Once the newest version of Safari releases, the few legacy websites still using the as-good-as-dead software will essentially be killed as well. By next year, the only place you will be able to find the Flash Player and other related content will be the graveyard that is the Internet Archive, where you can already view its tombstone. … [Read more...] about Apple to completely remove Flash support in next version of Safari
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According to unnamed inside sources, the ongoing strife between Adobe and Apple may soon climax, as the former plots to sue the latter. Adobe has long been displeased with Apple's decision to exclude Flash support on its iPhone OS devices, and this week Cupertino kicked a gas can on the fire. … [Read more...] about Adobe preparing to sue Apple over Flash support?
Five years ago, Gaurav Rakheja was as far from technology as you could get – he was freshly enrolled in law school, while dabbling in music on the side, strumming classic Led Zeppelin tunes at gigs around the capital. But less than a year into the course, he realised law wasn’t what he wanted to do. He dropped out and decided to pursue a degree in computer science. After that, he says, there was no looking back. Today, at 23, Gaurav is a full-stack engineer and one of the youngest Tech Leads at Indonesian super app Gojek's Bengaluru office. "It wasn't an instant decision," he recalls. "I had always despised classroom learning due to the lack of innovation and practical training, and law school was no different." The MCA course he enrolled for at Don Bosco Institute, Bengaluru, was an easy course. “It didn't require me to attend classes on a regular basis," he says. Gaurav soon took a liking to it, and in the second year, applied for the Google Summer of Code … [Read more...] about Gojek’s Gaurav Rakheja quit law school to learn coding
Fragmentation on the Windows Phone platform isn't as much of a problem as it is in Android because you're still talking about a relatively small number of handsets and software versions and, delays aside, most phones have gotten their software updates eventually. Still, the disconnect between Microsoft's early promises about phone updates and the eventual reality smacks of the same carrier meddling and general laziness that keeps many Android handsets so woefully out of date. Even Google's Android reference devices are subject to carrier delays—for instance, while the WiFi only version of the Motorola Xoom received Ice Cream Sandwich in January of 2012, the Verizon-branded Xoom didn't receive the update until June. … [Read more...] about What happened to the Android Update Alliance?
The company isn’t a complete stranger to the great state of Texas. Waymo’s groundbreaking demonstration of its prototype Firefly vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals took place in Austin in October 2015. The company kept an office in the city until November 2019 when it abruptly shut it down. A reported 100 employees and contract workers lost their jobs as part of the decision, according to CNBC. … [Read more...] about Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico