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10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Last year, Google unveiled its design vision for the future. Called Material Design, it incorporates bold colors, flat elements, and informative animations to create a fresh user interface for the modern age. Material Design made its major debut with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop in the fall, …

A true smart home: Logitech’s Harmony API could change the game

We’ve seen so many “smart gadgets” as part of the Internet of things movement, but most of them have worked as dedicated ecosystems and haven’t been …

Anatomy of a hit game: Monument Valley creators share downloads, sales and other data

Ustwo Games, the developer behind the hit Monument Valley, has just given some insight on how well the game is doing in the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore and the iOS App Store. Monument Valley made our list as one of the best designed games of 2014, as well as Google’s list of 102 most popular …

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How to shoot RAW or .DNG pictures on your Nexus 6 or Nexus 5

<b>Google</b> introduced support for some neat photography tricks with the new <b>Camera</b> API shown off with <b>Android 5.0 Lollipop</b>. This has allowed developers to …

Samsung announces new cooking and recipe app for Galaxy Tablets

Samsung has announced a new cooking application for its Galaxy Tablets that will help home kitchen chefs learn new recipes. The application updates …

Ekin Labs’ Hi WiFi app brings sophisticated security to your home

Ekin Labs has just announced an innovative home security system called <b>Hi WiFi</b>, which can connect to existing WiFi networks in your home and keep a …

15 best Material Design apps for Android

We first wrote this article back in 2014. We wanted to help people find Material Design apps back when there really weren’t that many. These days, Material Design is everywhere. Most popular apps use it in one form or another. Thus, we have redone the list to show some of the best examples of …

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How to Monetize Your App: Banner Ads Vs Native Ads vs In-App Purchases

The iOS App Store, and the subsequent rush of mobile development that followed its creation, has been around since 2008. It can no longer be said that this is a brand new space. Mobile app development has already taken on a known and familiar pace and a common set of rules for what makes a …

Why Startups Should Only Hire Senior Developers (Hint: Life's Too Short)

Sometimes, there just isn’t time to learn on the job.<p>At least, that’s the attitude of one startup cofounder and CTO, Smartling’s Andrey Akselrod, who has been selective at building out his international team of developers. At his $250 million (last funding round valuation) New York-based startup, …

Google Releases Free Developer-Oriented Guidebook "The Secrets To App Success On Google Play"

Have you felt the draw to get into app development, but didn't really know how to get started? Google wants to make things a little easier with a …

42 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (10/22/14 - 11/5/14)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 Expense IQ - Expense Manager<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 Inbox by Gmail<br>• 2.2 Google Fit<br>• 2.3 djay 2<br>• 2.4 PCMark for Android Benchmark<br>• 2.5 …

How To Create The Ideal LinkedIn Profile

As almost 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn, it’s imperative to put your best foot forward there.<p>But the amount of space the site offers can be intimidating. Is it helpful or just too much information fill out every single section, including Test Scores, Courses and Volunteering? What if you mention a …

4 app monetization strategies for free apps

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Localytics.</i><p>There are over a million apps currently in the App Store, and an overwhelming majority of them are free. What does this mean for your app monetization plan? Going after revenue with a paid app can be a risky endeavor — you’re betting that users will be …

Here’s How Samsung Spent Billions Of Dollars To Destroy Apple With Attack Ads

Its Apple-mocking ads are funny, clever, and timely — creating a humorous caricature of the people using Apple products.<p>It's hard to quantify exactly how much of these ads have helped Samsung in sales. But there's no question it's turned Samsung into a powerful brand that's now one of the biggest …

All about your phone's developer options

There's more there than USB debugging<p>Hidden in the settings on your phone, (really, they are hidden by default) are settings used for debugging and …

15 best platformer games for Android

Platform games are one of the oldest genres in all of video games and it’s also one of the most popular. In fact, the Mario franchise is among the most successful franchises of all time in any genre. Thankfully, the controls translate fairly well to mobile. Thus, there are some decent mobile …

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The next big ad-tech disruption: Not RTB … and maybe not even Google or Facebook

Nanigans CEO Ric Calvillo talks to a lot of ad-tech analysts. Every time he asks them what the biggest disruption in the advertising technology space is, they say RTB, or real-time bidding.<p>But that’s actually much smaller than another, much bigger phenomenon, one that potentially threatens the …

The In-Memory Revolution: Why Smart Companies Will Gain Huge Competitive Advantage

I’m going to be blunt. When it comes to business analytics strategy these days, Big Data is hogging the spotlight.<p>This isn’t to imply that Big Data technologies aren’t important—in fact, we’ve only scratched the surface of their enormous potential. My point is that business and technology leaders …

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Internet Users' Privacy

On Friday the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the privacy of Internet users in Canada. In the judgment that was published they made it clear with a unanimous 8-0 ruling that anonymity was to be protected and law enforcement required a search warrant in order to gather information about a …

Will The Success Of Ebook Subscription Services Be Good For Publishers, Authors And Readers?

New services like Oyster, Scribd and others that allow readers who pay a fixed monthly fee to read all they can have started to gain wide acceptance among publishers and readers, but are they good for everyone involved?<p>It’s an issue that has been hotly debated in the publishing world — mostly at …

With 60M members using its brain-training app, Lumosity finally launches on Android

Lumosity has more than 60 million members using its brain-training app. So, the company is finally launching an app on Android.<p>“We’re excited to launch our Android app, which will allow us to reach more users and provide them with a convenient and fun way to train with Lumosity from anywhere at any …

The World Startup Report Releases ‘The Internet Hall Of Fame” With Data From 50 Countries

Last March, TechCrunch covered one of the World Startup Report‘s first releases. Now the organization is back with an ambitious project that gathers insight from 150 companies in 50 countries with the idea of guiding aspiring entrepreneurs in different markets.<p>The World Startup Report, which was …

Getting introductions to investors: the ranking algorithm

My friend Ed Zimmerman wrote a terrific post for his WSJ blog, “Help Me Help You”, on soliciting him (and others like him) for investor introductions.<p>I wanted to add to Ed’s post and observe that not all introductions are created equal. The source of the introduction matters a lot. As a result, …

This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team), Brailsford was asked to …

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is <i>which social media sites a business or individual should be on.</i><p>If you read this …

20 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog

We all make mistakes, it’s just that some are bigger than others.<p>When it comes to online mistakes on the social web, they are amplified. This is …

Guess Who Doesn’t Care That You Went to Harvard?

The Latest on Hiring<p>Business Leaders Say Knowledge Trumps College Pedigree<p>Gallup<p>Sorry, Ivy League-educated dilettantes: While that framed degree may look mighty fine on your wall, most business leaders aren’t particularly keen on your academic credentials when hiring, at least according to a new …

What the Demise of the Cookie Means for Content Marketers — The Content Strategist

Cookies have played a crucial role in content marketing, having been accepted as a standard method of tracking user behavior and obtaining …