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Google releases Flutter 3.7 and teases future improvements

Google held its Flutter Forward event this week where it announced version 3.7 of the framework and teased future improvements.

Flutter started life as a framework for developing Android and iOS apps. Over the years, it’s expanded to help developers build apps for not just mobile,...

India demonstrates its security-focused ‘BharOS’

India has demonstrated its security-focused homegrown mobile operating system, BharOS.

Government officials teased a homegrown mobile OS earlier this month. Local media outlet Business Standard initially reported it would be called ‘IndOS’ and will be a collaboration between the...

GitHub is ending Sponsors payments via PayPal

GitHub has announced that it’s ending the ability for Sponsors to make payments via PayPal.

In a statement, GitHub wrote:

“Starting on February 23, 2023, GitHub Sponsors will no longer support PayPal as a payments processor. As such, it will no longer be possible to...

Linux Foundation launches Open Metaverse Foundation

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has launched the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) to promote an open metaverse.

Current participating organisations of the OMF include the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Futurewei, GenXP, Hyperledger Foundation, LF AI, LF Edge & Networking, Open...

Twitter’s relationship with developers has fallen apart

The already strained relationship between Twitter and developers has now completely fallen apart.

Over the years, Twitter has made a series of decisions that damaged its relationship with developers.

In 2012, Twitter limited the number of active tokens an app can...

Chromium will support third-party Rust libraries

Google has announced that it will allow third-party Rust libraries in its Chromium open-source browser project.

Chrome security team member Dana Jansens published a blog post on Thursday announcing the decision.

Jansens says that Google is now actively pursuing adding a...

Apple to provide more details about why it delists apps

Apple plans to be more transparent about why it delists certain apps.

Developers must abide by Apple’s strict App Store rules or face the banhammer. Some of these removals are due to clear policy violations while others are wrapped in a shroud of mystery.

Last March,...

Google’s smart TV platforms reach 150M active devices

At CES 2023, Google provided an update on the state of its smart TV platforms.

Over 150 million Android TV and Google TV-powered devices are now being watched each month—and that number is growing rapidly.

In January 2022, Google said that its TV platforms had around 110...

The fastest-growing tech jobs in 2023 and how to land them

Whether you have established a career in tech or you are considering changing professions and starting a new tech career, there has never been a better time to look for your dream job. Thanks to a perfect storm of contributing factors, tech has never been hotter and even the most...

Further details emerge about Apple’s first AR/VR headset

Apple is set to launch its first AR/VR headset this year and we’re starting to get more details about what to expect.

We’ve known for some time that the mixed reality headset is set to pack M2 and H2 chips, adjustable lenses, two 4K displays, a 120-degree field-of-view, and...

Hackers compromised Okta’s private GitHub repos

Okta says hackers compromised its private GitHub repos earlier this month and stole its source code.

BleepingComputer got hold of a “confidential” email notification sent by Okta to its “security contacts” about the breach.

The Identity and Access Management (IAM)...

Game development legend John Carmack quits Meta

Legendary game developer John Carmack has quit his executive consultant position at Meta.

Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and lead programmer of gaming classics including Doom and Wolfenstein, posted a scathing letter detailing his decision:

This is the end of my...

Stack Overflow: 74% of developers are open to new jobs

Research from Stack Overflow suggests that almost three-quarters (74%) of developers are open to new jobs.

The so-called “Great Resignation” is an ongoing post-covid economic trend where employees have voluntarily resigned over wage stagnation, poor treatment, inflexible remote...

Apple is working on supporting App Store alternatives

Apple is working on allowing App Store alternatives due to legislation that forces its hand.

The EU introduced the Digital Markets Act in November which requires “gatekeeper” companies to open their platforms to other companies and developers. Apple has until 6 March 2024 to...

TIOBE: C++ overtakes Java in programming language popularity

According to the latest TIOBE Index, C++ has overtaken Java in programming language popularity.

The TIOBE Index uses searches across 25 different engines to calculate the popularity of Turing-complete languages. The methodology used for the index has regularly been criticised but it...

App Store now supports prices from $0.29 to $10,000

Apple has increased the range of supported App Store prices to between $0.29 and $10,000.

The policy change is due to a 2019 lawsuit against Apple filed by software developers that alleged the company abused its market position. As part of the settlement, Apple agreed to "expand the...

Syntax error breaks KmsdBot cryptomining botnet

A syntax error broke an otherwise advanced cryptomining botnet called KmsdBot.

The malware, which could also be used for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, was discovered by Akamai Security Research.

Akamai’s researchers witnessed the authors “accidentally...

Apple is now calling its AR/VR headset operating system xrOS

Apple has reportedly changed the name of the operating system for its upcoming AR/VR headset to xrOS.

The company had been calling the operating system ‘realityOS’ or ‘rOS’ during the development process. However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that it’s now being called...

Forrester: Jobs market will continue to favour developers

Analysts from Forrester expect the jobs market will continue to favour developers in 2023 amid mass layoffs.

The global macroeconomic environment continues to be challenging. Major tech companies have begun laying off staff, or pausing hiring, which has left many IT professionals...

App Bundles will help trim Google TV apps

While it’s that time of year when most of us will put on some weight, Google is putting apps for its TV platforms on a diet.

Google has announced that apps for Google TV and Android TV will require the use of Android App Bundles (AABs) by May 2023.

App Bundles were...

Dr Jaime Gonzalo, Huawei: On tackling global challenges with HMS

Developer caught up with Dr Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Consumer Mobile Services for Europe, to learn more about the company’s latest ecosystem developments.

Huawei is no stranger to global challenges and discusses them openly. A major blow was dealt to the firm in 2019 when the US...

Apple may unveil its mixed reality headset in January

We could finally see Apple’s much-anticipated mixed reality headset in just a couple of months.

According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is gearing up to unveil the headset early next year. The headset is expected to offer a seamless transition between virtual...

Adopting VSM – The easy way

A book of maps.

The key to VSM is a handful of insightful metrics, explains David Hurwitz, VP ADM marketing at Micro Focus. 

Organisations have a lot to contend with these days. From rising inflation to terrible supply chain issues, businesses are under fire from all angles.

Considering...

The future of digital twin technology

Dr. William Bain, CEO and founder of ScaleOut Software, explains what the future of digital twin technology requires for broad market adoption.

Traditional stream-processing and complex event-processing systems do an excellent job of extracting patterns from incoming telemetry, but...