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By RyanKamauff Here are the top mobile news and stories of the day. Rumor: Apple’s next iPad mini to pack 324ppi Retina display - the latest rumor is that the next iPad Mini (which may be out in April-June), will have a “Retina” display. This news is coming from Taiwanese Apple suppliers (who presumably are producing these new screens). The resolution was a key issue for me with the iPad Mini – it doesn’t even touch that of devices that are $100 cheaper – and I am not surprised to see this change. The update will cut into Apple’s already shrinking margins, but will make the device far more palatable. Via Apple Insider, more here. 5 Blackberry 10 features Android users might already enjoy (and 5 that can be added with apps) – The release of BlackBerry 10 cause some users to feel some envy. The slick new devices definitely look pretty sharp, but before you get caught ... (more)

Book Review: iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

This is a massive cookbook with tons of recipes. It covers a ton of material and it covers it in depth. Although this book is more of a reference than a cover to cover read, every time I use it to look something up I find myself getting sucked in and reading several chapters. The author starts off with a really cool chapter called The Basics. It covers a ton of basics. Everything from packaging iOS apps for distribution to Objective-C language basics to loading data from bundles to using NSNotificationCenter to broadcast events. The rest of the chapter's recipes topics are reflecte... (more)

XIRSYS Launches WebRTC Hosting Service

XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC Journal ▸Home WebRTC is being touted as the leading disruptive communication technology, as it will allow people to communicate conveniently through their HTML5 compatible browsers in real-time, without any plugins. However, there are some real world challenges to overcome in order for users to properly connect to one another, such... (more)

Google To Kill Direct Google Phone Sales

Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been paltry. It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose from." Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a con... (more)

Microsoft Takes on Apple

Microsoft Tuesday priced its ARM-based tablet, the dingus with the ARM-ported Windows RT that won't run any of the scads of applications written for x86 machines although there will be an ARM-ported version of Office bundled with the things. The new widgets will go on sale next week on October 26. As expected by most people they're priced up against the iPad. Microsoft's 32GB Surface tablets, targeted at business folk, will cost $499.Apple's iPad at that price point has only 16GB but a higher-resolution screen. The Surface's magnetic cover that doubles as a real keyboard - a Typ... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 1, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has proposed the attachme... (more)