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iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Missing in action: why doesn't Google help consumers find their lost Android phones?

Users are left to fend for themselves on the world's biggest smartphone platform<p>Google is respected for its prowess in the cloud. Android phones that connect up to Google's services enjoy a wide array of features — from email to apps to notes — that offer seamless sync between the web and your …

Apple reportedly boots Samsung from chip development

It’s been rumored for a while now that Apple’s been planning on moving away from Samsung for chipset manufacturing, and will instead make a deal with …

Samsung launches GALAXY S 4 TV ads showcasing features

Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 is quickly approaching, and it’s expected to launch at the beginning of next month, with pre-orders starting later this month. …

GE Is Freeing Up 'Thousands' of Patents to Fuel Your Imagination

Today, at an event in New York, GE announced that it will open up "thousands" of patents from its library of some 20,000 to inventors using Quirky's …

Apple pays $10M to license Palm, other patents

Apple may once have called Palm's patents essentially worthless, but it doesn't seem to think that anymore.<p>The company reportedly spent 1 billion yen, or $10 million, to license patents from Access Co., a Japanese company that makes software for mobile devices, set-top boxes, and other products. …

Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Yahoo already powers the Weather and Stocks app in iOS, but it seems they don’t want to stop there. It’s reported that the Sunnyvale-based company is …

Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products

<b>Update:</b> Apple appears to have removed the job listing, but we grabbed a screenshot above and below.<p>We know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year. …

Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus

Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus. The move comes in tandem with Dropbox’s new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and other identity providers.<p>Dropbox for Business will replace the old name, reflecting the company’s change in …

Office for iOS reportedly pushed to late 2014

Microsoft appears to be holding off on introducing its Office for iOS and Android versions. <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft has decided to introduce its mobile Office variants later than originally planned. <i>The Verge</i> originally revealed Office for iOS in November, with an expected …

HTC One for AT&T: the best Android phone yet?

The best-looking Android phone gets an LTE network to match<p>HTC's flagship smartphone for 2013, the One, really impressed us when we reviewed the international version last month. Its stellar design, speedy performance, and absolutely incredible display overshadowed some of the complaints we had …

Facebook Home Breaks The Fourth Wall Of Mobile Design

Facebook Home sets itself apart from Android and Apple by taking full advantage of a layered UI. It’s about time.<p>Inside Apple, Jony Ive is pushing designers to rethink iOS, the software that runs on the iPhone and iPad. Apple’s new direction? Like Microsoft, which has distanced itself from …

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Kevin V. Wong — uxrave: UX Archive: A new mobile app pattern...

UX Archive: A new mobile app pattern library that focuses on showing user flows for common tasks (like sign up, searching, sharing).

UX Sketching And Wireframing Templates For Mobile Projects

2 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Apps Are Over: Frog Design's Scott Jenson Want to Overthrow the Desktop Paradigm

Apps, as we know them, are over. This thing of having the home screen of your device littered with hundreds of little icons that you have to download, organize, search and prune is kinda insane, eh?<p>So, apps are over, but it’s going to take a while. But the writing is on the wall. Or at least the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 available in the UK, only in Samsung Experience Store for now

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available in the UK, but only at the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City in London, for the moment. That’s just for now, since Samsung’s press release says the other retail channels will be used to sell the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean tablet.<p>There’s …

Facebook Home is beautiful, but what if your friends aren't?

A constant stream of friends' bad (and irrelevant) photos could turn your next phone into a minefield<p>Facebook Home, a lock screen and launcher replacement for Android, looks <i>very</i> good. In fact, maybe it looks too good.<p>In the social network’s promo trailer for Home, you first witness a woman picking …

The Friday Debate: Is Facebook Home a good thing?

Image: Evan Forester/Flickr<p><i>We are all mobile geeks here at Android Authority. We love everything with a power button. We like to comment on the latest news and endlessly argue over which phone is better. On the Friday Debate, we pick a hot issue and proceed to discuss it. Join us!</i><p>Facebook has now …

Samsung Galaxy S4 shipments topping early estimates, says analyst

The Galaxy S4 is just weeks away from launching and, according to analyst <i>Mark Newman</i>, has surpassed early shipment estimates. Samsung is shipping an estimated 10 million units per month in order to meet the massive demand. Potential supply issues in March had Newman originally project a smaller …

HTC First running modified Android to give ‘best possible Facebook Home experience’

The HTC First is the first device to feature Facebook Home and will be running a modified version of Android. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and director of product Adam Mosseri say they wanted to give “the best possible Facebook Home experience” on the HTC First. This involved modifying Android to …

Is Microsoft planning its own Google Glass competitor?

Earlier this week, it was reported that Baidu would be following in Google Glass’ footsteps with the Baidu Eye. While the story turned out to largely be an April Fool’s joke, analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets believes that Microsoft is working on their own Glasses competitor.<p>According …

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Android Fragmentation Means Nearly Half of Android Phones Can’t Run Facebook Home

- Apr 5, 2013<p>The fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run Facebook’s new “Home” …

Apple Devices Will Outsell Windows Devices In 2013 For The First Time Ever

For the past few decades, Microsoft has absolutely dominated Apple when it comes to the number of Microsoft devices sold versus Apple devices, but 2013 will be the year that everything changes.<p>A report from Gartner claims that Microsoft’s reign is coming to an end, as 2013 will be the first year …

You’re Not Supposed To Want Facebook Home…Yet

Making you feel comfortable didn’t get Facebook to a billion users. It had to push your limits of “open and connectedness”. That’s why so many of its product launches are initially met with outrage, or apprehension. But Zuck is convinced the amount we share will double each year. So if you don’t …

Apple Close to Signing ‘iRadio’ Deal With 2 Record Labels

- Apr 5, 2013<p>CNET is reporting that Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored ‘iRadio’ music …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …