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Mobile phone, as I say, would be one of the best benefits for living in the modern age. We all know that it is like an electronic pet chain that grounds us somehow, and that the other side of the coin has always been out there. But, none of these ever make any difference that it is a life necessity. If you happen to have left it at home whilst [...]

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Today is the one year anniversary of Europe’s version of the Amazon AppStore, and to celebrate the occasion, Amazon is offering roughly $40 worth of apps and games for absolutely free – today only. The offer applies to users in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan. The featured apps include World of Goo, Angry Birds (ad-free), SwiftKey, Paper Camera and many more. So happy birthday to [...]

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An email apparently sent by speech-recognition software developer, Nuance, to its developers may confirm that iOS 7 will be released on 10 September. According to The Verge, ‘a developer named Owen Williams received an email indicating that iOS 7 would be released to the general public on the 10th, giving non-developers their first peek at the controversial operating system. The email comes from Nuance, which works closely enough with Apple [...]

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Two years is a long time to wait between getting a new phone and that’s why the carriers have come forward with programs like Verizon EDGE and T-Mobile Jump to expedite the process. Even so, you might prefer to go straight to the source to get your new phone while getting rid of your old phone at the same time. But how does that all work? Rumored to go nationwide [...]

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   In Part 1 of this series, we had a look at how the underlying protocols of the Web work, and how we can use JavaScript to estimate their performance characteristics. In this second part, we’ll look at DNS, IPv6 and the new W3C specification for the NavigationTiming API. DNS Explained Every device attached to the Internet is identified by a numeric address known as an IP address. The two [...]

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   In digital culture, we are beginning to think of our output as products and of our clients as users. “Products” might be websites, apps or communities, and they might be created by startups, agencies or a couple of people at a hackathon. This shift mainly means that we have gotten serious about asking how to better serve users, which reflects a significant change in the designer’s skill set. Designers [...]

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   A viral app is the highest achievement on iTunes and Google Play. It’s an app that customers eagerly share across the Internet, through social networks, email, chat and word of mouth. It’s like rocket fuel, and it is the best case scenario for an app developer because word of mouth is far more powerful than any paid advertising. Ad clutter is everywhere, and people just ignore it. No one [...]

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There are loads of job titles in our industry. The opinion on their usefulness range from harmful (i.e. leads to “not my job” syndrome) to vital (i.e. people change companies sometimes and need common language). Since they are out there and we use them, there should be some consistency to their definition. Perhaps we can get closer to nailing that down. Let’s light this fire, shall we? This is all [...]

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Ownership of Android smartphones in the US will remain at its current level of around 34% of the population while iPhone usage rises and eventually passes that mark, according to The Guardian, which based its report on a study by the research firm Yankee Group. Despite growing Android shipments worldwide, the group predicted that the US is already at ‘peak Android’ and penetration will not increase. It reasoned that Android [...]

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Apple will launch a second-generation iPad mini with a Retina display sometime before the end of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the WSJ, the high-resolution display will be made by Samsung. Apple usually updates its iOS devices in September or October, in time for the Christmas shopping season. ‘The size of the new tablet will likely be the same as the current 7.9-inch model, which [...]

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