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Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

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Firefox Quantum Commits to Cross-Browser Extension Architecture

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 1

With the Firefox 57 “Quantum” release, Firefox now only supports extensions based on the WebExtensions API, joining Chrome and Edge in supporting extension development with pure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based on a cross-browser shared extension architecture.

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Final Android 8.1 Oreo Brings Oreo Go for Low-Memory Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

A month after becoming available as a developer preview, Android 8.1 Oreo 8.1 has reached its final release. In addition to what InfoQ already reported, with Oreo 8.1 comes the new Android Oreo (Go edition) configuration that is specifically targeting low-memory devices.

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WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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container-diff - an Open Source Tool from Google for Analyzing Differences between Docker Images

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 26, 2017

Google released an open source project called container-diff which can be used to analyze differences between Docker images. It supports file-system differences and is aware of changes brought about by the apt, npm and pip package managers.

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Android Architecture Components 1.0: Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Google has made available Android Architecture Components 1.0, a collection of libraries to design “robust, testable, and maintainable apps.” The current components are Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room with others on the way.

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Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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Secure Microkernel seL4 Reaches Version 7

by Kevin Neaton Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Version 7.0.0 of the seL4 high-assurance microkernel has been released, bringing with it an alternate CMake-based build system with support for out-of-tree builds and interactive configuration.

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Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

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How to Choose a Linux Container Image

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

A comparison of Linux container images talks about the best practices in choosing an image. Architecture, security and performance are among the factors, while commercial users would also look for support options.

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Google Releases Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 14, 2017

A few months after its introduction at Google I/O 2017, the Android Instant Apps SDK reaches version 1.1, bringing configuration APKs for binary size optimization and a new API to keep user context when transitioning to an installed app from an instant app.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

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Google Announces Firestore, a Document Database

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Google has announced Cloud Firestore, a document database for mobile, web and server applications.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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