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Apple may let the same app work on across iOS and Macs

Posted on 21 December 2017

The app situation between iPhones and Macs is a bit of a mess. While mobile apps are updated regularly, the Mac App Store can often leave something to be desired. Now, Apple is finally tackling this chaos. According to Bloomberg, Apple may give developers the option to create a single app that will work across Macs, iPads and iPhones as early as next year.According to insider ...

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Apple admits slowing older iPhones, says it's to prevent battery issues

Posted on 21 December 2017

If you think your older iPhone seems to run slower, you're not crazy. Apple on Wednesday said a software feature released last year makes your phone operate more slowly to offset problems with its aging lithium ion battery. As batteries get older, they don't hold their charges as well as newer batteries, and can have worse problems when the charge is low or the temperature is cold.& ...

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What's Uber worth? 30% less says one report

Posted on 29 November 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Japanese investment company SoftBank is keen to take a big stake in Uber, but only at a fraction of the ride-hailing company's previous valuation.SoftBank has tendered an offer to buy $9 billion in Uber stock based on a valuation of $48 billion, or around 30% less than Uber's one-time high of $69 billion, according to a Bloomberg report Monday citing anonymous s ...

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Cosmonaut says space station bacteria 'come from outer space'

Posted on 29 November 2017

A Russian cosmonaut claims to have caught aliens. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Station that didn't come from the surface of Earth. 
Shkaplerov told the Russian news agency Tass that cosmonauts collected the bacteria by swabbing the outside of the space station during space walks years ago.  "And n ...

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Mobile App Developer Has Essential Qualities

Posted on 21 November 2017

The ever-increasing passion for mobile apps has engaged many tech-minded people in the digital marketing niche. Each and every mobile app development firm is looking to build a unique app that will flourish in the market and bring huge revenue. The only problem that has come with the rising developers in the market is poorly developed mobile apps. Therefore, companies have set critical standard ...

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How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space

Posted on 20 November 2017

In the summer of 1957, the Earth stood witness as a meteorite cratered in rural Pennsylvania, bringing with it a people-eating plague never seen: an alien amoeba with the taste for human flesh. While we had Steve McQueen around for the first invasion, humanity is now defended against microbial marauders from outer space by NASA and its international counterparts.Biological contamination ...

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Top Technology Trends for CFOs in 2018

Posted on 08 November 2017

It’s not even the holiday season but forward-thinking Canadian businesses, and in particular, their CFOs are already looking at the trends for next year, and the best ways to stay ahead. Most of the trends that are pertinent to CFOs are related to technology, and the following is a roundup of some of the most significant tech-related concepts to stay ahead of for the upcoming year.< ...

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Can Ontario Become the Next Tech Hub?

Posted on 16 October 2017

When considering what makes Toronto, and more broadly, Ontario, an amazing place to live, there are several factors to consider (although nowadays, the argument will be about whether the Leafs can be included in this list of positives or not!). One of the major positives is the city and the region’s ever-growing status as a potentially huge tech hub. While some cities and locations need t ...

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Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2: Google unveils its iPhone rival

Posted on 18 October 2017

Make way for the sequel: Google on Wednesday announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, its follow-up devices to last year’s well-received but poor selling Pixel smartphones. The search giant — which jumped into making a range of consumer electronics under the 'Made by Google' moniker a year ago — is hoping for a better result with these successor devices, especia ...

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FBI won't be forced to reveal San Bernardino iPhone hacking tool

Posted on 02 October 2017

The Associated Press, USA Today and Vice News have failed in their attempt to reveal the hacking tool the FBI used to access San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook's iPhone. Judge Tanya Chutkan denied their request in a summary judgment ruling issued late on September 30th, arguing that the risks involved in naming the vendor (and thus the tool) or the price paid are too ser ...