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Apple threatened to ban Uber

Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to remove Uber from the App Store in early 2015, amid revelations that the ride sharing service had violated iOS privacy rules, according to the New York Times. Uber had reportedly assigned permanent IDs to iPhones, allowing the company to track users even after the Uber app was deleted or an iPhone was wiped.

Controversial tech exec Travis Kalanick was forced into a face-off with Tim Cook, a new profile of the Uber founder claims, after Apple discovered the ridesharing app had flouted privacy rules. Kalanick’s company has repeatedly made headlines over the past year for a number of reasons, ranging from frustrated drivers, arguments with city administrators and legacy cab firms, over-ambitious autonomous car testing, and allegations of harassment in the workplace. Indeed, Kalanick’s ambition almost saw him lose his entire iPhone audience. The degree to which Kalanick was willing to push his company to the brink is made clear in a new profile of the entre…
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4 Ways to Run Android on Your PC and Make Your Own “Dual OS” System

BlueStacks BlueStacksis currentlythe best way to run Android apps on Windows. It doesn’t replace your entire operating system. Instead, it runs Android apps within a window on your Windows desktop. This allows you to use Android apps just like any other program. BlueStacks also includes support for easy installation of apps from Google Play, so the process is as seamless as possible. Even better, BlueStacks runs Android apps and games with surprisingly good performance. This solution can’t replace Windows with Android, but that’s not a bad thing — competing solutions that allow you to dual boot Android with Windows are currently unstable. This is only a solution for running Android apps on Windows.  Unlike many of the other options here, this is a fairly stable and polished experience. Similar applications, including YouWave and Windroy, lack the speed and easy app installation BlueStacks offers. Official Android Emulator Google provides an official Android emulator as part of the Andr…

How to GPS Track a Cell Phone

If you've lost your phone, or you're worried about what your child might be up to after school, you can use GPS technology to track a phone and locate it with pinpoint accuracy. The methods vary depending on if you're tracking your own phone or someone else's. Read on after the jump to learn how to locate that lost phone or errant child. Method1 Tracking a Lost Android Phone 1 Open the Android Device Manager. The Android Device Manager is a tool that lets you track your lost or stolen Android Device. You can download the Android Device Manager app to another Android device, or you can access it through a web browser. 2 Log in. When you first open the Android Device Manager, you will be asked to log into your Google account. Ensure that it is the same account that is linked with your lost device. 3 Find your device. After logging in, Android Device Manager will attempt to locate your device. The last known location will be shown at the center of the map. Your device's d…

How to Download Windows 10

If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the tools on this page to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD. Before you beginMake sure you have:An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.Read the System Requirements.If you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.    Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To learn how to use the tool, go to the Installing Windows 10 usin…