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ISIS Claims Murder of Priest in Sinai, Where Egypt’s Christians Are Under Threat

An Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibility Thursday for the murder of a priest in the Sinai Peninsula, a region with great spiritual significance for Christians but where they are facing threats from extremists. Rafael Moussa, 46, a Coptic Orthodox minister at the Mar Girgis (St. Show More Summary

WSJ: Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service

Speaking of Apple and streaming music rivals: Apple is in exploratory talks to acquire streaming-music service Tidal, headed by rap mogul Jay Z, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal, these people said. Show More Summary

Facebook Updates Messenger Platform to Improve Bots

10 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Facebook hopes new features added to its Messenger Platform will help improve how bots perform within Facebook Messenger. For example, people can now rate bots so developers have more direct feedback on what works and what doesn't. Bots...Show More Summary

Apple says Spotify wants 'preferential treatment' for iOS app

It didn't take long for Apple to respond to Spotify's claim that it's using App Store approvals a way to handle competitors. In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell described the allegation as "troubling"...Show More Summary

Will Jay Z be Apple Music's next big player? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 44) - CNET

41 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Apple is in talks to buy Tidal, and Spotify versus Apple Music is tech's latest version of "he said, she said."

VIDEO: How to run Linux and Bash on "Windows 10 Anniversary Update"

Ya, I'm not a fan of the name Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" but it has been a year since Windows 10 came out. It's my daily driver and it gets better every month. This year it's gonna get better (like Windows 10.1 better if you ask...Show More Summary

Portable DVD player found in wreckage of fatal Tesla Model S crash

Yesterday, word broke that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) was looking into a Florida incident involving a Tesla Model S that crashed into a tractor-trailer this past May, tragically killing the driver of the Tesla. Show More Summary

Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps

10 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion. Users can reorder the stops whenever needed, as well as search for specific locations, such as gas stations or restaurants, to add to the route. Show More Summary

Nike just made Apple CEO Tim Cook its 'lead independent director' (NKE, AAPL)

Tim Cook just got a promotion at Nike. On Thursday, Nike made Apple CEO Tim Cook its "lead independent director." Cook has been serving on Nike's board of directors since 2005. He is the chair of the board's compensation committee and...Show More Summary

Tesla driver killed when Autopilot fails to avoid collision, sparking investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened a preliminary investigation into the Tesla Model S on Thursday after it was reported a Tesla driver died while the semi-autonomous Autopilot system was engaged on Wednesday. SEE...Show More Summary

Olympics to Be Offered In Virtual Reality for Samsung Gear VR

NBC today said that it will provide virtual reality coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but only to the Samsung Gear VR headset. NBC plans to capture about 85 hours of virtual reality programming, including the opening and closing ceremonies, and select competitions. Show More Summary

Apple says Spotify is looking for special treatment in the App Store

Apple has hit back at Spotify's accusations that it is using the App Store review process as "a weapon" in order to boost Apple Music. The company says that it applies its rules equally to all developers, and that Spotify is pushingShow More Summary

Amazon Alexa Now Lets Your Order Almost Anything with Your Voice

9 hours agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

You can now use your voice to order almost anything through Amazon using Alexa on the Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Fire TV.

Spotify says Apple rejected update over App Store policies, 'causing grave harm' to service

Apple Music competitor Spotify has accused Apple of rejecting an update to its official iOS app, claiming that the iPhone maker has exhibited "a troubling pattern of behavior" that's anti-competitive.

Add Multiple Locations to Your Trip on Google Maps on Mobile by @SouthernSEJ

The ability to plot multiple destinations on Google Maps has come to Android. The post Add Multiple Locations to Your Trip on Google Maps on Mobile by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Where to buy a U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

Samsung is finally offering a SIM-unlocked Galaxy S7 (and GS7 edge) in the United States. That means a few things. The unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are able to work on pretty much any operator here in the U.S. While most folks out there don't hop from one to the next too often, it's still a very nice ability to have. Show More Summary

The Juiciest Parts of The New Facebook Tell-All Book

In early June, Vanity Fair ran a lengthy excerpt of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, a purported tell-all from Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook employee who was fired after two years at the company. Show More Summary

Jeremy Corbyn Faces New Anti-Semitism Row After Controversial ISIS Comments

At the launch of the independent review into anti-Semitism in the Labour party today, the party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to compare Israel’s government to militant group Islamic State (ISIS) and a Jewish MP was reduced to tears...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 preview: Specs, software, release info and more!

Once again, it's almost Galaxy Note time — and 2016's big-screen Samsung phone looks like being the best in years. Samsung's Galaxy Note series has always been a fan favorite. It's said among followers of the series that the only thing which can replace a Note is another Note. Show More Summary

Nest's smart crib concept sounds awesome

Nest, best known as the maker of the smart thermostat, has an amazing concept for a smart crib. The division run under Google's parent company Alphabet filed the patent in 2014 that was published Thursday. Just because Nest filed a patent doesn't mean it will become a reality anytime soon, if at all. Show More Summary

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