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Learn Android Development from Google Experts with These Free Courses

Google announced all kinds of new things at last week’s I/O conference, including a way to learn Android development from actual Google instructors. …

How Steve Jobs Inadvertently Helped Create The World Wide Web

He was trying to solve a problem that many others had tried and failed to solve, he explained during a recent an interview at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.<p>Scientists would come to the CERN research center from all over the world, bringing their own computers that used all sorts of operating …

Cult of Mac and iFixit Teardown the Original Macintosh 128k [Feature]

It’s the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Macintosh, and we wondered at Cult of Mac <i>what can we do to celebrate?</i> Then we thought, let’s dissect an original Macintosh and see what made it tick! There’s nothing like destruction in the persuit of knowledge.<p>In full retro spirit, we asked our …

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How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

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“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

On CEO’s First Anniversary, Yahoos Get to “ThxMarissa!” (Best Internal Memo I Ever Held.)

As many readers know, I am not one to hold back a Yahoo internal memo. So, I am glad I can finally publish this one, an effort by the events team at …

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Sorry, Android Users: Snapchat Doesn't Delete Your Photos, It Just Hides Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Add it to the growing list of ways Snapchat isn't totally foolproof: Now Android users have to worry …

Microsoft develops 3D touchscreen with tactile feedback

<b>Details of a touchscreen showing 3D images that can be felt and manipulated have been published by Microsoft's research unit.</b><p>The project combines an LCD flat panel screen with force sensors and a robotic arm that moves it back and forwards.<p>By controlling how much resistance there is to a user's …

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Rolocule’s Motion Tennis App Turns The Apple TV And iPhone Into A Legitimate Gaming System

Just in time for Wimbledon, Rolocule Games is releasing a new tennis game today. It’s not Rolocule’s first foray into virtual racquet sports, but it is the first that turns your iPhone into the controller and Apple TV into a gaming console.<p>The Motion Tennis app, which costs $7.99, uses the iPhone’s …

OS X Mavericks, iCloud and the rise of the populist file system

Tags wasn’t an enormous part of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but the more I think about it, the more implications that it has for the future of the file system on OS X.<p>In fact, it’s something I’ve been thinking about since a panel I was on at Macworld expo earlier this year. The topic was iCloud, App …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …