Posts tagged " ios "

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How to Pair Multiple Bluetooth Speakers with iPhone

December 30th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

I recently purchased a new sound bar for my TV, and one of the features of the sound bar that I like is the fact that you can also use it as a Bluetooth device to stream music to, from other Bluetooth enabled devices. (Read More)

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My Month with the iPhone 6

November 25th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Yes, I know – a ton has been written on the iPhone 6! But as a Windows man, I thought I would add my 2 cents. I’ll start off with a quick summary (Read More)

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Apple iOS 8 From A Developer’s Perspective

September 11th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As you may know by now, Apple has announced that iOS 8 will have over 4,000 new APIs that will allow developers to add new features and capabilities to their applications. But what exactly are these new capabilities? In this article I will try to explain some of these new features and how they can […]

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I Vote For Native Apps!

August 28th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This post is a response to last week’s blog post “Mobile App Primer – Native vs Web vs Hybrid”   As a mobile developer and architect, I too have always faced the question of native vs hybrid, especially with respect to the security aspect. In fact at a OWASP local meet-up, I had a chance to […]

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Mobile App Primer: Native vs Web vs Hybrid

August 21st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As mobile developers, every time we start a new project the question of “Should we go native or hybrid?” always comes up. Of course, there is also the option of just writing a mobile web application. First, let me discuss what I mean by Native, Mobile Web or Hybrid Native Applications: These are apps written […]

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Kim Kardashian Has a Huge App

August 12th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

If anyone needed any further proof of the power of mobile apps, they need look no further than Kim Kardashian. You may not have known this, but Ms. Kardashian (or is it Mrs. West?) currently has one of the most downloaded apps in the iOS App Store. It’s a game called Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Much […]

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Taking a look at Apple Swift – A Developer’s Opinion

July 17th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

At this year’s WWDC14, Apple pleasantly surprised the developer community with many new interesting API’s and features. The biggest shock for Apple developers (and which got a lot of cheers) was the introduction of a new programming language called Swift. Certainly none of us predicted this! According to Apple, it was designed to help developers […]

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Four Things You Must Know About The New Firefox Mobile OS

July 9th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

The growth of mobile devices has been well documented, both here and elsewhere.  The common wisdom is that both Google and Apple are dominant (as is evidenced by recent research by Kantar Worldpanel, which states that Android, led by Samsung, accounts for 70% of smartphone sales across Europe), with other OS’s, including Windows Phone and […]

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Welcome Home: Smartphones and Tablets Driving the Rise of Home Automation

April 23rd, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Years ago Microsoft Founder Bill Gates wrote a book called The Road Ahead in which he predicted the rise of what he called “the information superhighway.”  While much of the book focused on interconnected networks and how they would impact business and personal lives in the near future, some of the most compelling parts specifically […]

Facebook has added VoIP capabilities to its Facebook Messenger iOS app

Forget About a Facebook Phone — You Already Have One

February 26th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Last year when I made my 2013 mobile predictions I noted that “Facebook will begin to aggressively make moves into the mobile space.”  Fast-forward to now, and those moves are already starting to take shape, with the company’s recent introduction of voice over IP (VoIP) services into its iOS Facebook Messenger app. In a nutshell, […]

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Streaming Media Over iOS, Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8

August 7th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

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Recently my colleague Ali wrote an interesting post comparing various features of the next generations of the Apple, Google and Microsoft mobile operating systems – iO6, Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8, respectively.  I …

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A Lesser-known Feature of iOS: Toggling Between Language Options

August 2nd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

If you recall a few months ago in my “Some iOS Tricks You May Not Be Familiar With” blog post I mentioned how you can natively include English-language text and emoticons as part of your keyboard. You can also easily toggle between other la…

iOS 6 vs. Jelly Bean vs. Windows Phone 8

July 26th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

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All three major players in the mobile market – Apple, Google and Microsoft — either already have or will be releasing the latest versions of their mobile operation systems very soon.  iOS 6, Jelly Bean and Win…

Another Hidden Feature of iOS: The Clock Timer

July 5th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Are you one of those music fanatics that likes to fall asleep listening to your music on your iPhone (or iPod Touch)? If so here is a cool little hidden feature of Apple’s Clock application that allows you to stop your music, or video, after a ce…

Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 7 Could Be Mobile Industry Game Changers

July 3rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every time we think we’re in stasis in this business, something comes along to change the game, again.  Last month we saw this happen virtually each week, leading June to become one of the busiest months the mobile industry has ever seen.
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