In the news: Eric Schmidt writes a guide for switching from iPhone to Android

By | November 28, 2013

google-schmidt_1512509cERIC SCHMIDT WRITES A GUIDE FOR SWITCHING FROM iPHONE TO ANDROID

Thinking about making the switch from iPhone to Android? “Many” of Eric Schmidt’s friends are, he says — and so he wrote them a 900-word guide to walk them through the process. Google’s executive chairman took to Google+ earlier this week to share tips and best practices for abandoning Apple’s ecosystem in favor of Google’s.  Read the full article…

 

 appstoreIMPROVED APP STORE SEARCH ENGINE NOW CORRECTS FOR USERS’ “FAT FINGER” MISTAKES & OTHER MISSPELLINGS

A recent change to Apple’s App Store search engine now leads to improved search results for misspelled queries with small typos. In addition, searchers looking for an app they know by name, but are unsure if it has spaces in the title, are also seeing better results. For example, those looking for the highly ranked “QuizUp” game wouldn’t have found it before if they had typed in “Quiz Up” with a space. Now it appears. Read the full article…

 

Nokia-Lumia-525 NOKIA’S LUMIA 525 UPGRADES ITS BESTSELLING WINDOWS PHONE WITH MORE MEMORY

Nokia’s Lumia 525 popped up in a Chinese regulatory filing earlier this month, but now we have official information about this new budget Windows Phone 8 device. In lieu of fanfare or a Middle Eastern press event, it’s appeared via a YouTube video and a simple product page. Read the full article…

 

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BLACKBERRY IS ACTUALLY BEATING SAMSUNG… IN ONE MARKET

BlackBerry played one of just a handful of key roles that helped shape the smartphone industry as we know it today. But in a story that has become all too familiar over the past few years, the company failed to keep up as the market evolved following the debut of Apple’s iPhone, and it now finds itself struggling to stay alive. BlackBerry continues to struggle globally and it’s even losing ground in a number of key markets. Read the full article…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GMAIL’S LATEST UPDATE

Gmail had a little work done lately, and it’s looking good. The latest version of the web’s favorite email client comes with a host of new features, ready to help you reach Inbox Zero. But with new updates rolling out every month or so, it’s hard to keep track of the latest tools. Just when you think you know it all, one little change can completely impact your whole experience. Read the full article…

 

 

secure-coding-php LEARNING TO CODE ON THE STREET

A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of learning to code. You can catch up on his story with this video interview. Every morning for an hour before work I meet with Leo to help him learn a software engineering language called JavaScript. Read the full article…

api ARM YOURSELF: THE API WARS ARE COMING

There is a war coming soon. The arms merchants of the cloud and a new wave of developers armed with APIs are going to cause massive technology disruption. And APIs are the ammunition fueling this change. Antony Falco described recently how developers, armed with APIs, will radically change enterprise IT. Read the full article…

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