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21 HELPFUL APPS FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

21 HELPFUL APPS FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

Students attempting to text in class might be the bane of teachers everywhere, but even the most jaded luddite would have to admit: Tablets and smartphones in the classroom bring a number of advantages too. From greater student engagement to an expansion of the learning environment beyond normal school hours, gadgets can open new educational doors. But hardware is


What Does iOS 10 Mean for Businesses?

What Does iOS 10 Mean for Businesses?

Amidst all the hubbub of the iPhone 7 at Apple’s event today, the company also announced a release date for iOS 10: Sept. 13. Apple’s first double-digit mobile OS will ship with a bevy of new features and apps for consumers, but there are also major implications for the scores of businesses that rely on

Android Pay Works With Chase Visa Cards

Android Pay Works With Chase Visa Cards

Good news for Android users who bank with Chase: Now you can leave your card at home and pay for things with your phone. The bank now supports Google’s mobile payment system, Android Pay, on Chase Visa cards like Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, United Mileage Explorer and Hyatt Credit Card. To use it, start by downloading


Facebook throws out the news Paper

Facebook throws out the news Paper

Facebook Paper could have given publishers the reach they lost yesterday in the News Feed, but no one wanted the standalone news reading app. Facebook has pulled the Paper app from the app store and will discontinue support for existing downloads of it on July 29th, according to a message show to all user. Despite

Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data dispute

Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data dispute

Around $6 million in Facebook’s Brazilian bank account has been frozen on court order in another dispute about encrypted data involving local police authorities and Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, according to the local Globo G1 news service. The dispute pertains to WhatsApp messages that Brazilian federal police want access to to progress an international drugs investigation, ongoing since January, Reuters reports. WhatsApp and its parent


¡Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languages

¡Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languages

Facebook today announced a new feature that makes it easier to publish status updates in multiple languages. Until now, you either had to post long updates that included all of the translations of the text or maybe post multiple updates — one for each language. Back in February, Facebook started testing a new feature that allowed Page

Congress Wants to Know if Pokemon Go is Catching All Your Mobile Data

Congress Wants to Know if Pokemon Go is Catching All Your Mobile Data

How much data does Pokemon Go use in a typical hunting session? The notion that leagues of Pokemon-hunting fanatics are burning through their carriers’ data plans—causing them untold amounts of grief and heartache in the form of huge bills for their overages—seems to have some members of Congress a bit concerned. So much so, that


Schedule a Lyft Up to 24 Hours in Advance

Schedule a Lyft Up to 24 Hours in Advance

Ride-sharing services are a great way to get from point A to B in a snap, but what if you want to plan ahead? Lyft today unveiled Scheduled Rides, which will let you reserve a Lyft up to 24 hours in advance. Tests begin in San Francisco “shortly,” and Lyft plans to expand the service

Optus picks former BlackBerry AU MD as new head of SMB

Optus picks former BlackBerry AU MD as new head of SMB

As part of its continuing focus on the SMB segment, Optus has picked former BlackBerry Australia MD Matt Ball as its head. Optus has chosen former BlackBerry Australia managing director Matthew Ball as its new head of Small and Medium Business (SMB), managing director of Optus Wholesale, Satellite, and SMB Rob Parcell announced to Optus