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Password Authentication for Third-party Apps on Twitter, Made More Difficult

Written on May 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Oh no! Twitter is making it more difficult for third-party apps to make password authentication?

Twitter announced that third-party apps will have more difficulty accessing your account, as the micro-blogging site shifts to oAuth password authentication. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber elaborated that all third-party apps are required to use the oAuth for user authentication. This requires the user to exit the application and go to a new browser window for authorization on Twitter.

However, John Gruber cleared out that third-party apps owned by Twitter will need not to go through the hassle of oAuth web authorization.

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Kinect’s Official SDK Coming from Microsoft

Written on January 18, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft is set to unveil a driver support and an SDK in the coming months that will allow third-party developers to create titles that utilize the Kinect sensor when plugged into a PC.

Microsoft’s motion-control interface, the Kinect, has been wildly popular even to hackers. The hacker communities use the Kinect to control all kinds of unexpected apps excluded in the XBox gaming system.

However, Microsoft was reportedly preparing an official Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow third parties to build any Windows software for the Kinect control support.

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