Regardless of which app you're using on your phone, you probably never give a thought to who wrote the code behind it. If pushed, you'd probably guess that it was written by a recent graduate or established programmer—and not one of a new wave of childhood developers.
The official Kinect for Windows SDK beta is now available for download. It's for non-commercial use only, aimed at researchers, academics and hobbyist developers, but the download is free, and available in both 32- and 64-bit formats.
A preview build of Android 3.0 is up, for devs eager to start licking some honeycomb. There's a list of new offerings, but chief among them are support for larger (tablet friendly!) UI design, and 3D acceleration.
Earlier we heard that the iPad OS 3.2 was made available to developers, but now we're hearing about the fine print in the licensing agreement of the OS:
Since switching from paid iPhone game apps to a free-to-play model with in-game purchases, iPhone game startup ngmoco has managed to raise $25 million in venture capital funding. That's enough to buy up another top developer and expand even further.
Good times! It looks like Dev Team's UltraSn0w unlock works with an iPhone 3GS that's been jailbroken via purplera1n. But be warned: Some users are reporting mixed success.