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  • Google Launches Cloud Security Scanner To Help Find Vulnerabilities In App Engine Sites

    Google Launches Cloud Security Scanner To Help Find Vulnerabilities In App Engine Sites

    Google today launched the beta of a new security tool for developers on its App Engine platform-as-a-service offering. The Google Cloud Security Scanner allows developers to regularly scan their applications for cross-site scripting and mixed content vulnerabilities. Google is obviously not the first company to offer a tool like this, but as it argues in today’s announcement, the… Read More

  • Microsoft’s JavaScript Engine Will Soon Support Mozilla’s Asm.js

    Microsoft’s JavaScript Engine Will Soon Support Mozilla’s Asm.js

    Over the last few years, Mozilla has developed asm.js, a subset of JavaScript that can be executed fast. Until now, asm.js optimization was only available in Firefox. But soon this technology will also be available in Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript engine in the upcoming Windows 10. As the company today announced, asm.js support has long been one of the top 10 most-requested features… Read More

  • Google Glass May Be On Shaky Ground, But Sony’s Showing Off Its New Smart Eyeware

    Google Glass May Be On Shaky Ground, But Sony’s Showing Off Its New Smart Eyeware

    Sony’s SmartEyeglass Attach! is something it debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, offering up a smart display module that adds connected intelligence to any kind of existing eyeware, be they optical frames, protective goggles or sunglasses. The concept design is very similar in practice to Google Glass, so it might be surprising that Sony has now released its first video… Read More

  • iOS Apps Can Now Be Twice As Big

    iOS Apps Can Now Be Twice As Big

    For the first time since the launch of the App Store, Apple has increased the maximum size allowed for apps and games distributed through its App Store. Read More

  • Apple Brings Groups To TestFlight

    Apple Brings Groups To TestFlight

    Apple has introduced groups to TestFlight, the app beta testing tool it acquired with its purchase of Burstly last year. The TestFlight Groups feature allows developers to split their beta testers into easily-managed groups, to which they can send different communications regarding their app and offer separate instructions regarding what to watch out for and report back on. Actions can also… Read More

  • Here’s Why Your Windows Phone Might Not Be Able To Run Windows 10 — Yet

    Here’s Why Your Windows Phone Might Not Be Able To Run Windows 10 — Yet

    Windows 10 is out for Windows Phone devices. That’s wrong. Windows 10 is out in preview for Windows Phone devices. Wait, that’s wrong, too. One more try. Windows 10 is out in preview for a subset of Windows Phone devices that currently run Windows 8.1. There we go. If you have a Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730 or 830, and are running Windows 8.1, you can get the new code from Microsoft. Read More

  • LinkedIn Battens Down The Hatches On API Use, Limiting Full Access To Partners

    LinkedIn Battens Down The Hatches On API Use, Limiting Full Access To Partners

    LinkedIn has examined the value of offering an open API to all developers, and found said program not to be in the company’s best interest. The professional network announced today that it would be restricting broad API use to approved partners only, and restricting open API use to a few simple use cases, including these specified by LinkedIn itself: Allowing members to represent… Read More

  • Google I/O 2015 Set For May 28-29, Tickets To Be Sold Lottery-Style Again

    Google I/O 2015 Set For May 28-29, Tickets To Be Sold Lottery-Style Again

    Last year, Google introduced a new requirement for attending their annual I/O conference: a bit of luck. To account for massive demand on tickets, attendees must be selected at random in a lottery just to get the chance to buy a ticket. Love it or hate it, that system is back this year. Google has just announced the first details for Google I/0 2015: The conference itself will run from May 28-29. Read More

  • Snapchat Cuts Off Sharing From Music Video App Mindie

    Snapchat Cuts Off Sharing From Music Video App Mindie

    Hackers have screwed Snapchat several times and now the startup is taking aggressive action to keep it from happening again. Yesterday, Snapchat cut off access from music video sharing app Mindie citing its security policy. The company confirmed the enforcement to me, and said it reset the Snapchat passwords of anyone who’d given Mindie their credentials. Unfortunately, that’s left… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Y Combinator and Microsoft announced a program this week that will pour free access to the Azure cloud computing platform onto the incubator’s current class of startups. The deal includes $500,000 in credits to Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure, and three years of access to its Office 365 suite of productivity tools. Half a million worth of Azure usage is nothing to… Read More

  • Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA

    Rainforest Raises $4M To Build Scalable QA

    Quality assurance testing is a problem that can quickly escalate beyond the resources of startups and often requires entire divisions at larger companies. It’s increasingly easy to build apps with more functionality, powered by more sources of data, with more situations a user might encounter. Read More

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