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New Android L preview image greenlights 64-bit apps

New Android L preview image greenlights 64-bit apps

Google has just given the go signal for developers to start giving some thought to making their apps 64-bit ready in time for the next Android release. This comes with the release of a new emulator image for Android L preview, confirming that the next Android version will indeed be ready for a 64-bit mobile world. Whether that will translate into something that end users will actually be able to notice and appreciate will largely depend on the marriage between the software and the hardware.

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Hackvard takes a new approach to learning code

Hackvard takes a new approach to learning code

If you want to learn a programming language, there are several ways to go about that. You can go to school, studying at a proper four-year university. There’s the increasingly popular self-taught route, too. A new option may bridge the two, both letting you learn on your own time and with others.

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Why you might not want that iPhone 6 prototype on eBay

Why you might not want that iPhone 6 prototype on eBay

The Apple iPhone 6 is out, but hard to get hold of. If you’ve got $100,000 to spare, and don’t want a phone that works like a smartphone should, we’ve got an iPhone you might want to check out. An eBay listing, said to be for an iPhone 6 prototype, is cresting the six-figure mark.

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Google: Android Devs must respond to customers

Google: Android Devs must respond to customers

If you’ve ever reached out to a Developer of an app and been ignored, you’ll like this update to the Play Store. Now, those Devs who have paid users reaching out to them must respond within three days of receipt of the email. Google is also making it easier for Developers to reach out across the pond and sell their wares in Europe.

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Apple Watch GUI released as a Photoshop template

Apple Watch GUI released as a Photoshop template

ImPekable, a San Jose-based design consultancy, has released a complete Apple Watch GUI as a Photoshop PSD, squeaking it out ahead of the SDK's release. Anyone can grab the files from Dribble or ImPekable's website and use the template to tinker with app designs.

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Google Play will soon list in-app purchase price range

Google Play will soon list in-app purchase price range

After coming under fire for lax in-app purchase standards, Google has taken steps to ensure clarity on the topic. After first making strides to shore-up the need for your password when making purchases, Google is now going to be a bit more upfront about their in-app purchasing practices.

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Senseg “Feelscreen” haptic tech gets a tablet dev kit

Senseg “Feelscreen” haptic tech gets a tablet dev kit

One of the biggest criticisms about touchscreen displays, especially when typing, is that they are flat, literally and figuratively. The future is in haptic technology, at least for Senseg, who is now launching a developer kit, basically and outfitted Nexus 7, that will spreads its "Feelscreen" technology and idea to developers, schools, and researchers.

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Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.

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Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

This week the folks at Misfit, creators of the Misfit Shine, have made clear their intent to expand. Not with another wearable - the first one they’ve made is still running strong - but with a release of their software system for the whole developer universe to take part in.

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Why do apps get rejected? Apple shares top 10 reasons

Why do apps get rejected? Apple shares top 10 reasons

Apple keeps a tight grip on its App Store, sometimes to the point of being obscure and secretive. That is why it is such a big deal when the company does shed some light into its review process. Giving "listicle" lovers something to devour, Cupertino is letting the public in on the top 10 causes for apps to get rejected, most of which boil down to developer oversight.

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Global Thermonuclear War developer’s game plans triggered police call

Global Thermonuclear War developer’s game plans triggered police call

In a world full of threats and rampant government monitoring, it isn't surprising that a game called Global Thermonuclear War would raise a red flag at some point. The somewhat comical part is how it happened -- when the developer's unsuspecting landlord entered to do an inspection and was greeted with a white board containing a diagram for blowing up the eastern US.

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iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

Users are known to ignore a few warnings, skip a few steps, and other sometimes cringe-worthy actions for the sake of convenience. However, that isn't an excuse for app developers to ignore common sense (which, apparently, isn't really that common) just to provide users that convenience. Unfortunately, that might be the case on iOS, where several popular apps have allegedly skimmed over Apple's developer documentation, leaving users vulnerable to, in the worst case scenario, making an automatic phone call to a premium-rate phone number.

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