Years in the making, Google's Internet of Things (IoT) platform, now called Android Things, is ready for its first developer preview.
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Microsoft is finally opening up Cortana quite a bit to developers, and it will let them put this technology in a wide variety of devices.
Rejoice! Build 2017 will be held in Seattle instead of San Francisco, as has been the case for the past several years.
Today: Get ready for WinHEC, developer support for symlinks is finally coming to Windows 10, Chrome 55 is released,, Microsoft's new bot, more.
Microsoft announced today that it has a new Minecraft coding tutorial for students and is hosting free coding workshops in its retail stores.
Microsoft has posted on-demand versions of a free, six-part video series about learning Xamarin development.
At its Connect(); 2016 event this week in New York, Microsoft announced the release candidate of Visual Studio 2017, plus Visual Studio for Mac and other products.
A lot of soul searching has accompanied the sweeping changes that Satya Nadella has implemented over the past few years at Microsoft.
I received an email this week alerting me that Microsoft will be closing its TechRewards program for developers in January 2017. But all of the rewards the program offered are being removed immediately, Microsoft says.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A reminder about Games for Gold, the HoloLens experience “Destination: Mars” is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a look back at 10 years as a professional developer, Google Play Books adds a new Discover feature, and much more.
Android app developers can grab a big update for Android Studio today. Version 2.2 adds a new visual layout editor, support for all the latest developer features in Android 7.0 Nougat, and much more.
Microsoft's Desktop App Converter---previously code-named Project Centennial---is now available in the Windows Store. This will enable developers to get the latest features and bug-fixes automatically as soon as the app is updated going forward.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft is quietly laying off dozens of highly-placed employees, Microsoft partners with Huawei ... on cybersecurity buyers guide, iOS 10 upgrade had a "brief issue" but Apple fixed it, Swift Playgrounds is now available, more.
Microsoft has launched a new cross-platform development show on Channel 9. Based around its Xamarin platform, The Xamarin Show will appear weekly, and the first episode is available now.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows 95 turns 21 today, Microsoft announces App Dev on Xbox live event, Microsoft makes the case for Edge on Mobile, a Microsoft job listing doesn't actually suggest that Xbox One games will require emulation on Project Scorpio, more.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
There are ranters and then there are the well-meaning developers who do nothing but champion the platform. And when a member that latter group issues a blistering criticism of everything that Microsoft hasn't done to make Windows 10 Mobile a success, it's time to pay attention.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Dolphin snatches iPad at SeaWorld Orlando, NuAns fails to meet its Kickstarter goals, August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, HP.com will start selling Elite x3 on September 5 in the US, more.
It's been a big day for Microsoft fans, but the fun's not over yet: The Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK is also available now for developers, as is the ability to bring desktop applications to Windows Store using the Desktop Bridge.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More Surface updates show up for those on Insider Preview, Microsoft confirms that Tim Sweeney is a nut job, Lumia 830 gets Windows 10 Mobile on AT&T, Skype makes special emojis for the band Coldplay, much more.
Google announced this week that it has issued the final Android N developer preview ahead of the mobile OS's official launch. Like previous developer previews, this one is available mostly on select Nexus devices only.
HoloLens application development just got a smidgen easier thanks to new build tools incorporated into Microsoft’s open-source HoloToolkit.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for unintended Windows 10 upgrade, a quick tour of Microsoft building 87, ISOs for Windows 10 Insider preview build 14366 are now available, and Google Project Bloks brings software development to the physical world.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft to hold a WWDC after-party, Google improves Project Fi with U.S. Cellular support, Android Marshmallow finally hits 10 percent adoption, and NFL's Twitter account is hacked.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may have just jumped the shark when it comes to deceptive/forced Windows 10 upgrades, Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership is $20 off now at Amazon, just $40, Smart Lock lets you unlock a Chromebook with your Android phone, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: An amazing Microsoft video from 1991, PayPal kills its Windows phone app, Google, not Microsoft, owns mobile productivity, a survey says, and Google tries to get Android handsets updated more quickly.