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Coding Academy - Learn to Program

In most areas of expertise, there is a bounded corpus of knowledge, that practitioners can expect to expound on at coffee shops or analyze on their …

Easter Egg Marketing: How Snapchat, Apple, and Google Hook You • Curious

I was quite surprised to see a black-and-white photo. “When did Snapchat add filters?” I asked in response.<p>With pride and delight, my friend …

These are the codes you need to crack to get a job as a British cyberspy

A website, canyoufindit.co.uk, just went live. It contains 28 sets of five letters and one set of three letters. There are five answers. If you get them right, you may be on your way to joining GCHQ, Britain’s signals-intelligence agency, in either the “cyber and technical operations,” “maths and …

Cybersecurity

Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7

The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn’t stand for “cheap”. It stands for “clueless”.<p>As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple’s motivations for creating this device.<p>(Okay, it actually seems to stand for “color”, but humor me.)<p>After sitting through Apple’s unveiling today and more …

If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Pink Floyd Speaks Out Against Pandora

There never seems to be a dull moment for music-streaming service Pandora. Last year, they filed a lawsuit against music publishing agency and artists-rights champion ASCAP. Last week, they were sued by music-publishing agency BMI for failing to negotiate their already-low royalty fees. In May, CEO …