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09/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #2

News about Microsoft and Google bidding for GitHub, a web-based development platform that allows it’s users to build software, manage projects, host and review code and so much more, have been circulating the web for a while now. Chris Wanstrath, GitHub founder, reportedly preferred to go with Microsoft’s bid due to his close relations with the CEO Satya Nadella. In the last few years,
16/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #3

In their latest move to develop more consumer hardware, Facebook poached a top Google chip developer, Shahriar Rabii, to help them build their very own silicon. Facebook is following the example of many tech giants that are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. The new chips will potentially replace Qualcomm’s own, currently used in Facebook’s
23/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #4

Reminiscent of Facebook’s Messenger, Instagram is adding a new feature which will allow you to see when your friends are online and available to chat! Instagram noted, “When your friends are active on Instagram, you’ll see a green dot next to their profile picture in various spaces within the app, including the Direct inbox and your friend list when you share a post from the feed.” This...
30/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #5

A couple of weeks ago Apple made the decision to ban crypto mining apps from the Apple Store on iPhone and iPad. In their App Store review guidelines, Apple now states that "apps, including any third-party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining." The ban is enforced due to fraudulent programmers...