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'PKPKT' is a Bluetooth iPhone game for kleptomaniacs

<i>PKPKT</i> (pronounced "pickpocket") is a new iPhone game that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to simulate digital pickpocketing. Each player starts with $1,000 dollars in fake money, and can make more money by stealing from nearby <i>PKPT</i> users even if the app isn't open, thanks to the technical wizardry …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

Parenting

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

LifeProof announces waterproof, Touch-ID compatible nüüd and frē case

LifeProof has announced an updated version of it’s nüüd and frē cases. The cases both offer the same level of water, dirt, snow and shock protection as the previous nüüd and frē case for the iPhone 5, but now they support using the Touch ID sensor that is built into the home button on the newer …

Designing iPhone Apps — Fitting In Versus Standing Out On iOS 7

Every developer on the planet has a strong opinion on whether you should adopt the native look of iOS 7 or if you should maintain an existing visual …

Will Apple allow Custom Dynamic Wallpapers in iOS 7? Here's a proof of concept

One of the major new features in iOS 7 in the looks department is the dynamic or live wallpaper.<p>As of now, iOS 7 betas come with just two dynamic …

Apple’s ‘App Resurrection’ Feature Great For Customers, But Opaque To Developers

In the early hours today, a user on Reddit discovered that Apple had updated the App Store to allow users on old iOS versions to download the ‘last known compatible‘ version of apps. At first glance, this is a great feature and should benefit customers with devices stuck on old versions of iOS.<p>But …

Design Patterns on iOS using Swift – Part 1/2

<i>Update note</i>: This tutorial was updated for iOS 11, Xcode 9 and Swift 4 by Lorenzo Boaro. Original post by Tutorial team member Eli Ganem.<p><i>iOS Design</i> …

Before and after: The best iOS 7 app redesigns

With the release of iOS 7 comes a new look and feel for the operating system, and with only tweaks and changes having arrived since its first introduction back in 2007, it couldn’t come a minute too soon.<p>In order to make the most of the new platform, developers have been busily working away to …

Timezone App for iOS7

Timezone App for iOS7<p>by<p>1 Attachment<p>Like? 264 likes<p>Bucket<p>Views 9,243 views<p>#283747<br>• #5C5C5C<br>• #34495E<br>• #40403F<br>• #9FA6AD<br>• #EAE9EA<p><b>Timezone App for iOS</b> Designed this …

How I Went From 0 to $50k on the App Store(s)

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile and I got the push I needed with this 10k Bootstrap Challenge on HN today. It reminded me of my start …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

REVIEW: The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C, the colorful new plastic phone from Apple, is the same phone Apple introduced last year.<p>It has the same processor, same rear camera, same screen (4 inches), and same glitzy new iOS 7 software that most iPhones and iPads updated to this month. For specs geeks, the only new things …

Mobile Technology

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the …

Nvidia Confirms It's Working on Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablet

Poor sales may have caused a slash in the price Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, but that hasn’t diminished hope for its future.<p>In a recent interview …

Asus-made Nexus 10 tablet reportedly coming soon

The new version of Google's largest tablet, the Nexus 10, will be made by Asus rather than Samsung, according to a report from <i>Geek</i>'s Russell Holly. The writer, who also broke the news that stock Android editions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One were coming to the Google Play store, cites …

Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms

If you keep your gadgets and gear in a canvas bag or backpack, they won't be very safe when you're caught in a sudden rain storm. You can prepare for …

Camping

Best 11.6-inch laptops and hybrids

The ultraportable 11-inch PC screen is suddenly hot again, from high-end Sony and Apple laptops to budget tablets and hybrids.<p>One of the most surprising things about the Windows 8 era has been the revival of 11-inch laptops. After a couple of years of seeing very few PCs with smaller displays, …

Consumer Tech

7 Sharp Facts to Know on the Razer BLADE Pro Gaming Laptop (list)

We have a fresh comparison making its self known on the site. We took the MacBook Pro Retina and locked it in a room with the new Razer Blade Pro …

New Intel CEO reiterates: $300 laptops on the way

Intel is going to focus more on its mobile Atom chips and push into low-cost markets, its new chief executive says.<p>Intel is going to double down on its Atom processors for mobile products, leading to more low-cost laptops, the company's CEO said during Intel's second-quarter earnings conference …

Laptops

Bombata Bags for Tablets/Laptops: Lug Around Your Machines in Style - Technabob

Laptop briefcases and sleeves tend to blend together after a while, because most of them look the same and are pretty boring. That’s one of the …

Lie-Down Laptop Stand Lets You Work Like an Astronaut in Bed - Technabob

If you find yourself lying in bed trying to read emails or get some work done, you know it can be tricky to hold your laptop in the right position if …

Kickstarter: The Roost Elevates Your Laptop To Correct Bad Posture – MacStories

In engineering a new laptop stand to alleviate his back and neck problems, James Olander wanted to create something that could bring the laptop to your eyes, while keeping it durable and lightweight. The result is The Roost, a laptop stand that's inspired by mechanical mechanisms found in scissor …

Ergonomics

Toshiba Packs the Value Into Its New Satellite Laptops

Big hard drives, generous amounts of RAM and touchscreens typically carry a premium price tag in laptops, but Toshiba is altering that picture with …

10 Best Back-to-School Laptops

1. Dell Latitude 3330<p>2. Toshiba Satellite U845T<p>3. Acer Aspire M5-583P<p>4. Samsung ATIV Book 7<p>5. Lenovo ThinkPad X230<p>6. Tech SpecsLenovo Yoga 11S<p>7. Asus …

The FBI Can Listen To Your Laptop Via Your Microphone

These programs can extend so far as to include tapping into your laptop's microphone to check out what's going on.<p>From the WSJ:<p>The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others from the private sector. With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in …

Laptops