iBeacon is the name used for Apple’s technology that provides location-based services and information to mobile applications on both Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth Low Energy. The beacons themselves are small transmitters that can be placed in stores or specific points of interest, such as museums or airports. Apps installed on mobile devices “listen”… Continue reading iBeacon revolution: what is it?
We are often asked about which iOS game engine to use. It is believed that most companies are looking for a free game engine so here is a comparison of the different open source iPhone game engines that actually have apps out there. Also these game engines now support the iPad. Sparrow Framework The Sparrow Framework is… Continue reading The List of Open Source iPhone Game Engines
Some Apple trends are easier to predict than others. Just what does 2015 have in store? Here are three bets which are safe to make in my opinion. Many Apple product launches generate universal appeal, predicting Apple successes isn't very difficult. What is challenging, however, is identifying new trends, specifying actual sales numbers, and accurately forecasting… Continue reading Three predictions for Apple in 2015
For years Microsoft has been the de facto desktop operating system. Now Apple is using its mobile devices to steal market and mindshare. Pundits have long expected Apple to integrate its desktop and mobile operating systems; however, recent announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) show that the company is doing far more than borrowing… Continue reading Apple’s OS union is Microsoft’s missed opportunity
There have been esimates that when Microsoft releases Office for the iPad, likely later this month, it could end up bringing in billions of additional dollars to Microsoft's coffers. Is that hype and overkill, it will it really add that much to Microsoft's bottom line? It's widely expected that on March 27, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella… Continue reading Will Office for the iPad really bring Microsoft billions?