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Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me? Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome, incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there’s one more thing … There’s no headphone jack. Calm down, fanpeople – I’m going to make my case. It would have been fine to replace the 3.5 mm jack with an additional lightning port. If the iPhone 7 had two lightning ports, you would be able to do all of the following: Listen to Music While Charging Your iPhone Talk with Wired Headphones While Charging Your iPhone Use a Payment Dongle While Charging Your iPhone Do Anything Other than Charge Your iPhone While Charging Your i... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

B24ESolutions Launches Corporate Blog to Serve Its Global Customers

Jaipur, India, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com)-- After launching their partner network in 2012 now B24 launched their own corporate blog for its global customers available in English. B24 blog is categorized in different sections related to technologies. B24 works on such as Mobility Solutions, Open Source Development Technologies, Custom Software Development, Cloud Computing Saas Solutions and much more. Here you can find the information about latest technology articles which becomes helpful for global business customers looking for IT services and Mobility solutions for their business growth. The Category “Mobile-Application-Development” covers the latest technology topics to enhance knowledge about mobility solutions, iPhone application development, iOS 6 apps development, BlackBerry application development, Android solutions and much more. Additional topics consider... (more)

Apple Borrows Billions for Next to Nothing

Apple has started borrowing money to underwrite the three-year $60 billion share buy-back program it promised stockholders last week. The company is also going to pay out $55 billion in dividends through 2015. It's issued floating-rate notes maturing in 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate securities due in 2016, 2018, 2023 and 2043, it said in a regulatory filing, starting with a bond offering worth $17 billion on Tuesday, reportedly the largest non-bank bond offering ever. It was swamped with orders reportedly worth $50 billion. Apple will pay around 0.5% on three-year notes, 1.07% on five-year notes, 2.42% on 10-year notes and 3.88% on 30-year bonds. Next time the yields could be lower. Apple has $145 billion in cash but $102 billion of it is overseas and effectively out of reach because the company doesn't want to pay the taxes to repatriate it. Apple has no debt but s... (more)

iPhone Developer Landscape After the iPhone SDK Announcement

So Steve Jobs has finally announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It will be available sometime in February of 2008. First, before I go on, I want to counter a lot of the press and blog comments stating that the release of the SDK is a reversal or some kind of about face. If anybody had done their homework, they would know that Steve Jobs himself stated that he wanted to create an environment that supported native 3rd party app development, but that they didn't have it "right" just yet, and that he wanted people to be patient. Obviously, he didn't remember that patience is one quality few techies (including myself) possess. So where are we now? Does the announcement of the native, Cocoa-based SDK mean that web development for the iPhone and iPod touch are dead? Absolutely not. There are still a truckload of advantages to doing iPhone web development. To me, th... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Design Patterns for Distributed Mobile Applications

With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. But just how important are design patterns for distributed mobile applications? According to Jason Christensen, “Patterns are important for consuming ReST based web-services, TCP stream based services, and Push notifications from the iPhone.” Christensen will be presenting a 45-minute breakout session at iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West, being held November 3rd, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in conjunction with SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Expo (November 2-4, 2009). Titled "Design Patterns for Distributed Mobile Applications," Christensen will in the session discuss a set of five patterns that will aid in distributed programming on the iPhone. “These patterns will include the Simple ReST-Consumer Pattern, the Authenticated ReST-Cons... (more)

Mobile News Round-Up: Market Size and Trends

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Google studied online shopping behavior for the U.S. in the 2011 holiday season, which revealed a number of interesting stats. 41 percent of those who used mobile phones to shop made a purchase directly on their smartphone. 46 percent researched an item on their smartphone, and then went to a store to make their purchase. 37 percent researched an item on their smartphone then made their purchase online. Read Original Content While actual mobile-shopping purchase transactions accounted for only two percent of e-commerce sales in 2011, the Kellogg Shopper Index – in a survey of 1,400 consumers -- found that more than half o... (more)

Is it iTime for iOS?

There have been quite a lot of rumors these last few weeks with regards to Apple reportedly working on an iWatch. I was wondering what they would gain with such a move? Some have pointed out that they already have the iPod Nano as a simple watch, but this repeats the functionality of the music player and lacks functionality of the full iOS device. Does this mean the age of Dick Tracy is around the corner? Far fetched you think? I would have agreed, but after I visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA last week it may not be. The Computer History Museum exhibits hardware up to the year 2000 and it's awesome how far we have gone beyond that in 13 years! So this may not be far off… and trust Apple to make it happen. It's only when you start using 'wearable technology' that you realise what a convenience it is, being able to look at the the latest inform... (more)

How to Monitor Swift/iOS8 Applications for Crashes and Performance Issues

Apple just came out with the new programming language Swift. According to Apple, Swift will make it a lot easier and more fun to develop apps for both iOS and OS X. That's in contrast to the current language, Objective-C, which is somewhat antiquated and considered by many to be difficult to use. Although Swift is easier to use, we're sure that there will be issues like crashes, slow request, errors and so on as we already know it from Objective-C and other languages. We also know that business will ask for usage statistics. This is the reason why we immediately investigated Swift and can now show you how easy it is to add proper tracking to your app in just four steps. Step 1: Add Lib to your Swift Project Once you have a Swift application, including the Mobile iOS Agent into the application project is very simple. First you add the iOS Agent static library and he... (more)

Scott Jenson's Google #IoT Session @ThingsExpo

Internet of Things at Google Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Scott Jenson has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 25 years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the original Newton. Following that he was Director of Product Design for Symbian, then managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director at frog design. Scott is now back at Google, on a quest to bridge the physical and digital worlds. Exclusive Photo: Physical Web beacon prototype (pen for scale) Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic... (more)