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French taxi drivers protest Uber by the thousands in violent displays

The ongoing war between taxi drivers and car service giant Uber has taken an ugly turn in France, where violent protests against the company have shut down entire cities with overturned cars, fires, and smashed windows.
Mobile

LIVE Singapore! uses big data from smartphones to improve quality of life

In Singapore, smartphones and the growing amount of data that can be collected from these devices are legitimately being used to do good in a program called LIVE Singapore!, providing inhabitants with actionable advice based on big data.
Mobile

Remember Android 1.6 Donut? This hacker got it running on an old calculator 0:48

If you wished your graphing calculator ran something a bit more capable in the software department, Josh Max might have your answer. The developer managed to install Android 1.6 Donut on his Texas Instruments graphing calculator.
Music

Taylor Swift tweets ensure 1989 will be available on Apple Music

Less than a week after Apple said it would pay royalties to musicians during Apple Music's free trial, Swift said she would allow the service to stream her album, 1989, which features popular hits Shake it Off, Blank Space and Bad Blood.
Mobile

Google Hangouts passes 1 billion installs on the Play Store

Today, Google’s Hangouts messaging platform has passed 1 billion installs on the Google Play Store. Before today, there were only about ten apps that have reached a billion installs, but most of them were owned by Facebook.
Product Review

YotaPhone 2 Review

Two screens really are better than one with the insane, innovative YotaPhone 2
Mobile

Ready, set, download! Amazon puts $50 worth of Android apps and games up for sale

Amazon is at it again with another bundle of free apps. This deal includes 23 apps and games for a total savings of $50. Titles include Mirroring360 - AirPlay Receiver, Weather Live, and so much more.
Mobile

BlackBerry might design a bacteria-free smartphone for hospitals

During a recent visit at a Canadian hospital, BlackBerry CEO John Chen implied the company could eventually develop a bacteria-free phone for hospitals. Such a development could contain some much-needed solutions for the health care…
Apple

A ‘blue screen of death’ bug is plaguing iPhone users on T-Mobile

Many Apple iPhone owners on the T-Mobile network woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning: rebooting and crashing devices. The cause is still unclear, but users have come up with a few fixes in the meantime.
Gaming

Fallout Shelter is the #1 game on the App Store in 48 countries

Fallout Shelter, the mobile spin-off of Bethesda's Fallout series, is the #1 game on the App Store in 48 countries, and is the #1 app overall in 25 of them. It has also overtaken Candy Crush as the third-highest grossing app.
Home

In 3 years, all your smart-home gadgets may speak Bluetooth

Bluetooth may be best known for connecting wireless speakers and smartwatches to your phone, but it's working hard to become the connection of choice for the smart home, and intends to make it more open and simpler for everyone.
Mobile

Let the leasing begin: T-Mobile’s Jump on Demand program lets you upgrade any time you want

T-Mobile introduced a new plan, JUMP! On Demand, that lets you upgrade your phone anytime you want at no extra cost. The only catch? You don't own it unless you're willing to pay full retail.