Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of May 18th…
- Star Trek Discovery, first look trailer
Manton Reece and Brent Simmons have developed JSON Feed, a format similar to RSS and Atom but in JSON. The spec is at version 1, and it reflects the lessons learned from their years of work reading and publishing feeds.
Android O beta
Google has announced the second Android O device preview. This version is officially a "beta," which means it will automatically go out to anyone enrolled in the Android Beta Program.
Google Assistant for iOS
Users will be able to open up the Google Assistant app, press the voice button, and speak to the Assistant. At launch, it is only available in the US.
Kotlin on Android
Kotlin is a new programming language built by JetBrains. Like Java, Kotlin is a language that runs on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), and it's already possible to use it and many other JVM languages for Android development. Official Google support will be a huge boost for the nascent language and will presumably make working with Kotlin on Android a lot more natural.
Facebook Adjusts Algorithm to Bury Clickbait
Facebook on Tuesday rolled out new changes to its algorithms that determine what posts users of the social network see in their feeds. The new changes increase the scrutiny of posts linking outside Facebook and reduce the visibility of posts with "clickbait" headlines by pushing them further down users' news feed page.
Today Cultured Code launched the long-anticipated next version of its task management app, Things, for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Things has been one of the go-to task managers on Apple platforms since its initial release in 2008, and for good reason; the team at Cultured Code is known for the thought and care they put into their apps. For much of its life, Things has been a shining example of quality iOS and macOS development.