Microsoft has announced the first major upgrade to its Quantum Development Kit since its introduction last year. It has added several new features designed to open the platform to a wider array of developers, including support for Linux and macOS, as well as additional open source libraries. Further, the kit will be interoperable with the Python computing language. Microsoft announced the Quantum Development Kit at its Ignite conference last fall. It launched the free preview about three months later, featuring the new Q# programming language.
We’d gotten wind of this change a few weeks ago, but now it’s official: Google will be restricting access to non-public APIs in the next version of Android. This means that in Android P and going forward, APIs that are unofficially supported in Android’s SDK will (generally) not be available to developers to use in their apps.
Using unofficial APIs in an app is risky, as it can sometimes cause unexpected issues and lead to bugs and errors when a new release unintentionally changes how the API works.
Unofficial APIs will be blocked in Android P, but devs can request new APIs they need was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Yes you read that right. Electra RC 1.3 Cydia-bundled iOS 11 to 11.1.2 jailbreak is now available for developers. Here are the details.
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You might remember Confide as the app that made the news last year for being favored by White House staffers after President Trump took office – and for it being used to leak insider info to the media. One of the app’s prominent features was the ability to prevent users from taking screenshots of conversations on Android, Mac and PC. The company noted in a blog post that it’s now managed to pull this off on iOS too, and is making the feature available to any developer who wants to implement it in their own iPhone or iPad app. When…
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Apple took to its Developer portal to announce that it’s turned on pre-orders in the App Store, so app makers can promote their new apps before they launch. The company explained: Customers can see your product page and order your app before it’s released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and it will automatically download to their device. The idea is to make it easier for developers to drum up interest in their upcoming apps and reach potential users more effectively: if you’ve got an app that’s nearly ready for launch, you can set up…
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We've been wondering about Dreams for a while now. First announced in 2015 as a trippy, user-controlled kind of world-creating game, Dreams is the new title from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule and it's due to hit PlayStation 4 in 2018. The rel…
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Arena of Valor’s latest update has added a few cool new features, but it looks like they aren’t that easy to navigate. So, the developers decided to post a more detailed FAQ that explain how the various new additions work. The post explains how the Highlight Reel and Free Record functions work, pointing out that you can’t enable both at the same time; you’ll either be recording your highlights or the whole match, can’t have both. These features only work on iPhone 6s and above and an iPad mini 4/iPad Pro and above. No iPhone X support at the moment, but it should be coming in the next version. The videos you make are found in the Settings/Watch Clips or the Videos part of the Player Info screen.
The FAQ also explains why some players might have issues gifting skins to others. In order to do so, you have to be friends with the other person for more than 3 days, both should be 15 level and above, and you can only send or receive 5 skins at most in one day. The FAQ also includes some other clarifications and troubleshooting, so if you’ve been having issues, head over here and check it out.
Forever Lost [$ 2.99] was a pretty spooky adventure game set in the happiest place on earth, an abandoned asylum where nothing is what it seems. The episodic adventure game was praised for being engrossing and macabre, and now its developers, Glitch Games, are bringing us another unsettling adventure game called Veritas. In Veritas, you are a volunteer who’s agreed to take part in the final stages of the Insomnium Project, a very secretive project that barely anyone knows about. Veritas Industries was founded back in the 19th century with the goal of pushing the boundaries of science, so, what could go wrong, right? The volunteers get to live in a facility built specifically for this experiment, and that’s where you find yourself waking up.
As is usually the case in horror stories, you have no memory of what happened the day before outside the moment where you signed on that dotted line and put yourself at the mercy of Veritas Industries. And that is all we know about the game so far, but I like the premise and the moodiness of the screenshots. Does Veritas sound like your cup of adventure tea? The game will release for both iOS and Android at some point in the future. Head over to our forum thread for more.
With iOS 11.2, currently in beta testing, app developers will be able to offer cheaper introductory rates to auto-renewing subscribers.
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