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All Eyes on Android: Google’s Play Store Redesign Puts Emphasis on Media

All Eyes on Android Google’s Play Store Redesign Puts Emphasis on Media 300x266 All Eyes on Android: Google’s Play Store Redesign Puts Emphasis on MediaFor now, the final redesign is being discussed in hints and rumors, but it’s a fact that Google will launch a new look for all of Android when it releases Android L, the final public release of which should arrive in the fall.

According to a TechCrunch post, “the latest version sports something called ‘Material Design,’ a new set of principles for user interface creation that’s meant to make software better for touchscreens and high density displays.”

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Time is Running Out for QR Codes

Time is Running Out for QR Codes Time is Running Out for QR CodesAccording to a recent post on mobileStorm’s always-insightful Digital Marketing Blog, the clock may be ticking away toward expiration on QR Codes.

When he invented the Quick Response or QR code in 1994, inventor Masahiro Hara was actually looking for a way to increase the amount of information that could be stored on a simple paper label.

Recently, however, he told the U.K. Telegraph that the emergence of better image recognition software will likely make his invention obsolete in about 10 years.

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1.25 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2014

1.25 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2014 300x300 1.25 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2014What could possibly be more impressive than 1.25 billion smartphones shipping in 2014?

How about 2 billion smartphones shipping in 2018?

New projections put forward by ABI Research this week (and based on MMW’s coverage in recent months, this group has been doing a lot more research in mobile than usual), the organization says smartphone shipments will easily reach 1.25 billion before year’s end. But the real story is the accelerated growth anticipated over the next four years.
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Apple Reportedly Preparing Diversity Report

Apple Reportedly Preparing Diversity Report 300x180 Apple Reportedly Preparing Diversity ReportThis week, Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to Iowa for Allen & Co.’s annual Sun Valley conference.

While there, reporters pressed Cook for insight on a number of issues, including one that has become increasingly prevalent in the tech world.

At one point Wednesday, Cook was asked if Apple plans to provide the public with an update on the degree of diversity achieved inside of Apple.
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Don’t Think Mobile Banking Can Surpass Online Banking? Think Again!

Dont Think Mobile Banking Can Surpass Online Banking Think Again 300x158 Dont Think Mobile Banking Can Surpass Online Banking? Think Again!It’s one small step for mobile, one giant leap for banking in the 21st century.

New findings from Juniper Research reveal that 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.

The report notes that mobile banking technology is currently available in most regions of the world, driven by exceptional consumer demand, especially in the developed regions. Providers such as the Bank of America have already announced, back in 2013, that more of their customers are logging in to their mobile services than through their online system.
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iBeacons to Break Big Records within 5 Years

iBeacons to Break Big Records within 5 Years iBeacons to Break Big Records within 5 YearsABI Research‘s latest report “BLE Tags and the Location of Things” puts forward a bold prediction with regard to “iBeacon” technology.

iBeacon, if you’re not familiar, is the indoor positioning system described by Apple as a “new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters” that enables push notifications to be sent to iOS devices in close proximity, has found a new advocate.

Over the last twelve months, says ABI, iBeacons /BLE beacons have “caught the zeitgeist” and emerged as a key anchor technology in the retail space.
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This Mobile World of Ours is Growing More Mobile

This Mobile World of Ours is Growing More Mobile 300x192 This Mobile World of Ours is Growing More MobileIf you think mobile devices are ubiquitous now, just wait.

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units this year, a 4.2 percent increase from 2013.

That’s the latest projection from Gartner.
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