Google I/O is to software developers as Burning Man is to free spirits. Like its twin sister, Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), it is four days of pep rally, serious questions and answers, press releases, demos, knowledge transfer, and catching up with old and new friends.
Purists hated the idea of slicing precious analog sound waves into bits, on philosophical if not auditory grounds. Owners of cassettes and vinyl were justifiably bummed to have to buy everything all over again.
Before the cellphone age, non-emergency workers did not customarily carry around beepers in case of emergency unless they were drug dealers. Now, any slight variation or interference in one's life-pattern can qualify as emergency, proof of the need for the almighty e-slab.
Forget about the iTV, iWatch or a bigger or cheaper iPhone. What Apple needs more than anything else right now isn't a new device -- it's software.
While brands and marketers are (rightly) concerned with ensuring their apps are downloaded, it really is only the start of the battle. More attention needs to be placed on the question, "has my brand created an immersive, compelling experience that adds real value for my customers?"
As broadband continues to evolve, our economy and marketplace will continue to evolve with more products and services than we've ever seen before.
The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...
There's nothing wrong with a little paranoia when it comes to keeping data on your smartphone safe. Thankfully, an award-winning mobile security software will keep you safe from unnecessary headaches.
I certainly desired the latest iPhone, but the thought of transferring all my data and then mastering a new device seemed overwhelming. Did I really need that iPhone?
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Facebook held another big annoucement event today, this time for their Android make-over they're calling "Facebook H...
In some ways, it's a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes.
Design devices in such a way as to not only showcase key additions, and quickly convey their upsides. Also build them so as to minimize the amount of hassle required to quickly dive in and enjoy these options.
Today we're proud to release our updated version of HuffPost for Android. Many of you use the app frequently for the latest in news, politics, entertainment, and technology, so we decided to make it more stable, more media-friendly and above all: faster.
The game, played on an Android phone, uses augmented reality and GPS data, which enable players to see, on their screens, the invisible portals and other virtual structures and artifacts "overlaid" on our real world.
I think I was right all along, and that hardware peripherals will indeed play a big role in how the iPod descendants known as smartphones will replace computers.
This year, instead of an arrow, Cupid is armed with an assortment of apps that can help soothe the sighs of parted lovers. Here are a few options that might just be the next best thing to being there in person.