GitHub find: SCPageViewController -
SCPageViewController is a container view controller which allows you to paginate other view controllers and build custom transitions between them while providing correct physics and appearance calls.
Scaling the Facebook data warehouse to 300 PB -
At Facebook, we have unique storage scalability challenges when it comes to our data warehouse. Our warehouse stores upwards of 300 PB of Hive data, with an incoming daily rate of about 600 TB.
Can you imagine? 600 TB of data daily!
Samsung misled investors about 2011 Galaxy Tab sales -
When Strategy Analytics was telling the world that Samsung sold nearly 2 million Galaxy Tabs in six weeks, the truth was that it took Samsung all of 2011 to sell half that many in the U.S., its single biggest smartphone market.
Nothing shocks me anymore about Samsung!
Gmail is more secure -
Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default. Today’s change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers—no matter if you’re using public WiFi or logging in from your computer, phone or tablet.In addition, every single email message you send or receive—100 percent of them—is encrypted while moving internally. This ensures that your messages are safe not only when they move between you and Gmail’s servers, but also as they move between Google’s data centers—something we made a top priority after last summer’s revelations.
Well done Google!
iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More -
Time for an update!
My tumblr turned 7 today!
Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold -
Smartphones sales accounted for 53.6% of overall mobile phones. There is still a huge market potential for smartphones.
A compatibility table showing the available default system fonts across different mobile platforms.
Future Samsung phones could share what you type with other apps -
Samsung is said to be considering letting app developers know a whole lot more detail about what individual users do with their phones. According to The Information, Samsung has been developing a service called Context that would collect what a person types, what apps they use, and what data their phone’s sensors pick up, and then allow developers to tap into that pool of data to enrich their apps. The Information suggests that by using Context a video service might be able to automatically display sports videos to someone who frequently searches for sports.
Exactly what I want on my phone. A preinstalled key logger.
Using CocoaPods to Modularize a Big iOS App -
Interesting approach of separating each section of a large application into smaller, stand alone apps and then using CocoaPods to glue everything together.