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How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a …

Genetically-modified purple tomatoes heading for shops

<b>The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer.</b><p>Their dark pigment is intended to give tomatoes the same potential health benefits as fruit such as blueberries.<p>Developed in Britain, large-scale production is now under way in Canada with the first …

Tick: A To-Do App To Replace Those Tired Post-It Notes

Tick’s forward-leaning UI isn’t so innovative that it hurts. And that’s a good thing.<p>Remember Clear, the gestural to-do app “with a UI from the future“? Flat, text-centric, gestural, content-is-the-chrome interfaces get UI observers like me all hot and bothered, but here’s some truth. Good …

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Facebook Launches An Alpha Testing Program For Android Users

Facebook is looking to get user feedback on its Android mobile app in a much earlier phase than ever before. In a blog post, mobile release engineering lead Christian Legnitto introduced its Facebook for Android alpha testing program.<p>This summer, the social networking company unveiled its Facebook …

Developers Can Now Link Google Analytics with Google Play

Google today announced that third-party Android developers can now link their Google Analytics account with their Google Play Developer Console to gain improved app insights. The new data covers both user acquisition and engagement.<p>Google first previewed the integration between Google Analytics and …

1 in 5 U.S. school districts now using Chromebooks says Google VP

Not everyone is warming up to the idea of Google(s goog) Chromebooks, but the education market seems to be. Chromebooks are used in 22 percent of …

Samsung's chief mobile product officer leaves the company

It isn't offering many details for the time being, but Samsung has confirmed to <i>The New York Times</i> that Kevin Packingham, one of its top mobile execs, has left the company. In a statement, Samsung would only say that "we thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," …