A Revised App Strategy for This Mobile Individual

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I know, I know... A while back, I spoke about how I choose and/or kill apps. A lot of those concepts are mostly unchanged: if I don't use an app often, it probably doesn't need to be on my device. I prefer cloud functionality. If I can find one app to do multiple things well, then I'd rather use it than several separate pieces. Simple. One aspect that has changed is my willingness to loosen the rigidity. ... Continue Reading

WhatsApp Turns 5-Years Old [Infographic]

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Do you use WhatsApp? WhatsApp is a unique app in both function and philosophy. It “is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.” The creators of WhatsApp doesn't want to stop until “every single person the planet has an affordable and reliable way to communicate with friends and loved ones.” Although there were purchased by Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock, it's clear the WhatsApp will continue to dominate—especially as ... Continue Reading

Why I Didn’t Get an iPhone

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As you may have read, yesterday, my family faced an Internet white-out last week. Thankfully, everyone made it out alive as we lived disconnected from the web for about a week. Once we figured out that we would be without the web and telephone for a full week, we finally decided we should spring for a smartphone. ... Continue Reading

Find Out If You Are a Smartphone Addict (And Stop)

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Have you ever missed-out on cherishing a moment in your life because you were trying to capture a moment to cherish for the rest of your life? Or how about engaging in social media on your smartphone while at the playground with your kids, instead of engaging with your kids on the playground? I don't mean to cast any kind of guilt or shame—I am as guilty as anyone else—but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, and that's exactly what this mobile app does: ... Continue Reading

Explore God’s Creation with Star Chart

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Can you remember the last time you could really see the stars? For me, It was about 5 years ago when I went to a Christian conference in the middle of nowhere and when you looked up, you could see thousands upon thousands of stars. Growing up in London it is rare to be able to see more than a handful of stars due to both the light pollution and abundance of clouds. As such, I never really managed to learn which constellations were which or really appreciate the glories of the heaven. However, ... Continue Reading

How Many Android Browsers Are There?

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As a web developer I'm used to testing sites on a range of different systems and browsers. There's of course the good old desktop and laptops with many a different browser and screen size. However, it's mobile when things get really interesting... With iOS there's a few different sizes and browsers bit Apple have kept things pretty simple - but Android - that's a whole other ball game! Check out this set of slides about the history and state of the Android Browser: ... Continue Reading

Word Lens App is Now Free!

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I downloaded Word Lens years ago. As a Spanish teacher, I thought I'd found a perfect resource. Sadly, I couldn't find a good use for it in my class. Then, a few months ago, I was speaking to a friend who was preparing to head to the mission field. We started talking about his plans for language school and the best ways to learn language. That's when I remembered Word Lens. ... Continue Reading

YouVersion Announces Bible App 5 Update

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When it comes to intersecting scripture and technology, no one does it better than YouVersion. As the creators of the Bible app for nearly every mobile and web platform available, they are literally reaching the world with the Word of God. Oh, and contrary to our cheeky April Fools Day post, it is FREE. That's right $0.00 with no money down. Well, after 5 years YouVersion is releasing their biggest update to the Bible App. ... Continue Reading

A Look Back: My Apps Then and Now

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While going through a container of old devices, I ran into my old love: my Palm Tungsten T5. This stylus-equipped slab PDA was a beast; it hearkened back to a time I haughtily believed that PDAs and cell phones could never be combined correctly. It was an upgrade to my beloved m500, and rocked a 416 Mhz chip, an impressive 320 x 480 16-bit color screen and — gasp with me here — 256 MB of memory. I was the man. Seriously. It was around 2004, and when that device hung in its Sena leather case on ... Continue Reading

Firefox Launcher for Android Imminent

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In early February, Mozilla gave a sneak peek at their new Firefox launcher for Android which is soon to be released, although a date has not been given. Back in November 2012, Mozilla teamed up with EverythingMe in order to develop open web apps. EverythinMe's flagship is their "adaptive search" which learns a user's behaviour and is an eerily accurate fashion anticipates the right results. This video from the EverythingMe team explains the concept better than I ever could: ... Continue Reading