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3 programming deals for aspiring iOS developers

Aspiring developers: if you have $15 to spare, you can get a running head start down the path ti iOS mastery with the All-Inclusive iOS 9 and Swift 2 Course Bundle, setting you up for success through 55 hours of dev training from top-level instructors.<p>With the Complete iOS 9 Developer Course, …

Apple’s retail store plans for iPhone 6s: how you’ll get your new iPhone on launch day

9to5Mac has obtained details about Apple’s launch plans for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 25th. Like previous years, Apple expects long lines for the new iPhone debut so has prepared a plan to help the process go smoothly …<p>First off, like previous years, Apple will limit customers …

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15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

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Police Shoot Homeowner and Kill His Dog After Showing Up at Wrong House

A homeowner and police officer were shot and injured after three Atlanta-area cops arrived at the wrong house while investigating suspicious activity …

Google spells out focus on future with Alphabet

New umbrella company turns web company into a cash machine for risky technology, but investors get more transparency<p>As far as bids for immortality go, it must already be the most lucrative in history. Larry Page’s restructuring of Google under a new umbrella called Alphabet – in a way designed to …

5 Ways Technology Is Changing The World Of Home Design

These are the cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies top architects are excited about.<p>Michael Lassell asked five forward-thinking architects to share which cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies they're most excited about today.

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Changing the conversation: How Apple could modernize iMessage to be more powerful and easy to use

At this year’s WWDC, Apple devoted a lot of onstage attention to a revamp of the Notes app in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. One of my favorite additions is inline web link previews. Just paste a URL, and Notes will turn the link into a preview bubble with a thumbnail for the page, as well as a …

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Pull Quote

First major analysis of fracking finds some problems, but no “systemic impacts,” and helps states, cities identify waters that may be vulnerable.<p>The most sweeping review ever of hydraulic fracturing found that it has not caused widespread harm to U.S. drinking water. But the controversial method of …

5 Takeaways From the Greatest Commencement Speech of All Time

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. …

'Tomorrowland' (The Movie) And the Future of the Past

In science fiction, we have to stop looking backward for inspiration on how to look forward.<p>About seven full minutes of “Tomorrowland” is worth your while, which is pretty rough for a film with a running time of two hours and 10 minutes.<p>The good bit was teased in an early trailer for the sci-fi …

Dissecting iOS 9: This is Apple’s new font

A report last week revealed that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X releases will bring a major typeface change, with Apple apparently aiming to offer …

Jony Ive taking new, more hands-off 'chief design officer' role at Apple

Jony Ive, the man behind Apple's hardware and software design, is taking a step back from day-to-day operations. In a profile by Stephen Fry at <i>The Telegraph</i>, Apple has revealed that Ive is taking a new role as "chief design officer." Ive tells Fry that he's "still in charge" of the company's …

Apple Working to Include Local Stations in Streaming TV Service – Could Delay Launch

- May 22, 2015<p>Apple is working to provide programming from local broadcasters to customers of its upcoming streaming TV service, and that could delay …

Smell the bacon? It’s one of 38 new emojis on the way

If you’ve long found yourself unable to communicate effectively with your friends because of the lack of “bacon,” “shark” and “man in tuxedo” emojis, you could be in luck next year.<p>That’e because the Unicode Consortium, aka the Mountain View, California-based organization that standardizes …

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Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s (AAPL) CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the …

Spout is the Prezi for social network feeds

I was introduced to <b>Spout</b> at the start of the week and it was one of those apps that I was immediately wowed by. Pictures won’t really do it justice, it’s the movement and animation that really sell this app. The way to describe it is it is rather like watching a Prezi of your social network …

Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game <i>Shades</i>, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download.<p>The game takes inspiration from …

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Popular Task Management App 'Any.do' Comes to Mac

Any.DO today announced the launch of a Mac version of <i>Any.Do</i>, the company's popular task management app for iOS, allowing users to manage their tasks and to-dos on multiple platforms throughout the day. While the app quietly went live last week, today marks the official launch with a major Editor's …

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Minecraft to get an episodic, story-based game from Telltale Games

<i>Minecraft</i> has always focused on the creative, open nature of the game's world rather than try to craft any kind of story-based single-player mode, but today Mojang has announced a deal with Telltale Games that will lead an episodic game called <i>Minecraft: Story Mode</i>. The content will launch next year …

Arizona wildfire: Wind sends blaze past containment lines

Fire crews are hoping that lighter winds on Saturday will spur progress against a wildfire that has charred more than 8 square miles in eastern Arizona's White Mountains and prompted some evacuations.<p>On Friday, windy conditions pushed the so-called San Juan fire past key containment lines.<p>"The …

VA health system leadership poor, new report

The Veterans Affairs health care system needs to be overhauled because of unresponsive leadership and a "corrosive culture" that affects the delivery of medical care, said a report delivered Friday to President Barack Obama.<p>"It is clear that there are significant and chronic systemic failures that …

A $200 3D printer? Meet the Micro

The promise of a 3D printer in every home is still far away from being realized, but the Micro on Kickstarter is taking a solid step in that direction. The printer's tagline calls it "the first truly consumer 3D printer."<p>The Micro is designed to minimize the fuss around going from a design to a …

Memoir, A “Google Now” For Photo Memories, Is An App That Helps You Remember The Past

Thanks to the ubiquitous spread of smartphones, and the ease of photo-taking they bring, our photo galleries have become filled with what are almost like disposable memories. We snap and share, but then never return and reminisce. New York-based Memoir, a new app launching today on iOS first, wants …

OS X Mavericks Ocean Wave Wallpaper Redesigned For The iPhone [Image]

Apple’s beautiful new wave wallpaper for OS X 10.9 Mavericks can now be enjoyed on your iPhone too. iOS designer and developer, AR7 published two great wallpapers for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S this morning that are a redesign of the Mavericks wave.<p>Here are the download links: iPhone 5 | iPhone …

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As Apple’s built in camera gets filters, Instagram planning to move into Vine territory with Video?

Just as Apple introduced iOS 7 equipped with Instagram-like filters built-in to the redesigned camera app (although not for video), word has it Instagram is looking to move into Vine’s territory by adding video features in an upcoming update. According to a report from TechCrunch, Facebook’s event …

When You Can't Sleep, How Good Is Lying in Bed With Your Eyes Closed?

The key differences between sleep and "quiet wakefulness"<p>Reddit is a great forum for raising scientific questions, but the fact that it's discussion-based makes it difficult to know when a debate has settled on the best answer, objectively speaking. Exhibit A concerns the value of lying down with …