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Android app payments, Fiddler for Linux, and Opera Neon—SD Times news digest: Jan. 13, 2017

Google wants to help developers manage payments better. The company announced new improvements for developers with paid apps, in-app purchases, or subscriptions. Google will move order management to the Google Play Developer Console in order for developers to access payment settings easier. In addition, the company will add new features such as bulk refunds, subscription … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Zazu

If you are a hacker, creator, developer, or you just dabble in code, this trending repo on GitHub might make its way into your life, especially if you are looking for a fully extensible launcher. Zazu is an open-source launcher with defaults that make it useful out of the box, according to its website. It … continue reading

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Google to remove Chrome support, Microsoft acquires Genee, and the U.S. DOE launches EQUIP program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 22, 2016

Google is beginning its move away from the Chrome apps platform by removing support for packed and hosted apps from Chrome on Linux, Mac and Windows over the course of the next two years. According to Google’s Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, vice president of product management, approximately 1% of users on Linux, Mac and Windows actively use … continue reading

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Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, … continue reading

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Apple’s third beta releases, Opera sells for less than $1 billion, and Qt WebBrowser 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 19, 2016

Developers can explore the third pre-release betas of three of Apple’s four future platform updates, including iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. Developers who sign up for the Apple developer program can download the beta 3 builds, as well as the Xcode beta. Developers are provided with release notes that include platform updates, bug … continue reading

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Docker open-sources three unikernels: HyperKit, VPNKit, DataKit

Docker is open-sourcing three components with the same source code that are used to power the release builds for Docker for Mac and Windows desktop applications. The three open-source kits can be used by themselves, or they can be combined to form a complete product. According to a post on the Docker blog, the components … continue reading

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FileMaker 15 enables custom app development, Rancher HA simplified, and Facebook’s AI backbone—SD Times news digest: May 10, 2016

FileMaker has announced the newest release of its custom app platform, FileMaker 15, which has new features in automation, mobility, performance and security. The new features for mobility include Touch ID support, which allows developers to access their custom apps with their finger, including with 3D Touch support. There are automation and integration features that … continue reading

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Apple’s sales decline as a result of lacking ‘self-cannibalism’

This week, Apple released a report that showed that its first decline in revenue in 13 years. Sources said part of the decline is because of fewer new products, iPhone sales slowing down, and the company’s lack of “cannibalism.” According to the company’s report, Apple’s quarterly revenue is US$50.6 billion and its quarterly net income … continue reading

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Intel releases Arduino 101 source code, free VPN integrated in Opera, and VersionOne Spring 2016 Release—SD Times news digest: April 21, 2016

The real-time operating system that powers the Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 is open source, ready for those who want to use it for studying purposes. This package contains the complete BSP (Board Support Package) for the Curie processor on the 101. It allows developers to compile and modify the core OS and the firmware … continue reading

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Apple computers can’t handle Oculus Rift, Google development tips, and .NET Compatibility Diagnostics—SD Times news digest: March 4, 2016

Oculus Rift won’t be coming to Apple anytime soon, at least not to any of the Apple computers on the market today. According to Shack News, Apple computers aren’t good enough to handle the company’s virtual reality headset. “That is up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it,” Palmer … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitHub Desktop

GitHub is making the jump from Web-based platform to desktop collaboration. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is not a project at all, but the next natural extension of GitHub’s open-source platform itself. The repository-hosting service has become the social collaboration hub for open-source development, and with the announcement of GitHub Desktop, it looks … continue reading

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Microsoft open-sources MSBuild and announces Cortana development platform, and Tag Heuer, Intel and Google partner on smartwatch—SD Times News digest: March 19, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Build Engine, the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio, is now available on GitHub. According to Microsoft program manager Rich Lander, the MSBuild sources that are being published on GitHub will be aligned with the version being shipped in Visual Studio 2015. In addition, the company plans to … continue reading

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