Amazon Appstore for Android developers should consider obfuscating their code if they are concerned about their applications being reverse engineered, the company said yesterday.
Obfuscating the code modifies the source and machine code to be difficult for a human to understand if the app gets decompiled, according to Amazon.
Google Drive could be available to Internet users as soon as next week, based on details that have leaked on Monday.
Although rumors have been circling for awhile, it was widely reported in March that Google would launch its own online storage and collaboration service, dubbed Google Drive, at some point in April.
Nearly two years ago, Oracle went to court and accused Google's Android team of infringing patents and copyrights related to the Java programming language. After about 900 motions and filings, and legal fees that are undoubtedly mind-boggling, the trial will finally get started this week. Android has faced many legal challenges, but this is easily one of the most significant, and one of the only ones targeting Google itself rather than the company's hardware partners.
Google attempted to introduce a new approach to computing when it first launched Chrome OS in 2010. The operating system consists of little more than a fullscreen Web browser perched atop a rigorously-hardened Linux environment. The platform makes some unusual trade-offs, eschewing conventional native applications in exchange for bulletproof security and low-maintenance stateless computing.
Google has released a beta of Chrome 19 bringing with it a new tab syncing feature - where tabs you have open on one device are available on all your other devices by clicking a new “Other devices” menu on the New Tab page. The tab’s back and forward navigation history is also included, so you can pick up browsing right where you left off.