Of the two, iOS and Android, which mobile development platform should I study?

Which development platform should I study? Computer Science students and burgeoning software developers are often faced with the daunting task of choosing a language and development platform in which they will devote considerable time and energy.  Should a new developer learn Java and begin developing in the Android platform?  Or should the student study Objective C and devote their resources toward learning IOS? Furthermore, which tech will be obsolete in 10 years, forcing the developer to  either specialize in legacy code maintenance or to learn yet another language and platform (Does...

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Where Google Glass Went Wrong and Android Wearables Went Right

As the market expands to wearable devices there are a few more things to be concerned about then how close we are to being able to our very own personal Jarvis. Wearable Devices hit the market last year with Google Glass. Before GoPro could panic after seeing the promotional videos, consumers started finding problems with Glass. Besides the insanely high price of $1,500, Glass implemented an interface that the market just wasn’t ready for. The voice recognition software removed the element of anonymity, and the screen become an obstruction rather than an assistance to daily life. Apple and...

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The future of smart phones

Smart phones have come a long way since they first made their debut. Believe it or not, there was a time when not every person and their Mother had a smart phone. However, smart phones still share the same means of communications as cell phones prior to smart phones and the wide spread availability of the Internet. Our phones all still make calls and send messages in similar fashion to the way they did before they had access to an Internet connection. While phone calls and text messages still serve as a primary means of communication, recent years have yielded newer technologies that we now...

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Android and Rooting

One of the features often praised about Android is its flexibility and customizability as a platform. And, to that end, some users have been deciding to “root” their phones. In some cases a root is required to run a certain application, sometimes a user just wants more control over how their phone operates, and sometimes you just need to install the latest version of Android without waiting on your carrier. In this post, I will discuss the what, why, and how of rooting your Android device.   Just what is rooting anyways? The Android operating system itself is based on Linux with...

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Google Glass, Good or Bad idea?

I’m sure everyone has herd about Google’s upcoming project, “Google Glass”, essentially a pair of glasses that run on Android and have built quite a stir when it comes to privacy. If you haven’t, you can catch up here: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/video/google-glass-what-you-need-to-know-1078114 Is such product a Good Idea or a Bad Idea? To me, Google Glass is a great idea on paper, and the fact that you can actually an interactive software that you can easily interact with and having it able to film, locate, and detect that’s in front of you is pretty...

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The Ubuntu Edge

Saw this recently in my facebook new feed recently: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge and I really like the idea of the device being both a phone and a desktop computer. I hope that phone manufactures jump on this idea, because I hate having to lug my big laptop everywhere. It would be nice to be working on something at home at my desk and when I need to go somewhere just slip it into my pocket and continue where I left off no matter where I am. About Aaron GravelleMail | More Posts (2)

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