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The Rise of Android: From Obscurity to the Top

January 18, 2014 by Clara Morgan

Rise of Android

Eight years ago, hardly any one was aware of the operating system called Android. Today, more than half the globe is using Android in their smartphones or tablets. Android, the smartphone operating system, has traveled a beautiful journey from nowhere to the top, in less than eight years.[read more]

Twitter Introduces the Illustrated Tweet for Android Tablets

October 18, 2013 by Rowena Cormack

Twitter's new Android app

Last week Twitter revealed its first app that was designed specifically for Android tablets. The app features a new landscape view which fills the screen with Tweets, conversations, Trends, accounts to follow and more. One of the exciting new features of this app is the ability to send an illustrated tweet.[read more]

iOS vs Android

September 21, 2013 by Syed Noman Ali
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iOS vs. Android

When it comes to choosing a platform for your mobile apps, the line between Android and iOS blurs out rapidly. Some users say iOS works best for them, while some consider Android. Such debates make developers to excel equally in both the application platforms.[read more]

Vine Is Now Mainstream: App Arrives for Android

June 5, 2013 by Amie Marse

Since its release, Vine has performed well. As Stuart Dredge reports for the Guardian, Twitter has declared “that Vine has so far attracted 13m users on iPhone.” Vine has finally arrived on the Android.[read more]

Mobile Update Brings Top Tweets to Twitter Search

March 7, 2013 by

Image credit: laogooli

Twitter released another update for its iOS and Android apps that makes it easier and faster to find what you’re looking for. The update also ties in nicely with the recently released ability to view older tweets in search results.[read more]

10 Hot Apps for Your Android Handset

February 11, 2013 by Robert Espinosa
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So, you've got an Android device, and now are spoiled for choice when it comes to downloading interesting yet useful applications from more than 700,000 apps available on Google Play Store. Here is a list of my favorite apps, ones that always make me proud of my Android handset.[read more]

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The Apps Woes of BlackBerry

February 8, 2013 by Abhishek Chakravarti
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When the first BB10 devices were launched in the UK and Canada, the press release mentioned there would be literally thousands of apps in the new and improved BlackBerry World. Not many of us believe everything that a company spokesperson says in press releases, as we have often seen such claims fall short. So I too took the claims with a pinch of salt.[read more]

BlackBerry Z10: Rumored Specs and Features

January 31, 2013 by Nikhil P Naik

The success of Android and Apple phones has made the going tough for Research in Motion, manufacturer of the Blackberry phone. They have a lot of hopes pinned on the impending launch of their BB 10 Smartphones, and for this reason they have gone all out to ensure that this one will indeed catch the fancy of the public.[read more]

Tapping Into Other Markets with Social Media

June 2, 2012 by Andrew Malary

Social media is used by us for reach out and to communicate with our clients, co-workers, and even our competition. Social media can also be used to tap into other markets, thus expanding your clientele and brand recognition. Let’s face it; you’re in business to make money! Major companies such as Google’s Android and Apple pioneer in a variety of integrated technology, which tap into almost every market on the planet.[read more]

Social Media Round Up for February 3rd

February 3, 2012 by Maggie Fox

This week, we got our first look into Facebook’s financials with their historic IPO, saw a lot of action on Google+ hangouts, watched a video of Steve Jobs being mocked in an ad for an Android tablet and learned of a partnership between Foursquare and American Express that will save us some money on Pizza Hut pizza for Super Bowl XLVI.[read more]

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Smartphone Apps – Your Brand in Their Pockets

November 3, 2011 by Alex Smith

It’s no secret that smartphone applications are now a massively used commodity, with more and more brands and their respective online PR or social media agencies beginning to see the value in creating apps and the different use cases for their business. The ability for brands to create a more direct impression on smartphone users and...[read more]

Top 5 Reasons Why Google Bought Motorola

August 15, 2011 by Mac Ocampo
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"According to Google CEO Larry Page, the Motorola acquisition will “supercharge the Android ecosystem.” Among the 39 manufacturers that use the Android OS, Google thinks Motorola is the best company to enhance and improve the Android platform."[read more]

Putting Personal Choice into Enterprise IT

April 10, 2011 by Michael Fauscette

Both the bottom up employee grassroots efforts and the new top down CIO policy shift signal a change for IT in a much broader sense. Web 2.0 taught us that software and tech tools can be simple, elegant and mask complexity while increasing productivity and functionality. The IT shop of the future is one that continues to effectively manage risk and security but also empowers employees by enabling personal choice that will increase productivity and satisfaction.[read more]

Confirmed: Adobe Flash for the iPhone for 2009

February 4, 2009 by Freddie Laker

Adobe demoed Flash 10 runtime for mobile back at Adobe Max 2008 on the Android platform, the Windows mobile and the Symbian platform. During the keynote, I remember that Kevin Lynch mentioned that Adobe has been working on Flash for the iPhone without much Apple support … The ongoing debate over Flash on the iPhone appears to be...[read more]

Google: Does it have to be all FUD all the time?

November 5, 2007 by Mitch Ratcliffe

I suggest we review recent Google news and wonder: Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Mobile Devices: In which Google and “a broad alliance of leading technology and wireless companies today joined forces to announce the development of Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices.”...[read more]

 
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