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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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Moto X Developer editions detailed

Moto X Developer editions detailed

A bit more insight has been lent this week by Motorola on the Developer Editions of their new hero smartphone Moto X. This device will be released on several carriers here in the United States, but will also see developer-friendly iterations with several different sets of innards as well. It's been made clear that one version will be a general North America Developer Edition while a Verizon Wireless Developer Edition will be available this summer.

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Samsung blames rogue ad agency for abandoned astroturfing scheme

Samsung blames rogue ad agency for abandoned astroturfing scheme

Samsung has been forced to squash suggestions it employed an advertising agency to astroturf the StackOverflow forums with links to its "Smart App Challenge", after one coder blew the whistle on the ill-fated cash-for-links scheme. Active users had been quietly offered $500 apiece by Ad agency Fllu to promote the Samsung Smart App Challenge on the Android discussion boards; when developer Deylan Kratunov revealed he had been approached to take part, Fluu and Samsung were forced to wade in and pull the plug on the scheme.

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Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Windows Phone users working with Instagram through any of a number of 3rd party apps may want to have a peek at their photo collections this week, as reports are filtering in of mass deletes. Instagram has issued a statement on the matter, suggesting that they've recently "made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security", but appear to offer no specific details on 3rd party apps specifically.

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