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Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

15 Must-Have Apps for Android Wear

Last month at Google I/O, Android Wear was finally launched and two devices were released running the new platform; the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch.<p>Android Wear may only be a month old, but there are already a number of great apps for the smartwatch platform emerging …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

Enhance Mother Nature with Special Effects from AKVIS NatureArt

Go ahead and add nature effects to your photos — Mother Nature won’t mind.<p>AKVIS, the folks behind the new Pastel app, has updated its NatureArt package with a host of new features and fixes. The app simulates natural phenomena in your digital photos, letting you do everything from changing seasons …

How DreamWorks reinvented animation software to make How to Train Your Dragon 2

Before it could make this summer’s blockbuster movie <i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i>, DreamWorks had to build a whole new animation tool. Here’s the story of how the studio built software that lets animators work faster and more organically than ever before.<p>In the past, animation artists had to go …

Control high-speed photography from your phone with this camera trigger

High-speed photography can be daunting if you're not a seasoned pro. You may have a fast camera and flash, but you probably don't have the gear (or people) you'd need to get that frozen-in-time look in most situations. MIOPS' new camera trigger might make it easier to take high-speed shots all by …

The most amazing iPhone photos of the year

Other phone cameras may have bigger sensors or more megapixels, but the iPhone's combination of reliable image processing, speedy performance, and vast selection of editing apps have made it the choice of countless photographers — and it's a big reason why This Is My Next considers the iPhone 5S …

7 US Startup Visa Options for International Founders

<i>Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc.</i><p>There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some …

Swift is great, but you should still know Objective-C first

Apple sent waves through the developer community on Monday when it announced Swift, a new programming language for iOS and Mac OS X apps that’s designed to be fast, modern, and easy to learn by limiting the amount of boilerplate code needed to solve and debug common problems.<p>With the growing …

App Store in macOS 10.14 & iOS 12: Free trials for non-subscription apps, more

The WWDC keynote has come and gone. Apple announced a lot of exciting changes to iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. I can’t wait to see what developers can do with all of the new APIs, and how these products are refined ahead of their fall releases. Be sure to stay on 9to5mac.com this summer to follow …

Apple

Cat people are smarter than dog people, study says

I fear I may have found a more emotive subject that Apple vs. Samsung. Or Apple vs. Microsoft. Or just Apple.<p>For one of the world's top academic institutions, Carroll University in Wisconsin, decided to tread into that cauldron of high dudgeon: cats vs. dogs.<p>I understand that, though some people …

Pets

Stephen Hawking Crunches the Numbers to Predict England World Cup Win

Among his other numerous attributes, Stephen Hawking is also apparently a big soccer fan.<p>In this ad for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, Hawking notes …

'I'm Not Very Social': Sergey Brin Admits His Google+ Mistake

Google cofounder Sergey Brin admitted Tuesday that he should not have been even "marginally" involved in the company's social network, Google+, …

Kill The Hamburger Button

That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Retro for Instagram<p>Next — Social Music Discovery<p>Notifyr<p>PumpUp<p>Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic<p>Between Microsoft unveiling …

Amazon will give $10 in Coins in exchange for downloading 5 free apps

In an effort to promote a few apps while also rewarding its users for downloading them, Amazon is giving away 1000 Amazon coins to download five free apps. For those that don’t know, this equates to about $10 worth of credit which you can use to pick up the premium apps and/or games of your …

Apps

iMacompanion Adds An Accessible USB 3.0 Port To Your iMac

iMacompanion already ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their USB extender for iMacs, which brings a port to the front where it’s useful instead of hidden around back where it’s beautiful but not exactly accessible. Now, they’re going back to the crowdfunding well to fund …

Razer Blade (2014) review: laptop gaming never looked so good

I feel spoiled. Ever since I started playing games on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, I've had a tough time enjoying them practically anywhere else. My TV and my desktop PC only display games at 1080p, but the Blade's 14-inch, 3200 x 1800 screen is practically like looking through a window.<p>With …

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

5 things you should never pay for on Android

The idea that the best things in life are free is true up to a point. So why do some people pay for things they don’t really have to? We’re not talking about piracy here, but there are premium apps and services out there that simply don’t offer anything over the best free examples. Anyone that …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Get Plants Vs. Zombies (PC/Mac) for free

Put your wallets away, cheeps, and enjoy a weekend diversion that won't cost you a penny.<p>Through the end of May, EA is offering the classic game Plants Vs. Zombies (PC/Mac) absolutely free. Granted, it's only $4.99 the rest of the time, but I prefer to keep my five bucks whenever possible.<p>To get …

Plants vs. Zombies

Belkin’s new $99 QODE Thin Type keyboard case for iPad Air now available

Originally announced back in October after Apple announced the iPad Air, Belkin today let us know that its new QODE Thin Type keyboard for iPad Air is now available to purchase worldwide.<p>Tipping the scales at just over 12 ounces, the Thin Type is lighter than the iPad Air itself and provides a …

Secrets to Success with Email Autoresponders

Email autoresponders are one-to-one emails sent to a subscriber on your list that are triggered to add value to the experience a person has with your business online.<p>Autoresponders are triggered by an action taken on your website or by a timer set by your team, whichever best suits the …

Pwnie Express turns the Nexus 5 into a powerful white hat hacking tool

Part of the magic of Android is the flexibility of the platform when it comes to customization and modding. With a little ingenuity, you can transform your Android-powered devices into just about anything — including a sweet hacking tool.<p>That’s exactly what Pwnie Express did to the Nexus 5, which …

Android News

iPad Tips: Using Smart Mailboxes on iOS 7

One of the killer additions to the Mail app in iOS 7 are Smart Mailboxes, which help organize all sent messages, messages with attachments, and more. The VIP mailbox is displayed by default, but you’ll want to tap on the Edit button on the top-right corner of the Mail app to reveal the other Smart …

iOS

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

The difference between coders, programmers and engineers

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