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32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren't going away

Over a year ago, Netflix announced it was no longer issuing keys to its public API platform, cutting off any potential new developers from joining. That's the service that allowed third-party developers to build apps that gave you different ways to browse and access its library of movies. Today, …

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …

Barriers to Entry: Building a Startup That Has an Unfair Advantage

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>The team, the product and the size of the market: these three ingredients are typically preached to us as the key to a successful startup. But what if someone much bigger or much better funded comes along, essentially copies the product, devotes a much …

9 Iconic Growth Hacks Tech Companies Used to Boost User Base

<i>John McLaughlin is a start-up founder and entrepreneur based in Manhattan and a writer for Fueled, a mobile development company based in New York City.</i><p>These days, it seems like some tech companies go from zero to a million users overnight. The growth of these firms — Airbnb and Uber might service …

Scientists from CERN and MIT launch encrypted email service

The privacy of the data that we put online has been a hot topic over the last year. In order to protect against unwanted snooping, a group of …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mattebox 2 Can Export Its Filters To Lightroom, Photoshop

I said that the original Mattebox may be “the best iPhone camera app around, but then I went back to using the iPhone’s built-in camera for everything and doing the edits in post.<p>But Mattebox 2 has just launched, and it is certainly good enough to tempt me back. It keeps the same super-simple …

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iPhoneography 101 – A Practical Guide To Better Photos

You know those amazing photos you see taken by the pros using only an iPhone? The stories pop up from time to time, and they all have two things in common: the iPhone, and the incredible shots. Why don’t your iPhone photos look so good?<p>Part of it it is the knack: These pros have an eye that knows …

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