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Debug 61: Andy Matuschak and Khan Academy

Debug 61: Andy Matuschak and Khan Academy

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Andy Matuschak, creator of the Sparkle update framework for Mac, member of the UIKit team from iOS 4.1 to iOS 8, and...
Tim Cook to deliver commencement address at George Washington University

Tim Cook to deliver commencement address at George Washington University

George Washington University has announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the commencement address at its 2015 commencement ceremony on May 17. The announcement was made earlier tonight on George Washington University's online news outlet. The university's President, Steven Knapp,...
Skype for Mac scores support for 14 new languages in latest update

Skype for Mac scores support for 14 new languages in latest update

Skype for Mac has scored an update today, bringing it up to version 7.5. While today's update doesn't bring any big new features or design changes, it does add support for 14 new languages including Greek, Slovak, and Vietnamese. Here's a full breakdown of the new languages coming in Skype 7.5...
How to design apps for everyone

How to design apps for everyone

Who are you designing your app for? Is it meant for people of all ages and interests, or is it meant for a very narrow niche? That's the topic Dave Wiskus addresses in the latest installment of his Better Elevation video series — what it means to design apps for human beings. The last...
GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

Apple has added a couple of new data partners to Maps. GasBuddy and GreatSchools are both now present in the Maps Acknowledgements site. However, data from either company has yet to appear in Apple's Maps application. GasBuddy lets people post and find gasoline prices in their area. From...
'Focus' is the first Hollywood film fully edited in Final Cut Pro X; hits theaters this week

'Focus' is the first Hollywood film fully edited in Final Cut Pro X; hits theaters this week

The first Hollywood movie edited with Final Cut Pro X is finally ready for the big screen. "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, was edited completely in Apple's editing software, and will hit theaters this week on February 27. USA Today spoke with one of the movie's directors,...
Apple Watch gets multi-page ad spread in March issue of Vogue

Apple Watch gets multi-page ad spread in March issue of Vogue

With the Apple Watch set to arrive at some point in April, Apple is ramping up their advertising for the device. The March issue of Vogue contains a multipage advertising spread for the Watch, showing off the Sport, stainless steel, and Edition variations, with full pages in the spread devoted to...
Authy snapped up by Twilio for two-factor authentication

Authy snapped up by Twilio for two-factor authentication

Authy, a company that specializes in security through two-factor authentication, has been purchased by cloud communication services company Twilio. The two companies have been working together since 2012, with Authy using Twilio's technology to deliver authentication codes through SMS and phone...
No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

Security, as we take great pains to repeatedly point out, is something that deeply affects people. It affects their stress and trust levels when dealing with technology. When it's misreported it turns what should be an empowering experience into one of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And it's far...
How to access any Mac system preference in one click

How to access any Mac system preference in one click

Want to make a quick change to any System Preference setting? No need to open the System Preferences app, just click it from the Dock. Here's how! Apple guru Dave Marra recently tweeted a great Mac tip that I'm going to share with you. Make sure to check out his Marrathon.com site for more great...
Tim Cook meets with President, celebrates Apple office opening during trip to Israel

Tim Cook meets with Israeli President, celebrates opening of new Apple office

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a stop over in Israel on Wednesday, Feb. 25 following a stop in Germany. Cook, along with Apple vice president of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji, met with current Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Cook was apparently in the country for the opening of Apple's new offices...
Movavi Photo Editor for Mac adds background removal, text overlay, and more

Movavi Photo Editor for Mac adds background removal, text overlay, and more

Movavi Photo Editor for Mac has hit version 2.0, bringing a number of new features. Most notable among these is background removal, which works similarly to Movavi's existing object removal feature. The app has also added text overlays, horizon leveling and more. Below is the list of new...
PWR Case

The PWR Case for the iPhone 6 aims to help users cut the cord

A newly revealed case for the iPhone 6, the PWR Case, has been designed to not just protect the smartphone but also to quickly charge it without the need of the typical cord. Prong, the team behind the PWR Case, is currently raising funds on the Indiegogo website so it can launch the product....
We're offering 50% off this iPhone 6 Plus anti-glare screen protector today only!

We're offering 50% off this iPhone 6 Plus anti-glare screen protector today only!

This iPhone 6 Plus screen protector is custom designed to fit perfectly on your device and is easy to apply, even for a novice. The ultra-slim PET film reduces glare and fingerprints while providing a smooth touchscreen experience. Each package includes one screen guard, cleaning cloth and...
Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The developers behind Sega's remastered editions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 are hoping that Sega will allow them to complete the trilogy by releasing their version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles for iPhone. Developers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, also known as Taxman and Stealth,...
Polar Loop fitness tracker review and hands-on

Polar Loop fitness tracker review

The Polar Loop has a great hardware design, tracks motion and sleep, and can be worn while swimming and bathing. Unfortunately, the software side needs some serious work. Worn like a traditional watch band with a clasp, the Polar Loop is comfortable and stylish all in one. But does function...
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Barclays Pingit will allow you to send money using your Twitter handle

Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10. All that will be required is...
How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

BabyTalk is a free program offered by the Stanford Ear Institute and Weingarten Children's Center that uses Apple's iPad and FaceTime to bring speech therapy to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the rural areas of California. Kathy Sussman is executive director at Weingarten, and a passionate...
Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered. Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or...
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Gemalto denies 'massive theft' of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ [updated]

Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks...

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