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Mobile game revenues will grow 16.5% in 2015, to more than $3B

February 26th, 2015 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

According to new figures from eMarketer, US mobile game revenues—including both downloads and in-app purchases—will grow 16.5% this year to reach $3.04 billion.  

Apple’s new Swift programming language taking off with American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

February 16th, 2015 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Interest in Apple’s new Swift programming language is rapidly accelerating, with iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo reporting favorable impressions. NOTE: For those wanting to enter the fast moving world of mobile technology, starting April 6th, DaVinci Coders will be teaching a mobile apps course using Apple’s new Swift programming language.

How Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

February 12th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

According to a photo that has gone viral on social media in China, there are app manipulation farms, a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially inflated.

3D scanner app for iPad can do full-body 3D models

February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Itseez3D a mobile scanning software maker, has released an update to its 3D scanner app that can accommodate full-body 3D models.  itSeez3D now allows the iPad to create realistic full-body models from 3D scans using Occipital’s Structure Sensor ($379), a snap-on hardware device.  Before the update, the app was only capable of scanning the head and shoulders.  

The Apple App Store makes more money than Hollywood box office

January 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has long been the cash cow of entertainment in the U.S., but now Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store.

New iPhone app helps blind with sight on demand

January 26th, 2015 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

By Developing systems to identify the tangibles in life come to her naturally, from how to stock her canned goods to labeling her music collection so she can listen to which ever genre strikes her, Karen Koch Rasmussen can navigate life just fine without sight. 

How iPhone health gadgets could change healthcare

January 21st, 2015 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Apple released it’s new Health app in late 2014, and many iphone users are still unsure of how the new platform works.

Where to Start Coding for Beginners

January 4th, 2015 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Instructor Darby Frey teaching a beginner-level workshop at DaVinci Coders Computer science is a booming industry in the US — and it pays extremely well. There’s always demand for sharp, talented engineers, which is why learning how to code can seem like an attractive option. But, as is the case with any new skill, it can […]

Iowa is Creating the Digital Drivers License for Smart Phones

December 16th, 2014 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Iowa residents may become the first in the U.S. to use a smartphone mobile app as their driver’s license. The Iowa Department of Transportation wants to let drivers keep an electronic version of a license on an app, in addition (or in lieu of) the traditional plastic one you’d keep in a wallet.

Turn Your Skin into a Touch Screen

December 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

A paris-based design company is looking to take the wearable devices trend to the next level with the visualization of ‘cicret‘, a bracelet that projects the screen of your smartphone directly onto your wrist. currently in the prototype phase, the wristband remotely hooks up to a mobile device and emits the interface onto the wearer’s […]

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