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  • iPhone - Posted by mclancy - 15 Oct 2014
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    iPhone 6: Is Apple Fragmented?

  • “6 plus users are getting just the tiniest, tiniest taste of android hardware spec fragmentation hell right now” (@zpower) “Even after an hour of use I'm annoyed with apps that haven't been updated for the iPhone 6 screen size. Hurry devs!” (@isrob) Just some of the comments on the iPhone 6 release suggest that fragmentation woes have come to the iOS platform.
  • Android - Posted by ruadhan - 09 Oct 2014
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    Android forks: Why Google can rest easy. For now

  • With worldwide sales of phones based on Android forks on the up, and with big cloud competitor Amazon consolidating its move into the Android-based OS space race with the release of the Fire Phone, it’s time to look at Android forks. What is a fork? When is a fork not really a fork? And what do they mean for users and developers? What is an Android fork?
  • HTML5 - Posted by paddy2k - 29 Sep 2014
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    Roundup: Smashing Conference 2014

  • Every year the team behind Smashing Magazine invites web professionals from all over the globe to join them in their home town of Freiburg, Germany for two days of talks and discussion about the web, hosted by Jeremy Keith. The Gothic surrounds of the Historical Merchants' Hall stood in juxtaposition with the cutting edge technologies under discussion by the attending web designers and JavaScript developers.
  • Device Detection - Posted by gosiasodel - 23 Sep 2014
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    Mobile web traffic: a dive into the data

  • We all know that web site traffic from mobile devices is increasing rapidly. But what does it actually consist of? What devices are more popular or how large is the fraction of "non-human" traffic? There have been many reports and analysis done on web traffic in general, but there are also a couple of good reasons to look inside mobile web traffic data, that is, traffic to websites optimized for mobile device use.
  • Pictograms - Posted by ruadhan - 11 Sep 2014
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    Emoji set to live long and prosper, thanks to Unicode

  • You've probably seen them. Your mom probably uses them to sign off her texts, and your teenage cousin has likely abandoned the Roman alphabet altogether in their favour. Emoji are everywhere, and love them or loathe them, they can't be ignored.
  • Browsers - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Aug 2014
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    Mobile-friendliness 101: Adding click-to-call links to a website

  • Creating a site that works well across all devices can be a daunting task. However, there are some simple things that you can do that can have a big impact on a site's usability. Click-to-call is one such feature: it's simple, effective, and very easy to implement.
  • mCommerce - Posted by mobiThinking - 11 Aug 2014
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    What is m-commerce? How big is it really? And why any company who sells anything needs it, now

  • The stats tell us that mobile commerce (m-commerce) is big and growing fast. It all sounds very impressive when included in conference slides or presentations to clients/bosses. But closer analysis shows that analyst estimates vary massively and m-commerce is actually still only a small proportion of commerce generally, though is a fast-growing proportion of e-commerce. It isn’t the consumers that are the issue – research shows that they are keen to shop using their mobile device.
  • Android - Posted by mclancy - 30 Jul 2014
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    Will Chinese device manufacturers usher in global smartphone era?

  • New figures from industry analyst IDC show huge growth from Chinese handset manufacturers. According to IDC's report, better build quality and cheaper price points will hasten the decline of the feature phone market and usher in a global era of smartphone ownership.
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