MICROSOFT MIGHT GIVE UP on Windows Phone and adopt Google's Android software for future smartphone devices, according to rumours.
Twitter leakster MSNerd said that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his senior leadership team (SLT) are discussing potentially dropping Windows Phone from the firm's smartphones and smaller tablets.
Instead, the tweets claim, Microsoft will offer Android with its own apps and services pre-loaded. The firm has already signed deals with Dell and Samsung to load its apps onto the companies' respective Android tablets.
BlackBerry 10 is an immense platform, almost without equal. But sources are now claiming BlackBerry could augment it with Google’s Android OS in a bid to make its future devices more attractive to consumers.
When Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O 2014, I was already sold. And by "sold," I mean I fully expected it to be something I'd want [were I in the market to buy a car that had it]. And while I don't actually plan on buying a car with Auto any time soon, after spending a week with it, I do feel pretty OK with that gut feeling. We reviewed Auto earlier this month on a Pioneer head unit, but I figured I'd also share my own thoughts on it.
Officers from a UK-based Regional Organized Crime Unit (ROCU), the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) and the Federation Against Copyright Theft have carried out more raids in pursuit of 'pirate' Android TV boxes. More than a thousand devices were seized in two locations this morning and at least two people have been arrested.
During the past two months many manufacturers have been busy pushing out updates to the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update Google released back in March, and then again in April, and this week we’ve finally received a few details about the incoming HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update.
After research firm comScore released data last month indicating that Android’s share of the US smartphone OS market dropped 1 percent during the three months ending in April, Kantar Worldpanel has its own research out which says the OS is gaining momentum stateside again.
The software, s2n, is a new implementation of Transport Layer Security (TLS), a protocol for encrypting data. TLS is the successor of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), both of which AWS uses to secure most of its services.
Etsy, the leading marketplace for handmade goods, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years. During that time they've iterated on their model, their strategy, and their mission. One thing that's driven the success of those changes is their open workplace culture.
I talked to senior engineering manager John Goulah about what it means to fail faster at Etsy, and he shared with me some interesting insights into the communication techniques Etsy uses to empower their associates and improve the experience of buyers and sellers on the site.
Ingo is a senior solutions architect at MongoDB. He is active in many open source projects, and is the author of Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, a book on open source community ethics and business models.
It was back in June of 2013 when TheServerSide was first introduced to OpenStack, Red Hat's ambitious attempt to do for cloud computing what they did with the open source Linux model, that is, make a commodity out of it leverage it as a major revenue stream. From the 2013 Red Hat Summit, we first floated the basic What is OpenStack? articles, while asking questions such as Will the Red Hat model work for IaaS cloud computing?
CBR spoke with Boris Renski, co-founder of Mirantis about the challenges facing OpenStack and how operating as an independent company means it can offer what the customer wants, rather than just its own solution.
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has established an award for innovative open data applications. The Stuiveling Open Data Award, which is named after Saskia Stuiveling, the outgoing President of the Dutch National Audit Office (Court of Audit), was announced by Rutte at her final symposium 'The art of open data' last month.
Alexander De Croo, Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, will force the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB) to make its timetable information available as open data. This will allow software developers to create alternatives to the official app.
So what is R? The R programming language is a free and open source programming language for statistical computing and provides an interactive environment for data analysis, modeling and visualization. The language is used by statisticians, analysts and data scientists to unlock value from data.
A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a way to use 'donor' programs to improve the functionality and reduce system errors and flaws in open-source programs.
Outlined in a paper dubbed "Automatic error elimination by horizontal code transfer across multiple applications," MIT researchers describe the Code Phage system, which automatically transfers code from donor programs to other applications which have buggy code and errors.
First, the good news: members of the House of Representatives in the US Congress are now allowed to use open source technology in their offices, rather than the very limited list of proprietary offerings they were given in the past. Second, the bad news: how the hell is it 2015 and this is only becoming an option now? I guess we can't change the past, and so let's celebrate the House of Reps finally getting to this point -- which just happens to coincide with the upcoming launch of the House Open Source Caucus (led by Reps. Blake Farenthold and Jared Polis).
Traditionally, members of the House of Representatives have been presented with a limited plate of options when choosing technology to run their offices and manage their web presences. Members that wanted to take advantage of open source solutions — which are restriction-free, reusable and frequently more cost-effective — faced significant uncertainty and were pushed towards a small selection of proprietary options.
Advocates of free software are protesting a tender by the school board of the Spanish region of Extremadura requesting proprietary software licences. The advocacy group, Extremadura Focus Initiative, is supported by the new, incoming government of the region and by several of Extremadura’s school teachers.