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Get 4 Philips Hue White A19 60W Dimmable LED Smart Bulbs for just $50 - Deal Alert

Amazon's deal on the 4-pack of bulbs put them at just $12.49 a piece right now. A huge savings over the typical list price.

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Get 63% off This 76-in-1 Precision Tool Set For Smartphones, Laptops and Electronics - Deal Alert

This 76-piece repair kit contains everything you need to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, stereo, or anything else that requires precision instruments. Everything from screwdrivers, to a suction cup to a plastic spudger,...

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60% off TaoTronics Bluetooth Sweatproof Earbuds With Built in Mic - Deal Alert

CVC Noise Cancellation 6.0 technology and up to 5 hours of listening on a charge. These comfortable sport earbuds are discounted 60% to just $19.99.

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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55% off High Speed USB Integrated Electrical Wall Outlet - Deal Alert

This easy to install wall outlet features two high speed USB charging ports for smartphones, tablets and other USB devices, and a child-safe tamper-resistant power receptacle. Currently discounted 55% off its list price.

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Apple’s Swift is losing developers to multiplatform frameworks

Microsoft’s Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Ionic are replacing the use of Swift and Xcode as developers seek to maintain fewer code bases

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How an app marketplace can shorten your workday and advance your career

Customization can increase engineers' value to their teams and lead to new income opportunities down the road.

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Pre-Order the New Echo, Echo Plus, or Fire TV Here - Deal Alert

Amazon has launched all new Echo devices, as well as an all new Fire TV. They don't ship Until 10/31 but if you order now, you'll have it on your doorstep the day it's released.

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Bossie Awards 2017: The best software development tools

InfoWorld picks the top open source software for building systems and applications

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8 reasons to develop a progressive web app

While native apps were once the be-all and end-all of mobile, there's a new contender on the block: PWAs

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5 key challenges for mobile test automation

What are the top test-automation-at-scale challenges your apps will face?

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62% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert

A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you.

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How to choose a database for your mobile apps

Data synchronization and offline capabilities are key to successful mobile apps. Follow these guidelines to selecting a provider

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Amazon Discounts Fire 7 by $15, Fire HD 8 by $25 For Prime Members - Deal Alert

Amazon's best-selling tablets feature vibrant displays, generous battery life, Alexa, parental controls, and everything you need to surf, check email, watch Netflix, read books, and more. Prime members can get a discount right now.

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61% off this 3-foot Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB 3.0 Cable - Deal Alert

Double-braided nylon exterior, toughened aramid fiber core and laser-welded connectors equip PowerLine+ with superior toughness from end-to-end.

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Get started with cloud app dev in Azure App Service

How to use Azure’s PaaS tools to build cloud-hosted apps that run on your mobile devices and in your browsers

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44% off Anker SoundBuds Bluetooth and Sweatproof Sport Headphones - Deal Alert

These Bluetooth headphones are lightweight, water resistant and provide up to 7 hours of listening on a single charge, making them a good consideration for workouts or outdoor activities.

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7 mobile usability success factors

7 key points in designing mobile apps to optimize usability and increase the chance for success

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Save A Whopping $100 on Amazon Echo Right Now By Going Refurbished - Deal Alert

You can pick up Amazon Echo for far below list price, if you're comfortable buying refurbished. Which you can be, since Certified Refurbished products are tested and certified to look and work like new, and come with warranties.

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Google releases SDK for augmented reality apps on Android

Similar to Apple’s ARKit for iOS, Android’s ARCore offers native APIs for motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation

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