Skype updated its Android app Wednesday, and the 5.0 version syncs users’ address books from their phones to their Skype accounts.
First, users will have to verify their phone numbers in the app to sync contacts. Then, the phone’s address book will instantly import information on the Skype contact list. Those who have Microsoft accounts will also be able to automatically import contact lists from other Microsoft programs like Outlook.
Here’s how the…
This fall, Apple will release OS X Yosemite, the latest version of its operating system for the Mac. OS X Yosemite features a brand-new look, tons of new features and tight integration with iOS 8
If you can’t wait until the fall, though, Apple is releasing OS X Yosemite beta to the public — for the first 1 million users that sign up. That means you can try out OS X Yosemite before it is officially released, bugs and all
We’ve had some time…
President Barack Obama hosted David Karp, CEO and co-founder of Tumblr, and some special Tumblr guests at the White House on Tuesday to chat about issues surrounding college, education and student loans.
Tagged online with the #ObamaIRL hashtag, Karp moderated the conversation and asked questions from Tumblr users — of which more than 40% are between the ages of 18 and 34 — many of whom are directly affected by the current state of student loans and college affordability.
Gen. Keith Alexander, the former director of the NSA, is going into the private sector by launching a cybersecurity firm in Washington, D.C.
Alexander will head a consulting firm geared toward protecting financial institutions from cyberattacks, Politico revealed on Thursday night
“After a 40-year career in the military and the government, I am beginning an effort to see what I could do to help address the…
Google Chrome may eventually hide long URLs from the address bar. That is, if a recent update to Google’s experimental browser is any indication.
A recent update to Chrome’s publicly available Canary browser added a feature that hides long URLs. Instead, when users view webpages, the browser only reveals the website name and domain, not the entire URL.
If this sounds familiar, this is similar to the mobile version of Safari, which already…
Self-driving cars, extreme life extension, and global wifi provided by weather balloons: Google makes projects that sound like science fiction into reality at its secretive research lab, Google X.
And that may be exactly the problem.
Google finally allowed a journalist, Fast Company’s Jon Gertner,to profile Google X. His report is on newsstands (at least digital ones) today. The most interesting strategic detail he gleaned was Google’s process for selecting Google X projects:
Toyota announced a global recall of 6.4 million vehicles on Wednesday — a move that, on the heels of General Motors’ recall of 6.3 million vehicles, added up to a public relations crisis for the auto industry.
Industry experts say more recalls are likely for a variety of reasons, including software-related glitches, modular manufacturing processes and, perhaps most of all, mounting fear among other automakers that they may be next
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