Category Archives: Cool Websites


    Corporations and politicians share a tendency to say things that are narrowly true, though a lack of context renders the statements misleading. Mastercard on Nov. 30 offered a terrific example of this in the security arena. On that day, the card brand rolled out something it calls Decision Intelligence, which it said “uses artificial intelligence technology […]

  • Brave browser now blocks scripts and ads on the desktop

    Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s privacy-focused, ad-blocking browser has been quietly rolling out new features for desktop. What sets Braveapart from other browsers and ad blockers, was Eich’s promise that the browser would actually pay you back if you agreed to be shown ads from its own network. The browser’s scheme rattled newspaper giants like […]

  • BlueStacks Now Lets You Stream Your Android Gameplay to Twitch

    BlueStacks on Friday announced it is integrating live streaming service Twitch into the Bluestacks App Player to allow users to more conveniently stream mobile games. The integration enables a user to stream gameplay from mobile games on their PC with a single click. This also makes it easier for people to watch streaming content. BlueStacks […]

  • Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

    Microsoft has announced that much like Apple, Google, and Mozilla, it too is wary of Flash. The company says that it will introduce changes to its new Web browser Edge alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this year to give users more control over Flash content. The company also noted that it doesn’t see […]

  • Google New “Collections” Feature

    Watch out, Pinterest, you’ve got new competition. Google has now rolled out a new feature on its search engine that offers users an easy way to save to save images they find to collections they can reference at a later time. The search giant suggests you could use the feature for saving things like hairstyle examples […]

  • Google+ gets an overhaul, refocuses on communities and collections

    Google+ ain’t dead, yet. The moribund social network has received a new shot at life with a redesign focused on allowing users to gather in communities devoted to certain topics. The change involves a full redesign of the service across the Web, Android, and iOS devices that users can choose to test when they sign […]

  • Google redesigns Google+ to attract users

    The newly redesigned Google+ is here. The company introduced a revamped version of the Google+ app and website that reorganizes the social network around its Communities and Collections features. The revamped Google+ emphasizes Communities and Collections, which the companyintroduced earlier this year. Communities is the network’s groups feature while Collections allow users to group posts […]

  • what people think about Twitter ‘likes’

    It’s been a little over 24 hours since Twitter replaced its star-clad favorite button with a like button that flashes a congratulatory heart when pressed. In that time the social network has been abuzz with comparisons to Facebook, complaints about the implications of a digital heart over a virtual star, and tongue-in-cheek calls for people […]

  • Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion advice

    Now that the Apple Watch is close to launch, Apple is getting its stores ready to sell the wearable — and apparently, that involves turning its T-shirt-wearing staffers into fashion gurus. A 9to5Mac leak has revealed that the company is asking retail employees to suggest different watches based on how you dress and your lifestyle, […]

  • Study says Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps

    Ever had the feeling that certain phone operating systems are more likely to crash your apps than others? It’s not just you. Crittercism has posted its latest breakdown of crash reports from about 20,000 apps, and it’s clear that certain operating systems aren’t as friendly as others. On Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) is most […]

  • There’s magic everywhere

    The past couple of articles I’ve written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying “Apple is doomed.” I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous statement. Apple is moving faster, with more products and its biggest changes, than ever […]