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)
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, 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
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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)
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
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
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a con... (more)
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 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
The Surface's magnetic cover that doubles as a real keyboard - a Typ... (more)
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