09/16/2011, It was only earlier today that we reported that Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Epic Touch 4G, would be available today. If you thought that was good news, for developers out there and those who enjoy custom ROMs, perhaps this is even better news as Samsung has released the source code for the handsets. Granted it would require the handset to be rooted first before anything can […]
08/30/2011, Illegal downloading of music is hurting the record industry, but despite the fact that songs are now pretty affordable (about $0.99 per song), nothing trumps free, right? When iTunes Match was announced during WWDC 2011 earlier this year, it looks like Apple may have found a way to fight piracy.
08/08/2011, A few days ago we reported that HTC had plans to launch a web tool that would allow users to unlock their HTC device’s bootloaders. This is probably HTC’s way of getting around the carriers who probably would not have allowed the unlocked bootloader update to pass through, but it comes with a price, which is to say that by using the web tool there’s a chance that you could […]
08/05/2011, We understand that with the upcoming release of iOS 5, there are probably plenty of iOS users and a few other interested parties who are curious about what the latest incarnation of iOS 5 will bring to the table. Developers who had access to the betas of iOS 5 probably recognized that there was a market for the betas, especially for early adopters, and have started selling their UDID slots.
08/04/2011, While the iPhone has the “Find my iPhone” utility app that lets iPhone users search for their missing/misplaced/stolen iPhones, Apple has recently enabled beta testing of a new security feature which they have dubbed “Find my Mac” to developers, which we’re guessing is the same as “Find my iPhone” except for Mac computers.
08/01/2011, It seems that Google has a fire to fight – and they had best get it done and over with quickly, as developers have been fuming over the past few days concerning disappearing comments from app listings over at the Android Market. This is not something so simple as though one or two comments disappeared, but we are talking about hundreds at any one time. As you know, developers depend […]
07/13/2011, As we all know, the rumors are pointing at a 14th of July release for Mac OS X Lion, and it looks like those rumors may not be so far fetched after all, as Apple has started emailing developers, letting them know that the developer portal – iTunes Connect – will be undergoing maintenance throughout Wednesday, the 13th of July.
06/13/2011, Microsoft showed off its latest incarnation of the Windows operating system last week, and it was mostly received warmly by the public. People thought the new user interface and tablet experience were appealing, and a welcome change from the previous and current generation of Windows. But like most things, there are always downsides to everything. In this case – the new user interface for the new Windows apps comes with […]
05/25/2011, According to a report from WinRumors, Windows Phone 7 developers will be able to get their hands on Mango pretty soon. Speaking informally at the Windows Phone Mango VIP event in London yesterday, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows Phone marketing, Achim Berg told WinRumors that Microsoft will be releasing Mango to developers in about 4 weeks time. On the next day, a Tweet from Joe Belfiore confirmed Microsoft’s plans […]
04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context: developers bump into different types of fragmentation: 1/ hardware fragmentation: different display resolution, performance, form-factor or feature set. 2/ software fragmentation: different Android versions, APIs have changed or aren’t working anymore, customizations from […]
03/28/2011, Did you buy a shiny new Nintendo 3DS over the weekend and are now left scratching your head at the lack of decent games to play on it? Ridge Racer? Haven’t we played that game on like almost every single console already? Nintendogs + Cats? Is that really even a game game? Well, those richer graphics and 3D features might be why. As with all video game systems, as the […]
03/24/2011, According to some reports online, an in-app purchasing system for Android apps might be rolled out next week. On the Android Developers Blog, Google announced that starting today, testing of the Android in-app purchasing system has begun. If things go as planned, and there are no hiccups, beginning next week, we’ll be seeing apps on the Android Market with in-app purchases as an option. If you’re an app developer for […]
03/03/2011, We all know by now that the iOS 4.3 update will be making its way to iOS users next week, and today, Apple has officially started seeding out the iOS 4.3 Gold Master version of the operating system to developers. The iOS 4.3 Gold Master is basically the final version of the operating system that regular consumers should have on their devices when the update arrives. Sometimes there will be […]
03/03/2011, The official Nokia blog recently posted up a video about developers responding to the whole Nokia-Windows Phone 7 merger, and it looks like they’re willing to let go of Symbian if it means moving on to another platform in order to survive. The video is interesting and gives you an insight to what they think about the whole situation. Some people see it as a good move, while others aren’t […]