Apple has released the open source ‘Darwin’ code of OS X 10.10 Yosemite in a roll-out that occurred last night, and considering the release of Darwin 10.9 last year, has popped up right on cue.

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The fact that all iOS apps need to be approved by Apple in order to make their way into the App Store is both a blessing and a curse for the platform, but nobody can deny that it, most of the time at least, guarantees at least some sort of minimum design quality. It also means that developers often need to jump through hoops in order to get their hard work in front of those that they hope will download it.

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Microsoft BUILD and Apple WWDC are over and done with, and as ever, it’s Google’s turn to wow us with some exciting new announcements and developments. With a new version of Android in the works along with news pertaining to Android Wear, Glass and the many other weird and wonderful side-projects that Google has going, the I/O 2014 keynote promises to be one of the more eventful show-pieces we’ve seen from the search giant in recent years. Below, we talk through what’s next.

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There may not have been any hardware announcements, but Apple surely made up for any disappointment with the volume and quality of the software it showed off. It’s been a big day in the world of iOS and OS X, so we thought it is best to have a quick rundown of what’s been announced and give you a chance to relive the whole keynote by linking to the official live stream of the WWDC 2014 event. We’ll be covering some of this in more depth, but if you want a quick glance at what all the fuss is about, this is where to get it.

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC, kicks off in less than two weeks’ time, and in advance of the event’s commencement, the fruit company has just updated its official WWDC app for WWDC 2014. As you might expect, the whole app has been given the standard iOS 7 makeover, accented throughout by a neat orange tint, and if you’re planning on heading down to the event, it provides all of the information you’ll need.

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Apple’s Developer site is often found to have left security holes within its infrastructure, and while the Cupertino outfit tries its utmost to ensure these flaws are few and far between, it’s the nature of the beast that every now and again, problems must be dealt with. Over the weekend, the Dev Center went offline for maintenance works, but while this is a frequent occurrence – particularly given that new iOS releases are almost always dished out on a Monday – the purpose this time around was to fix an issue that leaked private info of accounts all the way up to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple’s WWDC event has been confirmed by the company itself, and will commence from the week beginning June 2nd. Tickets will be drawn in the format of a lottery, with developers able to apply up until next Monday, 7th April via the official WWDC site. Thereafter, tickets will be randomly drawn.

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If you weren’t lucky enough to get to WWDC and take a seat at some of Apple’s sessions then you may have had to settle for getting to one of the company’s Tech Talks. Taking place throughout North America, Asia and Europe, the talks saw Apple’s evangelists take to the road in order to cover development of both apps and games for Apple systems.

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Every year, Microsoft holds its BUILD conference, consisting of a series of workshops for developers as well as a few keynote speeches outlining upcoming products and releases. Next year, BUILD will be held from April 2nd to April 4th in San Francisco, the Redmond company has confirmed, and with talk already circulating about the next version of Windows and indeed, Windows Phone, the conference will certainly mark a significant couple of days in the tech calendar.

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As part of their continued efforts to improve the overall functionality and stability of Mavericks, Apple has today distributed the first seed of OS X 10.9.1 to registered developers. The same 10.9.1 seed that has been released into the developer portal has also previously been distributed amongst specific Apple internal employees with the hope of ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as possible before it gets installed onto the machines of end-users.

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Google Glass has been a revolutionary product in many ways, but with certain limitations. The high price point has yet kept it out of general consumer reach, but aside from that, another major contributor to this was the fact that developers didn’t really have a lot of options to expand the capabilities of the new hardware. In fact, all that they had access to was the standard Android SDK for testing and playing, which was far insufficient. Now, starting November 19, Google is hosting a hackathon where the Glassware Development Kit (GDK) will be made available to developers, as outlined in an invite sent out by Google for developers.

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The very final versions of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available to download for those tethered to Microsoft’s MSDN dev network. With Windows 8.1 now making its grand entrance, the Redmond company is currently working to ensure the majority of its product line is brought up to speed, and if you are an MSDN Subscriber, you can now grab these new releases from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page.

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