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How to break Into Android development

How to break into Android development

Demand for Android talent is hot. Here’s how to get started and stand out

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Microsoft PowerApps beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Microsoft announced Friday that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the world, after a private beta period that began last year.

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Elon Musk opens virtual gym to train your robots

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched an open-source training 'gym' for artificial-intelligence programmers.

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11 Excel tips for power users

Tables can be very important tools for data display. We offer 11 tips and tricks to help Excel users make tables more effective, reshape data, easily look up data and more.

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Devs leak Slack access tokens on GitHub, put sensitive business data at risk

Developers from hundreds of companies have included access tokens for their Slack accounts in public projects on GitHub, putting their teams' internal chats and other data at risk.

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Next Google Nexus phones are by HTC -- for release in 2016

HTC will make two Google Nexus devices for 2016. Thought to both be smartphones, we're hoping to catch sight of them at Google I/O next month, with a release date in the second half of the year...

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Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel is making it easier to create smarter gadgets, robots, drones and wearables using its Edison developer board.

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New AWS service helps companies to move their apps to the cloud

A new Amazon cloud service could help companies with legacy applications have an easier time taking the leap to the cloud.

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Apple slates WWDC for June 13-16

Apple has set June 13-16 as the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, and for the third straight year will draw tickets using a lottery.

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The OS X command line developer tools include an old version of the Git source code management system that exposes Mac users to remote code execution attacks.

10 wwdc 2016 predictions as apple says hello again

10 WWDC 2016 predictions as Apple says 'hello'...

When did Apple last say 'Hello'? That was a big deal too, huh?

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Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

More than 2,000 machines at schools and other organizations contain a backdoor in unpatched versions of Red Hat's JBoss enterprise application server software and are ready to be infected by ransomware.

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That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax

The owner of a Web hosting company who claimed to have erased his entire business from the web with a single scripting command apparently made the whole thing up.

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MIT's new bug finder uncovers flaws in Web apps in 64 seconds

Finding bugs in Web applications is an ongoing challenge, but a new tool from MIT exploits some of the idiosyncrasies in the Ruby on Rails programming framework to quickly uncover new ones.

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Apple's healthy CareKit revolution

Apple's new CareKit developer framework allows developers and doctors to connect copious amounts of healthcare data -- and make sense of it all. The end result should be healthier patients.

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Android N dev preview 2 -- N is short for download NOW

Updated: The Android N Developer Preview 2 is here. Google's April update to its Android 7 'beta' shows smooth progress at adding sweet features, and squashing nutty bugs...

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Mozilla explores radically different browser as Firefox leaks share

Mozilla is trying to come up with a next-generation browser, but seems uncertain whether to retain the current Firefox technology or switch to something else.

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Facebook wants you to be chattier with new chatbots (+video)

In the next decade, Facebook will continue to focus on connecting people around the world, and it will do so by using artificial intelligence, virtual reality and chatbots.

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