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Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Mozilla has revealed its first devices for Firefox OS developers wanting to code for the new platform, with the so-called "Geeksphone" Keon and Peak handsets aiming for both the affordable and mid-tier of the smartphone market. Keon, the first Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone has surprisingly humble specifications for a modern device - a 1GHz Snapdragon S1, 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, and a 3-megapixel camera, for instance - but fits in perfectly with Mozilla's ambitions to dominate the entry-level market; meanwhile, its Peak sibling ramps up the specifications to a Snapdragon S4 dualcore.

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Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

Developer fired for outsourcing job to China

It might seem like a crazy stunt that you would never think anyone would pull off, but it officially happened. A developer at an undisclosed "critical infrastructure company" was caught outsourcing his job to China for less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary. From there, the developer could sit back and relax.

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Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford is serious about allowing developers to create applications designed specifically to run inside Ford automobiles. Early last year we talked briefly about the Ford OpenXC platform when it was first announced and entered beta. At CES 2013, Ford has announced its first software developer program and the automaker has now announced that its OpenXC platform is out of beta.

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OUYA developers share console first-impressions

OUYA developers share console first-impressions

OUYA's Developer Console kits are winging their way to eager coders, and the first demos of the provisional interface and gameplay experience are emerging. Early game partners CodeZombieGames took some time out of tinkering with their new toy to run through the unboxing, setup, and usability of the OUYA box, including video playback, internet browsing, and actually playing a game. Read on for the videos.

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Raspberry Pi app store launches

Raspberry Pi app store launches

The Raspberry Pi team has launched the Pi Store, an app store for users of the low-cost code-tinkering boards, providing a place to easily find and share free and paid applications. Currently containing 24 apps, the Pi Store will not only contain finished titles, but tools for developers to build out their own, such as sprite packs and tutorials for more advanced programming.

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Google wants to retake all iOS Mapping with new SDK

Google wants to retake all iOS Mapping with new SDK

Google may have been ousted from iOS 6 as official mapping provider, but with the freshly-released Google Maps for iOS and a new SDK for third-party developers, it's staging a revolt to win the platform back. Alongside the user-facing Google Maps app, the search giant has launched the Google Maps SDK for iOS, giving coders a way to add the mapping data into their software, or easily link to the app itself if it's loaded on the device.

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Mobbles wobbles: Kid game developer pulls app after FTC privacy row

Mobbles wobbles: Kid game developer pulls app after FTC privacy row

Kids' game maker Mobbles has pulled its mobile titles in a preemptive defense against FTC investigation, having been unofficially informed that its software is among 200 titles accused of storing information on child players without parental approval. The FTC confirmed it would begin a probe into kid apps on Monday, but did not specifically name the titles it would be looking at. "We have elected to take our app temporarily offline in order to focus on [privacy] objectives and ways that we can continue to improve on all fronts" Mobbles said in a statement on its site today, claiming not to have yet been approached by the FTC regarding online privacy complaints.

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Sony announces PlayStation Mobile Developer Program

Sony announces PlayStation Mobile Developer Program

Sony has announced the launch of the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program, allowing developers to create content for PlayStation Mobile. This comes after the PlayStation Mobile launch back in October, a platform where users can play games on PlayStation Certified devices, including the Vita and certain Android smartphones. With the launch of the Developer Program, users can expect to see the catalog of available content rise in the coming months.

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AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T has announced that it has new AT&T Connection Kits that are aimed at emerging device developers. The kits that are available include new models from Sierra Wireless, Telit Wireless Solutions, and ZTE. The new Connection Kit program promises the tools and environments that developers need to streamline device development and to optimize their performance for the AT&T network.

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NETGEAR Developer Program teams with Qualcomm for smart apps galore

NETGEAR Developer Program teams with Qualcomm for smart apps galore

The first step in any awesome developer adventure is to prove to developers that working with a group like NETGEAR is worth the effort - now that they've got Qualcomm Atheros on their team, that goal just got a lot easier. What the folks at the newly announced NETGEAR Developer Program are showing off today to get people pumped up for the program itself is Qualcomm Atheros' Skifta. This Skifta app is not brand new, but it's definitely making the whole idea of developing for NETGEAR hardware seem well worth the effort.

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