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.
- World Economic Journal Now in Newsstand for Investors
Investors who want to be on top of the latest and most important financial market news, trends and opportunities can now download the remarkable new one-of-a-kind interactive newsstand app that no smart investor can afford to be without: World Economic Journal. Optimized for iPhone and iPad, each [...]
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- Judge tosses first of two 'faulty iPhone button' lawsuits
A US District Court Judge has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at Apple that alleged that supposedly "wiggly" power buttons on some iPhone 4 and 4S handsets present a danger to users, including on an aircraft — since the alleged defect meant users can’t shut down the iPhone per the flight crew’s instructions. Two users claim that Apple knew that the power button was faulty and would likely fail after the original warranty.
- Pioneer updates iOS-enabled DJ controller to new DDJ-WeGo2
Pioneer Electronics announced its next generation DDJ-WeGO2 ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it easy to learn DJing essentials by providing users with a simple means of creating mixes with user-supplied music collections. Like its predecessor, the DDJ-WeGO2 offers functions that simplify DJing including Jog FX, Pulse Control, multi-color LED illumination, Virtual DJ Limited Edition DJ software for Windows and Mac, and additional support for other DJ software such as Algoriddimís djay.
- Trucker Was Distracted Before Horrific Bridge Accident: Police
The driver of a tractor trailer that collided with a car on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in July, sending the car and its 23-year-old driver…
- NSA Paying U.S. Companies For Access To Communications Networks
The National Security Agency is paying hundreds of millions of dollars a year to U.S. companies for clandestine access to their communications networks, filtering vast…
- Kinect voice control to be late in eight countries at launch
Microsoft’s next-gen console is arriving in 12 countries this November, but only the US, UK, Canada, France, and Germany will have access to the bundled Kinect’s much-hyped voice control feature.
- Two Maryland retailers busted for counterfeit Apple parts
Police in Anne Arundel county in Maryland have concluded an investigation into counterfeit parts and other products being sold as genuine Apple repair components. Both the Cyberion store and the ST Tech Pros stand-alone kiosk in the Arundel Mills mall were raided, with around $90,000 in fake screens, cases, and other parts seized from the two retailers. Both stores offered iOS screen and device repair in the outlet mall.
- Surveillance Document Numbers To Be Revealed Annually
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that he’ll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders and…
- Report: AT&amp;T also blacking out dates for expected iPhone launch
Following on the heels of reports of T-Mobile "blacking out" employee days off on the weekend of September 20-22 — what is likely to be the first retail launch weekend of the forthcoming new iPhone — more evidence has emerged that suggests AT&T is also blacking out employee vacation days, for the entire second half of the month. The iPhone continues to be AT&T’s top selling smartphone after six years.
- VIDEO: Testing resumes for Maglev train
Testing on Japan’s super-fast Maglev train has resumed after several years of building an extension to its track.
- Microsoft makes Surface sale prices permanent
Price cuts on the Surface Pro, Surface RT, and Touch Covers are made permanent, rather than promotional.
- Shake-up at online firm brightsolid
Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson is re-organising its online subsidiary, brightsolid, which owns Friends Reunited and genealogical sites.
- Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50
Fifty years of the lava lamp
- Why did virtual reality go wrong?
What went wrong with virtual reality?
- BT hangs up on dial-up net service
Telecoms firm BT prepares to turn off its dial-up internet access service on 1 September.
- Charlie Kim: Why Have Tech Companies Stopped Trying to Solve Big Problems?
Today, most tech companies try and solve problems in 12-14 months, boast their success, then try and exit. How did this happen?
- For Girls in Science: Why Math Is The Gateway Drug To Science
There are many ways to be challenged and you just need to find out what those opportunities are. For me, it was having the encouragement and support of a high school teacher and mentor who suggested taking classes at a nearby community college.
- POLL: Which Of These Creatures Is The World's UGLIEST?
Covered in spikes, slime or fur, ugly animals deserve your love, too! That’s the message coming from the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which needs your…
- The Chart That Shows People Fleeing To Tor Because Of the NSA
Tor looks and acts like a browser from 1999 — the ones where you could make a cup of tea in the time it took…