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SQL cheat sheet

If there’s one thing that almost no application can live without, it’s the database. The pillar that holds the data, the ultimate source of the data …

12 Chrome extensions to motivate you with each new tab

At this exact moment, I have 16 tabs open in my browser. How about you?<p>With the full power of the internet at our disposal, it can be pretty easy to waste precious moments navigating to the…let’s say, less-than-productive corners of the web.<p>I’m as guilty of this as anyone – I’ve even shared …

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4 clues your design neglects the user (and how to fix it)

During my first full-time UX design job, I remember a lot of the conversations within our UX team would go something like this:<p><i>“The user wouldn’t really think this way…”</i>• <i><br>“The user would probably do this…”</i>• <i><br>“The user will get confused here…”</i><p>Throughout our discussions and design presentations, the …

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Tech for Good: Here are the top 10 UK innovations that are helping people and making a difference

People often say that they would like to change the world, but how would you actually go about it? Nominet Trust, the UK's leading social tech funder …

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of UX Design Could Be The Most Important

Benjamin Brandall Contributor<p>Benjamin Brandall is a content crafter for Process Street.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games<br>• Why it’s so easy to ignore your to-do list app but get distracted by Twitter<p>I’m not much of a designer. In fact, I’m awful …

If your startup team isn’t on-track, try this

The most concise, truly beautiful definition of leadership I’ve heard is “having others WANT to follow you.” This definition means two things 1) that you’re actually moving somewhere, not standing still and 2) that others are convinced, not coerced, into going along.<p>There are so many leadership …

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Dropbox releases its chat app Zulip under an open-source license

Dropbox has released its recently acquired chat app, Zulip under an open-source Apache license.<p>According to a blog post by Zulip co-founder Tim Abbott announcing the move, Dropbox has released everything, including the server, Android and iOS mobile apps, desktop apps for Mac, Linux and Windows, …

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How hackers tempt you to open THAT email

There’s a lot IT pros get wrong about social engineering, but let’s start with what we get right. We know that social engineering is one of the most powerful tools used by attackers today. In fact, it’s probably at the root of every major breach of the past year.<p>We err in our understanding of how …

Controversial cybersecurity bill on hold as experts charge it won't stop hackers

The White House-backed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act has stalled in the Senate after a revolt led by Republicans<p>Controversial surveillance legislation endorsed by the White House won’t breeze through the US Senate as quickly as its proponents wanted: after a revolt led by Republicans the …

How the Stagefright bug changed Android security

Google's latest security problem might actually make Android safer<p>It's been 10 days since Zimperium's Joshua Drake revealed a new Android vulnerability called Stagefright — and Android is just starting to recover. The bug allows an attacker to remotely execute code through a phony multimedia text …

Jerry's favorite Android apps of 2014

My favorite Android apps of the past year<p>Hey everybody! It's the time of the year where all of us here at AC look back and think on the highlights of …

Paper, Threadless Make and Flowboard are using Adobe’s Creative SDK to update their mobile apps

Adobe launched its Creative SDK in June, and it has thus far been in private beta. Today, as announced at the company’s Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe has now released a public beta of the software library that lets third-party developers tap into Adobe’s Creative Cloud technology.<p>A brief …

Forget Apple. Make your own smartwatch with TinyScreen

The tech world has seen a trend toward bigger screens. There are increasingly large televisions. There's the iPhone 6 Plus. The aptly named TinyScreen from Tiny Circuits is making a name for itself on Kickstarter by bucking the super-sized trend and instead taking a minimized approach. The …

Check Out 10 Amazing Maker Inventions From The 2014 Intel Developer Forum

At the recently concluded Intel Developer Forum (IDF)in San Francisco,you never knew what you'd come across — but you could always be certain it was worth a second look.<p>One minute you'd be watching yoga acrobatics performed in front of the wearable technology zone, and the next, Google co-founder …

How to Get Stock Android On Any Smartphone or Tablet

Google has had a problem for some time with manufacturers of the most popular Android smartphones putting their own stamp on Google's own …

9 tips every Windows user should know

5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …

The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting

Yes, it's a social network. Also: Just a third of high school seniors place a call each day, and more teens report using Pandora than Instagram or Snapchat.<p>What are the most popular social networks, apps, and websites for high schoolers? Niche asked. Seven thousand teenagers answered. Here are the …

iFind is the world's first battery-free location tag

iFind is a battery-free item location tag. It helps you ease the pain by saving you the time and frustration of trying to locate your misplaced item. Plus, your brain is also liberated from intense thoughts of “where did I last put it?”<p>Item-locating hardware devices like iFind aim to aid you in the …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

The 50 Best Engineering Schools

In Silicon Valley, salaries for experienced engineers can start at $165,000 per year. The national average for a software developer is $89,000, according to data from 2013. A senior software engineer makes $98,000 a year, on average.<p>Some of the best engineering schools in the world serve as feeder …

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The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: More resignations in protest at PM's Brexit deal<p>Two MPs quit their party …

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …

7 Gamecations for the Ultimate Nerdy Summer

Vacations are supposed to be enjoyable, but beaches, theme parks and the great outdoors can sometimes be anything but.<p>I'm talking to you, gamers. But …

Galaxy S5 pitted against Moto E with surprising results, highlights the advantage of stock Android

Priced at an extremely aggressive $130, there’s no denying that the Moto E is easily one of the best sub-$150 unlocked Android phones you’ll find no matter where you look. Of course, such a low price point means the specs aren’t going to wow those of us that prefer high-end or even midrange …