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GitHub 101: A Beginners Guide To Open Source Software Projects

Since launching in 2009, GitHub has become the biggest Git repository hosting service in the world and is used by millions of individuals and businesses to manage software projects. It has also become a playground for open-source software projects that often involve a large number of contributors. When there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen, it can become chaotic and scare off beginners. If you are a software developer that’s ready to enter the GitHub fray, we have some advice on what to do — and what not to do — when you’re contributing to a project in a Git repository.


Google Tries To Prove Chrome Is Power Efficient After Shots Fired By Microsoft

In June, Microsoft ran its own test that showed Edge browser consumed less power on a laptop than Chrome, which came in at last place. Google isn’t going to take it laying down, firing back with its own tests to prove that Chrome isn’t the battery draining browser that Microsoft makes it out to be. You can see the results here.


Microsoft Is Working On A Slack Competitor

Earlier this year, Microsoft toyed with the idea of buying work messenger app Slack for US$8 billion. Now it’s working on a Slack competitor based on its very own Skype brand. Here are the details.


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.


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.


Business Need To Get Smart When Investing In Tech

Business managers have a poor understanding of what technology to invest in and how to use it. Technology use alone doesn’t lead to growth in a business but simple technology focused on solving customers’ problems is key. Read on to find out more.


Apple's Advice To Big Companies When Dealing With Mistakes

In late 2012, Apple came out with its own navigation app: Apple Maps. The company used it to replace Google Maps on its iOS devices. Unfortunately, Apple Maps paled in comparison to Google Maps and was heavily criticised when it was first launched. Apple CEO Tim Cook reflected on how the company dealt with the Apple Maps mistake and what other big businesses can learn from it.


Business Innovators Need More Than Just Technology Skills

A lot of stress is placed on the importance of science and technology skills for innovation in Australian enterprise and education. Innovation actually demands a cross-range of technical and non-technical skills, even more so in an age where the value of tech skills are diminished by the sheer number of people who posses them, a new report has found.


What You Need To Know About Microsoft .NET Core 1.0

It’s been years in the making but Microsoft has finally released its open source .NET Core, essentially a stripped down version of the company’s full blown .NET Framework that is used to create mobile, desktop and web applications for Windows machines. .NET Core, however, is cross platform, available on Windows, OSX and Linux, making it easier for developers to use .NET for apps on different devices. This is a big deal for .NET and Microsoft as a company as it continues fly the flag for open source. Here’s what you need to know.


Apple iOS 10 VS Google Android: Which Is Leading The Way?

Both Apple and Google use their developer conferences to introduce updates to their mobile operating systems. Google IO, held last month, introduced Google’s latest version “N” of Android, along with new apps. Apple has done the same this week at its World Wide Developer Conference, introducing iOS 10.

While both Apple and Google are likely to be monitoring each others’ releases to stay competitive, there is a big difference underlying the Android and iOS approaches to feature development that means their respective focus will also differ. Read on to find out more.


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