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100 Days of Swift

Project 40 - Stretchy Header<p>I learned how to:<p>Build custom transparent navigation bar<br>• Implement a Collection View in a Table View Controller<br>• Create a …

Cronofy, The Calendar API Helping Businesses Keep Customer And Staff Diaries In Sync, Scores $1.6M

Cronofy, the U.K. startup that offers a calendar API to help businesses and their customers synchronise calendars, has raised a $1.6 million seed round led by Firestartr alongside Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ.<p>The investment comes post-pivot after the company dropped its rather …

Apps

Sad about Parse shutting down? This GitHub repo has a handy list of replacement services

Yesterday, Facebook made developers collectively throw their hands up as it announced it was discontinuing Parse. If you’re looking for a replacement for Parse, there’s a GitHub repo that can help.<p>While there’s no silver bullet for replacing Parse, the aptly named ‘Parse alternatives‘ repo has some …

Software Development

Facebook's Parse May Be Dead But It Continues To Live Within The FOSS Community

The mobile developer community was up in arms with the news of Facebook shutting down Parse, the popular MBaaS platform. But the good news is that the source code for Parse is available on github.<p>MBaaS is a relatively new phenomenon when compared to the other cloud service delivery models such as …

Interact is a new iPhone & iPad contacts app for power users

If you’ve ever wanted a little something more out of the Contacts app on iOS, you may be in for a treat with the latest app from Agile Tortoise, which makes the popular Drafts text actions app. <b>Interact</b> is a new contacts app on the iPhone and iPad made for power users. The app includes an iOS …

Apps

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Review: TaoTronics’ Bluetooth 4 Car Kit for iPhone adds low-cost speakerphone, music to older cars

Up until recently, no one complained about the way iPhones sounded through my cars’ Bluetooth speakerphones, but after switching to an iPhone 6 Plus and a Toyota Prius, friends and family told me that ambient noise has been increasing to distracting levels during our phone calls. If it wasn’t for …

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out …

Apps

Apple's HomeKit rollout to require Apple TV for remote Siri control

LAS VEGAS -- The full shape of Apple's HomeKit smart-home initiative is becoming clearer, and it's not as dependent on Apple TV as previously believed. Forbes wrote last fall that Apple was positioning its video streaming box as a smart-home hub. According to both reporting by the Verge and what …

MacTrast Deals: Learn Swift – Apple’s New iOS Programming Language

- Sep 16, 2014<p>Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop …

80 awesome new WordPress themes

Whether you design WordPress themes or just use them, you’ve got to stay on top of what’s happening in the world of WP theme creation.<p>Every few …