iOS kicks Android’s ass at HTML5 gaming

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Spaceport.io, the maker of a cross-platform development tool kit for games, decided to conduct a study pitting iOS against Android to see which platform HTML5 games perform better on. It did so by determining how many images their respective browsers can move across the screen while maintaining at least 30 fps. The test dates back…

Facebook sets out to make the mobile web suck less

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How kind of Facebook. The social networking giant reached out to developers recently inquiring what it can do to help the mobile web thrive in ways that it has not been able to yet. Facebook found that the three biggest challenges developers face when creating web apps are app discovery, browser fragmentation, and mobile payments.…

Telefónica, Mozilla team-up to create web-based phone architecture

Telefónica, Mozilla team-up to create web-based phone architecture

After launching its mobile app store, Mozilla is taking another step forward to grow its mobile operations. They’ve teamed-up with Spanish Telefónica to create a phone architecture that relies entirely on web technologies, with the entire device capabilities developed using HTML5 and executed via the Firefox web browser. As part of this scheme, the two…

Google optimizes Flight Search for Android, iOS

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Google added Flight Search to its list of services optimized for the mobile web. Android and iOS users can access Flight Search – which Google launched last September – as a desktop-exclusive search feature the mobile version may be a much more convenient way to identify flight schedules while traveling. Just like on a computer,…

JetBlue launches new iPhone app, revamps its mobile website

JetBlue launches new iPhone app, revamps its mobile website

JetBlue Airways updated its iPhone app, making it even easier for its customers to book flights, check-in and check their flight status. Moreover, there are other extras like virtual postcards, using which customers can share their travel experiences with friends and family or post to their “favorite social network” (guess this means Facebook and Twitter).…

Staples unveils tablet website, launches Android app

Staples unveils tablet website, launches Android app

After the iPhone app, Staples is going for the Android community and folks with tablets (whether it’s an Android-based one or the iPad). To that end, the company launched a native app for smartphones running Google’s mobile platform and a tablet-optimized website. First the smartphone app. As you can imagine, it puts Staples inventory at…

LightSquared accuses government of rigging GPS results

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LightSquared is fighting for the life of its network after a recent report suggests its LTE network will interfere with GPS devices. The company countered this report with accusations that the testing was not only flawed, but rigged to fail. The scathing accusations were made Wednesday at a press conference. LightSquared claims the Positioning, Navigation, and…

Virgin Mobile starts throttling smartphone users March 23

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Virgin Mobile announced that it will start throttling its smartphone customers that use the most data per month beginning March 23. Throttling, in case you aren’t familiar with the word (by now, you probably are), means Virgin Mobile will slow down your Internet speeds to avoid overcrowding its network. Indeed, Virgin Mobile claims the change is…

Google+ brings What’s Hot stream to mobile web app

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Google updated its mobile web app for Google+ with a couple of new features. The first is the addition of the “What’s Hot” stream, which aggregates the most popular public posts on Google+ at any given time. The second is the ability to see specifically who +1′d a post, rather than just the +1 count…

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