Things for Designers to Consider for Mobile Development

If you’re going to design for mobile, then it’s a good idea to have a grasp of what makes up the modern smartphone in terms of hardware and software. You can then start to think about the possibilities these offer when creating user experiences. The better you know the device, the more you can…

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Apple Wants to Teach You How to Make Apps

Interested in learning how to code and develop apps? Apple on Wednesday released a free app development curriculum designed for high school and community college students. Students who complete the curriculum will gain “critical job skills in software development and information technology,” Apple said.

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Generating Random passwords using apg in ubuntu linux

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Microsoft Opens First Cloud Data Centers in South Africa

Microsoft sees opportunity in Africa’s IT industry and startup scene. The Redmond, Wash. technology titan this week announced the planned opening its first cloud data centers in the African continent. “Few places in the world are as dynamic and diverse as Africa today,” wrote Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft, in a May 18 blog post.

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IoT Analytics Across Edge and Cloud Platforms

Internet of Things (IoT) is seeing the rapid deployment of sensing, control and communication infrastructure across various application domains. These range from utility infrastructure such as smart power and transport, to consumer devices like Fitbit and Nest. This growing ability to observe and control devices in real-time to efficiently manage public or lifestyle services is motivating the need for responsive analytics, the software platforms to coordinate them, and the computing resources to execute them.

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Android Overlay and Accessibility Features Leave Millions at Risk

University researchers are warning that two features, not flaws, core to Google’s Android mobile operating system can be used together to launch clickjacking attacks to gain control of a target’s phone.
The discovery was made by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, who research Cloak…

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