Innovative smartphone and tablet patents from Microsoft

 

New technology patents from Microsoft might take Apple's iPad dominance and iPhone smartphone dominance out of the game. Apple has long been one of the favourite manufacturers of Mobile phones and tablets (especially with the new iPad 3 (HD) rapidly flying off Smartphone retailers shelves.However iOS powered products whilst still being brilliant in recent years have tended to be evolutions of good ideas and not revolutions. News of dual display Smartphones and tablet patents applied for by  Microsoft may be the...

By Duwain Marnitz, 24 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Devices, Industry.

Is the Mobile Patent War Finally Coming to an End?

In the fast-growing market of smartphone and tablet software development, big companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Motorola and Samsung have been rushing to patent software that they have not yet developed. When another company comes along with that software, legal action is taken to stop them selling their products.

Last year we wrote about the law suit over patents by Motorola where they stopped imports of iPhones and iPads by Apple to Germany.

The saga’s been back in the

By Silicon Beach Training, 24 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Industry, Samsung.

Instagram / Facebook: Is this the beginning of the end for web?

Facebook’s purchase of Instagram has given us a unique insight into where the Social Media giant sees the future of its industry, and the price it has paid tells us that it is not on the web. Is this the beginning of the end?

Much has already been written about the amazing amount Facebook is paying for Instagram. As a single app company with minimal monetization, $1 billion may seem extreme, especially given that the company had valued itself at about $500m. I am not, however, going to focus on the...

By Dale Carr, 19 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Facebook, Industry, Platforms.

Have you joined the Application Developers Alliance?

The Application Developers Alliance (ADA) has announced a raft of new high profile board members, with individuals representing Google, RIM, AT&T and many others.

The ADA’s stated aim is to deliver services to developers and drive innovation and growth within the development industry. Founder and president John  Potter, formerly of the Digital Media Association, has promised services like online collaboration, training deals and cloud services.

Serious stuff like lobbying governments over issues like data...

By Matt Henkes, 02 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Industry.

How to teach programming to students today

There's a hot discussion taking place today about how to get young students interested in programming. And not just interested, but loving it! Teachers and administrators have been battling this challenge for years, but the fact is that engaging students early in technical areas such as Computer Studies is difficult to impossible, beyond perhaps one or two engineering-obsessed students in the school.

However, with the number of IT-related jobs growing by the thousands every year, and the tremendous need for...

By Kevin Miller, 02 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Industry.

Congress grills iOS devs following Path privacy backlash

In the latest aftershock from the Path affair, and the massive can of privacy worms it cracked open, a pair of US congressmen have written to a number of iOS developers and key figures posing a series of questions around how they implement and manage user privacy.

The Path case, where the app makers were accused of uploading users’ address books without their knowledge, sparked a wider inquiry into the gathering and use of personal information by apps.

Following the furore, house representatives Henry...

By Matt Henkes, 23 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Industry, iOS, Social media.

The Mobile World Congress 2012 Buzz Index! #mwc12

It gives us great pleasure to present the 2012 Buzz Index as compiled at last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition and conference in Barcelona.

I hear you ask “What’s the Buzz Index?”  I am glad you asked!  Let me explain.  Every year since 2007 we have been measuring what the biggest buzzwords are at MWC, which give a great indication as to what’s hot and what’s not in the mobile and connected devices worlds.  To be more specific, we only focus...

By Colin Chong, 08 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Gaming, HTML5, Industry.

Why aren’t more brands using mobile advertising?

As a mobile advertising pundit who lives and breathes the mobile advertising world including its demographics and growth stats, I remain confounded that more brands have not yet jumped fully into this unique opportunity to reach audiences.

Of course, there are the early adopter companies and forward thinking organizations playing in this space but I am surprised that brands have not yet leaped on board in a way that matches the audience adoption of the mobile platform.

Look at the audience stats. For example,...

By Dale Carr, 17 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Industry.