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Are you an app developer? Is encryption the next gold rush?

Google is very keen to make it more difficult for governments and hackers to track what people do on the web, so it is encouraging websites, big and small, to use encryption. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google may even start ‘rewarding’ sites that are encrypted by giving them greater prominence in...



Will an Irish start-up win Tech All Stars again?

The European Commission (EC) says its Tech All Stars competition for 2014 is now open for entries. Last year’s winning start-up, Irish firm Trustev, received a huge profile boost following its win of the competition. Trustev enjoyed 10,000 Twitter mentions, over 200 incoming emails with regards to...



The only limitations in app development are the ideas

300 students from DCU have designed and developed their own apps as part of the Microsoft App Project. The majority of the 300 students who took part in the project weren’t computer scientists but business students, which demonstrate how the app world is now opening up to anyone with a great...



Are you an entrepreneur or a ‘wantrepreneur’?

Aspiring entrepreneurs often don’t even start up. The reasons are aplenty, but if you can get over these five, you have got a chance to start your first venture. You have it in you to start your own venture… or so you think. Starting a venture requires much more than an idea. The truth is that there are hundreds and thousands of aspiring...



Four questions you should ask before developing an app

Apps are becoming a vital part of how businesses deliver goods and services to consumers, and that’s a trend that promises to continue. However, not everyone needs an app. Here are four basic questions you should ask yourself before taking the plunge. Is There Demand for Your App? Whether you develop an app to sell or to...



Great article on how to use Kickstarter

If you are a developer, looking to fund a project or some seed money to build an app, you may want to consider using Kickstarter. Here is the best article on how to use Kickstarter and raise funds, you are likely to read this year.



Horizon app useful for journalists and video makers

As we go further into the age of the citizen journalist there follows many apps that help people record life as they see it and news as it happens. Here's one for all you video makers out there. The iOS Horizon app makes sure you always record horizontally, whether you are holding your device upright, sideways or even at an angle. Using your...



Samsung S5 Vs the HTC One M8

What are the best phones currently running on Android? Many phone watchers would suggest HTC and Samsung are currently head-to-head in the battle to be the best 'Droid' on the market. Below are two videos of Shane O'Brien from Three unboxing the brand new HTC One M8 and the new Samsung S5. Let the battle of the Droids begin.



Apps changing the way we fly

More than half of passengers would use their mobiles for flight status, baggage status and airport directions and by 2016 the majority of airlines and airports will offer these services. In total, 100% of airlines and 90% of airports are investing in business intelligence solutions to provide the intelligent information across their operations...



Apple pays a record $2 billion to developers in Q1 2014

Apps are becoming a very important part of Apple's overall business. In its Q1 2014 earnings statement, Apple said its iTunes/Software/Services business made up $4.397 billion of its total $57.59 billion in quarterly revenue, representing 19% growth year-over-year. During that quarter, Apple paid out $2 billion to developers, a record amount...



Some golden rules for young app developers

The world has entered the mobile age, and the app industry is booming. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. However, few mobile app developers are armed with the facts. Every app is just one drop in the vast ocean of the app store. If you want to stand out and have a chance of building a...



The mobile web is still all about the apps

86% of US consumers’ time on iOS and Android devices is spent using apps. The mobile browser only accounts for 14% of their time now. A year ago, 80% of time was spent in apps, and 20% was in the mobile browser. The new research is by...



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