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  Touching and Gesturing on iPhone, Android, and More

One of the most important parts of creating an effective and intuitive user interface on touch-enabled smartphones has nothing to do with visual appearance—instead, it has to do with creating an interface that properly responds to user input based on touch. For Web applications, this means replacing mouse events with touch events. In Dojo 1.7, new touch APIs help make this process easy. This is an updated version of the post Touching and Gesturing on the iPhone, published in 2008. In the...

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  New Android simulator has some big improvements

Message from the Android developer blog, the Android emulator now has a number of improvements and optimizations. It allows developers to develop applications more conveniently.The Android emulator is an important tool for Android developers developing and testing applications. Due to the rapid growth of Android hardware, the simulator has been slightly left behind. The new simulator brings some new functions including support for GPU, the CPU acceleration sensor support, multi-touch input suppo...

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  IDC report shows developers are losing ineterst in Android development

IDC's latest report shows that: the development interest in Android Phones and Android iPad  has been dropping steadily. 1869 developers participated in this survey.In this quarter, the development interest in Android phone applications fell by 4.7%, down to 78.6%; the development interest in Android iPad applications fell by 2.2%, down to 65.9%. Although the survey result may not be so accurate, it still shows a trend : Although sales of Android devices is growing, it is still unable to re...

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  Google releases new app to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning

Google Maps, Bing Maps, and some map providers have offered indoor map service such as in  the airport, major shopping malls and stadiums for some time. The problem is that these indoor maps can not precisely tell you which floor you are on a map, the GPS obviously can not work very well in this environment, WiFi and GPRS positioning is not very precise. Google announced the improvement program of Google Maps for accurate indoor positioning. The current owners of these places will cooperat...

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  Steve Jobs attacks Android just for show?

Steve Jobs has a famous statement which says Android is a stolen product. What does Google CEO Larry Page think about this statement? Recently, Page said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple hates Android just for show. He believes people should not look only to the competitions, but should focus on the potential cooperation opportunities to make the world better.The following is overview of the interview:Q: When you took over as CEO, one of your goals was to take the cle...

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  Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to replace affected units

According to an internal AppleCare document, Apple is actively investigating a series of WiFi-related issues affecting the third-generation iPad. Since the new iPad’s launch, many users have been complaining about third-generation iPad WiFi issues ranging from connection drops, slow download and upload speeds, or the device’s inability to even pickup local WiFi networks. A thread discussing the issue exists on Apple’s online support forums has almost amassed 700 replies from users ...

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  Mobile devices are facing new threats

More and more companies allow employees to use smartphones and tablet PCs in workplace, but they are facing a new potential threat - malware embedded in games and applications.Dan Hoffman, network security company Juniper Networks mobile security director, said the application store is quickly becoming the main delivery mechanism of infected applications. Consumers purchase applications for their equipments through an online application store.As the consumers are free to download applicatio...

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  Apple patent shows they are developing "Killer" 3D Camera

This is not the first time that Apple patent shows they have interest on 3D camera technology. In November last year, one Apple patent shows that Apple is developing advanced three-dimensional object recognition and verification technology. According to PatentlyApple report (March 30,2012) one patent released this week shows that Apple is developing a 3D camera technology for the future iOS devices. This 3D camera is described as an advanced component with advanced micro-lens, depth, chrom...

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