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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...

   Mobile device,Data security,Malicious software     2012-04-05 13:00:57


  Samsung S3 defeats iPhone 4S in sales in Q3


The market research firm Strategy Analytics publishes a research report which states global sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 is over iPhone 4S in the third quarter of 2012, it becomes the most popular mobile phone.From the chart below, Galaxy S3 was sold 18 million units in Q3, while iPhone 4S was sold 16.2 million units. Galaxy S3 took market share of 10.7%, and iPhone 4S took 9.7%.Perhaps people are not willing to buy iPhone 4S due to the launch of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S sales lost to Gala...

   Samsung S3,sale,iPhone 4S     2012-11-08 11:22:54


  Google starts to clean up its service again


Google announced on its official blog that they would clean up its service again following the fall of 2011. They will close some features and services to stay focused and make good use of other opportunities.Google Reader and Snapseed are listed in the cleaning list. Google will switch off Google Reader on July 1 this year and end its service which exists in the past eight years, Users can export feeds using Google Takeout. Google said that this product did have loyal customers, but these year...

   Google, Google Reader,Close     2013-03-13 20:30:34


  New HTTP status code: 451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons


On June 11th,2012, Google proposed a new HTTP status code to indicate webpage contents which are not conform to law. The new HTTP status code is 451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons. Google Android Developer Advocate Tim Bray submitted the draft for the new HTTP status code, it will be used on some webpages which can not be served because of legal reasons. Visitors will know that the page cannot be seen because of the government censorship.According to the draft, responses using this status code sh...

   HTTP status,451,Tim Bray     2012-06-12 09:07:44


  17 Best Practices One Must Follow While Using Mobile Apps


      It is no secret that we use mobile applications everyday but we don't know how to use them optimally. As a result, we face plenty of problems with our mobile phones as well as the installed applications. Here are some best practices you can follow to avoid to any mobile phone and application anomalies.  Over the past several years, smartphones have started to dominate the technology scene.  These phones have installed mobile applications installed that can complete...

   mobile apps, best practices, iphone, android     2015-01-27 20:12:25


  Samsung Overtakes Apple as World’s Biggest Smartphone Seller


Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. overtook Apple Inc. in the last quarter to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor amid a widening technology and legal battle between the two companies.Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones in the last quarter, taking 23.8 percent of the market, Milton Keynes, U.K.- based Strategy Analytics said in an e-mailed statement today. Apple’s 17.1 million shipments, comprising 14.6 percent of the market, pushed the Cupertino, California-based c...

   Samsung,Apple,Samrtphone,Overtake,Samsung No. 1     2011-10-28 10:18:12


  Game Development Essentials #1 - Don’t use inheritance for your game objects


I recently released my first game, X Fleet, available now in Android Market. It’s a fast paced space shooter / rpg riddled with awesomeness and you should get it now. The reason you should avoid hierarchies/inheritance is your objects will be far too varied and complicated in form to be accurately represented as such. More on this below.  The alternative is a component model. This is very basic. Instead of having everything inheriting (e.g. Object -> MovableObject -> AnimatedMov...

   Game design,OOP,Inheritence,Game object     2012-02-07 06:26:40


  Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?


The HTML5 Microzone is presented by DZone and Microsoft to bring you the most interesting and relevant content on emerging web standards.  Experience all that the HTML5 Microzone has to offer on our homepage and check out the cutting edge web development tutorials on Script Junkie, Build My Pinned Site, and the HTML5 DevCenter. I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Co...

   PhoneGap,Apache,App,HTML5     2012-03-30 06:30:33


  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...

   Google Map,Indoor service,Positioning     2012-04-08 09:46:53


  How The Web Became Just Another Interface to the Cloud


This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. Read the case study about how Intel Xeon processors and VMware deliver unprecedented reliability in the face of RAM errors.For years, everyone was talking about the convergence of interfaces. The Web, and as a result, the browser, were "clearly" about to take over as the major platforms and cloud computing emerged. Then, in March 2008, ...

   Cloud,Web,Interface,Reason     2011-11-14 02:43:10