Category Archives: Technology

nextPaper: An Overview Of The Cool New Digital Paper Tablet

(This post has been contributed by Joe Quiney, a resident of Sydney, Australia) I love to read. As do my 6-year old twin daughters, Ellie and Lucita. We have this weekly thing of reading a nice ebook on Saturday nights (I do the reading, while they do the listening, of course) on my personal Amazon […]

How Good Is NB-IoT As A LPWAN Technology?

    This is going to be a breakthrough year as far as proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is concerned. According to Gartner, as many as 8.4 million smart gadgets will be in active use by the end of 2017 – and, for the first time ever, the number of ‘connected devices’ will […]

Recap: Roundup Of The Biggest Announcements At Apple WWDC 2017

What would a world without apps look like? Apple offered a sneak peek at such a hypothetical (and fairly alarming!) scenario with a hilarious ‘Appocalypse’ video, to kickstart this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC; 5-9 June). The video was followed by the two-and-a-half hour long keynote, with a record 5300+ registered Apple developers in attendance. […]

How To Ensure IoT Security?

“Anything that can connect to the internet, will connect to the internet” That, in essence, is the spirit behind the exponential growth rate of Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide. Going by a recent BI Intelligence report, there will be close to 35 billion ‘connected devices’ in active use by the end of this decade – […]

Smart Parking: Nature, Trends And Benefits

      The world is going to have more than 2 billion cars on the road by 2020. Add the ~770 million trucks that would be present as well – and you will get a fair idea of how busy the traffic system would be, and how challenging it will become to find convenient, […]

How To Optimize Your Android App At Google Play Store?

Last February, the total number of apps available for download in Google Play Store had breached the 2 million mark. Cut to March 2017 – and the overall app-count here is already up to 2.8 million, an increase of around 40% (YoY). On average, 8 out of 10 app downloads in the Play Store happen […]

Google I/O 2017: A Roundup Of All The Expectations From The Event

The 10th annual Google I/O conference is set to kick-off on the 17th of May, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View (CA). Last year’s event had witnessed the presence of more than 7000 attendees – and the number of delegates at the 2017 edition is likely to grow further. Interestingly, and encouragingly for the […]

How Should You Test A Mobile App?

A buggy mobile application can pose serious problems, and not only for the person who downloads it on his/her device. Researches have shown that, nearly 45% of users immediately uninstall mobile applications that are apparently buggy (causes battery drain, overheating, screen freezes, lags, etc.). In addition, over 95% people actually take the trouble of leaving […]

How To Create A Great Infographic? Here Are Some Tips!

Infographics have emerged as really effective tools for simplified visual representation of various forms of big data. On a year-on-year basis, usage of infographics for business-to-business (B2B) as well as business-to-consumer (B2C) content marketing has been increasing steadily over the last 6-8 quarters. Researches have shown that, infographics have up to 3 times more potential […]

Swift 3.0: Top 14 Features For iOS Developers

Earlier this month, the third major iteration of Apple’s Swift programming language was released. The first developer preview has been bundled in with Xcode 8.0 beta 1, and there are a fair number of new features and improvements in the latest version of the language (which is still, of course, under active development). Swift 3.0 […]