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Apple ups the pro appeal of Final Cut Pro X

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Apple released a fairly big update for its Final Cut Pro X video editing app on Tuesday. It only tips the version number slightly up to 10.0.3, but it brings a couple of major additions pro users have been clamoring for. Apple clearly wants to win the hearts of FCP...
Apple ups the pro appeal of Final Cut Pro X

Mobile tech, social good: How these computer scientists are making an impact

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Yaw Anokwa (Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey) Our latest episode of the GeekWire Podcast featured former Geek of the Week Yaw Anokwa. He’s a graduate of the University of Washington computer science program, the co-founder of the software startup Nafundi, and one of the computer scientists behind the Open Data Kit project (ODK), which provides smart forms for collecting data on...
Mobile tech, social good: How these computer scientists are making an impact

Apple attempts to take down in-app purchase hack

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Another good point about this iOS hack: do people realise the Russian guy could steal their bank accounts?— Alastair Houghton (@alastairh) July 16, 2012 On Friday we broke the news on some worrying tips we received regarding an “in-app proxy” hack that allowed even novice users to illegally install paid...
Apple attempts to take down in-app purchase hack
Achievement unlocked: what UI designers could learn from videogames

WeVideo Launches New Cloud-Based Video Editor, Integrates With Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr & Google Drive

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It seems like nearly everyone shoots video these days, mostly on their mobile phones, as consumers now have mini video cameras with them at all times. The problem comes in making those videos presentable so that other people will want to watch them. There have been a few attempts at...
WeVideo Launches New Cloud-Based Video Editor, Integrates With Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr & Google Drive
Windows 8 boots so fast you can’t interrupt it — Microsoft unveils a modern alternative
Securifi's Almond brings touchscreens to routers

Tiggzi’s Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Goes Beyond Templates

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There are plenty of services out there that will let you build simple mobile apps without the need to know how to program. The problem with most of these is that you quickly reach their limits once you want to build more complex apps. Tiggzi, a new cloud-based service by...
Tiggzi’s Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Goes Beyond Templates

AirPort Utility 6.0 for OS X Lion retools interface to match iOS counterpart

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Freshly available in Software Update are AirPort Utility 5.6 and AirPort Utility 6.0. AirPort Utility 5.6 is a minor update to its predecessor which "Resolves an issue with using network passwords stored in the Keychain," while AirPort Utility 6.0 is a major overhaul of the user interface that matches...
AirPort Utility 6.0 for OS X Lion retools interface to match iOS counterpart

USVP, UPS and Scott McNealy pump $18M into machine-learning startup Skytree

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Machine learning is everywhere these days as companies and organizations find themselves trying to make sense of data sets far too large and complex for the human brain alone. On Tuesday, Skytree cashed in on the hype with with an $18 million Series A round led by U.S. Venture Partners...
USVP, UPS and Scott McNealy pump $18M into machine-learning startup Skytree

5 tips for creating great mobile app user interfaces

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Parham Aarabi teaches a graduate course on Advanced Mobile User Interfaces and is the CEO of ModiFace. When conceptualizing your mobile app’s user interface, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Some of the basic...
5 tips for creating great mobile app user interfaces

Largest BitTorrent Trackers Go Offline in Protest

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OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and PublicBitTorrent (PBT) are two non-profit BitTorrent trackers running on the beerware licensed Opentracker software. Neither service hosts or links to torrent files and both are free to use by all BitTorrent users. The trackers are the two most-used BitTorrent trackers, and both are generally coordinating the downloads...
Largest BitTorrent Trackers Go Offline in Protest

Twitter Gets a New Homepage - It's a Whole Thing

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Twitter just launched an updated, more dynamic homepage. Instead of the old, static homepage that didn't really explain how Twitter really works and just showed a list of trending topic and a search form, the new homepage now features a scrolling list of trending topics, a constantly updating view of...
Twitter Gets a New Homepage - It's a Whole Thing

The one keyboard key you should be using in your browser--but aren't

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Every so often I like to revisit topics I haven't covered for a few years, the idea being that new readers might have missed them the first time around. This one skews heavily toward novice users, but it always surprises me how few people take advantage of this great...
The one keyboard key you should be using in your browser--but aren't
Mozilla Launches Thimble, A Web-Based Code Editor For Teaching HTML and CSS

Introducing Thimble: webmaking made easy

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Today we are proud to launch a new Mozilla Webmaker app to the world. Meet Thimble, the new tool that makes it incredibly simple for anyone to create and share their own web pages and other projects in minutes. Thimble is webmaking made easy. It’s an intuitive visual editor...
Introducing Thimble: webmaking made easy

Kindle Fire HD: A closer look at the apps and features of Amazon's Android fork

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Amazon’s new Kindle Fires are a step up in the hardware department, but what really differentiates these devices in the tablet ecosystem is the software. Amazon has forked Android and continues to add features you can’t get anywhere else. This is a refinement of the software that launched on last...
Kindle Fire HD: A closer look at the apps and features of Amazon's Android fork

Google Makes Using Analytics Easier With New Solution Gallery For Dashboards, Segments & Custom Reports

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Google Analytics is such a powerful tool, its huge feature set can often be intimidating for novice users. Now, however, with today’s launch of the creatively named Google Analytics Solution Gallery, Google is hoping to make many of the service’s advanced features a bit more accessible to new users. The...
Google Makes Using Analytics Easier With New Solution Gallery For Dashboards, Segments & Custom Reports

Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal (@nireyal) and Katy Fike, PhD (@innovate50). Katy is a gerontologist and partner at Innovate50 while Nir is a founder of two startups and blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. As web watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors search for the next big thing,...
Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”
With A Major Redesign On Mobile, Feedly Becomes A Social News Magazine

Apple announces Fusion Drive for iMac: Merging the benefits of Flash SSD and a traditional HDD

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Today at its “iPad Mini” event in San Jose, Apple has just announced Fusion Drive, a new storage option which merges together the benefits of a Flash SSD and a traditional hard drive. While technically the Fusion Drive consists of two separate pieces of hardware, Apple explains that the drives are “fused together with...
Apple announces Fusion Drive for iMac: Merging the benefits of Flash SSD and a traditional HDD
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