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The Best Video-Editing App for Android

thenextweb.com — Smartphones are getting bigger and more powerful, and the lines between 'PC' and 'phone' are very much blurred. While everyone now has the potential to be a one-man film crew, you're only as good as your tools permit, which is why I've been on the hunt for the best video-editing app Android has to offer.
Nov 28, 2014

KineMaster is the best video-editing app for Android according to @thenextweb tnw.co/12bs74b

Buy a Oneplus One Smartphone Online Without an Invite for the next 72 Hours

thenextweb.com — Just in time for Black Friday, the OnePlus One is now available for purchase without an invite for the next 72 hours, across all the markets it currently ships to.
Nov 28, 2014

Buy a Oneplus One Smartphone Online Without an Invite for the next 72 Hours tnw.co/1CnZNwc cc: @tlosbo

Nov 28, 2014

The best phone for $349 can be had without an invite for only the next 72 hours tnw.co/1vWQVKu

OnePlus Accelerates Its Own Tweaked Android OS Plans

thenextweb.com — OnePlus has announced today that it will be advancing the development of its own tweaked build of Android Lollipop following Cyanogen's decision to give Micromax exclusive rights to use the OS on its handsets in India.
Nov 28, 2014

OnePlus accelerates its own tweaked Android OS after Cyanogen inks exclusivity deal with rival tnw.to/q3MY4

Social Media Sites Must Simplify Terms, Say UK Politicians

thenextweb.com — Social media sites should drastically simplify their terms and conditions, according to a new report from the UK parliament's Science and Technology Committee. Running the risk of stating the obvious, MPs say the complexity of the terms and conditions means many users aren't fully aware of how their data can be used.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @MartinSFP: I'm up dark and early to talk to BBC Radio Five Live in about 10-15 minutes, about this > tnw.to/j4sfe

Nov 28, 2014

I'm up dark and early to talk to BBC Radio Five Live in about 10-15 minutes, about this > tnw.to/j4sfe

Nov 27, 2014

Social media sites must simplify their terms, UK parliamentary committee says tnw.to/a4hE1

Uber's Android App is Not 'Literally Malware'

thenextweb.com — A single blog post sparked a strange, worrying headline this week: "Uber's app is literally malware," proclaimed a thread on Hacker News. Despite the blog post itself being oddly inflammatory, a number of media outlets have picked up the story's claims that Uber may send unnecessary amounts of data back from your phone, like your private SMS' and images stored on your phone.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @MattRosoff: Aha. Uber malware story is bs. Like so many stories generated by security companies. Sigh. thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2…

Nov 27, 2014

Uber's app is not "literally malware" at all so you can stop saying that now thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2…

Nov 27, 2014

Aha. Uber malware story is bs. Like so many stories generated by security companies. Sigh. thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @MartinSFP: Uber’s Android app is not ‘literally malware’, despite what you may have read tnw.to/e4gmZ < @ow has been doing so…

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This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

thenextweb.com — If you're somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we're looking at Withoomph's logo creation platform.
Nov 27, 2014

This is the simplest company logo generator you’ll ever use tnw.to/e4gmW via @thenextweb

Nov 27, 2014

This is the simplest company logo generator you’ll ever use tnw.to/b4ghL <this is pretty good! pic.twitter.com/YzsOhJntro

Nov 27, 2014

This is the simplest company logo generator you’ll ever use tnw.to/r3Mlo < great if you're short on time or talent.

Nov 27, 2014

This is the simplest company logo generator you’ll ever use tnw.to/r3Mlp

The Independent And Others Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

thenextweb.com — The Independent and Telegraph as well as the CNBC website have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). Twitter users have suggested other sites including PC World, Forbes, OK Magazine, the NHL, Elsevier and Dell's UK site have also been affected.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Several popular websites got 'hacked' by the Syrian Electronic Army, earlier today tnw.me/C12iL1Y pic.twitter.com/D5zAB4ClFC

Nov 27, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Several popular websites got 'hacked' by the Syrian Electronic Army, earlier today tnw.me/C12iL1Y pic.twitter.com/D5zAB4ClFC

Nov 27, 2014

LATEST: The Independent and other popular sites 'hacked' by the Syrian Electronic Army tnw.to/g4swJ pic.twitter.com/ODKQxBXMCA

Obama Signs E-Label Act To Remove Logos From Phones

thenextweb.com — Your next phone might drop the ugly logos on the back altogether, with President Barack Obama officially signing the E-Label act into law today. The E-Label act means that most of those logos on the back of your phone can be displayed using software instead of on the device itself.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @MrBabyMan: Um, okay, not an earth-shattering proclamation, but...sure, why not! Obama signs E-Label act tnw.to/e4gmO

Nov 27, 2014

RT @MattNavarra: Obama signs E-Label act so your next phone can drop those ugly logos tnw.to/a4hDi < First World Problems http://…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @MattNavarra: Obama signs E-Label act so your next phone can drop those ugly logos tnw.to/a4hDi < First World Problems http://…

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Yahoo and Flickr Mix Social Computing Into Image Recognition

thenextweb.com — Not long ago, the concept of image recognition was considered the wave of the future, somewhere on the sidelines of public consciousness. Not anymore. Photography trends have now propelled this technology to front and center stage because of the sheer volume of images shot and stored and the need to find them quickly and easily.
Nov 27, 2014

Yahoo & Flickr mix social, geolocation and computer vision to boost image recognition tech. tnw.to/a4hDu pic.twitter.com/E2OyQVL7sn

The Force Awakens Trailer Hits iTunes Tomorrow

thenextweb.com — If you were worried you'd miss out because the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was only showing in a cinema far, far away, worry no longer. As well as debuting in US cinemas, the first trailer for Episode VII will be released on iTunes tomorrow.

Search & Play Soundbites From Movies

thenextweb.com — With more than 60,000 phrases across almost 90 movies and TV shows, PlayPhrase.me is a pretty addictive Web app that lets you search for very specific phrases and soundbites that have been uttered on-screen. This could be something as simple as 'Come to me' or 'Howdy', to the more mirthsome 'Ass Monkey'.

Amazon Cloudfront issues causing problems for many services

thenextweb.com — If the Web looks like 1995 all over again for you today, it's probably not just you. Intermittent issues Amazon's Cloudfront DNS service today has caused a number of sites to experience major issues loading content. Amazon's status page says that Cloudfront is experiencing increased error rates for DNS and that the team is investigating.

4oD iOS App Gets AirPlay Support And HDMI Mirroring

thenextweb.com — Channel 4 has given the iOS app for its streaming catch-up service a welcome update. The refreshed 4oD app will now let you AirPlay shows to Apple TV. If you've updated to iOS 8 and have the right cables, you can also now mirror the output on your TV via HMDI.

iCracked Lands in London

thenextweb.com — In this age of 24/7 connectedness, where there's a problem, a solution is usually not too far behind. This is certainly the case with iCracked, a Silicon Valley-based company founded in 2010 that delivers an on-demand repair and trade-in service for phones and tablets.

Europe Wants Google's 'right to Be Forgotten' to Be Applied on Global Search Results

thenextweb.com — The European Union wants Google to wipe search results mentioning people who invoke their 'right to be forgotten' across all its sites, and not just its European versions, reports Reuters.
Nov 27, 2014

Europe wants Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to be applied on global search results tnw.to/e4gmU

Twitter will start collecting data on the apps you've downloaded to serve more targeted ads

thenextweb.com — Twitter's going to be getting a bit more personal. According to Recode, the company is looking to collect more information about its users to make ads more effective.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @MartinSFP: I'm usually okay with tracking user data for targeted ads but Twitter's opt-out app tracking makes me uncomfortable > http:/…

Nov 26, 2014

I'm usually okay with tracking user data for targeted ads but Twitter's opt-out app tracking makes me uncomfortable > tnw.to/s3MrM

Nov 26, 2014

Twitter is now collecting data on which apps you’ve downloaded tnw.to/r3Mlb Seen this iOS prompt yet? pic.twitter.com/WrbjKaUdJF

GoPro is Reportedly Launching a Line of Personal Drones

thenextweb.com — If you've ever done a black flip over a canyon of lava or just wanted to shoot video of your bike ride, you've used a GoPro. Now it seems the company made famous by adrenaline-fueled extreme-sports antics is getting into the drone business.
Nov 27, 2014

Say what?!? WSJ: GoPro is reportedly launching a line of personal drones tnw.to/c4h7i via @thenextweb

Nov 26, 2014

The thing where you insist on writing something because you made a relevant GIF. thenextweb.com/gadgets/2014/1…

How to Stop Twitter from Collecting App Data for Ads

thenextweb.com — Today Twitter announced that it would begin collecting data on the apps you download and using that data to serve you ads. If you're not a fan of Twitter being all up in your app business, you can stop it happening. Maybe you don't want Twitter targeting ads towards you based on your love of tower defense games.

Bigger screen iPhones are eating away at iPad usage according to Pocket study

thenextweb.com — Everyone says they wish phones weren't so big, yet we all seem to appreciate the extra real-estate once we have our own phablet. Pocket, the "read-it-later" app, collected data from 2 million article and video opens with its app to amassed some telling numbers on users who own both a phone and a tablet to show how screen sizes affect when and where users will consume content.
Nov 26, 2014

"Users simply read and watch more content in general when they have access to larger screens." tnw.co/1Fs2uLm