December 20, 2014
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Android 'OK, Google' Function Adds In-App Search

Mobile development pros can enable the new feature in their apps with just a few lines of code.

Three Universities Add Online Data Science Programs

All three cover programming with R and MapReduce.

Hour of Code Project Gets a Cash Infusion

Mark Zuckerberg and John Doerr are each chipping in half a million dollars.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Factory Preview

The cloud computing service helps developers integrate data from various sources.

HTML5 Officially Becomes a Standard

The W3C has elevated HTML5 to "recommendation" status.

Amazon App for Android Now Includes Appstore Capabilities

Mobile development firms have an easier way to distribute their apps to Amazon customers.

Kinect Apps Come to the Windows Store

Microsoft is also offering an adaptor that makes Xbox Kinect hardware compatible with Windows.

iOS TestFlight Goes Live

The service makes it easier for mobile development firms to beta test iPhone and iPad apps.

Twitter Launches Fabric Mobile Development Platform

Fabric includes Twitter integration, analytics, crash reporting, beta distribution and advertising services.

Google Buys Firebase Cloud Sync Service

Firebase makes it easier for mobile development firms to sync app data.

Developers Are Adopting Java 8 More Quickly Than Expected

Two-thirds of Java developers have either already upgraded to the latest release or plan to do so soon.

Report: Mobile Downloads of Health and Fitness Apps Surge

Downloads of the leading apps increased by a factor of 2.3 over the past year.

Intel Launches INDE Development Tools

The suite includes cross-platform tools for creating Java and C++ apps.

Apple WatchKit Coming in November

Mobile development firms will have plenty of time to create apps before the Apple Watch arrives next year.

What's New in Android 5.0 Lollipop?

The mobile OS has a new interface, better notifications and more.

Command Prompt Improvements in Windows 10

The interface is getting a little bit easier to use.

Square Begins Accepting Applications for This Year's College Code Camp

Interested women students can sign up for the weeklong bootcamp that will take place in January.

Supreme Court Could Hear Oracle v. Google Case

The nation's highest court will decide whether to accept the high-profile patent case by next month.

Google Releases 64-Bit Android L Testing Tool

Mobile development pros can start getting their apps ready for 64-bit Android.

GitHub Offers Free Development Tools to Students

The free services can save students hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Survey: Nearly Half of App Users Say They Would Pay Subscription Fees

Ten dollars appears to be the sweet spot.

Developers Sign Student Privacy Pledge

Microsoft and thirteen other companies are promising not to sell data on grade schoolers.

5 Reasons Why Mobile Development Firms Should Write Enterprise Apps

There is plenty of money to be made from business customers.

Report: About Half of Users Find Mobile Apps through App Store Search

A new study suggests that mobile development firms should pay more attention to where apps rank in search results.

Google Announces Physical Web Project

The project would eliminate the need for apps when interacting with smart devices.

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