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5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Retro for Instagram<p>Next — Social Music Discovery<p>Notifyr<p>PumpUp<p>Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic<p>Between Microsoft unveiling …

Table Tennis Touch captures all of the fun of ping-pong with none of the humiliation

OS Experience jailbreak tweak brings OS X-like features to iOS

OS Experience is a new jailbreak tweak for iPad that adds an extensive OS X experience to iOS. This tweak has been in development for quite some time and was actually announced before the iOS 7 jailbreak was released. Since then, the developer has been hard at work perfecting OS Experience to be …

From Paper to iPad, Pixel Press Turns Drawings Into Videogames

If you've ever dreamt of designing your own videogames, get this app.<p>I loved playing videogames as a kid, but I can’t say that I ever spent any time sketching out ideas for my own games like my brother and his friends did. (My doodles usually involved cute animals or spelling out my crush’s name in …

NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works, But It's Nothing New

The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence …

Better Security On That Macbook: Turn Off File Sharing, Enable AirDrop [OS X Tips]

When you travel with a Mac laptop, whether a Macbook Pro or Air, you may be leaving it open to malicious users to get into your machine.<p>One of the things you can do to keep them out of your precious files is to turn off File Sharing completely. Then, if you still want to share files with other Mac …

How Steve Jobs Almost Put A Little Man In Every Mac

It was one of Jobs’s most whimsical ideas: a mysterious cartoon character that would live inside each Macintosh computer. Then, the grim practical reality of early computing set in. This is the legend of Mr. Macintosh.<p>In February, 1982, a manic Steve Jobs bounded into the office of Andy Hertzfeld, …

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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Between a quarter and a third of everything on the web is copied from somewhere else

There’s a lot of junk on the web. There is also a lot of good stuff on the web. And then there is the stuff that’s been lifted from the good and dropped amid the dross—the aggregation, the block-quotes, the straight-off copy-paste jobs.<p>The extent of that duplication now has a number: according to …

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The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Samsung's ads are working, but not as well as it wants

Relentless advertising has helped Samsung take top spot in the global smartphone market, but it's also given the company another title: it's one of the biggest ad spenders around. According to Reuters, Samsung spends a far larger percentage of its annual revenue on promotion than any of the world's …

So You Got a New iPad. Here’s Some Free Stuff to Read.

If, like me, you took advantage of the rare deals offered on a new iPad yesterday, then you’re probably playing around with the new device today, and …

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

[protected-iframe id=”ae8c946f599326f689633dd0b4ee0152-24588526-39990176″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039674461/primo-teaching-programming-logic-to-children-age-4/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of …

Electronic Mosquito Coil

The E-Coil uses frequency waves and light without scent or fragrances to repel mosquitoes and keeping them at bay. The traditional coil leaves ash …

The Best Of Fritz Kahn, Grandfather Of Data Visualization

Before infographics were even a thing, Fritz Kahn turned scientific facts into stunning, surreal illustrations.<p>We’re in the golden age of infographics. Everything from the death toll in <i>Breaking Bad</i> to the sinking of the Titanic to trends in men’s jewelry has been rendered in fancy little charts, …

Data Visualization

Moritz Waldemeyer: how I redesigned the candle – video

Moritz Waldemeyer tells Oliver Wainwright why he redesigned the humble candle for the project My New Flame, realised in collaboration with Ingo Maurer. A table lamp that uses 128 LEDs to give the effect of a single flickering flame. Waldemeyer has used LED technology on everything from chandeliers …

Solayo Plays Music And Videos In One Place, For Free

Want to stream music or videos for free right within your browser without having to open multiple tabs?<p>In comes Solayo, a Web app that aggregates content from YouTube, Dailymotion and SoundCloud, letting you search for and play music and videos from just a single site.<p>Solayo is extremely easy to …

20 of the Best Ways to Buy Ebooks, Digital Comics and Etextbooks

It’s only fitting that numerous ebookstore services emerge for us to read on all the different devices we have. With the increase in ebook adoption, a new batch of services has also arrived with unique business models for reading. Now you can subscribe to Netflix-style unlimited reading plans, pay …

The Origins Of The iPhone's Iconic Ringtone, Explained

For many people, the "boo-dah-ling" of their iPhones has become synonymous with Apple. But the iPhone's default text message ringtone was never originally intended to be part of the phone.<p>In a recent blog post, audio engineer Kelly Jacklin explained how he conceived the ringtone, which would …

Fall asleep to the sound of Wikipedia

When one thinks of edits to Wikipedia, back and forth bickering and arguments over minutia generally come to mind. A project called Listen to Wikipedia offers a very different vibe, however, as it translates Wikipedia edits into soothing sounds and pleasant animations. Using the data provided by …

iOS 7: What Apple Didn't Show You

Apple's new iPhone 5 ad 'Music Every Day' celebrates life with moving melody

Apple's latest ad campaign is all about plucking heartstrings, and the company has now succeeded twice in a row. On Thursday, it released "Music Every Day" on YouTube, a one-minute commercial that wistfully highlights the iPhone's claimed role as the most popular phone for listening to music on the …

Officials Press Larry Page On Google Glass Privacy Issues

Ten heads of various data protection authorities signed a letter to Google’s CEO Larry Page regarding privacy issues and Google Glass.<p>The letter, which urges more openness from the firm about its newly-hatched wearable headset, is published on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s …

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