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Why App Store video previews can be bad for mobile marketing

When Apple first released iOS 8 back in September, the mobile world was quick to embrace its new features. One of the most exciting changes for app marketers was the ability to demonstrate their app through a video preview. For many app marketers, particularly in the gaming industry, presenting …

AMD takes aim at the notebook market with new 12-core processors

The sixth generation of the chip maker's processors will feature four processing cores and up to eight graphics cores.<p>TAIPEI -- Announced Wednesday at Computex, AMD's latest A-Series processors will come in 3 flavors and are designed for serious online streaming and gaming. The 3 variants come …

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How App Store optimization can harm indie developers

I followed the advice of an App Store optimization expert last year in an attempt to promote my iPhone app. Big mistake. It felt wrong at the time, and it did more harm than good. Now I’ve learned to trust my gut instincts instead.<p>Marketing gurus and snake oil salesmen have been selling search …

Google Cloud Platform Gets an Incident Reporting Dashboard

If you’re a developer using Google’s Cloud Platform, the company is introducing a new tool you’ll likely find handy. You can now view a Web dashboard to check status updated on Cloud Platform services.<p>Current service status is shown with a column of green indicators on the right side of the …

Tim Cook: Apple Watch will replace car keyfobs, reward exercise, filter messages

In an interview with the UK’s <i>Telegraph</i> newspaper, Tim Cook said that while people might see limited reasons to want an Apple Watch today, they will soon find lots of other uses for it. The interview took place during a London stop in Cook’s international tour.<p>This will be just like the iPhone: …

BlackBerry CEO thinks Apple should be legally required to bring iMessage to BlackBerry

<i>If you can’t beat ’em, tell the government to force ’em to let you beat ’em.</i> That’s the approach BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to take to mobile software development. Today Chen wrote in a blog post on the BlackBerry website that he believes the issue of net neutrality requires the government to …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

The brutal beating of a Hong Kong protester puts the city’s famed “rule of law” on trial

HONG KONG—The pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for more than two weeks have already raised serious questions about the strength of the city’s much-vaunted “rule of law,” and who Hong Kong’s police and governing officials truly serve: Communist party chiefs in Beijing, or Hong Kong …

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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Launches Next Month For $60 (video)

Microsoft has this week launched a new wireless mirroring cable, aptly named the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter which has been specifically …

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Uber vs. Lyft: The credit cards don't lie

It’s the tech world’s favorite soap opera. With corporate sabotage, elaborate poaching schemes, price wars, and smear campaigns, why wouldn’t it be? …

Apple announces special event for September 9th: ‘Wish we could say more’

Apple has just sent out press invites for its latest event, via The Loop, where the company is expected to announce the iPhone 6. The event is scheduled for 10 AM Pacific Time on September 9th. Atypically, Apple is holding the event at a new venue, the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

Russia wants Apple and SAP to prove that their software isn't used for spying

Russia has been extra-sensitive to technological threats to its government as of late, and that's clearer than ever in the wake of a new government proposal. Communication Minister Nikolai Nikiforov has suggested that Apple and SAP should hand over their source code to prove that it doesn't have …

Facebook Stock Hits All-Time High After Strong Earnings Report

<b>Updated July 23 at 5:53 p.m.</b><p>Facebook stock climbed to an all-time high as it once again sailed past Wall Street’s expectations in its second …

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Using 3D Printing and Design To Change the Way We Look at Disability

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer …