Apple will let you trade in your Android phone for a new iPhone


Apple has expanded its trade-in program to include Android phones, BlackBerrys and Windows Phone handsets, the company confirmed on Monday.

Users will be able to trade in their phones from other platforms in Apple stores in the U.S., UK, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, or online via its iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program, and receive a gift card to use at Apple stores. The news was first reported by 9to5Mac earlier this month.

The move is likely part of a larger effort to increase conversion rates from non-Apple smartphones to the iPhone and increase hardware sales. Read more...

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Gmail for Android gets a unified inbox view

With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Gmail the application became the generic mail client for Android, meaning you can funnel your Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Exchange, POP3, and IMAP mail all to a single app. In the past, you've had to switch between accounts in the navigation drawer to see all your mail—now things are getting a lot easier thanks to a unified inbox.

The Official Gmail Blog just announced that, starting today, an “All Inboxes” option will show up in the Gmail for Android navigation drawer (presumably, this requires an app update). The new option will display all your incoming mail from all your accounts in a single list.

Another addition to the app is that all e-mails, even ones from non-Gmail accounts, will get Gmail's trademark conversation view applied to them. This means any e-mail will have all the replies to it below the text, allowing you to easily know the context of a message.

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Portraits of a manic Jim Carrey impersonating celebs in 1992


Before Jim Carrey became a comedy icon in films like Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura, he was just a fresh-faced, 30-year-old impressionist trying to make a name for himself on In Living Color.

Today, Carrey is known for more than just his over-the-top comedic energy; he has starred in acclaimed dramatic films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Truman Show, making these images from a photo shoot in 1992 all the more retro. Read more...

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Gmail For Android Gets A Unified Inbox

attachment preview final Google updated its Gmail app for Android today, and the most important feature is probably the addition of a unified inbox. Most of us probably manage multiple accounts and until now, you had to awkwardly switch between them in the Gmail app. To get started with this new unified inbox, you simply switch to the “All Inboxes” option in the app and you’re done. Read More

Two federal agents charged with stealing from Silk Road while they investigated it

Two federal agents whose work helped to shut down the Silk Road online drug marketplace have been accused of stealing from the Darknet market during the investigation. The criminal complaint, unveiled today, reveals a remarkable level of corruption within the investigation into the drug market, which oversaw more than $200 million in transactions.

Government prosecutors have charged former DEA agent Carl Force and former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges with wire fraud and money laundering. Force is also charged with stealing government property and "conflict of interest."

The government had multiple investigations into Silk Road. Force and Bridges both worked on an investigation based out of Baltimore. Force was the lead undercover agent in charge of communicating with Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), the operator of the Silk Road site, while Bridges was a computer forensics expert.

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Google Now Includes Google+ Photos In Drive

drive_photos_nexus6_animated2 Google has begun showing photos uploaded via Google+ in Google Drive, where they can be managed via a new Google Photos tab, or stored in folders alongside other kinds of files easily. The inclusion of Photos and Videos in Drive is one sign that Google is moving to part out the Google+ social network into its key components, and is good news for mobile photographers. Google+ has one of the… Read More

Google makes photos and videos from Google+ Photos available in Drive (Josh Hudgins/Google Drive Blog)

Josh Hudgins / Google Drive Blog:
Google makes photos and videos from Google+ Photos available in Drive  —  Your photos and files, together in Drive  —  We take all kinds of photos, from pics of friends and family to snapshots of a scenic view.  We also use photos for more practical purposes, like planning a wedding …