This Week In Mobile


Judge tosses Apple motion, allows patent troll Lodsys to continue rampage

Judge tosses Apple motion, allows patent troll Lodsys to continue rampage Short summary: true patent troll Lodsys (they make nothing and exist solely to sue) successfully keeps Apple from having the ability to defend its developers. Also, Apple is asserting its license of these patents already covers the developers who use their tech, but we’ll […]


Mobile App Ads for Engagement and Conversion

Mobile App Ads for Engagement and Conversion Facebook continues its charge to become the Adwords of mobile. This is yet another huge problem that Facebook solves for app developers. If you recall, we did a study that got some press back in April/May that showed just what a wasteland there is for forgotten apps on […]


Apple Feature to Turn MLB Stadiums Into Interactive Playgrounds

Apple Feature to Turn MLB Stadiums Into Interactive Playgrounds Really fantastic work from MLB. We’ve been talking a lot about the promise of iBeacons lately and this is a glimpse of why. They are using them to determine exactly where you are in the ballpark and can even do cool things like show you a […]


Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer New tool from Google that eases design of HTML5 web pages. This is what Adobe should have released 4-5 years ago instead of trying to keep fighting the losing battle of Flash. Also, this continues to show the trend of Google that we (see our HuffPo piece, linked earlier today) and Ben […]


Intersection: Updating to iOS 7

Intersection: Updating to iOS 7 Christopher Hills (who has cerebral palsy) explains the brand new accessibility features for users with switch controls. These are assistive devices that allow people with motor impairments to use a precise touch-driven interface like iOS. It is the equivalent of what VoiceOver was to the visually impaired. It is so […]


mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You

mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You This article by Mike Ash is probably a bit too technical for our more business minded followers. But it is an excellent rundown of what the 5s’ new 64-bit architecture achieves. Is it significantly faster? The usual “it depends” applies, but overall it offers some real performance advantages […]


Easy peasy? « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site

Easy peasy? « John Moltz’s Very Nice Web Site John Moltz is spot on in his brief take on TouchID. The important point to remember is that it’s not competing with theoretical maximum security but with no PIN whatsoever, or with a simple 4-digit PIN that’s easy to spot over your shoulder. His camera analogy […]


Microsoft’s hardware, round 2: Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft’s hardware, round 2: Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Microsoft doubles down on the Surface, releasing what is primarily a performance bump (faster processor, better battery). A considerable amount of innovation seems to have gone into the covers – which seems to profoundly misunderstand the changed basis of competition from the iPad. But there’s […]