How Developers Should Adapt to Larger iPhones

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In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Conrad Stoll discusses how to develop for the new larger screens of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus

The first step is to decide how you want the app to be designed to take advantage of the larger screen size. Apple’s given us a few good examples of this with its built-in apps for iOS 8, which show the user more content.

See also: 16 Things That Bend More Than the iPhone 6 Plus

It will also be important to consider how the user is going to hold the larger phone, since controls on the top of the screen won’t be as reachable

Adaptive Layout, which Apple just announced this year with iOS 8, will make transitioning to larger screens much easier. In short, it helps you decide what type of layout you want to provide to different size classes of devices. Read more…

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30Sep

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3: The Grand Generosity of the Judges

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What you may have missed last week: Michael and Emma, Sadie and Mark, and Tavis and Sharna found themselves in jeopardy, but as we learned in Tuesday’s results show, Tavis’ lack of skill and personality ultimately sent him packing

This week: One team lighter, we twirled into movie night, during which the pairs danced to the theme of a classic movie. Before anyone took center stage, though, Tom told the audience that starting with this week, they would return to the one-night-per-week format — which meant, of course, that another couple would go home based on last week’s judge’s scores and voting by the end of the show.

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30Sep

EBay to Spin Off PayPal Into a Separate Company in 2015

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EBay has announced a plan to split its PayPal business into a separate, publicly traded company in 2015.

The move has been advocated for some time by minority shareholder Carl Icahn, though his January 2014 proposal for the spinoff failed in April.

See also: 10 Weirdest Things for Sale on eBay

After the two companies are separated into two entities, Devin Wenig, currently the president of eBay Marketplaces, will become the CEO of eBay. Dan Schulman, previously the President of American Express’ Enterprise Growth Group, is joining the company to become president of PayPal; following the spinoff, he will become the CEO of PayPal. Read more…

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30Sep

Express Yourself With These 17 Emoji Accessories

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If you’re lost in real life without emoji to let people know how you feel, have no fear. Your favorite characters don’t have to be sequestered to your iPhone screen any longer

There are emoji accessories that will cover your lifestyle head to toe, from 14K gold earrings to nail decals. You’ll never have to actually laugh or cry ever again

See also: 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship in Emoji

Check out a few of our favorite emoji-inspired Etsy finds for every budget and emotion.

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BONUS: The History of Emoticons

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30Sep

Basis Peak Monitors Heart Rate While You Exercise, And All Day Long

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Basis announced on Tuesday its next-generation fitness and sleep tracker that monitors your heart rate 24/7 and will eventually alert you of phone calls and text messages

The company, which was acquired by Intel earlier this year, is still targeting its core demographic (mostly runners) with a new device called the Basis Peak ($199), while giving them a little something extra as the smartwatch revolution heats up.

See also: From Gym to Board Room: All 34 Apple Watch Designs in One Place

When the Basis Carbon Steel (also $199) launched last year, it was considered one of the most advanced models on the market. It was among the first to use automatic algorithms to keep track of daily activity — for example, it didn’t require you to put it in sleep mode to know you’re sleeping and there was no manual data entry. Read more…

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30Sep

The Story Behind That Major Disney Moment in the 'Once Upon a Time' Season Premiere

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Once Upon a Time executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have always had a pretty good relationship with Disney when it came to bringing iconic pieces from the universe into the show. I mean, they even let them use characters from Frozen just months after the movie hit theaters.

But in Sunday night’s season premiere, arguably one of the sweetest moments from Disney past was brought to the live-action drama, via Belle and Rumple, who had their first dance as a married couple in a ballroom, dressed in the iconic costumes from Beauty and the Beast. Oh, and they had the music, too

See also: ‘Once Upon a Time’ Cast Answers Your Questions About Season 4 Read more…

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30Sep

Samung Gear VR demo units start showing up in Best Buy

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Samsung still hasn’t announced Gear VR’s pricing and release date, but at least a couple of people have already seen demo headsets in certain LA Best Buy stores. Redditor hackertripz and Matthew Terndrup from Yourift have recently spotted demo units…

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30Sep

Wii U now has folders to help organize your massive game collection

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Having too much software isn’t a problem many Wii U owners are complaining about. Nonetheless, perhaps in anticipation of brighter days ahead, Nintendo is updating its troubled console with an improved UI for organizing games and apps. After…

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30Sep

EU says Apple's Irish tax deal is illegal

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An EU commission has accused Ireland of granting “state aid” tax breaks to Apple that may break market rules. That was the result of an investigation by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Irish deals brokered in…

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30Sep

Premier Inn's new smart hotel lets you book, check in and get cosy with an app

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More than four years in the making, Premier Inn has taken the wraps off its first smart hotel rooms. The UK’s biggest hotel chain has embraced mobile with both hands, letting you book your stay, check in and play with various room settings using its…

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