In the News: 2014-09-23

Written on:September 23, 2014
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Apple News: Why The Apple TV HomeKit Update Makes An Apple Television More Likely
With all the hoo-ha surrounding the launch of Apple Apple’s new iPhones and Watch last week, another potentially massive bit of Apple news almost slipped under the radar. As reported by Forbes, Apple also apparently rolled out last week an update to its Apple TV boxes that enabled them to support the brand’s HomeKit app. And it seems to me this has the potential to be bigger news than any mere new phone generation. HomeKit, if you’re not familiar with it, is Apple’s attempt to take the hassle out of making your home smarter by getting your home gadgets talking together more easily. It introduces protocols that let connected domestic devices ‘meet’ through iOS, with all the safety and simplicity the iOS environment can provide.
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Technology News: Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup
Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Today, we’re happy to share videos of the talks so those who missed it live can still absorb the 2.5 hours of information about one of the hottest fields in tech right now. All of the talks are embedded below and as a playlist, titled “Future of AI,” on the Gigaom YouTube channel.
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Programming News: 10 New Ebooks for Software Developers and Programmers
Persistence, passion and the will to learn will always trump natural talent. But you need to start somewhere, learning won’t just hit you from the sky and you will magically be great at something. You require hard work and many many hours spent in front of a book, your kindle or whatever you use to indulge in knowledge. Practice makes perfect so let’s start, there is no more time to waste. We have rounded up 10 new ebooks for software developers and programmers, that will surely guide you on your path. Scroll down below and let’s start learning.
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Photography News: Keep Still! A Challenge of Close Up Photography Made Easier
Trying to get a sharp image of a wildflower defiantly dancing in a baffling breeze can generally drive the most laid-back photographer into involuntary utterances of impolite language. Sure, one can up the ISO to 1600, set the aperture to f/4, hope for a lull in the gale, and perhaps get a sharp image. But, the image will likely suffer from insufficient depth-of- field and increased digital noise. Perhaps it is better to come back early tomorrow morning when there is no wind— hopefully! Wildflower shooters favor calm air and bright overcast days. The overcast offers soft light, and the calm conditions are essential when shooting at slow shutter speeds, say 1/30 second and slower. In those conditions, you always should have …
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In the News: 2014-09-22

Written on:September 22, 2014
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Apple News: It used to take a year to sell 10 million iPhones. Apple just did it in a weekend. When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in 2007, he set an ambitious goal: 10 million iPhones sold in 2008, the first full year the phone would be available. Pundits were skeptical. They pointed out that Apple had no experience selling phones, and that most phones being sold then were cheaper…

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In the News: 2014-09-21

Written on:September 21, 2014
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Apple News: Apple has a “War Room” to monitor iOS 8 problems as they emerge on social media A Reddit user yesterday described an interesting experience he recently had with Apple customer service. After downloading iOS 8 this week, Reddit user Kiggsworthy and his wife set up Family Sharing and discovered that they could not download content purchased by the other – which is effectively the entire point of Family…

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In the News: 2014-09-20

Written on:September 20, 2014
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Apple News: Why Apple Pay might succeed where Google, PayPal, and Visa have failed Apple may be in the process of creating a better climate for mobile payments to succeed in the United States. The payment sector is watching to see if Apple and its popular iPhone can get consumers to adopt near-field communication (NFC) methods to pay for things. NFC technology enables devices, like a point-of-sale terminal and a…

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In the News: 2014-09-19

Written on:September 19, 2014
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Apple News: 10 most useful upgrades of Apple’s iOS–8 Apple recently launched the new iPhones, but it may take some time before it lands in the hands of consumers in the Philippines. In the meantime, Filipino users of the iPhone can get a taste of what Apple has cooked up with the recent release of the iOS 8. App developer Yves Gonzalez, one of the brains behind the Metropolitan Manila…

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