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Louis CK's app gives you direct access to his comedy shows

Louis CK helped prove that artists can make good income by selling videos directly to fans, but getting his comedy shows to your phone can be a bit of a headache if you're unfamiliar with the intricacies of local file syncing. As of this week, though, you don't have to bend over backwards. Show More Summary

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Huawei Mate 9

The most interesting thing about Huawei's latest flagship, the Mate 9, is actually invisible to the naked eye. Under the hood, the phone uses machine learning to anticipate which apps you're going to use when, allowing for supposedly smoother performance. Show More Summary

Cyanogen pulls the plug on its services and OS next week

As most of us are paying attention to our long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that "all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds" will be discontinued by December 31st. While its statement says that the open source...Show More Summary

BitTorrent's live TV network streams to iPhones

BitTorrent's Live video streaming experiment is ready to go wherever you do. The peer-to-peer app is available right this instant on iOS, and, as you might expect it's 100 percent free. As with the Apple TV app, there isn't a lot to choose from as far as viewing material goes, however. Via: The Verge Source: iTunes

The best lenses for iPhone photography

By Erin Lodi This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Model your home automation on Mark Zuckerberg's

Today on In Case You Missed It: It's our holiday episode and what better way to celebrate than with Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla, their baby and mop dog? The Zuck is taking people inside his home for a look at the home automation system he programmed himself, using Facebook programming tools. Show More Summary

NBA's new second-screen app syncs with games on TV in real time

The NBA is rolling out a new fantasy sports app called InPlay, which will let fans have a second-screen experience during nationally televised games. It's a slightly different concept than services like Yahoo Fantasy: InPlay syncs stats by recognizing audio from any NBA match being broadcasted on pay-TV, using your iOS or Android device. Show More Summary

Apple gives app makers more time to switch to HTTPS connection

Earlier this year, Apple required all app developers to switch on App Transport Security by January 1st, 2017. The feature (introduced with iOS 9 back in 2015) would have boosted apps' security, since it forces them to connect to the internet over HTTPS. Show More Summary

Encrypted chat app Signal circumvents government censorship

Just days after Open Whisper Systems concluded the Egyptian government had blocked access to its encrypted messaging service, Signal, the company rolled out an update that circumvents large-scale censorship systems across Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Show More Summary

Nokia sues Apple over a slew of patent infringements

Nokia announced today that it has sued Apple for patent infringement in Germany and the US. According to the suit, Apple did agree to a license to a few Nokia patents in 2011, but has declined offers since then. "Through our sustained...Show More Summary

Facebook Live adds a bunch of features for famous people

Mentions is the behind-the-scenes tool that public figures use to keep track of their brands on Facebook, and today it's getting three new features aimed at improving the Live video experience. New tools rolling out over the next few...Show More Summary

Algoriddim squeezes its djay Pro app into the iPhone

For the past 10 years, DJ software maker Algoriddim has been steadily updating its djay app, adding fresh features as software and technology have improved. It started out in Apple's eco-system on the Mac, adding the iPhone and iPad as it went, even letting Android join the party eventually. Show More Summary

'Super Mario Run' hits 40 million downloads in four days

Nintendo has released official download figures for its first (true) smartphone game. 40 million people have tapped their way through the free version of Super Mario Run in just four days. The full game is priced at $10, but Nintendo didn't reveal exactly how many Mario Runners have decided to take the plunge. Show More Summary

Apple Watch refurbs lower the cost of outfitting your wrist

You no longer have to wait for a sale to snag an Apple Watch at a more reasonable price. Apple has quietly started selling refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 models through its American online store, lowering the barrier of entry if you don't insist on untouched wristwear. Show More Summary

Twitter's search results are now sorted by relevance

Earlier this year, Twitter started moving away from the reverse chronological timeline and started prioritizing algorithmically "relevant" tweets in order to keep users more engaged. Starting today, Twitter will now be ordering its search results the same way in hopes that more relevant results will improve the search experience as well. Via: VentureBeat Source: Twitter Blog

FTC tells Verizon 'supercookie' partner to give you an exit

Verizon (aka our corporate overlords) may have settled with the FCC over its seemingly inescapable "supercookie" web tracking back in March, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The carrier was sending that information to a third party, Turn, which used it for ad purposes. Show More Summary

Apple's tiny, totally wireless AirPods get meticulously torn down

After having been delayed for months -- for reasons never publicly confirmed, no less -- Apple's AirPods are finally here. And really, what better to way to celebrate one of the most curious delays in Apple history than by tearing those...Show More Summary

AT&T service prevents scam calls from reaching your phone

Yes, you can block phone numbers used for robocalls and tech support scams, but that usually means having to take at least one call (or running the right software) before you realize something's fishy. And AT&T, at least, is trying to do better. Show More Summary

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps

It seems like everyone is talking about how the smartwatch market is collapsing, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking another stab at high-end wearables. Who could blame them, really? Last year's Tizen-powered Gear S2 was full of good ideas, from that rotating bezel to its compatibility with non-Samsung Android phones. Show More Summary

Prisma app improves photo quality and breaks out of the square

The app that uses algorithms to tweak your photos into artistic masterpieces, Prisma, spent the six months since it debuted in June applying its filters to videos and Facebook Live in early November. Though the social titan soon shut down the latter, the app continues to release features. Show More Summary

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