Microsoft and Qualcomm release cheaper kit for developers

Qualcomm Technologies announced on Monday 24 a partnership with Microsoft to create a kit for developers, kind of miniature PC intended for testing and optimization of applications created by independent software vendors. The main goal is to create ARM64 apps for PCs powered by Snapdragon processors. On qualcomm’s website, Miguel Nunes, senior director of product management, explains that “this developer kit offers an affordable alternative to other consumer and commercial devices.” Cheaper, and with a smaller desktop configuration, the tool...

Chrome 91 released with improvements to the File Access System and WebOTP APIs

Chrome 90 went live about a month ago, with support for the new Augmented Reality APIs and AV1 encoder, along with other things. Chrome 91 has followed suite to users, bringing improvements such as a more efficient File Access System API and support for automatic transfer of unique passwords (OTP) by SMS to cross-origin iframes on the web. The WebOTP API has been improved to support the transfer of SMS OTPs to cross-origin iframes. Google...

MariaDB SkySQL receives AWS improvement

SkySQL, now available on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud, is the first DBaaS to offer a distributed SQL database for applications with the most demanding scalability and elasticity requirements; and for all applications, regardless of scale, continuous availability and zero downtime with an advanced database proxy and full redundancy.