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How Amiga hackers saved Andy Warhol's digital images

A new documentary from the HIllman Photography Iniative (see the video below) has revealed exactly how those now-famous Andy Warhol Amiga works were extracted from decrepit 3.5-inch floppies. First, researchers had to figure out that the image files were actually saved on the original graphics …

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for iOS now available on iPad

There’s a reason the majority of apps in the App Store look like they fit together, and that reason is Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, a document that ensures all developers incorporate Apple-approved elements into everything they do on the iOS platform.<p>To make these guidelines transparent and …

Google gets tougher on suspicious Google Apps logins

Don't lose your smartphone: To thwart unauthorized access to Gmail and other services, Google is bringing aspects of dual-factor authentication to those who haven't signed up for it.<p>In an effort to block unauthorized use of its Google Apps services, Google plans to require users to verify their …

Identity Theft

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s New App Accelerator

By Luke Dormehl8 minute Read<p>At its recent F8 developer conference, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program designed to help app developers by …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Data Visualization

LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring

Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is aware of just how intimidating these make-it-yourself gadgets can be, so it has just launched its …

Google Apps Users Can Now Get End-to-End Email Encryption

Google on Thursday announced a new partnership that will bring full scale encryption to Google Apps.<p>Working with email data protection company Zix, …

Get to know Foursquare's new Swarm app

Find out what all the buzz is about when it comes to Swarm, Foursquare's latest app.<p>On Thursday, Foursquare launched its latest app, called Swarm. Swarm is an effort by the startup who, until now, combined the ability to check in at random venues and discover the city around you within the same app.<p>…

Apps

Apple CarPlay review

With the kinks ironed out, we strongly suggest you upgrade your ride with CarPlay<p>With the kinks ironed out, we strongly suggest you upgrade your ride …

Car Tech

Pioneer's NEX In-Dash Systems to Receive CarPlay Firmware Update in a 'Few Weeks'

Pioneer announced earlier this year that its latest aftermarket NEX infotainment systems will be compatible with CarPlay, allowing customers to install the Apple technology in an existing automobile. The hardware requires only a firmware update that is expected to be available in "a few weeks", …

Google Apps gets a bit more secure, all the better to woo your boss' boss' boss

Google has yet again gussied up its email, calendar, document collaboration, and file-sharing services to appeal to the fattest of fat cats: The enterprise — including schools and government agencies.<p>As Google campaigns to sell businesses on its cloud-based email, file storage, and calendar …

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Google helps out cyclists by adding elevation data to Maps bike routes

Google has quietly begun adding elevation data for bike routes listed on Google Maps. <i>TechCrunch</i> first spotted the new elevation profiles, and the company has since confirmed it's taking new steps to offer cyclists a better preview of bike routes and trails. It'll certainly be a welcome improvement …

iTunes update fixes disappearing /Users folder glitch

Apple might not feel the pressure to rush when it comes to releasing new product lines like the iWatch, but it sure can rush when it needs to.<p>Yesterday we reported on a glitch that saw people’s /Users and /Users/Shared folders disappearing if they had updated to iTunes 11.2 and had Find My Mac …