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Android Wear: You Need this Update

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The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is just beginning to roll out for Android Wear. These wearable devices will now have the ability to download their own watch faces, such as PAC-MAN and others.Thanks to the new Watch Face API open to developers, we are very excited to see what people come up with. Best part is, all you have to do is go to the Google Play store to download them. It’s just one more reason why Android is so great, allowing anyone to use their creativity to create amazing products and desig...
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Google Play Store: Get Noticed

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With over 1.4 million Android apps available for download on Google Play, it can be difficult to get your app noticed. There are a number of ways to get your app out there in the public’s eye to boost downloads and purchases.The most effective way to get your app noticed is to make it onto one of Google Play’s top charts and lists or one of their staff picks lists. Unfortunately, this is controlled solely by Google Play and there is no way to pay your way to the top or put in requests to be incl...
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Upgrade: Android Lollipop

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Before you get too excited about this new mobile software that came out last week, make sure you have a compatible phone to run it properly. One phone that does get the upgrade is the Google Nexus 6. More and more phones will begin to come out with the upgrade but it is not easy to conform to every operating system of every phone like it is with the much easier iPhone.New Features:Ability to reply to messages from lock screenUnlike in previous versions, this new update doesn’t make you pull down notif...
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Apple Pay: The Good and The Bad

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Apple Pay has been one of the most anticipated features of the new iOS 8 operating system. Many users were hoping for some type of NFC payment system to be included in iOS 6 and iOS 7, and Apple has finally answered with the unveiling of Apple Pay.Apple Pay has not come without competition or controversy however. The Merchant Customer Exchange (MXC), which is made up of retailers such as CVS, Target , and Walmart, just to name a few, represent over $1 Trillion in yearly revenue. The MXC is working on their...
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Apple Watch: The Future or Fad

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As stated last month, Apple will be coming out with their newest piece of hardware, in early 2015, dubbed the Apple Watch. Apple calls it “the most personal product we’ve ever made.”As many of us know, this is not the first smart watch we’ve seen. Pebble Watch was the innovator a few years ago that grabbed the attention of so many. The big question is how Apple will, and others, break into the market as a company with virtually unlimited R&D dollars versus Pebble Watch which is s...
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iPhone 6: Overview and Practical Review

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Apple has come out with their latest generation of iPhone and you want to know if you should upgrade. The answer to that burning question almost entirely depends on what you are looking for in your smartphone. There are some areas where Apple has definitely improved on its previous product and some where the improvements are either marginal or superfluous.I purchased the new iPhone 6 and have had the opportunity to use it for everyday normal activities for about a week now. This article won’t be a rev...
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Matchup: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung s5

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The ever anticipated event happened on Tuesday, September 9th. Tim Cook displayed the latest and greatest Apple has to offer. Today, those latest and greatest creations are officially on sale. Many people, especially Android fans, are laughing at the new Apple products since so many claim that they have had the same features on their Samsung s5. Below you’ll see a few of the key features compared between the two devices: Size: iPhone = 6.22 x 3.06 x .28 in. vs. s5 = 5.59 x 2.85 x .32 in...
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How to Get Started in iPhone/iPad App Development

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App development is very easy to get started in. Apps are the hottest thing in the technology field right now and there’s plenty of money to be made in the development business. But if you are just a regular Joe with no background in app development, you need to know where to get your start.First things first, you’ll need the right software and hardware. You have to be running a Mac with OS X 10.8 or higher. You’ll need Apple’s IDE, Xcode and you’ll need iOS SDK. Xcode has a sou...
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Most Commonly Downloaded Apps for Smartphone Beginners

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You did it! You got your first smartphone. Now you’re ready to begin the magic that everyone has been telling you about - downloading mobile apps. It can be a stressful thing deciding between different apps because you never truly know if you’re making the right call or not.Don’t you worry, because that is why we are here. We will explain below the best apps to download in some critical categories of every day smartphone usage, regardless of having iOS or Android operating systems.Social B...
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Developers: Build for the Apple App Store First

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Here’s a common dilemma: you have a great idea for an app, but you only have the resources to launch on one platform before you can expand your reach. Which platform do you develop the app for; iOS or Android? I would absolutely choose the iOS operating system first due to its many advantages over the Android platform.  Here are the top reasons that iOS is the initial way to go:Less TestingAll of the Apple devices run the same operating system for the most part. So you know that any app that you...
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