Amazon Web Services has announced an updated AWS Mobile SDK, which provides libraries for mobile apps using Amazon’s cloud services as a back end. Version 2.0 of the SDK supporting iOS, and Android including Amazon Fire, is now in preview, adding several new features:
Amazon Cognito lets users log in with Amazon, Facebook or Google
…continue reading Amazon Mobile SDK adds login, data sync, analytics for iOS and Android apps
Microsoft has announced that Windows chief Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company:
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky will be leaving the company and that Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Tami Reller retains her roles as chief financial officer and chief
…continue reading Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft – but why?
I have been playing with the Visual Studio 11 developer preview and exploring its asynchronous features, specifically the async and await keywords which are new to C# 5.0. These features have actually been available as a CTP (Community Tech Preview) since October 2010, but I had not found time to try it.
I like to
…continue reading A simple example of async and await in C# 5
I look forward to trying it; but Internet Explorer 9’s Smart Filter was not keen.
What you cannot see from the screenshot is that the option to “Run anyway” is hidden by default. You have to
…continue reading This is why people ignore security warnings: IE9 blocks official Microsoft update