At last! A decent antivirus for Mac

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Macs suffer from less virus/malware attacks than Windows, not because they’re better, but because they’re fewer. This fact allowed Mac users to live without antivirus software, so far so good. Granted, macOS has had some sort of protection mechanism for years now, it’s called System Integrity Protection, it does some of the functions that antivirus…

Xamarin or Cordova, why?

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It has become a tradition on this blog to compare things, so let’s keep traditions and compare Xamarin and Cordova. I’m not going to compare them technically, because they’re different. However, they both are meant to build mobile apps, so they both deliver the same end result, just different internally. So why bother with one…

At last, Magic Leap came out of the closet … sort of …

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Engineering is about sacrifice: You gain something, and you lose some So … at last Magic Leap presented to the world their prototype. Background Magic Leap it’s a startup that has raised up until today: 2.3 billion USD. That’s two thousand and three hundred MILLIONS dollars, let that sink. Since its inception (around two years…

Business pushed Kotlin to the forefront, not code supremacy

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Technical people: any person dedicated to any subject, with an specific and in deep knowledge of that subject. Human beings tend to see the world as they are, and technical people rationalizes their world around their knowledge. For any decision in life, whether it impacts us directly or not, we’ll try to rationalize it according…

How AI & AR play together

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Lately AI (Artificial Intelligence) is everywhere, is the latest trend and is in vogue. That said, while AI appears to be a fad, it is not, as with AR, this tech is here to stay. When Android first came out, Google pioneered the use of AI in mobile devices with the app Google Goggles, way…

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How to verify iTunes App Store descriptions in different languages

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During our latest release of Terra Icons™, we wanted to see how the app description is being displayed in different languages. I’m not talking about the language within the app, I’m talking about the language (English, French, Italian, etc.) displayed to describe the app on the iTunes App store. We found this very helpful post…

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Amazon’s AR/VR vision

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It all started with the acquisition of Twitch for the cheap change of close to 1$ billion. Twitch is this platform on which people go to see other people play video games. If that sounds weird to you, just translate it in today’s term: sports channel. Because in sports, players play games. Might not seem…

ARKit or ARCore? None or both!

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To compare between similar products is a natural and healthy thing to do. Except when is not 😛 We have done our share by comparing AR SDKs before, guilty as charged! However, this time things are different for the simple fact that both ARKit & ARCore are specific tech for each company, respectively Apple and…

Apple officialized AR, now what?

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Last month Apple finally came out of the closet and showed ARKit (officialized), their vision/version of how AR should be. From the get go, Apple’s ARKit is -technologically- nothing new. ARKit comes from their acquisition of Metaio. As a matter of fact, considering the previous acquisition, ARKit is a downgrade from what Metaio offered. Of…

Rushing to AR

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Two weeks ago Facebook rushed to publish two new AR features: Frame Studio & Camera effects. As always, any expansion on AR is a good thing. That said, Mr. Zuckerberg himself said -during the introduction- that those features will take time to be deployed, they just wanted to show the roadmap of the possible evolution…