Uber continues growing in Germany — despite being banned

Earlier this week, Frankfurt’s district court issued a temporary nationwide ban against UberPop, the peer-to-peer offer of Uber, the private limousine order service. The next day, Uber announced it would continue its service anyway — and shared numbers showing that its downloads in Germany were increasing.

Hyperlapse is doing surprisingly well (so far)

Eleven days ago Facebook launched Hyperlapse, an app for recording sped-up videos with an image-stabilization effect. The new app is more of a feature than a standalone service, and despite early headlines suggesting it’s like “a $15,000 video setup in your hand,” it’s really not all that good at producing pro-quality time-lapses. Honestly, I find the app pointless.

What enterprises can learn from the iCloud celebrity photo hack

Following the recent discovery that the very personal photos of numerous female celebrities had been stolen and posted online, Apple is rushing to strengthen security for its popular iCloud service. But, the question remains whether or not these measures will be enough to protect users’ private information — and whether enterprise users should be using these services at all.

Hot cloud DigitalOcean throws its support behind the Docker-friendly CoreOS operating system

Cloud providers — those companies that store remote data — are coming around to welcome a new kind of operating system, one that updates itself not unlike Google Chrome browser. CoreOS, the fledgling startup behind this operating system, today announced that the OS can now be set up with a mouse click on the fast-growing DigitalOcean cloud.