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UX Design Top 10 Articles For The Past Month

<b>User Experience</b> design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability and accessibility of the user interface.<p>Achieving a …

The 4 Key Principles of Modern Product Design

<i>By Trevor Sumner</i><p>Great products today are defined by great design, especially in the age of social media, where what consumers say about you matters as much as your direct marketing plan.<p>Having led multiple product teams, advised numerous startups and most recently served as the CTO of an online …

Microsoft closing Skype office in London, laying off employees

Microsoft plans to close Skype's London office and lay off just over half of the nearly 400 people employed there, according to the <i>Financial Times</i> and <i>ZDNet</i>. Microsoft confirmed the layoffs to an extent, telling the <i>Times</i> that it has "made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially …

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

When making prototypes of a product, we often found that there are a large number of duplicate parts on the same page. Although these elements can be …

Google links Project Fi-approved WiFi hotspots to Nexus phones

The WiFi Assistant feature from Google's Project Fi wireless network turned out to be one of Nicole's favorite parts of the service, and now more people will have access to it. Google announced today that it's bringing the ability to "automatically and securely connect" to over a million hotspots …

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Viber now lets you remotely delete messages you've sent by mistake

How many times have you sent a message to someone and immediately regretted it? Whether it’s in the heat of an argument or just an embarrassing typo, Viber‘s latest update will make it all okay.<p>The messaging service is now letting you delete messages on the recipient’s phone after you’ve sent them, …

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WhatsApp and Viber rival Jio Chat launched in 8 countries; available on Android and iOS for free

Reliance Jio just launched its cross-platform mobile messaging application, Jio Chat, in 8 countries.<p>There has been a great demand for data-based …

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Wink, wink: Viber takes on Snapchat with new ephemeral messaging app

Viber has just issued an update to its popular messaging and voice-calling app of the same name, thereby bringing more improvements to the app and, …

Bangladesh Unblocks Facebook After 21 Days; WhatsApp, Viber Restrictions Stay

Bangladesh unblocked social networking site Facebook in the county after a gap of 21 days, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana …

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Google plots WhatsApp rival with artificial intelligence features

Google is building a new mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence know-how and so-called chatbot technology to try to catch …

WhatsApp tests video calling in private beta

After learning that Google could be building a new messaging app to better compete with rival services like Facebook Messenger, the Facebook-owned …

2016 Could See Google Challenge WhatsApp With Chat Bots

When history looks back at the evolution of messaging apps like WhatsApp, it’ll point to our present time as when the definition of “messaging” changed. WhatsApp used it to connect people with other people. Now Google , which tried to buy WhatsApp early last year before Facebook swooped in and …

Brazil's WhatsApp Ban Reveals A Big, Scary Problem For Everyone

Any smartphone user -- regardless of nationality -- should be very worried about this.<p>A judge dealt a serious blow to Brazil's most popular app on Wednesday night, closing access to 93 million people who rely on WhatsApp to communicate with one another.<p>WhatsApp reportedly failed to provide …

Leaked screenshots suggest WhatsApp could add video calling

Macerkopf.de claims that the screenshots are from an unreleased version of the software — 2.12.16.2 — but it is unclear if they are legitimate. Business Insider has reached out to WhatsApp to confirm their authenticity.<p>WhatsApp recently added voice calling over the internet, and so the addition of …