A guide to the smartwatch’s swipes, taps, and touches. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed Tapping the digital crown for home screen Basically, it's your new home button. Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed Force Touch vs. Tap Because the watch is pressure sensitive, it knows when you've tapped versus when you've pressed. A tap is obvious, just tap… Read More


The ride-hail giant is expanding globally — and it’s doing so by replicating the hyperlocal approach it already uses in the U.S. tumblr.com tumblr.com Conceived as a solution to what its founders described as “the horrible taxi problem in San Francisco,” Uber's uniquely local approach to common transportation woes has very quickly transformed an upstart… Read More


If you are not familiar with SQLBits (http://sqlbits.com/), you are missing out on the best and largest?SQL Server conference in Europe. Located in the UK, SQLBits is THE place to be in Europe?to learn about SQL Server and mingle with many of the SQL Server MPVs and world-renowned speakers. This year, Data Exposed was invited… Read More


With reports that the Comcast merger is dead, we went straight to the source for comment: customer service. We’re still waiting on a straight answer, and might have to be put through to a different department. Comcast is planning to drop its merger plans with Time Warner, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Neither… Read More


Join your guide?Cory Fowler?as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community. This week, Cory is joined by Yochay Kiriaty?a PM on the Websites team. Yochay demonstrates the second best worst kept secret in Azure Websites, the Support Portal. The Support portal is a Site Extension which provides a… Read More


“Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business and still growing fast — in fact it’s accelerating.” Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Sajjad Hussain / Getty Images The public finally knows a little more about Amazon's 9 year old cloud computing businesss Amazon Web Services. The company for the first time broke out revenue… Read More


Scott talks to?Victor Mushkatin from the?Application Insights?team. They create a new Web API application to deploy to Azure, but they instrument that all with Application Insights. Victor show?us how to instrumental the ASP.NET Web API and hook it?directly into Application Insights to get?use amounts of context. It’s hugely useful when?trying to understand?production applications in the… Read More


The company behind the revolutionary file-sharing protocol sacks dozens of employees. Wikimedia Commons They're swinging the axe over at BitTorrent. On Thursday the pioneering file-sharing company laid off dozens of workers as part of an effort to streamline business operations and narrow its focus to a smaller suite of products. Multiple sources close to BitTorrent… Read More