Thumbs up! Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 19

The biggest mobile conference in Arizona is returning September 19 for its fourth year, bringing developers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to share their visions for the future of mobility. “All of the founders of the mobile meetup have been in the mobile space for over a decade now. We wanted to make sure we could … Read more

4K and beyond – the best picture you've ever seen – CES 2015

At this year’s CES, 4K TVs are back in the spotlight and for a positive reason: 4K is going mainstream. With companies introducing their version of 4K TVs on the show floor this year, we can expect 4K TVs to be one of the hottest buys this year. 4K TVs, also known as 4K UHD … Read more

ICE BlackBox app turns smartphones into a secure surveillance camera

Suspicious activity, domestic abuse, animal abuse, bullying and other illegal activities can now be captured on this new crime-fighting app. This app allows the user to stream real-time video to secure servers where it is saved and cannot be deleted by a perpetrator against the user’s will. The new ICE BlackBox app was developed by CEO … Read more

Google's Android Auto OS talks to your car and Android TV to rival Apple, Amazon & Roku

Google held their annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today in which they unveiled a plethora of updates to its Android mobile operating system (OS) and the announcement of Android Auto and Android TV. Android Auto Android Auto is the newest, innovative platform coming out of Google and it promises to revolutionize a … Read more

The Art of Selfie- The Global Phenomenon

Remember the days when ‘self-portrait’ was the only way to describe a photo taken of oneself? Now ‘selfie’ has taken over the reins. Along with popular hashtags like #ootd (outfit of the day), #wiwt (what I wore today) and #tbt (throwback thursdays), we can often see heaps of selfies on social media apps like Instagram … Read more

Smaato to release IQzone's Postitial software to over 70,000 developers worldwide

As more companies try to capture customers through their mobile phones using banner, pop-up and video ads, one Scottsdale-based company, IQzone, has technology that can identify when a user leaves an app and automatically displays a large-format advertisement. Through their patent-pending product Postitial, Android developers and publishers can work in synergy to embed the smart … Read more

Ducotrax Simplifies Inventory Management With An App

Ducotrax has developed a new mobile application to support their inventory management and software business. Since the last time we checked in with the business, they were helping small- to medium-sized businesses track their inventory data through a real-time cloud system. Now, Ducotrax has updated their system, increased their profits, optimized their SEO, and developed … Read more

Tucson Resident Develops A Social Network For Parents

While Facebook may try to be everything to everyone in the world of digital social networking, some people have found it and similar services to be lacking when it comes to networking that does not strictly involve connecting two individuals. Tucson resident Gerry Gutt and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reza Raji are now addressing what they … Read more

Students Vie For Scholarships At The Avnet Tech Games – AZ Tech Beat

The Eighth Annual Avnet Tech Games takes place on Saturday, April 13th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. At this year’s Tech Games, more than 185 students from Arizona’s community colleges and universities will compete for scholarship money and tackle projects faced by employees from other leading … Read more

Apple Vs Google-An In-Depth Look At Switching From An iPhone to Android-OpEd

Does the Nexus 4 Android really kick ass? Is it really better than the iPhone5? Contributing author Angelo Coppola gives readers an in-depth, OpEd about his transition of leaving Cupertino for Google-with all of the pros, cons and expectations to go with it. Will you agree? Join in the discussion. Read on…

Need a Mobile App? Try These Companies…

Need a mobile app? With smart phones taking over the technology scene mobile app development is growing rapidly. Many businesses are now relying on mobile apps to market their companies. Arizona has several mobile app companies that design, develop, and market mobile apps and are putting our state on the map. Here are two examples … Read more

ASU Graduate Student Develops Top Selling Android Texting App

Back in 2011, Aaron Packer (a Phoenix native) began dabbling in mobile app development simply as a hobby. However, after completing and polishing up a new app ready for the Android market, Tablet Talk, quickly turned his once hobby into a full time job. Tablet Talk is a SMS text messaging application for Android tablets … Read more

Tappforce Builds Mobile Applications for Some of The World's Largest Brands

The mobile market is exploding in popularity. In some parts of the world, mobile internet usage has already overtaken standard desktop access. Whenever you leave your house, you’ll likely see most people around you with their eyes transfixed by their smartphone — checking email, composing a tweet, or using an app. In fact, it’s the … Read more

Will Microsoft's New Surface Tablet Suffer the Fate of Zune?

Microsoft fans have a lot to be excited about. By this year’s holiday season, Microsoft will unveil a flurry of exciting new products which will include Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and an unexpected new surprise: Microsoft’s own tablet dubbed the Surface. Taking its queue from Apple’s incredible success with the iPad, Microsoft has decided … Read more

Kickstarter Helps Pebble, Smart-Watch for iPhones & Androids Raise over $10M

Heard of Kickstarter.com? Kickstarter is a place where anyone can launch a creative project to raise funding by pre-selling the product to the public and using the funds to actually build the product after the sales. You fill out the “start your project” application through their website and attach a video and project description. Unlike … Read more