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Add Charts to Your Android App Using MPAndroidChart

If your app deals with a lot of data, using charts instead of tables to display that data could lead to a vastly better user experience.

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Programming With Yii2: Working With the Database and Active Record

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

If you're asking, "What's Yii?" check out my

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Frank Guan: Baudelaire: A Selection from 'Les Fleurs du Mal'

Excerpts from a new translation

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Custom Block Development in Magento

In this tutorial, we are going to explore Magento blocks, one of the essential components of the Magento architecture. We'll see the difference between structural and content blocks.

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Canary Home Security System

G and I installed (our Kickstarter purchased) Canary Home Security System today and we’re impressed. Easy to set up and an incredibly elegant user experience all around.

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Design Patterns: The Command Pattern

After covering a few creational and structural design patterns, we have started behavioral patterns now. You can see the first article in this category of the strategy pattern.

in You the Designer

Sources of Inspiration for Creatives

Creatives always look for inspiration to kickstart their personal or commissioned projects.

in You the Designer

Negative Space—Thought-Provoking Illustrations by Noma Bar

One of the core tenets of minimalism is the use of negative space.

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NTP's Fate Hinges On "Father Time"

Esther Schindler writes In April, one of the open source code movement's first and biggest success stories, the Network Time Protocol, will reach a decision point, writes Charlie Babcock.

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Magazine of the Week: Vestoj #5

Its thoughtful integration of word and image is why Vestoj is our choice magazine following the hectic fashion weeks this month: a publication that every fashionable magazine reader should be carrying

in Six Revisions

10 Excellent Web Performance Optimization Blogs

These blogs will give you plenty of valuable web performance optimization tips, techniques and insights.

in Wired

Google’s Calendar App Finally Arrives on the iPhone

Google’s Calendar App Finally Arrives on the iPhone

Google finally released a Calendar app for i

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New Course: iPhone App Development With Swift

Whether you are a seasoned iOS developer or just getting started, it pays to learn how to use the Swift programming language for your next app.

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Taste Kid

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♥ / Gallery – Free Responsive WordPress Theme

Thank you Dessign.net for sponsoring my RSS Feed this week. Gallery is a free, fully responsive WordPress theme, focused on a modern and clean layout to make your artwork stand out.

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Lifestyle choices on the Unfinished Business Podcast

I joined Andy Clarke and Jon Hicks on this week's Unfinished Business podcast. In the show we discuss why I left Headscape and my new work/life balance.

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State Employees Say Rules Prevent Open "Climate Change" Discussion In Florida

An anonymous reader writes "The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has an article in the Miami Herald about there being certain words state employees have been ordered to avoid: "We were told

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Number of Legal 18x18 Go Positions Computed; 19x19 On the Horizon

johntromp writes It took about 50,000 CPU hours and 4PB of disk IO, but now we know the exact number of legal 18x18 Go positions. Seeking computing power for the ultimate 19x19 count.

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The Astronomer Who Brought Us the Universe

StartsWithABang writes If all we were able to do was look up at the sky and see what we can see, no matter how powerful our instruments became, we would be extraordinarily limited in what we could lea

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In the Age of Free AAA Game Engines, Where Does Our Open Source Engine Stand?

New submitter erlend_sh writes The game development industry just got hit by a tidalwave of free: Unity 5, Unreal Engine 4 and Source 2 all give away their flagship product for free now.

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Classic Mac Icons Archive Bought By MOMA

mikejuk writes Susan Kare is the artist responsible for many of the classic Mac icons that are universally recognized.

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China's Arthur C. Clarke

HughPickens.com writes Joshua Rothman has a very interesting article in The New Yorker about Liu Cixin, China's most popular science-fiction writer, author of thirteen books who has retained his day j

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Tor Project Aims To Eclipse US Government Funding

An anonymous reader writes Developed by the U.S. Navy and the recipient of millions of dollars of government grants, the Tor Project is now aiming to ween itself off dependence of U.S.

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A Year On, What Flight Simulators Can't Prove About Flight MH370

NBC News, a year after the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, has an interesting piece about various scenarios that would explain the plane's disappearance.

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Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish

Ars Technica reports that weeks after Lenovo said it would stop selling computers with Superfish adware installed, it's still there for many purchasers of the company's laptops.

From the article:
Bas

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UK Gov't Asks: Is 10 Years In Jail the Answer To Online Pirates?

An anonymous reader writes with a link to this piece at TorrentFreak: Physical counterfeiters can receive up to 10 years in jail under UK copyright law but should online pirates receive the same maxim

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Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

An anonymous reader writes It has been found out that Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser does not support slightly older versions of the Linux kernel anymore.

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Pakistan Builds Nuclear Reactors In Karachi, Sparking Fears of Disaster

schwit1 writes World leaders have fretted for years that terrorists may try to steal one of Pakistan's nuclear bombs and detonate it in a foreign country.

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Amazon Opening Imported Goods Store On Alibaba

itwbennett (1594911) writes "Amazon is usually on the other end of the 'if you can't beat em, join em' dynamic.

in magCulture

Gym Class to the point

When Steven Gregor unveiled this design as the front cover of the new issue of his magazine-about-magazines Gym Class at the last Printout, I remember wondering whether he’d go through with it.

in Six Revisions

5 Reasons Why Coworking is Awesome

This article discusses just some of the major benefits of coworking spaces.

in Wired

Magic Leap Founder: Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Make You Sick

 Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Make You Sick

Rony Abovitz is still coy about what Magic Leap wi

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Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: Core Concepts

In this tutorial, we'll cover some of the core concepts of Windows Phone development, such as asynchronous programming, navigation, and managing orientation changes.

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The Editors: WDSL Wrap Up

It’s been two weeks since we held WDSL in New York—here’s a Twitter round up of experiences, comments, and photosAbout the time of Edward Snowden's NSA PRISM revelati

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A Firefox Experience for iOS

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingA Firefox Experience for iOS

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Why Contemporary Art Sucks

“Master after master from Leonard, to Rembrandt, to Bierstadt produced works that inspired, uplifted and …

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Thin-K Longo Outdoor

Thin-K Longo Outdoor table features a thin, 3 metres long top. Stunning.

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Creating Your First Universal Windows App

Universal Windows apps enable you to target every Windows device in one solution. You develop once, share most of your code, and deploy on Windows, Windows Phone, or Xbox.

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Working with clients to get design approval

Getting design approval for a website is a minefield of personal opinion, endless iterations, and frustrating debates.

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Create A Simple CRM in WordPress: Creating a Custom Post Type

If you're a freelance designer, developer, or a business owner, you know how difficult it is to keep a central store of prospective customer data.

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GitLab Acquires Gitorious

New submitter sckirklan writes with news that code repository GitLab has purchased rival service Gitorious. Gitorious users are now able to import their projects into GitLab.

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What you can learn from the new BBC news website

The BBC are currently trialling an evolution of their news website. There are some interesting lessons to learn from this new beta site.

in magCulture

At work with: Dan Crowe, Port

Port launched in 2011, offering its readers a forward-looking alternative to traditional – and very 20th century – men’s magazines by focusing in-depth on design, food, literary thought-piece

in You the Designer

The Influences of Modern Minimalism

I’ve explained in a previous post about the difference between minimalism and simplicity.

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An 8-Step Checklist for Publishing a WordPress Theme on ThemeForest: Part 2

In the previous part of this series, we started reviewing the theme approval process at ThemeForest. In this second part, we'll continue that and go through another set of checklist items.

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Do I need an app for that?

Having a mobile application seems all the rage these days, but is it right for your business?

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Friday Link Pack

Finding love after a heart transplant. A truly moving story.  – Monster Scout turns your iOS device into a real monster locator.