Developing Mobile Web Apps: When, Why, and How

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With the evolution of responsive design it is my personal belief that it is best to stick with agnostic design & development instead of targeting a specific device. This is a great post from the TopTal.com blog demonstrating the choices to be made while planning for a mobile initiative. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet, 5.1 billion of whom own a cell phone (source). And today, an ever-growing percentage of these devices are smartphones. According to a recent Pew Research Center Study, the number of users accessing the Internet on their smartphones has more than doubled in the past … Read More

The cult of productivity, and the obsession with ‘getting things done’

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Organizing, parceling and simplifying life are at the heart of one of the biggest trends in tech culture. And it shows no signs of stopping Francesco D’Alessio struggled with even basic chores. He was forgetful and had trouble keeping up with his schoolwork. After failing a year at his high school in the UK when he was 16, D’Alessio began looking for answers. Some tech blogs suggested a book by David Allen called “Getting Things Done” (or GTD for short). In it, the productivity consultant discusses processes he developed to help high-powered executives manage the barrage of information coming at … Read More

More malware found on third party app stores

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As Google Play tightens their security measures on mobile apps, hackers are moving to third party app stores Fake apps imitating popular apps were found on the Windows Phone Store earlier this week. Now a new batch of infected Android apps imitating the real deal have been found on unofficial third-party Android app stores. The new malicious adware, dubbed Kemoge, reported Wednesday by security researchers at FireEye, also disguises itself as popular applications. The apps trick the user into installing them through in-app ads and ads promoting the download links via websites. The legitimate appearing apps aggressively display unwanted advertisements which seem annoying, … Read More

More than half of Google searches now come from mobile

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The common phrase “Just Google it” has always been indicative of our dependence on search engines, though we never think about how frequently those searches occur The common phrase “Just Google it” has always been indicative of our dependence on search engines, though we never think about how frequently those searches occur. Amit Singhal, senior vice president of Google Search, put things into perspective on Thursday atRe/code‘s Code/Mobile conference when he said Google gets over 100 billion searches a month. Additionally, more than half of those searches are coming from mobile devices. That doesn’t include devices with screens bigger than … Read More

Facebook ‘Reactions’ test lets you express many more feelings than just ‘like’

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The social network leader will venture beyond the thumbs-up with a test starting Friday for residents of Ireland and Spain Facebook users, prepare to express yourselves Starting Friday, the world’s largest social network will begin a test in which people get a much fuller range of responses than just the iconic thumbs-up “like.” The feature, dubbed Reactions, will offer icons to express love, laughter, happiness, shock, sadness and anger, a company representative said Thursday. To add a reaction, testers on mobile devices will long-press the “like” button while PC users will hover over it. An array of options will then … Read More

Google Maps now available on Apple Watch

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Maps update adds Apple Watch compatibility, estimated times of arrival for various transportation and other features Google Maps has found its way from the iPhone to Apple Watch, thanks to an update to Google’s iOS map app released Tuesday. Apple Watch compatibility was added to version 4.11.0 of the tech giant’s iOS Maps app, offering owners of Apple’s smartwatch the opportunity to look up directions from their wrists. The update also adds estimated times of arrival for trips made by bike, car, public transit and walking, as well as the ability to call businesses and get directions from a list … Read More