Hate phone notches? Google says Android handsets can never have more than two

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/01/google-notch-restrictions/ Phones with notches are incredibly divisive, but since Apple launched the iPhone X complete with a little screen cutout, there have been endless copies from other handset manufacturers. But … Read more

Google adds DRM to Android APKs to verify the authenticity of apps from Google Play

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/24/google-play-app-metadata-verification/ DRM is something that’s usually associated with streaming music and video, but there’s no reason that it can’t be put to other uses. Proving this, Google has started using … Read more

GitLab makes premium plans free for educational establishments and open source projects

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/06/gitlab-free/ Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub has paid off for rival GitLab. Many GitHub users were unhappy at the Windows-maker’s involvement and promptly jumped ship — there were over 100,000 repositories … Read more

Microsoft officially announces agreement to acquire GitHub in $7.5 billion deal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/04/microsoft-acquires-github/ Following months of talks and rumors, Microsoft has finally officially revealed that it has agreed to acquire GitHub. The agreement sees the company acquiring the code repository for $7.5 … Read more

How to start developing on Java in Fedora

Full Article : Fedora Magazine – https://fedoramagazine.org/start-developing-java-fedora/ Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely-used to develop IOT appliances, Android apps, web, and enterprise applications. This article will … Read more

Thousands of Android apps have built-in crypto keys and passwords

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/android-apps-built-in-passwords/ A large number of free Android apps suffer with flaky security because software developers are leaving cryptographic keys embedded and passwords hard-coded. Speaking at the BSides security conference in … Read more

WSL-DistroLauncher is an open source tool designed to lure Linux distros to the Microsoft Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/26/microsoft-linux-open-source-wsl/ Is it cool that there are Linux distributions in the Microsoft Store? Eh, I suppose. While I don’t fully trust Microsoft’s commitment to both Linux and open source, understandably, … Read more