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Google Releases Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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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Microsoft Seems to Have Stopped Developing Windows 10 Mobile

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Although no official statement has been issued by the company, some later affirmations by top Microsoft executives tell us that Windows 10 Mobile development is stopped.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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 4 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 5 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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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Swift’s latest major release contains many changes and updates to the language and the standard library, most notably new String features, extended collections, archival and serialization, and more.

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Apple’s iPhone X Has Custom Neural Engine Processor Built In

by Charles Humble Follow 159 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

Speaking in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park yesterday Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, described some of the technology behind the facial recognition system in the newly announced iPhone X including a dedicated neural engine built into the A11 chip.

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Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

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ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here. Developers Are Recommended to Test Their Apps

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

Google has released the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo. The source code was published to AOSP and system images were made available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Android 8.0 comes with several changes that can affect how existing applications function.

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Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

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Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

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Google Uses Machine Learning to Identify Intrusive Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 15, 2017

Google uses a clustering algorithm to automatically analyze Android apps and detect which ones can be considered intrusive, write Google security engineers Martin Pelikan, Giles Hogben, and Ulfar Erlingsson.

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Apple Open-Sources the Swift Language Migrator

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Apple has open-sourced the Swift 4 migrator that is included in Xcode 9, recently announced at WWDC 2017.

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Developing Skills for Amazon Echo Show

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

The recently introduced Amazon Echo Show provides developers new opportunities to develop skills that integrate voice control, visual feedback, and tactile input. David Isbitski, Amazon chief evangelist for Alexa, summarized the key points of developing Alexa skills for the Echo Show.

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