In the News: 2014-07-31

Written on:July 31, 2014
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Apple News: iPhone 6 to Launch on October 14 in Very Busy Month for Apple: Report
A new report is claiming an all-new launch date for the iPhone 6 that is not in-line with previous leaks, and is also quite a bit later than expected. MacRumors, in a report citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting, suggests that the Cupertino-based giant might be planning to launch the long-rumoured iPhone 6 on October 14, which happens to be a Tuesday – a day when Apple traditionally makes its announcements, followed by the release usually the same Friday. The source cited by MacRumors however claims the new iPhone will be released in the market on a Tuesday for a change, with the company apparently forecasting massive demand and sufficient supply to be able to cater to customers earlier in the week than usual.
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Technology News: ‘Micro-colleges’ will educate the workforce of the future: Futurist Thomas Frey
Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs took to the Rockies, sponsoring an event at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado. Former IBM engineer and noted futurist Thomas Frey addressed a gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs and community members on an issue he says is increasingly impacting the labor force: With the ever-increasing pace of innovation, traditional colleges and universities are failing to train and retrain workers quickly enough. The model of two and four-year degrees, he says, is largely incompatible with an industry that gets flipped on its head every couple of quarters. “We have a huge need for some other way of getting people in the world educated,” Frey said. “We need to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist using technology that hasn’t been invented to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” No doubt, a tall order, but Frey believes it’s a challenge we can collectively meet.
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Programming News: Java’s Floating-Point (Im)Precision
Java doesn’t store, calculate, or return the exact representation of the actual floating-point value in some cases. I was working with someone recently who told me he was having intermittent issues dealing with double floating-point values in Java. When he added and subtracted dollar amounts in this financial application, using the Java primitive type double, he would sometimes get unexpected results.
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Photography News: Composition Guidelines for Great Photography
It’s often been said that photography is one of the most difficult and demanding pastimes to master, but many people relate that to learning more about the technical aspects of photography and light. There is much more to photography than just getting the exposure right, and it’s about composing your shots to give the viewer a better visual experience. It’s about turning a simple photograph into an artistic statement or telling a story in pictures. It’s about grabbing the attention of the viewer and taking them on a journey through the frame. I used the word “guidelines” in the title, because the following suggestions are not concerned with applying hard and fast rules, but rather being aware of techniques that you can utilize to excite the viewer.
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In the News: 2014-07-30

Written on:July 30, 2014
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Apple News: Apple rumours: iWatch woes, new Mac Mini, and yet another iPhone 6 chassis Both Tim Cook and Eddie Cure have claimed that this year will feature the most exciting Apple product line-up so far, which sounds incredibly exciting. Can you not wait for the official announcement to take place? Well why not have a skim through our daily round-up of the latest rumours and leaks related to all…

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In the News: 2014-07-29

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Apple News: Why Apple is poised to own the Internet of Things Imagine getting home after a hard day’s work in the year 2016: There’s no need for keys as you approach your house, since proximity sensors in the lock mean a simple iPhone voice authorization will open the door for you. The house has been alerted to your arrival, so your Nest thermostat has adjusted the temperature to suit…

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In the News: 2014-07-28

Written on:July 28, 2014
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Apple News: Apple And ‘The Mother Of All Upgrades’ If you’re at all like me, an inveterate and long suffering Apple watcher, who owns more than a fair share of Apple products, you’re waiting. Waiting for what? The second half of 2014 promises to be a big one for Apple watchers and Apple’s customers. It’s make or break. It’s do or die. Therefore, as a certified bona fide Apple aficionado,…

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In the News: 2014-07-27

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Apple News: Apple’s $425 million spike in R&D spending points to new products in pipeline Eddy Cue thinks 2014 will be the best product pipeline Apple’s had in 25 years, and according to the company’s latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cupertino is certainly pouring enough money into R&D to back him up. Apple increased spending in research and development 36 percent year-over-year in Q3, with an extra…

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