Ben Sassoon

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Brow.si wants to make mobile websites behave like native apps

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Publishers these days have a choice when it comes to mobile: design for the mobile browser, or go the app route. Apps tend to …

PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T

American fans of giant smartphones haven't lately had the giant selection of devices to match, but AT&T can at last offer a little diversity: the LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale at the carrier's online and retail stores. For $200 on contract or $550 contract-free, US residents can get a 5.5-inch …

Facebook Home's immediate future: buddy lists, an app dock, folders and more

Facebook Home and the <i>First</i> phone to ship with it on board were revealed just over a month ago, and in the time since, the Home team has been hard at work improving the platform. Today at Facebook HQ we got to check in with Cory Ondrejka, Director of Mobile Engineering and Adam Mosseri, Director of …

Actually, Snapchat Photos Are Just As Deleted As Any Other File You Trash

Though Snapchat has been picked on, picked apart, and blown up in the media, the technical aspects of the service are still somewhat mysterious to the average user. A new research report from a company called Decipher Forensics is looking to shed a little light on how the service “deletes” photos …

Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1

Canalys is back with its latest worldwide estimates of mobile device shipments, and while the analyst group has a divisive way of combining figures, there's plenty of insight to discover in its breakdown of the smartphone and tablet realms. First off, Canalys reports that Android accounted for 75.6 …

3D gun blueprints downloaded 100,000 times, US gov orders take down

Build a 3D firearm, the blueprints which have been downloaded 100,000 times in two days, and the U.S. federal government comes knocking.<p>At least …

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Mozilla offering free phones in hopes of bolstering Firefox OS app development

Attention HTML5 virtuosos: Mozilla is thirsty for your talents. So much, in fact, that the outfit is baiting developers with a free smartphone in the hopes they'll return the favor with fresh Firefox OS apps. In order to qualify for a device, you'll need to submit a proposal to Mozilla outlining …

Facebook for Android adds stickers, new layout for business pages (update: and 'ongoing notification')

Facebook updated its Android app today, with a flurry of new features. The cutesy / creepy stickers that recently hit its messenger platform are now a part of its core application, along with the ability to delete unwanted comments from posts. The highlight of this new software push is a redesigned …

Google IO: top 5 moments

Google IO 2013 has come and gone, leaving us tantalized with technologies to come. After covering the show at San Francisco's Moscone Center, we've …

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Campaigners' anger at the mobile phone for 4 year olds

A new phone for four year olds has been criticised by childcare campaigners as a scheme that puts profit before children’s welfare.<p>The phone does not allow access to text messaging or the internet, removing risks associated with mobile phones, and, the makers say, makes it easy for parents to stay …