Posts made in July, 2017

Apple iOS 10.3.3 Has A Great Secret Feature

By on Jul 24, 2017 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Apple iOS 10.3.3 has problems but what appears to be an otherwise dull update on the surface, actually hides a crucial improvement (but bad news for older iPhones) if you delve deeper… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines....

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Data and design can keep mobile travellers engaged

By on Jul 24, 2017 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Our lives have become increasingly mobile, with research showing that US consumers spend more than five hours each day interacting with on-the-go devices. NB This is a viewpoint by Ed Burek, director of marketing solutions at SiteSpect. Today’s connected travellers aren’t just spending more time on mobile, their expectations for this channel are growing at the same...

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Google’s Brilliant iPhone App Sucks On Android

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Google’s simple yet impressive iOS app, Motion Stills, is finally available for Android users, but it’s a very different beast from the original version. Google Previously an iOS exclusive, Google’s Motion Stills is now available for Android. Designed specifically to work with Apple’s Live Photos, Motion Stills for iOS works with the short motion sequences...

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A Tribute to Windows Phone

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

On July 11, 2017, Microsoft dropped mainstream support for their last “Windows Phone” smartphone operating system; Windows Phone 8.1. While Windows 10 Mobile is still around and still supported, Windows Phone 8.1 was far more popular and far more widely used even a couple of years after Windows 10 Mobile’s release. Considering how terribly buggy Windows 10 Mobile...

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Antivirus for Android Has a Long, Long Way To Go

By on Jul 22, 2017 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Antivirus programs on PCs have a mixed track record. While generally useful, they still have to play catch-up with evolving threats–and their deep system access has on occasion enabled even worse attacks. Now, as antivirus products gain in popularity for Android devices, they appear to be making many of the same old mistakes. A key part of the current shortcomings...

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