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New Android API eliminates Bluetooth pairing using NFC

February 19th, 2011

Google made its software development kit (SDK) available for version 2.3.3 of the Android OS earlier this month, and Stanford University’s MobiSocial News uncovered a nifty feature that hasn’t gotten much coverage. The new SDK features an API for “insecure Bluetooth socket connections” on both the client and server sides. Coupled with Gingerbread’s widely publicized …

Windows Phone 7 unlock tool released

November 26th, 2010

If you have a Windows Phone 7 device and are itching to get some OS tinkering in, listen up. Blog ChevronWP7 has released their first Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool for users running Windows XP SP2 or higher. The unlock will allows for “the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, …

Google adds six new fonts to Google Font API, Google Docs

September 21st, 2010

Today, Google announced that it would be adding six new fonts to its Google Font API: Droid Serif, Droid Sans, Calibri, Cambria, Consolas, and Corsiva. The Google Font API system enables the use of web-fonts, hosted on a server, to be displayed on modern web-browsers. In other words, you can display fonts that are not …

webOS 2.0 SDK getting limited release starting today

August 31st, 2010

Finally! Palm has announced that they will begin to roll out the webOS 2.0 SDK — in a limited capacity — to developers starting today. The company isn’t talking about what webOS 2.0 will bring to consumers, but they are touting some of the major overhauls and additions that developers can look forward to. Some …

BlackBerry 6 developer slides and icons leaked

August 2nd, 2010

We have a feeling that you won’t have to wait long to see what BlackBerry 6 looks like, however, if you are one of those people who needs to know right now, we may have something for you. It appears as though the BlackBerry 6 ship is leaking like a sieve, as over 1,200 icons and some …

Apple acquires web-based mapping company Poly9

July 14th, 2010

A report in the Wednesday edition of the French Canadian news site cyberpresse.ca suggests that Apple has acquired Poly9, a Canadian company that develops a web-based mapping program. According to the report, Poly9 has shuttered its Canadian office and pulled down its website. All of Poly9’s employees have been relocated to Apple’s Cupertino campus and …

Google releases App Inventor for Android

July 12th, 2010

Google has unleashed a new tool for Android application creation cleverly named “App Inventor.” The new, web-based tool uses an MIT-created Open Block programming interface to provide easy visual queues to buttons, actions, and more. The new tool is designed to open Android programming to more people and be “simple to use, but also very …

Chrome extensions get access to desktop notification APIs

May 28th, 2010

How about some added browser functionality for those Chrome lovers out there. The Chromium Blog has announced that as of Chrome 5, Chrome extensions will have access to the desktop notification API. As the article explains: Many Chrome extensions use browser actions as a notification area. Notifications can be very valuable to users, but there’s …

RIM gives devs a new API for more push content in apps

May 4th, 2009

Oh hello, WES week! This is already shaping up to be one hell of a nice week for BlackBerry users. Not only did RIM launch BES 5.0 this morning, but it also announced that BlackBerry developers who are members of the BlackBerry Alliance Program now have access to a new API intended to serve even …