One Keyboard+Mouse, multiple computers, the Microsoft way

From Microsoft Garage, the new "Mouse without Borders" - it supports also keyboard, clipboard and file drag and drop. Its an alternative to Synergy, Input Director and similar solutions. I'll give it a try later. Download it...
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Getting Started with Hybrid App Development

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Web hosting company pays $1 million after Erebus ransomware attack

The cost of a ransomware attack can be pretty substantial. Businesses that are not well prepared are looking at lost revenue from downtime and massive damage to their reputation, not to mention a pretty hefty ransom bill as well. For web hosting company Nayana, that...
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Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 source code has leaked online

Microsoft has confirmed reports that some Windows 10 source code has leaked. The Register claims that 32TB of internal builds as well as large sections of source code were uploaded to betaarchive.com. View original...
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Setting up your own Parse server — Medium

After Parse announced they would be shutting down their MBaaS hosting totally by the 28th January 2017, I decided (with little alternative) it was time to move the 8 apps I’ve built on the service in the past 12 months, over to my own servers. ...

React Native Gets New Navigation Option

Navigation, which has long been problematic for React Native developers using JavaScript to create native iOS and Android mobile apps, is being addressed with a brand-new open source option from some of the leading coders in the young technology's ecosystem. [mgamazon...

Wine 2.0 released

This release represents over a year of development effort and around 6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS. View original...

Samsung details why Note 7 batteries combusted

To find the cause of the Galaxy Note7 incidents, Samsung examined every aspect of the Galaxy Note7, including hardware, software and related processes over the past several months. View original...

Is App Indexing For Google Worth It?

Will the resources spent implementing app indexing for Google search be a boon or a bust for your app’s traffic? In this article, I’ll take you through a case study for app indexing at our company, the results of which may surprise you. View...

9 Hacks for Making Pizza at Home

Aaron Quint and Michael R Bernstein are passionate at-home pizza makers who have spent over ten years honing their pie-making skills. Together, they wrote The Pizza Book, a Kickstarter-funded comprehensive guide to making great pizza at home. ...

Facebook open-sources Atom in Orbit, a web-based IDE

Facebook developers have crafted a version of the Atom open-source text editor that can be deployed in a web browser. Atom in Orbit, as the new technology is called, is now available on GitHub under a BSD-3 Clause open-source license, and a demo app lets you take the...

WebAPK – new way to distribute web apps

A Google developer has posted a demo of a WebAPK and we’re doing a first look at this new way of distributing (web) applications by Google. WebAPKs load super fast, even on slow networks, can can request the same permissions as native apps and also can have an icon on...

AngularJs + Bootstrap, single page app resources

Some bookmarks on how to develop single page applications using AngularJs and Bootstrap This is not a tutorial and/or  step-by-step instructions on how to create this specific kind of App: these are just bookmarks i use and decided to share:...

Android Development, Best Practices

Compiled by Futurice, here is the summary of what they have compiled so far: Use Gradle and its recommended project structure Put passwords and sensitive data in gradle.properties Don't write your own HTTP client, use Volley or Retrofit libraries Use the Jackson...

Material Design for Pre-Lollipop Devices

The Android 5.0 SDK was released last Friday, featuring new UI widgets and material design, our visual language focused on good design. To enable you to bring your latest designs to older Android platforms we have expanded our support libraries, including a major...

Quicky check if Data connection is available (Android SDK)

Just use the following method: public boolean isOnline() { boolean status=false; try{ ConnectivityManager cm = (ConnectivityManager) getActivity() .getSystemService(Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE); NetworkInfo netInfo = cm.getActiveNetworkInfo();...

Android Toasts (e.g. small notifications), how to use in Fragments

The syntax is very simple. The example below is invoked from inside a Fragment, so the first parameter (Context) is the activity that holds the fragment: Toast.makeText(getActivity(),R.string.asset_added_fav,Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show(); The second parameter is the...

FTP file upload using CURL

The command is very very simple: just type curl -T localfile.ext ftp://username:[email protected]/remotedir/ If you want to use a different destination filename just add it at the end: curl -T localfile.ext...

Running Windows 8 inside VirtualBox

Small step-by-step guide on how to install and run Windows 8 Developer Preview under VirtualBox. First of all, download the 32bit edition of Windows 8 developer preview, available at Windows DevCenter, (the direct short link is http://goo.gl/Vvs1H - 2.8GB ISO image)....

WebOS Emulator error E_ACCESSDENIED (0x80070005), The solution

I am currently evaluating development frameworks and mobile platforms for my company, so we can choose our path in our next multi-platform mobile applications (to develop specific apps for each platform is just too expensive). This took me to WebOS, clearly a small...

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