From killer new productivity apps, to some of the most addicting games to ever land on the iPhone, you’d be forgiven for not being able to choose the best new offerings.
For designers, there’s a point early in the design process when you just need to put hand to paper and start brainstorming—fast. LayUp, a forthcoming iPad app for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, promises to let designers do just that.
The internet giants make this sort of thing look easy, but they have deep pockets and huge teams of engineers at their disposal. For the little guys, building similar interfaces can take months or even years, says Geoff Schmidt, the software developer behind the coding-tools maker, Meteor.
Nadim Kobeissi wants to bulldoze that steep learning curve. At the HOPE hacker conference in New York later this month he’ll release a beta version of an all-purpose file encryption program called miniLock, a free and open-source browser plugin designed to let even Luddites encrypt and decrypt files with practically uncrackable cryptographic protection in seconds.
Mobile’s momentum has not slowed down yet, as new data shows that Web traffic from mobile and tablet devices jumped 50 percent over the past year.
Copyblogger calls this practice digital sharecropping, and it works in a similar fashion to the the feudal system, where the landlords reap the rewards, and the peasants do all the work.
We don’t know which empires will stand strong in the future. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn change their terms and conditions on a regular basis, and as tenants, we don’t know what they have in store for us.
Is there anyone who failed to notice the colossal growth of mobile sector within the past years? Undoubtedly, smartphones and tablets have become indispensable in people’s lives. The competition between vendors has driven prices down, making mobile communication affordable to a much wider market. The swell of mobile traffic, estimated around 125 percent within the past year and the number of mobile visits, which has grown around 10 times faster, than desktop, can only be described as a worldwide “mobile triumph”!
This stat is interesting as most apps come in two different versions nowadays – free with ads and paid with no ads. That data implies that consumers are choosing free content over premium content with no ads, and developers are launching more free apps to satisfy this demand.
Now, after releasing an iPhone app and an Android app, and starting work on a Windows 8 app, Flipboard is coming full circle by making its signature experience available as a website you can browse on your desktop.
There are two ways to create Kuler color themes on the iPhone: using the color wheel, and using the camera. The color wheel is exactly the same as the redesigned color wheel on Kuler’s website — you drag small circles around the wheel to create millions of color themes. You also have the standard rules at your disposal (analogous, monochromatic, triad, complementary, etc.) to generate a multi-color palette using your chosen color as a starting point. You also have the ability to change hex values for one or all of the colors in your theme.
For Android, iPhone and iPad to get your fingers moving…
30 top apps for making music on your mobile device | The Next Web
What a timely release…
Released this past Sunday, NRA: Practice Range features a virtual shooting gallery in which you can fire at targets by tapping the screen. The app offers you a few handguns and rifles for free, but you can upgrade to such weapons as an AK-47 assault rifle or an MK-11 sniper rifle.
On Monday, Apple announced that its iOS App Store has reached 40 billion downloads. Nearly 20 billion of those downloads came in 2012 alone. The App Store also had a record-breaking December 2012, with more two billion downloads. Apple said that iOS developers have built 775,000 apps for the platform (includingiPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and the company has paid more than $7 billion to developers.
Website Magazine has compiled a list of some of the year’s best mobile applications to help digital professionals more efficiently complete tasks, as well as stay in touch with their business while on the move… Read more: 12 Top Mobile Apps for Web Workers – Website Magazine
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