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Tetherless Watch, AT&T’s $100M Smackdown and Goes Blackberry Android

Breaking the Tether Apple Watch is only a few months old, and already we’re talking about its next incarnation, supposedly to be released in 2016 (which means someone in my life is getting a hand-me-down 1st gen for their birthday). A rumored video camera will be included so users can make and receive FaceTime calls. …

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Google gets it from all sides

Mind the Gap This week, App Annie released its findings for the first part of 2015. The results aren’t surprising, but they are important. The revenue gap between iOS and Android is steadily growing, with iOS App Store revenue a full 70% higher than Google Play. These widely diverging figures are problematic for Google. Though …

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Reviews are In, HBO Now, Windows Phone RIP

Reviews, Reviews, and a Limit of ONE The hotly anticipated Apple Watch is about to come into our lives, and now that tech writers everywhere have gotten their hands on one…wrists on…you know what I mean, it’s time to see what they have to say. Resoundingly and unsurprisingly the watch is being touted as the …

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What are the Different Options for Location Aware Mobile Apps?

Many product owners realize that location can play a huge role in an iOS or Android app. But there are many options and permissions to consider when building in location-awareness. Location has a long history with the smartphone; it was even a key feature in the launch of the original iPhone. When the iPhone 3G …

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Two Watches Enter, One Watch Leaves

This week, instead of our usual post, we’re bringing you our internal Apple Watch debate. In one corner, Joseph Farrell, who wouldn’t wear one if you paid him. In the other, Brant DeBow, who plans to pre-order the second it’s April 10. After the release we’ll be bringing you posts about utility, functionality, and life …

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Samsung flounders, The Watch, and Sony must be joking

Oh, how the mighty have fallen When Apple released the iPhone 6 Plus, mobile pundits predicted it would be a game-changer for Apple, helping them tap into the until then phablet screen market dominated by Samsung. This week, we saw how prescient those predictions were, as Apple outsold Samsung for the first time. Ever. Apple …

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The Mobile world, the App Store soars, Latin America stumbles

The world, on mobile There is certainly no question that mobile is taking over. What was once just an adjunct to the dominant desktop is now the primary way most users connect to the internet. The most quickly adopted technical advance in human history, its proliferation has created a world linked in ways that our …

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Mobile Payments, Loyalty Programs and Your App

Brand agnostic consumers to loyalist customes. Loyalty programs are nothing new. 46% of consumers consider loyalty benefits when planning their purchases. What is new is the unprecedented ability to connect with your consumers at the point of sale using mobile to drive loyalty participation, engagement and ultimately, increase sales. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, …

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Grand gestures, Samsung in the ring, Amazon says now.

Oh, we get it. It mutes. Around here we talk a lot about Jobs-to-be-Done; the theory that you must solve a customer’s real and ongoing problems. Now with that in mind, watch this Microsoft ad. Trust us, it’s SFW and won’t offend any sensibilities (other than your cinematic ones). That, my friends, is Microsoft’s latest …

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