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Drones On Demand
Apr 18 | Harry Fairhead
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Now this really is an interesting iOS app. Gofor is a new company that is promoting the idea of drones on demand. You want to take the ultimate selfie? Scout ahead to see if the road is clear or just find a parking space? You need an on-demand drone and a mobile app. 



F12 Changes With Windows 8.1 Update
Apr 18 | Kay Ewbank
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The F12 developer tools in Internet Explorer, have been updated by Microsoft to accompany the new releases in IE11.



Red Hat Project Atomic Is A Docker Host
Apr 17 | Alex Armstrong
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Distributing your complex app is getting some assistance from Red Hat in the form of a cut-down operating system that acts as a docker host. 



Azure Intelligent Systems Service
Apr 17 | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft is adding a new cloud service to Azure for managing machine-generated data from sensors and devices.



Mozilla Wants To Recommend The Best Tools
Apr 17 | Lucy Black
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Mozilla is putting together a core set of tools and recommendations that it considers the most useful for making Web apps and is asking for input from the developer community.



Windows 8.1 No Longer Supported - UPDATE
Apr 17 | Lucy Black
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Microsoft has announced that the Windows 8.1 Update 1 that was released on April 8th is being treated as a "new servicing/support baseline". What does this mean?



Power To The Developer
Apr 16 | Janet Swift
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A new study of developers in the US shows that far from being nerdy and misunderstood underlings in business organizations, developers are emerging as a new power class.



Windows Dev Center Open For Universal Apps
Apr 16 | Mike James
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Windows Phone Dev Center is now open for publishing "universal apps". Sounds impressive - what does it deliver?



Kivy App Contest 2014
Apr 16 | Sue Gee
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The theme for the second application development contest organized by Kivy has been announced and you now have a month in which to code and submit your entries.



Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta
Apr 15 | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft is improving the support for Python in Visual Studio with the release of Python Tools for VS 2.1 beta.



New Chrome Features
Apr 15 | Ian Elliot
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Chrome 34 has been released and Chrome 35 is available in beta. What do these new releases have on offer for devs?



PredictionIO - The Easy Recommendation Engine
Apr 14 | Alex Armstrong
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One of the most common applications of AI or advanced stats, depending on how you look at it, is the recommendation engine. All too often the first impulse is to build your own - but it's tough and there is a ready made solution in the form of PredictionIO. 



Microsoft Rolls Out New App Pricing
Apr 14 | Lucy Black
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Without prior notice to developers who have apps on sale there, Microsoft has introduced a new pricing structure for the Windows Store noting that this "may impact" your app pricing.



Python 2.7 To Be Maintained Until 2020
Apr 14 | Sue Gee
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The End of Life date of Python 2.7 has been extended by 5 years to 2020 to accommodate users who can't yet migrate to the Python 3. Although some Pythonistas are relieved by this news, others are infuriated because it could slow the adoption of Python 3.



NASA Contributes Mission to Kerbal Space Program
Apr 13 | Sue Gee
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NASA has already delivered an early version of its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) designed to protect a planet from catastrophic impacts However, the planet being protected isn't Earth - ARM has been developed initially for Kerbin.



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Apr 12 | Editor
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