As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.
- Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers
- Microsoft Surface sales well below shipments, says iSuppli
Microsoft’s Surface RT sales weren’t big, at least not initially, according to the market research firm.
- Surface Pro to launch at Best Buy in NYC on February 8
Microsoft is planning a midnight launch for the latest member of its Surface family, just ahead of the product’s February 9 commercial availability date.
- Facebook Beats Forecasts on Earnings and Revenue
- BlackBerry Maker Unveils Its New Line, and a New Name
- VIDEO: Is ‘dirty’ archaeology in the past?
BBC News visits Southampton University to see how a powerful scanner is changing the way archaeologists make discoveries.
- Latin America’s internet ‘brain’
A rare peek inside the data hub connecting Latin America to the world
- Zuckerberg Reveals Why Social Media Are Fighting For Your Photos
In social media land, there’s a war waging over your photos. But like so much else in the Twinstabook sphere, what you share matters only…
- 5 Signs That BlackBerry Is Desperate
BlackBerry, the once-great smartphone maker that became victim No. 1 of Apple’s iPhone, revealed two devices running on the firm’s new operating system, BlackBerry 10,…
- #FreeCrunkBear: Too Hot For Twitter Teacher Backed By Students
The 23-year-old math teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado who is in hot water with Cherry Creek School District officials for tweeting racy…
- Mark Drapeau: 5 Lessons About Social Media Engagement From the Embassy of Canada’s Inauguration Tailgate Party
True to form, the Canadian embassy threw a tailgate party for about 1,000 guests for the inauguration. It was terrific fun. Here are the five secrets to their success.
- The Most Ridiculous Law Of 2013 (So Far)
When did we decide that we wanted a law that could make unlocking your smartphone a criminal offense? The answer is that we never really…
- Andrew Cherwenka: BlackBerry 10 Launch Wasn’t Magical, and That’s the Point
Where the iPhone and Android are entertainment devices often used for business, the BlackBerry 10 is a business device that can also be entertaining. Time will tell if there’s still a market for that.
- Dr. Susan Taylor: Can Smartphone Applications Accurately Detect Melanoma?
What if an app could give misleading health information or give you a false sense that a health issue is not to be worried about or, worse yet, delay a diagnosis of cancer?
- ‘The Biggest Privacy Breach In Our Time’
Financial information is considered by most to be very private, but that isn’t stopping one credit reporting agency from sharing it without your knowledge, according…
- Randi Zuckerberg On Being Mark’s Sister
Venturing out on her own after leaving her role as Former Director of Marketing at Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to talk tech…
- Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models [Mac Blog]
Apple has issued updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air notebook models to fix a rare battery issue. The updates are available via Apple’s software updates page or through Software Update and the Mac App Store.
This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.
- WATCH: This Grandpa Playing Video Games Is Adorable
Have you ever introduced a grandparent to new technology? It’s often frustrating — but every so often, it’s wonderful and hilarious. Case in point: This…
- Apple Seeds Build 12D61 of OS X Beta 10.8.3 to Developers [Mac Blog]
Apple today seeded build 12D61 of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 to developers, marking the ninth beta iteration of the newest version of Mountain Lion. 10.8.3 was first seeded to developers back in November.
Build 12D61 has been released less than a week after build 12D58. The new build asks developers and testers to focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.