Parallels Desktop 10 Makes Running Windows On A Mac Less Annoying

Being locked into one software ecosystem is the cruel fate that awaits anyone who loves technology. On our desktops and smartphones, we build prisons with companies who want our complete fealty to their apps and services.


Snapchat Is About To Become A Service For 'Disappearing News'

Snapchat isn’t the most obvious place you would head to for your daily fix of headlines. But that might soon change. Snapchat is about to become a service for disappearing videos, news articles and ads.


Vine Now Lets You Upload Old Videos From Your Camera Roll

In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second snippets of goodness. This is great news!


Skype Just Fixed The Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago?


Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer has formally stepped down from the board of Microsoft, citing his commitments to the NBA Clippers, teaching and study as his reasons.


Mailbox For Mac Arrives In Beta Today To Redeem Your Email

Back in April, Mailbox promised it would be bring a beta version of its popular mobile email client to Mac. Today, it delivered on that promise. Users who have signed up for the public beta as well as select Mailbox users will be given access to the beta in a rollout process. The team hasn’t announced any firm date when the final version will be released.


Oh Dear, A Startup Is Snapchatting The News

There’s a startup called NowThisNews that delivers the news du jour in short videos embedded on their site and mobile apps. But these days, apparently that’s not enough. So the Awl has noticed, now in addition, NowThisNews is sending out news bulletins via Snapchat. Abandon all hope.


Google's Awesome 360-Panorama Photo Sphere App Comes To iOS

Since making its debut on Android a little over a year ago, Photo Sphere has been one of those “Hey, look what my phone can do!” things that Android users have lorded over their non-Android friends. But today Google is opening the doors to iPhone users with the Photo Sphere Camera app of iOS. This is good news for those of us who love looking at these awesome images.


Morpholio Board Lets You Redecorate A Room Right From Your iPad

Morpholio Board 1.0 was a powerful design app geared almost entirely for professionals. Board 2.0 is a digital sketchpad anyone can use to dabble in design, clipping images from anywhere on the web to create a customised rendering that’s smarter and more interactive than any sketchbook.


A Sneaky Mum App Locks Smartphones And Is An Angsty Teen's Nightmare

What can only be described as the “end of days” for angsty teens eager to escape the yoke of overbearing parents, a new $2 Android app called Ignore No More turns any misbehaving miscreants’ smartphone into a really, really dumb phone. In fact once locked, it can only do two things — call 911 or call mum.