NASA-led study confirms that aviation biofuels can be a boon for the environment Microsoft offers insights on the future of Windows 10 updates and reboots Amazon at SXSW: Tech giant promotes drones, original TV series, AWS, and more at annual festival Amazon, Microsoft and Apple back Google in overseas data storage dispute Unique fellowship aims to use technology to bring legal help to the masses Clean your floors and your plate: Amazon Alexa skills added to Roomba vacuums and Grubhub New $200M fund, raised by former Gates advisors, will invest in genomics and digital health innovations U.charges suspects with ties to Russian government in Yahoo hacks Starbucks hires Cranium and Golazo founder Richard Tait for unique entrepreneurial role Amazon Web Services starts offering free cloud storage and computing for Alexa skills Twitter inks another live sports streaming deal, this time with National Lacrosse League Concur adds new employee risk management service as it expands beyond travel expenses French astronaut enjoys sax in space Hands on with Microsoft Teams: All-in-one collaboration tool takes cues from relatives and rivals What day is it at Amazon?
Link: Microsoft offers insights on the future of Windows 10 updates and reboots
LinkedIn pushed out a (welcome) update for their iOS and Android mobile apps today. Gone are the chicklet-styled home buttons, which have been replaced with an entirely-new navigation scheme. In essence, the header bar rules the day. Everything you need to do and your main mode of navigating through the app is handled through this area.
Link: LinkedIn launches a new look for their iOS and Android apps.
Have you ever wanted to transfer a file to (or from) your PC from an Android device but don’t have time to fiddle around with cables and the like? If so, you may want to check out some of the Android apps on this list. Each one makes it very easy to transfer files wirelessly from one place to…
Link: 4 of the Best Android Apps for WiFi File Transfer
There are three billion smartphones bouncing inside pockets and bags around the world. Their owners are often within arm’s reach 24-With such ubiquity, constant usage, and connectivity, researchers have publicly drooled over the potential for mobile devices to become gushing conduits of health information.
Link: Out of the gate, health and research apps face-plant
After last month’s rather brief Patch Tuesday from Microsoft, we see the largest ever release of updates for Windows and Microsoft Office — and of course another critical update for Adobe Flash Player. For this March update, we see an unusually large number of critical updates — nine patches rated as critical and the remaining nine rated by Microsoft as important.
Link: Largest ever Patch Tuesday from Microsoft
Between recent articles about the effects of sitting down on your body, and our experimentation with standing desks, you might think PC Gamer has fallen out of love with the humble chair. Dear reader, that could not be further from the truth. As gamers and office workers, our writers spend a significant chunk of each day sat on their money makers in front of screens.
Link: Recommended PC gaming chairs
Remember that week we spent hours hunched over our phones, trying to navigate a 2D bird across a Super Mario-like landscape? Or when masses took to the streets to catch Pokemon and collect rare items with their phones? Mobile games drive close to 40% of the total revenue in the global games market.
Link: How Mobile Developers Can Get Noticed Noticed Among 800k Competitors
Fossil may have been a bit late to introducing Android Wear watches, but it’s one of the fastest out of the gate with the Android Wear 2.0 upgrade. The fashion brand has started rolling out Google’s latest software to its Q Founder, Q Marshal and Q Wander watches as of today. There are no…
Link: Fossil’s smartwatches start receiving Android Wear 2.0
The desktop versions of Chrome —including the Mac edition —now throttle the performance of background tabs, according to Google, reducing CPU demand and hence the browser’s power consumption on MacBooks. In particular the Chrome 57 update limits the timer fire rate of background tabs deemed to be consuming too much power, the official Chromium blog explains.
Link: Chrome 57 for Mac throttles background tabs for better CPU use & battery life
It’s time to roll the dice… with Ellen! Dice with Ellen is a fun new dice game that lets you play games with friends, family and even Ellen DeGeneres herself! Play head to head against Ellen fans from around the world and see who can score a Five-a-palooza! You can even challenge your favorite…
Link: Android Apps on Google Play
While I’ve often touted Microsoft Outlook for Android (and iPhone), it’s fair to say that this mobile app, while great, has a few troubling limitations. The good news? They’re working on it.
The bad news, of course, is that in the meantime we have to live with a few limitations. But the payoffs,…
Link: Android for the Windows Guy: Microsoft Outlook
Some of your favorite old games might get booted from iOS. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac
Apple’s decision to drop support for 32-bit apps in iOS 11 later this year could kill about 187,000 apps, based on a new report that shows some old apps have been slow to catch up.
Link: iOS 11 might make 200,000 apps obsolete