...

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has published its report (PDF) on the US music industry’s earnings from 2015. While there are positive...

Watch this Intel-powered Segway transform into a robot butler

The Intel CES press conference has showcased many different integrations of its technology, but none have been more visually strange than a Segway that managed...

Apple exec drops grammar lesson via Twitter: ‘never pluralize Apple product...

Have you ever wondered how to note a friend has too much iStuff? An Apple executive is setting the record straight on how to...
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