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Ask a Dev: How to Use GPS in a Hybrid App

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In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, Web Developer Alex Wasner discusses how developers can use native location services in a hybrid app.

While HTML 5 gives you access to geolocation navigation to request a user’s location, that expires after 24 hours, which can be annoying. Wasner recommends using Apache Cordova or PhoneGap to save a user’s preferences. Cordova also allows use of native maps like Google Maps and Bing Maps.

“The upside to…

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Earth Day Google Doodle Shows a Different Animal Each Time You Click

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In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Google has a special, animated doodle on its homepage, which shows you a different animal species each time you click on it.

Some of the animals featured are the Japanese macaque, rufous hummingbird, moon jellyfish and the veiled chameleon. You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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Earth Day Google Doodle features several animal species, which change each time you click on the…

Netflix Getting Support for Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search

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Amazon’s Fire TV can plan on another voice-search partner later this year: Netflix.

Buried in Netflix’s Q2-earnings letter to shareholders was the following sentence (emphasis ours):

Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick, and Amazon Fire TV (on which we expect to support voice search later this year) push the quality of experience and price points for adapter products.

Last week, Amazon announced that Hulu Plus, Crackle and and Showtime…

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A Short History of Obama’s Evolving Stance on Gay Marriage

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President Barack Obama will be remembered for a host of reasons when he steps down from office at the beginning of 2017 — collaring Osama bin Laden, passing the Affordable Care Act — but a prominent reason is likely to be his “evolving” stance on gay marriage.

In an age when 59% of the American public now supports same-sex marriage — a drastic shift in favor of gay rights over the last few years — anything the president has uttered on the subject has garnered attention. Publicly, he’s said…

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Scene Sparks Young Love With Cigarette

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Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort revealed a new clip from their upcoming film The Fault in Our Stars during Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards

And while the film, based on John Greene’s young-adult novel, is sure to be a tearjerker, there’s no need to break out the tissues yet.

The one-minute clip shows Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort) mingling outside of a youth support group for kids with cancer. Things start off…

Mozilla’s CMO Moonlights As An iPhone Model

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Security Startup DSTRUX Gives All Your Files the Snapchat Treatment

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If you’ve ever hit “send” and regretted it, then DSTRUX is for you.

DSTRUX, a seven-person New York startup, on Friday released a cloud-based technology by the same name that lets you send photos and documents that you can destroy remotely. For instance, if you sent a Word document to a friend via Gmail, you could give your friend 10 minutes to look at it before it dissolved. You could also prevent your friend from forwarding the document.

In addition, DSTRUX makes it impossible for the…

How Ditching Windows XP Will Make the Whole Internet Safer

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Support for Windows XP may be over, but the 13-year-old operating system isn’t going anywhere. Certainly, there will be a rush to upgrade older systems after Microsoft kicked XP to the curb on Tuesday, but looking at simple numbers — more than 27% of all computers worldwide still run the software — holdouts are inevitable.

That poses a growing danger not just to those PCs, but to any system coming into contact with them. With significant market share and no more official support, Windows XP…

How Ditching Windows XP Will Make the Whole Internet Safer

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Support for Windows XP may be over, but the 13-year-old operating system isn’t going anywhere. Certainly, there will be a rush to upgrade older systems after Microsoft kicked XP to the curb on Tuesday, but looking at simple numbers — more than 27% of all computers worldwide still run the software — holdouts are inevitable.

That poses a growing danger not just to those PCs, but to any system coming into contact with them. With significant market share and no more official support, Windows XP…

Ukraine’s Zoo Animals Struggle to Survive Amid Political Turmoil

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When ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February, he left behind a nation, a mansion and a pristine 343-acre zoo.

The zoo’s animals and its employees were left to find food and money themselves, and the interim government hasn’t been able to help it, given Ukraine‘s economy is struggling to survive. For now, officials say there’s not enough funding to support Yanukovych’s former zoo and several others throughout the country that have sought donations to prevent…