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How to Manually Update Your Android Market with Music

How to Manually Update Your Android Market with Music

If you still haven’t received the updated Android Market with music look no further.  You can download and install an apk (just like any other app) and get the update.

Another notable new feature (other than the addition of music) is pin locking.  Users are now able to set and require a PIN to be entered before apps can be purchased from the market.

You don’t have to be rooted to install the update, but if you are rooted you should back […]

Nov 17th, 2011Comments Off on How to Manually Update Your Android Market with Music
Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience

Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience

Rather than focusing time and energy on the extremely complicated ways to improve user experience (which is typically the case for most people), try a few of the simple ideas below.

1. Speed is a Key Component – Make it Faster

It is a well-known fact that page load time affects user abandonment; if your site takes too long to load, people will either go to another page or just leave.  According to Jason Fried, “Improving speed to make something 25% faster […]

Oct 29th, 2011Comments Off on Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience
Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google was made aware of an issue with a little over 20 applications in the Android Market that were malicious.  These apps gained system access when downloaded and intercepted and secretly transmitted private data from user’s handsets to third party servers. To make matters worse, some of these apps have been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Google started using a remote ‘kill switch’ feature to wireless kill the apps on user’s handsets.  In addition to removing the apps, Google is […]

Mar 7th, 2011Comments Off on Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps
Google Places for iOS

Google Places for iOS

Earlier this week Google announced the availability of their popular Android application “Places” for iOS devices.  The app will allow users to quickly locate businesses within their current proximity. One notable feature, dubbed HotPot, enables users to “add friends to the mix and quickly rate all the places” they already know.  Once they’ve added friends, they will also be able to view their friends feedback on businesses (in addition to the standard user / Web ratings).

The app is currently only […]

Jan 14th, 2011Comments Off on Google Places for iOS
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