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ARKit and Core ML: An Overview Of The New Apple Frameworks

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              At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC; 5-9 June), Apple announced two new frameworks – an augmented reality (AR) developer kit named ARKit, and a machine learning API called Core ML. The frameworks will be among the key features of iOS 11 (the third beta was released earlier this month) – the latest version of… Read More »

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App Entrepreneur Hussain Fakhruddin Talks About His Role As A Coach At Teksmobile

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              (This post was originally published as a press release over here)   In a recent exclusive interview, noted app evangelist Hussain Fakhruddin – the CEO of Teksmobile (Australia| India| Sweden| USA) – reflected on his role as a coach and a motivator for his colleagues over the years. The startup recently completed 11 years of… Read More »

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Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo: How Well Does Apple’s New Connected Speaker Stack Up?

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              The smart home speaker market is no longer a straight shootout between Amazon Echo and Google Home. At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made its rather-delayed entry into the the domain of connected speakers – by announcing the multi-featured Apple HomePod (it will hit the markets in December). Given that more than 100… Read More »

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Drones In Agriculture: 15 Key Facts & Trends

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                  The popularity of drone technology is soaring higher every quarter. The total number of drones produced this year is expected to reach 3 million – marking a ~40% YoY increase over 2016. Revenues from the usage of drones is climbing rapidly too, and according to a recent Gartner report, will go beyond $11… Read More »

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Artificial Intelligence 3.0: 13 Things To Know About Deep Learning

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                  Amazon, Google, Netflix, Facebook, MIT researchers – the lineup of ‘Deep Learning’ (DL) users is expanding every quarter. The yearly market revenue from deep learning software for enterprise applications is expected to go beyond the $10.5 billion mark by 2024 – up from the sub-$110 million figure in 2015. As per a recent… Read More »

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[Guest Post] 5+ Best Mobile Apps to Help Students Study Better & Learn Faster

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              (This post has been contributed by Catherine, content developer at SmileTutor)   In today’s scenario, we all are so much addicted of smartphones, our phone is always in our hands. If your phone is full of important and necessary apps, then this will help you out everywhere. If you are student, then you must have… Read More »

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Thinking Beyond Mobile Apps: Are Bots The New Apps?

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                  Bots are already big, and they are growing bigger. In 2016, the total investments on chatbots showed a ~230% YoY increase over the previous year. In comparison, spending on mobile applications grew by a relatively measly 65% during the same time-frame – adding substance to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s much-talked-about comment about ‘bots… Read More »

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iOS 11 Is Coming: What’s New?

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                  Another year, another new version of iOS. At the recently concluded Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC ’17), Apple showcased the first beta of iOS 11 – the latest iteration of the platform. The first impressions of the platform have been mostly positive, with many experts hailing iOS 11 as the ‘biggest update ever‘. With… Read More »

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Top 12 Tips to Choose The Best Chatbot Platform

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                 The importance of chatbots in the field of business is rising at a rapid pace. A recent TechEmergence study estimated that, over the next few years, bots will emerge as the single largest category of artificial intelligence-based applications. In 2016 alone, well over 30000 new branded chatbots were launched – and by the… Read More »

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Smart Agriculture: 13 Trends To Watch Out For

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                 In 2006, there were 6.6 billion people in the world. Cut to 2050, and this global population figure will move beyond the 9.5 billion mark. A United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) report predicted that the overall volume of food production worldwide will have to increase by nearly 70% in 2050 –… Read More »

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The Other Side Of Chatbots: Risks & Disadvantages

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                  Round-the-clock ‘availability’ is one of the most important prerequisites of modern-day businesses, according to nearly 52% people (as reported in a recent research). This requirement can be best fulfilled by artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots, that can simulate human conversations, and serve as the first point of interaction between organizations and customers. Apart from… Read More »

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Bring Your Own Risk: Top 12 Risks Of BYOD Policy

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                 The ‘Bring-Your-Own-Device’ (or, BYOD) policy is increasingly being implemented in workplaces around the globe. A recent report showed that nearly 3 out of every 4 businesses worldwide either already practise BYOD policies, or have plans to implement it in the foreseeable future. Considering the many benefits of BYOD (productivity enhancement, lower costs, better… Read More »

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Artificial Intelligence Is Growing: 14 Key Trends

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                  Last month, Google Deepmind’s AlphaGo (a computer program with advanced artificial intelligence) blanked Ke Jie – the world’s top-ranked Go player – in a three-match series. While the 3-0 win was definitely an upset – it wasn’t the biggest surprise though, since AlphaGo had already defeated Lee Sedol in 2016. According to experts,… Read More »

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WWDC 2017: A Look At The Likely Announcements

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               It’s that time of the year again. The 28th edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on 5 June – and the expected announcements at the event by Tim Cook and his team has already generated considerable buzz among tech enthusiasts worldwide. This year, the WWDC will be organized at the McEnery… Read More »

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Android Go Set To Arrive: 12 Things To Know

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                  The response to ‘Android One’ – Google’s ambitious project for reaching out to users in emerging markets (the so-called ‘next five billion’) – has been mixed at best. Launched in September 2014, the project notched a disappointing sales figure of of ~3 million over the first twelve months, across 19 countries. In a… Read More »

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Top 12 Drone Industry Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

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                 2016 was a big year for drone technology. On average, sales of drone units grew by an amazing 60% – with nearly 2.3 million drones being shipped overall. The momentum of growth is set to grow stronger over the next few years – and Gartner has predicted that the worldwide drone market will… Read More »

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Optimizing Chatbots: 14 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Them

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                 Among the emerging technologies in the news at present, chatbots are easily one of the hottest. At a recent survey, it was found that nearly 8 out of every 10 businesses across the world have plans to start using chatbots by the end of this decade – with these bots already put to… Read More »

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A Roundup Of The 13 Biggest Announcements At Google I/O 2017

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                 In 2016, the total volume of Android app and game downloads was well over 81 billion. At the recently concluded 10th Google I/O developer conference (17-19 May, at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California), it was officially announced that the Android platform currently has more than 2 billion monthly active users. This year’s… Read More »

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Rise Of The Chatbots

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                 Imagine being able to ask a chatbot questions around-the-clock in as many as 13 different languages. Sounds pretty impressive, right? Well, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, in collaboration with Facebook’s Messenger platform, offers precisely this service – and it is a classic example of the proliferation of advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots in… Read More »

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The Different Phases Of App Development Lifecycle: An Overview

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              This year, the total number of app downloads has been projected to hover around the 197 billion mark. If you feel that is a remarkable figure, sample this: in 2021, nearly 353 billion smartphone applications will be downloaded (a jump of almost 80%). The worldwide revenues generated by the mobile app industry is also expected… Read More »

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Jailbreaking Your iPhone: To Do Or Not To Do?

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                 There is a lot of buzz about TeamPangu working on a stable Pangu10 jailbreak tool for devices upgraded to iOS 10.2.1. The Yalu jailbreak tool – launched by Luca Todesco – is also currently available for download. While the announcements of these tools have met with a fair share of eagerness among iPhone/iPad users… Read More »

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Smart Lighting Solutions – Trends To Watch Out For

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                 Smart lighting is easily one of the fastest growing sectors in the field of Internet of Things. According to analysts, this sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 22% over the next 7-8 years, making the value of the smart light market zoom up to $48 billion by 2020,… Read More »

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Top 20 Technologies To Watch Out For In 2017

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                 The tech sector is easily the fastest evolving business domain at present. In a US survey conducted earlier this year (by PwC), nearly 46% of all CEOs of tech companies stated that they had ventured into at least one new industry in the last three years. What’s more, 78% of the respondents expressed… Read More »

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Are You Familiar With These 9 API Testing Tools?

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              Among the many concerns of API providers, the biggest is related to API quality and performance (as highlighted in a previous post). In a API security webinar conducted by SmartBear and Axway, 56% of the attendees mentioned that security is a ‘very important’ feature in APIs. Rather strangely, only around 12% of the same group… Read More »

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Mobile App Developers Worldwide: Key Stats & Figures

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                 According to a recent worldwide survey, nearly 46% of all professional software developers are into making mobile applications. The global community of app developers has been expanding at a rapid clip over the last five years or so, and currently stands at just a shade under 8.9 million worldwide. Practically every country has… Read More »

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Why Is Apple’s iPad Struggling?

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                 In 2016 Q1, the iPad accounted for nearly 22% of the total tablet shipments worldwide. Samsung, with less than 15% market share, was a fairly distant second. However, the picture is not rosy at all, when sales figures in absolute terms are considered. In the last quarter, Apple shipped approximately 9.9 million units… Read More »

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Apple WWDC 2016: Top 14 Announcements At The Keynote

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                 It’s over. While this year’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will continue till the 17th of June in San Francisco (Moscone West), the keynote is done and dusted – and we have plenty to talk about the latest ‘new’ stuff from Apple. Many software experts and mobile app developers have dubbed WWDC 2016… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – The Recipe For Making Highly Addictive Mobile Games

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              For a couple of days last week, the internet connection at our office was – let’s put it this way – rather shaky. Things were slow, and whenever the net was taking one of its (frustratingly frequent!) breathers, most of our in-house developers and testers got busy with their phones – catching up with the… Read More »

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How Can You Correctly Validate Your App Idea?

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              It is no longer as easy to hit on a good app idea as it was even 3-4 years ago. Both iTunes as well as Google Play Store has literally hundreds of mobile apps belonging to the same category/genre – and it is nothing short of a challenge to think up a concept that is… Read More »

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Xcode 7 for iOS App Developers: What’s New?

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                 Within a month of its release, the latest iteration of Apple’s integrated development environment – Xcode 7 – has received the thumbs-up from mobile software and app developers worldwide. Last week, Xcode 7.1 was made available (after 6 beta releases), with extended support for tvOS. In what follows, we will highlight some of… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – The Journey From An Idea To An App

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              At times, you just know that you have chanced upon a good app idea. And then, all goes to waste – because you spend too much time procrastinating on how it can actually be transformed into a mobile application (or whether doing so would be even possible). The notion of learning the basics of iOS/Android… Read More »

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Are You Aware Of These New SpriteKit Features In iOS 8?

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              When the iOS 8 platform was launched by Apple, the SpriteKit framework received quite a few new features – geared to make the tool more developer-friendly. In what follows, some of these new SpriteKit features have been listed.   Released with iOS 7, SpriteKit has fast become the preferred mobile game development tool for many… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – How NOT To Use Mobile Apps?

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              Let’s start off this week’s AppBoard Tuesday (ABT) with a rather remarkable statistic. Last year, on average, 1 out of every 5 downloaded mobile apps were opened only once within the first six months by users. Feel that this is a pretty damning evidence in favor of the fact that most apps are viewed as… Read More »

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iOS App Submission Guidelines: A 16-Point Checklist

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              Every quarter, a significant percentage of the total number of apps submitted at the Apple Store gets rejected. In what follows, we have highlighted some important points that would boost the chances of an app being approved.   Unlike at the Google Play Store, getting new apps approved at the Apple App Store can be… Read More »

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Mobile Trends & Figures 2015: From The Developers’ Perspective

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              Keeping track of the latest mobile trends and updates is absolutely essential for developers who wish to earn professional success. In today’s discussion, we have summarized the most noteworthy facts and figures from the domain of smart devices and app platforms from the first few months of this year.     A lot has been… Read More »

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Top Reasons Why Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Not Be An ‘iPhone 6-Killer’

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              The reviews of the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 have been mostly positive, and the sales have been highly impressive. However, it is not quite the ‘iPhone 6-killer’ that both Google and Samsung had hyped it to be.   Over the years, many smartphones have been hailed as ‘iPhone-killers’. The Samsung Galaxy S6, launched on… Read More »

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First Impressions Of Apple Watch: 15 Points Of Note

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              Apple Watch, arguably the most talked about smart device in recent times, started shipping from last Friday. We have here done a round-up of the opinions of users on some of the features of this eagerly anticipated smartwatch.     The biggest tech gadget release of the year is already upon us. Apple Watch, which… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday – Simple Tricks To Serve App Clients Better

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              “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company – from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton There probably has never been a truer thing spoken about the corporate world. Think of it this way – someone contacts your company for… Read More »

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Eclipse vs NetBeans – Which Is The Better IDE For Android App Development?

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              Eclipse is the go-to Java IDE for most coders working on Android applications. However, there are two other perfectly good alternatives to Eclipse available as well – NetBeans and Intellij Idea. We have here done a comparison study between Eclipse and NetBeans.   Most comparative analyses regarding the integrated development environments (IDEs) for Android developers… Read More »

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AppBoard Tuesday: Mobile App Designing – Do-s & Don’t-s

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              Brilliant app concepts count for very little if graphic designers botch up the interface of the application. If you browse through the 1.3 million+ apps at iTunes and Play Store, you will come across many applications which are difficult to even understand, let alone using them. A simple rule of thumb needs to be followed… Read More »

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Beach Magic At Manadarmani – The Destination For Our Latest Office Outing!

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              A Weekend To Remember Two days of pure, unadulterated fun – that’s what the entire Teks team was planning for, this weekend (5-6 April). We had animated discussions, frantic search for cool weekend destinations on the internet, and even a couple of heated arguments – before Mandarmani was zeroed in on. Those who were willing… Read More »