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How to earn from Chinese gamers and not only

1 year, 1 month ago
Let's say you are a domestic developer of mobile game who decided to let out the child in domestic market or abroad. Of course, except localization, search of the pablishera-partner (in a case with China) and relationship with a hundred-ramie, you have to think over also monetizatsionny policy of the product. Popularity popularity, but a main objective of any business – to get profit. So, how to earn from mobile players from the different countries?

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The InterApp device steals passwords, contacts and a photo from smartphones and does not leave marks

1 year, 2 months ago
The Tel-Avivsky startup of Rayzone Group executing orders for defense of Israel released the small InterApp device capable at the same time to crack one hundred smartphones on Android and iOS and to receive logins and passwords from social networks, e-mail, DropBox, the photo from gallery, the contact list and data on a geolocation. The main condition — the included WiFi.

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Application interface for the InterApp device

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The Moscow City Court refused to prohibit smiles with same-sex families in iPhone

1 year, 2 months ago
The deputy Vitaly Milonov declared that the iOS 8.3 operating system has to be on sale together with lashes, and the lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov decided to receive from Apple about one million rubles for the fact that his son accidentally saw smiles with the image of nonconventional families. The Moscow City Court refused to recognize gay propaganda similar images in the smartphone and rejected the claim.

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Plans of Roskomnadzor: blocking of prilozheniiya of iOS/Android, censorship of issue of searchers

1 year, 2 months ago
Yesterday representatives of Roskomnadzor held a meeting with owners and online platforms. Officials reported about two new measures of regulation of the Internet.

First, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov suggested to create the working group on blocking of applications in AppStore and Google Play shops with the pirated and other prohibited content.

Other working group will develop methods of regulation of issue of searchers. Owners want that search engines cleaned or lowered in issue the websites with pirated content which stand on the first lines in issue now. The producer Alexander Akopov declared that nevertheless it is time for "Yandex" to begin dialog with owners, "and if they do not want — it is necessary to do legislative initiatives".

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Since February 26 the Mailbox service which once purchased Dropbox is closed

1 year, 2 months ago
For those who did not use: Mailbox is an e-mail client for iOS, Android, OSX, Windows. It was integrated only with Gmail.

The main difference from normal mail klent — use of the principle of 'Inbox Zero' which turns the entering folder into the list of affairs and assumes to aim at holding it empty.

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Mobile application allows to glance to the world of radio signals

1 year, 2 months ago
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The artist Richard Viygen [Richard Vijgen] created the mobile application for iOS showing abundance of radio waves which surround every second the city dweller. However, its application shows only radiation from Wi-Fi, towers of mobile communication and GPS satellites, and obtains data from base, but not in real time.

The Architecture of Radio project (architecture of radio) is interactive art installation, than the useful tool rather. As the application uses the public database, it "will not see" your svezheustanovlenny router. Public bases contain information on 7 million towers of cellular communication, 19 million routers of Wi-fi and hundreds of satellites.

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Doctors do not know what to do with data from fitness trackers of patients

1 year, 2 months ago
The last several years the mode on a healthy lifestyle forces people to consider calories, to monitor activity, to go to halls, to employ personal trainers. Vendors of different fitness trackers and other wearable devices promote this trend and earn from it.

According to the research Gartner, in 2015 68,1 million fitness trackers will be sold, and in 2016 their number will grow to 91,3 million.

In Qualcomm consider that the new wave of wearable fitness gadgets will send given directly to doctors. It is real and now, a problem in another: what doctors with these data will do?

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Automation of service of Fathers Frost

1 year, 3 months ago
It is difficult to check work of employees if they are far from a bossy look. Delay, additions, fantastic justifications — only small part of what the head should face. On the example of the Delivery service of New Year's gifts we will show how our service helps to get rid of a problem of management of traveling personnel.


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Firefox and iOS — unless it is compatible? It turned out that yes

1 year, 3 months ago
All problem long since was that the manual of Apple wanted to see browsers in iOS with a number of restrictions on the engine (the browser engine — Webkit, rendering — UIWebView). Firefox never did browsers on Webkit, but inconvenience was also that Apple used faster Nitro engine. In 2013 for this reason the manual Mozilla was not going to release the browser in iOS. From the iOS 8 version of the politician it was a little mitigated — third-party developers are allowed to Nitro. All last year we received messages on development of Firefox for iOS. 2 months ago it appeared in AppStore shop for New Zealand. Now the test period passed, and Firefox for iOS version not less than 8.2 is available to installations worldwide.

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Secrets of success of the Chinese App Stores

1 year, 4 months ago
For the Russian-speaking user the Chinese app stores are associated most often with piracy and an opportunity for nothing to receive paid applications. Actually it far not so. You, of course, are surprised, but in the Chinese stor of legal content – about 90%! Sounds it is unreal? By no means.

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As there were Chinese app stores

Perhaps, the main reason of emergence Chinese a hundred-ditch and the engine of their growth is an unavailability of products of Google which in 2010 transferred the local office to Hong Kong because of quarrel with the Chinese authorities concerning freedom of speech. To come into Play Market without VPN it was impossible, and phones on Android (which still in Celestial Empire it is more, than with the iOS OS) needed updates, thus, demand generated the sentence which poured out in tens of local app stores. Second factor: 95% of the population of China do not speak English and therefore it is much easier for them to look for applications in stor from 100% the Chinese interface and downloading of applications from the Chinese servers happens much quicker. The third reason is a convenience of payments to the Chinese user: the Chinese stor offer many alternative payment methods, and not just cash cards.

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