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The most important things Mark Zuckerberg just said in broken Chinese

Whether part of a bid to get Facebook unblocked or, as he professes, because he “wants to study Chinese culture,” founder Mark Zuckerberg awed the internet on Wednesday (Oct 22) with a 30-minute interview at Beijing’s Tsinghua University—in Mandarin. “Mark Zuckerberg nails a Q&A in Chinese like …

Mark Zuckerberg

You can find clues for how the iWatch will work in these Steve Jobs-era Apple wearables

Apple is widely reported to be working on some sort of wearable gadget, which could possibly debut as soon as this fall. Many people think the device—or devices—will compete with some of the fitness bands and smartwatches that have hit the market in recent years. But no substantial details have …

Wearable Tech

Harnessing Vector Awesomeness in Sketch

Vector shapes are Sketch’s flagship feature. Learn how to master them.<p>If you’ve opened this article, I’m assuming you have a basic understanding of …

Flurry uncovers Xiaomi's core customer

Mobile researcher's study also finds smartphone maker leads the Chinese market in the amount of time its users spend in apps.<p>Xiaomi's customers in China appear to be young, professional, and addicted to media and entertainment apps.<p>Mobile researcher Flurry said in a new study that it analyzed a …

Mobile

Surprise: Snapchat's most popular feature isn't snaps anymore

Stories are now bigger than your self-destructing snaps<p>So, Snapchat's just for sexting, right? Apparently not.<p>Snapchat says that its most popular feature is now its most public, least ephemeral one: Stories. Snapchat tells <i>The Verge</i> that more Stories are now viewed per day than snaps. One billion …

Snapchat tests stickers that only unlock when you're in popular locations

Snapchat's ephemeral messaging service is enjoying huge growth, but as it stands the company is not making any money (at least from its users). But that isn't to say it isn't testing potential new revenue sources, one of which involves fusing two popular messaging features: stickers and location. …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

This handmade Italian roadster is a Mini Cooper unlike any other

The distinctive look of the Mini Cooper hatchback isn't easily distilled into other body types — the Mini Coupe, Roadster, and Countryman are living proof of that. But Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring has teamed up with Mini's design team to build a truly spectacular one-off, …

Thank Africa’s lousy internet for Facebook’s improved Android app

In the past year, Facebook’s app has shrunk how much space it takes up on Android devices by 65%. Its data consumption is half what it was, as is the load time when you start up the app. And Africa is at the reason for that improvement.<p>Last year, a team of Facebook engineers and product designers …

Facebook

New Notifyr app seamlessly makes your iOS notifications appear on your Mac

We’ve come across a new service called Notifyr that, in short, makes your iOS Device notifications automatically simultaniously appear as notifications on your Mac. The service is a pair of applications: a $3.99 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application from the App Store and a free companion Mac …

Image Is Everything: Snapchat Tops WhatsApp As Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume

Snapchat may be getting a rap on the knuckles right now from regulators over how it handles user privacy, but the ephemeral messaging app is still a hot commodity. According to a report out today from network traffic specialist Sandvine, Snapchat is now the top third-party messaging app in North …

Teens are going completely bananas for the new Snapchat

Snapchat yesterday launched its biggest update yet, which added disappearing texts and instant video calls to the ephemeral messaging service. The update seems to have gone over well with some of the app's highly engaged teenage user base. High school teacher Tracie Schroeder tweeted that her …

Content Generator for Sketch

Content generator allows you quickly create dummy data such as avatars, names, geo location data etc.<p>Demo<p>Generating pictures<p>Generating …

GeoTagging

The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan</i> <i>is a co-founder and designer at</i> <i>Cluster</i><i>, a web and mobile app which enables users to create private social networks around interests and experiences. Brenden previously created and sold</i> <i>ArtistData</i> <i>and</i> <i>Onesheet</i><i>.</i><p>Cluster is the first native mobile app I’ve designed, and the …

Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million For Lookback, A Mobile App Screen Recorder For User Testing

A team of ex-Spotify engineers has raised $2.2 million in seed funding for Lookback, a platform allowing developers to record onscreen activity within mobile apps – and even record the user’s face and voice, so they can explain what they’re doing when they encounter a bug or some other problem. The …

Safari Most Used Mobile Browser, However App Use Dominates the Mobile Web

A new study shows smartphone users are seven times less likely to use mobile web browser based apps than native apps, but when they do, Apple’s …

WhatsApp in Asia? WeChat, Line Embrace Ads, Games And Gimmicks

<i>Disclosures: the author owns shares in Tencent and is an angel investor in AppAnnie.</i><p>Henry Kissinger is credited (though he now doubts he said it) with the quip: “If I want to call Europe, who do I call?”.<p>As mobile messaging increasingly displaces voice communications, delegates at a recent …

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

Editorial<p>From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that …

Mobile

FireChat For iOS Is A Hyperlocal Anonymous Chat Network That Doesn’t Need An Internet Connection

We all know that chat apps are pretty hot right now and there are plenty of companies hoping for a WhatsApp-like exit. For the most part, all of those apps are pretty similar, but FireChat, which is launching today, adds a new and fun twist to this genre. It’s a hyperlocal chat network for iOS that …

iPhone 5c review: 6-months later

<i>Editor's note: The iPhone 5c was released 6 months ago today. Since I've been using the iPhone 5s almost exclusively, I wanted someone who'd been</i> …

Facebook is Testing a New Persistent Notification Bar on Android

Since the middle of last year, we’ve seen occasional mentions of the Facebook app for Android placing a persistent notification bar in the OS’ notification tray, one that stays in place whether it has anything to tell you or not. A new version being tested as of this week takes things a step …

Facebook v8 For iOS Shoots At Snapchat With Extra Private One-To-Few Photo Sharing

Don’t want all your friends to see your photos? That’s a big reason Snapchat has become so popular, and now Facebook wants to capitalize on more private sharing. Facebook for iOS 8.0, released today, offers an easy “Share with only these friends” option, allowing you to select specific people who …

Apple’s Jony Ive Seeks Product Inspiration In Unlikely Places, Heads A Team Of Just 15

Apple’s design guru Jony Ive sat down with John Aldridge, for Time/The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview and profile, and while the article doesn’t really expose any secrets of the longstanding icon of consumer product creation, it does reveal some oh the particulars of how he does his job.<p>The …

Apple's iPhone 5s Is The Dominant Smartphone In Japan

BCN is a Japanese company that tracks consumer electronic device sales in Japan and for the month of February its survey has the iPhone 5s capturing a 44.5% market share of the smartphone market with the 5c at 5.9%. The combined iPhone share of 50.4% is an increase from 44.0% in December. <i>(Note that</i> …

The Chinese government just hit the brakes on finance-minded internet firms and their “virtual credit cards”

The latest attempts by China’s two biggest internet firms to expand into financial services have just been thwarted. China’s central bank ordered Alibaba and Tencent on Friday (Mar. 14) to stop processing payments through “virtual credit cards,” the new online financial products that they announced …

China

How SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Won Japan iPhone Exclusivity After Pitching ‘iPod With Mobile’ to Steve Jobs

During an interview earlier this week, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son claimed he scored the exclusive Japanese sales rights for the first iPhone after he …

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