Do you have a smartphone? Chances are you do. Whether it is an iPhone, an Android phone or any one of the many other smartphones out there it is clear that the age of the feature phone (dumbphone) is past. This year, for the first time, smartphone sales have exceeded dumbphone sales worldwide.
The explosion of smartphones is due to the steady march of technology getting better and lowering costs. Smartphones have dropped in cost from $600+ in the early 2000’s…Continue
Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment
Sometimes it seems like there is a new mobile phone or device announced every day. It’s an exciting time when the things we could only dream about 15 years ago are becoming reality. What do we have to look forward to in the next few years and beyond?
Near Field Communication (NFC)
The technology allows interaction between devices and even unpowered chips or tags. It’s already used in a…Continue
Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments
Posted on July 19, 2013 at 1:36pm
Last winter I bought a Lumia 920 which runs Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 is a large overhaul of Windows Phone 7 because now it uses the same kernel as Windows 8. It also added support for better hardware and a more flexible development framework. Previously I have used the original iPhone, the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy Nexus Google Android phone. I have never seen anyone with a Windows Phone and I thought it looked neat so I decided to try it…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 11:36am — 1 Comment
Xamarin Studio is an IDE that allows developers to create iOS, Android and Mac apps using C#. Recently Xamarin released Xamarin Studio 2.0 and along with a free Starter edition. While the Starter edition is very limited it allows developers to see what Xamarin Studio is like and how writing Android apps using C# works. I was hoping to create an iOS app, but it turns out a Mac is still required in order to write iOS apps even…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment