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Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

At today's Microsoft Build event Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie shared the company's master plan for Xamarin. And judging from the applause, that plan has developers very hyped.<p>The short version is that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that …

Getting Ready For HTTP/2: A Guide For Web Designers And Developers

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the protocol that governs the connection between your server and the browsers of your website’s visitors. …

Five of the best apps for listening to podcasts

Keeping up with Serial? Your next spoken-word fix could come from Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, Spotify or Deezer<p>Serial didn’t singlehandedly revive the podcast as a media format – the efforts of radio broadcasters and many independent producers have grown and sustained audiences in the years …

Apps

Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout by Rachel Andrew

Move out in front of the curve and learn how to use CSS Grid Layout today. Learn exactly what you need to know, from line-based positioning basics to …

Master the JavaScript Interview: What is a Closure?

“Master the JavaScript Interview” is a series of posts designed to prepare candidates for common questions they are likely to encounter when applying …

Textio, A Startup That Analyzes Text Performance, Raises $8M

Textio CEO Kieran Snyder took a quantitative approach to how language worked in her linguistics studies. And when she and her co-founder Jensen Harris were leaving Microsoft to start a new company, it was only natural that it would be centered around language in some way.<p>That’s how Textio, a …

Natural Language Processing

Spotify Moves Closer To Launches In Indonesia And Japan

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Spotify first brought its music-streaming service to Asia, and the company is moving close to entering two important markets in the region: Japan, where music streaming is beginning to show promise, and Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country with a …

Meet 23 of the most innovative and inspiring women in New York City tech

The tech industry is notoriously male-dominated, so we wanted to tip our hats to the women of New York tech, the investors, innovators, founders, CEOs, and everyone in between making a mark on the scene.<p>Scroll down to see some of the incredible women who are building and funding the next great …

Elon Musk said when Tesla was founded, he thought the company would ‘most likely die’

"If you would have asked me at the beginning of Tesla if I would have thought that we would be here, I would have said 'no.' I thought we would most likely not succeed. I thought we would most likely die," Musk said in a recent interview with Marketplace.<p>Of course, there days Tesla can't seem to …

SILICON ALLEY'S BILLION-DOLLAR CLUB: Meet the most valuable startups in New York City

But only a handful of those companies have billion-dollar valuations.<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Alley 100 list, these are the most valuable startups in New York City.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies based in New York City that have raised venture-capital …

Blake Lively has a gutsy message about failure after her startup shuts down

Actress Blake Lively launched her e-commerce lifestyle site, Preserve, in July 2014, but the 28-year-old revealed Wednesday that she will shut it down.<p>In a lengthy interview with Vogue, Lively explains: "We have an incredible team of people who do beautiful work, but we launched the site before it …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Watch out for This Hidden, Data-Sucking iOS 9 Feature

One of the great features in iOS 9 could turn out to be one of the most problematic. Wi-Fi Assist is a setting that allows the iPhone to detect when the connected Wi-Fi network performance is poor and switch over to the cellular network. All of this happens automatically, behind the scenes, and …

Wi-Fi

An Inside Look with Codeship: Katrina Owen of Exercism.io

Katrina Owen is a developer and creator of Exercism.io, a code exercise, review, and mentorship tool for developers. This week, we had the chance to …

A furniture startup promises four-minute assembly minus the harrowing trip to IKEA

Greycork’s promise sounds almost too good to be true: Well-made furniture that is stylish, comfortable, easy-to-assemble, and cheaper than IKEA.<p>“I thought that the way we’ve been getting furniture is insane,” explains Greycork’s CEO John Humphrey in the startup’s fundraising video. “Driving 40 …

Furniture

Configuring sass with your nodejs applications

6:16 AM JavaScript, Node.js, Tutorials<p>Ryan If you have spent any sig­nif­i­cant amount of time writ­ing CSS, you would have real­ized by now that …

How to manage Wi-Fi with Terminal commands on OS X

Jesus Vigo reviews Terminal commands used to enable, modify, and manage Wi-Fi connections on Macs in OS X.<p>Coffee shops, malls, hotels, and now even …

Wi-Fi

runtime.js — JavaScript library OS

Wouldn’t it be cool to use the operating system as a regular application dependency you can simply <i>require()</i>?<p>How is this possible?<p>If you’re following …

The writing is on the wall for the ad-supported Web: It’s the end of the line

With the release of iOS 9 this week, the discussion over ad blocking has reached a peak.<p>That’s because the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS includes tools for developers to create ad-blocking software, affording mobile users the same freedom from advertising that desktop browser add-ons like …

How To: The 55 Coolest New iOS 9 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, may not be the huge overhaul that iOS 8 was, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of new …

Apps

Evernote, the first dead unicorn

According to famed Silicon Valley investor Bill Gurley, 2015 will be the year of at least one dead unicorn.<p>"I do think you'll see some dead unicorns this year," said Gurley earlier in 2015 at SXSW.<p>For all the talk in technology about embracing failure, we've seen relatively little among the highly …

Why I wouldn’t use rails for a new company

We built Scribd into the #3 largest rails site by traffic and it worked for us, but these days I see a lot of new companies using rails and it feels …

Programming

The real reason 65% of startups fail

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leap, the luxury San Francisco commuter bus, is bankrupt and selling its buses for $5 each

Signs that Leap was headed toward a shut down started in May. The company suspended its service, although at the time it was supposed to be temporary.<p>In June, two of its buses were up for auction. More buses were auctioned off in July. Now there are two left, up for sale in an October auction.<p>The …

7 ways to create attractive user interfaces

There's no denying that visuals are important to interaction design, but exactly how important may surprise you.<p>While visual representation is often …

10 enterprise tech rock stars under age 35

But nobody comes into their career as a polished older person.<p>So LinkedIn scanned its massive database of 380 million professionals to come up with a list of 150 rock star professionals under the age of 35 who are changing the business world, calling them "The Next Wave."<p>Among them, it found 10 …

Stethoscope meets smartphone and the heart knows it's right

Call it a May-December romance: The oldest tool in a doctor's kit (a stethoscope) meets the youngest (a smartphone). Together, they make hearts race.<p>They can hear, see, analyze and record those heartbeats too.<p>The Eko Core digital stethoscope aims to bring auscultation —- the ancient medical …

How to Stop Auto-Playing HTML5 Videos in Your Web Browser

Click-to-play plug-ins allowed you to prevent video plug-ins from starting as soon as you load a web page, but more and more websites are moving to …

Quick Tip: The Simplest Way To Center Elements Vertically And Horizontally

Flexbox is a relatively new addition to the CSS world and we keep finding more and more excellent applications for it. We can even solve the age-old …