iPhone 4 guide: preview, pricing, availability
In a lot of ways, Apple's iPhone 4 announcement was short on surprises. We've been playing with the new iPhone OS 4 (now dubbed iOS 4) for a while, and photos of the hardware had been widely disseminated, a rarity for an unreleased Apple product. Still, Apple managed to fill in the gaps and build up the hype, and there's plenty to know about this handset that extends beyond what you can glean from bricked hardware of dubious provenance. Follow along with us as we break it all down, including detailed impressions from our hands-on time with the device.
How to Hire Your First Employees - Small Business
TipsConsider whether you can outsource tasks to consultants or free-lancers before hiring someone on staff.Referrals from friends, advisers and industry colleagues are often the most efficient way to find new employees.Look for candidates used to smaller organizations and don't focus on those with big-business credentials who may be accustomed to having a lot of rules to follow. Entrepreneurs preparing to hire their first employees should proceed with caution. It’s costly to commit to an employee’s salary and benefits. And what start-up can afford to have even one employee who isn’t working to full capacity?
How to make Angry Birds – part 1
Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I’m going to try something new. There are many tutorials for various techniques and tricks on the web, but what you don’t often see is one that takes you through the development of a game, step by step from start to finish. This is what I’m going to attempt here.
iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G... fight!
If you put your ear up to the screen, you can hear these two beasts snarling at one another. Hit up the gallery for more shots, along with some iPhone 3G for good measure. Let's see how they stack up on the big stats, shall we? Not enough for you? We'll have a big comparison of all the "majors" for you shortly.
How can I keep someone from stealing my great app idea?
If you have the next million-dollar app idea, it’s only natural to be concerned about telling someone what it is. Unless you’re a programmer and are planning to code your app yourself, the problem is it’s going to be pretty hard to find a mobile app developer to code your app if you won’t tell the developer your idea. So … how can you protect your idea when discussing its details with a developer or advisor? We get asked this question all the time. Here are some things to think about.
How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web
A purple rooster sculpture made from recycled grape Fanta bottle labels. Clocks designed to hang in corners. Bauhaus posters from the 1920s. Hand-painted vintage typewriters. These are some of the carefully curated objects for sale on Fab.com, the fast-growing flash-deal site for designer goods.
HTC Droid Incredible Review
The HTC Droid Incredible: with a name like that, expectations are high for HTC’s latest Android release. It’s comparable to the HTC Desire, but it packs some extra features and it’s the only device of its kind, at least for now, that’s geared for the US market. Meaning, this is the first time we’re seeing Android 2.1 with HTC’s stunning Sense UI on such a powerful device in the States, so that alone certainly has Verizon Wireless subscribers in a frenzy. Verizon looks to capitalize on the “Droid” craze with the HTC Droid Incredible, but does it live up to its title?
Icons of the Web
December 18, 2013: The Nmap Project is pleased to release our new and improved Icons of the Web project! Since our free and open source Nmap Security Scanner software is all about exploring networks at massive scale, we started by scanning the top million web sites for 2013 (as ranked by the analytics company Alexa). We then downloaded each site's favicon—the small icon displayed next to a site title in browser bookmarks and tabs.
A Conversation with Peter Thiel
Francis Fukuyama: I’d like to begin by asking you about a point you made about there being certain liberal and conservative blind spots about America. What did you mean by that? Peter Thiel: On the surface, one of the debates we have is that people on the Left, especially the Occupy Wall Street movement, focus on income and wealth inequality issues—the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. It’s evident that both forms of inequality have escalated at a very high rate. Probably from 1973 to today, they have gone up faster than they did in the 19th century.
Faith in numbers: Six more tech cults
Call it what you will -- fandom, devotion, obsession -- certain technologies have a way of inspiring an extremely loyal following. So committed are these devotees, you might as well call them technology cults. Sometimes these cults are inspired by elegant lines of code.