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Apple has announced that it s creating its first app development accelerator in Asia, as the Cupertino company seeks to woo India s engineering community with a dedicated space in which to learn design best-practices for Apple s mobile operating system.Expected to open in Bengaluru in early 2017, the iOS App Design and Development Accelerator will support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India s iOS developer community, according to a press release.India has emerged as a key battleground for the big U.S. tech companies as both Google and Facebook look to tap the burgeoning online population — with varying degrees of success — even though much of the country s 1.3 billion inhabitants remain offline.And earlier this year, Apple confirmed plans to open a new development hub in Hyderabad, India that s expected to eventually house around 4,500 people.Apple s new app accelerator will essentially serve to help developers improve their design and development skills for iOS and will include one-on-one app reviews for developers, as well as support for Apple s programming language, Swift.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Bengaluru is a major startup hub in India — an estimated one million people work in the city s technology industry, while more than 40 percent of university graduates in the area specialize in IT or engineering, according to Apple.This isn t the first such center Apple has unveiled — earlier this year, it announced its first iOS App Development Center in Europe, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy.The company also has a similar hub in Brazil.
Functionality will at first be limited to a little over 600 ATMs in San Francisco and the Bay Area, but Bank of America hopes to expand that number to 2,400 machines by the end of May and 5,000 by 2017.Bhat demonstrated during the session with Walgreens loyalty program, Balance Rewards.Users with an existing account can simply tap a button from an SMS message, email, or push notification, or if need be, get one relatively simply — Android Pay auto-populates the name, address, phone number, and email fields of a program s sign-up page.It s, in a nutshell, a collection of simple tools to help retailers and developers create a standardized payments experience across browsers and platforms, which according to Bhan is key to customer retention — Android Pay merchants that have added features like auto-filled checkout fields have seen up to a 25 percent increase in conversions.The Payment Request API dovetails with Google s Android Instant Apps project, a streaming system that allows mobile users to interact with apps without installing them.Finally, Google s added support within Android Pay for third-party payment processors including Stripe, Vantiv, and Braintree that only require developers to write a few lines of code to integrate, according to Bhan.
As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
If you ve got a good idea, then submit it to android.com/n, or send it out on social media using the hashtag NameAndroidN.Daydream will provide a very Samsung Gear VR-like home screen for Google s new VR mode, which will give access to a suite of new VR-focused apps including Google Play, and YouTube.Launcher, multi-tasking, and multi-window supportAndroid N now has launcher shortcuts — which means you can set specific shortcuts 3 to 5 within any app that implements them to quickly perform actions.Other changesOf course, apart from adding new features, the Developer Preview 2 also adds some changes to existing APIs in Android N — such as how developers can now specify a separate minimum height and minimum width for multi-window support.Other stellar Android Marshmallow features include improved apps permissions — which give you greater control over what information you share with companies – and Android Pay, which is the newfangled mobile payments app Google made to compete with Apple Pay and revitalize Google Wallet.The 6P easily manages a full and busy workday, but it can t last through two of them.
Google Classroom is being joined by a new Coursework API that will allow developers to have their applications further integrate with the aforementioned Classroom service.Classroom is Google s educational management system for teachers and schools, and it uses the company s own Drive platform.Today, Google has announced updates to its Classroom offering, saying that, among other things, reporting systems and gradebooks can now be setup to sync students grades with Google Classroom, removing the time sink of manually transferring grades.Developers also have the newly gained ability to store files in the same Drive folder as the rest of the resources in a class, or use course groups to manage file sharing permissions, says Google.The company already has some partners in testing with the new features, including GeoGebra, OpenEd, and Tynker, all of them being educational platforms.Until then, check out our Google I/O portal for all the news fresh off the ground floor.
In a bid to win over more Indian developers, Apple on Wednesday announced it would set up by early next year a facility to help developers on best practices and to improve the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.Apple estimates that over 1 million people in the city work in the tech sector, with over 40 percent of graduates from local universities specializing in engineering or IT.Apple s CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, which he has identified as a growth market for the company, where he expects disproportionate growth versus the more developed areas.Developers usually try out a concept first on Android before offering an iOS version of the app, as it is easier to validate the concept with the large amount of feedback you get from Android users, he added.But iOS is also attractive for developers because users of the iPhone tend to have higher purchasing power and are more likely to retain apps they download, in contrast to Android users who frequently delete apps to save on memory on their phones, Mathew said.The company will also give developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world, and provide support on Apple s Swift programming language.
Microsoft confirms Xbox Live Gold subscription prices will increase in six countries.Microsoft will soon be increasing Xbox Live Gold subscription prices in six countries next month.The reader's email reportedly said that the monthly price will triple from R50 £2.2, $3.19 to R159 £7, $10.15 .The hike aims to bring the prices in line with those of the US where it is $9.99 per month and $59.99 per year.Xbox Live Gold codes are not region-locked."These accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result they have been inactive for quite some time," Xbox Live programming director Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb wrote in a blog post.
MoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f90910%2fscratch3.0-prototype 50 1 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google's annual developer conference doesn't officially kick off until Wednesday but about 120 of the company's youngest developers are already getting to preview one of its newest announcements.Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.Now, the MIT team is partnering with Google on the next generation of Scratch, with the hope that Google can help scale Scratch to more platforms and devices.The update also makes it easier to bring Scratch to smaller screens like smartphones and tablets, says Mitchel Resnick, Director or MIT's Scratch Team.While more and more companies that make products for kids — whether they are toy companies or software makers — are beginning to incorporate programmable elements for their young users, there isn't one universal programming language across these products, explains Resnick.While traditional programming requires very precise strings of text and punctuation, Scratch and other visual programming languages rely on a shape-based system that Resnick characterizes as the "Lego approach," that's much more intuitive for beginners.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is this week visiting India for the first time.And he is wasting little of his time on the ground in India by saying Apple will open a new app design and development center in the country in 2017.Cook officially called the upcoming Apple facility a design and development accelerator, and that it will be located in Bengaluru also known as Bangalore , which is considered to be the startup hub of India.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, Cook said in announcing the new center.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Apple said it will use the facility to provide support for the Swift programming language, which Apple created to build apps for iOS, Mac and other products, and will conduct weekly briefings with developers to review development of apps at the center.It s no secret as to why Cook is laying the groundwork for more Apple involvement in India.Anyone with a Groupon account has likely seen an offer for one of these iPhones, which are often phones that were bought, returned for some reason, given the once-over to ensure everything works, and then offered up for sale at less than the original sticker price.However, the Indian government has put up resistance to Apple s efforts as it tries to promote homegrown smartphone makers who sell their products at prices even less than those of refurbished iPhones.Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18.
New APIs make it possible to programmatically create spreadsheets and presentationsAn integration between Salesforce and Google Slides makes it easier to create a presentation using data people already have.Google is updating the developer tools for its Docs productivity suite in an effort to make it easier for companies to integrate third-party applications with its presentation, spreadsheet and word processing software.In addition, Google also announced a new Slides API that will allow users to automatically populate slide decks with information from outside sources.That's useful for making sure that information shared within an organization using Google Sheets is up to date and accurate.For example, Trello is working on a feature that would let users take items stored on a "board" in its application and turn them into slides with a couple of clicks, without having to go through all the trouble of building a slide deck by hand.Security-conscious businesses might not be a fan of these integrations yet.
At its Google I/O developer conference, Google today is launching new tools that will make it easier for developers to have their apps do things with spreadsheets inside Google Sheets and presentations in Google Slides.Slides now has its own dedicated application programming interface API , and there is a second, more powerful Sheets API.This will not affect the existing Sheets API.The new Sheets API gives developers programmatic access to nearly all of the features a user can access in the Sheets web and mobile interfaces, Google Sheets product manager Tom Holman wrote in a blog post.The new Sheets API is available now, and the Slides API will come out in the next few months, Holman wrote.The enhancements make sense as Microsoft has been ramping up its Microsoft Graph for accessing data from Office 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and OneNote.The new API functionality isn t all that s new with Google Apps for developers.When the underlying data in the spreadsheet changes, an updated chart in the presentation is just one click away, Holman wrote.The corresponding functionality in Microsoft s Office applications is taking Excel charts and sticking them in Word or PowerPoint.People have been able to do both those things for a while.
Developers, start your Nexuses.Here s a couple of the highlight features you ll find in the new preview, which build on the features already found in the Android N Developer Preview 2.The Daydream program, complete with specially designed VR headsets, will launch this fall.Sustained performance mode API—This lets developers understand how performance will behave when an app s active for an extended duration, taking system-on-chip throttling into account once processor temperatures hit their peak.That more granular information is intended to help developers create apps that avoid performance fluctuations over time.Developer Preview 4 will offer final APIs and the official Android N software developer kit, while Google says Developer Preview 5 will deliver near-final system images for final testing before the final release that s scheduled for later this summer.
The airline Easy Jet have featured shoes that will guide during the walk. The soles are small devices that vibrate in different ways to see if you come to the right. Vibrates the left shoe is the time to take to the left and when the signal is coming from right shoe knows that the direction is the right way. When the programmed target is reached is signaled by the three vibration in order. The programming of the route is done via a GPS-equipped mobile and signaling between the mobile and the shoe is handled by Bluetooth. So far the shoes, which dubbed Sneakairs, just as a prototype that has been tested by Wired whose reporter is clearly pleased with the functionality.
As enterprises embark on their digital journeys, APIs are often used to connect the fast pace of digital innovation with the more stable system of records.There are two stark differences between the world of APIs and the world of ESBs:You might ask, all of this sounds great, but the proof of the pudding is in its eating, right?We classified the over 30 different types of policies that our customers use into four broad categories, and, within them, whether they represent exposure or consumption concerns the same broad category can have both exposure and consumption policies .Lack of chaining patterns in APIsI also looked across more than 9,000 production-deployed APIs to discern whether they call other APIs, or whether they call target systems directly.Apigee has all the capabilities for exposure and API chaining, of course, and it is often used for microservices and chaining calling patterns, but the current dominant patterns are consumption and light orchestration.When the goal is speed of implementation, the Apigee platform, with support for Java, Node.js, and Python, is perfectly suitable for orchestrating services and mashing up content.
Deemed by many as the ultimate technology for a smart IoT world, artificial intelligence AI is intelligence exhibited in software that allows machines, devices, services and other 'things' to learn and behave like a human.AI's main goal is to find solutions to problems.This is done through reasoning, planning, natural language processing, perception, and others.Other branches include, but are not limited to, genetic programming, heuristics, ontology, planning, and machine learning from experience and inference.According to Gartner, by 2020 85% of customer interactions will be managed without the need of human intervention.Over $325m have been invested in the last few years on AI startups.
Apple, especially Tim Cook, has made it no secret that China and India are the newest darlings of the tech industry at large and, of course, Apple.After flying to China to deal with the iBooks and Movies blackout, Cook flew to India to help cement Apple's position in the market.In addition to Cook's first visit to the country as Apple's highest executive, it was also an occasion for Apple to announce the establishment of a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru to help spur iOS app development in the country.Over a million of the working citizens there work in the IT sector, while almost 50% of the graduates from local universities are from IT or engineering fields.Apple expects iPhone sales to pick up exponentially as the country rolls out its first network.Although heavily leaning towards iOS, the center will also put forward Apple's self-made programming language, Swift, which lets developers target not just iOS but also tvOS, watchOS, and Mac OS X.
Earlier this month, Hulu confirmed that it was developing a cable-like online TV package to expand its footprint to areas like sports, news, and events.And this new service could seriously shake up the sports TV landscape, according to analysts at Citi.In a note on Monday, Citi analysts laid out a contrarian point about the future of sports programming.Wall Street tends to think sports-centric cable networks with their long, fixed-price contracts face the greatest risk from cord-cutting, the analysts wrote.Citi thinks Hulu will keep price down by limiting expenses including fees from set-top boxes, DVR services, and franchises, while also cutting out the channels of Viacom, Scripps, and Discovery.Citi doesn t think sports fans will care about content from Viacom, etc., and thus will get shut out.The analysts argue that a focus on making sports an immersive experience would help Hulu charge a premium for its new service in the long-run.But, by making this strategic pivot now, NewLu what the analysts are dubbing the new offering puts sports on a radically divergent path from the rest of linear video.
The update gives the UI a comprehensive Material Design-themed overhaul, enables compatible watches to do more without a phone attached, introduces some new input methods to make communication easier, and copies one of the things that the Apple Watch gets right.And since it s based on Android N, it picks up support for features like Data Saver, Java 8, and new emoji, among other platform features.Apple doesn t offer full-fledged smartwatch APIs for Wear to hook into, and so using Wear with an iPhone is an inherently limited experience; with standalone apps, watches will be able to communicate directly over the Internet using Wi-Fi or your iPhone s LTE connection, skirting around the API problem that currently makes Wear on iOS so lackluster.These complications should obviate the need for purpose-built weather or fitness-related watch faces, among others.Some of these are really only of interest to developers—watch apps can automatically be notified and updated when Fit data changes, rather than having to query for updates constantly.We won t know more details for sure until the finished version of Android Wear 2.0 is released this fall, presumably around the same time that the final Android N code is released to Nexus devices and the AOSP repositories.