Apple’s biggest update to iOS has just received a fresh update — iOS 7.1 — to fix previous issues, and make some welcome enhancements to what the company calls “the most advanced mobile operating system”. iOS 7.1 packs a bunch of improvements when it comes to user interface, animations and transitions, apart from other cosmetic changes.
Last month Nokia announced a brand new portfolio of devices — Nokia X — that run on a forked version of Google’s mobile operating system Android. With these new phones, Nokia is aiming to bring Android apps to their smartphone users with a low cost to entry. Today the company launched Nokia X in India, with a promise of launching Nokia X+ and Nokia XL in another 60 days.
Flipboard today announced that it is acquiring its competitor news app titled Zite from CNN. The announcement comes at a time when Flipboard is welcoming CNN as a content partner. Flipboard says it will integrate Zite’s AI technology and then shut down any further development on the app.
Making online payments on smartphones and Tablets can be frustrating and that’s a pain point that Silicon Valley start-up Stripe wants to address. Stripe is today making a debut of a seamless checkout experience on mobile and web, which enables one click payments for the first time on the payments platform.
Microsoft today released the Office 365 SDK for Android, apart from a number of other announcements for the Office product. The company is now inviting developers to access Office data from their applications. The SDK will enable APIs that will allow access to SharePoint lists and files, Exchange calendars, contacts, and mail.
Citrix has announced support for Intel Device Protection Technology (Intel DPT) that will allow enterprises to securely manage their Intel based Android based mobile devices. Enterprise customers will be able to receive enhanced hardware and software security using Intel DPT combined with Citrix XenMobile.
Oracle has introduced its Oracle Mobile Security Suite that enables secure access of data and applications deployment on mobile devices. With increasingly more people using their mobile devices to access work related data from company databases, there is a growing need for more secure applications deployment and data access on such devices.
When the first iPhone launched, it sparked a whole new fire within mobile manufacturers. It inspired them to create a product that can match, or possibly even “kill”, the iPhone. It took them some time but companies like Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola and even Nokia finally had products in their portfolio that matched the iPhone, at least on paper.
IBM has announced its Watson mobile developer challenge asking app developers to come up with applications that use the cognitive power of Watson to help consumers and enterprises.
It promises to provide more “deeper” real time storage and extraction of use data. At the on-going Mobile World Congress 2014, provider of customer experience systems and services, Amdocs announced the availability of Amdocs TeraScale, a carrier-grade, Big Data solution designed to cost-efficiently store, manage and extract real-time charging usage data for analytical use cases.