Larry Ellison's Oracle Started As A CIA Project

Yesterday, Vox somehow managed to write an entire article about the history of Oracle and its founder Larry Ellison without mentioning the CIA even once. Which is pretty astounding, given the fact that Oracle takes its name from a 1977 CIA project codename. And that the CIA was Oracle’s first customer.

Clip And Share Content Anywhere With Issuu's New iOS 8 App

Issuu has announced the release of its newly revamped digital print publishing platform, now optimised to take full advantage of iOS 8′s newest features. And, from the looks of the new app, Flipboard is about to get a run for its money.

Twitter Just Totally Redesigned User Profiles For iOS 8

With every new version of iOS comes an onslaught of app updates. And in Twitter for iOS 8′s case that means a totally redesigned (and vaguely Facebook-esque) mobile profile.

QuickType Could Be The Most Fun You Have With iOS 8

Since ancient times, iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They have lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. With iOS 8, however, the autocorrect function has a devilish new counterpart: Apple’s QuickType can spit out entire sentences by autocompleting every single word.

This Keyboard Autocompletes Text To Emoji And Saves Your Favourite Combos

You downloaded iOS 8. You checked out the hidden features. We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh — who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication.

How To Download iOS 8 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

Now that iOS 8 is finally here, many an iPhone user has eagerly swiped over to the update screen only to find that the greedy install package just won’t fit. But don’t worry — you don’t have to go on a deleting rampage. All it takes is a few simple workarounds, and you can have your iOS 8 and keep your data too.

BitTorrent Bleep, The Secure P2P Chat, Is Available For Mac And Android

Briefly: A few months ago, we told you about BitTorrent Bleep, the plan to create super secure chat that uses the P2P BitTorrent protocol to avoid the third-party servers that can be used to spy on you. Today, it’s been opened to a public Alpha testing stage so everyone can try it. Additionally, it’s now available for both Mac and Android instead of just Windows.

Apple's HealthKit Faces Unspecified Issues Right Before iOS 8 Launch

One of iOS 8′s most talked about features is HealthKit, a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today’s iOS 8 launch, it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

Horizon, The App That Prevents Vertical Videos, Is Now On Android

Briefly: Remember Horizon, the brilliant little iOS app that let you shoot horizontally-oriented videos no matter what angle you were holding your smartphone? It’s finally available on Android, ensuring your Nexus isn’t going to pollute YouTube with horrible portrait-oriented videos. Do the world a favour and download it, after all, it’s free. [Google Play Store - Horizon via The Next Web]

Dropbox Suspends Auto-Upload Feature, Because iOS 8

Uh-oh: iOS 8 has only-barely-kinda-sorta rolled out, and it’s already breaking things. Dropbox has ‘temporarily suspended’ the auto-upload feature on its iOS app because of compatibility issues with iOS 8.

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