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What It's Like to Interview for Tech Jobs

Over the past year I have had great opportunities to interview for positions at companies I respect, and some I didn't. I wanted to share my …

The Renaissance Desktop

Flickr user AFGDesign has an awesome workspace <i>and</i> an awesome desktop for this Windows machine. Here's how he set it all up, and what you need to …

Apps

Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the next wave of college graduates enter the workforce, many are itching to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle that involves starting a blockbuster business and raising millions in VC money no sooner than they put away their caps and …

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You suddenly realize that you have an idea for a product or service that will transform the world. If you're American, you're part of an inventive society constantly looking for the next big solution. So this will probably happen to you …

How Seinfeld's Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem

I've long been overwhelmed by an unwieldy list of goals that would sit, unaccomplished, in a long-term to-do list year after year. Then I came across …

Bee - Stunning MacOS Native Interface to JIRA, GitHub and Manuscript

Bee 3<p>Bee was first released in 2013 and has since been downloaded and used by thousands of developers and designers like you.<p>Designed For You<p>Your …

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others<p><b>Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code</b><p>Knowing how to code is mostly about building …

Computer Science

Developer Color Picker

A custom color picker designed specifically for developers. Makes getting colors out of Photoshop/Acorn mock-ups quick and easy. Currently supports …

Watchdog for Xcode on the Mac App Store

1.9<p>Mar 29, 2018<p>1.7<p>Mar 26, 2014<p>1.6<p>Dec 5, 2013<p>1.5<p>Nov 27, 2013<p>1.3<p>Nov 21, 2013

Open Source Library Allowing You To Create Great Looking Digital Style Glowing Text

The digital font style has been used in many apps, in particular clock apps, and here’s a library from Lyo Kato called FBDigitalFont that allows you …

23 Beautiful Fonts Released Last Month

Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something attractive takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience.<p>Type design isn’t for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with …

iMAS - iOS Mobile Application Security

Security Components<p>With lots of stars and many forks, iMAS thanks GitHub developers for helping spread the word!<p>Prevent unauthorized users with a …

Nifty Library Allowing You To Define Your Own Objective-C Literals

With iOS 6, and Xcode 4.4 a number of Objective-C literals were added reducing the code needed to define an NSArray, NSDictionary or NSNumber.<p>Here’s …

Geode from iCache!

Kickstarter and where you come in:<p>We have our design complete, suppliers and manufacturers all ready to go! Tooling has been purchased and we are …

Fake Crow

Design

Blog home

This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.<p>We are going …

Worthy iOS libraries

Whether we like it or not, iOS (and MacOS X) development has significantly evolved during the past years. A big part of that is how we write code, …

Open sourcing my rejected iOS app: In-Stock

Last weekend, I finished an iOS app that checks if latest Apple products are available for pickup in nearby Apple retail stores called <b>In-Stock</b>. It …

Introducing the Shapeoko 2

For all the 3D printers that hit the Hackaday tip line, it’s surprising we don’t see more CNC routers. They’re arguably more useful tools, and with …

Captivating 'Ammo' photos expose the hidden anatomy of bullets

Artist Sabine Pearlman’s <i>Ammo</i> looks at the hidden structures, the "otherwise invisible architecture," inside some 900 different types of ammunition. The photographs are unadorned, with no information to guide the viewer through what he or she is seeing, which Pearlman tells <i>National Geographic</i> is …

Stone fortress illegally built atop Beijing skyscraper

The professor who built a villa on top of a Beijing skyscraper has been ordered to prove it was built legally or dismantle his new home. Professor Zhang purchased the top floor of a 26-story building some time ago, and spent six years building the two-story villa that sits on its roof. Reportedly …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Great Little War Game postmortem: What went right, and the perils of launching without a plan for budget and PR

Once upon a time, Rubicon Development had been scratching a living doing contract work for various clients for several years. It put food on the table, but it was hardly a commercial easy street, and the work itself was usually uninteresting jobs we wouldn’t have picked given the choice. Such is …

Seven Great, Underrated Desktop Wallpaper Sites

When it comes to decorating your desktop with new wallpaper, you probably have some favorite sources already, and we hopefully our Wallpaper …

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

Add Voice Control to Your Home with LightwaveRF and a Raspberry Pi

Voice control of our home electronics was promised long ago, but it's still one of those things that most of us don't have. If you want to add little …

This 30 Day Program Teaches You to Get More Things Done, the Agile Way

Author and Microsoft program manager J.D. Meier offers this free time management training course that will help you learn a new skill or build better …

Agile Development

The Basics of Music Production: The Complete Guide

Over the last month we've learned all about the basics of music production, posting new lessons on a weekly basics. With the lessons finished, now …