Category: Mobile

Just how open will Apple allow Swift to be?

The most exciting moment at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) wasn’t when Apple announced iOS 9 or OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”. No, what had developers shouting their approval for almost a minute was Apple open sourcing Swift.   Apple will open source Swift, but what …

The difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear

This week, I had opportunity to use Apple Watch, making it third of the modern smart variety that I have experienced (the others being LG Urbane and Moto 360). The differences between the platforms are quite startling and worth highlighting. They begin with diverging design ethics derived from the …

Toost Caller ID App Review

If you have a smartphone then you must be using a caller ID so that you can identify the incoming calls before picking them and once you know who is calling, you can make your decision to pick it or not. Many time you might have …

Why the boring Android M is good news for IT

IT likes systems to be stable and not change, which is why it took a decade for most enterprises to begin replacing Windows XP with Windows 7, and why Windows 10 may not get widespread enterprise adoption until 2020. But in mobile, the major OSes change …

Why the boring iOS 9 is good news for IT

A little more than a week ago, Google unveiled the boring Android M, a combination of bug fixes and small enhancements to its mobile platform due for release likely in November. Yesterday, Apple unveiled the boring iOS 9, a combination of bug fixes and small to …

A new S6 Edge Plus rendering leaks onto the web

This week in Galaxy S6 Plus rumours we have a new rendering released by reliable tipster @OnLeaks. It looks like the super-sized S6 Edge Plus isn’t going to stray too far from Samsung’s usual design principles. The tweeted image also carries dimension details: 154.45mm x 75.80mm …

Is BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone coming in August?

BlackBerry’s first handset running Android could be arriving as soon as August, according to new rumours. The device, which is currently codenamed BlackBerry Prague, is apparently a low-end smartphone that could be based on the BlackBerry Z3, a budget phone that was launched in 2014. Although …

Android on BlackBerry: More harm than good

With its latest smartphones, the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport, continuing to attract no buyer interest, BlackBerry’s hardware business seems destined for the dustbin of history. Yet fans continue to hope for some Hail Mary move from the once-dominant mobile device maker. The latest straws for …