Robbery Suspect Facebook

Mugger arrested after victim spots him on Facebook’s ‘people you may know’ section

By on May 29, 2016 at 9:31 AM.

Mugger arrested after victim spots him on Facebook’s ‘people you may know’ section

In a somewhat bizarre story which proves that truth is often stranger than fiction, a serial mugger in England was arrested after one of his victims spotted him under Facebook’s “People you may know” section.

Originally reported by the BBC, 21-year old Omar Famuyide had a long history of theft, muggings and armed robberies to his name. Not too long ago, Famuyide brandished a knife and stole a car. Flash forward a bit, and the victim of said car robbery was recently shocked to see Famuyide’s face pop up as a suggested friend he might want to add on Facebook.

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Block Windows 10 Upgrade

The definitive guide to not updating to Windows 10

By on May 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM.

The definitive guide to not updating to Windows 10

Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. Like, a lot. So much so that if you leave your PC to its own devices for too long, you might come back and find that Cortana has settled in and made itself at home.

If you want to hang on your Windows 7 or 8 install without having to live in fear of an unexpected update (like this unfortunate TV weather crew), or if you want to prevent Windows 10 from spying on practically everything you do, we’ve put together the definitive guide.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on May 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM.

Another long week is drawing to a close and there’s no better way to wrap things up than with a list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday’s batch includes 11 iOS apps in total, and they’re all free downloads for a limited time. Thursday’s post also has some remaining freebies, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →

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Siri Vs Echo

Why a revamped Apple TV can’t truly be an Echo killer

By on May 26, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

Why a revamped Apple TV can’t truly be an Echo killer

For those who think that Google and Amazon have effectively already won the market for AI home assistants, you might not want to sleep on Apple just yet. Though Siri is not without its fair share of limitations, its functionality and feature-set has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. And looking ahead, a report from The Information earlier in the week claimed that Apple has some grand and ambitious plans for its intelligent assistant.

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3D Touch Capability

This software upgrade could give any smartphone 3D Touch

By on May 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM.

This software upgrade could give any smartphone 3D Touch

Apple’s pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature didn’t find its way to the cheaper iPhone SE, probably because of the cost of a touch-sensitive panel. But what if the SE — and any other phone with a speaker and mic — could have their own, slightly MacGuyver version of 3D Touch?

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Best Free iPhone Apps

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 26, 2016 at 11:59 AM.

App sales come and go but one thing is certain: if you don’t follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, you’ll miss the best of the bunch. We shared 10 premium apps that went on sale with you yesterday and today we’re back with a fresh batch. There are 13 freebies in total in Thursday’s post, but you’ll also find some more on Wednesday’s list that are still on sale. More →

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Apple iPhone Siri AI

Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

By on May 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

Since 2007, I’ve read countless versions of the “Apple is doomed” argument, most of them related to the iPhone. Apple was doomed because it dared compete in the smartphone business, then it was doomed when Android came along, and then it was doomed every time a product failed to arouse the imagination of some analyst or journalist. In all this time, however, Apple has been anything but doomed. And it’s likely that will not happen in the foreseeable future.

Today’s version of “Apple is doomed” comes from well-known outspoken software developer Marco Arment, who has often shared his views on Apple’s business. His take on the matter has an “if” in it, suggesting this scenario isn’t likely to happen, but his reasoning isn’t entirely accurate. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on May 25, 2016 at 11:27 AM.

Tuesday’s collection of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was great, but that doesn’t mean we get a free pass on Wednesday. We’re back with a fresh new back of apps that are all normally paid downloads but are on sale for free right now. You can still check back in yesterday’s post if you want though, and you’ll find that more than half of the apps listed in there are still  free. More →

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YouTube Downloader Online

New free app and site makes watching online videos like regular TV channels

New free app and site makes watching online videos like regular TV channels

By on May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

One of the many reasons cord cutting has grown so popular in recent years is the abundance of video content available online. It would take 1,000 lifetimes to watch all of the videos out there, and the amount of content continues to grow exponentially. But despite all of the great content that’s freely available, cord cutters continue to subscribe to pay services like Netflix and Hulu. One reason is obviously to gain access to their content, but there’s also another problem with sites like YouTube: It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good content.

A newly launched app and website is looking to tackle that problem by offering a curated viewing experience that delivers curated streams of continuous videos that are structured like traditional TV channels. More →

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Netflix Hackathon

3 awesome Netflix hacks that need to be real

By on May 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

3 awesome Netflix hacks that need to be real

About two times a year, Netflix holds an internal hackathon where employees are encouraged to come up with creative ideas and explore new technologies, both in software and hardware, that tend to fall outside of their day-to-day job description. In other words, the Netflix hackathon is a great excuse for engineers to have a bit of fun. Just this past November, for example, you might recall that Netflix engineers managed to get a video stream running on a 1950s era TV.

By the time Netflix’s most recent hackathon ended, the streaming giant noted that it saw 200 engineers put together more than 80 unique hacks. “The hacks themselves ranged from product ideas to internal tools to improvements in our recruiting process,” Netflix said.

Of those 80+ projects, Netflix published a blogpost highlighting some of the cooler concoctions its engineers managed to come up with this year. Here’s a look at a few of them.

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Siri Vs Echo

Report: Apple to open up Siri to developers, release an Amazon Echo competitor

By on May 24, 2016 at 4:33 PM.

Report: Apple to open up Siri to developers, release an Amazon Echo competitor

Remember when we said that Siri was becoming boring and stale in the face of impressive AI advancements from the likes of Google, Viv and Amazon? Well, perhaps we spoke too soon. According to a new report from The Information, Apple is finally ready to let Siri grow up.

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