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This startup's connected outlets can make your smart home even smarter

As I walk into my master bedroom, a bedside table lamp turns on. Five minutes after I exit it turns off. The same thing happens downstairs when I …

Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

11 bit studios is known for its Anomaly series of Tower Offense RTS war games. This War of Mine shows an utterly different side of war: its brutal effects on the innocent citizens of a city under siege. It's a survival sim where you are looking after a building full of refugees, sick and scared, …

Mark Hamill

Check Out These Upcoming Mobile Games With Beautiful Design

<i>Monument Valley, Leo’s Fortune,</i> <i>Machinarium, Alto’s Adventure,</i> and the list goes on. These titles all have one thing in common: beautiful design. In …

If Square Enix Designed Star Wars

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix is taking on yet another major media franchise for its line of "Play Arts" figures. Square Enix and Lucasfilm have revealed new Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtrooper <i>Star Wars</i> figures designed by the Japanese game publisher. They look quite epic, I must say.<p>As …

Lego

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 …

Apps

USB Chargers w/ Prime shipping: Vinsic dual-port $7, Photive 6-port $27, Omaker 3-port $9

Taotribe via Amazon has the Vinsic 4.8A 24W Dual USB Car Charger <b></b>for $9.95 Prime shipped. When you enter the code: <b>7GJXRYP9</b> at checkout, the total drops to <b>$6.95 Prime shipped.</b> That’s $18 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. This charger has a unique design with a ring of LED indicator …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s (AAPL) CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the …

10 Smartphone & Tablet Mobile Apps for Prototyping

Digital prototyping is a popular activity for creating simple interface mockups. The UI design process starts with an idea which is then fleshed out …

25 Ways to Promote Your Mobile Apps & Games for $0 Budget in 2016

We are spending weeks and months in designing and developing unique mobile applications. We know it takes much time to create mobile applications …

Marketing

Three Things CIOs Must Know About Mobile Apps

In today's rapidly evolving mobile arena, it's critical for CIOs to avoid common pitfalls and embrace best practices.

Apps

Google introduces age-based rating system for apps

Google just introduced a few changes to the Play Store that should lead to a better user experience. The biggest news is the addition of a team of reviewers that will manually approve every app before it’s published to the Play Store. But there’s an important user-facing change as well: age-based …

Apps

Amazon Web Services is building an SDK for the Go programming language

Amazon Web Services has built a lot of credibility among developers over the years by providing more and more tools to speed up application development on its public cloud. Today Amazon announced its latest initiative in that vein — a plan to release a software development kit (SDK) for a growing …

Cloud Computing

PHP, Once The Web's Favorite Programming Language, Is On The Wane

When I started learning PHP earlier this month, I excitedly shared my new goal with my editors, my colleagues, and my friends.<p>The response from anyone tech-savvy was always the same: “Why?”<p>PHP—which once stood for Personal Home Page, suggesting its roots in building simple yet customized …

World of Warcraft loses 800k subscribers — down to 6.8 million total, its lowest since 2006

The World of Warcraft bleeding continues, but the upcoming expansion should act as a temporary tourniquet.<p>Publisher Activision Blizzard announced that its long-running, popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game is down to just 6.8 million subscribers. That’s down 800,000 from 7.6 …

Hearthstone and Diablo III push Activision Blizzard to bigger digital revenues

Hearthstone is starting to rack up the digital sales for game publisher Activision Blizzard.<p>The company reported the results of the second quarter of its calendar year, which represents the three months ending June 30. In that period, the company generated $481 million in digital online revenue …

Diablo 3 tops PC charts with 20 million copies sold

PC juggernaut <i>Diablo 3</i> has sold over 20 million copies since its 2012 launch, according to a press release expounded upon in Activision Blizzard's second quarter earnings call today. That number includes expansion and digital sales, and is accurate as of June 30, 2014.<p>The figure makes it the No. 1 …

5 lessons from MobileBeat: Move beyond mobile tactics, invest in the experience first

After two jam-packed days of panel sessions at the recent MobileBeat conference, featuring brand executives in the retail, CPG and travel sectors, my head (and my notebook) are flowing with mobile marketing insights and lessons.<p>Here are five of the most compelling insights that resonated from the …

20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook

1. TMI Parents<p>2. Marketing<p>3. Vaguebooking<p>4. Unsolicited Check-Ins<p>5. The Humblebrag<p>6. Vanity<p>7. Song Lyrics<p>8. Political Rants<p>9. The Twitter Sync<p>10. …