Archive for the 'General' Category

Dutch iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules.

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Welcome to the new face of iOS

Friday, June 14th, 2013

An overview of the style and aesthetic changes in the new iOS 7 user interface.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

It is no surprise that iOS 7 is sporting a fresh UI. iOS has been great, but has not had any major changes for a while and yes, it was getting stale. And with changes at the top bring forces like Jony Ives into the software side of things, we were expecting to see change. And change we got.

While still in early beta, with refinements to be expected, the iOS 7 beta gives us a great opportunity to look over the subtle, and not-so-subtle design changes, and to compare them to previous generations of iOS.

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IntelliJ IDEA is the base for Android Studio, the new Google IDE for Android developers

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

The IntelliJ platform was made open source in 2009. Google has selected it as the base platform for their Android Studio and is working with JetBrains to optimize support for Android development based on the IntelliJ platform. As a user of PhpStorm, also based on the IntelliJ platform, I can vouch for the platform and will be interested to see what Android Studio is like.

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Single command install of PHP 5.4 or PHP 5.5 beta on OS X

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Want to install the latest version of PHP on Mac OS X? Maybe you want to try PHP 5.4 or even 5.5 beta? I have found the easiest way to do this is to use the one-line installation packages found at 


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Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

It was not encouraging to read that Google Reader is being dropped as part of Google's "spring cleaning". Unfortunately this has a massive spin-off effect as most useful RSS Readers – mobile and desktop – use Google Reader to manage the feeds underneath. This interesting article steps back in time to show how Google has basically built the RSS feed reader industry to what it is today, only to turn around and crush it.

The question I am left with is who is going to step up and fill this space?

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Google Glass: What It’s Like to Have ‘an iPhone Attached to Your Face’

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

For the last several weeks, speculation about what Google Glass could mean to the world has been rampant, but access to the wearable technology has been incredibly scarce. Until a week ago…

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An Introduction to ‘Flawgic’ – Flexibly Adaptive Logic

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software.

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Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

The numbers are in and they don't lie. Windows 8 market adoption numbers are well behind Microsoft's greatest previous operating system failure, Vista.

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Using the REST Client within PhpStorm

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

The new REST client toolset coming in PhpStorm 6.0 could have interesting possibilities…

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New Zealand police choose iOS over Android in tech push, to distribute 10,000 iPhones and iPads

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The New Zealand police department will be rolling out 10,000 iOS devices to frontline officers within the next few months as part of a new technology overhaul, with the force opting to go with Apple's iPhones and iPads after testing a rage of platforms.

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