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Heroes Is Reborn And Cooler Than Ever

<i>Tai Freligh looks forward to the return of Heroes with Heroes Reborn…</i><p>When <b>Heroes</b> went off the air abruptly in 2010 after four amazing seasons, we were …

How to prepare your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch for iOS 9

With iOS 9 set for release on September 16, now's a good time to get your devices ready for the update.<p>Apple first announced iOS 9, the mobile operating system that runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad lineups. The update refines Apple's vision of a mobile computing experience, adding features …

Apps

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Learn to Code iOS 8 Apps: 92% Off!

Looking back at WWDC 2014, the biggest news for many TNW readers was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

Code Today's Requirements Today

In Part 1 of this series, Do You Know What Day It Is? (written a mere 6 months ago, I really ought to update this blog more often), we looked at …

Realm: a Refreshing Mobile Database for iOS Developers

If you’re a mobile developer you’ve probably, at one point, had to work with databases to store your app data on a device. Surprisingly, your choice in databases is limited, with SQLite being the most commonly used. It’s surprising because despite the many new databases that have been created over …

Time-tracker Harvest releases time planning Forecast service

The main product of professional-services companies is their time.<p>To help track that precious resource, New York-based Harvest has come out with a cloud-based, visually-oriented service.<p>Called Harvest Forecast, the new product expands on, and integrates with, Harvest’s main service of time tracking …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

The Subtle Magic Behind Why the Bootstrap 3 Grid Works

IMPORTANT NOTE: Bootstrap 4 will be out soon, and these articles will be updated to reflect both v3 and v4. I do not expect major changes to how …

Virtual Says It Can Emulate iOS Or Android Devices In The Cloud

A new company called Virtual is claiming that it can imitate nearly any Android or iOS device almost perfectly in software, on any platform, with nearly ‘native quality’ performance. It does this with a combination of virtualization and emulation technology and it could change the way that …

Jump: A slick, Real-Time Bus-Tracker for London-Dwellers

For London-dwellers, there’s plenty of good transport apps out there to make sure you don’t get lost en-route through the gargantuan metropolis. There’s the slick Citymapper for starters which serves up a pretty comprehensive arsenal of data for your journey, while the functional London Bus Live …

Microsoft Acquires SyntaxTree To Offer Better Unity Support In Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired SyntaxTree, the France-based company behind UnityVS, a popular Visual Studio plugin for developers that use the cross-platform Unity framework to write their games.<p>As S. “Soma” Somasegar, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of its Developer Division, …

Apple Rolling Out Two-Step Verification for iCloud.com – MacStories

As first noted by AppleInsider, Apple has started rolling out two-step verification for iCloud.com, allowing iCloud users who opted-in for the authentication system to sign into web apps through a verification code sent to a trusted device.<p>Previously, iCloud.com web apps only supported basic logins …

Apps

BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Waddle on England: 'We never ever, ever learn'

Chris Waddle vents frustration following England's 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in 2014 World Cup.<p>The former England international said mistakes haven't been learnt from previous tournaments.<p>Luis Suarez left England on the brink of a World Cup exit as his double strike gave Uruguay victory in Sao …

Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps

While growing numbers of children learn to code in school, if not in kindergarten, there’s still a lot of we grown-ups whose skills are rudimentary at best and don’t go much farther than basic HTML editing.<p>Although creating sophisticated software and understanding encapsulation, inheritance, and …

Node.js project wants to attract more users by getting rid of contributor license agreements

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Lucian Crusitu/Shutterstock<p>Node.js, the software platform used for scalable server side and networking …

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 …

Programming

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Prototyping

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 …

iStick Let’s You Stream Ryan Gosling Vids on Your Phone Sans WiFi

It’s no secret that we love our phones. We decorate them, make them more techy and we even try to control power tools with them. But they aren’t without their pitfalls. The biggest problem most of us face? Free space. Sure, you can store your files in a cloud but c’mon. Clouds can disappear or get …

Ryan Gosling

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

Amazon announced this morning through an email to its customers that all personal documents archived in your Kindle e-reader library are also now being made available from Amazon Cloud Drive. The files will be placed in a new folder called “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” where you’ll then be able to …

You Can Now Create Windows And Windows Phone Apps In One Go With Microsoft’s App Studio

Microsoft’s App Studio service is fun. At launch, it supported the creation of simple Windows Phone applications so everyone could get their hands dirty and build <i>something</i>. The service has been upgraded throughout its life, and today picked up a key update: The ability to create a combined Windows …

Anatomy of a Mobile App e-book

• Why you need to determine the business logic of every app<br>• Why the best apps integrate all the available customer data for a richer experience<br>• How to …