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Telerik rolls out new developer tools for touch devices and more

Telerik rolls out new developer tools for touch devices and more

June 12, 2013 at 07:57PM Telerik, a company that specializes in development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, today announces the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, delivering what it claims is better and faster development of .NET apps for modern devices.Citing recent research by analyst firm Canalys, Telerik says Microsoft's market share for mobile adoption is forecast to grow from 2.4 percent in 2012 to 12.7 percent in 2017, and its new toolset has been prepared to take advantage of that market growth. The toolset is for both XAML and HTML and is built to provide .NET and HTML5 developers with an array of tools to deliver modern, clean mobile applications, including Calendar, Image and Tile controls."As mobile overtakes traditional PC computing, developers are focusing their efforts on this highly competitive market. They don’t have the luxury of unlimited time or e…

Is Twubs the Next Big Twitter Chat Management Tool?

Is Twubs the Next Big Twitter Chat Management Tool?

June 12, 2013 at 12:01PM The Twitter chat is one of the best tools for a social media professional to communicate with fans and customers, driving the conversation around the brand. Tuesday's version of existing chat platform Twubs promises to make that job even easierTwubs, the 5-year-old hashtag platform that aggregates tweets, pics and videos into a branded page, has debuted a free, Twitter API-compliant chat tool.SEE ALSO: 15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media MarketersThe service, which may remind users of Tweetchat, streams tweets from chats to allow hosts to more effectively moderate the conversation. And because it was built within the guidelines of Twitter's new update to its API, it looks like the add-on won't be targeted by the San Francisco-based company. Twitter has taken issue with other third-party piggyback services in the past, like Tweetchat, which was acquired this week by Internet Media Labs, th…

Cool Websites and Tools [June 11th 2013]

Cool Websites and Tools [June 11th 2013]

June 12, 2013 at 10:01AM Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool websites round-ups delivered to your email daily email subscribe here.... Continue reading the articleRead full post: Cool Websites and Tools [June 11th 2013]

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6 Bizarre Photoshop Tumblr Blogs That Will Entertain & Bemuse You

6 Bizarre Photoshop Tumblr Blogs That Will Entertain & Bemuse You

June 12, 2013 at 09:01AM Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humorous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web. Continue reading the articleRead full post: 6 Bizarre Photoshop Tumblr Blogs That Will Entertain & Bemuse You

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Four short links: 12 June 2013

Four short links: 12 June 2013

June 12, 2013 at 03:30PM geogit — opengeo project exploring the use of distributed management of spatial data. [...] adapts [git's] core concepts to handle versioning of geospatial data. Shapefiles, PostGIS or SpatiaLite data stored in a change-tracking repository, with all the fun gut features for branching history, merging, remote/local repos, etc. BSD-licensed. First sound attempt at open source data management.Introducing Loupe — Etsy’s monitoring stack. It consists of two parts: Skyline and Oculus. We first use Skyline to detect anomalous metrics. Then, we search for that metric in Oculus, to see if any other metrics look similar. At that point, we can make an informed diagnosis and hopefully fix the problem.Bluetooth-Controlled Robotic Cockroach (Kickstarter) — ’nuff said. (via BoingBoing)Nature Sounds of New Zealand — if all the surveillance roboroach anomaly detection drone printing stories get to you, put this on headphones and recharge. (…

Have The Nerdiest Wedding On The Block With GitHub

Have The Nerdiest Wedding On The Block With GitHub

June 12, 2013 at 05:32PM GitHub: Social coding platform. Revision control software. And now, wedding planner.Less than a year after a woman posted an exacting boyfriend request to GitHub, the service—a site better known as a place where programmers collaborate on software code—has gotten decidedly more personal. Some of its denizens have taken to heart the timeworn advice that â€œYour wedding is the most important day of your life,†creating programs for invitations and even apps for the big day. Others have gone even farther.Take Amir Elaguizy, a GitHub member who designed a Pac-Man wedding invitation, complete with animated bride-and-groom Pac-Men. The CEO of Review Lark coded the invitation in JavaScript and made sure it was open to commits—the GitHub term for proposed alterations from other developers, if they find errors.“Please don’t crash my wedding." “I only put about 2 hours into this so it's not perfec…

Kidzy Is A Configurable, Child-Safe Web Browser For Concerned Parents

Kidzy Is A Configurable, Child-Safe Web Browser For Concerned Parents

June 11, 2013 at 07:10PM Internet is a source of practically infinite knowledge and entertainment for all and sundry. Even our children can take great benefit out of it if used in the right manner and for the right purpose. But the fear of exposure to inappropriate content like pornography, online harassment, child predators etc. tend to worry people and keep them from allowing their children to use the internet unsupervised. Kidzy is a full-screen internet browser that can be employed to let small children browse the web in a secure and safe environment that isn’t offered by mainstream web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. The application’s parental control features aren’t very flexible, but they do ensure that your kids only get to surf the web pages that you have explicitly allowed them to.Kidzy is a very simple app when it comes to functionality. In fact, we’d rather replace the word simple with limited. From …

Follow Any Android App’s Ranking, Downloads & Ratings With App Stats

Follow Any Android App’s Ranking, Downloads & Ratings With App Stats

June 11, 2013 at 07:00PM Cloud.tv is a major name when it comes to Android apps, and App Stats is one of its offerings primarily geared towards developers, though any ordinary Android user can use it as well. App Stats is basically the ranking dashboard that Google Play Store doesn’t have, and more. The app lets you view the top free and paid apps, top new free and paid apps as well as the all time top-grossing apps, but the Play Store has all this as well, so why install App Stats? The answer lies in the app’s name itself: stats – details of how well an app has been doing. Play store simply lists these apps, and tapping one takes you to the app’s page. App Stats shows you an app’s daily rating, the difference in rating over the past 30 days, how it’s doing in each category, and what its daily rank has been for the past seven days. Apart from this, you can add which apps you want to track in a separate tab to g…

8Smoker Pro is a comprehensive Windows 8 tweaking software

8Smoker Pro is a comprehensive Windows 8 tweaking software

June 12, 2013 at 07:22PM Increasingly powerful computer systems and all-time low memory prices have made tweaking software programs obsolete for many users. If you are running 4, 8, 16 or even more Gigabytes of RAM, there is simply no need anymore to optimize the system to free up one hundred or two hundred Megabytes.Tweaks may still be beneficial to the overall system, both performance and stability wise, especially if you want to get the most out of your system.8Smoker Pro is a free tweaking software for Windows 8 that you can use to make lots of modifications to the system.Note: The program includes adware offers, Delta toolbar for example, in the installer. If you do not want to install those, make sure you click on decline. You may receive multiple offers during installation. The program displays system resources such as the free and available RAM on startup. Next to that are categories that it makes available, with twea…

Apple is finally allowing developers to sell their apps to other developers. Here’s why (and how)

Apple is finally allowing developers to sell their apps to other developers. Here’s why (and how)

June 12, 2013 at 03:03AM July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now With over 300,000 mobile developers building 900,000 apps for the iOS app store, you would think that occasionally someone would want to sell or buy an app.Last night, five years after the app store was born, Apple released a way to do that.“This has been a major, major problem,” Apptopia founder Jonathan Kay told me today. “Anytime you launch an app to a store, your users were attached to the developer, and under no circumstances could those users move … so there was no ability for companies to buy competitors, and no ability to consolidate apps.”Apptopia, of course, is a marketplace for buying and selling apps that has already facilitated the sale of $1.3 million of apps on Google Play, iOS, and Kindle, transferring 3.5 million users into the hands of new acquiring developers.But iOS apps could only be moved…

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

June 12, 2013 at 02:16AM July 9-10, 2013
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Most parents will recall the moment when their kids master a ‘first’ with pride: their first steps, their first sentence. And these days, their first website.Confident that toddlers can learn to code, three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website. The e-book is available for $8 (€5.99), and it works on smartphones, iPads, and desktop PCs.My First Website focuses on teaching HTML, as it’s a bit like Latin. Cofounder Sanna Nilsson said she realized that most coding languages have their roots in HTML, so it’s the ideal starting-point.“We owe it to our children to be able to teach them to understand code in a world where almost everything that they interact with on a daily basis will have some foundation in coding,” explained My First Website’s cofounder Rosalyn Knapp.The founders –Nilsson, Knapp, and Lovisa …

Limiting Wi-Fi Access Per Child

Limiting Wi-Fi Access Per Child

June 12, 2013 at 06:42AM Q:We have four children. They have a combination of desktops, laptops, tablet and smartphones. How can I limit Wi-Fi Internet access time by child across all of these devices?A:I have never tested this, but various Wi-Fi routers have parental control settings built right in. Some of these controls claim to filter out unsuitable content and others also offer the option of timing the access for various devices, or “clients” in tech jargon, on the network. Your current router may even have these features. To use them, you have to use software that came with the router, or access the router’s settings via a Web page. Your router’s instructions should tell you how to do this. You may also have to know something called the “MAC” address for each device, a unique identifier that would allow you to set different time limits for each. Sometimes this is called the “Wi-Fi address.” Asus, for instance, has parental controls like this on i…

Curating The Web: 6 Social Media Sites Full Of Interesting Content

Curating The Web: 6 Social Media Sites Full Of Interesting Content

June 12, 2013 at 06:00AM Search engines only help if you know what it is you're looking for. But what if you don't? Social networking sites are a good source of interesting content. And then there are social media sites, which are curated either by editors or a community of voters. What follows are six social media sites full of interesting stories and intriguing articles. Continue reading the articleRead full post: Curating The Web: 6 Social Media Sites Full Of Interesting Content

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