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15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

The recently revealed exploit that allows anyone to bypass the iPhone’s Activation Lock system is a rather simple process that requires adding just a single line of code to a computer running iTunes.<p>The exploit, which is called DoulCi (“iCloud” backward), has already been used thousands of times on …

Apple

LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring

Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is aware of just how intimidating these make-it-yourself gadgets can be, so it has just launched its …

Microsoft Azure Gets New Tools For Hybrid Clouds And Simplified Cloud Storage Service For Businesses

Today is a big day for Microsoft . It’s making a large number of announcements around its developer tools at its enterprise-centric TechEd event in Houston today and in addition, it is also bringing a number of new features to its Azure cloud computing services. Among these are the general …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

5 Hacking Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

In movies, the word "hacker" is interchangeable with "wizard." Screenwriters can have a character mutter something about "nodes" or "encryption," …

Die Hard

Xapo Raises $20 Million To Bury Your Bitcoin Underground

With the implosion of Mt.Gox and the rising popularity of cryptocurrency, it makes sense that someone would want to build an FDIC for BTC. Xapo thinks it may have figured out how.<p>The company, founded by Wences Casares, raised $20 million from Benchmark Capital and Fortress Investment Group LLC, …

The “Stolen” Mt.Gox Data Contained Malware That Robbed Users Of Bitcoin

Security researchers at Securelist have found that the data “stolen” from Mark Karpeles’ computer actually contained a BTC-stealing Trojan that masqueraded as a back-end app for managing Mt.Gox trades. The app searched user directories for Bitcoin-related files – wallet.dat and bitcoin.conf – and …

Overstock’s Bitcoin Purchases Account For Less Than 1% Of Revenue, But It’s Growing

Since Overstock.com started to accept Bitcoin as a purchase currency, the company has received a good press for its efforts to support the nascent cryptocurrency. Working with Coinbase to process Bitcoin, Overstock.com announced that it crossed the million-dollar sale mark in the currency earlier …

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

A Short History of Text on iOS

The release of iOS 7 brings a lot of new tools to the table for developers. One of these is <i>TextKit</i>. TextKit consists of a bunch of new classes in …

iOS Development: You're Doing It Wrong

Agenda<p>I want to talk about iOS app architecture and Test Driven Development.<p>For the past couple of years I’ve been developing the feeling that …

Regular vs. Context-Free Grammars

In almost every computer program, we have to parse strings. Sometimes these strings follow a very simple format, and sometimes they are very …

How One Scammer Manipulated Apple’s Top Charts To Earn Tens Of Thousands Daily Using A $10 GameSalad Template

Something fishy has been going on with Apple’s App Store top charts. No, I’m not talking about “Flappy Bird” (well, maybe that too), but rather how on earth two different developers used a $10 GameSalad template to send their respective apps — one free, and one paid — into the App Store’s top …

The development environment for your iPhone and iPad

Build & run your apps on the go<p>Dringend lets you build and run your application wherever you are in the world, be it on a beach or whilst relaxing at …

Apps

iOS 10 Screencast: The UserNotifications Framework

iOS 10 combines the presentation of notifications to users from both local and remote sources into a simple, cross-platform new framework. In this …

Interns at top tech companies make more than $5,000 per month

When it comes to pay, internships can be a struggle -- that is, of course, unless you work at one of the world's top tech companies.<p>Nineteen out of the top 25 highest-paying companies for internships come from the tech industry, according to a Friday report by Glassdoor, a jobs and careers website. …

Tech Industry

This is Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collide

It’s official: the Nokia X Android phone is here. Microsoft might be buying Nokia’s phone business shortly, but the Finnish smartphone maker is still pushing ahead with the launch of three Android-powered handsets today. <i>The Verge</i> first revealed details about Nokia’s plans in December, and the …

CloudFlare Acquires Anti-Malware Firm StopTheHacker

CloudFlare, the website security and content delivery service, today announced that it has acquired the anti-malware firm StopTheHacker.<p>As CloudFlare founder and CEO Matthew Prince explains in today’s announcement, one of the challenges the company faces is to ensure that its network can’t be used …

Google Acquires SlickLogin, The Sound-Based Password Alternative

SlickLogin has been acquired by Google, just five months after launching at TechCrunch Disrupt.<p>Word of the acquisition is confirmed by a notice on the company’s site, where they say that they’ll be joining Google in their efforts to “make the Internet safer for everyone”. We’ve also confirmed this …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Low-flying Twitter will be going cheap

Fledgling public company Twitter fell out of its nest last week. The microblogging platform redefined stock-market volatility when it lost a quarter of its share value in a single day. Investors headed for the exits after new numbers indicated that the once fast-expanding twitterverse may have …

One day you won’t need a badge to enter your building, just a SIM card

Employees of Telus(s tu) just got access to the latest in building-security technology, and it just happens to be in their smartphones. The Canadian …

Bill Nye on creationism: Show me one piece of evidence and I would change my mind immediately

<b>(Screenshot, Youtube)</b><p>The science guy took on creationist Ken Ham in a live debate<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 5, 2014 4:10pm (UTC)<p>It's the 21st century, but the debate over evolution is alive and well. In a live showdown that pitted Darwin against the word of God, 90's icon Bill Nye took on Australian …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Zynga buys game developer NaturalMotion for $527M

Social game developer Zynga announced today its acquisition of mobile game and technology developer NaturalMotion for approximately $527 million in cash and equity.<p>NaturalMotion is a privately-held company best known for its work on mobile titles <i>CSR Racing</i> and <i>Clumsy Ninja</i>. The strategic rationale …

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

New York considers creating a 'BitLicense' for Bitcoin businesses

New York is now the first state to consider adding a special license called a "BitLicense" for businesses that operate primarily in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, after receiving a flood of requests from Bitcoin entrepreneurs asking how they should register.<p>The New York State Department of …