Apple’s WWDC 2016 was as jam-packed as the earlier speculation suggested, and was full of the expected platform announcements with the official unveiling of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10. The opening keynote was also full of Apple’s trademark videos that showcased the good that the company is doing in the world and the positive change that it is trying to enact, which this year includes trying to promote the benefits of coding with the Swift programming language through the new Swift Playgrounds iPad app.

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Google could be planning to make a move that could bring about large-scale changes for the Android platform, and in turn, for those that develop and produce apps for the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Executives from Google, along with decision makers from other tech companies like Uber and Facebook, have reportedly been in attendance at a meeting solely put in place to discuss Apple’s Swift programming language. Google has potentially seen enough about the power of the open-source language to be seriously considering adopting it as a “first-class language” for Android going forward.

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Microsoft announced a new tool that it calls the Desktop App Converter for Project Centennial, which will help developers port existing Win32 and .NET apps to the Universal Windows Platform for distribution via the Windows Store.

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Apple has today made available its first iOS 9.1 beta, and it’s full of all manner of new emoji as per the latest unicode specification, including unicorns, tacos and even the middle finger.

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Apple has just released iOS 9 GM (Golden Master) and iOS 9.1 beta 1. The download links are now live for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Microsoft has today released an early, open-source version of its Windows Bridge porting tool for iOS, software that helps developers take apps and games made for iOS and port them over to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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After going through the process of fine tuning and improving thanks to twelve months of preview builds, Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) about a week before Windows 10 is released to public. After taking onboard comments from users over the last year, a time period that also included a release candidate, Microsoft feels it has sufficiently improved the Visual Studio IDE enough to release to the public alongside an update to its .NET framework.

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Yes, you read that right. Apple now allow iOS users to sideload apps outside App Store on iPhone and iPad for free without needing any developer account. Here’s how it works.

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Having kept them apart for years, Apple has amalgamated the iOS and Mac developer programs, bringing the Apple Watch’s watchOS under the same umbrella too, with all three now part of the simplified Apple Developer Program.

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It’s been on the cards for a while if you believe the rumors, but Microsoft has now confirmed that it will be offering a way for developers of Android and iOS apps to port them across to the new Windows 10.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux now available. Details on the new release and where to download it from can be found here.

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It’s all too obvious that Apple is a big believer in plunging itself into the world of health and fitness tracking with its new iPhones and the just-launched Apple Watch. Having unveiled the ResearchKit framework at its Spring Forward media event, Apple has gone on to release the open-source tools for everyone, starting today.

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