AI powered news app Audibrow launches
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Do you have the time to sit and read the news for 2 hours? Is it okay to miss the news that's important to you?... We didn't think so.
Audibrow's free news app is the first AI-powered news app that reads aloud news & educational content with human-like speech. When you don't have time to read, simply listen to the sam...
CBS partners with Unity to provide an AR ad solution
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
CBS Interactive has partnered with Unity Technologies to offer advertisers the ability to build and scale augmented reality campaigns across a wide range of CBS Interactive’s mobile apps, including CBS Sports, CBS News, CNET, GameSpot and TV Guide.
“Through the introduction of new ad formats like AR, we are continuing to create meaningful moments for CBS ...
Changes to the way notifications work in iOS 12 you need to know
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Mike Herrick
iOS 12’s public release has brought about key changes to the way we do notifications. With these changes, Urban Airship urges app publishers to adopt customer-centric messaging best practices to accommodate new user behavior, improve notification visibility and maximize the value that their app can deliver. Granular user controls over notifications, new Grouped No...
The Android screen notch guide for developers
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
The screen notch on the iPhone X screen was unavoidable with the inclusion of the edge-to-edge OLED screen because the camera and sensors get in the way. So manufactures have to contour the screen around the sensors and camera area, which created the somewhat odd, but always funny “screen notch”.
Until now iOS developers were the only ones that&...
Behavioral and biometric mobile authentication will end passwords
Friday, September 15, 2017 by David Vergara
You can say this about passwords: they're incredibly resilient. Not in a bulletproof kind of way but, more precisely, in terms of how long they've been around. According to Robert Svensson in his book "From Hacking to Report Writing: An Introduction to Security and Penetration," the first computer system to use passwords was built by researchers at the Massachusetts Ins...
Jailbreaking: Valuable Shortcut or Dangerous Practice for Mobile Developers
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Joe Schulz
Jailbreaking - exploiting vulnerabilities in the iOS to thwart technological protections instituted by Apple and gain root access to the iOS operating system - has been a tool for developers and testers (and savvy users) almost as long as the mobile iOS has existed (since 2007, according to publish reports). Its popularity has risen and fallen (based largely on how well...
IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Adam Grant
In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.” Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...
Apple to Embed Projectors Into iOS Devices
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Lance Whitney with CNET has reported that Apple has been granted a U.S. patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to embed projectors into iOS devices.
According the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website, Apple's patent was originally filed in February 2010 and is for "Systems, methods, and devices are provided for creating a shared workspace where images may...
$4 Million Tizen App Challenge Announced
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
There is some serious cheese out there for developers to compete for in the $4 million (US funds) Tizen App Challenge. Developers can compete for 54 prizes in nine categories. Backed by Samsung Electronics and Intel, the Tizen operating system is an HTML5 environment created to compete with other app ecosystems. In a related story, CNET reports that Samsung has del...
Samsung Delays Introduction of First Tizen Phone
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Ron Beaman
Roger Cheng of CNET has reported that Samsung has delayed the debut of its first Tizen phone to fourth quarter of this year. Intel and Samsung are major players behind the new Tizen OS which has been ramping up its efforts to court developers to submit apps to its new ecosystem. It has announced the $4 million (US funds) Tizen App Challenge which allows developers ...
Is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 worth the upgrade
Monday, March 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Samsung has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone for 2013: the Galaxy S 4, available at the end of April. The Galaxy S3′s successor will come with a 1.9-GHz quad-core Qualcomm 600 processor for U.S. models, a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display and a host of new gesture-based features. But if you own a Galaxy S III, is the S4 worth the upgrade?Here are 4 poi...
Samsung confirms Galaxy S4 for release March 14
Monday, February 25, 2013 by Richard Harris
Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphone, the
Galaxy S4, on March 14, says CNET
Samsung is will be sending out invitations to a "Samsung
Unpacked" event to be held in New York next month. While the
invitation contained little details, CNET says with a
high-level executive that the Galaxy S4 will make its debut there. A few rumors ...
Bill Gates talks Microsoft and mobile
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, who is on a Polio irradiation by the year 2018, sat down with CBS to talk about innovation with Windows 8 and the Surface computer, and Bing's success as a Google alternative. But he says Microsoft hasn't done enough yet and they have more to come. He admits Microsoft didn't get out "very early" with mobiles and the "way they went about it...
Up and coming starts in app development
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by Richard Harris
We developers are highly competitive, comon admit it - you grovel silently when you hear about a 12 year old developer that just created an app with an million installs! There are so many different platforms, monetization strategies, being visible in the market, and more. There are so many challenges to consider it can drive us crazy!There are also many paths into the b...
iOS vs. Android developers, iOS still on top
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Richard Harris
Study finds that iOS's lopsided developer revenue and Android fragmentation contribute to the disparity.
(Credit: Flurry Analytics)Despite Android's greater share of the smartphone market, Apple's iOS continues to attract greater support from app developers.Nearly seven of every 10 apps being created in the first quarter of 2012 were for the iOS platform, with...
App developers I told you so to Apple about maps
Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Richard Harris
App developers raised concerns about the poor quality of Apple's Maps back as far back as June, it has been revealed.
Several anonymous developers revealed to CNET that it was obvious early on that the Google Maps replacement was not up to scratch and weren't shy about informing Apple through several official channels.