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Is software development art or science? GeekWire podcast with Software Engineering Daily

Jeff Meyerson, the host of the podcast Software Engineering Daily, sparked a big debate on GeekWire last week with his piece on coding bootcamps vs. …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Early Launch Confirmed By AT&T Tests

Reliable phone leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, has suggested that AT&T is already testing two new Samsung phones with the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A which will likely turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.<p>Samsung has already given hints that it will move forward a phone …

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Microsoft adds floating OneNote icon to Android so you never forget about OneNote

Microsoft really wants you to use OneNote. The OneNote app for Android now has a button that hovers over your screen and is a lot like Facebook Chat Heads — remember those? This button, called the OneNote badge, moves you directly into Android features. It can be moved anywhere on the frame of your …

iPad Pro has a lightning-fast USB 3.0 connector

But you need a nonexistent adapter<p>Apple's new iPad Pro has a hidden feature the company didn't widely publicize: a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning connector. An iFixit teardown earlier this week revealed the compatible components hinting at USB 3.0 capabilities, but <i>Ars Technica</i> reports today that …

How to use iPad Pro while you wait for your Apple Pencil

We’re all excited to start unlocking the full potential of the iPad Pro, but we have a problem: We can’t really start doing that until we can get our hands on the Apple Pencil stylus that the company swears will change how we draw virtual lines forever. As of this writing, it’s showing a four to …

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One of the most influential Apple bloggers just sounded Intel's death sentence

Basically, he's calling game over for Intel's x86 chip architecture, which has been at the core of personal computing since the 1980s.<p>As he points out, the top-of-the-line iPad Pro costs $1,079. Add the $169 Smart Keyboard, and that's still about $50 cheaper than the least expensive version of the …

iPad Pro diary: Day 1, first impressions

This could be dangerous to my wallet. The last time I ordered an Apple gadget, confident that I wouldn’t be keeping it, I turned out to be wrong. Very wrong.<p>My view of the iPad Pro before mine arrived was very clear: this was a corporate device. It’s going to be great for carrying around lots of A4 …

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Who exactly is the iPad Pro for?

The iPad Pro is a bit of a head scratcher. It's big, fast, and beautiful but what exactly is it for? It's too big for reading in the coffee shop, not nimble enough for serious work multitasking, and too pricey for Netflix binging.<p>Apple's (AAPL) Tim Cook has touted the 12.9-inch tablet as a laptop …

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This one reason could be why the iPad Pro won't take off

It also costs more than a MacBook Air.<p>There is a lot of conjecture about whether a tablet can replace a laptop — or even a 2-in-1 hybrid, like Microsoft's Surface — in the work place or whether it is, as the smaller iPads are, a consumption device.<p>In an email, Marta Fiorentini, an analyst for IDC, …

Apple responds to month-long wait for iPad Pro accessories, expecting ‘regular shipments’

With both the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil showing availability of 4-5 weeks, and neither available in-store, Apple has issued a brief statement to <i>Mashable</i> acknowledging the issue and promising ‘regular shipments.’<p>Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart …

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The iPad Pro is like 1984 all over again

With the iPad Pro just hitting shelves this week, many of us have started to think about what this device means to personal computing, in general. …

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iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the two issues that concern me most

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.<p>While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in …

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DIY Raspberry Pi Camera Rig To Create Stop Motion Movies

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have contemplated creating a Raspberry Pi camera rig that is capable of helping create stop motion movies.<p>Maybe …

Unconventional Christmas Tree Ideas for a Contemporary Holiday Theme

Are you space-challenged? Bored of the same green plastic tree you unpack and assemble every Christmas? Sounds like it’s time for some new Christmas …

Google reportedly planning a ‘watershed’ quantum computing announcement for December 8

According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement scheduled for early next month. This comes as D-WAVE, which notably also …

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Mossberg: It's time for Google to make its own hardware

Nexus should be pure Google<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a new weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>It's Nexus time again, the time each year when Google ships its hero …

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Google and PC makers are teaming up to take on Microsoft and Apple

After the report was published, Google clarified (multiple times) that Chrome OS was here to stay — and it should be, as both Google and PC makers need it.<p>Google launched Chrome OS in 2009 as an alternative operating system to Windows, OS X, and Linux that was, essentially, just the Chrome web …

People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

On the Internet, search queries are used to target vulnerable consumers.<p>Google knows the questions that people wouldn’t dare ask aloud, and it silently offers reams of answers. But it is a mistake to think of a search engine as an oracle for anonymous queries. It isn’t. Not even close.<p>In some …

Google finds Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge affected by 11 ‘high impact’ security bugs

Google has revealed that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone suffered 11 “high impact” security issues that were introduced by the company’s customisation of Android.<p>Of the 11 bugs that were found in a week-long focus on Samsung’s device by Google’s Project Zero security bug …

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