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February 28, 2015

Clientes da Vodafone com mais 25GB no Dropbox

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O Dropbox é inquestionavelmente o serviço da cloud mais popular. Depois das campanhas da Microsoft para captar clientes para o OneDrive, onde eram oferecidos 100GB, agora é a vez da empresa Dropbox “oferecer” 25 GB aos clientes da Vodafone, através do serviço Backup+.

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Tribunal manda barrar acesso ao Pirate Bay em Portugal

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Para os aficionados do Pirate Bay, chegou a hora de dizer adeus: na sequência de uma providência cautelar interposta pelas associações Audiogest e GEDIPE, o Tribunal da Propriedade Intelectual (TPI) determinou que a Cabovisão, a Meo, a Nos e a Vodafone deverão passar a impedir os internautas

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Understanding Service Types

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Last update: June 2014. I have partially rewritten this article to provide more technical details and also to show their differences more clearly. Angular comes with different types of services. Each one with its own use cases.

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Designer’s Toolkit: Prototyping Tools

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When deciding how to build your next prototype, the vast landscape of modern prototyping tools can be overwhelming. It’s easy to stick with the tools that you know for expedience sake, but a lot of great new tools are available and worth exploring.

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February 27, 2015

Android is ready for work

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Over a billion people today carry Android smartphones—devices that are more powerful than the computers we used just a few years ago. For many, these phones have become essential tools to help us complete important work tasks like checking email, editing documents, reviewing sales pipelines and approving deals. But for the majority of workers, smartphones and tablets are underutilized in the workplace. Their business and innovation potential remain largely untapped.

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ASP.NET MVC 5 on Mac OS X with Mono

Friday, February 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

In ePubDirect, our platform is built on a .NET technology stack. As a Mac guy, the thought of spending most of my time in Windows gives me shivers, so I've spent a little time looking into how to work on .NET on a Mac. The open source Mono project is a relatively mature open source version of the .

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Google paid $25 million for the .app domain

Friday, February 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

When you’re sitting on a giant pile of ad dollars you can pretty much buy whatever you want. Today Google is buying the .app top domain. Business Insider reports that the search giant won an ICANN (the organization that controls internet domains) auction for the top level domain.

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February 26, 2015

Windows Phone 8 Succinctly: The User Interface

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XAML is the acronym for Extensible Application Markup Language. It’s a markup language based on XML, and its purpose and philosophy are very similar to HTML. Every control that can be placed on a page, whether a button, text box, or custom controls, is identified by a specific XML tag.

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Invisible animation

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There’s no doubt that animating user interfaces is a rising trend. Risen enough that the emphasis is often put on the animation itself, rather than on improving the user experience through subtle and functional animation.

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Horseman

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Horseman is a Node.js module that makes using PhantomJS a pleasure. It has a straight-forward, chainable API, understandable control-flow, and avoids callback hell. Read the full API documentation on Github.

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LumX

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LumX is the first responsive front-end framework based on AngularJS & Google Material Design specifications. It provides a full CSS Framework built with Sass and a bunch of AngularJS components.

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LG já tem um Watch Urbane LTE com 4G e NFC

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Depois do seu G Watch R se ter tornado num dos mais desejados, a LG mostrou-nos uma variante mais luxuosa do seu smartwatch com Android Wear chamada Watch Urbane. Variante que agora ganha também um novo membro da família, o Watch Urbane LTE com 4G.

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Despite a billion viewers, YouTube has zero profit

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YouTube is without a doubt one of the most popular websites in the world, but despite having over a billion viewers the site still has zero profit. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, the giant video service is barely breaking even despite its $4 billion in revenue. YouTube only accounted for 6% of Google’s ad sales, which is surprising considering how ubiquitous video content and YouTube links are.

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February 25, 2015

Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API

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Your data model has started to stabilize and you're in a position to create a public API for your web app. You realize it's hard to make significant changes to your API once it's released and want to get as much right as possible up front. Now, the internet has no shortage on opinions on API design.

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Charlax — Maslow's pyramid of code review

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

As in Maslow’s pyramid, each layer requires the previous one. It is useless for code that is charging the wrong customer to be readable. Code should be: Correct - does the code do what it’s supposed to? Does it handle edge cases? Is it adequately tested to make sure that it stays correct even when other engineers modify it? Is it performant enough for this use case?

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What you need to know about HTTP/2

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Look at the address bar in your browser. See those letters at the front, "HTTP"? That stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and display webpages on your screen.

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Car Hacking 101: Here's what motorists should know [w/video]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Cars are nothing more than computers on wheels. As such, they're vulnerable to hackers. Most people who work within the auto industry have understood this for years, but for the broader American public not paying as close attention, three storylines emerged recently that underscored this new vehicular reality.

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February 24, 2015

Office 365 gratuito para alunos em todo o mundo

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A Microsoft muito se tem esforçado por por um fim na tradição dos "MS Office" pirateados com que muitos foram crescendo ao longo das décadas, e agora faz com que isso se torne desnecessário para professores e alunos de todo o mundo cujas instituições de ensino tenham contrato de licenciame

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INTERNET BLOG

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

The new BBC mobile Homepage is a flexible ‘taster menu’ of the BBC's website. I’ve been leading the development of the new Homepage and in this post I explain some of the technical design decisions made during the initial phase of the project.

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Siri em Português no iOS 8.3 Beta 2

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

A Siri foi anunciada com pompa e circunstância no iPhone 4S e desde logo foi mais uma das novidades que pouco ou nada afectou a vida dos portugueses... por não saber falar português. Mas parece que finalmente isso está prestes a mudar, com a chegada do iOS 8.3.

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