Google is rolling out RCS, the successor to SMS, on the Sprint network

Kyle Wiggers, Digital Trends, 11/13/16 In a mobile world full of capable messaging apps such as Allo, Snapchat, Line, WeChat, and others, plain old text messaging seems a bit antiquated by comparison. Due to the technological constraints imposed by simple messaging service (SMS), the cellular standard which powers basic text messaging, cellular messaging lacks support for the […]

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Posted on November 13, 2016 at 8:30 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android N takes baby steps toward becoming a virtual reality platform

Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4/18/16 Android N gets a “VR helper service” and a “sustained performance mode.” The second Android N Developer Preview came out this week, and while it brings support for Vulkan, new emojis, and a few UI tweaks, there are also a few references to virtual reality buried inside the new update. Enlarge […]

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Posted on April 18, 2016 at 10:35 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google is said to be considering Swift as a ‘first class’ language for Android

Nate Swanner, The Next Web, 4/11/16 About the time Swift was going open source, representatives for three major brands — Google, Facebook and Uber — were at a meeting in London discussing the new language. Sources tell The Next Web that Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android, while Facebook and […]

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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HTML5 for the mobile Web: the Network Information API

ruadhan, MobiForge, 12/29/15 The Network Information API is a HTML5 API for acquiring information about a device’s network connection. Despite not being a standard, it enjoys decent support across the main mobile browsers. It’s a pretty simple API to use, particularly in comparison with some of the HTML5 APIs we’ve looked at recently on this […]

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Posted on December 29, 2015 at 10:04 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Malware Targeting iOS Devices, Even Non-Jailbroken Ones

Jef Cozza, Mobile Tech Today, 10/7/15 If you thought having a locked iPhone and only buying apps that have been approved for the Apple App Store kept your device safe, think again. A new bit of malware named YiSpecter discovered by security  firm Palo Alto Networks uses the private API of the iOS to infect […]

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Posted on October 7, 2015 at 6:21 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Qualcomm’s new mobile chip will learn how to identify malicious apps

  Rich McCormick, The Verge, 9/2/15 In recent months it seems like machine learning has been primarily used to make nightmarish eye-riddled hellscapes and misidentify Star Trek planets as waffle irons. But we’re not just teaching machines to identify patterns for our own amusement — they could make also make our lives easier. Qualcomm’s new Smart Protect […]

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Posted on September 2, 2015 at 8:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

Tom Warren, The Verge, 5/1/15 After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today. While the company has been investigating emulating Android apps, it has settled on a different solution, or set of solutions, that will allow developers to bring their existing code to Windows 10. iOS and […]

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Posted on May 1, 2015 at 8:20 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

Joab Jackson, PC World, 3/23/15 Red Hat understands that developing a mobile application is not the same as building one for the desktop, which is why the company has augmented its software stack with new technologies for mobile development. “The whole Web architecture is giving way to an emerging mobile architecture,” said Cathal McGloin, Red […]

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Posted on March 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android 5.1 Lollipop SDK

Jamal Eason, Android Developers Blog, 3/12/15 Yesterday we announced Android 5.1, an updated version of the Android Lollipop platform that improves stability, provides better control of notifications, and increases performance. As a part of the Lollipop update, we are releasing the Android 5.1 SDK (API Level 22) which supports the new platform and lets you […]

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Posted on March 12, 2015 at 7:50 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google-backed password-killer crosses major milestone

Russell Brandom, The Verge, 12/11/14 Today, the infrastructure behind that gadget is taking a big step forward. It’s called FIDO (short for Fast Identification Online), and today the group is releasing the 1.0 version of its open standard. There had been earlier versions, like the one Google’s USB key is based on, but this one […]

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