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Friday, February 28, 2014

Welcome to Googletown

Some days it feels like Google is taking over the world. For the residents of Mountain View California, that feeling is personal.

Two weeks ago, Google signed a deal for its very own airport just east of the Googleplex, complete
with a blimp hangar large enough to house the Hindenburg. But building a better blimp probably isn't the reason that Google is leasing the historic Moffett Federal Airfield from the US government. At the same time the search giant is building robots and more news @TheVerge

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Project Helios - Microsoft's New ASP.NET

Project Helios is the latest technology to hit ASP.NET programmers and if you haven't been paying close attention
it is going to be very difficult to figure out what it is all about.

The motivation behind ASP.NET was classic Microsoft. At the time Microsoft controlled the desktop,
but was losing ground in web programming so what did it do - made web programming the same as desktop programming.

The initial intent of ASP.NET was to allow the same approach to creating applications. i.e. .NET and asynchronous event han more @i-programmer

Getting started
Minimum system requirements to write a Helios-based application:

Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

.NET Framework 4.5.1 (download )

Visual Studio 2012 or 13

And your web server / web hoster  to run a Helios-based application:

Windows Server 2012

.NET Framework 4.5.1

goto statement iOS recent security flaw

A recent security flaw in iOS is down to an error involving a spurious goto statement - but
when you look a little more closely there is a bigger lesson to learn from the incident - and not just "goto considered harmful".

Apple relased an update to patch a
cryptography flaw a few days ago but didn't say what it was more@i-programmer

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nokia announces Android running Nokia X , Nokia X+ & XL

The Nokia X, X+ and XL are powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225
chipset with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Happily, it's expandable via the microSD card slot and supports up to 32GB cards.

The Nokia X and X+ feature a 4" 800x480 IPS LCD capacitive touch display making up for a pixel density of 233ppi. However, the Nokia X+ and XL get a bump in RAM to 768MB.

At the back of the Nokia X and X+, there's a 3MP fixed focus camera with both phones weighing 129 grams and pack 1500mAh battery.

It's more @GSM Arena

Sony's new waterproof wonders

The Sony Xperia Z2 and M2 smart
phones and Z2 tablet can take a dip without making your day a washout -- and they're joined by a World Cup version of the Sony SmartBand and Core gadget.

Fancy splashing out on a smartphone that doesn't care if it gets splashed? The Xperia
Z2 is Sony's new 5.2-inch know more CNET