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Samsung to open bada to other manufactuers, developers next year

September 20th, 2011

Samsung will open its bada mobile operating system to other manufacturers and developers next year in an effort to “reduce its reliance” on Android, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The South Korea-based company also hopes it can deploy bada on other devices, such as smart TVs. Samsung unveiled bada in late 2009 and …

Google posts guide to prep Honeycomb apps for Ice Cream Sandwich

September 19th, 2011

Google posted a guide on its Android Developers website on Monday that should help developers prepare Honeycomb applications for the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, which will run on smartphones as well as tablets. That means Honeycomb developers will need to make their applications compatible with displays smaller than those found on …

Steve Ballmer: No platform will ship more than Windows

September 14th, 2011

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer surprised developers during Micorosft’s BUILD conference in California on Wednesday when he took the stage to talk up Microsoft’s new operating system, currently named Windows 8. Ballmer noted that there have already been 500,000 downloads of the operating system since it went live last night. “We still have a long way …

Microsoft Windows 8 launches to developers this week, loaded with new features [video]

September 13th, 2011

Microsoft announced that it is releasing a developer preview of its upcoming next-generation operating system, currently named “Windows 8,” during its BUILD conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. President of Windows and Windows Live Division Steve Sinofsky took the stage during BUILD’s opening keynote and discussed several of the operating system’s new features. “We reimagined …

iTunes Match now available for developers

August 29th, 2011

Apple’s iTunes Match service, which lets you store your entire music collection, including music you have ripped from a CD, or purchased or downloaded elsewhere, is now available for developers for testing. Apple’s iTunes Match service automatically scans your music library and checks your digital music files against Apple’s 18 million plus music library. If …

WebOS developers flocking to Windows Phone, Microsoft director says

August 22nd, 2011

Microsoft is offering to help published webOS developers create applications for its Windows Phone platform. The response has been very positive so far, according to Windows Phone 7 director Brandon Watson. Here’s how Microsoft began poaching: on August 19th, Watson tweeted: “To any published webOS devs: We’ll give you what you need to be successful …

Apple iCloud.com beta launches for developers, pricing revealed

August 1st, 2011

Apple’s official iCloud.com website is now live for developers as part of a new beta phase of the service. The website is complete with web applications for Calendar, Contacts, Mail, iCloud for Pages, iWork and Find My iPhone. It also currently has a look and feel very reminiscent of iOS, which we like. We already …

OS X Lion 10.7.2 around the corner?

July 23rd, 2011

We’ve just received a tip that OS X Lion 10.7.2, a combo update, is available for Mac developers in Apple’s developer site. While the OS isn’t available on the regular Mac portal, it’s available as a direct link within the iCloud for Lion beta section. No word on what updates or changes will be in …