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Mobile First & Declining Usability

Mobile App Design is Fashion Mobile app design moves very quickly, and with "mobile-first" thinking becoming the mantra of designers of all kinds, it is a leading indicator for design of just about everything else. So, I think it's important to take a step back and analyze how apps are designed today. In this I break down the most recent…

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Your Parse backend was always a bad idea.

So if you haven't heard, Facebook is shutting down Parse, the backend as a service (BaaS) that was acquired by Facebook a little while ago. Lots of developers are feeling a little lost, and even betrayed by Facebook. I tweeted this screen cap someone made from the Parse homepage before the shutdown, and it pretty much says it all: :/…

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Apple Watch Announced. Here’s what we know so far

Apple Watch Announced. Here's what we know so far. This page is a work in progress. There are three versions of Apple Watch: Apple Watch Apple Watch Sport Apple Watch Edition - 18k Gold The price starts at $349, and will be available early 2015 An iPhone required to use Apple Watch The device uses a Crown as the input…

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Mobile Gaming: The Next Frontier for Online Gambling Sites

From poker to blackjack, developers are taking to the mobile market Last year, the International Data Corporation reported that growth in the worldwide mobile market grew 6% in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), with vendors shipping upwards of 432.1 million mobile phones to markets across the globe. Thanks to new vendors entering the market, smart phones and mobile computing…

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Microsoft wants to own the living room with the Xbox One

Today Microsoft announced their new console, the Xbox One. The demo relied on heavy integration with cable television, multi-tasking, mobile phones, kinect, and voice commands. A demo of the product introduced "Snap mode", a side-by-side multi-tasking type interface that allows the user to simultaneously watch television, play games, have a Skype call, use Internet Explorer, or even look at your…

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