Nokia Maps Its Future With bit-side
Today Nokia announced that is has agreed to acquire privately held bit-side, a small location-based services software company. Nokia said the acquisition will strengthen and accelerate its mobile development for Nokia Maps. Nokia firmly believes that adding context and location awareness to mobile applications is an important tool for what it calls "social location" services. bit-side will be folded into Nokia's Internet Services unit. The acquisition should be completed before the end of the first quarter.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
May 19, 2016
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
Facebook to Delete Mobile Photos In Move to Force Adoption of 'Moments' App
Jun 10, 2016
Facebook has begun informing people that photos privately synced from mobile phones to the social network will soon be deleted. Facebook allowed people to automatically backup photos from phones to its servers and store them privately for a time.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Apr 5, 2016
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.