The battle of biometric security coming in 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Kevin Tussy
Fingerprint sensors first appeared in smart devices in 2007 and then gained momentum as a 4-digit PIN code replacement in 2013's Apple iPhone 5S. Hailed as the future of authentication by some, fingerprint's security weaknesses were quickly exposed by the children of sleepy dads, cats' paws and gummy bears. Still, the lure of convenience today and the promise of securit...
Smartphone Market Grows 25 percent While Samsung Loses Grip on Android Market
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for the third quarter of 2014, increased emphasis on emerging market smartphone releases drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. According to preliminary data, vendors shipped a total of 327.6 million units during the ...
Educational content apps for children
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Richard Harris
Remember when apps were just a grown-up thing? Well, those days are long gone and kids are now using mobile apps. At first, it was just for gaming, now many companies are introducing educational apps for children. Apple has taken notice of this trend and back in iOS 7, Apple introduced the ‘Kids’ category in their app store. Before this category was i...
Apple Announcement Goes As Predicted With iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, New Apple Watch, iOS 8 and Apple Pay
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
As most pundits predicted, there were no shocking developments with Apple’s news announcement as the company introduced two new iPhone 6 models, a new smart-watch, dates for the availability of iOS 8 and a new payment system, Apple Pay.We’ll have more coverage of each aspect of this announcement, however here we are providing exerpts from the Apple press announcements f...
Crittercism Releases iOS App Performance Report in Advance of iOS8 and iPhone 6 Launch
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Richard Harris
To help iOS mobile developers receive clarity on how apps perform across the iOS landscape, Crittercism has launched its Mobile Experience Benchmark Report – Apple Edition.For the report Crittercism gathered data from one billion users in more than 120 countries and analyzed more than three billion events/day over a month, focusing on iOS performance. The report outline...
Analysts Predict the iPhone 6 and Associated Device Launch Will Not Be the Biggest Ever
Thursday, September 4, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It’s a great time to be a mobile developer. Yes there are a number of challenges, however from a platform standpoint, the OS competition between Apple and Google, packaged with the number of Android based devices battling Apple’s products, means a blinding pace of mobile innovation, providing an ever increasing robust platform for developers and their apps.As part of ou...
Facebook to Let App Developers Target Ads By Device
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Richard Harris
Developers who market on Facebook will soon be able to reach people using specific mobile devices, such as a Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5s, or an HTC One. Previously there was only the ability to target iOS or Android, minimum OS version and Wi-Fi only users.For example, developers can deliver ads to people specifically using a Google Nexus 10 with a minimum OS version o...
Twitch Partners with Gameloft for First Ever Mobile Streaming Experience
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Critically-acclaimed Asphalt 8: Airborne to feature fully interactive Twitch broadcasting functionality Twitch has announced that Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first ever mobile game to feature Twitch’s live streaming functionality. Gameloft will demonstrate the game’s broadcasting capabilities during the week of the Game Developers Conference ...
App Performance Issues Could Be Killing Your Potential
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
If your app is floundering, do you know why? Performance issues may be the key.Perhaps you should ask yourself, how does my app perform compared to other apps in my industry? What kind of uptime or crash rates should I expect on iOS or on Android? If I enter a new geographic market, what impact will it have on my app’s responsiveness? What latencies or error rates shoul...
Rescape Debuts First Person Shooter Augmented Reality Platform at Game Developers Conference
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The controller looks kind of weird (black would be a much better color) and a iPhone looks perilously connected - however the guys behind Rescape (13th Lab) might just be onto something. Its an ambitious project, Rescape aims to be the world’s first platform for creating first person shooter experiences that are truly mobile, multi-player and immersive. Using advan...
How To Use Twitter For Mobile App Marketing
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
By March, 2013, with 200 million users tweeting 58 million
tweets on average daily, Twitter is certainly its’ own universe. As “the”
social media website that encompasses countless topics and interests, certainly
Twitter can be considered a viable market for lots of products and services.
Daily you can find people happily tweeting about the iPhone 5S they ...
Apple Posts iOS 7.1 Update
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
Apple has released iOS 7.1 to the public, which is the first major update to iOS 7 since its September release. The update (which is 269 mb) includes multiple visual enhancements, such as revamped shift and caps locks keys on the keyboard, refined icons for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps, and a redesign for several aspects of the Phone dialer and shutdown screen...
Apple Opens 1st Brazilian Retail Store
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
Apple's first retail store in Brazil opened in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, with approximately 1,700 customers waiting in line for the doors to finally open. Customers started lining up on Thursday night for the Saturday morning debut, which is the first of it's kind for Brazil.The opening of the Rio de Janeiro store was announced last week on the company's website and ...
Put a BlackBerry Style Keyboard On An iPhone
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
In case you are a BlackBerry user who never got used to the iPhone keyboard a new snap-over case called the "Typo" might be the answer for you because it has a built in BlackBerry style keyboard (yes, actually keys) built right in!The keyboard-case costs $99.00 and is currently out-of-stock until March because supply just can’t meet demand.Typo works on iPhone 5 and iPh...
Apple Launches New iPad Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, and Much More!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
The event started with the same Apple commercial all about "Made by Apple" creation they played at the WWDC in June.
Tim Cook takes the stage and starts talking about all of the new things we'll see today.
He starts with some iPhone stats. He mentions 9 million iPhones sold first weekend of launch.
Video presentation starts created at an Apple retail store around...
Apple's October Event 2013 What to Expect and Predictions
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
The weather is crisp, the holiday season is at our doorstep and Apple is about to make some big announcements today at their "October Event" starting at 10:00 AM PST today. Apple says there is alot to cover, so what can we expect? Well first of all, they are going to stream it! So you can once again sit back and tune into the event from your office (thank you Apple...
Will the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Upcoming Overseas Release Make Inroads on Android and Windows 8 in Those Countries
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Apple has announced that it will start another wave of selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to a number of countries in two separate launches.
The first launch on Friday, October 25 will have a European focus as the phone is available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, ...
Appurify Launches Public Beta of Mobile Test Automation Platform
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Richard Harris
Company announces product collaborations with Sencha and Adobe PhoneGap, releases free SDK for mobile developers to streamline test creation and debuggingSAN FRANCISCO—September 25, 2013—Appurify, the pioneer in mobile test automation on real devices, today announced the public beta of its platform for testing, run-time debugging and performance optimization of mobile a...
Weekly Roundup: New iPhone Arrives, Lagoa and 3DTin, Vision Mobile Report, Nokia Create Contest, and Jolla Sailfish
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 9/21/2013Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App DevelopersWhen it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who de...
No Gold iPhone 5S For You Until October!
Friday, September 20, 2013 by Richard Harris
This morning the rush of buying the new iPhone 5S is in full swing and AT&T is already reporting that the gold version of the new phone is sold out and the waiting list is going into October.So what's with the gold anyways? Gold is a symbol of prosperity and evidently there are many prosperous people, because the gold rush is on! What I find most interesting is that...
Apple's iPhone 5 Touchscreen 2.5X Faster When Compared To Google Android Devices
Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Agawi’s TouchMarks Report -- World’s First Benchmark of
Touchscreen Response Times on Smartphones and Tablets -- Looks at iPhone 5,
MotoX, Nokia Lumia, Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphones
Menlo Park, CA -- September 19, 2013 -- Agawi, the company
that introduced streaming mobile applications from the cloud to touch devices,
today announced the iPhone 5 trounces t...
iPhone 5S Reviews Coming In Early
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
While ordering of the new iPhone 5S isn't to start until this Friday, reviewers are already weighing in on early production models and the opinions are high that the new 5S is Apple's best yet - but there could be a slow down in Apple magic unless something drastic changes in the next year.We are holding our opinions until our devices arrive, but here are some of the be...
Apple Officially Announces The iPhone 5C and 5S Take My Money!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
First we learned about the iTunes festival, wait - there was a festival for iTunes?Next month Apple will officially shop the 700 millionth iOS device!iOS7 is up first, lets talk about what's new and has changed.Soon, we’ll witness an event where virtually overnight people download iOS 7 and get a whole new experience with their device” - CraigSiri is better now, with fe...
New iPhone Announcement Coming September 10th
Sunday, September 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
In 2007 the first iphone was introduced to the world. Then in 2008 we got the iphone 3G, in 2009 it was the 3GS, in 2010 the ipad and the iPhone 4, 2011 brought us the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, 2012 was the new iPad 3, iphone 5, ipad 4, and iPad mini.So what's in store for Apple's latest release? If all of the rumors and hype are correct we will see a new iPhone 5...
RUMOR: The New iPhone Will Be Called The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Richard Harris
According to an Asian news source, the rumored coming iPhone powered by A7 processor will be released as “iPhone 5S”. This source reported that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s guesses may be true. Ming-Chi guessed several points, the resolution of iSight camera will be stayed on 8M pixels but F-stop will be brighter up to 2.0. The gold color which is rumored as 3r...
Apple Starts New iPhone Production This Quarter
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Richard Harris
If you've been waiting for some, any news related to the next iPhone here ya go! It looks like some reports are emerging that Apple is greasing up the assembly line for the production of their next iPhone, tentatively called the "iPhone 5S"Reports are saying the new iphone will be similar in size and shape to the current iPhone 5, only with more power and different spec...