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It Just Worked! The End of Apple's Elegance
By Carl Ford
Apple is the company that matched to Steve Jobs' view of elegant code. His view was that 10 percent of the coders were capable of elegance and another 30 percent could support the elegant coders.
02/05/2016

OpenMarket Releases New SMS API
By Paula Bernier
Text messaging is the most widely and frequently used form of written communication in the world, with 6.1 people onboard and 7 trillion SMS messages exchanged annually, according to Portio Research. Pair that with the fact that a growing number of us are cutting the cord on our wireline services, a…
02/04/2016

Microsoft Furthers its Mobile Ambitions with SwiftKey Acquisition
By Rory Lidstone
There's been a lot of speculation lately that Microsoft is more or less out of the mobile game, largely because of underwhelming response to its latest flagship smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. But that's a pretty narrow view of a diverse industry. Not only does Microsoft have a popular mobile…
02/03/2016

Ericsson Unveils New Mobile Broadband Solutions in Preparation for MWC
By Paula Bernier
Ericsson today unveiled a handful of mobile broadband solutions, all of which the company will show live at Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. The new offerings are aimed at delivering LTE at peak rates of 1Gbps, enabling communications service providers to deliver more consistent …
02/03/2016

Gemalto Helps Gabon Implement Border and Visa System
By Rory Lidstone
Although Gemalto is probably best known to the average consumer for its mobile payment solution expertise, the company handles a much broader selection of digital security applications. For example, Gemalto was recently selected by the African nation of Gabon as an end-to-end solution provider to su…
02/03/2016

Patriot Technology Launches ClaimsAlert Smartphone App
By Oliver VanDervoort
Patriot Technology has launched a new mobile application that will streamline incident reporting. The new application is called the PN ClaimsAlert. This PN ClaimsAlert allows for users to control and speed up the incident reporting with just the push of a button. The application will allow for users…
02/03/2016

Despite iPhone's Tough 2015 YoY, Apple Sees 20 Percent Growth
By Oliver VanDervoort
As 2016 gets underway, Apple has received a couple pieces of bad news. First, it turns out that more than one industry analysts believes that markets are moving away from tablets and smartphones and towards detachables, something Apple isn't really dabbling in just yet. Next, Alphabet (otherwise kno…
02/03/2016

Trojanized Android Apps Show Up In Google Play Store
By Oliver VanDervoort
While some reports indicate that 2016 is going to be the year the industry makes some very big strides in mobile security, Android isn't quite there yet. A new report found Trojan-like infections on more than 60 Android games hosted on Google Play. These Trojan-like functions allowed the application…
02/03/2016

EXFO Debuts Handheld G.fast Testing Device
By David Delony
Network testing equipment maker EXFO has announced a new G.fast solution that it says will make it easier for carriers to deploy G.fast networks to residential customers.
02/02/2016

Report: Market Shifting from Slate Tablets to Detachables
By Christopher Mohr
A recent study by IDC indicates that year-over-year sales for tablet devices have declined for five straight quarters. Data suggests that sales for pure slate tablets, which come with no keyboard, have dropped dramatically. The cause: a dramatic market shift towards detachables.
02/02/2016



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