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Twitter’s latest experiment turns favorites into retweets (and it’s annoying lots of people)
Jon Russell, thenextweb.com
Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone…
Aug 17, 2014

Twitter’s latest experiment turns favorites into retweets (and it’s annoying lots of people)
Jon Russell, thenextweb.com

Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone…

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL
Greg Kumparak, techcrunch.com
Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?Here’s a handy, easy to remember trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” an…
Aug 17, 2014

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL
Greg Kumparak, techcrunch.com

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?

Here’s a handy, easy to remember trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” an…

Apple could sell 30 to 60 million iWatches over the first year
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | July 14, 2014 — 16:27 GMT (09:27 PDT) Follow @the_pc_doc, zdnet.com
Apple’s buoy­ant ecosys­tem, com­bined with a brand loyalty-generated “halo effect” could see Apple sell between 30 and 60 mil­lion iWatch­es dur­ing the first year, claims Mor­gan Stan­ley ana­lyst K …

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Jul 14, 2014

Apple could sell 30 to 60 million iWatches over the first year
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | July 14, 2014 — 16:27 GMT (09:27 PDT) Follow @the_pc_doc, zdnet.com

Apple’s buoy­ant ecosys­tem, com­bined with a brand loyalty-generated “halo effect” could see Apple sell between 30 and 60 mil­lion iWatch­es dur­ing the first year, claims Mor­gan Stan­ley ana­lyst K …

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Purported iPhone 6 cover makes video appearancecnet.com
Adding to this week’s iPhone 6 spec­u­la­tion, a new video shows what may be a new dis­play for Apple’s next gen­er­a­tion of smart­phone.The video, pro­duced by Chi­nese site ifanr and post­ed on 9to5Mac, comes just days after 9to5Mac post­ed…
Jul 3, 2014

Purported iPhone 6 cover makes video appearance
cnet.com

Adding to this week’s iPhone 6 spec­u­la­tion, a new video shows what may be a new dis­play for Apple’s next gen­er­a­tion of smart­phone.

The video, pro­duced by Chi­nese site ifanr and post­ed on 9to5Mac, comes just days after 9to5Mac post­ed…

iPad Air: 12 Common Problems, and How to Fix Them
By Simon Hill — July 3, 2014, digitaltrends.com
There’s very lit­tle to com­plain about with the iPad Air. It is the best 10-inch tablet on the mar­ket right now, but true per­fec­tion is tough to achieve. But there are always a few bugs with a new …
Jul 3, 2014

iPad Air: 12 Common Problems, and How to Fix Them
By Simon Hill — July 3, 2014, digitaltrends.com

There’s very lit­tle to com­plain about with the iPad Air. It is the best 10-inch tablet on the mar­ket right now, but true per­fec­tion is tough to achieve. But there are always a few bugs with a new …

Apple Beefs Up iCloud.com Security With 2-Step Verification
Karissa Bell, mashable.com
Your iCloud account just got a lit­tle more secure.Apple rolled out two-step ver­i­fi­ca­tion to iCloud.com, its cloud-based ser­vice for stor­ing and sync­ing mail, pho­tos, con­tacts and other account infor­ma­tion among devices.Two-step…
Jul 2, 2014

Apple Beefs Up iCloud.com Security With 2-Step Verification
Karissa Bell, mashable.com

Your iCloud account just got a lit­tle more secure.

Apple rolled out two-step ver­i­fi­ca­tion to iCloud.com, its cloud-based ser­vice for stor­ing and sync­ing mail, pho­tos, con­tacts and other account infor­ma­tion among devices.

Two-step…

VivoLnk’s Digital Tattoo will unlock your Moto X
By Andy Boxall — July 1, 2014, digitaltrends.com
Sick of tap­ping in your PIN num­ber every time you want to use your Moto X smart­phone? You’ll want to pick up a Dig­i­tal Tat­too from VivaLnk then, which does away with that pesky process, sav­ing  …
Jul 1, 2014 / 1 note

VivoLnk’s Digital Tattoo will unlock your Moto X
By Andy Boxall — July 1, 2014, digitaltrends.com

Sick of tap­ping in your PIN num­ber every time you want to use your Moto X smart­phone? You’ll want to pick up a Dig­i­tal Tat­too from VivaLnk then, which does away with that pesky process, sav­ing …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 mini: Familiar Look, Weaker Specs
Stan Schroeder, mashable.com
techSam­sung has announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a small­er, 4.5-inch ver­sion of its flag­ship smart­phone, the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5.Unfor­tu­nate­ly for those who want­ed the same specs in a small­er pack­age, the 4.5-inch Galaxy S5 mini…
Jul 1, 2014 / 1 note

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 mini: Familiar Look, Weaker Specs
Stan Schroeder, mashable.com

tech

Sam­sung has announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a small­er, 4.5-inch ver­sion of its flag­ship smart­phone, the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly for those who want­ed the same specs in a small­er pack­age, the 4.5-inch Galaxy S5 mini…

Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing
Christina Warren, mashable.com
techWe’ve seen many, many mock­ups of the pur­port­ed iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mock­ups are just that, as time pro­gress­es, they may actu­al­ly be get­ting clos­er to what the final end prod­uct co…
Jul 1, 2014 / 1 note

Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing
Christina Warren, mashable.com

tech

We’ve seen many, many mock­ups of the pur­port­ed iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mock­ups are just that, as time pro­gress­es, they may actu­al­ly be get­ting clos­er to what the final end prod­uct co…

Windows 9 ‘Threshold’ Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu
Steven Tweedie, businessinsider.com
Details are emerg­ing about Win­dows 9, and it sounds like the fan-favorite Start Menu will be back in the lime­light for the upcom­ing release.Win­dows 9, also known as Win­dows “Threshold,” will report­ed­ly move aside some of its col­or­ful…
Jun 30, 2014

Windows 9 ‘Threshold’ Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu
Steven Tweedie, businessinsider.com

Details are emerg­ing about Win­dows 9, and it sounds like the fan-favorite Start Menu will be back in the lime­light for the upcom­ing release.

Win­dows 9, also known as Win­dows “Threshold,” will report­ed­ly move aside some of its col­or­ful…