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Xcode 7 allows anyone to download, build and ‘sideload’ iOS apps for free | 9to5Mac

11.06.2015 02:00

This is somewhat similar to how Android allows users to sideload apps from unknown sources, although its a bit more complicated as sideloading requires a physical connection and a Mac running Xcode to build the apps. As it’s not really meant for this purpose (its main purpose is for developers to test their own software on real hardware), more technical knowledge is needed to actually sideload something than with the Android flow.

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inessential

11.06.2015 02:00

Brent Simmons:

In 2015 I ran a series of posts on not writing crashing bugs (in iOS and Mac apps).

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18 features in iOS 9 you may have missed during the keynote | iMore

10.06.2015 02:00

  1. Settings gets a search option!

This is a killer feature, I have no idea how often I wonder arround in Settings to find something.

  1. The beauty of low power mode

Finally, this will be really useful on long days, and when traveling.

  1. Do more with an iPad and a Bluetooth keyboard

This, the new split views and the new software keyboard for iPad is one of the things that makes it a really good alternative to a Macbook Air.

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Exclusive

09.06.2015 02:00

Christina Warren:

I sat down with Cook, a relatively reclusive interviewee, and asked why it was important that Apple ramp up its efforts in diversity. His answer was unequivocal: “It’s the future of our company”.

Yes!

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OS X El Capitan Overview – MacStories

09.06.2015 02:00

Looks great. Window management on OS X have been kind of weird since Lion.

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Privacy vs. User Experience

09.06.2015 02:00

Apple is going to realize very soon that it has made a grave mistake by positioning itself as a bastion of privacy against Google, the evil invader of everyone’s secrets. The truth is that collecting information about people allows you to make significantly better products, and the more information you collect, the better products you can build. Apple can barely sync iMessage across devices because it uses an encryption system that prevents it from being able to read the actual messages. Google knows where I am right now, where I need to be for my meeting in an hour, what the traffic is like, and whether I usually take public transportation, a taxi, or drive myself. Using that information, it can tell me exactly when to leave. This isn’t science fiction; it’s actually happening. And Apple’s hardline stance on privacy is going to leave it in Google’s dust.

Most people don’t care, and they don’t get it. But some people do, including me. And I like to know what I give up, and to make an informed choice. Privacy doesn’t always win, but I like to minimize how much data companies like Facebook and Google have on me.

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Why Android Camera Phones Still Suck | Motherboard

09.06.2015 02:00

I rarely write much about Android, because I don’t are. But this is important.

Android cameras suck. Seriously, they suck. And there are many reasons for it, first of all, hardware is only half of it. You need to make sure that the software layer can convert the raw data from the sensor into a good looking JPEG.

The problem with Android isn’t hardware, but software. Good cameras can generate bad JPEG’s. Some phones do it, and some compact cameras do it, and many DSLR’s generate horrible JPEG’s.

This is why I shoot RAW, I can edit, and let someone I trust generate the JPEG – Adobe.

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iOS 9

09.06.2015 02:00

I’m becoming more and more convinced that a iPad Air and some kind of Mac mini or iMac will replace this Macbook Air, when the time comes. I really look forward to see and play around with the multitasking features in iOS 9.

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Macdrifter

08.06.2015 02:00

This is my favourite DuckDuckGo feature.

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Why and why not Google – All this

08.06.2015 02:00

I have been moving stuff away from google for a very long time. It all started when I got fed up with Google Docs and Gmail. And it looks like 2015 was the year when geeks started to move away from Google Search.

There are reasons to use Google, and there are reasons to not use Google.

Ads are a part of the internet, and I don’t expect to get away from them ever, but I try to limit how much each company know about me. This means: I use Google only where they are the best, or don’t have any close competitors.

I do the same with Facebook; I only use it when I have to.

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