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Learning at GDC Next won't stop at the session tracks; Tencent, Google, GREE, and Samsung are just a few of the vendors offering instructional talks on the shared GDC Next/ADC Expo Floor Theater (booth #102), open to anyone with an Expo ...
Learning at GDC Next won't stop at the session tracks; Tencent, Google, GREE, and Samsung are just a few of the vendors offering instructional talks on the shared GDC Next/ADC Expo Floor Theater (booth #102), open to anyone with an Expo Pass as well as all GDC Next, ADC, and VIP All Access pass holders on November 5-6. Confirmed sessions include: Google's AdMob and Google Analytics teams will offer insights into tracking consumer analytics and your apps' performance in a talk called "Monetize, Measure, and Promote with AdMob and Google Analytics". Tencent will explain some of the marketing design and technical requirements devs ought to be aware of when pitching apps to Chinese operators in "A Developer's Guide to Pitching Games for the Chinese Market". Samsung will walk devs through their new developer program, explaining how to get your apps noticed on Samsung devices and get access to their special tools, in "Samsung + Developers". Mobile app publishing platform Fuse Powered will demonstrate how to use their tools to analyze and iterate on a live free-to-play game in "Freemium Iteration Loop; Analyze, Test & Adapt in Real-Time to Maximize Revenue". GREE will host a one-hour Q&A session with Jim Ying, VP of publishing and partnerships, where he will offer advice and feedback in a talk called "Publisher Speed Dating with GREE". App marketers Fiksu will explain how to optimize your user acquisition spend by targeting the right metrics in "Launching a Mobile Game: Insights on Key User Acquisition Metrics". Mobile VoIP provider Rebtel will discuss the importance of enabling app-to-app communication, using their app-to-app calling SDK as an example, in "Giving Your Game a Voice - Why App Communication Matters".
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With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, we’re excited to announce that jQuery’s first stop in 2014 will be in lovely San Diego, California on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13! It’s our first trip to San Di...
With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, we’re excited to announce that jQuery’s first stop in 2014 will be in lovely San Diego, California on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13! It’s our first trip to San Diego, and we’re hoping you’ll join us at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center to beat the winter doldrums for a week that will be chock-full of jQuery, JavaScript, and front-end development, and how the latest and greatest relates to what you do every day. The early bird gets the worm – and saves fifty bucks – so get your tickets now! Call for Speakers As always, we’re looking for great speakers to help us make jQuery San Diego into a conference that’s both edifying and entertaining. In the same way that jQuery is but one of the many tools that front-end developers use regularly, jQuery Conference is an opportunity to present and learn about the many technologies and practices that help us build web apps today. In other words, we’re eager to hear proposals about HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, testing, tooling, deploying, mobile, responsive design, and pretty much anything else relevant to front-end engineering today. (Of course, proposals about jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile are happily welcomed as well.) Our call for speakers is open from now through November 10, 2013, and we’re hoping to hear from speakers with a diverse range of experience as conference speakers, web developers, and people! If you have any questions about speaking at jQuery San Diego, please get in touch with us on Twitter @jqcon or via e-mail at content at jquery dot org. Level Up With Roost For San Diego’s pre-conference training, we’re partnering with Bocoup to bring you Roost, a two-day training conference that’s a great opportunity to increase your skills with many aspects of web development, including jQuery & JavaScript, HTML & CSS, unit testing, and more. If you’re a beginning-to-intermediate web developer looking to make the most of your trip and warm up before jQuery Conference, Roost’s two days of practical guidance on February 10-11 make a great complement to your week. Roost and jQuery Conference will both be at the Town and Country Resort, with individual tickets available for each event, as well as a discounted combination ticket to both events. That’s All…For Now Tickets for jQuery Conference and Roost are on sale now, and supplies of early bird tickets are limited! We can’t wait to start reviewing your proposals and announce the speaker lineup, but until then, follow @jqcon for news and updates! We’re also looking for sponsors to team up with us and help make our time in San Diego as awesome as possible, so if your company wants to get involved, get in touch with us for a sponsorship packet and more information.
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The battle over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is far from over and lawmakers and leaders in the government's various security agencies are pushing hard to get legislation in the Senate passed. Earlier this...
The battle over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is far from over and lawmakers and leaders in the government's various security agencies are pushing hard to get legislation in the Senate passed. Earlier this year the House of Representatives passed CISPA with the hopes of the Senate putting together a bill of its own. At the time the Senate let that hot potato cool by saying that it had no plans to pursue such legislation.read more
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2013/10/09 -- Shahab Yunus
2013/10/09 -- Shahab Yunus
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The Obama administration could have overturned a patent ruling that will keep some Samsung devices out of the country, but it has declined to do so, according to The Hill. Earlier this year the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)...
The Obama administration could have overturned a patent ruling that will keep some Samsung devices out of the country, but it has declined to do so, according to The Hill. Earlier this year the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled that some of Samsung's devices violated patents held by Apple. It was a ruling that the Obama administration had the authority to reverse, but U.S.read more
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I am on my way to Argentina, where I will be speaking at the MySQL NoSQL & Cloud Conference & Expo. I have two talks: one on my pet project MySQL Sandbox and one on replication between MySQL and MongoDB (using another project dear to me,...
I am on my way to Argentina, where I will be speaking at the MySQL NoSQL & Cloud Conference & Expo. I have two talks: one on my pet project MySQL Sandbox and one on replication between MySQL and MongoDB (using another project dear to me, Tungsten Replicator. It’s my first visit to Argentina and I will try to look around a bit before the conference. And I look forward to see many ex colleagues and well known speakers at the conference. The lineup includes speakers from Percona, EffectiveMySQL, PalominoDB, MariaDB, SkySQL, Tokutek, and OpenStack. I am looking forward to this trip. My presentation on MongoDB replication is a first for me, and I am always pleased when I can break new ground. I have the feeling that the networking is going to be more exciting than the sessions. If you are in Buenos Aires, come to the conference and say hi!
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I like gadgets, but my tolerance for price is low. But a friend of mine showed me his Nokia Purity Pro headphones (made by Monster) and I tried them...and bought a pair. I've been using the same Beats by Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones for o...
I like gadgets, but my tolerance for price is low. But a friend of mine showed me his Nokia Purity Pro headphones (made by Monster) and I tried them...and bought a pair. I've been using the same Beats by Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones for over a year. I've taken them all over the world and they've worked great. However, on planes they hurt the insides of my ear, and once I got them stuck in my ear real good so I started re-thinking my aversion to over-the-ear headphones. I used to have a pair of the original Bose noise-cancelling from years ago. Noise-cancelling technology has apparently improved a lot since then. When my friend showed me his Purity Pro's we were standing in a parking lot after lunch. I put them on and the street noise just stopped. Any low-level or repeated noise just disappeared. They work at least as well as my Bose did and are a joy to use on a plane. The model I bought was the "Nokia 02734L7 BH-940 Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster" which is a mouthful, and I paid $300 for them, which was about $150 more than I wanted to pay. Sadly, I'm looking at Amazon today and seeing these headphones as low as $235. There's also wired versions for $79, although they lack the noise-cancelling and Bluetooth (of course) features. I consider myself a power user and I don't put up with a lot of trouble from my devices. If it sucks or doesn't work in some way, it's going back. The "oh gee" feature of the Purity Pro's is that it has NFC (Near Field Communication) to aid the initial paring process. The resulting pair is still Bluetooth. If your phone has NFC, more power to you, but after it's paired you'll never use this again. The Bluetooth feature that I really appreciate is the ability to pair with multiple devices - up to 8. You can also be simultaneously connected to two devices which is REALLY convenient. Note: Read the manual (PDF) and turn on "Bluetooth Multipoint" to use this feature. For example, right now as I type this I'm connected to my laptop's audio (for Skype and Lync) and to my phone for music (Spotify and phone calls). I could certainly go along with connecting to just one, but when you're sitting in a café working, it's really nice to have "all electronic audio" from your devices routed into your headphones. I can listen to music, take Skype calls AND answer phone calls using the headphones. I also have them paired with my tablet (so phone, laptop, tablet) and I must say, having no wires to worry about really IS a nice touch. I feel like just NOW, today, in 2013 the promise of Bluetooth is happening. It's also a microphone (the mic is near the left ear) so I can take calls OR use it as a mic for Skype/Lync. Of course, if I have a better mic or a laptop with an Array Mic I can tell the computer to NOT use the headphone's mic and use another. (You'd be surprised how often folks forget that they have full control over what mics are used for regular apps or communications apps.) The headphones turn off when you close them up and reconnect when you open them. They have an internal battery and recharge using a mini-USB connector. They say they last for almost 24 hours of use, and if the battery runs out you can just switch to a standard 1/8" headphone plug. I have used them for a few months and have never needed to move to wired but it's nice to know they will keep working even with a dead battery. That said, they top off fast using mini-USB cables I have in my bag already. I did a 6 hour flight from New York watching movies last week and didn't give headphone battery life a thought. One other cool feature is that the headphones talk to you. When you're pairing with Bluetooth or the battery is doing something it talks in your ear and says stuff like "Connected." There's switches behind each ear for answering calls, changing volume, and going previous and next track. There's also some more subtle gestures, so RTFM. For example, double-press the Call button to decline a call, or hold the Call but
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Recently, an issue came up that can cause the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 to fail to install on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. This issue will cause setup to fail and report an error like the following: A required certificate...
Recently, an issue came up that can cause the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 to fail to install on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. This issue will cause setup to fail and report an error like the following: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. Microsoft has published a knowledge base article with steps you can use to work around this issue. You can find the knowledge base article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2897627. Here is a quick summary of the steps listed there: Download the .msi and .cab files from the following 4 locations and save them to the same folder on your computer: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257143 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257144 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257145 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257146 Go to the folder that you saved the files to and run Win8SharedSDKTools.msi file. After installing Win8SharedSDKTools.msi, re-run Windows Phone SDK 8.0 setup and install like normal.
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While Nokia is preparing to release a Lumia 525 at the very low end focused on music, the company is also readying a large-screen handset in the same budget category. Twitter account Evleaks first published the "Batman" codename, and sou...
While Nokia is preparing to release a Lumia 525 at the very low end focused on music, the company is also readying a large-screen handset in the same budget category. Twitter account Evleaks first published the "Batman" codename, and sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that a handset will fit into Nokia's portfolio of devices just above the existing Lumia 625. Nokia picked a 4.7-inch display for the 625, and we're told that the company will ship Batman with a large-screen too. We understand that the handset is designed as the top low-end Windows Phone, but the specs will be similar to the existing Lumia 625. Nokia is said to be including a 5-megapixel rear camera on the Batman and a forward-facing VGA camera. ... Continue reading…
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2013/10/09 -- Robert Coli
2013/10/09 -- Robert Coli
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