Nikolay Ivanchev

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Dropbox open-sources Zulip, the group chat app it acquired last year

Dropbox has released Zulip, a group chat app, under an open-source Apache license. The move, announced today, comes after Dropbox acquired Zulip in March 2014.<p>The client and server code is available on GitHub. You can download the client for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android here.<p>“The world of open …

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

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Telerik Launches New Development Platform For Web, Hybrid And Native Apps

Telerik has long made a wide range of tools for developers, ranging from the Kendo UI jQuery framework to the cross-platform development service Icenium and numerous related backend services for mobile and desktop apps. Today, the company is combining all of these tools under the “Telerik Platform” …

From early rhythm action to weird puzzlers, discover the best games most players have never heard of<p>History is not always kind to great games. Titles once heralded as masterworks are often lost as console cycles turn. Alternatively, there are the offbeat outliers completely shunned during their own …

Mozilla unveils holiday HTML5 game competition

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Mozila<p>In order to stoke the fires of the still-nascent world of browser gaming, Mozilla is rolling out a holiday …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

This Emulator Runs Windows 1.01 in Your Browser.

If you’re fascinated by old school computing and how it has progressed, then this emulator that runs Windows 1 in your browser will give you plenty of joy.<p>Programs available via this demo of Windows 1.01 — which was originally released in 1985 — include Notes, Clock, Reversi, Paint and more.<p>The …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Artillery Teases Upcoming Game ‘Atlas,’ An HTML5-Based ‘Spiritual Successor To Starcraft’

Artillery, the HTML5-centric gaming startup from a team of former Googlers and Facebook engineers, just teased its first title. Codenamed “Atlas,” the game is meant to be the “spiritual successor” to Starcraft — except that it’s entirely in the browser and requires no downloadable software. You can …

CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser

The official Arduino IDE is a dour piece of software designed for uploading code to the ubiquitous and super-cool micro controller. It is a standalone, non-networked app that isn’t very pretty to look at. But what if you want to share code and upload programs right from your browser? That’s where …

From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

“This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.”<p>Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another …

Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info

Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. The code swipes banking logins and other web sign-in …

[New App] XPrivacy Gives You Massive Control Over What Your Installed Apps Are Allowed To Do

Have you ever refused to install an app because it wants too many permissions? Yeah, a lot of people have, and we don't blame them. A little too much …

Sony Vaio Pro 13 review

A laptop PC that really challenges Apple's MacBook Air - Matt Warman welcomes a valiant attempt.<p><b>Price:</b> around £1,000 (TBC)<p>When Intel first announced its bid to encourage manufacturers to make laptops slim, sexy and appealing, it talked at length about how computers need not be clunky horrors, and …

Gear & Gadgets

What Microsoft will and won’t let you do with games on Xbox One

Today, Microsoft tried to get past the thorniest consumer issues related to the Xbox One video game console before its big press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Monday in Los Angeles. Otherwise, it might have to spend two hours explaining why its policies related to used video …

iam8bit Entertainment System retro gaming console / art project to debut during E3

The iam8bit collective has presented intersections of art and old-school gaming frequently over the last few years, and at an LA event during E3 this hand-built console will join the show. Designed "specifically with retro gaming in mind" and put together by artist Travis Chen, the iam8bit …

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Google Launches Cloud SQL API To Allow Developers To Manage Their Databases Programmatically

Google’s Cloud Platform has long featured Cloud SQL, a zero-maintenance MySQL database that’s hosted on Google’s cloud platform. What it didn’t offer was an API to easily manage these databases without having to use Google’s admin interface. Today, however, Google is launching the Cloud SQL API. …

Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer, A Free HTML5 Development Tool For Creating Web Apps, Sites And Ads

Google will soon launch Google Web Designer, an HTML5 development tool for “creative professionals.” The service, Google says, will launch within “the coming months” and is meant to “empower creative professionals to create cutting-edge advertising as well as engaging web content like sites and …

Atlassian Bitbucket Passes 1 Million Users, Another Validation Of The Fast-Growing Developer Market

In September 2010, Atlassian acquired Bitbucket, the service for code collaboration, similar to GitHub. At the time, the service had 45,000 users. Today it has 1 million users, a validation that the market for developer tools in the enterprise is growing fast.<p>We know that GitHub has had tremendous …

Broadcom brings Gigabit and Wi-Fi to power line networking

Power line networking -- the technology that enables electrical wiring to transfer data -- is about to get a lot faster.<p>Broadcom announced on Monday what it claims to be the industry's first HomePlug AV2 power line system-on-a-chips (SoCs) that deliver up to 1.5Gbps data speed. That's about three …

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Enterprise HTML5 App Platform Gizmox raises $7.5 million, Gets New CEO

Gizmox has raised $7.5 million for its HTML5 business application platform to bulk up sales and marketing staff at its new headquarters in Boston, with entrepreneur Eugene Kuznetsov taking the reins as the startup’s new CEO.<p>Atlas Venture led the funding round, while existing investors, including …

Corona's alternative Android development SDK now available for free

The standard way to develop apps for Android is to use Google’s software development kit (SDK) together with Java and XML. Although the SDK is free, there is a learning curve for those who aren’t proficient in Java or doing UI design in XML. There are alternative SDKs including PhoneGap, Titanium …