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DreamFactory: Building a better backend for your apps

A free, open source solution for connecting mobile, IoT, or Web apps to backend server data and services Let’s say you’re building a browser-based HTML5 Web application that’s going to display data from a database on your server….

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11 Android tools for Web developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done Web developer apps for your Android device As Web developers, most…

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Android malware detection boosted by university research

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to monitor for Android malware with very low overhead With smartphones and tablets increasingly at risk from malware, researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a new…

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App dev 2013: The winners and losers

JavaScript, APIs, and PaaS advance; Samsung tries to stand out; and Java and .Net become legacy platforms The software development landscape in 2013 saw technologies like JavaScript rise to new heights while others — Java, for example —…

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OMG KLP – Rumor outs purported details of Android 5.0

Plus, Samsung going heavy metal but light on the updates, Google Glass gets torn up The Android world is in a weird place, as far as version 5.0 or (supposedly) Key Lime Pie is concerned. After whiffing mightily…

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NotCompatible’ Android malware rears its ugly head, again

NotCompatible’ Android malware rears its ugly head, again Mobile security vendor Lookout says Android malware is showing signs of sudden activity The “NotCompatible” malware, designed to infect Android devices and turn them into unwitting Web proxies, is suddenly…

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Does a Mozilla smartphone/tablet OS have a chance against Android and iOS?

If Mozilla has teamed up with a hardware partner (or partners) then it’s serious about B2G, and if it’s serious about B2G, then it’s also serious about going head-to-head against Apple and Google. Best Microsoft MCTS Certification, Microsoft…

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Minuscule Mobile Presence Puts IE Market Share Below 50 Percent

If you look at the numbers a certain way, it appears that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has fallen to below 50 percent of the overall browser market, according to figures from Net Applications. That figure, however, takes into…

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Every Android device now infringes Apple patent: Slide to unlock

Whatever your position is on patent infringement and the never-ending lawsuits in the mobile space, the fact is until the system is overhauled it is the law. I hate that design elements can be patented, instead of actual…

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More than just sexy phones: how Nokia will help sell Windows Phone 7

Unlike, oh, to pick a random example, Apple, Microsoft has only a very limited retail presence. The company has opened a handful of (high-quality and actually rather pleasant) Microsoft stores in the US, but has little direct consumer…

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