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11 Ideas to Steal from Drought-Tolerant Gardens

We’re traveling to some of the driest gardens on earth–from Australia to Texas to Greece–to round up 11 eco-friendly landscape design tips that won’t …

UISplitViewController

The introduction of iPhone 6+ brought on a new importance for UISplitViewController. With just a few little tweaks, an app can now become Universal, …

How to remove storyboards from your project

tl;dr I don’t like using storyboards in bigger projects (more than 4-5 screens). When I start a new project from scratch I ussualy do the steps from …

The Post

Swift Programming 101: Advanced Collections

<i>Swift's advanced collections can help you model more complex objects in your apps and create an API that is easier to understand and use. In this post, I model a chessboard using Swift's subscripts and also cover tuples and multidimensional arrays!</i><p>What are Tuples, and Why Should I Use Them?<p>Swift's …

iOS Apps

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

Lightning envy: Next-gen USB enters production with reversible design

We’ve known for awhile that the next version of USB will copy Apple’s Lightning connector with a reversible design. Now the next-gen connector is ready for production, which means you’ll start seeing it in new desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and accessories.<p>Today the USB 3.0 Promoter Group …

Nextgen

Latest iPhone 6 renders compare potential gold, space gray, and silver colors [Gallery]

Yesterday we posted some gorgeous iPhone 6 renders, and today some fresh renders, first highlighted by <i>The Tech Block</i>, that compare the next-generation iPhone’s potential gold, space gray, and silver/white designs have appeared online. You should check out the full gallery below, it’s probably the …

Apple to replace Aperture and iPhoto with Photos for OS X early next year

Apple has told 9to5Mac that that the company will be ceasing development of Aperture and iPhoto, offering Photos for OS X as a replacement, which was first shown at WWDC.<p>With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud …

EM414 Concept Boat Is Inspired by The Design of Ray and Charles Eames

<b>EM414 Boat</b> is a weekend getaway launch, sitting at just over 12 metres long and powered by twin Cummins jet engines. Perfect for sleeping two in …

Vote for your favorite Moto 360 watch face in Motorola’s design contest

About a month ago we were trying to get to the bottom of what pricing would look like for the Android Wear-powered Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. …

WSJ: Multiple iWatch models coming soon with exciting new tech

After <i>Reuters</i> on Thursday revealed that Apple’s upcoming smartwatch will arrive in October, featuring a 2.5-inch display and wireless charging, <i>The</i> …

Notifyr lets you read iOS notifications on your Mac

Notifyr is a great new iPhone app which lets you route iOS notifications over to your Mac.<p>Optimized for Bluetooth low energy (LE)-compatible iPhones and Macs, it allows you to receive notifications regarding phone calls, text messages, and iOS apps (such as WhatsApp messages, or Instagram follows) …

Apps

How to back up your Mac to the cloud

Time Machine or another local backup tool for macOS should be your first line of defense. You should always have a way to recover if you delete an …

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Snowboarder Zooms Across Frozen Lake Using Powerful Jet Engine-Like Thrusters

British snowboarder Jamie Barrow uses handheld electric thrusters from dreamscience Propulsion to reach great speeds while zooming across a frozen …

Apple reportedly planning massive Q3 rollout for iWatch, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV updates

KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a timeline indicating that Apple is planning a massive rollout for multiple new products in Q3 2014. According to the Kuo, the only thing we can expect to see in the first half of the year is a small iMac update. Starting at the end of the third …

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Review: Dragon Dictate 4.0 for Mac – The best speech recognition app gets even better

Using our voice to control computers has never really taken off. For many of us, using voice recognition technology wasn’t even a consideration until features like dictation and Siri arrived on our iPhones and iPads. There’s good reason too: the voice recognition features built into our devices …

Pfft, Jesus Did It Instantly: Countertop 'Miracle Machine' Turns Water Into Wine In 3 Days

This is the $500 Miracle Machine, a countertop winemaker that produces wine from water, grape concentrate and yeast in about three days. You just …

This Incredible iWatch Concept Is Unapologetically Classy [Gallery]

We’ve seen so many iWatch concepts that at this point we really just wish would Apple to show their cards, but here’s a concept of a traditional wristwatch we wouldn’t mind them aping a few features from.<p>Gábor Balogh says he was tired of all the super geeky looking iWatch concepts, so he whipped up …

Smartwatches

AtmoBar, Track Your NetAtmo Weather Station From Your Mac’s Menubar

AtmoBar is Mac app that works with the NetAtmo weather station you have in your back yard (or on your balcony, for city dwellers). It sits in your menubar and gives readouts and graphs with just a click.<p>It sure beats just looking out the window.<p>The app gives access to the following, in graph form, …

Weather

Mobile Is Finally Bigger Than Desktop At Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress has always been about mobile – of course – but this year it finally seems like the world has caught up, and mobile is more important than desktop. To mangle the words of Steve Jobs, these days the truck companies are desperate to be let into the car show.<p>The shift …

Mobile

Smartwatch by Dor Tal monitors social networks to predict your future

Israeli designer Dor Tal has designed a set of gadgets that monitor data generated on social networks to help users predict the future and take …

How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

Numerical for iPhone – MacStories

Developed by Andrew J. Clark, Numerical is a new iPhone calculator designed for iOS 7. I’ve covered a lot of calculator apps over the years, and, while many of them sport unique features aimed at bringing more functionality to the genre, I tend to always go back to Apple’s Calculator app for its …

Apps

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11 Devices That Will Transform You Into a Fish (list)

If you’re stuck in an area of the country that’s currently having a harsh winter, then you’re probably dreaming about summer and a tropical getaway …

Alleged iPhone 6 parts pictured showing larger display [update: or maybe not]

Update: A Reddit post brought to attention by The Verge claims that these are indeed fake. It's claimed the images are actually renders by a chap …

Drool Over The 5.1-Inch iPhone Air With Edge-To-Edge Retina Display 2

We’ve seen concepts of the iPhone Air before, but I can’t think of one I like more — or that I think looks more plausible — than Joseph Farahi’s 5.1-inch iPhone 6 concept. This actually looks like a device Jony Ive could design.<p>Extremely thin — yet not so thin that it would be structurally weak — …

Mobile Technology

Yukino Ohmura's Dot-Drawn Nighttime Cityscapes

In the You Really Can Draw With Anything Department, we've seen Red Hong draw with coffee cup stains, and Takayo Kiyota draw with sushi; now we've …