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As The iPhone 6S Approaches, Apple Still Beats Android In A Few Very Big Ways

Apple’s iPhone remains the handset to beat in an ever more-crowded smartphone marketplace. And with the iPhone 6S just around the corner, Apple is looking to steal the spotlight back from its rivals—especially the Galaxy S6, its palindromic nemesis.<p>But even without the newest iPhone on the horizon, …

Google Play

Mercedes bijna klaar met S-Klasse Cabrio

Op het Autosalon van Frankfurt, midden september, presenteert Mercedes ook de cabriovariant van zijn S-Klasse. Nog geen foto, wel al een eerste én …

Former Google and Apple employees prepare to launch Nextbit smartphone September 1st

Nextbit, a mobile developer run by former Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC employees, plans to unveil its first Android smartphone on September 1st. In an interview with <i>CNET</i>, the company said the device will be priced in the "premium tier" of smartphones between $300 and $400 and will be, in the …

Mobile Technology

Google just boosted the odds that it will acquire Twitter

Google (GOOG) finally announced recently that it is scaling back its focus on Google+, the also-ran social network that the search giant has spent …

Samsung’s Profit Continues To Slide As Its Smartphone Unit Struggles

As the company forecasted earlier this month, Samsung Electronic posted yet another drop in its quarterly profits.<p>This marks its seventh quarterly decline in a row as the company’s smartphone unit struggles to keep up with competitors like Xiaomi. Sales of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also …

Twitter latest financials are strong but its executives are jumping ship

Shares were up after hours, but turmoil continues in the ranks of management<p>Twitter posted higher than expected revenues and profit today, and the stock was initially up more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. But interim CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company still was not satisfied with its …

Apple boosted its R&D budget by $1.5 billion amid rumours that it is making a car

Capital expenditure will decline by $1 billion to $12 billion, according to an SEC filing.<p>The capex reduction makes some sense given that the previous fiscal year was a big one for Apple: The larger-size iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are now launched, as well as Apple Watch. In the upcoming year Apple …

Apple Just Made Another iOS 9 Beta Available To Anyone

Just a few weeks back, Apple released iOS 9 as a public beta that anyone could download — not just those people with $99 per year developer accounts.<p>Two weeks later, they’re back with another one. The company has just released iOS 9 Public Beta 2.<p>So what’s new in v2?<p>Bug fixes, mostly. Speed …

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …

Web Design

Understanding the Android Material Theme

In Titanium SDK 3.3.0, Appcelerator started using the <b>Android AppCompat library</b>. This native library provided background compatibility for the …

Android News

The Ultimate Programming Cheat Sheet List For Web Designers And Developers

There are so many <b>cheat sheets</b> around these days, and the same goes for programming languages. <b>Cheat sheets</b> are basically a set of notes to allow …

Programming

IBM and allies find a way to make chips even tinier and faster

A prototype chip has quadruple the circuitry and double the performance of today's cutting-edge chips. This kind of work keeping Moore's Law ticking hastens the day your smartwatch has a lot more brains.<p>Chip designs two generations more advanced than today's cutting-edge designs are now closer to …

Engineering

Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Software

Taylor Swift has inspired a peace treaty between indie labels and Apple Music

Taylor Swift has helped independent record labels shake off their concerns about Apple Music.<p>Two major independent labels made peace with Apple's new …

California Does U-Turn, Releases Reports on Self-Driving Car Accidents

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads. The disclosure came after The Associated Press argued …

Autonomous Cars

Xcode 7 allows anyone to download, build and ‘sideload’ iOS apps for free

Apple has changed its policy regarding permissions required to build and run apps on devices. Until now, Apple required users to pay $99/year to become a member of Apple’s Developer Program in order to run code on physical iPhone and iPads. As part of the new Developer Program, this is no longer …

Apps

Look how similar red-hot Chinese startup Xiaomi's products are to Apple's designs

Xiaomi, founded by CEO Lei Jun, is often referred to as the "Apple of China," not least because of the famed devotion of its fans. The company holds worldwide flash sales for its customers and throws them parties in expensive nightclubs— and they love the company for it.<p>But Xiaomi is like Apple in …

Xiaomi

With Fizz, Google hopes to bring new power to mobile Web

A new version of the Chrome browser makes it easier for Web sites to send notifications to your phone.<p>A Google project called Fizz is beginning to pop, letting programmers make Web apps on mobile devices livelier and easier to use.<p>The Android version of Chrome 42, released last week, brings some …

Apps

LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

Professional network LinkedIn is getting into the professional skills education market in a big way: The social company purchased Lynda.com, the online learning company founded in 1995 by technical skill instructional book author Lynda Weinman and co-founder Bruce Heavin. Lynda.com has long been …

Online Education

S6 Edge bends at same load as iPhone 6 Plus, One M9 is slightly stronger

<b>Update, April 6:</b> Samsung offered an official statement on the SquareTrade test. Samsung is not denying SquareTrade’s findings, but the company says 110 pounds of force is well above the force that a phone that is sat on in a back pocket would endure, which is around 66 pounds of force.<p>Second, …

Phones

Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation

Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company’s weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that the company, which is just a month old, is valued at $40 million pre-money.<p>Magic lets users text a …

Mustang-based Rocket super muscle car added to VLF lineup

Remember the Galpin Rocket? The 725-horsepower beast based on the sixth-generation Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, co-designed by Galpin Auto …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Photoshop at 25 -- the early days (pictures)

Stanford University

Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Pinterest

After the dotcom bust destroyed the paper profits of a generation of speculators, the regulatory ethos in the U.S. shifted from facilitating the free flow of capital to preventing the public from losing money. Specifically, regulators imposed so much red tape, cost, and scrutiny on public companies …

Venture Capital

Don’t Be Google

Dear Google: what happened? Android sales are falling. Chrome has become a bloated hog. Analysts are calling you the new Microsoft, or, much worse, “the new Yahoo!” And most damning of all: you have squandered our trust. You used to be special, Google. Or at least we used to believe you were …

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Foreign Founders Should Look Beyond Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley generally believes it’s the ideal place to be for all software developers.<p>Against the backdrop of the Valley’s well documented success, Paul Graham wrote an essay calling for the US government to let the 95% of great software developers not in Silicon Valley join the 5% who already …

Immigrant Founders Need Policy Reform To Keep Creating Tech Jobs

President Obama took executive action last November to further ease policies around skilled tech labor. However, our laws haven’t done much to help the foreign startup founders who create quite a few tech jobs here.<p>A 2008 Kaufman Foundation study concluded that between 1995 and 2005, more than half …

Immigration