iPad remains the number one tablet according to J.D. Power
Many take J.D. Power’s satisfaction surveys as the “de facto” source of approval from consumers, taking into account; Performance, Ease of Operation, Styling and Design, Features, and Cost.
Almost consistently dominated by a certain Californian-based company, will Volume 1 of the “2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study” prove any different?
Nope, Apple’s iPad is still up there at the top. The iOS-based device scoring a fantastic 836 on a 1000-point scale; customers are clearly very...
Is wearable computing the future or a fad?
Google Glass, a rising starlet of the wearable computing show, starts shipping to early adopters (at a whopping $1500!) Now it’s time to ask: are these devices the future? Or are they simply a fad?
The first third party apps have already started rolling out for the innovative eyewear which gives you real-time information, New York Times being among the first to launch. This particular app is fairly simple, delivering articles on an hourly basis directly to your eyes.
Of course, many developers have much...
Nginx (and the Web) gets faster – give thanks to ‘SPDY’
Nginx, the world’s third most popular web server, has just released version 1.4 supporting the speedy ‘SPDY’ protocol making the web faster, alongside a whole host of new features.
‘SPDY’ is the protocol advancing ‘HTTP’, which can help websites load up to 40 percent faster. This is particularly useful since it helps power some of the biggest name sites, including Facebook and Dropbox.
The server is currently rising rapidly, and used by many...
RAD Studio XE4 released to aid multi-device development
Embarcadero Technologies has unveiled RAD Studio XE4, its solution for native, multi-device app development.
The software will help create apps for PCs, tablets and smartphones; helping ease the process of developing for each individually.
Most developers want to write applications which run directly on the device hardware for speed, reliability, more control, and better security. Many who develop cross-platform choose to use an interpretive layer for ease; saving time writing natively for a whole other...
Firefox OS devices start hitting developers
The first devices offering Firefox’s in-house “open” operating system have started shipping to developers courtesy of Spanish smartphone manufacturer Geeksphone. They are available to ship worldwide, so get ready to say ‘hola’ if you’re interested!
WISE TIVI heads into the Android Smart TV arena
Manufacturers are jumping on the Android “Smart TV” wagon in flocks.
The latest device, by the moniker of “TIVI” from WISE, is a small portable device which plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port, then offering the entire catalogue of Google’s Play Store including applications and games.
WISE has decided to use Indiegogo as its crowdfunding platform of choice, with the goal of raising $100,000 in funding to complete the project.
Of course to secure yourself a device at...
Forget Web vs. native: Hybrid apps predicted to dominate
Are Android users being left in the lurch by carriers?
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has made a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claiming that major US operators AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are not doing enough to provide particular Android users with adequate security.
The ACLU links consumers using Droid iterations with “known, exploitable security vulnerabilities” as consequently using smartphones which do not receive “regular, prompt security updates”, and as a result the operators are...
Support apps for startups suck...until now
In the past 5 years or so we’ve really seen an explosion of online support apps. These companies have become some of the most lucrative business of late; basically the Zen desk clone wars.
For me it’s been very interesting to watch these companies as they design their applications. In my career I’ve always worked in organizations where we built our own support applications. I have also needed a good support app for my startups. So this is a topic I researched often and did so with great...