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November 22, 2013

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NSDate, 64-bit, and You

We recently discovered a problem while working on a client application: a certain feature, which had always worked before and was still working on the iPhone 5, was suddenly not working on the iPhone 5s when built for the arm64 architecture. There did not seem to be anything in the code that would be affected […]

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August 7, 2013

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Your new word-nerd addiction is here—and it’s called WORDROP

Since the dawn of time, people around the world have wondered what would happen if scrambled words dropped from the sky and collected in great piles until they could be unscrambled and points could be earned. Wonder no more. Wordrop is here. And it’s about to become your new addiction. Start by spelling three-letter words […]

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July 23, 2013

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The science behind WordLab

Word Laboratory, or WordLab for short, is a fun little application that makes up nonsense words. Interesting words, funny words, bizarre words. It’s entertaining if you enjoy words and language. It’s useful if you need to coin a new term or come up with a new product name. I simply like seeing what comes next, […]

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March 5, 2013

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Robots and Frisbees!!

Synapticats is proud to sponsor Glencoe High School’s Robotics team. We love robots (who doesn’t) and it’s also a great way to introduce kids to software and hardware engineering. This year, competing teams have designed and built a robot that will gather and throw frisbees through a variety of goals and then climb a jungle-gym […]

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February 13, 2013

CatsRead

Curiosity successfully drills Martian surface in search for evidence of water | The Verge

Who doesn’t like space and robots? Nobody! NASA began drilling and analysis of Martian bedrock at the Gale Crater and tweeted some an image for all to see. There is a video simulation as well. Curiosity successfully drills Martian surface in search for evidence of water | The Verge. NASA – NASA Curiosity Rover Collects […]

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February 13, 2013

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Apple smartwatch with Siri and Wireless Charging?

What do the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and an Apple interface visionary all have in common? They all suggest that Apple is working on a smartwatch. Sources told Bloomberg that the smartwatch “may perform some of the computing tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad.”  Apple user interface visionary argues the case […]

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February 13, 2013

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The Growing App Market | AppClover.com

This is from November 2012, but it is a nice little infographic that helps mobile developers understand the state of the mobile app economy in the U.S. The Growing App Market | AppClover.com.

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October 22, 2012

CatsTips

Hide Default iOS Apps

This is a handy little tip for hiding default applications on your iOS device. Check it out.

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October 22, 2012

CatsLove

Magic Finger

Magic Thimble Turns the Entire World Into a Touch Surface. So cool! Check it out.    

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October 22, 2012

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Batteries Low? Go For A Walk.

A kinetic charger that uses movement to generate electricity. If your phone’s battery is low, then just take it for a walk. Check it out.

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