Andy Rubin’s Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone

Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of its next phone, Bloomberg reports. The report states that Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise them on potentially selling itself. The company raised $330 million from investors, including Rubin’s own Playground Global,…

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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped…

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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive new round of funding with its announcement of a $155 million financing round. While competitor Wag has become a juggernaut, there seems room for both room for…

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Code an Image Gallery Android App With Picasso

What You’ll Be Creating Picasso is a popular open-source Android library for loading both local and remote images. Learn how to easily use it for handling your image loading needs. 1. What Is Picasso? Picasso (name inspired by the famous French artist Pablo Picasso) is a very popular open-source Android library for loading images in…

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Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis — and more to the point, were downright creepy. But at launch, the company brought one key element to the offering that Apple hasn’t: a content partnership.…

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Introduction to Popmotion: Pointers and Physics

Welcome back to the Introduction to Popmotion tutorial series. In part 1, we discovered how to use tweens and keyframes to make precise, time-scheduled animations. In Part 2, we’re going to look at pointer tracking and velocity-based animations. Pointer tracking allows us to create scrollable product shelves, custom value sliders, or drag-and-drop interfaces. Velocity-based animations…

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What Are the WordPress PHP Coding Standards?

What are the WordPress PHP coding standards? In this video from my course, Learn PHP for WordPress, you’ll learn all about the coding standards and why they’re important. The WordPress PHP Coding Standards What Are the WordPress PHP Coding Standards? You can find the full WordPress PHP coding standards in the official WordPress handbook. They’re…

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Creating Your First App With Fuse

Now that you’ve learned the basic concepts of Fuse, it’s time to put things into practice and build an app. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to develop an app using the Fuse framework. Specifically, you’re going to learn the following: How to code using UX Markup. How to use the Observable, Timer, and Geolocation…

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