Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) FTW — Pt. 2

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) FTW — Pt. 2 Introduction In part 1 of this series we looked at what Progressive Web Apps are and discussed how they can improve user experiences in mobile web. These articles are based on the talk I gave at the Reversim Summit. If you prefer to watch the video you can…

Link: Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) FTW — Pt. 2
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Relive the 8-bit gaming era with the best NES emulators for Android and PC

Though more than 33 years old, there’s still vast interest in the Nintendo Entertainment System and its iconic library of games. Just look at the mega-successful NES Classic Edition, the mini replica that packed in 30 of the console’s most popular games. While the NES Classic is still available in stores today, but Nintendo isn’t planning on manufacturing additional units once current stock runs out.

Link: Relive the 8-bit gaming era with the best NES emulators for Android and PC
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Google Maps will now display speed limits for its Android and iOS apps

For the last couple of years, my wife and I have relied on an ancient Garmin GPS for long road trips, in part because it had a useful feature that Google Maps lacked: speed limits. We might end up switching soon, because Google has begun rolling out the feature to Google Maps on iOS and Android…

Link: Google Maps will now display speed limits for its Android and iOS apps
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Cloud computing trends for 2019

Cloud computing is a fast moving beast, with new trends and technologies popping up all the time. Last year we predicted serverless and Kubernetes to maintain their strong momentum, and that the ‘big three’ vendors would maintain their stranglehold on the market.
Some of that held true, but…

Link: Cloud computing trends for 2019
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Cloud Explorer (VS 2017 Azure Workload) Gets IoT Update — Visual Studio Magazine

The Cloud Explorer tool installed automatically with Azure Workloads in Visual Studio 2017 now sports additional functionality for interacting with the Azure IoT Hub. IoT-specific concerns are increasingly making their way into a variety of development tools, of which the latest example is Cloud Explorer for VS 2017, downloaded some 2.3 million times and installed 3,709 times from the Visual Studio Marketplace to help developers “View your cloud resources, inspect their properties, and perform key developer actions from within Visual Studio.” Now, the IoT Hub is among those “cloud resources” whose properties can be inspected, says Chaoyi Yuan, software engineer for IoT tools, in the VS blog.

Link: Cloud Explorer (VS 2017 Azure Workload) Gets IoT Update — Visual Studio Magazine
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Bettering Threat Intelligence And Cyber Security A New Role For Blockchain?

Despite the news being inundated with hacks, cons and scams surrounding cryptocurrencies and exchanges, the truth remains that actual blockchains have yet to be compromised in their immutable and unhackable nature.
Blockchains are epitomised by security and safety when it comes to storing data…

Link: Bettering Threat Intelligence And Cyber Security A New Role For Blockchain?
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YouTube tweaks its mobile apps for a better viewing experience

YouTube is currently in the process of updating its mobile app to make navigation through videos more convenient for users. The company announced that the update would be rolled out this week that would allow users to move forward and backward through the videos you are watching with a horizontal sweeping gesture.

Link: YouTube tweaks its mobile apps for a better viewing experience
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