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CyanogenMod teases Oppo N1 team-up ahead of launch

CyanogenMod teases Oppo N1 team-up ahead of launch

There's a big possibility we'll be seeing the smartphone brand known as Oppo take center stage in the smartphone universe soon - at least in the developer an hacker circuit for Android. What we've seen today is an announcement by CyanogenMod's own Steve Kondik saying that he'll be excited to attend the Oppo N1 launch event in Beijing, adding "we have exciting news ahead." This, of course, was followed by a shortened Inception BWOOOM to emphasize the importance of the possibilities they have in store together.

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Windows 8.1 RTM released to developers via MSDN and TechNet

Windows 8.1 RTM released to developers via MSDN and TechNet

The release of the first big update to Microsoft's desktop operating system Windows 8 is coming on quick, with the first software builds heading to developers today. The first release of this software was made last month, that being the same "RTM" build developers are getting their hands on today. Manufacturers now have Windows 8.1 and are either in testing or prepping machines with the build for release later this month.

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Amazon is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: Resolved]

Amazon is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: Resolved]

This afternoon the team at Amazon's homepage have reported a temporary outage in service as they "make some improvements" to their service. This down time is not yet recorded officially in Amazon's server status listing save a small blip in the North Virginia Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. There it's reported that "increased API error rates and latencies for tagging related API calls in the US-EAST-1 region" are being investigated a this time.

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Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

With the expanding role of Google Cloud Storage in services and apps outside its own, the service has been updated for greater security in both the public and private enterprise arenas. This week Google Cloud Storage has been updated with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, creating a unique key for each individual object's data and metadata. With this security update to Google Cloud, you'll have automatic encryption for all data before its written to disk.

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Apple Developer center back online: members given 1-month extension

Apple Developer center back online: members given 1-month extension

The Apple Developer Center has come fully back online today. This all connects back to the end of July when the system was taken down following an attempted intruder attack. The attack brought the possibility of "developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses” being accessed however Apple had had said that "sensitive personal information was encrypted" and therefore couldn't be accessed. Anyway, as a result of this event, Apple had decided to move forward with a complete overhaul.

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Google Glass alien shooter game in the works

Google Glass alien shooter game in the works

The comical nature of paying a game that no one else can see aside, developer Sean McCracken is working on an alien shooter game for Google Glass, calling it on his Google+ a mix between 3D Space Invaders and Missile Command. Earlier this week, McCracken showed the game off in a short, somewhat hard to watch video on Instagram, and today a more detailed video has been posted.

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Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

This week Microsoft has made another grand effort to pull in developers for its mobile device ecosystem, revealing the Windows Phone App Studio for Windows Phone 8. This environment is aimed directly at developers, made for everyone from those struggling to create code to those that are, at this point, veterans to the Windows Phone app development game. This environment is web-based and is being delivered with a "Summer Break" deal for new developers wishing to jump in on the development inside the season we're taking part in now.

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