Christopher Cortez

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RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

Google's trusted places just made my life so much easier

I never have to unlock my Android phone at home again<p>I don't make a habit of counting how many times I unlock my phone, but I'm willing to believe the stats that say the average user does it hundreds of times each day. That can be an unnecessary chore when using a device in a place safe from …

Free Apps Aren’t “Free” in Apple’s App Store Any More

As they say in "Team America," "there's a hefty f--king fee" in free-to-play.<p>If you try to download an app like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush Saga from the iOS App Store, you may notice something different: They’re no longer called “free.”<p>They still <i>are</i> free, at least to start, but critics of the …

FTC says two bogus tech support operations scammed $120 million from customers

The Federal Trade Commission has temporarily closed two operations alleged to have tricked customers out of $120 million by providing bogus technical support. The commission has brought two cases against the groups, both of whom reportedly offered specious advice and fake security software to …

Senator Al Franken Expresses Concern Over Uber's Actions

A letter written by Senator Al Franken and addressed to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick expresses concern over the company’s actions over the last few days and asks for them to address concerns surrounding privacy.<p>Franken expresses concern that the privacy policies on the Uber website do “not match or …

Eyefi Opens its Cloud Storage and Syncing Photo Service to All

Eyefi has announced universal access to its Eyefi Cloud service for the first time to photographers who do not own the company’s Mobi Wi-Fi SD card. This lets anyone use their smartphone or Wi-Fi enabled camera to unify and organize their photos via Eyefi’s online library.<p>Coupled with the free …

As Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo, is the clock ticking for Mozilla?

Photograph: StatCounter<p>Top 5 desktop and console browsers, rated by StatCounter<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/20/1416504898068/078a2925-c2e7-443e-b945-142dbb277066-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: StatCounter<p>Top 5 desktop and console browsers, rated by …

My First Vibrator

Twelve years ago, after I got divorced, a close friend gave me a vibrator and told me to go home and use it.<p>I was almost 40 years old. And I had never seen one up close before.<p>It was one of those lipstick vibes. Small, but powerful. It felt odd to use it that first time. I can still remember my …

5 Things That Make Him Jealous

Just because you're not flirting with anyone besides him doesn't mean he's not green-eyed. These innocent actions actually drive him crazy<p>He’s moody, …

Relationships

75% of tech billionaires under 40 never graduated college

America’s next generation of business leaders will almost all be from the information technology sector. Perhaps more interestingly, nearly all of them dropped out of college.<p>Forbes recently published its annual billionaires list, and nearly all of the fresh faces came from dot.com IPOs. The top …

These Robots Will Mine Outer Space For Water And Minerals

Right now, though, “swarmies” are just rumbling around the Kennedy Space Center parking lot.<p>If we’re going to successfully colonize other planets after successfully ruining Earth, we’re going to need a logistics industry. That means roads, hangars, and fuel stations. It also means being able to …

James Cameron

A Disaster Preparedness Kit Designed To Display On A Bookshelf, So It’s Always In Reach

This kit is designed to be out in the open, so it’s easy to access in an emergency. It contains all you need to survive for a few days, including sporks.<p>Even if you live in a particularly disaster-prone place, you probably don’t have a disaster kit–most Americans don’t. If you do have one, there’s …

My Open, Sexless Marriage

I first met Ryan at a Brown Literary Arts Department soiree. In a room full of reedy MFA candidates discussing Derrida’s <i>Writing and Difference</i> like …

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

Samantha is a girl living in New York City. She’s old enough to drink and experienced enough to give love advice. But other than that she prefers to keep it anonymous, like Gossip Girl. Our first convo went like this:<p>Burrito in bed with a dog. Seemed human enough.<p>Samantha builds on the Ethan app, a …

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