Monthly Archives: May 2013

We could be seeing BioStamps and Digital Health pills for consumer authentication

Biostamps have been developed by Massachusetts-based engineering firm MC10, and contain flexible electronic circuits that are attached to the wearer's skin using a rubber stamp.The technology aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply by a phone being close to a user’s body. This was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s [...]

We could be seeing BioStamps and Digital Health pills for consumer authentication 2013-05-31T16:39:28+00:00

In-car app market estimated to be worth over $1.2 billion in 5 years time

A recent report, conducted by Juniper Research, exploring the smart vehicle market has predicted the market will be the new frontier for app developers over the next five years. It estimates that the in-car apps market will be worth over $1.2 billion by 2017 due to advancements in automotive connectivity standards such as MirrorLink and ever higher [...]

In-car app market estimated to be worth over $1.2 billion in 5 years time 2013-05-31T10:22:01+00:00

Developer tools: Apple App Store VS. Google Play Store

TheNextWeb takes a look at the app development tools available for developers on both the iOS and Android platform, including the newly introduced Google Play tools and Apple’s upcoming updates for its iOS and OS X operating systems. It compares how the two platforms are competing for app developers, with cross-platform features, tracking metrics and [...]

Developer tools: Apple App Store VS. Google Play Store 2013-05-30T07:39:07+00:00

Three days to cast your votes for the Global Impact Challenge

The final day of voting is approaching fast, with just three days remaining. The Global Impact Challenge supports British non-profits using tech to tackle the world's toughest problems. On the 3rd June the people’s choice will be chosen for the Google Global Impact Challenge, by a select panel of judges including the inventor of the [...]

Three days to cast your votes for the Global Impact Challenge 2013-05-28T16:16:21+00:00

Samsung smartphone sales topped $23.63 billion in Q1 2013

A report from Yonhap News has revealed Samsung was the world’s number one smartphone seller (in terms of revenue) for the first three months of this year as it topped $23.63 billion, overtaking Apple who had occupied the top spot in the previous quarter. This was as a result of Apple being $7.71 billion down from the previous quarter with $22.95 [...]

Samsung smartphone sales topped $23.63 billion in Q1 2013 2013-05-28T08:55:00+00:00

A developer’s goldmine

In the developing world, feature phones are becoming more popular with basic forms of GPS, a camera, MP3 Player, internet access of sorts alongside having the ability to run simple apps. These devices are the middle ground between your basic phone which make, and receive calls and texts, and smartphones. Feature phones tend to [...]

A developer’s goldmine 2017-08-11T03:05:07+00:00

App of the week: Dots

Dots, developed by Betaworks One, is currently number 2 in the Top Free iPhone apps chart. 'Dots is a game about connecting dots.' It really is as simple as that, you are given 60 seconds for each game in which you have to connect as many same-coloured dots as you can. The aim is to make a [...]

App of the week: Dots 2013-05-10T10:50:28+00:00

The Nokia Asha 501 has launched today in Delhi, India.

A member of the unified modern design family, which includes the Lumia 920 to the Nokia 105, the Asha 501 sits perfectly with stunning eye catching colours and a two part construction with a removable mono body. It’s not just easy on the eyes, the new platform is built on the best aspects of Series [...]

The Nokia Asha 501 has launched today in Delhi, India. 2013-05-09T14:25:13+00:00

Freemium games costing parents £30 million a year

Giving your smartphone or tablet to your children has become an increasingly expensive way to keep them occupied with the average parent forking out around £34 as a result of accidental in-app purchases. Over a quarter of parents with smart devices have been caught out, while 80 per cent of those have seen higher bills as a [...]

Freemium games costing parents £30 million a year 2013-05-09T11:24:01+00:00

The 10 best smartphones available on the market today

If like the rest of us you're not sure what the best smartphone around is, take a look at The Telegraph's run down of the top 10 smartphones on the market today. It includes; the HTC One, BlackBerry Q10 and Sony Xperia Z. It provides a great overview of the 10 chosen handsets, their features and what [...]

The 10 best smartphones available on the market today 2013-05-08T13:44:33+00:00