HTC Gives Devs Access to the One's IR Blaster
HTC has released a new version of its HTC OpenSense SDK that adds an API for the IR blaster that's built into the HTC One. The new API will allow developers to write applications that can take advantage of the IR blaster. The IR blaster is built into the One's power button (located on top). Combined with HTC's Sense 5 TV software, the One can be used to control the owner's TV and home entertainment center. The new API also helps the One to learn key codes from additional remotes or IR devices and then control them, as well. HTC says using the new HTC OpenSense SDK will let developers create apps that interact between the One and devices such as printers, dSLR cameras, real estate lock boxes, and other gear. HTC is offering the HTC OpenSense SDK to developers for free via its developer portal.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Apple Announces iOS 11 with Person-to-Person Apple Pay
Jun 5, 2017
Apple today debuts iOS 11, its next-generation mobile operating system. Starting with messages, iOS 11 introduces improved discoverability for stickers and emoji.
Google Releases First Preview of Android P with Improved Notifications and Notch Support
Mar 7, 2018
Google today made the first preview of Android P available to developers. The revised version of Android adds a number of user-facing features as well as tools for app writers.
Samsung's Gear S2 Runs Tizen and Can Make Calls
Sep 1, 2015
Samsung's latest wearable features a circular shape, rotating bezel, and the ability to make phone calls independent from a smartphone. The device comes in two basic models: the Gear S2 has a simpler, more modern look, while the Gear S2 Classic has a more traditional appearance.