Martin Guay

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4 Ways to Find Out How Much Sleep You Really Need

Should you shoot for eight hours—or can you get by on less?<p>When he was in medical school and his residency, sleep medicine specialist Chris Winter, M.D., realized he could function well on less shut-eye than some other doctors. “I could get an hour’s sleep on a couch, then I could take somebody’s …

My Visual Studio Code Setup

This article is also available on my blog.<p>This originally was just a gist, but I thought it made sense to just convert it to a blog post.<p>As the …

City Planning-Focused Data Startup UrbanLogiq Wins $10K Prize

UrbanLogiq, a data analytics startup focused on “urban intelligence,” has won a $10,000 civic innovation prize in Vancouver, British Columbia.The …

Startups

15 beautiful photographs that will convince you to rewrite your bucket list

Hiking

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

New apps for the cloud-storage service.<p>File storage service Google Drive is ending support for its desktop apps in March. But what exactly is changing, what will happen to your data, and most important, what do you need to do to get ready? We'll answer all those questions and more. Here's a rundown …

Software

How to Build Your Own Mini SNES

The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect—short controller cords not withstanding—and if you can buy one, it’s one of our favorite gifts, especially …

This 1 Trick Can Get People to Finally Notice Your Company

The secret to great public relations is easier to achieve than you think.<p>The biggest secret in public relations is easy to master. In fact, you could easily accomplish it today. It's this: Nearly all entrepreneurs, as they become engrossed in their companies and start to think about visibility, are …

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

Material Design Color Palette Generator

Material Design

Facebook Shimmer Tutorial

<i>Update 4/11/2015:</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 / Swift 1.2<p>If you’re an iOS user, then you’ve definitely seen the fancy “slide to unlock” shimmering control …

How To Make A Simple Drawing App with UIKit and Swift

How To Make A Simple Drawing App with UIKit<p><i>Update 4/10/2015</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2<p><i>Update note</i>: This tutorial was updated to iOS 8 and …

The Perfect Running Interval

<i>High-intensity interval sessions are key for boosting fitness. Here’s how to work them into your training.</i><p>While endurance buffs often revel in long, …

Exercise

iOS Hamburger Menu: Why We Banished One From Our App

When we started working on a new chat feature for Redbooth’s iPhone app, our Product & Design team had some ulterior motives. Yes, we were excited …

SwiftColorArt

SwiftColorArt is a demo application that includes Swift files with all classes and extension necessary to create a font color schema matching to an …

Siren🚨

Notify users when a new version of your app is available and prompt them to upgrade.<p>Table of Contents<p>About<br>• Features<br>• Screenshots<br>• Installation …

Swift Initialization and the Pain of Optionals

Swift’s strict initialisation process results in a number of practical issues, leaving developers scratching their heads. This post explores a few …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design