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iOS developer Joseph Riquelme gave his parents a folded note containing one of the best gifts ever -- their house. Riquelme shared a photo of the handwritten gift, which simply said "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas." In a touching video posted to YouTube, Riquelme documents the gift giving an...

December 31st 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Google Earth's technology has led to some pretty cool third-party projects over the past six years, but you may not see many of those efforts for at least a little while. Google has announced that it's retiring Earth's app programming interface within a year. Any mapping software built using that...

December 15th 2014 at 2:57am 0 Comments
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EA revealed this weekend at The Game Awards that it will publish the next game from Josef Fares, the writer and director of Starbreeze Studios' Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Fares founded a new independent studio, Hazelight, which happens to include four other designers that worked on Brothers as w...

December 8th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Wondering what that smell near the Civic Center is, San Francisco resident? As far as serious interactive maps go, Human Wasteland is one of the strangest we've seen. Created by civil-engineer-turned-web-developer Jennifer Wong, the project plots human excrement "incidents" reported by the public...

November 21st 2014 at 7:03am 0 Comments
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Apple today announced the release of WatchKit, a suite of tools to enable developers to start developing apps for the Apple Watch. WatchKit is available as part of the recently released iOS 8.2 beta SDK. Apple's press release reads in part: "Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and Watc...

November 18th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Been jonesing to create your own Apple Watch software? It's time to get cracking. As promised, Apple has released WatchKit, the toolbox you need to develop apps for this next-gen wristwear. The utility (tied into the iOS 8.2 beta SDK) lets you take advantage of most of what the Apple Watch can do,...

November 18th 2014 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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There's no question .NET is a popular option for developers, but if you wanted to run .NET applications your server had to run Windows. Microsoft is in the process of making its tools even more accessible, and open-sourcing the .NET server stack is one way the company is hoping to win over more de...

November 13th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Unity Asset Store is 4 years old and poised to have 1 million users by the end of 2014, Unity announced this week. The Asset Store is a marketplace of user-created development assets, services and tools, including environment art, animation tools, sound effects, shaders and all types of technic...

November 5th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Does it seem like a lot of your iPhone or iPad toting friends have updated to iOS 8? You're right -- new information from the Apple Developer Support pages shows that iOS 8 is now installed on 52 percent of all iOS devices. Of the other 48 percent of iOS devices, 43 percent are running versions of...

October 29th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Apple announced this week that it is expanding its TestFlight Beta testing service, now allowing developers to include public beta testers. According to the new program details, developers can invite up to 1,000 public beta testers via iTunes Connect. You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to bet...

October 24th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Don't look now, but one of the staples of the open source world just marked a big birthday. Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.10, officially making this friendlier Linux distribution 10 years old. The company is clearly happy with a low-key celebration; 14.10's biggest addition is a developer tool...

October 23rd 2014 at 1:01pm 0 Comments