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Twitter has combined gnip.com and dev.twitter.com to produce the new developer.twitter.com site, which is said to be “a complete reference centre” for its platform and a “hub for all developer resources.” According to Twitter staff developer advocate Andy Piper, apart from relocating the content from gnip.com and dev.twitter.com in one place—including the social network’s publisher platform, Twitter Kit tools, ads APIs (application-programming interfaces), Gnip APIs and standard Rest and streaming APIs—Twitter added pages to help ...
Xamarin, the Microsoft-owned cross-platform development software provider, has announced the launch of a new mobile certification program. The Certified Mobile Professional qualification comes through the company’s Xamarin University, which offers tutorials and learning on a variety of operating systems and languages, including Android, iOS, and C#. Naturally, these courses are not entirely altruistic. Xamarin’s platform – and indeed its mission – are based around C#, with the company’s platform page making the point that “anything ...
Apple often takes a strict approach to security, but an apparent slip-up authorised an API which allowed Uber to record users’ iPhone screens. Security researcher Will Strafach made the claim saying the powerful ability would allow Uber to record the screen even when it’s running in the background. The ability comes from what Apple calls ‘entitlements’ which allow app developers to do things requiring special privileges such as interacting with iCloud or Apple Pay. The ...
A survey of more than 600 mobile developers recently conducted by Evans Data shows that augmented reality (AR) is currently being incorporated in some form into apps from 44% of mobile developers, whereas the other 30% are assessing or testing the technology in their piloting and prototyping projects. The survey reveals 35.3% of the developers citing lack of awareness of the potential of AR among the general public as a major challenge, while 25% stating ...
If you’ve ever attempted to watch Netflix or other paid video streaming services on certain devices, you may have noticed that even if your plan supports streaming videos in high definition, the video quality doesn’t go over 480p. This is not necessarily an issue with your Internet speed or a bug within the Netflix app. Instead, it could totally be the fault of your device itself. This is because Netflix and other services such as ...
Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford, and Nokia have announced the first cellular V2X (vehicle to everything) trials in the United States. The tests are expected to take place in the San Diego Regional Proving Ground, with support from McCain, an intelligent transportation solutions provider, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) among others. The move comes precisely two months after Qualcomm launched what it called a ‘groundbreaking’ cellular-V2X technology to ‘help pave a path for the ...
Silver Spring Networks has announced the initial successful deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The Dubai-based public service infrastructure company’s network canopy extends throughout the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which is said to offer high performance, reliability, security as well as scalability. In addition, Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology has been integrated into Honeywell Elster’s smart meter devices to connect ...
Every now and then, a product comes along which shakes up and revolutionises an established category. In our review of the original Ring Video Doorbell, we alluded to it being such a product. We’ve finally got our hands on its successor, and while it’s not as revolutionary as the original, it takes some major steps forward. If you looked at the spec sheet alone, it would appear little has changed with the second generation doorbell ...
Cisco and Siemens lead the list of smart city suppliers in a new report prepared by Navigant Research. The study, titled “Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers”, examined the strategy and execution of 16 prominent smart city suppliers with the faculty to provide leadership on extensive smart city projects across various operational and service areas. The list was prepared by taking 10 criteria into consideration: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic reach; market presence; ...
I recently made the ill-advised decision to update my 13-inch MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra before it was approved by our IT department. That's a no-no.So while I waited for my machine to get rolle...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/rpvowhi5AyA/macbook-pro-2015-is-best-macbook-in-2017 to see original story and photos ...
Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat are the top three instant messaging apps currently dominating the market. Their continued dominance is easily explained by their inclusion of a simple to use interface along with a user base of millions of people. However, each of these IM apps share one flaw: they are owned by Social Media giants. If someone signs up for a WhatsApp account, they also have to agree to Facebook’s user license agreement. It’s ...
While plenty of clock apps on the Play store offer the ability to track multiple time zones, we love promoting apps from within the XDA community. Glode: World clock and time zone converter is developed by lmchanh from the forums. A lot of time was spent making this app look as good as it does and you’ll be hard pressed to find an app with a better design than Globe. Globe lets you track the time of ...
Notifications in MIUI have always been a pain point. Even though other Android devices have had a single finger swipe gesture to expand notifications back in Android Jelly Bean, users would have to swipe with two fingers to expand notifications in MIUI. The problems don’t stop there, though. Android Nougat brought inline replies to notifications and also introduced bundled notifications from the same app in order to cut down on clutter. Unfortunately, Xiaomi didn’t bother to add ...
Microsoft has finally admitted Windows Phone is being put to rest and no further hardware or features will be developed for it. The platform offered a refreshing alternative to the ‘me too’ approach between iOS and Android, but that was also part of its downfall. While the platform still had a chance, it was too complicated to port apps from iOS and/or Android to Windows Phone. Between iOS and Android, it was relatively easy. Over ...
LG Electronics has opened its arms to developers, allowing them to access its smart home platform SmartThingQ. This opportunity gives developers a chance to visit the dedicated website wherein they can apply for a partnership, which if successful, will let them enter the platform’s application programming interface (API). Once the developers have access to the SmartThinQ API, their services and products will formally carry the “Works with SmartThinQ” branding. Moreover, their IoT devices will also ...
Google is furthering its vision to make Instant Apps, well, instant, with an update to its programming kit. The issue with today’s instant Android apps is that Google has to load support for every possible device. With the number of Android devices available globally, many with very unique configurations, this can slow down the loading of the apps considerably. Developers can now target specific device configurations with unique profiles. A device with a low-resolution screen, ...
Google is offering 50,000 developer scholarship opportunities with education platform provider Udacity to help those who want to build on the web and Android. The move adds to the 130,000 scholarships already put out by the two companies around the world, with this initiative aimed at US residents. The first phase of the scholarships will revolve around three months of access to Udacity courses on a choice of HTML and CS, offline web applications, Android ...
As businesses undergo digital transformations to remain competitive, they need to provide an IT backbone that is fast, secure and reliable, while exceeding growing bandwidth needs. What they are finding is that existing copper cabling cannot keep pace. IT executives are constantly being challenged with the need for greater performance and bandwidth in their enterprise networks. The demand for more elaborate security coupled with superior scalability and reliability at lower costs is at an all ...
IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has launched a new guide intended to address consumer-related issues about business to consumer (B2C) IoT services. The guide titled “Good Data Practice: A Guide for Business to Consumer IoT Services for Australia”, launched at the Comms Day/Communications Alliance IoT Summit in Sydney, is an outcome of a joint effort by industry, consumer representatives and regulatory bodies. While launching the 20-page guide, Gavin Smith, IoTAA Chair and President and Chairman of ...
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology firm Augury has introduced a cloud-based diagnostics platform that foretells equipment failures beforehand by keeping a close eye on mechanical equipment. Augury Halo can predict equipment failures by using sensing technologies such as vibrations and ultrasound. It also provides comprehensive, actionable recommendations for maintaining machine health. In addition, the platform issues reports about the developing problems and suggests maintenance practices. Targeted for smart industrial and commercial plants, Augury Halo ...
Silver Spring Networks has launched its IoT Developer Program in a large number of European nations and some selected countries in the Middle East. Presenting at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Silver Spring Networks said that expansion of the Internet of Important Things to the new countries will help in speeding up innovation. The expansion for Internet of Important Things into EMEA includes the following: Developer Portal; Milli Shield Dev Kit for Arduino boards ...
Though the company has virtually no presence in the United States, Huawei is a top 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Its subsidiary, Honor, aims to penetrate the Indian market with budget smartphones. Elsewhere, Huawei recently launched the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in several markets around the world, and rumors have it the device will launch in the United States as well. Apart from the AI features powered by the company’s HiSilicon ...
Microsoft’s Paint 3D offers a bevy of tools to create some truly amazing 3D models. But if none of the existing options fit the look you’re going for, you can always create your own by doodling on...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/rrjeGrMRfkg/create-3d-doodle-paint-3d to see original story and photos ...
Google's appropriately-named automatic machine learning AI, AutoML, is now producing better code than its own programmers. So far there's no sign of Skynet-like aggression, thankfully, but it won't help to calm the fears of leading figures such as Elon Musk that AI is now doing a better job than humans at essentially coding itself. AutoML is designed to be a solution to the problem of the lack of machine learning talent. The system currently works ...
A recently released study conducted by CA Veracode has found that the majority of Java applications contain at least one vulnerable component, making them predisposed to widespread attacks. The research, titled “2017 State of Software Security Report” - which involved CA Veracode’s base of more than 1,400 customers – revealed that less than 28% of companies conduct regular composition analysis to understand which components are built into their applications. There were many high-profile security breaches ...
After receiving numerous constructive feedback and suggestions from Java developers, Microsoft has open sourced the Java debugger extension for Visual Studio Code and backend Java Debug Server along with accumulating some feature improvements and bug fixes. On the Visual Studio Code Marketplace, the Java debugger extension has been installed over 56,000 times and has received a perfect 5.0 rating from seven developers. A new feature added to the tool will allow developers to automatically resolve ...
Google has unveiled a public beta version of the Google Cloud Video intelligence API and has introduced enhancements in the Google Cloud Vision API by updating existing features. The Google Cloud Video intelligence API, first released in March 2017, uses machine learning to make videos searchable and discoverable, by extracting metadata which is also used to index video content. Since the API contains a library of 20,000 labels, those not possessing extensive knowledge in machine ...
Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for your recipe blog? Traditional blog themes lack the imagery needed to make your recipes stand out. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for recipe blogs that you can try right away. Making a Recipe Blog with WordPress WordPress is the most easy to use website builder in the market. It is perfect for sharing recipes and creating engaging food related websites ...
Opening salvos Olga Popova / Shutterstock.com Oracle's long-running legal battle to get what it believes is it's fair share from Google's Android reopened this week – the second time an Appeals Court on Federal Circuit has examined the issue. The first hour overran with a bumpy ride for Google. In under an hour we got an idea of the battle lines, and the judge's scepticism about both sides. While Google quietly writes Android's replacement in ...
A new Navigant Research report has projected that the combined cumulative revenue for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, software and services throughout the world will cross the $1 trillion mark by 2027. The trend will be driven by an increasing number of enterprises as they start realising the benefits of IIoT leading to lower costs and increased equipment maintenance, the research firm added. The report, titled “Industrial Internet of Things”, analysed the overall emerging ...
Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is helping consumers to handle everything via voice command or the click of a button, there is an increased demand for 'internet of intelligence' solutions which can help solve day-to-day tasks more intelligently, recent research has revealed. The research conducted by Magid, on behalf of CTAM, examined the dynamic behaviour, preferences, expectations and aspirations of connected consumers. According to the research, time is an invaluable aspect for consumers who ...
A new Navigant Research report has projected that smart home platform revenue globally will reach $39.5 billion in 2026 from the present worth of only $4.2 billion. At the time when consumers are getting more and more conscious about smart home technologies, the report analyses the global smart home platform with focus on residential IoT hardware, software, services, and smart home platforms. It also discusses the issues associated with the smart home market including value ...
BlackBerry has announced the extension of its strategic partnership with Qualcomm to deliver ‘cutting-edge’ platforms for connected cars. Patrick Little, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive at Qualcomm, comments: "As innovation in the automotive industry accelerates it becomes necessary for industry leaders to work together to deliver leading-edge technology platforms that help to make vehicles safer, more connected, and increasingly autonomous," "Today we're building on our longstanding relationship with BlackBerry to develop automotive ...
Over the past couple months, the XDA Portal team has covered the AndroidTO 2017 and Droidcon UK 2017 developer conference, and you can now view the talks from AndroidTO 2017 on YouTube! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility Intersect at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a part of the Google Developer Group DevFest ...
Google experiments with lots of different niche ideas, and although not all of them make their way into public-facing projects, some really useful ones do end up seeing the light of day. One is Google Trips, a vacation-planning application that helps you book flights, compare hotel rates, and research local goings-on. It launched in September 2016 with basic scheduling tools and airfare alerts, and on Friday, it received an update (version 1.6) chock full of new features, including ...
The newest flagship in Qualcomm’s system-on-chip (SoC) lineup, the Snapdragon 845, was announced on Wednesday at the chipmaker’s Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii. But that wasn’t the conference’s only highlight. Missed this week’s coverage? Don’t fret — we’ve summarized all of Qualcomm’s biggest announcements, including the Hexagon 685 DSP, the Adreno 630, and the Spectra 280 ISP. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Specs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset 845 (10nm LPP) 835 (10nm LPE) CPU 4x 2.8GHz ...
We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the world. Fortunately, in Windows 10, you can tuck those unmentionable plans or files in a secret folder that is password protected, and yo...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/uKt3pZhjusg/password-protect-folder-windows-10 to see original story and photos ...
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re doing what comes naturally at XDA: Looking back at the best value phones Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Huawei, and others had to offer, and highlighting the ones that exceeded our expectations. This is “Value-Flagship” category is an interesting one because it includes devices that have flagship credentials such as premium build quality, dual cameras, and the latest CPU/RAM configurations, but with affordable prices that hit that ~$500 sweet spot. Our ...
The “freemium” model has outpaced all other monetisation strategies when it came to mobile app monetisation. This was revealed by Clutch in a survey, which showed that more than 61% of app developers recommend a “freemium” model for mobile app monetisation. The survey also found that the most successful mobile apps do not only need expert recommendations for monetisation strategies but also a holistic approach that extends beyond development. It is suggested that firms need ...
Perl, a language used predominantly for common gateway interface (CGI) as well as system administration and network programming, has been voted as the most disliked programming language by the Stack Overflow development community. The almost 30-year old language came out ahead of Delphi and VBA in the rankings, with a long gap following to PHP, Objective-C, Coffeescript and Ruby. When it came to overall tags – including operating systems, platforms and libraries – the number ...
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