The evolution of smart Dubai

Encouraging collaboration “If we consider the vision of the UAE leadership, the aim of the project is to encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors,” says Osman Sultan, CEO at Du. Sultan says there are six smart focus targets around better living for citizens: smart life, smart transportation, smart economy, smart governance, smart environment and smart […]

Salesforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizzazz to Salesforce’s word processing company Quip, which today acquired UnityVariety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, UnityVariety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but we’re awaiting comment from both […]

Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul

Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you’ve taken and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr or from your camera roll. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jon Wegener, who co-founded the company with Benny Wong, has stepped down as CEO. He has been replaced by […]

How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines

Over the last month, an odd issue tripped up Linux distributions that use apt-get for updating and upgrading. Upon issuing the command sudo apt-get update, the process would stall when connecting with any of the default repositories or slow to a crawl when downloading headers during the update process. After much troubleshooting and chasing down […]

Saleforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizzazz to Salesforce’s word processing company Quip, which today acquired UnityVariety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, UnityVariety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but we’re awaiting comment from both […]

Researchers find that “moderate” screen use is OK for teens

Parents rejoice! Researchers have found that “moderate” screen use “has no detectable link to well-being and levels of engagement.” This means your kids can play on the iPad for a few hours — but not all of them. The study, led by psychological scientist Andrew Przybylski of the University of Oxford, examined the habits of […]

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman

Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman of Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which […]

Windows 10: Explore the new Start menu and other changes in the Creators Update

Windows 10 will soon be getting a new look and feel, courtesy of the forthcoming Creators Update. The extent of those tweaks is starting to become apparent from the early builds of Windows released under the Insider program. Here’s how the Windows 10 will change after the update arrives in April, beginning with tweaks to […]

Windows 10: Explore the new Start menu and other changes in the Creators Update

Windows 10 will soon be getting a new look and feel, courtesy of the forthcoming Creators Update. The extent of those tweaks is starting to become apparent from the early builds of Windows released under the Insider program. Here’s how the Windows 10 will change after the update arrives in April, beginning with tweaks to […]

Hackers steal 900 GB of data from phone hacking company Cellebrite

Cellebrite, an organization that sells smartphone hacking equipment to law enforcement, military, and government intelligence bureaus has been hacked, according to a report published by Motherboard. The hackers have expropriated 900 GB of data from the company through a customer support portal, including customer information, technical documents, support tickets, and usage logs from currently deployed […]

Hackers steal 900 GB of data from phone hacking company Cellebrite

Cellebrite, an organization that sells smartphone hacking equipment to law enforcement, military, and government intelligence bureaus has been hacked, according to a report published by Motherboard. The hackers have expropriated 900 GB of data from the company through a customer support portal, including customer information, technical documents, support tickets, and usage logs from currently deployed […]

The benefits of using Windows 10 on a 34-inch ultrawide monitor

Image: iStockphoto.com/Rasica If you have been reading my articles for any length of time, you know that I am a big fan of using multiple monitors. In fact I’ve been taking advantage of a multiple-monitor configuration ever since the feature first became available in Windows 98. I guess you can say that I’m a multiple […]

The benefits of using Windows 10 on a 34-inch ultrawide monitor

Image: iStockphoto.com/Rasica If you have been reading my articles for any length of time, you know that I am a big fan of using multiple monitors. In fact I’ve been taking advantage of a multiple-monitor configuration ever since the feature first became available in Windows 98. I guess you can say that I’m a multiple […]