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Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market Developers Now Eyeing the Wearable Device Market

With smartphones now dominating mobile phone sales worldwide, manufacturers are looking past tablets toward the next untapped device market. Judging by the success of the poorly-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Gear, the next big market is shaping up to be wearable devices. …

Google Play Starts Highlighting Tablet Apps, Labeling Others As ‘Designed For Phones’ Google Play Starts Highlighting Tablet Apps, Labeling Others As ‘Designed For Phones’

Google announced today that it is rolling out changes to Google Play, in which it will better differentiate between apps that are designed for tablets and apps that are designed for phones. Regardless of whether or not you developed your …

Google Analytics Gets New Custom Dimensions Google Analytics Gets New Custom Dimensions

Google announced today that it has added “many” new dimensions to standard reports in Google Analytics. Included is Custom Dimensions, which Google says has been a highly requested feature. Here, you can see example custom dimensions “user tier,” “is logged …

Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL Amazon Launches Amazon RDS For PostgreSQL

Amazon announced RDS (Relational Database Service) for PostgreSQL on Thursday, and that PostgreSQL is now available as a managed service on Amazon Web Services with up to 3TB of storage, 20,000 IOPS and support for high-availability. Amazon RDS supports the …

Flash Player 11.9 Updated, Improves Safari With Safe Mode Flash Player 11.9 Updated, Improves Safari With Safe Mode

It’s that time of the month again where Adobe releases another update for Flash Player and AIR. This month’s update includes a number of fixes and new features for Windows and Mac platforms. To start off, here are all the …

Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish

As part of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the company also acquired the GlassFish application server project. Since its launch, GlassFish users have enjoyed commercial support for the latest releases of Java Enterprise Edition, but that’s no longer the case. …

Gmail Gets More Quick Action Buttons Gmail Gets More Quick Action Buttons
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Earlier this year, Google added quick action buttons in Gmail. They appear on messages in the inbox, and allow users to take action on them without even having to open them. Initial examples included things like checking in for flights, …

Android App Translation Service Goes Live For All Developers Android App Translation Service Goes Live For All Developers

Back at Google I/O in May, the company showed off a new app translation service for Android developers. In short, it would allow developers to hire professional translators through Google who would then translate their app into however many languages …

TechSherpas Now CompTIA Authorized Partner TechSherpas Now CompTIA Authorized Partner

TechSherpas recently announced that it is now a CompTIA Authorized partner. The CompTIA Authorized Partner Program recognizes CompTIA training and courseware partners for class and certification materials quality. The company explains: CompTIA builds vendor-neutral certifications that measure foundational skills. They …

Should Linux 4.0 Focus Only On Bug Fixes? Should Linux 4.0 Focus Only On Bug Fixes?
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In about a year, we’ll be treated to Linux 4.0. It’s creator, Linus Torvalds, wants to know if it should focus exclusively on bug fixes and stability. PCWorld reports that Torvalds made the controversial suggestion during a Q&A session at …

Mozilla, OTOY Introduce ORBX.js, Brings Cloud-Based Graphics Processing To The Web Mozilla, OTOY Introduce ORBX.js, Brings Cloud-Based Graphics Processing To The Web

In 2010, OnLive introduced a revolutionary idea – leverage the power of the cloud to stream PC games to any PC regardless of its specs. Now a number of Web companies are taking that idea even further with a new …

All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses

In an effort to get indie developers to make Wii U games, Nintendo offered free development tools, like a Unity license, in exchange for games. Now Microsoft’s indie program – ID@Xbox – is offering the same deal. Unity CEO David …

Amazon Mobile App Developers Now Have Access To Analytics, A/B Testing Amazon Mobile App Developers Now Have Access To Analytics, A/B Testing
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Despite building Fire OS on top of Android, Amazon wants developers to choose its platform over Android or iOS when building apps. Over the last year, it’s become easier to recommend the platform as Amazon has leveraged the power of …

Google Updates Play Services To 4.0 Google Updates Play Services To 4.0
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Google announced the release of Google Play Services version 4.0 today, which includes the Google Mobile Ads SDK and improvements to Google+, geofencing, and Google Wallet Instant Buy APIs. This time around, they’re dropping support for Froyo. Froyo devices will …

Here’s Everything Developers Need To Know About Android 4.4 Here’s Everything Developers Need To Know About Android 4.4

After two months of waiting, Google finally unveiled the features its bringing to its mobile OS with Android 4.4. There’s a lot of good stuff for users and you can read more about that here. There’s even better news though …

Here’s A Lesson On The Google Wallet Objects API Java Quick Start Here’s A Lesson On The Google Wallet Objects API Java Quick Start

Google has put out a new Google Developers Live video on YouTube discussing the Wallet Objects API and how to get started with their Java quick start sample. This is designed to help developers get started with their integration quickly. …

Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools
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Google has announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature called Security Issues, which shows verified site owners info about the security issues on their sites (in a single place), and lets them find problems faster with detailed code …

Mozilla’s Open Web Apps Have Made Great Progress Mozilla’s Open Web Apps Have Made Great Progress

When building apps for Firefox OS, developers use modern Web tools like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to deliver apps with near native performance on mobile devices. Now Mozilla is helping those same developers bring their Firefox OS apps to other …

Facebook Launches Video, CPA Bidding For Mobile App Ads Facebook Launches Video, CPA Bidding For Mobile App Ads
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A year ago, Facebook launched mobile app install ads, and today, they get video support and the ability for developers to set cost per action bids. Video ads will appear in the mobile news feed when the user clicks the …

Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google

Veteran web usability consultant Jakob Nielsen recently gave an “At Google” talk about mobile usability and where it’s headed. Google has now made the talk available for all to see. If your’e developing a mobile app or site, you may …

TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web

Real-time collaboration is an important part of the modern Web. In fact, you could argue that it’s the most important aspect of any modern Web app – just look at how much emphasis Google Docs puts on working together. Unfortunately, …