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Microsoft Windows Developers Can Now Push Their Apps Onto Xbox One

Microsoft Windows app developers can now expand the reach of their apps to the Xbox One platform. This is just one of the updates that have been made to the Windows Dev Center. Here’s what you need to know.


Deals: Learn How To Build Apps For iOS 10 Before It’s Even Released

iOS 10 is upon us, and that means everyone is itching to master its newest features. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, you’ll going to need insight from the industry’s best. Featuring influential instructor Rob Percival, the Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle will ensure you master developing for the latest iOS version. And it’s now just $45.50 AUD [$35 USD].


Linux Turns 25: How A Hobby Project Became The Most Influential OS In History

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, a Finnish programmer, posted a message on an online forum about a free operating system kernel, Linux, he was working on. It was just meant to be a hobby project and he was looking for some input from his peers. Little did he know that his personal project would eventually turn into an operating system that changed the world. You probably interact with Linux every day without even realising it. Today, the operating system turns 25. We take a look at the evolution of the open source operating system over its 25 year history.


iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code Now Available Through Microsoft

Microsoft has released a tool called iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code. It allows web developers to debug JavaScript running on their iOS devices directly from the Visual Studio editor on a Windows or Mac machine. Previously, debugging could be done through Safari Web Inspector which was only available on MacOS. Here’s what you need to know.


Google To Crack Down On Annoying Pop-Up Ads On Mobile Sites

There is a website I used to visit on a daily basis that has recently adopted pop-up ads and when they’re displayed on the mobile phone, it cripples my ability to view the main content. How I hate pop-up ads. Google seems to understand my consternation because it has just announced that websites with intrusive pop-up advertising will be demoted in its search engine rankings. Here’s what you need to know.


Top 10 Apps Banned By Australian Enterprises

Larger organisations typically have systems and processes to manage mobile devices on their corporate networks. It’s not uncommon for these organisations to blacklist certain apps, be it for security or productivity reasons. Mobile device management vendor MobileIron has unveiled a list of the top 10 apps banned by Australian enterprises .


This Is What Popular Sorting Algorithms Sound Like

The universe of data visualisation is infinite. Just when you think you have the definitive way of representing a complex concept, someone cracks out a better (or just plain cooler) approach. Take sorting algorithms, which we’ve seen reproduced in folk-dance, now tackled by an 8-bit symphony.


Google Calls It A Day On Packaged Chrome Apps For Desktops

Google isn’t one to flog a dead horse. In fact, the company is happy to sink its projects if they’re failing to perform, despite how popular they appear to be. Packaged Chrome apps are next on Google’s hitlist, with the announcement yesterday that they’ll be phased out over the next 12-24 months.


Microsoft Officially Open Sources PowerShell, Releases Linux Build

As we reported last month, the open-sourcing of Microsoft’s PowerShell appeared a done deal. Now, a month later, the company has made the whole thing official, publishing the source to GitHub, along with Linux and OS X flavoured binaries.


Did You Know About These 'Underused' Features Of Visual Studio?

No one person could ever hope to master every shortcut an expansive IDE such as Visual Studio has to offer. The best thing you can do is get a handle on the most useful ones, though “most useful” doesn’t mean “well-known”, as Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman highlights.


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