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Goodbye, iOS 7: Tips for preparing for the iOS 8 upgrade

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Planning on upgrading to iOS 8 — or the iPhone 6, which is expected to launch next week? The following activities will make the …

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …

Google Is Hosting A Virtual Camp For Underprivileged Kids

According to DNAinfo, Maker Camp, a collaboration between Google and Maker Media, is a free online program that will teach kids how to make rockets and other gadgets without leaving their home.<p>Kids 13 years and older with a Google+ account can log onto the network and use Google Hangouts to chat …

Kids

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Apple's Swift Move: How Its New Coding Language Could Shake Up iOS Development

<i>Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.</i><p>At the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released an entirely new programming language called Swift. It is a higher level coding language that aims to …

Why I'm not ready to go back to iCloud -- yet

Apple is bulking up its iCloud offering while making it more reasonably priced. But a bad experience with the current version makes going back difficult.<p>In case you missed it, Apple had some iCloud news this week. At its World Wide Developers Conference, it previewed some nifty features, including …

Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Their Pages

Aiming to keep users on the platform and possibly prompt more ads, Facebook started letting restaurants post menus on their Facebook pages on …

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

How to use manual focus on your dSLR lens

Ditch autofocus for manual focus mode to get more precise control over your shots. Find out how to get started using manual focus, and which scenarios call for it.<p>Autofocus just keeps getting better. With every new model, more advanced technology allows cameras to quickly pinpoint the subject …

Cameras

Sync your iOS Photo Stream with Flickr, Dropbox or anything else

I have at least three apps set to auto-upload my iPhone photos whenever I reach a Wi-Fi connection. That’s three apps running in the background and using bandwidth to send my pictures up to the cloud, and they all run in addition to Apple’s own Photo Stream.<p>There’s nothing really wrong with this …

Apps

Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it

Product design is one of the most sought after fields nowadays. In order to design products a design must have a grasp of the whole creative process, …

Time for iOS device spring cleaning: How to replace your old apps with new ones

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>If there was ever a good time to spring clean your iOS devices, this weekend would be it.<p>First of all, the week started out …

How To Build A WinJS App In 10 Easy Steps

If you want to impress your friends, try telling them you’re in the middle of “building an app.” A few billion-dollar acquisitions have turned app-building from a nerdy hobby into an indication that if you can build one, you’re inevitably going places.<p>What we tend to forget, however, is that app …

Commercial Photography: Recipe For Success

My photographer-friend from Moscow Aleksey Dovgulya is visiting me in Los Angeles right now. We went to the same high school, but only met in 2008 …

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Ubuntu puts Nginx Web server on equal footing with Apache

Ubuntu follows Fedora in giving "full security updates" to Nginx.<p>The next version of Ubuntu Server is expected to include Nginx in the main archive, …