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Meet SoccerMan – The Cool New Learning Game For Kids!

There are some cute, interactive children’s storybook apps, which are good. Then there are several fun gaming apps for kids, which are good too. And then, there is Soccerman – which offers an idyllic mix of both. It’s a learning app par excellence!   Meet The App SoccerMan is a one-of-its kind kids’ app that […]

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iPhone X vs iPhone 8: Understanding The Differences

This year’s ‘September iPhone event‘ is done and dusted – and Apple has, for the first time in its history, announced two new iPhones – iPhone 8 and the uber-pricey iPhone X – at the same event (three, if you count the iPhone 8 Plus as well). Given the fact that more than 1.2 billion […]

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nextPaper: An Overview Of The Cool New Digital Paper Tablet

(This post has been contributed by Joe Quiney, a resident of Sydney, Australia) I love to read. As do my 6-year old twin daughters, Ellie and Lucita. We have this weekly thing of reading a nice ebook on Saturday nights (I do the reading, while they do the listening, of course) on my personal Amazon […]

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How Good Is NB-IoT As A LPWAN Technology?

    This is going to be a breakthrough year as far as proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is concerned. According to Gartner, as many as 8.4 million smart gadgets will be in active use by the end of 2017 – and, for the first time ever, the number of ‘connected devices’ will […]

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Recap: Roundup Of The Biggest Announcements At Apple WWDC 2017

What would a world without apps look like? Apple offered a sneak peek at such a hypothetical (and fairly alarming!) scenario with a hilarious ‘Appocalypse’ video, to kickstart this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC; 5-9 June). The video was followed by the two-and-a-half hour long keynote, with a record 5300+ registered Apple developers in attendance. […]

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How To Ensure IoT Security?

“Anything that can connect to the internet, will connect to the internet” That, in essence, is the spirit behind the exponential growth rate of Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide. Going by a recent BI Intelligence report, there will be close to 35 billion ‘connected devices’ in active use by the end of this decade – […]

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Smart Parking: Nature, Trends And Benefits

      The world is going to have more than 2 billion cars on the road by 2020. Add the ~770 million trucks that would be present as well – and you will get a fair idea of how busy the traffic system would be, and how challenging it will become to find convenient, […]

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How To Optimize Your Android App At Google Play Store?

Last February, the total number of apps available for download in Google Play Store had breached the 2 million mark. Cut to March 2017 – and the overall app-count here is already up to 2.8 million, an increase of around 40% (YoY). On average, 8 out of 10 app downloads in the Play Store happen […]

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Google I/O 2017: A Roundup Of All The Expectations From The Event

The 10th annual Google I/O conference is set to kick-off on the 17th of May, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View (CA). Last year’s event had witnessed the presence of more than 7000 attendees – and the number of delegates at the 2017 edition is likely to grow further. Interestingly, and encouragingly for the […]

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How Should You Test A Mobile App?

A buggy mobile application can pose serious problems, and not only for the person who downloads it on his/her device. Researches have shown that, nearly 45% of users immediately uninstall mobile applications that are apparently buggy (causes battery drain, overheating, screen freezes, lags, etc.). In addition, over 95% people actually take the trouble of leaving […]

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How To Create A Great Infographic? Here Are Some Tips!

Infographics have emerged as really effective tools for simplified visual representation of various forms of big data. On a year-on-year basis, usage of infographics for business-to-business (B2B) as well as business-to-consumer (B2C) content marketing has been increasing steadily over the last 6-8 quarters. Researches have shown that, infographics have up to 3 times more potential […]

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Swift 3.0: Top 14 Features For iOS Developers

Earlier this month, the third major iteration of Apple’s Swift programming language was released. The first developer preview has been bundled in with Xcode 8.0 beta 1, and there are a fair number of new features and improvements in the latest version of the language (which is still, of course, under active development). Swift 3.0 […]

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What’s New In macOS Sierra?

OS X 10.12 Fuji has a new name, and you are probably already aware of it. At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple confirmed the ongoing rumors by rebranding the OS X platform to macOS (in line with the naming convention of iOS, tvOS, watchOS). The latest version is called macOS Sierra, and at the […]

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Google I/O 2016: Looking Back At The 12 Biggest Announcements

With more than 7000 live audience, the 10th Google I/O (held from 18-20 May) well and truly lived up to its billing as one of the biggest mobile tech events in the year. Incidentally, two ‘firsts’ marked this year’s event. For starters, the venue was shifted from the bustling Moscone Center to the Shoreline Amphitheater […]

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What’s New In Xcode 7.3?

The Xcode 7.3.1 update was released earlier this month. Since its launch last October, Xcode 7 has come in for high praise among iOS app developers worldwide – thanks to its wide range of new tools and features. A recent survey revealed that an overwhelming majority of app makers were satisfied with the performance of […]

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Does Your Business Need A Mobile App? Yes, And Here’s Why…

After a relatively slow start in 2013-14, the development of mobile enterprise applications really picked up pace last year. It is expected that, by the end of 2016, all businesses with 1000 or more employees will have at least one dedicated mobile app – with eWeek predicting that the total volume of enterprise apps will […]

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Designing The UI/UX Of Apps For iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Tips & Pointers

Successful iOS applications mint a lot of money for their developers. However, that does not mean every iPhone app developer can expect to make big bucks – simply by choosing this line as his/her profession. Reports from a recent survey has shown that less than 65% of developers worldwide can boast of more than 50000 […]

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Apple WWDC 2016: Top 12 Expected Announcements

Twice every year, Apple fans and tech enthusiasts alike have all the reasons to get excited about. One of them is, of course, the September fall event – where the latest iPhone models are launched. The other is the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which will be held this year at the Bill Graham Civic […]

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Apple iPhone SE Is A Flop Already…Or Is It?

It’s been a month since the arrival of the much-hyped 4” iPhone SE, and its sales have not yet been the raging success story that we have come to associate with Apple iPhones. After the first weekend of its launch, iPhone SE had an adoption rate of a measly 0.1% (compare that with the healthy […]

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14 Important Trends For Mobile App Developers In 2016

The worldwide contingent of software developers is growing at exponential rates every year. By the end of 2015, more than 21 million individuals were into making software applications on a full-time basis. Interestingly, 1 out of every 2 software makers is a mobile app developer. We are now a couple of months into 2016, and […]

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watchOS 2: What Apple Developers And Users Need To Know

The new OS version for Apple Watch – watchOS 2 – was launched at this year’s September event (call it the ‘iPhone 6S event’ if you will). A survey conducted by iMore had already revealed that well over 90% of all Watch buyers used the Watch for more than 8 hours in a day, and […]