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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Open Source Tablet Unveiled at JavaOne

by Dan Woods on  Sep 26, 2013

During this year's JavaOne conference, Oracle engineers unveiled a prototype tablet made with off-the-shelf parts and an interface built on Java SE 8. The "DukePad", as it is known, was revealed to attendees during the conference's technical keynote.

InfoQ's Interview with Trevor Eckhart- “Discoverer” of Carrier IQ Root Kit

by Martin Monroe on  Sep 24, 2013

Trevor Eckhart became a household name when his video demonstrating Carrier IQ software in action and the questions that it engendered went viral. Culminating in the Department of Homeland Security’s recent recommendation to government employees to ensure that their mobile devices are Carrier IQ-free. InfoQ caught up with Mr. Eckhart for an update on this perceived threat to mobile privacy.

Department of Homeland Security Weighs in on Threats to Mobile Devices

by Martin Monroe on  Sep 14, 2013

Especially branded as malicious in the unclassified document is an application known as Carrier IQ. The DHS specifically advises the various branches of the government to install a mobile app dedicated to removing the perceived security threat posed by any instance of Carrier IQ existing on their device.

Android Stats and Tricks from OpenSignal

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 24, 2013

One blog of note that is furthering the efforts of today’s mobile application developers can be found at the OpenSignal web site. Their recent Android Fragmentation Visualized report offers some unique perspectives on the challenges of writing Android apps.

Ti.Next-What’s It All About Appcelerator?- Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 10, 2013

In his recent post, ‘Thoughts on Ti.Next’ for the Appcelerator web site, CEO Jeff Haynie talked about the reasons that the popular MBaaS provider is busy revamping Titanium, their signature SDK.

Appcelerator Survey on Mobile Development

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 30, 2013

In April 2013 Appcelerator surveyed over 6000 mobile developers to find out about their priorities and goals. One of the key findings is that mobile app development shifts toward business-to-employee and tablet platforms.

Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

HTC America Drops Ball on Mobile Security

by Martin Monroe on  Mar 05, 2013

Manufacturer HTC America affirmatively acknowledged Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that millions of its customers’ Android based mobile devices were using software with potentially serious security vulnerabilities. The leading mobile device making company was ordered to make a patch available before the end of March 2013 to all concerned parties.

Researcher Breaches Windows RT's Security System

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 10, 2013

An independent security researcher has discovered a way to run unsigned desktop applications on Windows RT running on Microsoft's Surface. InfoQ has an exclusive interview with the creator of the exploit.

Resources for Android App Development

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 30, 2012 2

In this article, Anand examines the Android design guidelines which provides a comprehensive coverage of various aspects associated with the application development including the details of online training and relevant books available for Android app development.

Introducing AQuery: jQuery for Android

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 24, 2012 1

Introducing AQuery: jQuery for Android

Surface SDK 2.0 Targets Windows Touch Devices

by Abel Avram on  Jul 12, 2011

With Microsoft Surface SDK 2.0 one can write applications for both Surface and Windows Touch devices.

Android Devices, Android@Home and MusicBeta Service, at Google I/O Keynote

by Dio Synodinos on  May 10, 2011

Google I/O 2011 opened today with more than 5,000 attendees and several announcements from Google regarding new services and offerings. This post from InfoQ’s corresponded at the conference, summarizes those new developments.

Mono Brings Silverlight to the Android Tablet and Phone

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 18, 2011

Under the mantra, “We love .NET more than Microsoft”, Mono has been making the promise of cross-platform .NET development a reality. First there was the native toolkit support for iOS and Android, now they are opening up the world of Android tablets to Silverlight developers.

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