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GitHub Adds Maps To Give A View Of A Developer’s Geodata

The ability to visualize geodata as a map is the latest feature GitHub is offering developers. The new capability adds to GitHub’s family of visualization tools that now includes the ability to render 3D models on the code-collaboration platform.<p>According to the GitHub blog, any “.geojson” file in …

With Waze, Google Signals Arrival Of New Business Model

Google‘s purchase of Waze has gripped commentators who see it as a defensive move against Facebook or Apple. But as I wrote earlier it is actually a move deeper into the crowd and we need to reflect on that broader significance.<p>With the Waze purchase, Google has given a major endorsement to crowd …

iPhone users, rejoice: In iOS 7, Newsstand can finally be hidden (but not deleted)

One of my biggest pet peeves with iOS 6 was Apple’s mobile magazine app, Newsstand.<p>The Apple-created app resided on your iPhone’s screen regardless of whether you wanted it, asked for it, or needed it — sort of like 90s-era crapware on a cheap PC. It could not be deleted, and though it could be …

The smaller, subtler changes in iOS 7

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Apple unveiled some pretty dramatic changes to iOS 7 on Monday and while the blogosphere is arguing over the big design …

Swedes say no to Google Apps for government use

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>A division of the Swedish government has prohibited government offices from using Google (s goog) Apps, according to a report …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

'Project Spark': build a game, or don't, with Microsoft's incredible new sandbox

AI for rocks, playable trees, meaningful use of SmartGlass... Spark has it all<p>I'm an unabashed Sparkaholic. I'm sorry if you clicked on this link looking for a critical, nuanced preview of Microsoft's new game that makes games, because I'm the wrong guy for that. I'm in love. <i>Project Spark</i> comes out …

This Camera Is As Fun As Playing With Lego

And it embodies everything that’s great about childhood.<p>If I could go back in time and ask my corpulent eight-year-old self what my dream camera might look like, I’d probably hijack that time machine/wormhole to do all sorts of other things first. See the dinosaurs. Save Lincoln. Buy a few stocks. …

Who Designed iOS 7’s Icons? Apple’s Marketing Department

In a bold maneuver, Jony Ive enlisted Apple’s marketing department to refresh the platform’s core icons.<p>Getting out of a design rut is hard. It’s why car companies take at least a decade to turn their lines around, while in the meantime, they just eat it in terms of sales. But when Apple wanted to …

Watch: Apple’s Poetic Statement On Its Design Process

Minimalist? Simple? Flat? In this video, Apple reminds the world that its design goes beyond Bauhaus sensibility.<p>At WWDC, the lights went down, the hollers went up, and then Apple played this video in a near whisper. In that moment, I thought it was mistimed. It was too much of a love-in intro to …

The One Google Reader Feature Nobody’s Figured Out How To Replace

By John Paul Titlow9 minute Read<p>In one week, Google Reader will disappear. Until that long-dreaded moment arrives, the service’s most dedicated users …

Apple's Mac Pro to Be Assembled by Flextronics in Fort Worth, Texas?

Last December, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple would be bringing some Mac production back to the United States. He offered more details on the effort last month, and earlier this week the company announced that its radically redesigned Mac Pro coming later this year will be the product line …

Design studio Teehan+Lax posts fantastic iOS 7 UI design templates

Toronto-based design studio Teehan+Lax has released an updated version of its iPhone PSD template for app designers that reflects the new look and feel of iOS 7. Designers looking to mock up new versions of their apps with Apple’s new visual language should take a look.<p>The package includes all of …

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch flavor. The “phablet” plans are also being considered alongside a less expensive …

Line for iOS gains browser, themes and three more languages

Line is updating its iOS app with a trio of features designed to keep you nestled to the free messaging service for as long as it can. The biggest addition is an in-app browser, which negates the need to switch over to Safari (etc) when someone shares a link. Users will also discover German, …

Sony Turns Its Lackluster SmartWatch Into A Developer Playground

Back during the heady days of 2012, before the Pebble raised a crazy amount of money on Kickstarter, Sony quietly released an Android-compatible smartwatch of its own. By most accounts it wasn’t very good, but that doesn’t mean that Sony has relegated it to the trash pile.<p>No, with hindsight being …

Google Adds 1,000 New Locations From Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada To Street View

Google today launched a large update to Google Maps that adds more than 1,000 new locations from around the world to the service’s Street View feature. These include numerous locations that can’t be reached by car, including the cathedral of Seville, the canals of Copenhagen and the Singapore Zoo. …

Google To Retire Chrome Frame For Internet Explorer And End Support Next January

Google just announced that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its open source plug-in for bringing Google Chrome’s JavaScript and rendering engine to legacy versions of Internet Explorer. The company cites the fact that legacy browsers like Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are now finally on the decline and …

New MacBook Air reviews come in while resellers already offering discounts

The Haswell processor has allowed Apple to do some pretty amazing things with its MacBook Air computers. Usually we see incremental improvements in specs but this time around we are seeing game-changing spec bumps.<p>Most amazing is Apple’s claims of battery life that is almost double from the …

Microsoft and Best Buy team up to create a 'Windows Store' inside 600 retail locations

Microsoft is announcing on Thursday that it plans to open special Windows Stores within Best Buy locations. The partnership will see 500 Best Buy locations in the US and 100 Best Buy and Future Shop retail stores in Canada launch a store-within-a-store. Microsoft is aiming to showcase Windows-based …

'Fez 2' announced at E3, see the first teaser trailer

<i>Fez</i><i>,</i> the celebrated indie PC and Xbox (Mac soon, supposedly) puzzle adventure game that features a 2D character exploring a 3D world, is getting a sequel. <i>Fez</i> developer Polytron just announced at E3 that it is working on <i>Fez 2</i>, <i>Polygon</i> reports. No release date has been given yet, let alone any other …

NSA chief drops hint about ISP Web, e-mail surveillance

A secret interpretation of the Patriot Act led to the National Security Agency vacuuming up all of Verizon's phone logs. The NSA may be doing the same for e-mail and Web-browsing logs too.<p>The head of the National Security Agency hinted Wednesday that logs of Americans' e-mails and Web-site visits …

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Apple Releases AirPort Utility 6.3 to Support New 802.11ac AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Alongside the launch of new AirPort Exreme and Time Capsule hardware at their WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple has now released a new version of their …

Aiming for the Real-Time Interest Graph, Facebook to Introduce Hashtags

Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. And Twitter should be <i>very</i> flattered right now.<p>As we reported in March, Facebook plans to …

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The Single Best Thing Apple Announced At Today's iPhone Event

It's not the new font, or icons, or apps, and it's certainly not the homescreen parallax effect. It's something simple that you'll use all the time.<p>When you're at home, you want the Wi-Fi on your phone to be turned on. It saves battery life; it loads, downloads, and sends things faster; it keeps …

WWDC 2013: Apple overhauls iOS design, shows off MacBook Airs and Mac Pro (roundup)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>During its first major event of 2013, Apple (s aapl) used its Worldwide Developers Conference to show off sweeping changes to …

Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive …

Silkworms work with robot to make 3D-printed dome

A team from MIT's Media Lab pair a robotic arm with a swarm of 6,500 silkworms to explore the relationship between digital and biological fabrication.<p>Animals can do amazing things, and their behaviors and physical properties have inspired some groundbreaking tech. But what if we could do more with …

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Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 hardware at E3 conference

After a controversial no-show at the PlayStation 4's February event, Sony has finally revealed the console's hardware design. The PS4 has an understated, angular form with matte and glossy black finishes on different sections of the body. As with the PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3, the console can …