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Mozilla developing push notification system for Firefox

February 3rd, 2012

Mozilla is developing a push notification system for the company’s Firefox Web browser. The system will allow users to receive notifications from any website, even if the site is not open in a tab or window. The system will also be able to relay push notifications to mobile devices. Mozilla is seemingly looking to close …

How Apple stole notifications from Android and beat them with iOS 5

June 13th, 2011

If you haven’t seen the pattern before, well, you just haven’t been looking — Apple might not be the first with a feature all of the time, but the company almost always has the last laugh. Remember what happened with copy and paste? It’s almost unimaginable to think that the iPhone didn’t have this feature …

Apple’s iOS 5 notifications are great, but webOS is still better

June 8th, 2011

When Apple finally added cut, copy and paste support to iOS, it made the long and painful wait its customers endured completely worthwhile. Apple’s implementation was so much better than competing platforms, it really wasn’t even in the same league. The UI was fantastic and the operation was both intuitive and precise. This is what …

Twitter for BlackBerry updated with push notifications, more

April 13th, 2011

Research In Motion has announced a new version of Twitter for BlackBerry that includes a number of noteworthy enhancements. Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 is officially out of beta and offers the ability to tweet your location using the “Add location to tweet” option. The app also includes push notifications for @mentions, and will auto-complete …

Developer shows off iOS notifications that don’t suck [video]

February 28th, 2011

Simply put, Apple’s iOS notification system is horrible. Terrible. In fact, in our opinion it’s the worst smartphone notification system on the planet. We’ve written as much in the past on numerous occasions, and we’ll continue to harp on the issue until Apple fixes the problem. Of course many iOS users share our opinion, and …

Samsung unveils Wave 578, its newest Bada phone

February 15th, 2011

Samsung unveiled its new Wave 578 smartphone at Mobile World Congress on Monday, and the entry-level handset is the latest to feature the cell phone maker’s proprietary Bada mobile operating system. Beyond building smartphones that run Google’s Android OS and Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform, Samsung also maintains its own operating system called “Bada.” …

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 app limit for push notifications

December 8th, 2010

Earlier this week, reports emerged surrounding an odd limitation recently discovered on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform. Though interpretations varied, the gist was that Windows Phone 7 handset can only have 15 apps using push notifications at any given time. There was a bit of confusion surrounding the reports, however — does the limitation …

Beezz becomes first Window Phone 7 Twitter client with push notification support

December 3rd, 2010

Beezz, an emerging Twitter client for the Windows Phone 7 OS, will soon become the first Twitter app to support push notifications on Microsoft’s new mobile platform. In a major update, Beezz will add two highly anticipated new features: Live Tile support — the app’s home screen icon will display information that updates automatically in …

WP7 developers complain of missing payments, broken reporting tools

November 29th, 2010

Microsoft is making good progress in its efforts to woo developers to the new Windows Phone 7 platform, but we hope the company is equally devoted to keeping devs on board once they arrive. As the Redmond giant struggles to become a leader once again in the mobile space, developers and the apps they build …