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TEMPy: a CLI for cleaning your Windows temp files

TEMPy is a <b>command line</b> utility intended for keeping your windows machine happy. Just run a command in your terminal every 10 seconds, week, year …

Databases

Pure JS Vote System

What is this?<p>Single HTML file vote system! Don't you see the screenshot?<p>What?? What???<p>Okay... This is the simple vote system using JSON data (hosted …

7 open-source password managers to try now that LogMeIn owns LastPass

Some LastPass users were clearly not pleased to find out last week that the password management app had been acquired by LogMeIn. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to choose from.<p>Sure, there are premium options like Dashlane, Keeper, Passpack, 1Password, and RoboForm, but there are also …

Software

How We Organize GitHub Issues - A Styleguide For Tagging

For people who make software, the internet has no shortage of best practice for workflow organization like Git Flow, release versioning, GitHub, etc. …

Software Development

Alda lets you compose music in a text editor

For years, composers and producers have used complex tools to digitally score music. Developer Dave Yarwood wants to change all that with Alda, a new programming language he created to help people write scores with little to no coding experience.<p>Yarwood found GUI-based scoring and production tools …

Text Editors

Hack | A typeface designed for source code

Hack has deep roots in the libre, open source typeface community and includes the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects.<p>The face has …

Choosing font pairings just got easier: Meet ‘Tinder’ for typefaces

Picking font pairings can prove to be incredibly difficult, particularly if you’re not a top-notch designer. Even now, many of us developer types just pick some fonts and jam them together.<p>There are a few different sites and blogs around for finding acceptable fonts to slap next to each other, but …

Typography

Facebook has released the latest React.js beta on GitHub

Back in March, Facebook released React Native, which allows developers to build native iOS and Android apps, on GitHub.<p>Now, you can get your hands on the first beta of React v0.14, its Javascript library for creating user interfaces.<p>The social network made the announcement to coincide with the …

Microsoft is open sourcing Visual Studio’s build tool, MSBuild

With Microsoft’s newfound love of open source code, the company has announced today that it’s open-sourcing Visual Studio’s build tool for the first time.<p>MSBuild is a build engine used for compiling applications from source. It helps automate the process of building code, performing tests and …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

Apps

A Google Now Open API is in the Works

Google Now will one day be able to work with information from all of the apps you use. Expanding on the current pilot program that works with 40 third-party services, the plan is to offer an open API in the future, that anyone can build into their apps.<p>Aparna Chennapragada, Director of Product …

Google Now

Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using …

Artificial Intelligence

A game that lets you hack Jurassic Park

You, too, can be as cool as Lex from <i>Jurassic Park</i>, hacking into the park's weirdo 3D filesystem. <i>I Know This</i>, a global game jam game named after Lex's famous line (preceded, famously, by "It's a Unix system"), can be downloaded for free on the game's site.<p>It's basically an extended playable joke, …

And on the 7th day, OnePlus opened up its phone sales to all

Image copyright OnePlus.After selling its Android handset for six months through a unique invitation system, OnePlus is switching gears. Starting on …

Mobile Technology

HubPress Makes It Easy To Build A Blog On GitHub

There are already a few tools out there for building static pages on GitHub – Jeykll, Octopress and Awestruct among them – but the creators of HubPress wanted to make a way of hosting a blog that didn’t require as much technical knowhow.<p>To run a blog from your GitHub account using HubPress, you …

Google Analytics

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE

After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.<p>Google first announced Android …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

Typegenius Online App Shows Designers the Best Font Match

Most designers pride themselves on their ability to choose the font combinations they use in their projects, thank you — except for when they need a little help in deciding which fonts look best together.<p>Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get some extra visual input. Typegenius is a Website …

Crossy Road has invented the 'endless Frogger,' and it's brilliant

Download <i>Crossy Road</i> if you have an iOS device. It's free. The game has been stuck in my mind like a thorn ever since I downloaded a pre-release version a few days ago.<p>It's an "endless <i>Frogger</i>," where you swipe up, left, right or down to move your character and avoid cars, trains and drowning. If you …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one …

Microsoft starts to open source .NET and take it cross-platform to Mac, Linux

Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company’s software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both Mac OS X and Linux.<p>In the next release, Microsoft plans to open source the …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Google Brings Its Dart Programming Language To App Engine

Earlier this year at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced plans for supporting its Dart Programming language on App Engine. It’s taken a bit longer than many expected, but starting today, developers can run their Dart server-side application on Google App Engine’s Manage VMs.<p>Dart …

Apple releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite Open Source Darwin code

As pointed out by Tonymacx86, Apple has released the Open Source code of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, otherwise known as Darwin 10.10.0. This includes the xnu-2782.1.97 kernel.<p>The update occurred last night and is available to anyone who wants to root around Apple’s open source code.<p><b>Darwin</b> is an open …

Immediately Is An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

SquareOne, an email startup that launched its iOS app for organizing messages earlier this year, has now pivoted to become Immediately, an email app designed with the needs of sales reps in mind. The new app, which is currently live on the web and on iPhone, is an email client application offering …