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The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Linguistics

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i> …

Nutella-swirled chocolate chip blondies

Quick, easy bar cookie alert! If you like chocolate chip cookies and Nutella, this is their bar-form cousin. The original recipe was a peanut butter …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

Reliance Communication offers 1GB data for Rs. 49 under 'Joy of Holi' offer

After the official roll out of Reliance Jio, many telecom giants including Reliance Communications faced a huge drop in numbers. The company on …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

iDoceo for iPad: The ultimate teacher app?

When I first started teaching, I marvelled at my colleague’s neatly tended mark books. The amazing array of handwritten marks, numbers and codes in different coloured pens were almost like a work of art. Unfortunately for me two of my greatest weaknesses are record keeping on paper, and filing …

48 problems with iOS 7.1, and how to fix them

<i>Updated on 7-22-2014 by Simon Hill: Added iOS 7.1.2 update freezing glitch, problem with recovery mode, glitch unable to connect to App Store,</i> …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Kids

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

Available now on iOS and Android

About the app<p>Incredibox is a music app for creating your own music with the help of a merry band of beatboxers.<p>Part game, part tool, Incredibox is …

Apps

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How can I use Windows XP safely now it's no longer supported?

My bet is that the vast majority of the Windows XP users reading this did not update their computers/operating systems by 8 April. What actions should they take to minimise their exposure to attack, while they consider their options/save up? <b>Whitesocks</b><p>Microsoft has shipped its final update for …