Apple WWDC 2022 announcements
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the look of their screen. The new Live Activities feature also helps to avoid being bombarded with notifications.
Letting users have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an inte...
App-ocalypse due to ad and privacy regulations
Friday, May 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
The App-ocalypse', the new report from Bango reveals that marketers are experiencing a negative impact on their bottom line due to new ad regulations and privacy changes. The research revealed that 59% of marketers have lost revenue since Apple's IDFA changes, the phasing out of third-party cookies by Google, new privacy updates, and changing ad regulations.
Code AR apps with one line of code
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
There’s a new spatial AR platform in town, and it's empowering app developers with the tools to quickly create and integrate location-based AR into their apps with a single line of code.
To create excitement for their new ReSight SDK before launch, the company recently held a developer contest, where more than 75 developers submitted their ideas for integra...
Gaming is a full time job study shows
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
With approximately 32 million gamers in the UK and growing, experts at GamblingDeals.com wanted to uncover just how much time gamers spend playing and which areas of their life may be affected as a result.
GamblingDeals.com surveyed 7,933 gamers asking them to reveal their favoured gaming device, hours spent gaming, and hours spent sleeping.
PlayStation places fir...
Apple watch app from Trainerize brings the coach to your wrist
Friday, September 11, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Since its inception, Trainerize has been on a mission to make fitness accessible—and with their newly-released Apple Watch App, they’ve progressed to a whole new phase of accessibility. Fitness businesses and personal trainers can now deliver coaching straight to their clients’ wrists, transforming the way wearables are utilized in personal health and ...
Why you should pace yourself with application modernization
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic
In business and in life, it’s natural to set goals. Like many of us, you probably establish goals based on what you can accomplish in the short term, while gauging what it will take in terms of resources, assets and time.
But you may also embrace the idea of stretch goals, which help with motivation and permission to be ambitious, sometimes enabling us to...
The making of flight concierge app AHOY
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Invent a solution to your own problem. That's what Sylvia Brune thought to herself while working for a start-up fund & accelerator in Africa, travelling around the continent, investing in start-ups. She thought the business travel experience was broken, especially when plans change a lot. Sylvia set out to fix it by offering business travellers the option to boo...
The DMV is selling driver data and Eve Maler weighs in
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Motherboard broke the news on September 6 that Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) around the nation have been making millions by selling drivers’ personally identifiable information to thousands of businesses. Amongst the DMVs customers are insurance agencies, tow companies, data brokers and even private investigators – all who are able to purchase records...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vungle unveiled updates to its software development kit with new features including Cache Optimization, which aims to deliver Vungle's creatives faster than ever. Additionally, the company also announced support for a new medium sized rectangle (MREC) ad format that adds Vungle's quality video ad content while maintaining the in-app user experience.
Don't sleep on AppAds txt implementation
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Matt Barash
It took just 18 months for 77% of the top 5,000 global websites that sell programmatic ads to adopt the Authorized Digital Sellers method (ads.txt) – a file that lists which companies are permissioned to sell their digital inventory.
So when the IAB came out with the 1.0 version of app-ads.txt in mid-March, the question became, how long will adoption take? Afte...
Identifying company influencers to help with automation projects
Monday, July 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instagram influencers may be all the rage, but it’s time organizations shift the focus away from external influencers to internal ones. And, this isn’t a task for your CMO, rather it’s one the CIO can tackle.
CIOs, raise your hand if you already are or have plans to implement automation technology at your organization. If you were to ask this questi...
Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...
5G meets IoT with Telit's New ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
Telit announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules, designed for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices. Based on the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem and featuring optional 2G fallback, the modules also provide a future-proof foundation for IoT deployments that span legacy networks, 4G and 5G.
The ME310G1 and M...
MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...
Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption in half
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs expands its groundbreaking Wi-Fi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with best-in-class power efficiency, superior RF blocking performance and advanced security. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts Wi-Fi power consumption in half compared to competitive off...
The changes in iOS 12 for developers
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
It's here, iOS 12 - Apple's latest operating system, and it's chalked full of changes in everything from the user experience to under the programming hood. Along with the new OS, Apple has also released a new round of hardware, most notably with bigger screen sizes, a faster A12 chip, and the new Apple watch series 4. We've all seen the key note int...
National Coding Week is here
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week is upon us. That's why we thought it would be great to compile some quotes from industry experts to talk about what they think is most important about learning how to coding - a question seen through many different lenses.
“Today, software drives business. So, if an organization wants to excel, it needs to become a software-powered jugg...
IBM first to certify Java EE 8 compatibility
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
With an estimated 15.6 million developers worldwide creating billions of apps for consumers and business, Java remains one of the most critical and vital programming languages in the world. Over its two decade plus lifetime, Java has grown to encompass all industry segments and given rise to a rich ecosystem of tools and frameworks.
Plus, Java remains a top programmi...
eSOMiMX7 System on Module has been released
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
e-con Systems Inc. announced the release of its eSOMiMX7 System on Module. The eSOMiMX7 is based on NXP/Freescale i.MX7 processor. e-con Systems already has many customers in mass production using system on modules, such as the eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMiMX6, eSOMTK1 and eSOM3730. To cater to the customer's demand of a small SOM for building IoT Applications, Industrial HMI, ...
New PoE chips released by Silicon Labs
Friday, March 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has released two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families delivering integration and efficiency for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Silicon Labs' Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power convers...
Device testing in the cloud empowers developers and ad fraudsters
Friday, December 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Cloud technology has been a game-changer for many industries. It has reduced IT costs, made updating and upgrading systems much easier, allowed businesses to scale operations quickly, and it has enabled flexible work collaboration. The cloud also has major implications on how digital ads are tested and served to millions of people globally. The opportunity to seamlessly...
Reversing Alzheimers effects with BrainHQ and the Bredesen Protocol
Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Posit Science, the maker of BrainHQ online brain training exercises and assessments, and MPI Cognition, the organization disseminating the Bredesen Protocol for treating cognitive decline and those at risk for cognitive decline, has announced that BrainHQ will be made available to every patient enrolled in the Bredesen Protocol.Dr. Dale Bredesen, co-founder of MPI Cogni...
New Giant Gecko MCU microcontrollers aim to help complex IoT apps
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering better performance, more features and lower power. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers an improved feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearable...
Zombie apps in the Google Play Store
Friday, July 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Anura, fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots and human fraud, has announced that more than 1,300 apps in the Google Play store contain code that activates Android phones in "sleep mode" for the purpose of engaging with mobile advertisements unbeknownst to their owners. After detecting click attempts made from a variety of Google Play Store apps...
Wireless Gecko SoC now supports full bluetooth 5 connectivity
Friday, June 16, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs expands its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio with new multiband SoCs supporting full Bluetooth 5 connectivity and more memory options. Their new EFR32xG13 SoCs offer developers greater flexibility and more capabilities for applications using a single wireless protocol or requiring more memory for multiprotocol solutions, larger customer applica...
The smart home effect on IIoT facilities
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Saar Yoskovitz
The backbone of many science fiction plots just a few short years ago - smart machines, homes and cities - are now all around us thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Fitbits track and analyze physical attributes from stairs climbed to quality of sleep. By simply saying “Alexa,” Amazon Echo can deliver you with today’s weather forecast or play your favorite music as y...
New app records your snoring then gives you a report to help you stop it
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
Snore Metrics has launched Snore Report - an iPhone app aimed at monitoring sleep and snoring. Snore Report will allow FitBit integration, and is available for download in the Apple App Store for free right now, with Android launching in the spring of 2017.
The app works by recording your sleep overnight. In the morning, the app provides a "Snore Score" as...
Artificial intelligence and app development
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning is driving a whole new class of application possibilities. From chatbots to predictive analytics and more, developers and businesses as a whole should explore ways to utilize their customer and business data to deliver better customer service, new products and reimagine their processes. What went wrong...
The advantages and disadvantages of chatbots
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Richard Harris
Chatbot developers each have their own set of tools that they use to independently develop their products, which has lead to changes across the industry. The key, however, has been chat apps opening their APIs to allow developers build conversational tools. APIs are constantly improving, adding more and more capabilities. For example, Facebook Messenger’s last upda...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
Android Test Butler WhiteGlove Service for Automated Mobile Tests
Monday, August 8, 2016 by Drew Hannay
At LinkedIn, automated testing is a key component of our new strategy for releasing mobile applications with greater frequency. As we developed the new LinkedIn Android app that we launched late last year, we found that our tests had a major problem: our testing environment itself was unreliable, so our tests failed intermittently. We needed a s...
Qualcomm Releases New Snapdragon Wear 1100 Processor for Smart Wearables
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
Qualcomm has released a new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for the targeted-purpose wearables segments such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor joins the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which is designed for multi-purpose wearables.Snapdragon Wear 1100 provides the ...
Hacking into Health Wearables
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Eugene Jorov
Today’s wearable market is dominated by a handful of large companies whose narrow focus on fitness is preventing the public from reaping the potential health benefits of wearable technology. Currently, only engineers that work for industry giants, such as FitBit and Apple, have the opportunity to fully tap into wearable technology’s capabilities. Moreover, the sens...
Silicon Labs Gecko MCU Platforms Focusing on IoT Security and Energy
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced two new EFM32 Gecko microcontroller (MCU) platforms that focus on security and energy management for IoT-connected devices. The new Jade Gecko and Pearl Gecko MCUs combine a hardware cryptography engine, low-energy modes, an on-chip dc-dc converter and scalable memory options. The EFM32 Jade and Pearl Gecko MCUs microcontrollers target e...