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How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

Education in the Age of Outrage

Jim Wilson/The New York Times As an openly bisexual woman who did not have a single female professor throughout my college and postgraduate education in any subject, and who faced harassment and abuse, as well as downright sabotage in graduate school, I am sympathetic to efforts on campuses to give voice and equal power to groups that have been historically ... Read More »

iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »

Twitterrific for Mac Rises From the Dead, Now Available via App Store

Twitterrific, our favourite Twitter client on iOS, is back from the dead on macOS, as developer The Iconfactory has announced the availability of Twitterrific 5 via the Mac App Store. The launch delivers on the promise of February’s ‘Project Phoenix’ Kickstarter that touted the return of an updated Twitter client on the Mac, a venture that had found over 2,850 backers and raised over ... Read More »

Imagination Technologies Sale to Canyon Bridge in the Clear as Rival Fund Ruled Out

HIGHLIGHTS Imagination said the sale could now go ahead without a shareholder vote The unnamed third-party is no longer involved in the sale process Canyon Bridge was announced to buy Imagination Tech for GBP 550 million Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer selling itself to a China-backed buyout fund, said on Wednesday another potential buyer had ruled itself out, removing ... Read More »

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don’t even realise I’m doing it until my thumb taps the Instagram icon on my screen. Again. And again. And again. It’s a dirty digital habit, and it doesn’t make me happy. Maybe you can relate. Studies have ... Read More »

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don’t even realise I’m doing it until my thumb taps the Instagram icon on my screen. Again. And again. And again. It’s a dirty digital habit, and it doesn’t make me happy. Maybe you can relate. Studies have ... Read More »

The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Facebook and Twitter appear to be key platforms in Russia’s interference in the 2016 election; investigators want to know more. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images For more than nine months, Twitter and Facebook have tried to dodge the intense public scrutiny involved with the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. Now they’re in the spotlight. Congressional investigators are digging ... Read More »

Benjamin Hubert aims to disrupt the tech market with new brand Nolii

  British designer Benjamin Hubert has teamed up with entrepreneur Asad Hamir to launch a new electronic accessories brand, which they hope will rid us of “chaotic cords and broken cables”. Hubert and Hamir debuted the Nolii brand this morning at the Design Frontiers exhibition, which is taking place at Somerset House as part of London Design Festival. The duo – Hubert a designer and ... Read More »

Energy firms, tech startups and oil majors have eyes on the charging stations market meant for electric vehicles

he battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent’s cities to its motorways. A hybrid electric car plugged in for charging Power utilities, tech start-ups, and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations, but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is ... Read More »