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The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Video Tutorials

Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps

Stamplay, which has just recently come out of closed beta, has a lot of plans for the near future like releasing new components in partnership with other services and improving the complexity of rules that can be defined. However even in the current stage the service can be used for things ranging …

Samsung might have fixed the Gear Fit's biggest problem

Enabling vertical orientation addresses the fitness band's most glaring flaw<p>The Gear Fit is the first wearable device from a major manufacturer to truly look like it's come from the future, though its warm reception was colored by one universal complaint: the orientation of the screen. Displaying …

Microsoft XP's cybersecurity problem

Microsoft will cut off support to its 12-year-old operating system Windows XP at about 1 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, leaving more than a quarter of the world’s computers effectively undefended against hackers and cybercriminals.<p>And because outdated software renders the computers that run it …

Apple Reportedly Targeting Q3 2014 Launch for iWatch

An alleged bill of materials for Apple's upcoming iWatch has surfaced, with supply chain sources indicating that the product will launch in the third quarter of this year, reports Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> [Google Translation] (via <i>Digitimes</i>).<p>iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike …

Australians downloading more, and at greater speeds

Australians are downloading more online and they're seeking out faster download speeds to do so, according to new stats on internet use, out today …

Samsung Announces Budget KitKat Smartphone

Last week, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range smartphone running Android KitKat, and today the device was formally announced by the company.<p>The Galaxy Ace Style looks like your typical Samsung device, but it appears targeted at those shopping on a more modest budget. It features a …

China Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia devices and services business took a big step towards completion after the Ministry of Commerce in China formally approved the $7.2 billion deal.<p>The two companies have been waiting on approval from various governments in Asia, and recently announced that deal is …

Cost cuts are the future for Samsung Electronics

<b>The numbers:</b> Samsung Electronics said April 8 that first quarter 2014 operating profit is expected to be 8.4 trillion Korean won ($7.97 billion), down 4.3% from the same period a year ago. Revenues at the world’s biggest smartphone and TV manufacturer are projected to be 53 trillion won, slightly …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Says iOS 7 Adoption Hits 87% of iOS Devices

- Apr 8, 2014<p>Apple says iOS 7 is now running on 87% of the devices that connect to the App Store. The announcement, via Apple’s App Store developer …

Amazon Says Fire TV Will Boost Mid-Market Games

More details on how the company's new TV box fits into the gamer's living room.<p>There’s no shortage of TV-connected gaming devices out there, from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One down to microconsoles like the Ouya. Now Amazon’s own microconsole is here, and the company is working to define why the …

Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand.<p>In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. …

Google is working on 10-gigabit Internet connections, executive says

Google wants to create Internet connections of 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than what it already delivers to customers of its Fiber service in the Kansas City area.<p>Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer of the tech giant, said it could take as long as 10 years to create the …

Telecoms

More Than Half of Facebook's Referral Traffic is Mobile

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its latest report for Facebook referral traffic data. More than half of social traffic from Facebook now consists of mobile referrals.<p>Above you can see the last few months of growth as noted by Shareaholic, which tracks 250 million …

Stay fit: Jawbone Up24 and Nike+ FuelBand SE review

There was a time in my life when I recorded every piece of food I ate and every step I took. I kept a meal and exercise journal — an actual journal — before I had one on my computer. Once online tools like LoseIt! and MyFitnessPal became popular, I tried a slew of those. I’ve had too many …

Predicting Love And Breakups With Facebook Data

Does it matter that the love of your life doesn’t like your friends? If you hit the one-year anniversary mark, are you more likely to get married? Smitten worry warts are often obsessed with comparing their partners’ behavior to other couples to see if a dreaded breakup is headed their way. Now, …

Why PlayStation 4 Was the Best-Selling Console in January 2014

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling next-gen console in the US last month, according to the latest estimates released by NPD. Although the exact numbers weren’t published, Sony says it sold nearly double the amount of its closest competitor, which NPD has confirmed as the Xbox One.<p>Although the …