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Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective when looking at and interacting with the device becomes “dynamic”. The latter enables you to take pictures of physical items …

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Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your time if you’re interested in developing apps for Google-powered wearables. Even if you’re not a developer it gives you glimpse …

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Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do this week. Last year, Amazon …

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Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool

Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing. The tool was first launched last year without this functionality. It gives developers tools for debugging apps and extensions. “Extensions are a great way to enhance the browsing experience. However, …

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Salesforce Takes Wearable Computing To Enterprise With Salesforce Wear

Salesforce announced the launch of a new Salesforce Wear developer pack as it aims to bring enterprise services to wearable computing devices. The pack will help developers get companies connected to their customers through apps for wearables. The company has already partnered with ARM, Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung, and others to get started. Its building support for Android Wear, ARM, …

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Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature

Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level. “For example, you can monitor exactly how long a virtual machine has been running or how much storage space a persistent disk uses …

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Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They’re releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project. Now, it’s fully supported by the company’s engineers, designers, user experience staff, and support team. It includes a rapid release cycle, the company says. …

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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …

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Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed Next Week

Apple has just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be available to stream online this year (or at least the keynote address). Apple has a history of streaming some major events and leaving us in the dark of others, so this is good news for those who want to see what Apple has in store for the next …

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Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook

Heroku recently announced full support for the new PHP. It did so during Facebook’s f8 conference, drawing on Facebook’s PHP innovation. As Heroku notes, the new PHP is built on new runtimes and frameworks, while utilizing familiar aspects of the lagnauge and best practices of other modern frameworks. Heroku made available native HipHop support, packaging and first class frameworks, and …

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Percona XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Percona recently announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Toolkit for MySQL, and Percona XtraBackup are now included in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release of Linux. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also now certified for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP). “Ubuntu and Red Hat are two of the most widely used Linux distributions, and the …

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Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET

At the TechEd event in Houston earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext, once known as Project K. It’s the next version of ASP.NET, which has been redesigned from the ground up. Microsoft says the goal is to create a “lean and composable” .NET stack for building modern cloud-based apps. Here’s the presentation: Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman talks more about ASP.NET …

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