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Tech Talk: Lessons from Mobile World Congress, and what’s next for developers

For developers, are these the best of times or the worst of times? Given how fast technology (and needed skills) change, it's an open question. Our tech trio weighs in – and talks about what we learned from this year's Mobile World...

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

The Kotlin 1.2.30 update provides changes to the standard library as well as bug fixes

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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What is geofencing? Putting location to work

Geofencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location. From coupons and notifications, to engagement features and security alerts — businesses are finding creative ways to use these virtual boundaries.

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Why developers focus on ‘loser’ iOS over ‘winner’ Android

Linux has beat closed-source operating systems in every hardware category, but in mobile its Android derivative just can’t win in the ecosystem competition

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Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

Samsung's S9 arrives with a new version of DeX

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What’s new in Google’s Dart language

Dart 2 has been rebooted for client-side web and mobile development

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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$29 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

The mobile-first framework uses Sass variables and mixins, the Bootstrap grid system, and prebuilt components

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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Get 2 USB-C to USB 6-foot Cables For $9.49 Right Now On Amazon

These cables from Anker are long and durable, and currently discounted a significant percentage off its typical list price.

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Anker's Twin USB High Speed Car Phone Charger Is Just $8.99 Right Now

The car charger, which is typically priced around $12, is available for $9 right now on Amazon, where it averages 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers.

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Sonos Play:1 Is Discounted $62 Right Now On Amazon

Sonos Play:1 is highly rated on Amazon, where its typical list price of $200 has been reduced 31% to $138, for a limited time.

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