Cory Smith

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Introducing Lottie

<b>Our new open-source tool makes adding animation to native apps a snap.</b><p>By Brandon Withrow, Gabriel Peal, Leland Richardson and Salih Abdul-Karim<p>In the …

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

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10 Free Mac applications You Can't Live Without

There are thousand of great applications for the Mac OSX, and many of them come with a price. For someone who are used to using open-source software, …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

New 3D Optical Illusion Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, is a master at creating optical illusion drawings that blur the line between art and reality. Bruin, who is mostly self-taught, brings his anamorphic drawings to life by photographing them at precise angles, making the subjects appear to pop right off the …

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Why Silicon Valley doesn’t care about Android

Based on my experience meeting hundreds of startup founders and VCs in both San Francisco and New York, few professionals in America’s tech hubs have owned an Android phone or believe in the opportunity of the platform. Meanwhile, the growth and prevalence of Android around the globe shows that …

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Scrum Alliance - Member Articles

Member Articles<p>Enjoy our extensive collection of member-contributed articles to learn how other Scrum practitioners use Scrum in the workplace.<p>Read …

TP-LINK 150Mbps universal WiFi range extender $18 shipped (orig. $40)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Newegg offers the TP-LINK 150Mbps universal WiFi range extender for $22.99 shipped. Coupon code <b>EMCWPWP43</b> brings the final price to</b> …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

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The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Mobile App Usage Increases In 2014, As Mobile Web Surfing Declines

New data from app analytics provider Flurry released today states that native app usage on smartphones is continuing to grow at the expense of the mobile web. The company claims that users are now spending 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile devices as of March 2014, up from 2 hours, 38 …

Making Embedded Content Work In A Responsive iFrame

The Markup For Embedded Content<p>Services such as YouTube provide code that you can copy and paste into your own website to embed content. I tend to …

Developing Enterprise Apps Isn't as Boring as it Sounds

<i>Sinclair Schuller is the CEO and co-founder of Apprenda. Prior to Apprenda, Sinclair held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and consulted for the State University of New York’s (SUNY) vast IT systems.</i><p>Why are the so-called “alpha developers” all the rage right now?<p>In a recent …

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter for iOS

Google today launched Mobile Backend Starter for iOS, simplifying server-side development for app developers on Apple’s mobile platform. Mobile Backend Starter is a Google App Engine application, meaning it lets developers support hundreds of concurrent users at no charge.<p>The point of mobile …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

With Parents in Mind, WebCurfew Blocks Wi-Fi From Router to Kids’ Devices

Ubiquitous Internet-connected devices are great — unless you’re a parent, trying to pry kids’ eyes away from Clash of Clans and toward homework or …

Apple Publishes iOS 7 Transition Guide To Help Developers Adopt Flat Design

As expected, Apple is introducing a completely new design language for iOS 7. For developers, this means they will have to adapt their apps to match the rest of the operating system if they don’t want them to look antiquated. Thankfully, Apple today also published a pretty extensive guide to …

Swift Identity launches free 2-factor authentication for everyone (yeah, this matters)

Passwords are so passé. At least, on their own, ever since Matt Honan had his “digital life destroyed” last year due to what he called Apple, Google, and Amazon security flaws.<p>But a startup that just graduated from FounderFuel in Montreal might have the answer: free two-factor authentication for …

Infographic: Top colleges and highest salaries in gaming industry

Video games are not a waste of time if you’re a programmer who studied at the University of California and you work for Bethesda Game Studios (Skyrim, Fallout). At least according to this data.<p>Casual-game developer Big Fish put together a giant infographic that lists the best schools for gaming, …

Floobits Debuts Remote Pair Programming Tool Where You Can Collaborate In Your Favorite Native Editor

Y Combinator-backed Floobits, a new startup allowing two people to write software at the same time on the same codebase — known as pair programming — is officially launching today to help better connect remote developers and distributed teams. What makes this company’s implementation interesting, …