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November at Cubic Softlab - launching a Christmas fair website and an online coffee shop

November at Cubic Softlab - launching a Christmas fair website and an online coffee shop

At Cubic Softlab, as the year 2017 is drawing to a close, we are also in a rush to finish a many project as we can in November, dedicating December for our multi-year projects and house cleaning activities.
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'Phreaking' or frequency hacking is coming back from the grave

'Phreaking' or frequency hacking is coming back from the grave

Last week, NY Times published an article - 'It’s Possible to Hack a Phone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show' - that since gained a lot of attention and a lot of echoes in other media outlets. It’s not just about smartphones, as the title might suggest; but any system incorporating a particular class of sensors (an accelerometer, in this case) allows under certain conditions a knowledgeable person to influence, control or disable the device that incorporates it.
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Lost your iPhone? Siri can 'gossip' about you even if your phone is locked

Lost your iPhone? Siri can 'gossip' about you even if your phone is locked

Apple has taken repeatedly a strong stance on privacy protection, especially when it comes to their flagship product, the iPhone. While, undoubtedly, a lot of effort has gone into making it more secure, a lot still hinges on how conscious is the user of the dangers posed by some combinations of enabled settings on the iPhone.
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Perceived creativity, mobile apps and ROI: 5 ideas worth knowing

Perceived creativity, mobile apps and ROI: 5 ideas worth knowing

For a number of years now, Adobe conducts a global survey to capture how people view creativity, it’s role in the their lives, it role in the business environment, etc. The most recent report - Adobe State of: Create 2016 - was published at the beginning of October and has many interesting findings businesses would do well to think about.
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Mobile speed advantage: twice the revenue and way ahead the competition

Mobile speed advantage: twice the revenue and way ahead the competition

Even those that haven’t watched the movie Zootopia, the iconic scene depicted above is probably resonating with some of our own experiences with systems that seem to thrive on delay. Time isn’t, of course, money, but it is still a very precious commodity for most of us to be squandered uselessly.
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What if you could boost sales by 60-70% with minimal costs overnight?

What if you could boost sales by 60-70% with minimal costs overnight?

Just imagine it for a second: your business (whatever it may be) is working. Along comes an email claiming that there a simple way to boost your business by 71% with minimal costs. Spam or stroke of genius? Surprisingly, it turns out there is at least one case where the claim is true!
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Mobile device sensors: the biggest advantage and the biggest privacy threat

Mobile device sensors: the biggest advantage and the biggest privacy threat

Mobile devices are often presented as a miniaturized desktop or laptop computers. The next step of the evolution. Why? Because a mobile phone or tablet - in addition to everything your desktop of laptop has - is also packed with sensors provide a lot of inputs a clever developer can use to create new services or products.
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Method to this madness: what people share on social networks and why?

Method to this madness: what people share on social networks and why?

How do you make people hear you out about something everyone knows is boring and would rather avoid? One answer is to create content that goes viral and is repeatedly shared.
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Mobile first: the assumption that mobile computers are the future

Mobile first: the assumption that mobile computers are the future

The image above announces Mobile First 2015 - a conference dedicated to mobile IT best practices, hands-on training in technical labs and networking that will take place June 9-12, this year in San Francisco. Its whole raison d’etre is grounded on this concept you may have heard: mobile first. But what does it mean? Why is it important?
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