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  • Quick and dirty usability testing

    Quick and dirty usability testing

    Leah Buley outlines two quick usability tests that should be repeated throughout a project to ensure your design isn't veering off-course    
    - 12 Sep 13, 10:14am -
  • Heffalumps and user experience

    Heffalumps and user experience

    Instead of wasting time developing features based on untested hypotheses that turn out to be incorrect, ideas should be tested as early as possible so that less useful assumptions can be discarded    
    - 11 Sep 13, 9:47am -
  • Clare Sutcliffe on teaching kids to code

    Clare Sutcliffe on teaching kids to code

    Code Club's CEO - Clare Sutcliffe - talks about starting Code Club, her inspiration, her plans for a global future and the simple joy of helping kids learn to code    
    - 9 Sep 13, 10:39am -
  • Embrace failure

    Embrace failure

    In an extract from his book, Why We Fail, Victor Lombardi explains what experience designers can learn from past failures    
    - 2 Sep 13, 6:00am -
  • Create slick HTML5 animations

    Create slick HTML5 animations

    Modern browsers have several dedicated animation technologies built in. Martin Görner showcases the top four to try in your next project    
    - 30 Aug 13, 8:05am -
  • Make HTML5 apps with Sencha, part two

    Make HTML5 apps with Sencha, part two

    In the final part of this tutorial, Sencha’s Daniel Gallo discusses mobile app development and how to connect a mobile HTML5 app to an ASP.NET Web API backend    
    - 29 Aug 13, 6:03am -
  • 10 tips for HTML5 games development

    10 tips for HTML5 games development

    Brian McHarg's strategies for successful cross-browser, cross-platform games development with HTML5    
    - 28 Aug 13, 12:58pm -
  • Five killer ways to use minimalism

    Five killer ways to use minimalism

    Most designers love simplicity. But as Gene Crawford explains, minimalist design isn’t simply a matter of taking things away    
    - 28 Aug 13, 10:00am -
  • Relly Annett-Baker on her love of words

    Relly Annett-Baker on her love of words

    Content designer/strategist Relly Annett-Baker talks about RWD challenges, getting the better of writer’s block – and the terrible lives of playwrights    
    - 28 Aug 13, 6:00am -
  • History of a branding rockstar

    History of a branding rockstar

    In an extract from his book, Brandiing, WooThemes co-founder Adii Pienaar tells the story of how he built his personal brand and how it helped him succeed    
    - 27 Aug 13, 10:24am -

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    Linux Format

    • A virtual world
      Buy it now!Read a sampleWe expect virtualisation isn’t anything new to you, our happy reader, but it’s a topic that’s constantly evolving, improving and has become essential to a world that expects the ability to spin up multiple instances…
      - 22 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:52am -
    • Escape Windows! (again)
      Buy it now!Read a sample Don’t use Linux because it’s free, but because it frees you and your hardware. We’re not here to bash Windows, we’re here to give you choice. When you buy a Mac you have to run MacOS. Buy a PC and you’ll be stee…
      - 45 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 2:13am -
    • Shields up!
      Buy it now!Read a sampleCompanies that market products like to talk about the “threatscape”. Long gone are the days when someone might be coding a virus for fun, as an experiment or to see if they could get it to propagate widely enough to gai…
      - 73 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:39am -
    • Orange army
      Buy it now!Read a sampleWe know there’s a collective roll of the eyes from many regular readers when we run our (bi)-annual Ubuntu release covers. But there’s no escaping the sales boost every orange-soaked cover gains on the yearly 04 release…
      - 3 May 17, 5:46am -
    • Better infrastructure
      Buy it now!Read a sampleThe stupid thing is that we all know to keep our desktop and server up to date, right? We truly hope so. The simple reason being that new exploits are being discovered all the time – let’s not even get into the CIA Va…
      - 7 Apr 17, 7:58am -
    • The Terminal Man
      Buy it now!Read a sampleIt’s one of those issues where we’ve had to sneak the main feature past management to get it into the magazine. But using the terminal is so core to Linux day-to-day life we were way overdue a decent look at the subje…
      - 16 Mar 17, 12:26pm -
    • Slippery slope
      Buy it now!Read a sampleIn the USA there’s the Fourth Amendment, here in Europe there’s the European Convention on Human Rights and both protect an individual’s rights when it comes to government interference over person, possessions and p…
      - 14 Feb 17, 8:27am -
    • Secured for 2017
      Buy it now!Read a sampleWe know 2016 was bad for security threats and 2017 isn’t looking any better. But with hackers turning their attention to poorly secured internet of thing (IoT) devices, rather than better secured servers or desktop com…
      - 16 Jan 17, 10:53am -
    • Get into Linux!
      Buy it now!Read a sampleWhen was the last time you tried to get someone to use Linux? A family member, a friend, your workplace, heck, how about your entire government? It all starts with a simple install, but unless there’s someone there to…
      - 20 Dec 16, 7:56am -
    • Ultimate Ubuntu
      Buy it now!Read a sampleWhile us Northern hemisphere types pull out the thermal underwear to endure chillier weather and longer nights, we do get the bonus at this time of the year of a whole new Ubuntu distro release to enjoy. Ubuntu 16.10 ha…
      - 16 Nov 16, 6:30am -
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    Mac Format

    • A new way to wear your fitness tracker

      A new way to wear your fitness tracker

      Wearable tech is proving to be this year’s big thing, and is likely to grow even more popular with the release of iOS 8 and its HealthKit app. And along with new wearable gadgets, third-party accessories will surely follow. As a Fitbit user, I real…
      - 10 Jun 14, 7:41am -
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      Get £10 off for one week only! This week only we are offering an extra £10 off purchases of print subscriptions and special editions on myfavouritemagazines.co.uk. Choose any magazine, including MacFormat, spending a minimum of £25 and you will r…
      - 5 Jun 14, 7:01pm -
    • New pro Lytro camera coming – but will it be better than the disappointing first version?

      New pro Lytro camera coming – but will it be better than the disappointing first version?

      When I reviewed the original Lytro camera for MacFormat, I was disappointed. It was such an exciting premise – taking ‘focus-less’ photos where you had the creative control to refocus the shot after you’d taken it – and it looked weird and…
      - 22 Apr 14, 8:00am -
    • Revealed: Razer’s iOS 7 games controller and app

      Revealed: Razer’s iOS 7 games controller and app

      We’ve received images and information about Project Kazuyo, an unannounced iOS 7 games controller that’s being developed by Razer, which specialises in gaming-focussed PCs and peripherals. It will be an case-style controller, and will feature re-…
      - 31 Mar 14, 8:58am -
    • Save on a MacFormat subscription in our Spring offer!

      Save on a MacFormat subscription in our Spring offer!

      Our Spring Sale is on! Save up to 45% on a print magazine subscription in our Spring Sale. We’re celebrating Spring and the inspiration it gives us by discounting all our magazines. Why not treat yourself to a subscription to MacFormat, starting fr…
      - 18 Mar 14, 10:23am -
    • 1Password 4

      1Password 4

      1Password is a system for storing and managing sensitive data, much of which integrates with web browsers. As the app’s name suggests, much of it centres around online login details – it can rapidly create and deploy complex passwords, increasing…
      - 28 Feb 14, 5:51am -
    • Get Parallels Access on an Extended Trial!

      Get Parallels Access on an Extended Trial!

      With Parallels Access, you can use your Mac or Windows PC applications on your iPad, from anywhere where you have an internet connection. Need Microsoft Office on the move? No problem – if you have it on your Mac, you can remotely access it on your…
      - 5 Feb 14, 11:21am -
    • Free Mac Pro desktop pictures – in 4K!

      Free Mac Pro desktop pictures – in 4K!

        The new Mac Pro is here – and so is MacFormat’s official verdict. The new issue of the magazine, out today, is packed with information about it, including benchmarks, advice on which build-to-order options are worth spending money on, details…
      - 29 Jan 14, 4:47am -
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      iSkysoft has a great range of Mac applications, and with MacFormat's exclusive offer, you can get 50% off any of them! Just use our special offer code when you order.
      - 15 Jan 14, 5:42am -
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      • Today in Tech – 1890

        Today in Tech – 1890

        On this day in 1890 the United States Census Bureau announced the current population of the country at that time which was over 62 million, a figure tabulated for the first time using the Hollerith Census Machine. The machine was invented by Herman H…
        - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:24am -
      • Projects of the Week, August 14, 2017

        Projects of the Week, August 14, 2017

        Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Clonezilla Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image®. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive. Two t…
        - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:24am -
      • Community Health: What Should You Be Measuring?
        Growth. It’s the standard by which we measure health and success. With open source projects however, growth is not always synonymous to success. In some cases, there can be a significant growth in community, but a decrease in overall contributions.…
        - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 12:16am -
      • Today in Tech – 1927

        Today in Tech – 1927

        On this day in 1927 cognitive scientist and computer pioneer Marvin Minsky was born. Minsky was born in New York City and received a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University. He joined the staf…
        - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 12:31am -
      • Projects of the Week, August 7, 2017

        Projects of the Week, August 7, 2017

        Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Peace Equalizer, UI for Equalizer APO Peace equalizer is a user interface for Equalizer APO http://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo by Jonas Thederin…
        - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:20am -
      • August 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – IssabelPBX

        August 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – IssabelPBX

        For our August “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected IssabelPBX, a Free Open Source Software that Unifies communications in a single platform and allows you to build communication tools for businesses. It is based on an Elastix® fork (c…
        - 14 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 12:37am -
      • Today in Tech – 1902

        Today in Tech – 1902

        On this day in 1902 accomplished mathematician and one of the earliest female computer pioneers Mina Spiegel Rees was born. Rees was born in Cleveland, Ohio but grew up in New York City where she received her formal education. She graduated valedicto…
        - 16 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 12:04am -
      • August 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Lazarus

        August 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Lazarus

        For our August “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Lazarus, a stable and feature-rich visual programming environment for the FreePascal Compiler. It supports the creation of self-standing graphical and console applicati…
        - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 12:21am -
      • Projects of the Week, July 31, 2017

        Projects of the Week, July 31, 2017

        Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: deepin deepin is a distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, and stable operating system. [ Download deepin ] Manjaro Community Torrent…
        - 18 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 12:25am -
      • Grow Your Community by Cultivating a Winning Culture
        Culture is one of the most important aspects of open source communities. It is culture that defines what a community is all about, what motivates its members and unites them. It can also be what helps a community grow. While the software is primarily…
        - 21 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 12:20am -

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