NYPD dropping Window Phone for iPhones

Microsoft Development, Software Events
NYPD dropping Window Phone for iPhone A New York Post report that one of Microsoft's more celebrated U.S. business customers for Windows Phone is dumping the platform raises some interesting questions about Redmond's future mobility plans. The Post reported on August 28 that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is going to scrap the 36,000 Nokia phonesrunning the Windows Phone OS that it has been rolling out for the past two years. Microsoft dropped support for Windows Mobile 8.1 in July 2017. But the two handset models the NYPD purchased, the Lumia 640XL and Lumia 830, both were among the Windows Phones that were upgradable to Windows 10 Mobile. (Of these two, only the newer 640XL will also be eligible for the coming Fall Windows 10 Mobile update, however.) As of October 2016,…
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Expert Delphi by Paweł Głowacki

Book Reviews, Rad Studio Delphi Development
Expert Delphi by Paweł Głowacki   After reading the latest book from Author Pawel Glowacki the feeling of fresh FireMonkey Delphi material left an excellent karma.  It should be part of anyone's Delphi Library since it has great reference material.  The book was written by Pawel Glowacki whom is Embarcadero's European Technical Lead for Developer Tools. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language.  It quickly moves into advanced concepts dealing with FireMonkey.  You should be able to build server-side services, create new Internet of Things (IOT) and integrate your applet with web services to deploy them to market. As always the pricing from PackT is on the mark.  The writing is very clear at 506 pages and…
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HotFix for RAD Studio 10.2.1 and iOS

Rad Studio Delphi Development
RAD Studio 10.2.1 HotFix for iOS AdHoc Deployment Embarcadero released a hotfix to address a regression (reported as https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-18813) in RAD Studio Tokyo Release 1 related with AdHoc deployment for iOS. The fix available for download is at:  https://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30797 The fix (which is a single file to add to your system) provides support for building iOS Ad Hoc Applications.  Only using RAD Studio 10.2.1 and Xcode 8.2, 8.3.2 or 8.3.3. Extremely important if you are developing for the iOS platform with Delphi.
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Possible Topics at Apple WWDC 2017

Software Events
Possible Topics at Apple WWDC 2017 Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference is moving to San Jose, Calif. in 2017 where the company will likely introduce new versions of iOS and macOS Sierra as well as a peek at the next generation iPhone.  As it has always been it is a love fest for all Apple fans watching and hopefully seeing something inventive that will change the way we live. Possible iOS 11 Update - Apple is expected to showcase some improvements in iOS 11, including design tweaks, better handling of notifications and perhaps even multi-user support. Bundled apps also should get updates New macOS edition - a new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, macOS. Details on Apple’s plans for macOS are slim, but they could include a slight design update, enhancements…
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