Łukasz Czarnecki

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Cortana for Android review

Digital assistants are popping up all over the place, whether it be Google Now, Apple’s Siri, Hound by SoundHound, and now Microsoft’s Cortana. …

Personal Data

Facebook is prepping for an Android doomsday

Facebook wants to be prepared should it ever enter a war with Google. In a report this morning, <i>The Information</i> says that Facebook has worked on a number of contingency plans that will allow it to continue operating on Android in the event that Google cuts it off from the Play Store, and therefore …

Apps

Facebook made its Android app crash to test your loyalty

In an effort to see just how far it could go to get Android users to abandon its platform, Facebook reportedly sabotaged its mobile app in years past with errors that would cause it to crash for hours. <i>The Information</i> reports that Facebook wanted to test users' loyalty despite issues. Where the …

Apps

Introduction to Functional Programming in Swift

Swift’s grand entrance to the programming world at WWDC in 2014 was much more than just an introduction of a new language. It brings a number of new …

Programming

Android Studio 2.0: What’s New for Developers?

When Android Studio first arrived, it was a big update for developers, who loved creating apps on Android. This advanced emulator made a big …

Google confirms next Android version will use Oracle’s open-source OpenJDK for Java APIs

Google is replacing its implementation of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK). The news first came by a “mysterious Android codebase commit” from last month submitted to Hacker News. Google …

iBeacon 101: Smarter iBeacons with Swift

iBeacon is an increasingly popular protocol that utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, enabling devices to broadcast a signal to dedicated …

Internet of Things

RxRelay

Relays are RxJava types which are both an Observable and a Consumer.<p>Basically: A Subject except without the ability to call onComplete or …

Android Studio 2.0 now brings an improved Android Emulator

Given the size of the Android ecosystem, it’s a wonder how app developers are even able to test out their apps early in the development phase. Before …