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Researchers Jailbreak Current iOS 7.1.2
Aug 01 | Andrew Johnson
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The constant war to jailbreak and patch iOS has taken another step in favor of the jailbreakers. Georgia Tech researchers have found a way to jailbreak the current version of iOS.



Google Play Publishing API
Aug 01 | Alex Denham
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Google has released an API that you can use to publish and manage your Android apps on the Google Play Store portal.



Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9 Released
Aug 01 | David Conrad
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Visual Studio Tools for Unity is a free Visual Studio add-on for working with the Unity gaming tools and platform from Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013.



React 0.11 Released
Jul 31 | Alex Denham
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The latest version of React, Facebook’s open source JavaScript library, has been made available.



PHP Gets A Formal Specification
Jul 31 | Ian Elliot
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Given how important PHP is in terms of its use, it is very surprising to learn that it only now is getting a formal specification after 20 years of use. 



Three August MOOCs
Jul 31 | Sue Gee
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The Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux starts on August 1st on the edX platform. Coursera has a course on Web Application Architectures and another on Algorithmic Thinking starting later in the month.



Intel $1 Million RealSense App Challenge
Jul 30 | Sue Gee
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Registration has opened for a new contest in which devs are challenged to design perceptual computing apps for Intel's RealSense platform. All you have to do at this stage is submit an idea to be in with a chance to receive a developer kit to take it further. 



Tracking.js Computer Vision In The Browser
Jul 30 | Mike James
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The only real problem with tracking.js is that potential users might ignore it, thinking it has something to do with marketing. It doesn't. It is an open source computer vision library in JavaScript and it makes it fairly easy to add sophisticated image processing into your web apps.



Open Source Code Puts Android At Risk
Jul 30 | Alex Armstrong
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A flaw in the Apache Harmony project has come back to threaten every version of Android from 2.1 to 4.4. It makes it possible to load apps that claim to be from almost any legitimate authority.



Update: The Next Version Of PHP And The Status Of PHPng
Jul 30 | Ian Elliot
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UPDATED If the current version of PHP is 5.x, what should the next version be called? Obviously it should be 6.x. Why then is there a proposal that it should be 7.x? And as PHPng gets ever faster, is it PHP 5.7, PHP 6.0 PHP 7.0 or even PHP 8.0?



Mozilla Appoints New CEO
Jul 29 | Sue Gee
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Chris Beard, who has been acting CEO of Mozilla on an interim basis since the departure of Brendan Eich in April, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.



GraphLab Create
Jul 29 | Kay Ewbank
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Software designed to let data science teams gain insights into big data up to 10,000 times faster than rival products has been announced by GraphLab and is downloadable for free.



The Canvas Fingerprint - How?
Jul 29 | Ian Elliot
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There is currently a lot of fuss going on about an additional method of fingerprinting browsers to track users as they move from one website to another. The technology is very simple but the real question is - how can it work well enough to be useful?



The Display That Does Away With Glasses
Jul 28 | David Conrad
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The light field approach to computational photography has more uses than capturing 2.5D images - it can create a display that you can view clearly without your glasses.



GCC Gets An Award From ACM And A Blast From Linus
Jul 28 | Mike James
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The venerable GCC compiler got itself into the news by winning an award from the ACM and by attracting a typical Linus Torvalds blast of rhetoric for an "interesting" bug.



Cat Photos - A Potential Security Risk?
Jul 27 | Lucy Black
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A website called I Know Where your Cat Lives uses the latitude and longitude metadata from photos of cats posted websites like Flickr to place the photos on Google maps with remarkable accuracy. Should we find this alarming?


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