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Google Changing Android Studio Version Numbering System

Google Changing Android Studio Version Numbering System

Google has announced that it is changing the version numbering system for Android Studio with the change taking effect after the release of Android Studio 4.2. This means that instead of calling it …
Android Studio 4.2 Beta 2 Released

Android Studio 4.2 Beta 2 Released

Google has now released Android Studio 4.2 Beta 2 for early access testing and is available via the Beta channel. If your copy of Android Studio is already subscribed to the Beta channel, it can be …
Apple Announces Small Business Program

Apple Announces Small Business Program

After coming under pressure for taking a 30% commission on all App Store sales, Apple has now announced the App Store Small Business Program. Businesses that qualify for the program will see …
iOS 14.3 Fails to Fix Circular ProgressView Bug

iOS 14.3 Fails to Fix Circular ProgressView Bug

If you’ve been waiting for Apple fix the bug in the SwiftUI ProgressView that causes a circular view to appear using the indeterminate UI then you are out of luck. Having downloaded and tested iOS …
Ubuntu 20.04 Enters LTS

Ubuntu 20.04 Enters LTS

Ubuntu 20.04 has now reached Long Term Support phase meaning security, maintenance and upgrades will continue until 2025. In the meantime, Ubuntu 20.10 remains the latest version of Ubuntu Linux …
JingOS Linux Arriving with iPadOS-like UI.

JingOS Linux Arriving with iPadOS-like UI.

Jingling Tech has announced that it’s JingOS Linux distribution will be available for download on January 31, 2021. Based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution, JingOS has a user interface and …

Software Development

A SwiftUI WidgetKit Deep Link Tutorial

A SwiftUI WidgetKit Deep Link Tutorial

WidgetKit deep links allow the individual views that make up the widget entry view to open different screens within the companion app when tapped. In addition to the main home screen, the WidgetDemo …
Supporting WidgetKit Size Families in SwiftUI

Supporting WidgetKit Size Families in SwiftUI

In the chapter titled “Building Widgets with SwiftUI and WidgetKit”, we learned that a widget is able to appear in small, medium and large sizes. The project created in the previous chapter included …
A SwiftUI WidgetKit Tutorial

A SwiftUI WidgetKit Tutorial

From the previous chapter we now understand the elements that make up a widget and the steps involved in creating one. In this, the first of a series of tutorial chapters dedicated to WidgetKit, we …
Building Widgets with SwiftUI and WidgetKit

Building Widgets with SwiftUI and WidgetKit

Introduced in iOS 14, widgets allow small amounts of app content to be displayed alongside the app icons that appear on the device home screen pages, the Today view and the macOS Notification. …

Operating Systems

Configuring an Ubuntu 20.04 Postfix Email Server

Along with acting as a web server, email is one of the primary uses of an Ubuntu system, particularly in business environments. Given both the importance and popularity of email it is surprising to …

Setting Up an Ubuntu 20.04 Web Server

Among the many packages that make up the Ubuntu operating system is the Apache web server. In fact the scalability and resilience of Ubuntu makes it an ideal platform for hosting even the most …

Working with Containers on Ubuntu 20.04

Now that the basics of Linux Containers have been covered in the previous chapter, this chapter will demonstrate how to create and manage containers using the Podman, Skopeo and Buildah tools on …

An Introduction to Ubuntu 20.04 Containers

The preceding chapters covered the concept of virtualization with a particular emphasis on creating and managing virtual machines using KVM. This chapter will introduce a related technology in the …

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