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How to avoid going full screen in OS X Yosemite

As of OS X Yosemite, the little green button in the upper left-hand corner of all your apps and windows has recently undergone a change in function. Instead of maximizing or re-sizing the windows, as in all previous versions of … Read more ›

They can't all be unicorns: Once-hyped cloud startup Nebula goes out of business

Nebula, a once-hot startup co-founded in 2011 by an ex-NASA CTO and funded to the tune of $38.5 million by some of Silicon Valley's foremost venture capitalists, has gone out of business. They can't all be unicorns. Hold tight, because...Show More Summary

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

With more than a million apps out there and more launching every day, it can be tough to keep track of them all. Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out. There's a new app from...Show More Summary

California governor mandates 25 percent water use reduction

Announcement comes after another dry winter leaves it with little snow pack.

Valley investors: Kleiner Perkins has a bigger problem than Ellen Pao

Kleiner Perkins may have walked away with a victory in the Ellen Pao trial, but there's a bigger issue lingering over the firm, according to a number of investors we spoke with. What happens when the firm's best-known partner, John Doerr,...Show More Summary

7 easy ways to avoid being hacked

Technically, everything that connects to the Internet can get hacked. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your data from an attack. Here are a few tips that will mitigate the risk of getting your personal data stolen. Show More Summary

Snapchat has one key advantage over every other social network

According to new comScore data charted for us by BI Intelligence, millennials — those 80 million people aged 18 and 34 — account for a much larger share of Snapchat’s user base than they do on any other major social network, including Facebook, which actually had one of the lowest shares of millennial users at just 38%. Show More Summary

Rebels wanted! Star Wars Rebels™: Recon Missions available for Windows and Windows Phone

Are you ready to stand up against the Empire? Become an intergalactic hero in Star Wars Rebels™: Recon Missions, the new action-platformer mobile game, available to download from the Windows and Windows Phone Store! Take on four free levels of battle against the Empire as Ezra Bridger, dodge TIE fighters, blast Stormtroopers, and drive an... Read more

Google's Actual Cloud Platform made us laugh out loud

You've got to love how much Google loves April Fool's Day. While people are going gaga for backwards Google (type "com.google" in your browser and see what happens) or the #ChromeSelfie, our inner geek laughed out loud at Google's newest cloud product, "Actual Cloud." That's right. Show More Summary

The original Xbox was almost a free giveaway to push Windows into homes

Microsoft was toying with the idea of making the original Xbox a free giveaway as a Trojan Horse to lure people into the Windows lifestyle when it launched back in 2001, according to GamesIndustry.biz. To understand why, we'll need to...Show More Summary

Apple takes a hands-off approach to streaming for new TV service

More details surrounding Apple’s unreleased TV streaming service are leaking out as its Worldwide Developer Conference approaches in June. There’s still a lot we don’t know for sure, but a new report sheds light on how Apple is proposing to … Read more ›

Apple and IBM are well on track to have 100 iPad business apps out by the end of the year (IBM, APPL)

The partnership between Apple and IBM is on track to deliver 100 iOS business apps by the end of the year, as Tim Cook promised it would. The partners just released 8 more apps and added three more industries, reports 9to5 Mac. ThatShow More Summary

Capitol Hill's Yik Yak-like app has thousands of politicos gossiping and sharing secrets

College campuses are known for being gossipy, but the folks working on Capitol Hill may be guilty of the same behavior, at least according to a new app. Cloakroom is a new anonymous sharing app à la Yik Yak. It lets anyone whose GPS is within Capitol Hill or has @senate.gov and @house.gov emails post whatever they like. Show More Summary

Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

Apple reportedly asking content producers to supply their own streams for TV offering

Apple has requested that programming partners who will take part in the company’s upcoming television streaming service provide their own content streams, Re/Code reported today. It’s not an unreasonable request on Apple’s part—in fact, it makes a lot of sense—so it doesn’t seem like this will be a big holdup for the service’s launch. Most […]

Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for Upcoming TV Service

For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting...Show More Summary

This company thinks it can beat Google in a critical area — and it just made a $122 million buy to help (RUBI, GOOG)

Rubicon Project, the programmatic advertising company that went public last year, acquired Toronto-based search and ad regargeting company Chango on Tuesday for approximately $122 million in cash and stock (but primarily stock). Toronto-based...Show More Summary

A New York-based health startup that's less than 2 years old may soon be worth $1 billion

Oscar Health Insurance, a New York-based startup trying to bring modern tech thinking into the health insurance industry, is in talks to raise a round of funding that would value it at more than $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. We...Show More Summary

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