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Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Could Silicon Valley's 'no hire' scandal have its day in court?

In the mid-2000s, the leaders of Apple, Google, Adobe, Intel, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm tried to get away with paying employees less than they might have deserved. According to court documents, CEOs including Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt tried to hide an illegal "gentleman's agreement" to keep …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

Mozilla reassurance: Firefox new-tab page won't be plastered with logos

Nonprofit clarifies plans for how it'll test sponsored content on pages that show when users open new browser tabs.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>This story originally reported that Mozilla is dropping its plan for sponsored content altogether. That's not the case. The headline and the story have been corrected to …

Software

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Powdered-alcohol creator shares 'the truth about Palcohol'

The creator of "Palcohol" gives a full-throated defense of the powdered alcohol, and a demonstration, in response to criticism and calls to ban the product.<p>Last month, to the delight of those, like myself, who love imbibing and all things "instant," a modern-day hero emerged. But rather than …

Alcohol

Samsung signs cross-licensing agreement with Cisco, like Google did

Earlier this week Google entered into a patent cross-licensing deal with Cisco and just before that Google and Samsung entered into a 10 year cross licensing patent agreement. Now to complete the group Cisco has entered into a patent cross-license agreement with Samsung, effective immediately.<p>Under …

Intellectual Property

One Month and You Can Have a New Business Running - An Android App Business – Part 8

AppsGeyser<p>One Month and You Can Have a New Business Running - An Android App Business – Part …

Tips & tricks for new Android app developers

<i>My name is Shirwa Mohamed and I am the current developer of the Android app Sliding Explorer. I have been programming for a little over two and half years, now. I started by learning Java and then went on to do a little web development, before moving over to Android . I started building Android</i> …

Apps

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Best resources for Android development

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just beginning with Android development, this list of resources (including tools, libraries, and blogs) is useful for any developer or team on just about any project, big or small.<p>OkHttp<p>OkHttp, a product of Square, is an open-source HTTP and SPDY library …

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