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  • YouTube’s new fan funding feature lets you donate to your favorite channel owners

    2 September 2014, 2:01 am by: Jon Russell

    YouTube is strongly rumored to be launching a subscription-based music service soon, but the Google-owned video site has quietly introduced a new (and far lower-key) payment service that lets viewers send donations to YouTube channel owners. First noticed by…
  • Alibaba teams up with Huawei to let Alipay Wallet users pay with just their fingerprint

    2 September 2014, 12:22 am by: Kaylene Hong

    As Chinese internet giants are fighting to own people on mobile payment, Alibaba has announced a way to make its payments service Alipay even more secure on a smartphone — with the introduction of fingerprinting technology in a deal that it inked with…
  • Wild waves: 14 photos of the ocean overtaking the Earth

    1 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Sarah Maloy

    This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sarah Maloy is Shutterstock’s content marketing manager. She’s also an entertainment writer, social-media nerd, and chronic binge-watcher.  We look at so…
  • Plane Finder for iOS now lets you replay global air traffic movements all the way back to 2011

    1 September 2014, 4:56 pm by: Paul Sawers

    Plane Finder is a popular app for tracking flights around the world in real-time. Want to know where the plane that just flew over you was heading? Plane Finder has you covered. However, an interesting feature has been introduced for version 7.3.0…
  • 13 of the best iOS apps from August

    1 September 2014, 2:19 pm by: Paul Sawers

    From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in July. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month. Photo Sphere Camera (Google) Google…
  • How to make a crowdfunding video that sells itself

    1 September 2014, 2:06 pm by: Johnathan Leow

    Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.”  I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the video concept for my previous crowdfunding campaign, the PROTAG Duet. That video eventually went viral and received over 9,000 Facebook shares. But the…
  • Microsoft starts increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unspecified maximum

    1 September 2014, 1:22 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted by Reddit user megaman821 and confirmed by multiple replies on the site. We got in touch with Microsoft to confirm the change. “As…
  • Google sends invites for ‘exciting new announcement’ in India on September 15

    1 September 2014, 12:35 pm by: Ben Woods

    Google has started sending out invites for an event in India in two weeks’ time which could see the launch of the company’s first ‘Android One’ certified devices. According to NDTV, the event will take place on September 15, but little else is known…
  • 12 of the best new Android apps from August

    1 September 2014, 10:25 am by: Paul Sawers

    From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.…
  • August in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

    1 September 2014, 8:11 am by: Anna Heim

    While Brazil’s falling into recession isn’t good news for Latin America, it remains to be seen how much this will affect the region’s tech scene, which can still count on other long-term factors to fuel its growth. As a result, August was as busy a month…

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