December 17, 2012

The Top iOS Apps of 2012

Which was the top grossing iOS app of 2012? According to Apple it was Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North. The company has posted its annual rundown of the mobile development industry’s top apps for Apple devices. Here are some highlights: Top Free iPhone Apps: YouTube, Instagram, Draw Something

Gifts Return to the App Store

When Apple first released iOS 6, the update lacked a noteworthy feature from iOS 5: the ability to give apps as gifts. Now, just in time for the holidays, Apple has added gifting back in to the mobile operating system. Any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user can now buy

When Encryption Gets in the Way of Data Availability

Encryption is our primary tool for providing data confidentiality, an essential requirement for many Cloud Computing applications. However, as I discussed in the previous blog post, encryption is not a perfect approach. But why stop there? Let’s take another pot shot. Data availability is not generally on the list of