Out of all the conversations I had with developers, press, volunteers, exhibitors and fans at PAX Australia a few weeks ago, one that kept cropping up was of almost universal concern. It wasn’t for Gamergate, the online drama that had engulfed gaming over the last couple of months, but a fear for children growing up with the internet.
In addition to clearly marking which iOS and OS X apps in the App Store and Mac App Store have in-app purchase options, Apple has taken one more important step towards ensuring that customers know exactly what apps they’re downloading, as first spotted by MacRumors. The company has replaced the word “Free,” which appeared under the name of apps available as free downloads from its digital stores, regardless whether they come with in-app purchases or not, with the word “Get”.
Have you noticed all the startups raising massive sums of money recently?
Even graphic designers who grew up in the digital age cannot help but be enamoured by the tactile power of the pen-meets-paper workflow. Moleskine gets that, and in response, has teamed up with Adobe to launch a custom Moleskine Smart Notebook, that directly connects to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service.
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Head and rear lights on bikes have been around for decades, but what we’ve rarely seen are effective indicators to help cyclists signal their intention to turn or merge in traffic. Cycling start-up CYCL spotted this gap in the market and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and fill it.
You know what’s embarrassing? Trying to snap a photograph of something amazing, with your mobile phone battery at 2% and having it suddenly fade to black just as you line up an amazing sunset, or let’s face it, a sunset selfie.
By Janek Speight in Web on Thursday 20 November 2014
It’s a Sunday morning, you’re feeling pretty down, and your body is craving some nutrients. But your brain’s screaming for something more satisfying.
Back to the Future fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming about wearing them one day. Interestingly, as we’re getting closer to 2015, the year when Marty arrives in the future, a company is getting ready to launch the first shoes with auto-lacing capabilities — and while the Powerlace P-One shoes look nothing like the sneakers in the movie, they certainly seem able to get the job done.