Windows 10 has been a welcome hit for Microsoft, especially after the massive debacle that was Windows 8. Despite this, it’s an open question of whether Microsoft is set up over the long haul to do well as a platform provider. Longtime Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott writes that iOS and Android have been improving to such an extent as computing platforms that Windows may be a dead platform walking. More →
Great news for Uber passengers — a new report from NPR is claiming that the company is working to end the practice of surge pricing. Specifically, the report claims that Uber sees surge pricing as “a market failure” and “a problem to be solved” if it’s going to continue growing at its current torrid pace. More →
Although countless analysts have incorrectly predicted Apple’s impending demise for years now, the company’s most recent guidance was enough to give one of the top Apple observers around some real reasons to pause. Neal Cybart writes at Above Avalon that there is reason to worry that Apple has been caught off guard by recent trends in the smartphone market and that the iPhone 7 might not be enough to turn things around. More →
Good morning, everyone! It’s time again to learn about today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today we’ve brought you 10 paid apps that would normally cost a total of $31 but are all completely free if you act right now. Let’s check them out! More →
Radiohead have kept their fans in suspense for the past few days and now they’ve finally delivered something. A couple of days after the band erased itself from all its social media accounts, it has now released a video on YouTube for a new track called “Burn the Witch” that will appear on its highly anticipated ninth studio album. More →
Even the most hardcore Apple haters out there would have a tough time believing the company would turn away Jesus from one of its stores. And yet, that’s sort of what happened at an Apple Store in Philadelphia when a man known locally as “Philly Jesus” was arrested for refusing to leave after being asked multiple times. WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports that Philly Jesus, whose real name is Michael Grant, was also arrested back in 2014 for refusing to leave Dilworth Plaza, where he had decided to go ice skating in his full Jesus attire. More →
Is the Tesla Model X’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” just a cheesy gimmick feature that the company added to the car to make it sound more futuristic? Tesla swears it isn’t, and it’s got some new data to prove it. In a blog post on Monday, Tesla said that it had recently conducted some tests on the Model X’s air filtration system and said the results show that “you can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car.” More →
U.K. band Radiohead are known for doing things unconventionally, but they’re also incredibly shrewd marketers who know how to build up hype for themselves and their music. Roughly nine years ago, for example, the bank shocked the world by announcing that fans could pay whatever they wanted for the album In Rainbows that was released directly over the band’s website. Now it seems Radiohead is engaging in another zany stunt to promote its upcoming ninth studio album by completely erasing its presence online. More →
I love the iPhone 6s… but as I’ve said many times, its battery does leave something to be desired, especially now that companies like HTC are releasing phones that purportedly have two-day batteries. So will the iPhone 7 deliver and give me a larger battery after the iPhone 6s had a smaller battery than its predecessor? A new report suggests that it will… but only by a little bit. More →
Let’s say you’re stranded on a desert island or even just camping, and you want to charge up your phone. There are obviously no outlets around, which means you’re out of luck, right? Wrong. As long as you have the ability to start a fire, you’ll be able to charge your phone as long as you have a device called the FlameStower USB Fire Charger. As YouTuber Jonathan Morrison demonstrates in a new video, this nifty gadget really does work, although you shouldn’t expect it to be especially fast at charging your device. More →
Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her work playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, isn’t above having a little fun at fans’ expense. She recently agreed to act as a young woman named Loraine who works at a gaming and toy store that just happens to be having a killer Game of Thrones promotion going on. Most of her customers recognize her right away but she refuses to admit who she really is and ends up hilariously pranking some diehard fans. More →
One of the things that people say they like about the campaigns of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that they seemingly say exactly what they’re thinking and they don’t follow the advice of well paid political consultants.
What’s wrong with well paid political consultants, you ask? Well, they often don’t seem to understand politics very well, for one. Nowhere is this more apparent than a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC’s decision to spend $1 million to “correct” misinformation about their favored candidate on Reddit and Facebook. More →
Are smartphone manufacturers finally taking complaints about battery life seriously? A new rumor posted by Dutch website GSM Helpdesk suggests that Samsung is. According to the website’s sources, Samsung is testing out a version of the Note 6 that has a giant 4,000mAh battery, which would be a step up from the Galaxy S7 edge’s 3,600 mAh battery. The website also claims the device will have a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, along with 6GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
But let’s be honest: What’s really intriguing here is the giant battery. More →