This Week In Mobile


Cisco, Facebook to work with businesses to expand free Wi-Fi use

Cisco, Facebook to work with businesses to expand free Wi-Fi use Facebook makes a big land grab for local data: they will be partnering with local businesses to gate wifi with a check in. So when you go to a coffee shop, instead of having some cryptic password of the day written on a whiteboard, […]


Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon

Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon Mike Swanson uses genetic algorithms to approximate the curve on iOS 7 icons. Design oriented? Check. Geeky? Check. Mobile? Check. All systems are go. This is an article we like. 


Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet iOS 7 includes multipath TCP: a new improvement that allows using the internet over multiple connections (eg wifi and cellular) at the same time. As more and more of the internet becomes mobile, multipath will become more essential in making […]


How Google Taught Itself Good Design

How Google Taught Itself Good Design When Matias Duarte was brought in to lead Android design, there was a lot of positive and hopeful reaction. Now that he’s settled in, it’s safe to say that Android has grown into its own design sense. This article from FastCoDesign looks into not only Android, but also Google’s […]


Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22

Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22 As Gruber said (who also deserves a hat tip for the link), the date was almost easy to guess, but the real scoop here is the iPad MIni getting the retina screen AND the A7. If those turn out to be accurate in a few weeks, […]


They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks

They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks We posted a while back on Samsung’s cheating to amp performance whenever it detected benchmarking software was running. But now Anandtech takes a look at the industry as a whole, and nearly everyone is dirty. Only Apple and Motorola can say that they don’t […]


When will the US reach smartphone saturation?

When will the US reach smartphone saturation? Horace Dediu graphs the ComScore market penetration data on smartphone platforms. We’re currently in the middle-late stages of the curve, which means that we’ll start seeing ever more increasingly tough battles over users as new users become fewer and fewer and churn amongst platforms becomes a real player. […]


MediaPost Publications Subway Adding Mobile Payments to the Menu 10/03/2013

MediaPost Publications Subway Adding Mobile Payments to the Menu 10/03/2013 Subway is adding mobile payments to its apps – a big step by a big brand in the next front in mobile. Fast food or take out has always been about making it easy for a consumer to get their food and get out, and […]