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The US Cities That Allow The Tiniest Apartments

The development of micro-housing — apartments and other dwellings smaller than 28 square metres — is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you’d first guess.


New HTML Is About To Make Your Phone Way Better At Using The Internet

Underneath every picture of a dog in a beekeeping suit and ice-bucket challenge video you see on the internet, there’s a complex framework of code. Soon, that framework will get a tiny tune-up that will make surfing the web on your phone faster than it’s ever been.


iOS 7.1 Developers' Source Code Hints At Siri For Apple TV

Apple’s virtual helper might soon appear in additional types of hardware from the tech giant, with snippets of code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggesting that a version of Siri for Apple TV may be in the works.


Two Aussie Developers' New Budgeting App Lets You Forecast Your Bills

The debut iOS app from the guys at Minus4°, Bills Forecast lets you quickly look forward at upcoming recurring bills, and add in expected purchases and yearly costs (like your car’s rego and insurance). The product of a year’s work from developer Toby Pattullo and designer Dean Hecker, the app looks great — it’s especially useful for getting an easy idea of how much spending or saving money you’ll have left over every month.


How Computers Create Convincing Light And Shade In Graphics

Creating rich, lush computer-generated images is no mean feat, and one of the most fundamental aspects is light and shade. This video explains how programmers and designers tackle that crucial problem.


Apple OS X Mavericks Gold Master Out

The Gold Master version of OS X Mavericks is now available for developers. That means that OS X Mavericks has reached the final build and is ready to go to customers. What we see in this build will be exactly what everyone sees when they upgrade to Mavericks.


Aussie 'Titstare' Developers Apologise For TechCrunch Controversy

If there’s one thing that’s going to lose you friends in the tech community, it’s being blatantly sexist. That’s what Sydney-based developers David Boulton and Jethro Batts quickly figured out today, as they showed off an app at TechCrunch Disrupt based on the sole idea of “starting at tits”.


Resin Turns Two Left Feet Into Something Magical

Adelaide-based design studio Resin’s latest app takes an existing (and excellent) children’s book and turns it into something truly wonderful.


Apple's Developer Center Hacked By Security Researcher, Data Unharmed

Apple revealed late yesterday that its Developer Center had been forced out of action by “an intruder”. But a researcher has provided evidence to confirm that the downtime was a result of his identification of a security vulnerability.


Would You Pay For Apps You Already Own Again In iOS 7?

A redesigned iOS is on its way later this year. And with it comes a drastically different looking experience than what we’ve grown accustomed to since 2007. The extent of the overhaul has led some devs to wonder if it’s worth charging you again for an iOS 7 update. Would you pay?


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