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Facebook Photo Sync on iOS

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It's not just for Android anymore. Facebook has figured out how to enable background auto-uploads and is now testing Photo Sync with a few iOS users.
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iOS 8 strikes an unexpected blow against location tracking

iOS 8 strikes an unexpected blow against location tracking | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
It wasn't touted onstage, but a new iOS 8 feature is set to cause havoc for location trackers, and score a major win for privacy. As spotted by Frederic Jacobs, the changes have to do with the MAC...
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Dash - Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager

Dash - Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash searches offline documentation of 130+ APIs and stores snippets of code. You can also generate your own documentation sets.
Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Dash is my new best friend. Integrates with my IDE (PhpStorm) and Text Editor (Sublime). Fast, clean, offline documentation. And a nice place to store code snippets as well. I moved the *.dash file into my Dropbox for backup.

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MAILBOX

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Put email in its place.
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My emails have never felt so organised since I started using Mailbox for iOS a few months ago. At that point Mailbox only worked with Gmail / Google Apps mail accounts. I see today that it now supports Yahoo and iCloud/me.com mail accounts. That will certainly make a lot of people happy. I encourage you to give Mailbox a go and explore a new workflow for keeping your emails organised.

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Why Android First is a Myth

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Valid comments here reflecting my feelings and challenges as an App Developer looking at the Android platform...

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3 Ways iOS 7 Will Force Enterprises To Change

3 Ways iOS 7 Will Force Enterprises To Change | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
Apple's newest version of iOS will show some of the cracks enterprises have in their mobile strategies.
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The future of Android within Google is not so bright

The future of Android within Google is not so bright | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed...
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This article is slightly biased towards Apple but overall a very interesting take on the state of Android within Google. There are some pretty major question marks raised on how Google can move forward without Android weighing them down.

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A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn

A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it

LinkedIn has recently done us the "favor" of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. You opt-out using these tips.

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No thanks LinkedIn. Not impressed you did this, especially considering your target audience.

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Dropbox announces 'Dropbox Platform,' aims to sync everything in the cloud

Dropbox announces 'Dropbox Platform,' aims to sync everything in the cloud | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
At its first-ever developer conference on Tuesday, Dropbox unveiled an ambitious initiative called "Dropbox Platform," a set of APIs that promise to deliver an easy cross-platform syncing solution for just about any form of data.
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I was already considering the Dropbox Sync API as a viable cross-platform sync solution. The newly announced "Dropbox Platform" looks to take this to the next level.

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Dutch iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education

Dutch iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules.
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IntelliJ IDEA is the base for Android Studio, the new Google IDE for Android developers

IntelliJ IDEA is the base for Android Studio, the new Google IDE for Android developers | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
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The IntelliJ platform was made open source in 2009. Google has selected it as the base platform for their Android Studio and is working with JetBrains to optimize support for Android development based on the IntelliJ platform. As a user of PhpStorm, also based on the IntelliJ platform, I can vouch for the platform and will be interested to see what Android Studio is like.

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Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry

Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
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It was not encouraging to read that Google Reader is being dropped as part of Google's "spring cleaning". Unfortunately this has a massive spin-off effect as most useful RSS Readers - mobile and desktop - use Google Reader to manage the feeds underneath. This interesting article steps back in time to show how Google has basically built the RSS feed reader industry to what it is today, only to turn around and crush it.


The question I am left with is who is going to step up and fill this space?

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An Introduction to 'Flawgic' - Flexibly Adaptive Logic

An Introduction to 'Flawgic' - Flexibly Adaptive Logic | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software.
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Using the REST Client within PhpStorm

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The new REST client toolset coming in PhpStorm 6.0 could have interesting possibilities...

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Reckon One - Competition for Xero?

Reckon One - Competition for Xero? | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
Accounting software company Reckon quietly took the wraps off its cloud accounting program Reckon One yesterday, ending nearly 12 months of anticipation.
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Change or Die

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All leadership comes down to this: changing people's behavior. Why is that so hard? Science offers some surprising new answers...

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What if you were given this choice? How would you react?


This article offers some interesting comments on the science of behavioural change. Even when somebody's life is on the line, the numbers show that most of us will not change our habits.


So how to enforce change in somebody's behaviour? Or more importantly, change our own behaviour?


Here are some take-home comments I zoomed in on...


  • Instead of trying to motivate with the "fear of dying", inspire a new vision of the "joy of living" - convincing them they can feel better, not just live longer. That means enjoying the things that make daily life pleasurable, like making love or even taking long walks without the pain caused by their disease. "Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear".
      
  • Radical, sweeping, comprehensive changes are often easier for people than small, incremental ones.
      
  • Don't go it alone. Accept help and support - in fact, look for it. "If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle" - conversely when buttressed with weekly support groups with other patients, as well as attention from dieticians, psychologists, nurses, and instructors, over 77% of one group of patients did successfully change their lifestyle.
      
  • The cumulative weight of experience makes it harder to change.
      
  • People think they're leading an interesting life when they haven't learned anything in 20 or 30 years. What happens if you don't work at mental rejuvenation? People who live to 85 have a 50-50 chance of being senile. While the issue for heart patients is "change or die," the issue for everyone is "change or lose your mind."  


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You can read the full article here:
http://www.fastcompany.com/52717/change-or-die

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 10, 9:24 PM

I once had one of my senior manager clients complain about the statement of "innovate or die" - the necessity of adapting because the firm's future is dependent on doing so.  Clearly he was resisting the idea of being able to make the necessary changes.  The only thing we would add is that change personally or at an organizational level is tough stuff to master, and most companies who attempt it fail miserably - we strongly suggest getting a change agent who's done it before to help you.    Please see our fellow curators comments below:


Matthew Delmarter's insight:

What if you were given this choice? How would you react?


This article offers some interesting comments on the science of behavioural change. Even when somebody's life is on the line, the numbers show that most of us will not change our habits.


So how to enforce change in somebody's behaviour? Or more importantly, change our own behaviour?


Here are some take-home comments I zoomed in on...


  • Instead of trying to motivate with the "fear of dying", inspire a new vision of the "joy of living" - convincing them they can feel better, not just live longer. That means enjoying the things that make daily life pleasurable, like making love or even taking long walks without the pain caused by their disease. "Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear".
      
  • Radical, sweeping, comprehensive changes are often easier for people than small, incremental ones.
      
  • Don't go it alone. Accept help and support - in fact, look for it. "If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle" - conversely when buttressed with weekly support groups with other patients, as well as attention from dieticians, psychologists, nurses, and instructors, over 77% of one group of patients did successfully change their lifestyle.
      
  • The cumulative weight of experience makes it harder to change.
      
  • People think they're leading an interesting life when they haven't learned anything in 20 or 30 years. What happens if you don't work at mental rejuvenation? People who live to 85 have a 50-50 chance of being senile. While the issue for heart patients is "change or die," the issue for everyone is "change or lose your mind."  


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You can read the full article here:
http://www.fastcompany.com/52717/change-or-die

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Skitch for Mac Update: Switch Between Resolutions on Retina Displays

Skitch for Mac Update: Switch Between Resolutions on Retina Displays | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
With Skitch for Mac (version 2.7.1) you can now quickly choose between high-resolution output (2x) or normal resolution when using the Drag Me tab.
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I love my Retina MacBook, but sometimes get frustrated when trying to screenshot something and find that the resulting screenshot is huge due to the 144 dpi retina display. Thanks to Evernote Skitch this is no longer a problem...
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The iOS 7 HTML5 Scorecard: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The iOS 7 HTML5 Scorecard: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
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The results are in, and they are disappointing.

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Bootstrap 3 RC1 is here

Bootstrap 3 RC1 is here | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
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I use Bootstrap to kick start all my web projects now and have been waiting for v3. Time to check it out.

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Building Apps With the Yeoman Workflow | Nettuts+

Building Apps With the Yeoman Workflow | Nettuts+ | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
What Is Yeoman? Trick question. It's not a thing. It's this guy: Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you
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Yeoman is an open source project which defines an opinionated stack for web application development. The primary target audience are medium to advanced JavaScript developers who have already started with client side MVC/MVVP/MVVM. It's definitely worth a look!
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Samsung, Intel dangle $4M in prizes for Tizen apps

Samsung, Intel dangle $4M in prizes for Tizen apps | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it

Winning apps are eligible for prizes that range between $50,000 and $200,000, as the two companies attempt to spur development in their upstart operating system.

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Samsung is trying hard to wean itself off it's Android dependency. Will it succeed? Tizen is where the bets are being placed, and Samsung needs developers to adopt the platform. Interested?

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Welcome to the new face of iOS

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An overview of the style and aesthetic changes in the new iOS 7 user interface.

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It is no surprise that iOS 7 is sporting a fresh UI. iOS has been great, but has not had any major changes for a while and yes, it was getting stale. And with changes at the top bring forces like Jony Ives into the software side of things, we were expecting to see change. And change we got.


While still in early beta, with refinements to be expected, the iOS 7 beta gives us a great opportunity to look over the subtle, and not-so-subtle design changes, and to compare them to previous generations of iOS.

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Single command install of PHP 5.4 or PHP 5.5 beta on OS X

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Want to install the latest version of PHP on Mac OS X? Maybe you want to try PHP 5.4 or even 5.5 beta? I have found the easiest way to do this is to use the one-line installation packages found at http://php-osx.liip.ch/. 


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Google Glass: What It's Like to Have 'an iPhone Attached to Your Face'

For the last several weeks, speculation about what Google Glass could mean to the world has been rampant, but access to the wearable technology has been incredibly scarce. Until a week ago...

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Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | iMatt Solutions | Scoop.it
The numbers are in and they don't lie. Windows 8 market adoption numbers are well behind Microsoft's greatest previous operating system failure, Vista.
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