This Week In Mobile


Nexus phones are ringers

Nexus phones are ringers Ben Evans suggests that Nexus phones are like the “ringers” that we’re given to GM execs to test drive. They would be driving cars that had been thoroughly fixed up under the impression that they had just rolled off the line. Similarly, Nexus phones are about the best experience Google has …

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The (alleged) 13-inch iPad and the triumph of thin clients | stratēchery by Ben Thompson

The (alleged) 13-inch iPad and the triumph of thin clients | stratēchery by Ben Thompson Ben Thompson brings up iPads (and tangentially) smartphones as a triumph of thin clients. He is definitely on to something and this has been an ever increasing part of the way we (meaning the folks here at BiTE) think about …

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Android tablet numbers — Benedict Evans

Android tablet numbers — Benedict Evans Ben Evans compares the numbers from Google’s announcement last week and Chitika’s usage report. Color us puzzled as well. By google’s numbers, they have activated half as many Android tablets as Apple has sold iPads, yet Chitika’s shows an overwhelming majority of iPad usage and individual Android tablets make …

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Inside the technology behind iOS 7’s parallax effect | Macworld

Inside the technology behind iOS 7’s parallax effect | Macworld A good accompaniment to the earlier post about iOS 7’s computational expense is this rundown on just how parallax and perspective work on us visually. While it might seem to be a bit of a gimmick, the home screen parallax actually reinforces a key design …

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