Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger.
When Google released Android Studio 1.0 integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013, it was welcomed as a substantial improvement over Eclipse. Yet, Apple’s Xcode tools for iOS has been widely considered to be superior. With the recent release of Android Studio 2.0, however, Google may have flipped the equation.
- Google Releases Nexus Factory Images With April Android Security Update
BlackBerry to launch two Android phones, admits Priv was too expensive
BlackBerry is planning to launch two mid-range Android devices this year in what analysts are calling the "last opportunity" for the firm to get it right in handsets.
This comes after the company admitted that the Priv, its first phone running Google's mobile operating system, was too expensive. In an interview with Abu Dhabi-based publication The National, BlackBerry chief executive John Chen said there would be one Android handset this year with a keyboard and one full touchscreen, but gave no timing on when they would be released.
Android Studio 2.0 Now Available
Android Studio 2.0 has been released allowing developers to build apps for the Android platform, including phones and tablets, Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android TV. It is the official IDE from Google including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more.
- HTC 10 is the first Android phone ever to support Apple’s AirPlay streaming
- HTC's Boost+ app promises to declutter your Android phone
- The HTC 10 Could Be the Android Phone to Beat
- The HTC 10 is the first Android device to ship with native AirPlay audio streaming support
- Hidden Code Hints Android N Developer Preview May Expand To Non-Nexus Devices
- Meet the New Amazon Kindle, Control Your Android With Your Voice… [Tech News Digest]
- Designing Beautiful Android Wear Watch Faces Just Got Much Easier
- Android N UK release date, name and new features: Android N Developer Preview announced. Plus: the next Android OS will be called Android Na...
- Android 'Voice Access' Lets You Control a Phone by Speaking to it
- Twitter tests out Material Design tweaks in latest Android beta
Yes, Microsoft should drop Windows Mobile for Android and buy Jide Remix OS
James Kendrick sees an easy way for the folks in Redmond to drop Windows Mobile and make Android hardware: Microsoft should acquire the Remix OS through a purchase of Jide.
- Tuesday's security updates
Leaving Beta, New Sponsors
Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta today. We’re also excited to announce that founding sponsors Cisco and Akamai have renewed their Platinum sponsorships with 3-year commitments, Gemalto is joining as our newest Gold sponsor, and HP Enterprise, Fastly, Duda and ReliableSite.net are our newest Silver sponsors.
Mozilla-supported Let’s Encrypt goes out of Beta
In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta. We here at Mozilla are very proud of Let’s Encrypt reaching this stage of maturity
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open Web certificate authority that helps make it easy for any Web site to turn on encryption. Let’s Encrypt uses an open protocol called ACME which is being standardized in the IETF. There are already over 40 independent implementations of ACME. Several web hosting services such as Dreamhost and Automattic, who runs WordPress.com, also use ACME to integrate with Let’s Encrypt and provide security that is on by default.
Experts crack nasty ransomware that took crypto-extortion to new heights
A nasty piece of ransomware that took crypto-extortion to new heights contains a fatal weakness that allows victims to decrypt their data without paying the hefty ransom.
When it came to light two weeks ago, Petya was notable because it targeted a victim's entire startup drive by rendering its master boot record inoperable. It accomplished this by encrypting the master boot file and displaying a ransom note. As a result, without the decryption password, the infected computer wouldn't boot up, and all files on the startup disk were inaccessible. A master boot record is a special type of boot sector at the very beginning of partitioned hard drive, while a master boot file is a file on NTFS volumes that contains the name, size and location of all other files.
Open source code is rarely patched when vulnerabilities are found [Ed: propaganda from Microsoft proxies makes it through to other sites]
Open source code is a convenient and cost-effective way for developers to build apps. However, as CIO noted in a recent article, once that code makes its way into an app, it's rarely ever updated to fix vulnerabilities that are found later. CIO offered up some tips on how to keep open source products secure.
More direction for those looking to use newly open-source tool for 2D animation
Hello I am relatively new to Linux and have dabbled with it at work. I want to get my Linux plus certification with comptia which will also give me my lpic-1. I was wondering what should I use for some practice at home? Ubuntu? Debian?
Also what can I do to study and prepare myself? Are there online resources that will help teach me some basics and help me prepare. Any help is appreciated.
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- Red Hat and QCT to Deliver Servers Bundling OpenStack, Ceph
- Google open source hybrid cloud gets new OpenStack backup driver
- Google cloud to OpenStack users: Come on in!
- The start of a new era? Google natively integrates its public cloud with OpenStack
OpenStack Mitaka Release Finally Makes Open Source Cloud OS Easy
Mitaka, the latest release of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, is now out. For the first time, lots of people are praising the platform for being easy to use. Is this a sign that OpenStack -- after years of development but slow adoption -- is finally entering production data centers in a big way?
Hortonworks Makes Numerous Announcements at its Summit
Hortonworks' Hadoop Summit is underway in Dublin, Ireland and the Hadoop distribution player has a slew of announcements. Notably, Pivotal, already a player in the Hadoop distribution arena, will be reselling Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), which is Hortonworks' Hadoop platform.
Arduino is the perfect introduction to microcontrollers and electronics. The recent trend of powerful, cheap, ARM-based single board Linux computers is the perfect introduction to computer science, programming, and general Linux wizardry. Until now, though, Arduino and these tiny ARM computers have been in two different worlds. Now, finally, there are nightly builds of Arduino IDE on the Raspberry Pi and other single board Linux computers.
Wine 1.8.2 Adds Fixes for Adobe CC 2015 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
The second stable maintenance release of the Wine 1.8 free and open-source implementation of Windows on Unix has been released today, April 12, 2016.
Wine 1.8.2 Released
The Wine maintenance release 1.8.2 is now available.
Wine 1.8.2 Released With 32 Bug Fixes
For those sticking to Wine 1.8 stable releases rather than the bi-weekly Wine 1.9 development releases, Wine 1.8.2 was released this morning.
With having a clean Windows 10 installation around for the benchmarking of Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10 and Windows vs. Linux Vulkan benchmarking, I also took the opportunity to run a number of OpenGL benchmarks on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux with the same hardware and set of graphics cards. In this article are benchmarks of Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 with various NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards.
Canonical's Stéphane Graber has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the LXD 2.0 next-generation container hypervisor for Ubuntu Linux.