What do devs need to know about the Apple TV?
Oct19

What do devs need to know about the Apple TV?

In this Ask A Dev, iOS Engineer Sean McMains tells eager developers what they’ll need to master in order to make the most out of the new Apple TV and tvOS software development kit. Sean kicks things off by telling us about the two methods of developing an Apple TV app: TVML and UIKit. He also runs through the available APIs we can play with to make our apps more robust, and explains the new “Focus Engine” that allows...

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You can add 3D Touch features to your old, jailbroken iPhone
Oct19

You can add 3D Touch features to your old, jailbroken iPhone

Don’t have an iPhone 6S and you want 3D touch? If you’re willing to jailbreak your phone, you can get it. With a jailbroken phone running iOS 9, users can point themselves to the Cydia app store to download Forcy, a free app that gives non 3D Touch equipped iPhones 3D Touch capacity. Swiping on an app icon can unlock shortcuts that would need a hard press on an iPhone 6S. 3D Touch is one of the best things about the newest...

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You Need Loan? 5 can’t-miss apps: Password Chef, Ledge and more
Sep30

You Need Loan? 5 can’t-miss apps: Password Chef, Ledge and more

With the new iPhones finally arriving and two new Nexus handsets just around the corner, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. Ledge One of the first finance apps to be built on top of Venmo, Ledge helps your crowd-source small loans from the people you know. You can lend or borrow up to $5,000 through Venmo and get repaid automatically with preset interest rates. How it works: If you need cash, set up a...

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Twitter Looking to Expand 140 Character Limit Very Soon
Sep30

Twitter Looking to Expand 140 Character Limit Very Soon

Twitter users may soon be able to tweet more than just 140 characters at a time, a new report suggests. According to Re/Code, the social network is working on a new product that will allow its users to tweet beyond the 140-character limit. Although the report notes users will be able to publish “long-form content to the service,” it’s unclear how exactly this would work. Existing services such as OneShot or...

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Dropbox Users can Collaborate Easily with the New Teams Feature
Sep22

Dropbox Users can Collaborate Easily with the New Teams Feature

Collaborating for free is always a plus, and now Dropbox is making that easier. The company is launching a new feature called Dropbox Teams, which makes it easier for people to use their personal accounts at work. The feature will be available to Basic and Pro users over the next week. Here’s how it works: Users can create a team folder to keep files in one place. Group members added to the team folder will have access to all...

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Add Your Own 360-degree Photos with New Google Street View App
Sep07

Add Your Own 360-degree Photos with New Google Street View App

Street View just got a lot more interactive. Google unveiled a new Street View app Thursday that adds user generated spherical photos to places in Google Maps. The new iOS and Android, which replaces Google’s previous Photo Sphere Camera app, allows you to browse 360-degree photos of places in Google Maps or shoot and share your own. The in-app camera is a lot like the spherical camera that is part of the stock Android camera:...

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