Eduardo Campos

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With a line of JavaScript, Obama now the first Coder In Chief

It’s not enough to preach teaching kids how to code — today U.S. President Barack Obama took his turn at the keyboard to do a few exercises and learn …

Apple announces special event for September 9th: ‘Wish we could say more’

Apple has just sent out press invites for its latest event, via The Loop, where the company is expected to announce the iPhone 6. The event is scheduled for 10 AM Pacific Time on September 9th. Atypically, Apple is holding the event at a new venue, the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in …

8 Reasons Swift is Easier to Learn & Use than Objective-C

Over the years I have literally taught tens of thousands of people how to write code in Objective-C through training classes, conferences, online forums, and my book series. Based on the mountain of feedback I have received, I can tell you some key points that make Swift much easier to learn than …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Apple’s Brand Is Worth More Than The Cost Of The Apollo Space Program

Apple’s brand value is more than the total cost of the Apollo Space Program in today’s dollars, according to a new report by brand consulting agency Brand Finance.<p>Apple topped a list of 500 firms — including heavyweights like Walmart, Google, and AT&T — to be named the most valuable billion-dollar …

Apple Celebrates Thirty Years of Macintosh with Homepage Tribute, Visual Timeline, 'Mac 30' Video

To celebrate the debut of the original Macintosh 30 years ago today, Apple has posted a tribute on the homepage of its website, and has also created a special "Thirty Years of Mac" section accompanied by a new "Mac 30" video looking at the past and present of its signature desktop computer.<p><b>Happy</b> …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Apple Supports 'Hour of Code' Campaign for Students with Free Workshops in U.S. Retail Stores

Apple today announced that it will be participating in the "Hour of Code" initiative this Wednesday by offering free workshops in its U.S. stores introducing students to computer programming. Apple is setting aside the 5:00-6:00 PM hour at all of its retail stores for its workshops, and …

A new reversible USB plug is finally on its way

A new reversible USB plug is likely to hit the market next year.<p>The next generation of USBs is currently being developed, according to a press release by USB 3.0 Promotor Group. The new connectors, known as Type Cs, will sport a number of new features, including a smaller and thinner design, but …

Mobile Devices

Top 10 weirdest things you can buy at the Apple Store

In honor of Apple’s newly crafted Apple Store for iPad app and just in time for the holidays, we’ve perused the Apple Store for a what we think are the weirdest things money can buy.<p>Check out our list below and let us know what you think:<p>1. Infomotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball<p>We know SVP of …

Apple announces October 22nd iPad event: ‘We still have a lot to cover’

Apple has announced that it will be holding its next media event on October 22nd, which is in line with expectations. The event will take place at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern Time at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.<p>The event will likely showcase new versions of the iPad, …

“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

Apple Issues Invitations for September 10 Media Event: 'This Should Brighten Everyone's Day'

Apple has just sent out media invitations for its September 10 media event where the company is expected to introduce its next-generation iPhone hardware, reports <i>The Loop</i>. The event will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and will be held at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. The …

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps.<p>With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time …

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told <b>AllThingsD</b>.<p>D: All Things Digital<p>The launch comes at an …

iPhone

Check Out This Frankenstein! Apple’s Original MacBook Test Unit! [Image]

Reddit user sa1f posted this fantastic image of an original white MacBook developer kit. What you’re looking at here is less of a prototype than a hardware test unit: all of the hardware of an original MacBook glommed together for testing, but not actually put together yet. A heck of a …

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

iOS 7 beta 3 released, brings a bundle of bug fixes and improvements

iOS 7 was revealed less than a month ago, and already Apple has pushed out its third beta release for the operating system. Yes, mobile devs, that means you've got a new download coming to you from Cupertino that'll fix a plethora of problems found in beta 2, <i>and</i> add a few improvements as well. The …

Hit Indie Puzzler 'Limbo' Now Available for iOS

Playdead's critically acclaimed black and white platform puzzler <i>Limbo</i> hit the App Store this morning. Originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, Limbo is a 2D sidescroller that asks gamers to help a nameless boy navigate a number of dangerous obstacles in search of his sister.<p>Our sister site</i> …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Apple Wins $30 Million iPad Contract From L.A. Unified School District

Here’s one school district that won’t be availing itself of Microsoft’s “Surface for education limited-time offer”: L.A. Unified.<p>On Tuesday evening, …

The reviews are in: Everybody loves the new MacBook Air’s battery

There was only one new laptop launched at WWDC this year and there wasn’t very much new about it. The 2013 MacBook Air looks basically the same as it …

Hidden iOS 7 feature puts panoramas in lock screen

An otherwise undocumented iOS 7 feature has been discovered that lets users view the entirety of large, panoramic photos on their iPhone's lock screen.<p>The feature uses the device's built-in gyroscope to track movement, and pans across the photo. In its demos of the software at the Worldwide …

Apple

Apple to stream its WWDC keynote Monday

Although you may not be there in person, Apple is giving you a way to watch the keynote from the comfort of your home.<p>Apple said Monday that it will broadcast its WWDC 2013 keynote address starting at 10 a.m. PT. To view the live stream, you'll need the Safari browser on iOS 4.2 or later on an …

Apple starts dressing up Moscone West ahead of WWDC 2013: ‘where a whole new world is developing’

Ahead of next week’s WWDC 2013 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Apple has begun putting up banners at the venue. The multi-colored artwork is reminiscent of the invitations that went out in April and feature the tagline “Where a whole new world is developing.” Hit the break for a few more photos …

Apple to reach 600 million users by end of 2013, says analyst

Apple could see more than 600 million users by the end of 2013, up from 500 million currently, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Hubert.<p>The 600 million figure assumes that 40 percent of Apple's device sales will be to new customers. If the forecast holds true, Apple stands to generate a …

Mobile Payments

Nine Reasons The 16 GB iPod Touch Is A Great Move For Apple

Apple’s announcement of a new 5th Generation iPod Touch (replacing the 16 GB 4th Generation iPod touch) is a smart move from Cupertino. It strengths many aspects of Apple’s business, while continuing to bring in more customers and long-term revenue earning opportunities.<p>The price point of $229 in …