In the News: 2014-07-23

Written on:July 23, 2014
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Apple News: All the Apple iPhone 6 rumors you need to know
We know Apple is preparing to consolidate its grip on the high-end smartphone market with the device it will probably call “iPhone 6” when it ships September 19, so what can you expect?
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Technology News: Microsoft Blends 5 Conferences To Create The “Unified Microsoft Commercial Technology Event”
Apparently the team that handled the Windows Vista version naming framework still works at Microsoft. This morning, the software company announced that it will end several of its standalone conferences, including its confabs for SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Exchange, along with its TechEd event. The five events will be replaced, and I promise that I am not making this up, the “inaugural unified Microsoft commercial technology event.” The gist is that Microsoft is bringing its wider enterprise-facing events together, which is worth noting. The event will take place in May of 2015, in Chicago. The company released a blog post on the change, essentially noting that its former conference structure had become dated — with increasing integration across products categories, having separate events was simply too siloed an approach.
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Programming News: 6 Myths Preventing Developers from Using Git
Nowadays, you’ll have a hard time finding a professional developer who doesn’t use a version control system (VCS) such as Git. But, there are still a few among us who choose not to use a VCS due to preconceived notions they might have about version control. Here are some myths and excuses that dissuade developers from integrating Git — and any version control system in general — into their workflow.
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Photography News: Black and white landscape photography: why rich color is the key to bold mono
Good black and white landscape photography requires more than just converting your dull, overcast scenes to monochrome. In this black and white landscape photography tutorial we explain why strong colours are the secret to dramatic monochrome images and offer our best shooting tips to guarantee images with impact. Good black and white landscape photography requires more than just converting your dull, overcast scenes to monochrome. In this black and white landscape photography tutorial we explain why strong colours are the secret to dramatic monochrome images and offer our best shooting tips to guarantee images with impact. The acknowledged master of black and white landscape photography is Ansel Adams, who’s best known for his images of Yosemite Valley in California, so for this feature we traveled up to our very own Yosemite Valley, aka Wasdale Head in the UK’s Lake District, to try to get the Ansel Adams look.
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In the News: 2014-07-22

Written on:July 22, 2014
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Apple News: iTime: Smartwatch Patent Shows Apple’s Broad Ambitions This morning the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap. But unlike the all-in-one smartwatch devices already revealed by Samsung and LG, the iTime…

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In the News: 2014-07-21

Written on:July 21, 2014
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Apple News: How long can Apple’s iPhone stay above the smartphone fray? Analysts expect rosy iPhone sales from Apple in the company’s fiscal third quarter. Apple’s iPhone is poised to impress yet again. On paper, things shouldn’t look so rosy. This is an “off” quarter for Apple, still months away from releasing a buzz-generating new iPhone. Several top-tier smartphones have debuted in the last few months, and competition has never…

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In the News: 2014-07-20

Written on:July 20, 2014
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Apple News: How Apple and Beats could shake up the streaming music scene Apple’s decision to splash out $ 3 billion for the privilege of owning Beats Electronics has raised more than a few questions about what the deal means for streaming music services users. But you can bet that Pandora, Spotify, and other major players are asking questions of their own in the wake of the Apple-Beats deal. As…

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In the News: 2014-07-19

Written on:July 19, 2014
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Apple News: The Week’s 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, July 18 If you want to know more about the iPhone 6 and iWatch, you’re in luck — it seems that a day can’t go by without more rumors about Apple’s upcoming hardware. But that’s not all that’s been happening this week — there’s also been loads of other news, including a new look at Apple HQ, info on vastly improved…

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