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Sony’s PlayMemories Cloud

Computer clouding has become a trend with companies like Apple, where you can actually save pictures in a cloud and access it through different products like your iPhone, mac book and iPad.  However has it ever been done on a video game console?  Developers at Sony created PlayMemories, an online cloud found on the Playstation 3 game console, where users can save their pictures on their PS3 and access them on their PC/Mac.  Working with the Google Play market, Android users are allowed to also access the contents within this cloud through their phone with the in-store application.  In addition, access to the cloud is available through other Sony products like the PSP and the new PSVita.  For more information:

 

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/20/sony-playmemories-online/#continued

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mobile news

Verizon Data

A good chunk of people’s time is used on cell phones is dedicated to the surfing of the web, downloading of apps, and the reading of emails or ebooks.  Mobile data has become a dominant must have for customers, in which Verizon understand fully.  This past year, Verizon has suffered with grabbing the attention of new customers.  The number of subscribers has decreased by 16% compared to previous year.  However, the Verizon Wireless company is not suffering one bit.  They’ve noticed the wide spreading demands for mobile data to a point where they are starting up some new mobile plans for this upcoming year.

 

For more information about Verizon Wireless:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/technology/verizon-reports-a-profit-of-1-7-billion.html?ref=technology

 

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Android mobile development

Android Stencil Mockup

A stencil for Android mockups and wireframes. This is a different but yet another way to mock up nice designs quickly without means to designers doing them from scratch. This can be an option if you are not a fan of the other tools.

 

http://wireframesketcher.com/mockups/android-stencil.html

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iPad Mockup Tool

Hot on the heels of our iPhone mock-up toolkit we are excited to release the iPad mockup toolkit, a comprehensive set of tools for super fast and realistic iPad designs. This is perfect for iPad application developers because they can do a quick sketch and share their idea with peers using Creately’s collaboration abilities. This will save a lot of time in means to doing it themselves.

http://creately.com/blog/announcements/ipad-mockup-tool-design-kit/

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Mobile App Platform Allows Code-Free Development on iOS

A startup vendor iGenapps unveiled a do-it-yourself mobile application platform. Users can essentially build forms-based applications without programming.  The platform is already available for Apple’s iOS devices and an adroid version is going to be released in the next couple of weeks.

What the platform does, is enable users to assemble programs right on their devices and link to a cloud on the back end. The applications developed are distributed to users via an email link.  Users get all this for a low price of 1.99 on the app store.

There is some concerns about the limited complexity of the app developed by iGenapps. But since their target audience is small to medium business owners, complexity is not necessarily something they would worry to much about.  Not to mention, saving $50,000 in development can curve any and all doubts.

 

Mobile app platform allows for code-free development on iOS | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld.

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Android mobile news usability

Android 4.0 now hitting unlocked Galaxy S II in America

As of this morning, the long-awaited Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich) is coming to unlocked  Galaxy S II smartphones situated in the United States. This update was released in Poland, Hungary, Sweden, and Korea over a month ago, so U.S. users can finally join the rest of the market.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/20/android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-galaxy-s-ii-now-available/

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Mobile Data Service Fees Help Bolster Profit at Verizon

According to this article in the New York Times, Verizon reported that it added 734,000 subscribers in the first quarter, 16 percent fewer than a year ago. Despite this loss, it still posted a profit of $1.7 billion for the quarter, which can be explained by additional usage fees that customers pay to run data on their smartphones and tablets.

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First Intel Inside Smartphone Coming From Lava This Week

First Intel Inside Smartphone Coming From Lava This Week

The very first smartphone to feature an Intel processor will be released in India this week. The device maker is Lava International and the smartphone is being referred to as the Xolo X900.

Intel’s chip featured inside the Xolo X900 is code-named Medfield. It is an  an Intel Atom based chip. The phone will boast some nice features such as a 4.03 inch screen and Intel’s new Z2460 single-core chip running at 1.6Ghz.

Although it is a single-core chip, it is said to be much more powerful than current dual core and quad core chips being sold in most smart phones currently. Intel’s push into the market could mean big things or it could be a big flop. How will Intel fair in the smartphone industry?

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5 reasons mobile fragmentation is actually good for app developers

1. Big fish, small pond

50 million apps today, stand out in the crowd!

2. Mobile is really, really, really big

There are currently almost 6 billion people who have mobile phones. According to the article that means there’s alto of app buyers!

3. Ready, Fire, Aim

Choosing your target market is as important as building your game, utility, or widget. And diversity in the mobile marketplace means you have options.

4. Money, money, money

Platform choices also provide space for easy monetization experiments.

5. Think different

What can you do on one platform that is totally impossible on another? That’s a potential niche to attack.

 

 

Read More at :http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/16/5-reasons-mobile-fragmentation-is-actually-good-for-app-developers/

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Mobile apps can feature ready-to-use cloud services

iOS, Android and Web apps call out to hosted features

Cloud-based app features and services now can quickly be included in mobile apps, with an improved toolset from Appcelorator. The vendor’s Titanium 2.0 release offers to mobile developers a range of cloud services like push notification or photo sharing without having to write sever-based code. Instead, the new release lets them set up connections to Appcelerator’s hosted services for their apps, from any of several popular development language or tools, including Objective-C, HTML5 and tool kits from PhoneGap and Sencha.

 

The new Appcelerator Cloud Services are intended to extend Titanium with an array of desirable, ready-to-use “connected features” that can be quickly rolled into mobile apps without requiring developers to code or maintain a back-end infrastructure, according to Jo Ann Buckner, vice president of product management for Mountain View, Calif.-based Appcelerator.

 

Read more at: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/041712-appcelerator-258374.html

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iOS usability

Apple: Update will fix Mac ‘Flashback’ virus

Apple says a new software update provides tools to get rid of the so-called “Flashback” virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/tech/web/apple-mac-virus-fix/index.html

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Why a top app maker is ditching BlackBerry

Here’s a sign of just how far BlackBerry’s star has fallen: The maker of one popular app is pulling the plug, citing a “steady exodus” of users gravitating instead to Android and the iPhone.  “We need to focus on where we see growth. And right now, it’s not BlackBerry.”

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/17/technology/youmail-blackberry/index.htm

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mobile development mobile news

Google and Oracle battle over the future of Android

A landmark court battle between Google and Oracle has begun — and its result will shape the future of the Android ecosystem fueling most of the world’s smartphones.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/16/technology/google-oracle/index.htm

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iPad mobile development

iPad App is a Star Trek Transporter

A great app for a great, novelty idea using augmented reality!  Check it out at Star Trek Calgary Beams Up Transporter.

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disruptive technology usability

VenueSeen: Social Media Monitoring Via Photography

VenueSeen launched their new platform today that lets businesses aggregate location specific sentiment, via social photography. What does that mean in layman’s terms?

It means this startup company will monitor and identify any shared photos that a consumer takes inside a place of business. If the photos are shared via InstagramFoursquareFoodspotting orFacebook then VenueSeen can tabulate and send reports about those photos to a subscribing business, complete with comments.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/17/venueseen-social-media-monitoring-via-photography/

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iPhone mobile news usability

Liberate Your Pics: OpenPhoto Brings Its Killer Photo Sharing Platform To Your iPhone

If you’ve ever scoffed at Flickr, felt that photo sharing and storage websites hold your photos hostage, associated photos on the Web with platform lock-in, then you’ve already started to get a sense of why Jaisen Mathai left Yahoo last year to build OpenPhoto. Appalled by having to watch Yahoo let an awesome startup/service like Flickr go to seed, (“I was extremely frustrated by the lack of product vision,” Mathai said at the time), he took to Kickstarter and raised the $25K he needed to get it off the ground.

That was July of last year. Since then, Mathai joined WebFWD, Mozilla’s Open Innovation program, which gives select entrepreneurs 1:1 mentorship, access to the Mozilla global network, infrastructure support, etc. Today, OpenPhoto has a new, redesigned website, a brand, spanking new iPhone app, and Mathai has recruited an all-star team of designers and engineers, ex-Yahoo, ex-Apple, current Twilio and Mozilla engineers, a principal designer of OStatus protocol, and the organizer of the Scale Linux conference, to name a few, who are all donating their time to the project.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/17/liberate-your-pics-openphoto-brings-its-killer-photo-sharing-platform-to-your-iphone/

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Android iOS mobile development mobile news

Appcelerator’s Development Tool Titanium Now Comes With Cloud Services

Appcelerator has announced version 2.0 of its cross-platform mobile development platform Titanium, which includes integrated cloud services that will make it easier for developers to build feature-rich apps for iPhone and Android-based devices at the same tim

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Android iOS mobile development mobile news

Sencha Helps Make App Development Easier With Architect 2

Sencha has introduced Architect 2, a cross-platform development tool for HTML5-based mobile and desktop apps that aims to make it easier to create applications with the help of a new graphical user interface..

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Google unveils augmented reality glasses

Although this is not an app, I found it so awesome that I had to press it. This also pertains to the class when we talked about augmented reality. This is augmented reality taken to the next level. In the video here  the wearer is seen taking pictures, checking the weather, getting directions, and placing a video call, all of which are controlled using voice activated icons that appear in the user’s field of vision.

Google unveils augmented reality glasses – Telegraph.

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Apple wants to make it easy for non-programmers to build iOS apps

Apple’s new patent application revealed their interest in making iOS development simpler than ever. Entitled “Content Configuration for Device Platforms,” it describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code. This is obviously not very appealing for those in the app making industry and also diluting of their title. 

Apple wants to make it easy for non-programmers to build iOS apps.

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Interesting: Law Firm Leading The Antitrust Charge Against Apple Shares A Seattle Address With Amazon

Coincidence, or conspiracy? It’s a classic question that gets brought up when the details of any intriguing story start to surface. And some industry insiders are asking it in relation to the antitrust charges being broughtagainst Apple and a group of book publishers over alleged collusion on the pricing of e-books.

One fact in particular I’m hearing chatter about is that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, the Seattle-based law firm that was the first to file charges regarding an alleged e-book price-fixing cabal back in August 2011, is very close neighbors with Amazon, the e-commerce giant that is said to be the chief corporate victim of the alleged Apple/publisher collusion.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/13/hagens-berman-amazon-seattle-apple-antitrust-doj/

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iPhone mobile development mobile news

Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps

If you think the iOS app ecosystem is big now, as it pushes some 600,000 apps available for iPhone and iPad, just imagine how big it could become if Apple made good on this newly filed patent application titled “Content Configuration for Device Platforms.” The application describes a way for non-developers to create iOS apps using a simple, graphical interface.

Of course, it’s just a patent application, and Apple files tons of these things. So you can’t point to it and call out what it describes as a confirmed, forthcoming feature for the iOS platform.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/13/apple-patents-a-tool-allowing-non-developers-to-build-apps/

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Rapid Protect Announces Major Update of Its Mobile Applications

Rapid Protect, a leading developer in Mobile Safety and security software is planning a major update to its mobile applications. While there are many new updates like in-app secure chat and photo check ins, one of the main new features of the update is to allow businesses to collaborate across international boundaries from mobile phones.

Rapid Protect applications are available for all mobile platforms and has a web enabled secure interface that lets user interact and access information from the desktops of their home and offices. This update is just one of many new ways Rapid Protect is contributing to the safety of families and businesses everywhere.

Rapid Protect, a Leading Developer of Mobile Safety, Security and Collaboration Software, Announces Major Update of Its Mobile Applications and Web Service Platform | Virtual-Strategy Magazine.

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mobile news

Facebook Offers More Disclosure to Users

Facebook for two years have allowed to give users a copy of their photos, posts, messages, list of friends and chat conversations. However  the new version Facebook begins to go beyond that, giving users the opportunity to view  previous user names, friend requests and the Internet protocol addresses of the computers that users have logged in from.  Facebook sees this as information that can be used as data for companies or even studies.  This new feature shall be installed by late July of this year.

 

For more information:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/technology/facebook-offers-more-disclosure-to-users.html?ref=technology

 

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mobile development resource usability

Designing a Mobile App? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

These mobile design “don’ts” will help any mobile designer avoid some messy obstacles, so make sure to keep them in mind.

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Apple wants to ease app development process for non programmers

Apple seems to be interested in making the life easier for iOS developers. According to the Patent Apple is working on a new digital content authoring tool. The patent carries the title ”Content Configuration for Device Platforms,” and describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code.

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mobile news

Sony Improvement

SOny is on its way on improving its company brand during the conclusion of  Kazuo Hirai, executive memeber,  detailed on Thursday a revival plan that included a shift away from the company’s unprofitable television business and a plan to cut 10,000 jobs.  Sony works on improving its TV series and buys.  Also, Sony is placing a focus on  their Xperia line of smartphones, which Mr. Hirai said was fast becoming a hub in the technology ecosystem. He said he would make Sony a leader in the mobile field and triple sales in that business in three years, to 1.8 trillion yen, or $22 billion.

 

For more information

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/business/global/sony-unveils-plans-to-revive-company.html?_r=1&ref=technology

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mobile news

SAP Drives Openness And Choice For Millions of Mobile App Developers

Collaboration With Adobe, Appcelerator and Sencha Instantly Enables Millions of Mobile Developers Around the Globe to Innovate on the SAP® Mobile Platform…

By collaborating with Adobe, Appcelerator and Sencha, SAP will enable millions of developers to effectively build mobile apps based on their choice of client architectures — from native to hybrid Web container to mobile Web. Developers will be able to do so while leveraging an industry-leading enterprise mobile application platform from SAP.

“To create innovative mobile apps, every company must leverage the creativity and capabilities of in-house developers and millions of developers in the wider mobile ecosystem,” said Poonen. “With our ‘Mobile 2.0’ strategy, we are opening up our unified platform to capture all the innovation that is possible in the mobile world. This advances our vision to bring consumer grade usability and innovation to unwired businesses.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sap-drives-openness-and-choice-for-millions-of-mobile-app-developers-2012-04-10

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Designing a Mobile App? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

1. Don’t Begin Wireframes or Designs Without a Flowmap

2. Don’t Disregard the Development Budget

3. Don’t Start With Low Resolutions & Avoid Bitmaps

4. Don’t Undersize The Hit Area

5. Don’t Gratuitously Use Intro Animations

6. Don’t Leave Users Hanging

7. Don’t Blindly Copy Style From Other Operating Systems

8. Don’t Overstuff Pixel-Dense Screens

9. Don’t Assume Everyone Will Use Your App The Same Way You Do

10. Don’t Forget About Gestures, But Don’t Abuse Them Either

 

Read More at: http://mashable.com/2012/04/11/mobile-app-design-tips/

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Apple Prepping a ‘Revolutionary’ New Product

It seems that whenever Philippe Starck is around, Apple is working on something big.  That is the case now, as reports claim that Apple is working on a revolutionary new product to be released within the next eight months.  It is highly likely that this will be some type of mobile device.  Some people say that it may even be a new iPhone.  Whatever it may be, the track record between French designer Philippe and Apple suggest that this new project will be amazing.

 

Apple said to be prepping a ‘revolutionary’ new product that will launch this year.

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iOS iPhone

FTP On The Go, For the iPhone

An FTP client for the iPhone and iPod touch. All the features of a desktop FTP client and more; a very powerful app. With FTP On The Go, you can fix your website, and view files on your FTP server, from anywhere. This could be a times a time saver for developers that also manage websites to. I would think that they are a lot. this app presents the option of changing important site information on the go.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ftp-on-the-go/id286479936?mt=8

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mobile development mobile news

Build your next app with a KonyOne Platform?

KonyOne provides a world-class development environment and mobile middleware for both business and consumer applications. It provides a a API to enhance developers abilities develop and add more features to their mobile applications. This could create powerful loopholes for mobile development. The technology within the platform provide many development options. KonyOne incorporates industry-tested scalability and supports every technology and deployment option available today – including truly native apps on all native OSs, thousands of devices including those with HTML5-capable browsers, Single Page Applications, Wrappers, Hybrids, and traditional URL-based applications.

Kony has you covered, no matter what technology is in your mobile strategy.

http://kony.com/konyone

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iPad mobile development mobile news

Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight By NICK WINGFIELD | April 12, 2012, 3:22 PM

The Justice Department’s lawsuit against the company and five publishers, three of which settled the case, paints a vivid picture of Apple’s thinking from several years ago about how it could use its entry into electronic books to hurt Amazon, a growing player in digital media and devices with the Kindle. At the time, Apple saw having a competitive e-book offering as a critical element of its strategy for introducing the iPad.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/apple-not-likely-to-be-a-loser-in-the-e-book-legal-fight/

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iOS mobile development

Apple green-lighted to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against iOS developers

After nearly a year of waiting, a federal judge has granted Apple’s motion to intervene on behalf of iOS developers in a legal shakedown initiated by patent troll Lodsys. Specifically, Apple will now be allowed to argue that iOS developers—who were sued over alleged patent infringement for using iOS’s in-app purchasing APIs—do not infringe because Apple already obtained a license to the patent in question.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2012/04/court-allows-apple-to-intervene-in-lodsys-lawsuit-against-ios-developers.ars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+Featured+Content%29

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Republicans put pressure on wireless health regulators

Last week six Republicans in the US House of Representatives sent a letter to the FDA and FCC that explains the importance of wireless health devices and medical apps, cautions against slow and inconsistent regulations, and asks for a progress report on how the two regulatory bodies are working together to co-regulate these technologies.“Between 2010 and 2011 the number of medical applications (apps) available in the iTunes App Store subject to FDA evaluation under the draft guidance increased by 250 percent.

http://mobihealthnews.com/16946/republicans-put-pressure-on-wireless-health-regulators/

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10 Mistakes To Avoid When Designing An App

When designing a program of any kind, you are likely to make many mistakes.  Mashable has posted a list of 10 mistakes to avoid and how to avoid them, to help you have a less troublesome time while developing.

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What Mobile App Will Be Purchased Next?

Following the much discussed purchase of Instagram by Facebook, it is only logical to assume that another booming app developer will have their app bought by a business.  If this does indeed happen, it could pave way for a similar market bubble similar to the “dot-com bubble” at the end of the 20th century.  Light Reading Mobile has ranked the most likely apps to be bought out.  Pinterest tops their list, as it is the fastest-growing social network of all time.

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Android mobile news

Larry Page promises cheaper Android tablets in the future

Google’s CEO Larry Page had some interesting comments at their Q1 earnings call for 2012 today including predictions about CPC for mobile and the future of android tablets. He mentioned that mobile CPC, which is essentially the pay per clicks of ads, “will pass that of the desktop and PC soon.” When asked about Android tablets, Page had this to say  “we definitely believe that there is going to be a lot of success at the lower end of the market. As well, with lower-priced products that will be very significant. It’s definitely an area we think is quite important and that we’re quite focused on.”

His comment adds fuel to the fire that Google may be seriously considering releasing a powerful yet relatively cheap ($199) 7-inch tablet to compete with the iPhone an Kindle Fire.

 

http://www.slashgear.com/googles-larry-page-promises-inexpensive-tablet-future-12222729/

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Android mobile news

“No permissions” Android app allows secret data harvesting

“No permissions” Android app allows secret data harvesting

If you thought your data was safe on your Android device, think again. A proof of concept app developed by Paul Brodeur, a security researcher with Leviathan Security Group, exposes a security vulnerability that enables him to fetch data from the devices sdcard. This data included pictures, backups and config files.

This sure is alarming considering that the app required no special permissions to run. Who knows what personal data is already being stolen. Until a patch is issued, all of those with Android devices should remain vigilant.

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FCC Steps Up Fight Against Mobile Device Theft

FCC Steps Up Fight Against Mobile Device Theft.

Gone are the days of stolen smart phones. Now the FCC has laid down the hammer and has AT&T, Verizon, Spring and T-mobile all on board in their new iniative to stop smart phone theft. Previously, customers would have their phones stolen and be told that they needed to buy a new device. Meanwhile, the thief is off playing with their new phone. T-mobile has been blacklisting phones for some time now, but the other carriers have not. Blacklisting means blocking the phone from connecting to the carriers network. This means no calls, texts or data for that device.

Now the FCC wants the carriers to all share a common database of blacklisted phones so that when a phone is stolen, it is useless as a phone from that point on, at least on any of the major US carriers. Personally, I feel this will help to reduce the motivation of stealing smart phones in the future and is a major development to the industry.

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mobile news

Blackberry Rated Most Secure Smartphone Platform

TrendMicro rated Blackberry the most secure mobile operating system by far for enterprises in a recent report. Blackberry OS 7 scored a 2.89, while iOS 5 scored a 1.7, Windows 7.5 scored a 1.65, and Android 2.3 scored a 1.37.

Blackberry Most Secure Platform

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Android mobile news usability

Sony Releases SmartWatch For Android Phones

Sony released a bluetooth watch today that connects to a phone and displays text messages, app notifications, and calls on a 1.3″ screen on the wearer’s wrist. It can also manage music apps and operate a phone’s camera remotely.

Sony SmartWatch

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mobile development mobile news

Social ‘Second Screen’ TV is all about the apps

While watching your favorite shows users are prone to be updating social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter or even doing a Google search. Advertisers are now trying to grab the attention of users watching television while using their mobile devices. Apps that enhance the television experience are trending with companies now to sell more ads to consumers.

Social ‘Second Screen’ TV is all about the apps

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Amazon’s new Appstore feature could be patent suit bait

Amazon’s most recent addition to its Appstore could most likely stir up controversial patent holders, and cause lawful and monetary strife for app developers. The new addition is an in-app purchase service, recommending developers to allow users to spend money inside certain apps.

Amazon’s new Appstore feature could be patent suit bait

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mobile news

Nokia Lumia 900 glitch triggers $100 credit

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57412153-94/nokia-lumia-900-glitch-triggers-$100-credit/?tag=cnetRiver

This story reveals that Nokia has confirmed glitches in the new device’s ability to access data and is taking drastic actions to make up for it, offering a $100 credit to existing and new customers through April 21.

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mobile development

Instagram Sells For $1 Billion

This article discusses the deal Facebook has made in buying the app, Instagram, for $1 Billion. It explains the math behind the company and its business practices, especially since as an app, Instagram doesn’t bring in revenue from its users.

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/10/150372288/instagram-sells-for-1-billion-despite-no-revenue

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Google updates Android design guidelines

Google’s director of Android user experience Matias Duarte announced changes to the Android design guidelines which help app developers make better apps. The update is based specifically on how developers should and shouldn’t use the settings menu in their apps as well as adding new guidelines about navigation, specifically regarding “navigating between apps” and “navigating into apps via widgets or the notification menus”.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/10/2938226/android-design-guidelines-update-settings-navigation

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mobile development

CDN Mobile Solutions Launches Its Blackberry App “Personal translator” in Blackberry App World

As a part of its enduring strategy to provide customers with the best, CDN Mobile Solutions is ready with its blackberry application “personal translator” version 2.5.0 in the blackberry market.

Personal Translator is an application that translates your written words into another language and reads it aloud. It translates the words and phrases between various languages including Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. The app detects the language in your phone and then converts it into the one in which you want.

Users can buy all the 20 language kits with 25% discounts or even specific language kit like Chinese, Cezch, European Dutch, etc. at the available price of $1.99.

Read More at: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2012/04/08/cdn-mobile-solutions-launches-its-blackberry-app-%E2%80%9Cpersonal-translator%E2%80%9D-blackberry-app-wor

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Android iOS mobile development

Microsoft’s struggles with mobile apps

Nowadays, smartphones are all about apps. And Microsoft is so determined to have lots of brand-name apps for its Windows Phone app store that it’s willing to pay for them.

All an app-maker has to do is sign on the dotted line.

After years of struggling in the phone market, Microsoft teamed up with Nokia last year to challenge the dominance of Apple and Google, which makes the Android operating system. The latest fruit of their collaboration is a gleaming machine called the Lumia 900, which went on sale in the United States on Sunday and is considered to be the first true test of how well the partnership will fare.

But the hundreds of thousands of apps that run on Apple and Android devices will not work on phones like the Lumia 900 that use Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. And many developers are reluctant to funnel time and money into apps for what is still a small and unproven market. So Microsoft has come up with incentives, like plying developers with free phones and promising prime spots in its app store and in Windows Phone advertising.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/microsofts-struggles-with-mobile-apps-20120408-1wiyu.html

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Apple closes a trojan loophole after 550,000 Macs are infected

 

According to a reportposted Wednesday by Dr. Web, a Russian anti-virus vendor that may have a stick in this fire, the security of more than 550,000 Macs around the world have been compromised by the Flashback trojan.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/04/05/apple-closes-a-trojan-loophole-after-550000-macs-are-infected/