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Java 8 Language Features Support Update

<i>Posted by James Lau, Product Manager</i><br>Yesterday, we released Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6. Java 8 language features are now supported by the Android …

Programming

Apple throws shade at Google with new iOS 10 stat

It wouldn't be an Apple event without a little shade, right?<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook opened Thursday's keynote at the company's Mac event in Cupertino with …

So long, Vine. Twitter is shutting down the mobile app in coming months

Vine, as we know it, is over.<p>Twitter announced on Thursday that it will shut down the Vine mobile app in the coming months.<p>"Since 2013, millions of …

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, Ready to Download Now

<b>After 6 months of development you can finally download Ubuntu 16.10, the latest stable release of the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution.</b><p>…

Linux

End of an era as Blackberry stops making phones

After 14 years in the mobile phone business, embattled maker Blackberry has announced that it is no longer going to design its own smartphones.<p>The company, which is famed for its "Qwerty" keyboard mobile phones that were the choice handset for professionals, has been struggling to keep up with …

Google Pixel XL revealed, too!

Last night, Evan Blass published the first press image of the Google Pixel on <i>Venture Beat</i>. It’s the smartphone we’re expecting Google to unveil …

17 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do With iOS 10

Apple's latest update for iPhone and iPad can be a little confusing. These tips and tricks will help.<p>The Messages, Photos, and Maps apps got the biggest updates, but there are a lot of new, smaller tweaks throughout iOS 10 that may be causing new users some confusion.<p>If you're wondering what's …

Google launches VR SDK out of beta, starts taking applications for Daydream Access Program

Google today announced a new program in which it will work with developers who are building applications for Google’s Daydream high-quality mobile virtual reality (VR) platform. Developers can now apply to become part of the new Daydream Access Program (DAP). That way, they won’t have to wait until …

Augmented Reality

Snowden on Google Allo: 'Don't use it'

Following the launch of Google’s messaging app ‘Allo‘ and its accompanying Assistant bot, security experts are up in arms over Google reneging on a promise better protect its users. NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden did a hot take on Allo yesterday, after its US launch, and came to …

The New Ghost in the Shell Teasers Are Truly Hair-Raising

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=ZuD3SB1kKVw<p>"What are you?" asks a mysterious, head-shorn female character in a scene from next …

Nokia to demo Internet transfer technology that’s 1,000 faster than Google Fiber

Thanks to the proliferation of streaming services like Netflix, having a reliable ISP capable of delivering high download speeds is more important …

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Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google's post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on)

The new Android flagship phones come in two screen sizes and aim to improve a Nexus weak spot: the camera.<p>Google decided it's time to bring its phones out of their shadowy niche and duke it out directly with top manufactures such as Samsung and Apple. Welcome to the new Pixel phone era.<p>With premium …

Tim Cook Joins Adobe, Promises to Remove the Healing Brush

In a shocking move that came unexpected to the industry, (now-former) Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to join Adobe this morning at Photokina.<p>The move …

Allo and phone numbers: Everything you need to know

Allo is tied to both your Google account — for intelligent predictions and Google Assistant — and your phone number, for helping friends and other …

Google Trips plots traveler itineraries using an algorithm from 1736

Imagine a traveling salesman with a list of cities he must travel to only once while covering the shortest possible distance, before returning to his …

Allo, the new Google Assistant-infused messaging app, has officially launched

It's the last day of summer and Google has kept its promise - Allo is finally available!

Messaging

iOS 10’s New Messages API Opens a World of Possibility for Exciting App Extensions

Back in June, during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote speech, the Cupertino-company’s Senior Vice President of Software …

iOS 12

Xcode

Build a Responsive UI with ConstraintLayout

ConstraintLayout allows you to create large and complex layouts with a flat view hierarchy (no nested view groups). It's similar to RelativeLayout in …

Build a UI with Layout Editor

In the Layout Editor, you can quickly build layouts by dragging UI elements into a visual design editor instead of writing the layout XML by hand. …

Android Studio 2.2