6 qualities of a successful enterprise API

Organizations are increasingly relying on APIs for critical business and IT functions, so the pressure is on to ensure they are delivering as promised.






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Top iOS news of the week: Text hack, Cortana, Apple Watch SDK

In iOS news this week we were told to expect Cortana, that iOS makes billions for Google, and that a hack can easily crash iPhones.






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Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

With advances in rapid prototyping technologies-3D printing in particular-and the rise of cheap off-the-shelf mobile computing platforms like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the barrier to entry is lower than ever for upstart hardware visionaries. It's an era where individuals and small collectives can outmaneuver and out-innovate established companies. A look at what's on Kickstarter tells the story.






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Hands-on: Android Wear 5.1.1 update greatly improves usability and adds WiFi support

Google started rolling out Android 5.1.1 for Android Wear devices. The update provides significant upgrades and enhancements, including support for WiFi and a new app launcher.






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Top Android news of the week: Android Pay, Android M, Office Lens

Google I/O was held for Android developers and dominated the news this week. Details of Android M were shared, Android Pay was launched, and Project Tango was opened to the public.






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Build a performance gaming PC for $620

Don't have thousands of dollars laying about the place? Can you still build a killer gaming PC on a tight budget? Sure you can!






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Six Clicks: Apps to customize your Android smartphone

Your smartphone doesn't have to just be functional -- there are many apps which can customize your gadget to your satisfaction in a matter of clicks.






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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 test build 10130 for PCs

Microsoft has released yet another new Windows 10 test build for PCs with more feature tweaks and polish, heading towards its expected July 2015 launch of the product.






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Google I/O 2015: Google adds offline mobile support for Firebase

The Internet giant acquired API maker Firebase ​in October 2014 for an undisclosed sum.






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Google I/O 2015: Inside the developer show turned theme park

Jungle gyms, unlimited candy and free toys. Those might sound like the things that make up the stuff of childhood dreams, but really, they're just par for the course at this annual technology summit for grown adults.






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