Author Archives: R&D

Book Review – Programming iOS 6, 3rd Edition (O’Reilly) by Matt Neuburg




Apple’s iOS offers so many capabilities that it can be helpful to have an extensive book at the ready when taking on a programming project. Programming iOS 6 is a lengthy book that can help experienced developers bring their skillset … Continue reading

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Chromecast




With Google’s introduction of Chromecast, the selection of devices that bridge television and mobile has a new low-cost option. While it currently supports a limited number of services, Chromecast demonstrates the potential to interact with two screens, one large and … Continue reading

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Book Review – Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step (Microsoft Press) by John Sharp




C# has quickly become one of the most in demand languages. Built with Microsoft’s .NET framework in mind, the developers of C# seem to have taken some of the best features of Java and C++ to create a language that … Continue reading

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Glasses




With Google introducing Project Glass, the idea of wearable computers going mainstream has been a much discussed topic. The technology is certainly impressive with the ability to capture video and issue voice commands. Augmented reality would fit well with high-tech … Continue reading

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Building Node Applications with MongoDB and Backbone (O’Reilly) by Mike Wilson




Node.js has quickly become a popular platform among JavaScript developers. The potential of using JavaScript in server-side code along with the advantages of its event-driven approach to network connections makes it an excellent option for many applications. Combined with the … Continue reading

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One Thought




We recently released a new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. One Thought is an app that provides a place for people around the world to share their thoughts with others. It shows the location where a thought was … Continue reading

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Book Review – iOS 6 Programming Cookbook (O’Reilly) by Vandad Nahavandipoor




Developers of native iPhone and iPad apps are often faced with new tasks that stretch their skills. Sometimes it can be difficult to find good information to solve a particular problem. The iOS 6 Programming Cookbook contains a wealth of … Continue reading

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A New Year of App Development




The past year has seen great strides in mobile development platforms with iOS 5, Android Jelly Bean, and Windows Phone 8. The new year promises more competitors with Firefox, Tizen, and Ubuntu all looking to enter the marketplace. Will any … Continue reading

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Book Review – Programming C# 5.0 (O’Reilly) by Ian Griffiths




Over the past ten years, Microsoft’s .NET framework has become a popular choice for software projects. For many, C# is the preferred language when working with .NET, since Microsoft developed the language with their framework in mind. The C# language … Continue reading

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Siri




Siri was one of the most talked about features when it debuted on the iPhone. Now more recent models of the iPad with iOS 6 have the feature as well. Siri has the power to make restaurant reservations, find a movie showing, … Continue reading

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