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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/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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Geometry Wars 3 Brings Back Retro-Cool Addictive Gameplay

thenextweb.com — I loved Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on the Xbox 360. It might be the game I've poured the most hours into out of everything I own. Something about its simplicity, soundtrack and non-stop gameplay is addictive. Imagine my excitement when I discovered that after six years of waiting, there's a new Geometry Wars game.
Nov 26, 2014

My favourite game of all time is back so I wrote a thing with gratuitous GIF thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2… pic.twitter.com/7XirUN9F3x

Vote to get your favorite startup on stage at TNW Conference USA

thenextweb.com — Boost is The Next Web's startup growth program at TNW Conference, designed to connect startups with the capital, coverage and resources that a company needs to grow!
Nov 26, 2014

RT #TNWUSA" href="http://twitter.com/TNWconference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@TNWconference: BOOST LEADERBOARD: Voting for #TNWUSA is now open. The leaderboard as it currently stands.. tnw.co/1CgQVIE pic.twitter.com/N77O493Yzi

BT Is In Talks To Acquire EE's Mobile Network

thenextweb.com — EE has confirmed that it's in exploratory acquisition talks with BT to sell its UK mobile network. Earlier this week, we heard that BT has been in discussions with O2 about a similar deal. EE's joint shareholders, Deutsche Telekom and Orange, issued a statement on the discussions with BT.

You can get a human to spell check your email for $5 a month

thenextweb.com — A new service called eAngel brings human autocorrect to your Gmail outbox for just $5 a month. eAngel integrates by means of a Chrome extension, which adds a second 'send with eAngel' option to your Gmail compose window. To test the service, I somewhat cruelly wrote an email like a twelve-year old might and included an old middle-school "find the errors" paragraph.
Nov 25, 2014

This service uses humans to spell check your outgoing emails for $5/month. tnw.to/j4sew (Still no charge for the Bcc: to the NSA.)

Nov 25, 2014

Wat? RT: You can get a human to spell check your email for $5 a month tnw.to/s3Mqt by @ow

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ow: You can get a human to spell check your email for $5 a month (I subjected them to a middle-school spelling test) thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ow: You can get a human to spell check your email for $5 a month (I subjected them to a middle-school spelling test) thenextweb.com/apps/2014/11/2…

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