Mozilla and its partner Orange are launching a new ultra-budget device for Africa, and the open-source effort has new partners onboard for developed markets. But do consumers care about its ambitions to save the open web?
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The week in iOS: Apple hit with $350 million suit over iPod, patent grant to protect dropped phones, and shifted selfie camera.
Web developers wanted to test their creations in the latest preview version of Internet Explorer are now able to do without needing to install a Windows 10 preview, thanks to Azure and a client app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.
If iOS and OS X developers want their notifications to reach end users, they should start supporting TLS now.
Mozilla is still shipping its reference phone for developers that want to reach consumers on low-spec Firefox OS devices.
Just as the iPod became a gateway drug for the iPhone, which itself became the gateway drug for the iPad, iOS is set to become the platform that tempts people into the OS X ecosystem.
The developer preview of Apple's next version of OS X – OS X 10.10 Yosemite – is almost four times more popular with developers than the developer preview OS X 10.9 Mavericks was at the same point in its lifecycle.
Google wasn't planning to bring the latest version of its OS to older Nexus hardware, so developers decided to do the job themselves.
Google gave an extended preview of the future of Android at its I/O conference for developers this week. The sweeping plans to spread Android across autos, TVs and wearables makes it more important than ever for customers to get timely OS updates.
After limiting its beta software to developers Apple is inviting civilians under the Kimono to test OS X, iTunes and other pieced of its desktop software.
Motorola Solutions is the latest company to sign a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft covering devices that run Android and Chrome OS.
Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.
A new beta of iTunes released to developers restores a key synchronization feature removed in OS X Mavericks.
The tech community (and beyond) is an uproar over the recently revealed iOS and OS X SSL/TLS code flaw. Apple developers have questions about Apple's commitment to quality and the flaw itself.
Millions of dollars in prizes have been awarded to developers prised away from other operating systems in order to boost interest in the Android and iOS rival OS, Tizen.
The open-source Tizen operating system project has snagged an additional 15 partners, including carriers and app developers.
The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project.
MobileStats Technologies, which developed an emergency mobile clinic app, has dropped its lawsuit against Singapore's Ministry of Defence due to the lack of funds.
US demands in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations include patent protection for software and even of "mathematical methods".
This fall's arrival of iOS 7 brought many changes and complaints for both users and developers. A TidBITS post details how these changes may affect how developers decide how apps will look and operate under the new Apple mobile OS, and how previous versions will be supported.