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The top 10 tips and tricks to master your Apple Watch

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Thirty-six days.

That’s how long I’ve been wearing the Apple Watch. It’s been a good month with Apple’s first wearable. We’ve traveled the country, checked into flights, taken selfies, bought shakes and told time together. I feel like I really know the watch. I’ve also discovered some hidden features and ways of getting more out of this impressively versatile device.

What follows are my favorite tips and tricks. For…

Periscope co-founder: Piracy standards don’t work for live video

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NEW YORK —Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour was at TechCrunch Disrupt Tuesday, talking about his app, Android and of course, the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane opened the interview by asking Beykpour about the much-discussed Periscoping of the “fight of the century,” as well as the larger discussion about the platform in the context of piracy.

Beykpour thinks some of the discussion has…

Silicon Valley is supportive, cautiously so, of Carly Fiorina’s 2016 bid

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina officially joined the race for 2016 on Monday when she announced her bid for the Republication presidential nomination.

“I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works,” Fiorina said on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday. “I understand the world, and who’s in it.”

That may be true, but Fiorina’s polarizing…

Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud

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Google+ introduces themed Collections, becomes more like Pinterest

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Google+ is getting a Pinterest-style facelift.

Google’s social network is adding Pinterest-like collections to its platform, the company announced Monday. Collections allow Google+ users to group similar posts into topic-based sections, which appear in the new “collections” tab on Google+ profiles.

“Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into,”…

Foursquare brings check-in badges back with Swarm update

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Almost exactly a year after announcing it was splitting its app in two, Foursquare appears to be walking back some of the less popular changes made when it introduced its new app for check-ins, Swarm

The company updated Swarm on Monday with new features that bring back some of the original Foursquare app’s features, such as new badge-like stickers

Mayorships, which also disappeared in last year’s Foursquare relaunch, will also be making a comeback.

iPad Pro with stylus and Force Touch could challenge Microsoft Surface

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“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” Steve Jobs famously said in 2010 after the iPad launched

Jobs was referring to how the iPad was unlike any tablet that had been released before because it didn’t rely on a stylus to control input. So we’re not sure how he’d react if rumors of an iPad Pro with stylus support turn out to be true.

In recent weeks, we’ve started to see some real smoke regarding the rumored 12.9-inch iPad, including multiple…


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Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop is lighter and has more ports than the new MacBook

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Apple’s new MacBook may well be the template for all laptops in the future, but right now it’s a compromised machine.

Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop running Windows 8.1 is not as thin as the new MacBook, but it’s lighter, and it has all the ports you need without requiring a special dock or dongles.

The new MacBook’s 2.03-pound weight is light, but the LaVie Z is somehow lighter: It weighs 1.87 pounds.

It also has a larger…

This is how Swiss watchmakers are fighting back against Apple Watch

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All those Apple Watch videos revealing the technical beauty of the device might make you think Apple has bested the traditional watch industry even in the realm of presentation. Not true

A new video from HYT, a luxury watch company from Switzerland, delivers just as much design flourish and dramatic punch as any Apple Watch video. The video presentation for the HYT H3, a hydro-mechanical watch, looks like a cross between a space port docking and the creation of a super robot. We’re not…

ACLU app lets you automatically send videos of police encounters

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In a time when nearly everyone, regardless of income, seems to have a smartphone, the ACLU has come up with something that could help during your next encounter with an overzealous law enforcement officer: an instant reporting app

Mobile Justice CA was created by the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union as a way to “keep law enforcement accountable and protect your rights.”