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Apple Isn't A Hardware Or Software Company - It's An Ecosystem Company

There seems to be an ongoing debate among pundits on whether Apple is a hardware or a software company.<p>Apple critics like to portray it as a hardware company and how its competitive advantage is built on shaky ground, as there will always be a new gadget that a competitor develops which could be …

Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part Two: Creating An Encrypted Client Side

Welcome to Part Two of ReadWrite’s Raspberry Pi VPN server tutorial!<p>By now, it’s pretty apparent that turning your Raspberry Pi into a Virtual Private Network is an all-evening activity. But as security flaws further compromise our Internet lives, it feels increasingly worth it to have a secure …

To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Justin Caldbeck is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software. Follow him on Twitter @caldbeckj.</i><p>I can’t think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days …

The Connected Yard: Smart Tech Goes Outside to Play

The Internet of Things keeps adding thingsnow even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why stop with your home's interior? New outdoor gear is getting smarter, too.

Home Automation

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others<p><b>Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code</b><p>Knowing how to code is mostly about building …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

Google's Nexus 5 is a steal, unless you buy it from a UK carrier

Buy the device from Google's Play Store (Carphone Warehouse is also offering the 16GB model for £295) and order a free pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it -- or you can, of course, use your own.<p>[Thanks, MartinS27!]<p>Source: O2 Shop, Three Store, Google Play Store

Chrome is Used More Than Firefox, IE, and Opera Combined

Social analytics firm Shareaholic today released browser share data for the year 2013 so far. There are quite a lot of figures to go over, but the biggest trend that immediately jumps out is Chrome’s utter dominance.<p>In September, Chrome was used more than Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

How Apple Ships Millions of iPhones for Simultaneous Delivery

Apple's operations department is currently overseeing the shipment of millions of iPhones to nine countries around the world for a launch event on September 20. The iPhone 5c and 5s will go on sale simultaneously in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the</i> …

What Does It Really Matter If Companies Are Tracking Us Online?

A scholar argues that the core issue is protecting consumers from corporations that are developing ever more sophisticated techniques for getting people to part with their money.<p>Say you, like me, went to bed a little early last night. And when you woke up this morning, you decided to catch the …

Why Two-Factor Authentication Won't Stop The Hacking Crisis

Important? Yes. But not foolproof. Hackers find their way through the internet's next great safeguard.<p>As high profile hacks continue to make news, "two-factor authentication" is becoming a household term. This year alone, Apple, Microsoft, and Evernote have rolled it out to users, and two weeks ago …

Apple's iPhone Software Has Flaws, And Just Changing The Design Won't Be Enough

If Apple doesn't do more than just superficially update the way iOS looks, it puts itself at risk of seriously falling behind Google's Android.<p>The new iOS look will be "flatter," supposedly abandoning the familiar design style that made the iPhone a multi-billion success. Instead of glossy icons …

Apps

These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

3D Printing

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

iCloud

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is AT&T's iPhone 5, But It's Not

T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 – which is launching on the “uncarrier’s” network on April 12th – is the same model of the iPhone 5 that AT&T customers currently enjoy, except that it will be newer and feature AWS (or Advanced Wireless Services), a newer set of frequencies that T-Mobile is using for its …