Archive for the 'Tablets' Category

App Development: Doubtful Return on Investment

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2014

The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making $500 per app per month). While it may seem like a reasonable profit for work that […]

Apple and IBM Form Business Alliance

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Apple and IBM have formed a Global Partnership. The new IBM MobileFirst for iOS utilizes IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities, with Apple’s hardware and software using iPhone and iPads platforms in business. According to the companies, it’s grounded in four core capabilities: A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native […]

Tablet Sales to Eclipse PCs in 2015

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Some 256 million tablets will be shipped this year versus 308 million PCs, such as laptops, desktops and “premium” ultramobiles, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts the tipping point in favor of tablets will happen in 2015, when there will be nearly 321 million tablets shipped, versus close to 317 million PCs. Smartphones are becoming the […]

Incubator for Digital Storytellers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Oregon Story Board is an accelerator to help digital storytellers create companies, explains Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist. The startup incubator is now accepting applications for the first class of its accelerator program. The collaborative working environment is housed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It offers a four-month program where companies receive […]

3D Devices from Amazon and Google

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 6th, 2014

Amazon new 3D smartphone, expected June 18, will use modified version of OKAO Vision face sensing, reports TechCrunch. Face-tracking 3D enables a 3D effect on a normal LCD screen. Four front-facing IR cameras will track the user’s head, and along with Omron’s technology, will adjust the on-screen objects as the user’s perspective changes. The phone […]

Asus, Acer and HP Announcements at Computex 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 2nd, 2014

Acer, Asus and HP made significant announcements at Computex 2014 today in Taiwan. Computex is largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world. It attracts over 130,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors using 5,000 booths. ASUS made eight announcements at their press conference today in Taiwan. They included a new 8-inch […]