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Software development is a dynamic industry and developers are finding it a challenge to stay on top of new technologies for their profession. That's according the Applications Developers Alliance's first ever Developer Insights report. We breakdown the results the report's results.

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We've been through the shareware era. We have donationware, subscription software and plain, old buy-it-in-a-box software. But the latest way to "pay" for software is by giving apps permission to access your location, camera and other data on your smartphone.

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Selling a computer, smartphone or tablet should be as easy as wiping all your personal data off of it and handing it over to the buyer, but sometimes there are little hidden authentication tricks you might forget about. From iTunes to the Kindle app, here's everything you need to deauthenticate before you sell your device.

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When your workplace shifts into a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model, whether willingly or unwillingly, it quickly becomes apparent that full-blown office suites designed for keyboard and mouse access aren't going to be as useful. One solution to that dilemma is to develop single-purpose apps for tablets and mobiles. But how quickly can they be deployed, and will businesses cough up the money needed to build them?

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People who use mobile devices to monitor their health may be surprised to hear that up until now, there has been little definitive guidance on what medical apps need regulatory approval. In some cases, this represents a real risk as mobile phone apps and devices attached to phones come onto the market that can measure everything from blood pressure to blood sugar as well as tell you what is in your urine.

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Can a smartphone help you discover new drinks and cool new places to consume them? Sure, but the golden question is: "can an app help you get free beer"? It can. Check out our best bar apps!

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Until recently, updates to Visual Studio have required a live net connection. However, Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 has been released as an ISO image that can be downloaded and installed offline. Microsoft plans to ship ISO images for the RTM version of future Visual Studio updates, in addition to the existing distribution mechanism.

The Visual Studio Blog

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Imagine you're a disaster manager and a large earthquake has just struck off the Australian coast. You know that part of the Australian coastline is about to be inundated by a tsunami but you need more information — and quickly. But what information do you need, and how do you get it?