GoGong: An open-source, non-SaaS, screen capture & share platform

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There are many awesome Saas-based screen capture & share services in the market today. Typically they offer a client-app that, when installed, listens in the background for all your screen captures. Once a screen capture is taken, the app seamlessly uploads the image to the cloud and provides the user with a URL (added to their clipboard) that…
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TuneTime: This Game App Takes Music Trivia to the Next Level

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Now that I’ve learned how to natively develop for iOS, I’m starting to have some fun with it! In this case I’ve built a piano based music trivia game. How it Works: Each team attempts to play a secret song on the provided keyboard (via a simple play-by-numbers music score). The player gets no indication towards…
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Key links to finally learning iOS development

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If you haven’t picked up any iOS development skills yet, now is the time. It’s never been easier. Below are my reasons to finally take the plunge (successfully), followed by some helpful links to help you learn to create your first app too. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never coded up an iOS app myself. My excuse? For one, hiring…
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Comparing Google Photos and Amazon Cloud Drive

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Since starting this trip about 2 months ago we’ve taken an average of about 50 photos/videos a day, between our two iPhones and our Coolpix Camera. A month into the trip my external hard drive was filling up fast and I began to worry about how I could keep our growing collection of photos safe without spending a ton of…
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How to create fast motion videos on your iPhone for family vacation updates

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On our trips to locations around the world our family and friends want a way to get an idea for what we are up to.  Like most people, we post pictures to Facebook that try and capture the essence of our trip but video is so much better at truly capturing the 3-dimensional realities of what we…
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What bag did I choose for our world trek?

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Originally I bought a Deuter 50L bag (in the SF REI) with an attached (zip on) daypack. It came with a harness that had thick cushioning straps and a strong frame for back support. Luckily, we decided to test the bags out on our final trip to DC to visit family and friends. During that test I…
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9 Ways to start learning about (or investing in) startups and entreprenuers

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“I’m looking to start investing in (and learning about) startups. Where should I start?” I get this question a lot, so I figured a blog post may the optimal way to answer it moving forward. Of course, it goes without saying that investing in – well – anything really, comes with its own sets of…
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