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How to disable Find My iPhone on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

How to disable Find My iPhone on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Whether you have left your iPhone at a restaurant, it’s been stolen or you have merely misplaced it in your home, the Find My iPhone feature is a great way to locate your device, remote erase it or simply make it play a sound so you can locate it. When you activate Find My iPhone on a device with iOS 7 or later it includes a feature called Activation Lock. This feature prevents anyone from using or erasing your device without your Apple ID and password. It also prevents other users from turning off Find My iPhone or signing out of... more »
Google's Sundar Pichai eyes a shift from "mobile first" to "AI first"

Google's Sundar Pichai eyes a shift from "mobile first" to "AI first"

New technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and the cloud will play a key role in shaping Google's future, its CEO Sundar Pichai believes. Pichai's comments came in a blog post yesterday that shared the company's vision of the future with shareholders and the general public. The blog post was officially Google's annual “Founder's Letter”, which has traditionally always been written by its founders (naturally) Larry Page and Sergey Brin. This year though, Page and Brin decided to let Pichai take over the reins, “Since the majority of our big bets are in Google, I wanted to give him most of... more »
Pandora beats analyst estimates with solid revenue growth in Q1 financials

Pandora beats analyst estimates with solid revenue growth in Q1 financials

Internet radio company Pandora Media, Inc. beat analyst estimates Thursday with its first quarter financials showing solid growth off the back of increased listener hours. Pandora reported revenue of $297.3 million for the quarter, up 29 percent over the same quarter in 2015 and ahead of a predicted $285.2 million; excluding revenue from ticketing services revenue came in at $275 million, up 19 percent year on year. Advertising revenue was $220.3 million, a 23 percent year-over-year increase, with total ad revenue per thousand impressions (RPM) reaching $49.84, growing 14 percent year-over-year. Local advertising revenue grew 42 percent compared to Q1 2015 to... more »
A happy medium: Can't market to individuals? Try smaller segments | #MME16

A happy medium: Can't market to individuals? Try smaller segments | #MME16

Marketers are all abuzz these days about the combination of data, social and mobile that will enable them to have intimate, one-on-one relationships with their customers. But the reality is that the logistics of that model has yet to be worked out, and it likely poses huge technological challenges. "We're in an industry full of hyperbole and broken promises," said Eric Reynolds, SVP and CMO of The Clorox Co. Reynolds told John Furrier (@furrier) and Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team: "We love data; we love to be certain. And it's not a time of tremendous certainty." He said that taking huge... more »
What new features for Skype for Business means for DevOps and developers

What new features for Skype for Business means for DevOps and developers

Microsoft recently announced a series of improvements to its Skype platform including upcoming “much anticipated” Skype for Business Preview for Mac OS X El Capitan. The preview is rolling out right now and is available on demand to IT Professionals who can sign up on SkypePreview.com. Skype is already a powerful platform for inter-group communication, which makes it a go-to for DevOps teams to keep in touch with all the moving parts of product development already. That Skype will integrate with other Microsoft products for group and project management (such as Office 365) means that it can be used to track... more »
Microsoft is about to showcase something huge at upcoming E3

Microsoft is about to showcase something huge at upcoming E3

Rumors are rife concerning the upcoming E3 event in June, and what Microsoft has in store for us. Last year Microsoft didn’t exactly shock us at the same event, although there is a buzz about what we are apparently going to see this year. One of the most likely rumors to prove true is an upgrade for the Xbox One, in spite of Xbox chief Phil Spencer saying Microsoft was above a simple upgrade. “If we’re going to move forward, I want to move forward in big numbers,” said Spencer earlier this year. Another rumor this year, and a contender for what might... more »
Brilliant Galaxy S7 sales boost Samsung Q1 financials

Brilliant Galaxy S7 sales boost Samsung Q1 financials

Sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 phone has seen Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. beat market expectations, and their own, with the company reporting strong figures in its first quarter financials. The South Korean company reported revenue for the quarter was 49.78 trillion won ($43.8 billion), up 5.7 percent compared to the same quarter in 2015, while operating profit came in at 6.68 trillion won ($5.58 billion), up 12 percent year on year; the company had predicted a profit figure of 6.6 trillion won in an upgraded estimate issued early April. Samsung attributed the increase in revenue and profit on the early launch... more »
Official Ted Cruz and John Kasich apps identified as having serious security risks

Official Ted Cruz and John Kasich apps identified as having serious security risks

The official mobile apps of Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Ted Cruz or Ohio Governor John Kasich are vulnerable to hacking, according to a new report. Research from Symantec Corp. identified five areas of concern with the two apps -- three with Kasich's and two with Cruz's -- that could allow personal data to be easily obtained by a hacker due to users’ data being improperly secured. In the case of the "Cruz Crew" app, third parties could capture mobile device details and unique IMSI identification, while the Kasich 2016 app could expose a users' location data and information about other apps... more »
7 Google Keep tips to better organize your notes (and life)

7 Google Keep tips to better organize your notes (and life)

Over the last few months, Google has been adding more and more features to Google Keep, its cross-platform note-taking app. With apps for Android, iOS, Chrome and the web, Google Keep has a variety of features, including note and list taking with your voice, sharing notes with others and recovering deleted notes. Make sure you are getting the most out of Google Keep with these seven tips. Download Google Keep for Android and iOS. Add drawings to notes In Google Keep you can create drawings from scratch, draw on top of images or add drawings to existing notes using their range of... more »
Sharing your iPhone? Use Guided Access to keep others in check

Sharing your iPhone? Use Guided Access to keep others in check

Touted by Apple as a feature to help you stay on task when using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, Guided Access on iOS can be a useful feature in more practical situations as well. Why use Guided Access on your iPhone, iPad? With Guided Access, you can restrict your device to a single app, disable specific areas of the screen, and disable hardware buttons like the Sleep/Wake button or volume control. For example, if your child is watching a movie on your iPad, you may want to prevent them from turning up the volume to full blast, stop them from leaving... more »
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