Well, just last week I returned from one of our first Application Development Labs (AppLab) devoted to development on the Intel Platform on Windows* 8 for touch, sensor, and HTML5. The event took place in Los Angeles (LA) California in the United States.
Last week at the Intel® Developer Forum held April 10-11, 2013 in Beijing, China, Ultrabooks™ were in the spotlight as new experiences based on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family were announced:
Depending on who you talk to, touch (touch-based apps, touch screens, touch-based OS’s, etc.) is either the Second Coming incarnate or the downfall of technology as we know it. Love it or hate it, touch tech is definitely here to stay, and is becoming more ubiquitous all the time.
A recent survey conducted by the Game Developers Conference of more than 2500 North American game developers who attended the popular conference in 2012 or plan to attend in 2013 offered some intriguing insights on development practices:
This week, Facebook rolled out Graph Search, a new feature within the social networking site that will enable users to make new kinds of content connections based on information they’ve already input into the site as a whole. Graph Search is not only going to change how end users utilize Facebook, but it’s also potentially a game changer for developers and the process of app development.
What is Facebook Search Graph?
What an amazing week it’s been for Intel at CES 2013 in Las Vegas! From an Ultrabook™ tree (yes, you read that right) to new smartphone announcements to tablet innovations, there’s certainly been a lot going on. In this article, we’re going to take a quick retrospective look at just a few of the fun new innovations we saw from Intel in Las Vegas this week.
A tree of Ultrabooks
If you’re looking for a device that integrates the computing power of an Ultrabook™ but offers the mobility of a tablet, then you’ll want to check out one of the new Ultrabook convertible devices. One such device is the Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook™ Convertible, a solid machine that gives users the ability to quickly switch from the standard laptop to a sophisticated tablet in seconds with zero interference or interruptions. These Ultrabook convertible devices are powerful Windows*8 machines with user-friendly functionality.
Apple released this week their numbers for user downloads from the Apple Store since its grand opening in 2008, and to put it mildly, they are astonishing:
- There have been a total of 40 billion iOS app downloads since Apple launched the store in 2008
- In 2012 alone, there were almost 20 billion downloads
- According to Apple, developers have been made over $7 billion dollars via the Apple Store