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The (Not So) Secret Powers Of The Mobile Browser

I have a 16Gb iPhone, with comparatively few apps installed. 70% of these 16Gb are filled with data for these apps, although only 6% are music stored for offline listening, and only 2% are photos. From the apps, the main offender is Facebook, which currently needs 571.6Mb to tell me what’s going on. One has to… (Read More)

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Store your design assets in one place with Lingo

The new Lingo app (from The Noun Project) allows you to collate and manage your design assets in one place.

My First App

Experiences building my first ever phone app, using Cordova and jQuery to deliver content from a WordPress installation.

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Google Translate App

Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but if this kind of technology is… (Read More)

Google Photo Sphere

Google View is an online community for sharing spherical interactive images, and Google has released an accompanying smartphone app to go with it called “Photo Sphere”.

Facebook Messenger privacy concerns

If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

Photo sharing

The latest version of the mobile phone app from Flickr, released yesterday, helps me to continue to prune my photo sharing accounts elsewhere.

Cutting out the chaff

In order to help me retain focus on project work, documentation and online authoring, I have found iA Writer, a text editor by Information Architects, really useful. As creator Oliver Reichenstein said in a recent article, authors – especially those writing for online publication – often spend far too much time formatting their text instead of just writing.

iPhone and AirTunes

How I’ve hooked up my iPhone, laptop and stereo system to have a 50Gb wireless audio system at home.

You’ve Got Mail

An American company offers a service to send individual, custom postcards from your mobile phone or web browser via traditional mail.