With the growth of smart devices and mobile apps, pretty much everyone on the planet has a theory on how to devise a mobile application. Along with these thoughts comes the notion that it could be an instant hit, allowing the person to quit their 9-5 grind. There have been a few people who have retired on the money they made from designing apps, but for most people it remains merely a dream. I can’t tell you how to design the perfect app, but here are a few helpful tips:
The curtain has been raised on PlayStation’s latest creation, the Vita. This is the next generation of its portable gaming system.
The device was originally nicknamed the “NGP” in an attempt to keep its design a secret. It was debuted in Los Angeles at the Sony E3 conference, and looks identical to the prototype that was leaked earlier in 2011.
This successor to the PSP will have a 5-inch touch screen, dual analog sticks, rear controls, 6-axis sensors and dual-facing cameras. It is also said to operate on a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor.
Apple has just introduced many new features for its iOS 5, as well as complimentary cloud storage. Google just introduced a new touch and pay program for their Android phones last week. What about the third major player? What has RIM been up to?
Well, there was the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger). They have dedicated most of their recent legal efforts, display ads and commercials to this feature offering unlimited chat for its customers.
According to a new Forrester Research report, world-wide companies are looking to spend just as much on brand new software as they are to maintain their current systems. The study shows that half of all IT budgets will be invested in new initiatives.
Business intelligence will continue to be a priority as nearly 40 percent of respondents said they will install new products. Half of all people are still planning to roll with standard dashboard and operating tools, but more advanced tools are rapidly gaining.
This lone office building on their new campus is said to look like some sort of spaceship, according to CEO Steve Jobs. Apple currently houses 12,000 Cupertino area employees at its Infinite Loop headquarters, and other nearby buildings. The plan is to keep the existing facilities, but add additional space for employees.
This new building will only be four stories tall, according to Jobs, but is intended to hold 12,000 employees. Jobs says that although that seems a bit odd, it is necessary for Apple to keep up with growth.