For now, the change from 3:2 ratio apps to 16:9 ratio is a big win for developers and will avoid a lot of design problems. I can only hope that later Xcode builds will finally allow an option for truly “iPhone Only” builds.
Source: “iPhone Only” apps on the iPad
It’s the little things in life. I had to deal with this last year and was wondering / hoping if and when this would change. I have a nard time seeing this being dropped during beta.
On the eve of its annual I/O developer conference, Google Inc. Monday announced the general release of its long-awaited Android Things operating system for “internet of things” devices.
Source: Google’s long-awaited Android Things IoT operating system goes live – SiliconANGLE
If you’re thinking about or already building an IoT product, there are some things you should know. First, most carriers are planning to sunset existing 2G networks in the next 1-2 years to make room for LTE. Second, most US carriers are no longer accepting new 2G or 3G device certifications and won’t allow new 2G and 3G products on the network starting as early as June of this year (even if they’re already certified).
Source: Why LTE is finally becoming a reality for enterprise IoT applications | Particle Blog
Swift for TensorFlow is a result of first-principles thinking applied to machine learning frameworks, and works quite differently than existing TensorFlow language bindings. Whereas prior solutions are designed within the constraints of what can be achieved by a (typically Python or Lua) library, Swift for TensorFlow is based on the belief that machine learning is important enough to deserve first-class language and compiler support.
Source: Swift Community | TensorFlow
What languages a developer needs to learn in order to traverse all the different domains that come together to deliver “full stack” applications is something I revisit every year in order to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date. Always happy to have options that fold into my core skills 🙂
Our overall take: the Internet of Things is going through a phase of early adolescence – a lot is being built in different places, not all of it looks pretty or behaves as desired, but a lot of foundational growth is happening.
Source: Growing Pains: The 2018 Internet of Things Landscape – Matt Turck
A very solid review of the state of IoT business in general for 2017…
People living in areas at high risk for wildfires are aware of the danger but underestimate the peril when compared with firefighting professionals, according to a new study led by a University of Colorado researcher.
Source: CU-Boulder-led study eyes perceptions of wildfire risk via Boulder Daily Camera
While my wife and I are not currently living in a wildfire danger zone, we do have an interest in heading towards the mountains at some point in the future. With as much as we know about wildfires, I find it curious how many people who own property out in the mountains seem to be somewhat disinterested in doing all that they can to mitigate the risks specific to their property.