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Convincing your company (or client) to try Flutter

It has been a year since I published What’s Revolutionary about Flutter (it is still a good introduction). When I wrote that article, only a small …

Apps

Private health sector most vulnerable to data breaches – report

The private health and financial sectors suffered more data breaches than any other sector between April and June, with human error a major source of those breaches.<p>The quarterly notifiable data breaches report published by the Office of the Australia Information Commissioner (Oaic) on Tuesday …

Personal Information

Electronic stickers turn any item into an IoT sensor

Researchers have developed a new type of electronic sticker that can be placed onto a surface and later peeled off, opening the door for rapid …

Government shuts down website for doctors searching for treatment guidelines

<b>(CNN) —</b> After Monday, the website for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which provides access to guidelines for practicing medicine, will no longer be available to its users -- mostly doctors -- due to a lack of funding, according to an announcement posted on the site in April.<p>No stranger to …

Health Care

A Collection of 20 The Most Interesting Financial UI/UX Designs to Inspire Banking and Fintech

There are so many beautiful visualizations of banking interfaces on Dribble and Pinterest. Unfortunately, if you look closer, quite often they are …

UX Design

Two of the world's biggest brands are now Chinese

A new list of the world's most valuable brands is out, and China has claimed two of the top spots for the first time.<p>Alibabahas joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL).<p>Ranked at No. 9., Jack Ma's Alibaba has seen its …

Top 10

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

Its new DNS service promises to be faster, too.<p>If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Hips

Responding to user activity with the Activity Recognition API

Smartphones have become one of those essentials that we carry with us <i>everywhere</i>, so your typical mobile app is going to be used in all kinds of situations and locations.<p>The more your app knows about this changing context, the better it can adapt to suit the user’s <i>current</i> context. Whether your app …

​Try These Two Moves At Once For a Powerful Upper Body

Work your chest, back, arms, and abs in one fluid motion<p><i>Men’s Health</i> readers know all too well how much we love cables. From the pec fly to the lateral raise, there are endless ways to make the cables work to your advantage, building muscle while making it easy to change the weight.<p>But we’ve never …

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

It's betting that speech detection could save doctors valuable time.<p>Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that …

Google Voice

The battle for control of data could be just starting

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the world’s largest technology companies. …

A SQLite primer for Android app developers

Sometimes, you need to store more complex data in your app than just simple key/value pairs saved with a text file or Shared Preferences. Databases are ideal for storing complex data structures and are particularly suited to storing records, where each block of data stored uses the same fields, …

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but its upcoming Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are making an unprecedented debut -- for Bose anyway. The company is preselling prototypes by way of an …

CVS to offer next-day drug delivery

CVS hears the Amazon footsteps -- and the pharmacy giant is wasting no time trying to get ahead of any Jeff Bezos plan to disrupt the drug store business the way that he has the rest of retail.<p>CVS said Monday that it plans to offer next day delivery of prescription drugs nationwide in 2018. In some …

CVS Health

SimplyVital Health Is Using Blockchain To Revolutionize Healthcare

<b>Maybe the most comforting healthcare development of 2017.</b><p>It’s no secret that America has a complicated relationship with healthcare. And with all the uncertainty of 2017 looming large over 2018, it can feel like a subject you just want to avoid reading about altogether.<p>But one startup is out to …

Chipmaker Qualcomm Bets on Healthcare's Wireless Future

Imagine you're in a futuristic clinic, standing in front of a middle-aged man. One of his arms is outstretched while the other stays limp, giving him …

Patreon’s API unlocks rewards across the web for art funders

Patreon wants to colonize the internet with its perks for artist crowdfunding subscribers the same way Facebook login brought your social graph and profile to other sites.<p>Pay a monthly subscription to a content creator on Patreon and now it will earn you exclusive access to their patron-only …

Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

There’s little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to speak, he’s able to get away with it, too.<p>Last month, for example, Palihapitiya’s firm, Social …

SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI

You're reading SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, …

Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments

Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely.<p>The company was started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. He believes that his business promotes better fiscal responsibility …

The internet of things meets augmented reality as Evrythng partners with Zappar

Evrythng and Zappar are teaming up to blend augmented reality with the internet of things (IoT). How’s that for combining some popular buzzwords?<p>New York-based Evrythng has created a smart products platform that collects, manages, and applies real-time data to drive IoT applications, or everyday …

Augmented Reality

IBM has a new blockchain platform for banks

IBM has worked with a number of international banks including BBVA, Bank Danamon and National Australia Bank.

4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app

Once you have crafted a seamless mobile app, the next step is to create a landing page. This platform is where users will learn everything they need to know about what your app is, and what makes it so great.<p>The landing page should have a number of objectives prior to launching the app. As …

Selling

Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

We have featured the branding redesign from the kind of from 10Clouds on ABDZ. Let's now take a look at their actual work that involves UI/UX, Web …

Microsoft and Facebook's open AI ecosystem gains more support

Intel, IBM, Huawei, and more pledge allegiance to the ONNX framework.<p>Artificial intelligence has helped jump start everything from self-driving cars to soft robotics. As if that wasn't enough, it's also tearing down language barriers to bring the world closer together. But, at the same time, …

5 Suspension System Exercises to Try If You Want Rock Solid Abs

Give them a go during your next core workout<p>If you want to take bodyweight training to the next level, a suspension system is an excellent step. They are extremely portable, and they add instability, allowing you to leverage your bodyweight in new ways. Suspension system can also be used as …

You can now pick a preferred TV/speaker for media playback with the Google Home

Ever since the Google Home was first released last year, you could use voice commands to start media playback on a Chromecast-enabled TV or speaker. …

Google Home

Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way.<p>Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we …

Google launches Cloud Firestore, a new document database for app developers

Google today launched a new database service for Firebase, its platform for app developers. The new Firestore database complements the existing Firebase Realtime Database and indeed, there’s quite a bit of overlap between these two services.<p>As Firebase co-founder James Tamplin told me, the Realtime …