Vodafone Germany has developed a new API for third-party companies and organizations called CallerID. It lets people they call know who is calling and could help against spam callers.
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OpenStreetMap (OSM) turned 19; founded in 2004, it's now the largest open-source map. Supporting 50+ languages, millions use its API. Its community-driven model promotes innovation & accessibility.
The App Store review process is soon going to get even more rigorous. Apple will start requiring developers to explain why their apps use certain APIs before submitting them for approval.
Elon Musk has announced that there will be a daily limit to how many tweets users can read. The number varies based on the type of account you have. He called it a temporary measure.
Reddit's recent changes to how it will be charging for use of its API by third party applications has resulted in widespread backlash, and Reddit is Fun is the latest app to announce closure.
A popular Reddit client raises concerns over Reddit's API pricing. The cost of $12,000 for 50 million requests threatens the future of third-party apps. It is equivalent to $20 million annually.
The Brave Search API is now live. The service is free for companies and developers for limited use but also offers several paid tiers for those who have more demanding requirements.
Twitter has recently been on a spree where it is asking companies and parties to pay more and more for access to APIs. Now, researchers with access to Decahose are being targeted to pay $42K a month.
Twitter has written a letter to Microsoft to review its use of Twitter data and to complain that the company hasn't paid for access. It wants a report back from the company by next month.
OpenAI no longer uses data from API customers to train its large language models, according to CEO Sam Altman. If you use ChatGPT directly, though, your information will be used to train the LLMs.
Chrome 114 Beta is now available for download with several under-the-hood changes, such as improvements for headlines with CSS balancing, new scroll listening API, and new origin trials.
Users of AT&T email accounts are facing a wave of hacks by bad actors who are seeking to steal cryptocurrency, by utilising API issues in the service to take control of email addresses.
The second Developer Preview of Android 14 is here that includes several enhancements to privacy and security, such as selected photos access, credential manager, safer implicit intents, and more.
Twitter announced that API access will become paid starting February 9, a few weeks after it blocked some third party usage, marking another monetization effort under Elon Musk's ownership.
Many third-party Twitter apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific have been broken since Thursday night last week. Unfortunately, Twitter has not offered any details as to why the problem is occurring.
Google says that it won't disable Manifest V2 in January 2023 in developer-focused builds like Dev, Canary, and Beta as earlier planned due to insufficient time for testing and unresolved bugs.
Google has rolled out Android 13 Beta 3, hitting Platform Stability. This means that all APIs and app-facing behaviors have been finalized and developers should complete compatibility testing of apps.
With its Snap AR community, Snapchat is determined to prove the value and impact of AR by developing the latest Lens capabilities, tools, and infrastructure including Lens Studio, and Lens Cloud.
Twitter will now allow developers who use the Twitter API to label their bots as "Automated". The label could help inspire trust, but the opt-in method seems open to misuse by bad bots.
Security researchers have publicly detailed a Safari API bug which can potentially leak your personal data and unique identifiers to every website you visit with Safari. A fix is still not available.
Microsoft has revealed a new Video Encode API for DirectX 12, allowing developers to take advantage of GPU acceleration to encode H264 and HEVC content. The feature is native in Windows 11 too.
Samsung brings SMDK, which, leveraging a proprietary Intelligent Tiering Engine, is capable of identifying and configuring the bandwidth, capacity and memory type that are relevant to each use case.
38 million records from multiple companies including Ford, J.B. Hunt, and American Airlines were left exposed to the public internet due to a default configuration in Microsoft Power Apps portals.
Oculus's latest Passthrough API Experimental will make it possible for developers to integrate virtual reality with the real world of players. Initially, only Unity developers will get access to it.
Following an acquisition in 2020, Apple has decided that it is going to shut down Dark Sky's app and website by the end of 2022. The API service will reach its end of life on the same date as well.
Google has made its Sleep API publicly available on Android so that third-party developers can use it inside their apps. The firm said that the API is more power-efficient at tracking user's sleep.
Google has announced that it will be restricting several Chrome APIs from March 15, 2021. An audit by the firm found that some unnamed third-party Chromium-based web browsers were leveraging them.
Microsoft has announced that it is bringing the DirectStorage API from its Xbox Velocity architecture to Windows PCs. The technology is supposed to drastically reduce load and render times in games.
Germany has become the latest country to launch a contact tracing app. The new app is based on the decentralised model that uses an API released by Google and Apple back in mid-May.
Google has provided more details about how contact-tracing for coronavirus will work without revealing any personal user information and that it will roll out the feature via a Play Services update.
Having been designed to facilitate the electronic exchange and management of healthcare data, FHIR support is now generally available on Azure, enabling customers to work in the data format natively.
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Google has announced deadlines for developers to update their apps or submit new ones in accordance with its latest security guidelines. New apps will have to target API level 28 or higher soon.
A recent Facebook bug potentially granted third-party apps access to unposted photos of millions of users. The company says it has since plugged the issue, which affected the Facebook Login feature.
Facebook has reminded developers to submit their third-party apps for review by August 1st in order to carry on using the Facebook APIs. Checks are being made to prevent misuse of user data.
A Mozilla executive has claimed that Google has made YouTube almost five times slower on competing browsers such as Edge and Firefox by using a deprecated API only supported on Chrome.
An unnamed indie studio said it had its app rejected by Apple for calling non-public APIs. The app is built using MoltenVK which calls Metal APIs to run more advanced graphics inside the app.
Apple seems to be preparing some form of a webplayer for Apple Music, with full songs accessible upon sign-in. A Spotify-esque API for embedding songs also appears to be part of this effort.
With an update to the Pixel Visual Core, you'll be able to take better pictures in apps that take advantage of the API. The built-in camera app on the Pixel 2 already utilises the dedicated core.
Telegram has now released the Telegram Database Library (TDLib) in order to further aid developers of third party Telegram applications. TDLib handles core functions so developers can focus on the UI.