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Google Purchases Skybox Imaging: Looks Ahead

Skybox Imaging

Google last week confirmed that it had bought Skybox Imaging. While the price has been pegged at around $500 million instead of the $1 billion widely anticipated, Google’s acquisition of the satellite group would surely help propel Google’s ambition to improve imagery in Google products. Skybox employees will be a part of the Access and Energy team. Among the various ... Read More »

Apple CloudKit – All You Need To Know

CloudKit

CloudKit was yet one of the main announcement by apple at WWDC this year. CloudKit is a new developer framework that will help developers store their app data on iCloud which will help the apps update automatically. This will help developers easily work cloud components into their applications. The introduction of the CloudKit is a positive sign as it shows ... Read More »

Can You Make the Killer Smartwatch App?

Smartwatch App

After colonizing smart phones and tablets with thousands of apps, app developers are surely looking at making apps for smartwatches as well. However, apps for smartwatches have been far too few and those that made it are simple apps that do not add in the glitz a smart phone app does. For instance, with a Sony Smartwatch, posting updates to ... Read More »

iOS 8 – What’s New and Good?

iOS 8

iOS 8 has been finally announced by Apple at the WWDC 2014.  Tim Cook announced a slew of new announcements for all Apple fans. The event, which was aired live through the Apple site, also introduced the new Mac OS Yosemite. However, its iOS 8 we are dealing with here. While you might have to wait for it a bit ... Read More »

Wearable Technology – Present Implications and Future Expectations

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is sure to disrupt the technology market in a new way. While wearable gadgets have existed since a few decades, it is only now that true innovation and thinking is going into it to develop wearable products that are truly useful. Wearable computing technology doesn’t stand by itself; it is influencing the Internet of Things (IoT) in a ... Read More »

Apple’s Swift – Makes Building Apps Easy or Creates a Nightmare?

Apple Swift

Apple dropped a bombshell for all developers during the WWDC this year held a few days back. The announcement that they will be shifting from the Objective-C programming language to a new coding language, which they have called Swift, came as a complete surprise to many developers. For its part, Apple stated that they have essentially simplified and built on ... Read More »

Word Lens App – Now a Property of Google

Word Lens App

Google is taking its translation abilities to a new level with the acquisition of the developer firm Quest Visual, which owns the Word Lens mobile translation app. In an attempt to bolster its translating services, Google has acquired developer firm Quest Visual and its Word Lens mobile translation app. Quest Visual announced the development last week and stated how the ... Read More »

I Am Alive – It’s All about Being Alive

I Am Alive

Developers need to think out of the box and address real life problems. You cannot really taste success by developing tried and tested apps. A classic example would be developing a Subway Surfer or Temple Run themed game app, where the main character runs along the road. You need to think of an app that people could really use and ... Read More »

An iPad App That Can Improve Your Vision

UltimEyes

Can an iPad app be so smart enough to help you improve your eye sight? For the makers of UltimEyes app, this seems to be the case. Touted as being a half game half eye exam, the app requires you to play it for around 30 minutes each day it improve the eyesight. To back its claims, it refers to ... Read More »

Android KitKat – Time to Have Optimized Apps for It

Android KitKat

No more eating Ice cream sandwich or taking jellybeans, it is time to rock with KitKat. April’s monthly OS distribution data report by Google suggests that Android KitKat, the latest OS in Google’s smart phone offerings, has climbed up to have over 8.5% shares of all Android devices in the month. However, Android Jelly Bean still remains the favorite, powering ... Read More »

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