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.
- Web porn curb urged after April case
Search engines such as Google should do more to restrict access to online pornography, a government adviser says after the April Jones case.
- Personal clouds let you take control of your own data
- Ex-Microsoft exec to create the Starbucks of marijuana?
Jamen Shively, a former corporate strategy manager for Redmond, decides he can have a happier life: creating a brand of pot for the good people of Washington state and beyond.
- "Why Do Women Try To Get Ahead By Pulling Men Down?"
"Why do women try to get ahead by pulling men down?" I see comments along these lines pretty much every time the issue of gender…
- For Galaxy Tab, odd Samsung, Intel partnership emerges
Samsung is opting for an Intel chip in its next Galaxy Tab, which makes for an unusual partnership.
- Apple Raises iPad and iPod Prices in Japan
Apple has raised the prices for the iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPod touch in its Japanese online store, Business Insider editor Joseph Weisenthal noted on Twitter.
Over the past several months, the Japanese yen has weakened in value, hitting ¥100.69 against the dollar earlier today, which is said to be the reason why Apple has increased its prices.
Previously, the entry level fourth generation iPad and iPad mini were priced at ¥42,800 and ¥28,800, respectively. As of today, the prices for the base products are ¥49,800 and ¥32,800. The increase is equivalent to approximately $40 for the iPad mini and $70 for the iPad, raising the price of the iPad mini to $324 and the price of the iPad to $492.87.
The iPod touch has also had its price inflated, with the entry level 32GB 5th generation version now priced at ¥29,800, up from ¥24,800.
This is not the first time that Apple has raised the price of its products. In 2011, the company began charging more for all of its products in the UK in order to compensate for an increased VAT tax.
- Driving And Texting Hands-Free?
Using your voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with your hands, a recent study suggests. The study, published…
- VIDEO: New regulation for Singapore media
New press restrictions are due to come into effect in Singapore, requiring news websites to apply for licences.
- How to become your own DIY PR consultant
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- Space Invaders keeps on blasting
How one man changed video gaming forever
- VIDEO: The lights connecting the world
The lamp that tells your faraway family you’ve fallen asleep
- Captcha Fail Leaves Blind People Unable To Sign Petition To Help The Blind
Thanks in part to a dreaded Captcha code on the White House’s petitions website, it’s nearly impossible for blind web users to sign a "We…
- Jonathan Handel: Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases Review
Ok, so you read my review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and decided to pick up a new phone. Now what? Let’s look at…
- Jonathan Handel: Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Samsung calls its new Galaxy S4 (or, technically, "S 4," with a space) a "life companion." Whatever you choose to call it – life…
- The Dirty Secret About Spotify
LOS ANGELES — There are about 600 versions of Adele’s Oscar-winning song "Skyfall" on the Spotify subscription music service. Not one of them features Adele….
- What News Has This Social Media Editor Dancing?
Maybe social media editors aren’t dead after all. After a BuzzFeed post trumpeted the headline "The Social Media Editor Is Dead" on Wednesday, Twitter unveiled…
- Eva M. Clayton: Technology Is Not a Bridge to Nowhere
One thing is clear, freeing up more spectrum for commercial wireless use will foster innovation — leading to new or improved apps and services that have and will continue to empower minority and rural communities.
- Hurricane Season Could Be Exceptionally Bad This Year
From Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman: The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season starts Saturday, and scientists are warning that it is likely to be a doozy, with…
- VIDEO: UN mulls ethics of ‘killer robots’
The UN Human Rights Council has heard an appeal for a moratorium on the use of so-called ‘killer robots’.