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Everyone needs to read this gigantic primer on coding

June 11th, 2015

Code rules everything around us but how many of us really know what it is? For those code neophytes among us, Bloomberg Businessweek has published a gigantic primer on the history of code written by programmer Paul Ford. And when we say “gigantic,” we mean it — in total, Ford’s article is 38,000 words.

New tool lets devs port Xbox 360 games to iOS, Web and soon Android, OS X

June 24th, 2011

Programmer Andrew Russell is working on a project that will undoubtedly pique the interest of game developers around the world. Dubbed ExEn, Russell’s open source software allows devs to port XNA games to iOS, Silverlight and in the near future, Android and OS X as well. In practical terms, this software gives developers a much …

New Adobe Flash Builder lets devs make iOS, Android, PlayBook apps

June 20th, 2011

Adobe on Monday announced the availability of Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex. 4.5, a pair of tools that let developers easily code applications for iOS, Android and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Adobe’s tools now provide developers with a single platform for building apps across each of the three popular mobile operating systems. “The reaction from developers …

Android 2.3.4 available to Nexus S owners via manual download

April 29th, 2011

Did you really think the kiddies over at XDA were going to wait “a few weeks” to get their mitts on Android 2.3.4? Of course not. A sleuthy forum member has uncovered the manual download link for Google’s latest iteration of Gingerbread. The file will update a stock Nexus S, running Android 2.3.3, to the most …

Samsung phones still having problems with first Windows Phone 7 update

March 4th, 2011

It’s not the update you’ve been waiting for, rather it’s the update the will allow you to get the update you’ve been waiting for. Of course we’re talking about Windows Phone 7, and the small, quirky code bundle Microsoft has been attempting to rollout for the past two weeks. After halting the update to Samsung …

Google ousts 21 malicious applications from Android Market, user handsets [Updated]

March 2nd, 2011

While investigating several Android Market applications that appeared to be duplicates, Reddit user lompolo discovered several apps that provide an extra, and definitely unwanted, service. The applications in question contain an exploit that, when downloaded, automatically root the Android handset. Not only that, the apps — 21 in total — also contain an embedded .apk file …

Xbox Live, Office, enhanced maps coming to Nokia’s Windows Phones; Qt not

February 11th, 2011

At at joint press conference today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop provided specific details about what the newly forged partnership between their two companies will look like. Fans of Nokia hardware and the Windows Phone software can get excited about the prospects of Xbox Live, Office, and enhanced maps (a combination …

Apple seeds iOS 4.3 beta 3 to developers

February 1st, 2011

Right on schedule, Apple has released iOS 4.3 beta 3, build number 8F5166b, to developers through its online developer’s portal. The code is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’re in the throes of downloading the new bits as we speak. You do the same and be sure to let us know what …