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Amazon could be gearing up to add a new ‘Voyage’ model to its range of Kindle e-readers. First spotted by Caschy’s Blog, via The Verge, listings for the Kindle Voyage were initially spied on Amazon Germany, but it has since been removed. Though details are scant, reports suggest it will be available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions, and sports a 6-inch, 300ppi high-res display. It is reportedly scheduled for launch on November 4, and will feature a new sensor that lets you turn pages by touching the bezel. A mention of the Kindle Voyage is also available through a cache... This story continues at The Next Web The post The ‘Kindle Voyage’ could be Amazon’s next e-reader appeared first on The Next Web.

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What’s the first product that comes to mind when you ponder the purchase of a Windows-based consumer video or multimedia editing suite? While amateur filmmakers — generally shooting footage of friends and family — might gravitate toward the popular Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Elements offerings, CyberLink has been honing its PowerDirector suite of video apps, as well as its cross-platform PhotoDirector image editing package, as enthusiast alternatives. Unveiled at the Photokina 2014 trade show is a new version of CyberLink’s all-encompassing Director Suite 3, now for the first time paired with the company’s new Cloud Service, which is available free of charge for the first year. It... This story continues at The Next Web The post CyberLink’s Director Suite photo-video upgrade brings cloud services to center stage appeared first on The Next Web.

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There’s bad news if you’re in Southeast Asia today after a key cable responsible for providing internet to the region broke, sending browsing speeds plummeting to a snail’s pace. The news at least explains why the internet has been so lousy for many people today, including this author — so we can put those conspiracy theories on hold for another day. Saigoneer.com cites Vietnamese reports that claim an Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable has been breached somewhere between Hong Kong and Vietnam. An executive from FPT Telecom confirmed the incident to local media, although it isn’t clear how this happened. Yes, irony of ironies, the Saigoneer post itself... This story continues at The Next Web The post Internet speeds across Southeast Asia crash as yet another undersea cable breaks appeared first on The Next Web.

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The first reviews of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been published today, with most critics impressed by the company’s newest smartphone. That said, their reception of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is mixed: some journalists are very taken with it, but others believe it is too big — or at least that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is a better size. We’ve skimmed the internet to bring you the most important comments and analysis from what has already been published. “The iPhone 6 is best smartphone you can buy” — Recode That’s according to Recode founder and veteran tech... This story continues at The Next Web The post Roundup: What the first reviews say about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus appeared first on The Next Web.

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Following its partnership in the US, online fashion retailers Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have teamed up with Google once again to offer its ‘computer on your face’ Google Glass wearable in the UK. As before, you can choose from five different bundles on Net-A-Porter that combine a set of stylish frames with some clip-on shades. All of the frames were designed by Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) and come in pastel colors such as Shiny Elderberry, Shiny Lagoon, Matte Java, Matte Ice and Shiny Ink. The shades, also designed by DVF, attach to the original Google Glass Explorer Edition frames, which presumably... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google Glass frames and shades designed by Diane von Furstenberg are now available in the UK appeared first on The Next Web.

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Goat Simulator is a bizarre, unrealistic and consistently hilarious video game. After winning the hearts of players on PC, Mac and Linux, developer Coffee Stain Studios is bringing the insanity to mobile. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices, retaining much of the charm and absurdity of the original version. You move the goat around with a virtual stick, tapping on screen buttons to jump, headbutt, or grab an object with its tongue. There are tons of quests and achievements to unlock, but much of the fun spawns from simply running around and causing mayhem. When the... This story continues at The Next Web The post Goat Simulator, the bizarre and hilarious indie video game, is now on Android and iOS appeared first on The Next Web.

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Dropbox has “temporarily suspended” the auto-upload feature that syncs photos and videos in its primary iOS app, and the iOS version of its Carousel photo sharing app, following an issue with iOS 8. The company said in a blog post that it has run into problems with the latest version of iOS, which lead to some users’ media not being auto-uploaded as they expected. That’s a big problem if they then delete it from their device thinking that it is safely stashed in Dropbox’s cloud. “If you upgrade to iOS 8, don’t delete photos or videos from your devices until you’re sure that... This story continues at The Next Web The post Dropbox suspends auto-upload feature in its iOS apps due to an iOS 8 ‘compatibility’ issue appeared first on The Next Web.

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No longer are iOS users chained to the default keyboard. If a developer can build it (and get it through the App Store approval process), you can add it to your iPhone and iPad. Get ready for an onslaught of keyboard apps. With the launch of iOS 8 on Wednesday, you will have a plethora of apps that allow input in all manner of ways. From swiping to type, to a keyboard that lets you type out GIFs. It’s an exciting new finger-inputting world out there for iOS and here are our favorite apps to help us navigate to a better tomorrow.... This story continues at The Next Web The post The best third-party keyboards for iOS 8 appeared first on The Next Web.

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Oh happy day, it’s here at last. For years, I’ve been frustrated by the iOS keyboard. It felt like the cramped and under-developed weak link in what was otherwise a mature and slick operating system. With iOS 8 comes support for third-party keyboards, and with that comes SwiftKey – in my opinion the best keyboard available for Android. If you’re new to SwiftKey, you’ll find that it’s quite similar to the new default keyboard in iOS 8, but it offers a whole lot more. Like the default keyboard, it suggests words that you might be typing, giving you three dynamically changing... This story continues at The Next Web The post SwiftKey for iOS review: The smart Android keyboard finally arrives in Apple land appeared first on The Next Web.

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The transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7 was a jarring one for many. If last year’s visual overhaul and significant early bugs rubbed you the wrong way you should find your upgrade to iOS 8 a much more pleasant experience. Apple bills iOS 8 as “the biggest iOS release ever,” but when you complete the upgrade, you may not notice that much of a difference beyond a couple of new icons on your homescreen. In fact, much of this operating system’s potential is in the hands of third-party developers. By updating some of its own apps, Apple has included demonstrations... This story continues at The Next Web The post iOS 8 review: The real advances here are yet to come appeared first on The Next Web.

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As promised back in June, Instagram is preparing to show ads for UK users soon. Charlotte Williams spotted a PSA-style sponsored post from Instagram announcing the roll-out: ‘Sponsored Posts’ coming soon to #Instagram in the UK.. pic.twitter.com/j1MZdSkITM — Charlotte Williams (@WilliamsCE) September 16, 2014 Instagram also plans to begin displaying ads in Canada and Australia later this year. We’ve reached out to Facebook to ask about the timing for those countries as well. Advertising first showed up for US Instagram users last November, with Michael Kors earning the dubious honor of running the first sponsored post. The post Instagram to introduce advertising in the UK in ‘the coming weeks’ appeared first on The Next Web.

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Google has begun rolling out Google Play services 6.1 with a set of new APIs for developers. The new features include an Enhanced Ecommerce extension for analytics, improvements to Drive support, and testing capabilities for the upcoming Google Fit platform. Enhanced Ecommerce provides “richer insights into pre-purchase shopping behavior and into product performance.” The Google Drive API for Android now includes a Completion Events feature. The File Picker UI has been updated with Material Design elements. Google has also added a setParents() method for organizing files. Google says the update is rolling out to developers over the next few days,... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google Play services updated with Google Fit testing, a new Drive API and enhanced analytics appeared first on The Next Web.

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James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog. What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or similarly, what about when you have too many tasks and not enough energy? As an entrepreneur, I feel like I’ve been battling this issue for awhile. There is always another opportunity to chase or a new product idea that sounds exciting. For a long time, I felt guilty about ignoring good ideas that... This story continues at The Next Web The post What to do when you have too many ideas (and not enough time) appeared first on The Next Web.

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Facebook today announced improved analytics tools for app developers. The company is introducing options for measuring the performance of apps among specific groups of people as well as ways to track retention of users. Label cohorts let developers categorize groups of people who use their app. They can then measure factors like revenue or time spent in the app, as well as A/B test various tactics. Here are some types of label cohorts developers could use: Install source cohorts – You can group people by the source from which they installed an app, e.g. Facebook Ad, organic, request, etc. and... This story continues at The Next Web The post Facebook expands analytics tools to let app developers measure performance by cohort and track user retention appeared first on The Next Web.

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When you live in Los Angeles you plan most of your life around traffic. Actually, it’s planning on how you’ll pass the time while stuck in traffic. Lyft is hoping to ease some of that congestion by expanding its multi-passenger ride-sharing service, Lyft Line to the city of angels. The company announced today that Lyft Line would be rolling out to LA in the next couple of weeks. The initial launch will be limited to a specific group of users and not to a specific geographic area according to the company. So if you’re interested in trying the service out, launch the... This story continues at The Next Web The post Lyft Line’s shared carpooling service is coming to the perpetually congested Los Angeles appeared first on The Next Web.

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to track your health and fitness, Misfit’s colorful new Flash wearable might be worth considering. The company is hoping to differentiate on price – across the US it’ll be sold for only $49.99, which is cheaper than some competitors such as the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone UP. Similar to its previous effort, called the Shine, the Flash doesn’t come with a traditional display and, therefore, requires a companion app when you want to properly review your data. On the plus side, it doesn’t require charging and the replaceable battery lasts up to six months.... This story continues at The Next Web The post Misfit’s colorful Flash wearable will track your exercise and sleep for $49.99 appeared first on The Next Web.

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It’s funny how everyday experiences shape our ideas and create potential businesses. For Larry Gadea, the inspiration for Envoy — the startup he founded, which is launching out of beta today — came from waiting around to meet friends during a period of free time after he left a job at Twitter. While out literally waiting to meet friends, Gadea — who was Twitter employee number 49 — noticed that a lot of the tech startups that they worked at used basic processes to manage visitor registrations at their offices. Gadea would typically fill out a log-in book for every visit, and complete various forms... This story continues at The Next Web The post Envoy turns the cumbersome process of visitor registration into a sleek, digital experience appeared first on The Next Web.

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We’ve been big fans of the TunnelBear virtual private network (VPN) for a fair few years here at TNW, and today the app has been given a major lick of paint on both Android and iOS. To recap, TunnelBear lets you send and receive data across the Web while connected to a private network that cloaks your data and location. This can be used to a myriad of ends, one of which is that it can let people pretend they are in one country, when in fact they are in another. This can let them access location-specific content, websites and... This story continues at The Next Web The post TunnelBear’s mobile VPN app gets a beautiful animated new look appeared first on The Next Web.

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Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted with permission from his blog, Feldman Creative. “I can’t write.” You’ve said it a zillion times, but you’re not going to say it again because it’s a giant, steamy, stinky pile of crap. I know what your problem is. You learned how to write. Then you learned you were doing it wrong. Blame it on your teachers. Or the man. Or the system. Or the business world. Let’s agree to point the finger at some anonymous entity so you’ll need not feel guilty about it or suffer any... This story continues at The Next Web The post If you think you can’t write, you’re wrong: Copywriting tips for the novice blogger appeared first on The Next Web.

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Google is expanding Google Maps Gallery, its portal for custom maps, as a destination where anyone can find, create or share personalized routes. Before, this site was focused on custom maps plotted by governments, nonprofits and businesses, but today Google wants to open it up to the wider public. So if you know the best burrito spots, or recently found a terrific hiking trail in the Scottish Highlands, you can map it out for other people. To find a public map created by someone else, it’s just a matter of heading to the Google Maps Gallery and searching for the... This story continues at The Next Web The post Google expands Maps Gallery so everyone can find, create and share customized maps appeared first on The Next Web.

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Microsoft today made three major OneNote announcements. The company launched OneNote for Android Wear and a Share extension for iOS 8, as well as updated Office Lens for Windows Phone. Android Wear The Android Wear news is arguably the biggest, as it is the debut of the first OneNote smartwatch app. If you own an Android smartwatch, you can now capture notes by simply saying “OK Google, take a note.” To get started, you just have to download the free OneNote for Android Wear app from Google Play. Then just start dictating notes to your wrist. In addition to a... This story continues at The Next Web The post Microsoft launches OneNote for Android Wear and Share extension for iOS 8, updates Office Lens for Windows Phone appeared first on The Next Web.

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Connected car startup Automatic has announced a partnership with Ford that adds support for Siri and IFTTT to the Ford SYNC in-car system. The new integration will arrive with an update to the iOS app in coming weeks. Owners of Automatic’s accessory, an iPhone and a compatible Ford car will be able to activate Siri using the push-to-talk button on their steering wheels. SYNC will also have access to Automatic’s IFTTT channel, allowing drivers to trigger recipes with the press of a button. Ford models that support the Automatic integration include: Explorer (2011-2015) Flex (2013-2015) F-150 (2011-2014) F-Series Super Duty... This story continues at The Next Web The post Automatic partners with Ford to add Siri and IFTTT support to SYNC-equipped cars appeared first on The Next Web.

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Digital guitar pedals can be great. They offer a huge range of sounds via various pedals and that’s sort of the problem. They’re digital, but you’re only getting (if you’re lucky) a few effects. The MOD Duo digital pedal uses an open platform to offer you as many effects as the community can build. The MOD Duo pedal still looks and acts like your average guitar pedal on stage with buttons you can mash with your feet while rocking. But underneath all the mashing lies an Intel Atom processor-powered circuit board built specifically for audio. It has two quarter-inch audio inputs and... This story continues at The Next Web The post The MOD Duo wants to be the last digital guitar pedal you ever own appeared first on The Next Web.

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The number of Chromecast-compatible mobile apps continues to grow, making it easier for Android and iOS users to fling content across to their TVs. Google highlighted a few new additions today, including the video game streaming platform Twitch. At one point it was Google, not Amazon, that was rumored to be acquiring Twitch. Even though the deal never went through, it’s notable to see the service supporting Google’s tiny streaming dongle. From both the Android and iOS apps, you can now cast livestreams and archived videos at any time. Alongside Twitch, Google also announced Chromecast support for the WATCH Disney,... This story continues at The Next Web The post Twitch, WATCH Disney, iHeartRadio and DramaFever apps now support Chromecast streaming appeared first on The Next Web.

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Microsoft today added four new accessories to its lineup, all set to arrive before the holiday season this year. The biggest addition is arguably the wired Xbox One controller for Windows, but the company also revealed a universal keyboard and two new mice. Microsoft’s pitch for this new keyboard is simple: it works with your tablet as well as your smartphone. The Universal Mobile Keyboard is compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows tablets (but not Windows Phone smartphones). The keyboard’s feature list is as follows: Designed for iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets: The OS... This story continues at The Next Web The post Microsoft unveils Universal Mobile Keyboard for Android, iOS, and Windows, coming in October 2014 for $79.95 appeared first on The Next Web.

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