Topic: mobile

Mobile Development Stories

Barclays, a global banking company based in London, has announced that next year the bank will begin offering its corporate banking customers a new biometric security technology that uses finger vein authentication, eliminating the need for PINs and passcodes.

Recently a new term—nearables—has been popping up all over the place. Nearables work based on the concept of proximity or nearness, allowing two communication media to talk to each other. Rajini Padmanaban looks at nearables and their challenges, uses, and potential success.

Acquisitions made by technology companies always seem to pique curiosity. Anuj Magazine looks at what goes into a company's decision to acquire another company and highlights recent acquisitions made by major technology companies—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

For some people, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting time as their quality of life is improved by the increased functionality and connectivity of their favorite objects. But for others, it is a time of much uncertainty. So, what are the concerns about IoT?

In our latest issue of Better Software magazine, the feature articles focus on software licensing and ways to improve your team’s approach to process improvement. Creating software for a wide range of platforms is difficult enough, but enforcing software licensing also can be challenging.

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and UC Berkeley are developing a vision-correcting screen that automatically corrects for vision defects. The idea is that eventually you’ll be able to clip the display onto your phone, tablet, laptop, or GPS dashboard display in your car—no glasses required.

With the introduction of Twitter’s analytics, everyone—not just advertisers or verified users—now has a way to measure the reach of their social media campaigns without cost. This new metrics offering will help people understand their online impact and fine-tune their communication strategies.

Applications often house messengers, editing software, or other social functions, putting a great deal of pressure on a single icon to do a handful of things. Instead of putting all their eggs in one basket, developers are now splitting up products and introducing standalone apps to the world.

Thanks to a lack of trust in the United States' surveillance policies, China hopes to replace massively popular properties such as Windows and Android as the leading OS in the country, both on mobile and desktop devices. The current target date for release is October.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... R2-D2, the most beloved robot in the Star Wars universe, made us heart robots. Although today's robots can’t match R2-D2’s charisma, they are performing some pretty amazing feats. Pamela Rentz looks at some of the latest robotics projects.