Devworx News Latest News from Wed, 25 May 2022 23:29:08 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Devworx Snapshot Bringing VR Game Trailers to 2D with Mixed Reality Fantastic Contraption Pioneers Mixed-Reality Virtual Reality Game Trailers Virtual Reality (VR) game trailers require rigorous planning and production, because the job of communicating activity in a 3D world through a 2D video can be challenging. Leading game-trailer producers have turned to mixed reality to showcase a third-person view of the player, shot against a green […] Gupta) Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:05:02 Tutorial: Character Modeling for 3D Applications Learn about how to create Character Modeling for 3D Applications Introduction Character modeling is the process of creating a character within the 3D space of computer programs. The techniques for character modeling are essential for third – and first – person experiences within film, animation, games, and VR training programs. In this article, I explain […] Gupta) Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:39:52 WhatsApp will drop BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone support on December 31 The Facebook-owned app will end support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) on December 31, 2017. Bhakuni) Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:39:09 Thunderbird Will Phase out Legacy Add-Ons, Will Support WebExtensions Mozilla announced last week plans to modernize Thunderbird's codebase, plans that include fixing some "technical debt" by incorporating the recent changes in the Mozilla engine into Thunderbird, adding a new user interface (UI), and phasing out old legacy add-ons that are built on the XUL and XPCOM APIs. Bhakuni) Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:27:03 Chrome’s ad blocker goes live on February 15 The Web's #1 advertising company makes a power play with its own ad blocker. Bhakuni) Mon, 25 Dec 2017 18:00:14 Play Store to require new and updated apps to target recent API levels and distribute native apps with 64-bit support While Google is reconsidering the best implementation for the Accessibility Services policy, a separate announcement introduces additional policies intended to help make apps distributed through the Play Store more secure and possibly improve performance. Bhakuni) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:52:56 Twitter launches a new enterprise API to power customer service and chatbots Today the company is rolling out something new for developers: an enterprise-level API providing access to real-time activities like tweets, retweets, likes and follows. Bhakuni) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:43:39 Hazelcast Jet 0.5 API unveiled to increases dev productivity Hazelcast Jet v0.5 has been released with new features such as Pipeline API for processing big data sets and fault tolerance. Bhakuni) Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:22:24 Facebook opens AR platform and ‘World Effects’ to all developers Facebook is trying to close the augmented reality gap with Snapchat with the help of an army of third-party developers. Bhakuni) Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:12:21 Apple Final Cut Pro X is ready to edit VR video Apple isn't just making the iMac Pro available to order -- it's also updating the creative software you'll likely run on that iMac. A new upgrade to Final Cut Pro X adds support for both newer video technology and some key color editing tools. Bhakuni) Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:24:10 Lightroom CC adds auto settings powered by Adobe Sensei, watermarking support, more The update comes after Adobe significantly overhauled the Lightroom experience earlier this fall, bringing closer integration between the Creative Cloud desktop application and mobile experience. Bhakuni) Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:39:39 Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest It is purchasing the startup — one of earliest players in the world of mobile music — as part of its bigger ambitions in the music business. Bhakuni) Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:27:58 Google’s Tez payments app will soon handle your utility bills At its third annual Google for India event in New Delhi today, the company noted that its Tez payments app is set to cross 12 million active users in the country soon – and that it’s getting some hot new features to make bill payment a breeze. Bhakuni) Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:35:07 Microsoft Edge browser now available for all Android and iOS users Microsoft unveiled a beta version of its Edge web browser last month for iOS and Android. Testers had to sign-up to get special access to the new browser, but Microsoft is making both the Android and iOS versions generally available today. Bhakuni) Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:54:13 Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa The feature takes a similar form in the voice assistant. Participating skills offer up a certain amount of free content, in order to hook users in to a one-time payment to unlock more stuff. Bhakuni) Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:19:11 Google Finance gets redesigned, finally dumps Adobe Flash Google Finance now lives as a tab in Search, and some features are going away. Bhakuni) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:46:44 FACEBOOK may soon ask you to upload a photo of yourself to prove you’re not a bot. The company is using a new kind of captcha to verify whether a user is a real person. According to a screenshot of the identity test shared on Twitter on Tuesday and verified by Facebook, the prompt says: “Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face. We’ll check it and then permanently […] Bhakuni) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:39:24 Github has today released Teletype which can help code collaboratively in real time Now social coding is easier than ever with Teletype for Atom—a new way to dive right into code with remote collaborators. Bhakuni) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:07:54 Firefox Quantum arrives with faster browser engine, major visual overhaul, and Google as default search engine The new version, which Mozilla calls “by far the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004,” brings massive performance improvements and a visual redesign. Bhakuni) Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:22:17 Keras and the Dataset API graduate in TensorFlow 1.4 Keras is a machine learning framework written in Python which aims to minimise the time between ideas and working implementations. It consists of two high-level APIs: Keras Sequential, and Keras Functional. Bhakuni) Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:05:13