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Codecademy – A Fun Way to Learn Programming

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Learning programming through books has never been an easy task and it’s quite frustrating to learn it when you don’t tend to understand the logic. At least for a beginner it’s a heck of a job. Although having gone through several resources like, video tutorials, bookmarking online tutorials, and so on, but for some reason, you still don’t get a hang of it. It was the same case with Zach and Ryan who were frustrated with learning how to program, and ultimately came up with an interactive way to learn programming by actually coding. They teamed up to create Codecademy, a web-based interactive programming tutorial that enables you to learn, and walks you through the basics of JavaScript. Codecademy launched back in August 2011 and drew a whopping 250,000 visitors in its first four days and a total number of 2.1 million exercises were completed. The site teaches coding from the very basics, like declaring variables, and go as far as ‘While’ loops. When you visit Codecademy.com you will be…

12 Lesser Known iOS 5 Features That You Might Not Have Noticed

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It’s been a while since Apple released the iOS 5, claiming that the new OS brings in over 200 new features over iOS 4. The core changes and features of iOS 5 were highlighted in the media event held just a few days before the official release and by then, most iOS geeks who had managed to get their hands on the Beta versions of the OS were quite familiar with the new features announced. However, not all are geeks, and not all know that there are several new features in iOS 5 that Apple did not tell you about. Did they keep it out on purpose? Probably not, because there are just too many. Now, we can’t discuss each and every one of the remaining new features, but we can list 12 of the most salient ones. Speak Text SelectionApple has managed to do really well with this feature where the OS can speak out whatever text you have selected; be it one word or a whole paragraph, it will be read. The speech rate can be adjusted, which by default is quite fast. One of the best uses of this featu…

Apple Has Already Started Work on Mac OS X 10.8

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Apple has already begun work on the next major revision to Mac OS X which is being labeled as version 10.8.
Apple only just released the final version of OS X 10.7 (Lion) to customers in July. OS X Lion was the first version of Mac OS X to be distributed through the Mac App Store and it included a number of new features for the Mac. These included an iOS-like application launch screen known as Launchpad, full-screen apps, a new combined interface for Dashboard, Expose, and Spaces known as Mission Control, enhanced Multi-Touch gestures, and improvements to a number of core applications such as Mail.
While Apple has yet to announce plans for the next major version of OS X, evidence of 10.8 first began appearing in our web logs in August, and have since accelerated. This graph shows an increasing number of web visits from Mac OS X 10.8 users over the past several months.
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8) AppleWebKit/535.6.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.2 Safari/535.6.2 While…

Shazam Encore for BlackBerry now free in “Thank You Gift” category in App World

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Bejeweled by EA now in “Thank You Gift” Apps for older Blackberry devices

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Bejeweled by EA Games is now available free in BlackBerry App World as part of the “Thank You Gift” applications.  The downside? It’s only supported on older BlackBerry devices so if you’re walking around with a new Bold 9900, you won’t be able to snag this one.  I’m hoping future “Thank You Gift” apps get support across the board for both old and new BlackBerry smartphones. Download Bejeweled >>Source: BerryReviewRelated posts:“Thank You Gift” category in App World goes live for BIS Outage Apps PromoShazam Encore to enter free “Thank You Gift” App World section in November, still no OS 7 supportApp World accepting OS 7 Apps for BlackBerry 9810, 9850, & 9360BlackBerry PlayBook and handhelds to run Android apps with QNX!BlackBerry 7 OS not supported on current/older BlackBerry devicesRIM adds Bubble Bash 2 & Sleepy Hollow Games to Free Outage Apps ListBlackBerry 7 devices not eligible for future QNX OS?Get a $100 gift card from RIM for buying a PlayBookSources say BlackB…

RIM Starts Rolling Out BBM v6.0.1 Which Helps Find & Share BBM Connected Apps

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RIM has announced that they are starting to roll out BBM v6.0.1 today which is a slight upgrade to the official current version 6.0.0.129. This new version has been in the beta zone before since the beginning of last month and includes some small tweaks. It mainly adds a new automated way to search for BBM connected apps in App World along with making it easier to share. The key changes include: Explore BBM-connected Apps – BBM users will now be able to pull up “Explore BBM-connected Apps” from a menu in the BBM Contacts screen. This action is designed to automate a BlackBerry App World storefront search for “BBM” by redirecting users to a list of up to 25 of the most popular BBM-connected apps available. Sharing App content with your BBM Contacts is easier – Many BBM users have told us that they love sharing app content with their BBM friends who use the same app, but they also wanted to share content with their BBM friends who don’t have the app. BBM v6.0.1 is designed so that you …