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A Stitch in Time

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is a Stitch in Time, a very cool view into the history of female textile workers in central Pennsylvania. (@LycomingCollege). See Historic photographs, animation, a local map and timeline, and more…great glimpse into a specific time and place. Show More Summary

‘You’re My Favorite Client’

Speaking of Mike Monteiro and excellent writing, he’s got a new book. I read it this week, and it’s just great, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen another book on this topic: a book for clients and employers on how to hire and work with designers. Show More Summary

Zoe Saldana's new AOL webseries accidentally honors the wrong woman

This series will indirectly be a big thank-you to all those moms and dads whose kids may not have starred in Avatar but still went above and beyond.

Layer Tennis: DKNG vs. DDL

I’m in the commentator booth for today’s Layer Tennis match, a tag-team match between Dan Kuklken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios in Los Angeles, and Billy Baumann and Graham Erwin from Delicious Design League in Chicago. Check out...Show More Summary

The Guardian: ‘How Whisper App Tracks “Anonymous” Users’

Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe, reporting for The Guardian: Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users”. The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an...Show More Summary

‘Backtrace’, Debut Album From James Dempsey and The Breakpoints, Debuts at Number Five on Billboard Comedy Chart

Dave Mark, writing for The Loop: James Dempsey is just a regular guy, a Mac and iOS developer who worked at Apple for about 15 years, toiling away on OS X releases Leopard through Lion, the Cocoa frameworks team, and Aperture. Dempsey...Show More Summary

Layer Tennis: Glenn Jones vs. Flavio Montiel

My pal Mike Monteiro is doing the commentary, and he’s killing it. Redefining what it means to be a Layer Tennis commentator. If this keeps up he’s going to break my heart. ?

Chatrooms Aren’t Dead. Meet Rooms.me, From Facebook

Facebook has released a new app that allows for semi-anonymous chatrooms. Called Rooms, it’s currently available for iOS, with an Android and iPad native port not far away. The decision to release an anonymous chat app is an unusual one for Facebook. Show More Summary

Concur Highlights Uber & Airbnb APIs at DevCon

Business travel API platform Concur is hosting the developer conference The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 in San Francisco on Thursday. This is the second year that Concur — which was recently acquired by the enterprise provider SAP — has hosted an annual developer-focused event aimed at encouraging new apps to be built to service the $1.12 billion business travel industry.

Apple in One Image

Avinash Kaushik: There are many signals that allow one to come to that conclusion. For me the latest one was the above slide from Apple’s keynote oday. It represents that Apple family of products. Pause. Look at it. Think about it for a few seconds. Isn’t it an amazing slide? There are 50,000 ways to represent Apple products. Show More Summary

Mendix Moves to Simplify Mobile App Development

Mendix today moved to simplify the development of mobile applications with enhancements to its cloud platform that enables developers to tie components together to create a mobile application that can be instantly deployed on any number of mobile computing devices.

The iPad Zombie

Allen Pike: The only thing we can do as developers to disavow support for these devices is require a version of iOS that won’t run on them. Unfortunately, Apple will surely continue support for the A5 in iOS 9. If they do so, we won’t...Show More Summary

The Internet is making a mockery of Gamergate's rallying cry

In case you don't know by now: It's not about ethics in journalism.

COWL Project Promises to Better Secure JavaScript Applications

Modern Web applications by definition are an amalgamation of JavaScript code typically mashed together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. The challenge is that every developer has to trust that the sensitive data won’t inadvertently leak out.

Christian Bale ‘in Talks’ to Play Steve Jobs in Sorkin/Boyle Movie

He’s got the look and the intensity. Who knows if a good movie can be adapted from Isaacson’s shitty biography, but that’s good casting. ?

This iconic 'Potter' villain will get a J.K. Rowling short story on Halloween

The black cat is out of the bag: JKR is giving us a Halloween story about the scariest villain ever.

Riding container craze, Bracket Computing exits stealth backed by $85 million

The notion of encapsulating applications into standardized containers that can be seamlessly moved across different types of infrastructure has turned originator Docker Inc. from an unknown service provider into the center of the hybrid cloud frenzy in the span of … Continue reading ?

Infinigon Launches API for Access to ECHO Platform

Infinigon Group, real-time social analytics solution provider, has launched an API for access to its ECHO platform. ECHO constitutes a real-time analytics tool that captures market data from Tweets and provides actionable data to traders. The platform processes millions of Tweets each day, and the new API provides programmatic access to the data. 

‘Apple SIM’: iPad Air 2 Can Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

Greg Kumparak, reporting for TechCrunch: Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in oday’s Apple announcement: Apple has seemingly built a SIM card hat lets you jump between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile without having to swap it out (or, more annoyingly, track down/purchase a new SIM card when you want to switch carriers). Show More Summary

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