A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Why 'Android first' is a myth >> steve cheney
In mobile, particularly in consumer markets, there has been an ongoing debate about when or if Android will become the first platform that sophisticated startups develop for. Often times, this argument is wrongly centered around vanity metrics for Android such as worldwide shipments or installed base of each platform.
The reality is that platform constraints at the engineering and financing levels tell a much different story. "Android-first" faces structural and financial barriers which are unlikely to be overcome. iOS will remain the primary platform that startups develop for regardless of how much more quickly Android grows share. Here are the reasons why:
Cheney's argument is about startups, not established firms; and certainly applies most strongly to the US. Commenters provide some useful counter-evidence (though also reinforcements). This isn't about why or whether your bank would write an app for one of the other platform first.
(And is it nearly two years since
Neurio is a home intelligence™ technology that makes your ordinary appliances smart and your home more efficient. Using a WiFi power sensor and a cloud service with some smart pattern detection algorithms, Neurio monitors your home's electricity to figure out what your appliances are up to - without the need to install sensors on every device.
It's the last bit that's important; adding sensors to devices is utterly boring. Enough pledges, and they'll go for CE certification.
Why iTunes doesn't support FLAC files >> Kirkville
Supporting FLAC in iTunes and on iOS devices could be a legal nightmare for Apple. Many open source software algorithms can be targets of patent trolls. While no one cares much about FLAC use in small apps and hardware devices, were a big company such as Apple – or
Ah, the American patent-legal complex again.
Introducing WhiteHat Aviator – a safer web browser >> WhiteHat Security Blog
I want to share publicly for the first time some details about WhiteHat Aviator, our own full-featured web browser, which was until now a top secret internal project from our
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