An introduction to mobile app testing

By now, it should be evident that smartphones are the next big thing. The explosion of consumer apps can be seen in just about every industry. Location intelligent mobile commerce apps, magazine apps, real-time trading apps, and gaming and social networking apps are just a few of the industry verticals experiencing this shift. Mobile adoption […]

Earn rewards for traveling with Ride

For every mile that’s traveled, Ride, a free app, will give you points. Yes, really. Earn 4k points for a free RedBox rental, and up to 80k for $20 at Amazon – and virtually every increment in between. Simply travel and earn – a program that provides its users something for nothing. No surveys answered, […]

Apple is back with exciting new innovations at WWDC 2013

Apple’s giant annual developer conference, WWDC 2013, is currently in progress, but we have reached a point where I think we can officially say that Apple is back. Like keynotes from their glory days, this keynote was chock full of surprises and gasps that get you excited about what is coming in the Apple ecosystem. […]

Government cell phone monitoring shouldn’t come as a surprise

In a recent announcement, it was shown that the National Security Association (NSA) has been “secretly” obtaining private information via Verizon Wireless. With permission through something known as “the blanket order,” Verizon has been handing over a variety of call-related data, such as call lengths, locations, and other unique identifiers. As of yet, it’s stated […]

A look at Gmail’s new inbox with automatic email sorting

I recently enabled the New Gmail inbox, and I have to say that this new update has me scratching my head. (To experience the new Gmail Inbox, you have to simply click on the gear icon in your top right window just above the chat and choose “Configure Inbox.” From here, you can choose from […]

Google Keep: Note-taking from an Android’s perspective

Considering the sheer vastness of the Google Play marketplace, one can assume that there are countless apps that cover the realm of note-taking and to-do lists.  So it is not surprising that Google would try to architect a note/task app in their own fashion.  The result of this endeavor is Google Keep; an Android app […]

Custom mobile apps made easy with MobileSmith

The difference between those who want to make an app and those who have the skills to write the code for an app is huge – Facebook-numbers huge. And while anyone with a PayPal account can pay a developer to do the job for them, there’s far more efficient ways to create a custom app, […]

How to use iOS folders to keep your apps organized

When there are apps, apps, and more apps, keeping all of those programs organized and clutter free becomes increasingly difficult. Angry Birds intermingles next to voice memos, while Sound Hound and Pinterest become next-door neighbors. The rhyme and reason to mobile apps often only make sense to the person who put them there. For the […]

Apple’s extreme secrecy: They’re shooting themselves in the foot

Apple has been well known in the last decade for being able to create an absolute frenzy leading up to a release of a new phone/iDevice. What began as a handful of excited rumors on tech blogs a month or so before a launch became internet wide speculation just a few weeks after the newest device was […]

Updates from Google I/O – What is New on Google Play and Chrome

  Once again, the Google I/O event was an opportunity for Google to showcase what magic and innovation they have been cooking up in their labs. This year, they did not disappoint and came through as usual. Here is my take on what I loved about the new developer tools. 900 million Androids activations as […]