Tag Archive: Mobile


Android Doesn’t Need To Kill iOS: Both Can Win The Mobile Wars

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When we talk about the Android/iOS wars, we often talk about it as a purely binary conflict. If one side wins, the other side must lose.

According to the latest Flurry Mobile Report, though, that simply isn’t true. There’s room for two kings, and while Android has surpassed iOS in overall marketshare, people spend much more time in-app on iOS.

Techcrunch has a great write-up of what Flurry’s latest  [Read More…]

Apps Help Google Triple YouTube Ad Sales On Mobile

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Google’s YouTube apps for Android and iOS have helped the company triple advertising sales on mobile in the past six months, the company has said. Mobile ads now contribute an estimated $ 350 million to YouTube’s revenue, with around a quarter of the site’s 1 billion users accessing videos on smartphones and tablets.

Lucy Watson, vice president of sales at YouTube, said the growth in mobile ad sales has spurred an  [Read More…]

Convert Video For Mobile Devices With MacX Mobile Video Converter [Freebie]

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We’re spending more and more time on the go with our mobile devices, and watching video on them is becoming increasingly popular. Converting your videos to watch on mobile devices can get a bit unwieldy, though.

Cult of Mac Deals has an offer that will make your day – and converting videos for mobile a breeze…and it won’t cost you a dime.

Thanks to our friends over at Digiarty,  [Read More…]

Virgin Mobile Slashes 15% Off Prepaid iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

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Virgin Mobile has slashed 15% off both the 8GB iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S on one of its prepaid Beyond Talk Unlimited data plans. The deal will get you a new iPhone — without a contract commitment — for less than $ 300.

That’s for the 8GB iPhone 4, of course, which is priced at $ 297.49 after the 15%. That’s not a bad price for a very capable  [Read More…]

Fandango Claims 71 Percent Of Star Trek: Into Darkness Ticket Sales, 32 Percent From Mobile Users

Guys, where did *you* get your tickets?

Guys, where did *you* get your tickets?

Seriously, have you gotten your tickets, yet? Star Trek: Into Darkness is coming this weekend, and it looks like the entire US is heading tot he theater to see it, en masse.

Fandango is having a good run of it, claiming that 71 percent of the pre-release ticket sales are coming through it’s very convenient service, with 32 percent  [Read More…]

Android Powers Almost 60% Of All Mobile Devices Sold, iOS Just 19.3%

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Android doesn’t look like it’s about to lose any of its market share to competing platforms any time soon. During the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform powered a whipping 59.9% of all smart mobile devices sold as total shipments hit 308.7 million units.

Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, was installed on just 19.3% of devices — despite the success of its iPhones and iPads.

That’s pretty incredible when you  [Read More…]

Nintendo Wants Mobile Games To Help Sell Consoles, But Still Won’t Bring Mario To iPhone

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Since the dawn of the App Store, and by extension, gaming on smartphones and tablets, one iconic brand has remained absent from the revolution: Nintendo. Perhaps the most beloved and historically innovative game maker in the world will have nothing to do with the idea of Super Mario Bros. for iOS.

The daring decision to not ride the success of the App Store is starting to come at a cost. Nintendo  [Read More…]

Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard With Built-In Stand, Cover, Style

Your next iPad keyboard might come from… Microsoft! That’s right: this minimal, great-looking, tablet-specific keyboard comes from Microsoft. And while is is designed to be used with Windows 8, it "also works with iPad and most Android devices.

The keyboard has the usual Bluetooth connection, aluminum tray and host of media keys. But it also comes with a clever cover which detaches to make a stand for a tablet, as seen  [Read More…]

Five Ways To Really Master Mobile Safari On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

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Somehow, Apple managed to cram in a ton of web browsing functionality into a teeny, tiny package called Safari. To distinguish the mobile web browser from the one of the same name on OS X, we’ll call it Mobile Safari and be done with it.

Regardless of the name, the mobile version of Safari is chock full of features both subtle and hidden. Here are five great tips and tricks  [Read More…]

Skip The Domain Suffix And Prefix To Get To Websites Faster Via Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

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Want to get to websites faster using mobile Safari? No, I’m not talking about upgrading your internet or data plan to LTE or something, though that will obviously help. No, I’m more interested in showing you how to get to most major websites with just a bit less typing involved.

It’s pretty simple and straightforward, to be honest. Here’s how.

Skip typing “www.” Also? Stop typing  [Read More…]