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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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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PayPal Now Lets You Transfer Money through URLs
Sep07

PayPal Now Lets You Transfer Money through URLs

Paying people through PayPal just got a bit easier.The company rolled out another person-to person-payments service Tuesday: PayPal.Me, a barebones payments app that uses a URL to allow people to collect and send money to people they know. Rather than a standalone app like the PayPal-owned Venmo, PayPal.Me is essentially an extension of PayPal’s existing request money feature. Those who opt in to the feature set up a...

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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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Should You Go Solar? Google Your Home Now
Aug20

Should You Go Solar? Google Your Home Now

Google has put itself on the map by funding more than $2 billion in renewable energy projects. Now the search giant wants to map the amount of sunlight your rooftop receives — and help you decide if it makes financial sense to go solar. Dubbed Project Sunroof, the recently released online tool enables you to type in your address and find out how much space you have for solar panels on your roof, how many hours of rooftop sunlight...

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Facts We Know Now About the AshleyMadison Hack, by the Numbers
Aug20

Facts We Know Now About the AshleyMadison Hack, by the Numbers

Analysts are poring over the latest details to emerge from the AshleyMadison hack and the implications for the company going forward. Since the hackers released their treasure trove Monday, we’re starting to get a sense of how big this hack really was. As Ars Technica notes, the breadth of this attack is massive. It too early to say if it’s on the scale of the Sony hack last winter — but this is certainly a big deal....

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