What You Need to Know from Google I/O 2016

Google’s transition to a subsidiary of Alphabet added focus to this year’s I/O conference. In previous years, I/O keynotes had a tendency to ramble, and the product lineup was at best tangentially related. This year there were clear through lines to product announcements and the keynote moved along briskly, finishing in two hours.

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Announcements from MS Build

In case you missed MS Build two weeks ago, here are some of the big announcements.

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Malware A to Z: Common Forms, Symptoms and Prevention Methods

Last weekend, what is believed to be the world’s first ransomware (a form of malware) attack against OS X machines was discovered in a Mac app called Transmission. The threat took many Mac users by surprise because up until now, malware has primarily affected Windows machines. The threat has been contained following more than 6,000 downloads, but experts are expecting to see an increase in malware attacks on Macs in the future. There’s no time to waste in being vigilant — we’re here to give you an A-to-Z (A-to-W, rather) refresher in forms of malware, common delivery methods, symptoms and prevention.
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What is Drupal 8?

You may have heard of Drupal, one of the top content management systems (CMSs) powering websites on the Internet today. The recent buzz about Drupal is a result of the long anticipated and game-changing release of its latest version. The labor of love to create this ultimate version of Drupal started years ago, but reached its culmination on November 19, 2015, with the release of Drupal 8 (D8). The occasion was marked with many parties around the world. There was cake (see Twitter hashtag #celebr8d8).
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Wearables, Hearables and Nearables: What to Expect in 2016

Should we call 2015 the year of the smartwatch, the year of the fitness wearable, or both? Fitbit is projected to hit $1.7 billion in revenue in 2015, and more than 7 million Apple Watches have been shipped so far this year. But what should we expect to see in 2016?
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Google I/O Takeaways: What Android App Developers and Product Managers Need to Know

Once again, Google’s annual developer conference has come and gone. Last week, The Nerdery was an official host site of the 2015 Google I/O live stream viewing, and two of our Nerds were lucky enough to travel to San Francisco to attend the conference in person. The list of announcements that came out of the keynote address is long, but the overall feel of this year was a focus on refinement rather than reinvention.

Translating those changes into a product roadmap can be difficult, but we’ve identified some of the key takeaways for those developing or maintaining an Android application.

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Sitecore Announces Upcoming Change to Geolocation Services

Sitecore, a software company that specializes in content management and digital marketing systems, recently announced it would be taking over the integrated services currently provided to Sitecore customers by the popular third party integration, MaxMind GeoIP Lookup Service. Starting May 4th, Sitecore will begin offering this service directly via Sitecore IP Geolocation Service, an app available through the Sitecore App Center.

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Mobile-Friendliness Essential for Google’s April 21 Update

Google recently made two major announcements that will dramatically impact where websites land within all search results.

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Facebook Like Gates Are Dead

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Ever had an offer to get something for free if all you did was click ‘Like’ on the companies Facebook page? The gravy train for consumers that willingly traded their marketing information in exchange for free tacos and car washes are coming to an end. Continue reading Facebook Like Gates Are Dead

How Google’s I/O Announcements Will Impact Future Product Development

Google’s message is clear: Android isn’t just for phones and tablets anymore

We learned a lot about what will excite developers and product managers at our Google IO Extended event – and what it all means for your app development plans. We had a room full of developers, product managers, and user experience designers in the audience. Their collective claps, murmurs of delight, and excited chatter helped to highlight some of the most exciting announcements.

“Let’s look at all of the places we are putting the Android brand and where you can work with it… On your walk, in your work, in your car, and on your TV, or in your living room. It’s a push for Android to become the focus of what Google is talking about.” – Ben Dolmar

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