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Apple dishes dirt on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion); developer preview available

February 24th, 2011

On the heels of today’s MacBook Pro unveiling, Apple announced that it would be making a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 — codenamed Lion — available to developers. The company writes that Lion “takes some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac.” Apple details several, previously disclosed, features …

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 …

Apple releasing iOS 4.3 beta 3 today; build 8F5166b?

February 1st, 2011

One of our Apple sources has just let us know that the company’s iOS 4.3 rampage isn’t slowing down. We have been told there will be yet another beta build posted for developers, wearing the build number 8F5166b, at some point today. This would be the third build of iOS 4.3 in just three weeks… …

Google publishes Android 2.3 SDK for developers, details improvements

December 6th, 2010

When it rains it pours in Android-land! Earlier this morning, Google published an Android 2.3 video for developers. While the video focuses mainly on development, the developer website includes new APIs available in the new code, including: SIP-based VoIP support, NFC (Near Field Communication) support, support for gyroscope, rotation vector, linear acceleration, gravity, and barometer, …

Apple seeds iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master candidate to developers

November 18th, 2010

Probably not the iOS 4.2 announcement you were hoping for, but it is an announcement nonetheless. Moments ago, Apple seeded another gold master candidate of iOS 4.2 — 4.2.1 — to developers via its iOS Dev Center. Presumably, the new code fixes several bugs that have been reported in the first 4.2 GM candidate; including a fairly nasty …

Nexus One getting Android 2.3 OTA this week?

November 8th, 2010

Alright, we don’t want to get everyone all riled up on a Monday morning, but this next bit of speculative news is pretty exciting. Recently, a gentlemen by the name of Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez let go a pretty exciting tweet. The 160 character quip, which was written in Español, roughly translates as: Prepare your Nexus …

BlackBerry Playbook simulator now available for Mac and Windows

October 25th, 2010

If you’re anxious to see just what the new, QNX-based operating system on the BlackBerry Playbook is going to look like, listen up. The company has just released the Playbook OS simulator — along with the Adobe Air SDK — for both Mac OS X and Windows on its developer site. The simulator does not reveal any …

Samsung discontinuing support of Symbian December 31

October 1st, 2010

Last week, we heard about Sony Ericsson bailing on Symbian and this week it looks like Samsung is following suit.  In a message to developers, Samsung noted that it would stop supporting Symbian developers on December 31, 2010. “We recommend posting any new discussion board queries no later than the 10th of December 2010 to …