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September Revolution: the New iPhone 5S

Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2013

When it comes to Apple, excellence and innovation are not surprising. But this time, the tech giant has definitely surpassed itself. Besides from new colors and the new operating system iOS7, which was released earlier this summer, the phone offers a wide range of other notable features which are worth reviewing.

iPhone 5S

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The Smartphone Industry In 2013 - Market Share, Innovations And Predictions

Posted on Fri, 30 Aug 2013


In recent years, smartphones have become an inseparable part of our everyday life. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone industry is expected to expand even further in 2013. According to the consulting leader Deloitte, global smartphone shipments will exceed 1 billion units in the imminent year.

The main struggle remains between the two electronic giants Apple and Samsung, while the former leader BlackBerry is getting more unpopular, with over 33% decrease in market share in 2012. The first position is still held by Samsung, who sold a total of 385 million phones in 2012, 53.5% of which were smartphones. The second place belongs to Apple, with 130 million smartphone sales.

So much for the statistics. Now let’s look at the most interesting developments which are expected to occur in the smartphone industry in 2013.

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Appcelerator with an EMEA head office in London

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012

Developer of Titanium platform – Accelerator – is opening an EMEA head office in London. Doug Norton-Bilsby, former head of sales at Experian is the new managing director for EMEA and will be responsible for sales and operations.

The decision for this expansion has been made due to the constantly growing European mobile app market and the user base which doubled during the last six months. The company stated they are expecting at least a billion dollar mobile ad revenue throughout the next two years.

More than 11 billion Android Market app downloads

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012

Early in December last year Google announced app downloads at Android Market have hit 10 billion, which means 1 billion during the last 6 weeks, with a peak during the Christmas holidays. Recently there are 250 million Android devices and 700 000 new activations are being made daily. At Christmas there were 3.7 million Android terminals activations in just 2 days.

RIM releases BlackBerry Native SDK Beta 3 for PlayBook

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012

The new update to BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS Native SDK 2.0 was released in response to feedback from companies and individual developers bringing apps to PlayBook. The Beta 3 release includes tooling enhancements, API improvements and documentation update. Among the new features are enhancements in the Add Library and Deployment Setup Wizard, to the BAR file editor, Scoreloop social gaming APIs, a new “Hello Native SDK” tutorial and new “Displaying a dialogue” instructions.