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Microsoft reportedly paying developers $100,000 or more to build apps

Microsoft has slowly been catching up on filling the Windows Phone store with big-name apps, and according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, that may be thanks to some financial encouragement. Microsoft is reportedly paying some companies $100,000 or more to build apps for its mobile OS. Though no specific …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Mobile Photography

Before the BlackBerry 10 event

Members of the media wait for Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins to officially unveil the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform as well as two new devices January 30, 2013 at the New York City Launch at Pier 36. Blckberry is hoping to make a comeback with the release of its lonng overdue …

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

More firmware update news from Sony, GoPro, Ricoh, Fuji and Zeiss

Sony released a new firmware update that enhances the image stabilization system of the α7 II camera.More firmware updates after the break: <br>GoPro …

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

See the beautiful, nightmarish patent illustrations for a Google-funded augmented reality device

It's been almost three months since Google lead a $542 million round of funding for the Magic Leap, an augmented reality project shrouded in mystery. Aside from vague claims about a "biomimetic Dynamic Digitized Lightfield Signal," the CEO of Legendary Pictures calling it "jaw-dropping," and Neal …

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

Dropcam CEO leaves Nest; founding VP of technology goes to Twitter

Two high-level employees at Nest have departed the company this week, <i>The Verge</i> has learned. Sources say that Nest's vice president of technology Yoky Matsuoka, as well as Greg Duffy who co-founded Dropcam, are no longer with the company. Matsuoka was previously the head of innovation at Google, as …

Women in Tech

New Galaxy S6 Leak Reveals Surprising Size

Perhaps the biggest question still being asked about Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S6 is just how big will it be? Now we appear to have the answers.<p>French leak specialist Nowhereelse.fr has uncovered detailed schematics it claims are for an official Galaxy S6 case and from it the site has …

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S6 Leaks, One Billion Android Smartphones, Missing Lollipop 5.0

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the lack of Lollipop 5.0 updates, Samsung’s falling profits and how the company is damaging the Galaxy S6 before it is launched, the S6 fights the S Edge, one billion …

Mobile

Quiver Is a Notebook Built for Programmers

Mac: If you're a programmer, you probably have all your notes stored in something like a plaintext file or Evernote. If you're looking for something …

Hack Like a Pro: Python Scripting for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 2

Welcome back, my fledgling hackers!<p>In an earlier tutorial, I introduced you to probably the most popular scripting language for hackers, Python. To …

Python Programming

1B Android phones shipped in 2014, but they don’t all help Google

The big stories this week all seem to revolve around numbers. Apple sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones sold last quarter, for example. Qualcomm …

Android News

(Update: available again) Grab a Moto X (1st Gen.) 32GB Developer Edition for $200 on Ebay

<b>Update January 30</b><p>The Moto X (1st generation) 32GB unlocked Verizon/GSM is again on sale on eBay. Get it at the link below:<p><b>Original post</b><p>The Moto X (1st Generation) was one of the best phones of 2013, offering a great user experience and customizable hardware for an inexpensive price tag. It was one …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week

[Price: Free]<br>Our sponsor this week is ETheme Launcher. It is a launcher that boasts over 2000 themes, 200 fonts, a light feel, and more. It comes with a home screen set up to help you get to your apps quickly with additional home screens available if need be. It also comes with a lock screen and …

Facebook just taught us all how to build websites

Sometimes in software development, we take giant leaps.<p>In 2003, Brad Fitzpatrick released Memcached, and began talking about LiveJournal’s …

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

UX Design

Famo.us Joins jQuery To Widgetize The Evolution Of Web Development

2015 promises to be a breakthrough year for the web. The next version of JavaScript, ES6, is due to be published in June, the first full release in four years. Along the way, browsers have gotten a lot better, and most of the baggage of supporting older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) have …

Widgets

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

15 tools to onboard and engage new users

Acquiring new customers is the biggest hurdle any new business faces. To solve this challenge, there are emerging tools and technologies designed to …

The Basics Of Test Automation For Apps, Games And The Mobile Web

• 24 min read<br>• Mobile, Apps, Testing, Devices, Games, iOS, Android<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With …

Web Design

Pay what you want to become a master backend developer

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>If you …