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PC Sales Drop 14%

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Is this the beginning of the end of the desktop computer as we know it? In the first three months of 2013, Americans bought fewer personal computers at a sharper decline than any three-month period since 1994, when record-keeping began, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sales fell by 14%, which is...
PC Sales Drop 14%

Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar

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Facebook is slowly rolling out a mobile interface change that lets you Like or comment on posts with a single click, I discovered this week and the company has confirmed. By making it quicker to Like, Facebook will be able to gather more data to refine its feed sorting algorithm...
Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar

Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS
Klash Is The App To Make Your Friends Dare-Double-Dare You
Parking Panda's Parking Spot Rentals Service Launches In San Francisco And On iPhone
BlueKite Raises $1.5 Million To Help U.S. Immigrants Pay Bills Abroad

Google Buzz Layer for Google Maps

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The desktop version of Google Maps added a layer that was already available in the mobile interface: a Google Buzz layer. In addition to showing geotagged Google Buzz messages on the map, Google also shows posts from Twitter, FriendFeed and other similar services. To enable the layer, go to Google...
Google Buzz Layer for Google Maps

Google Testing Sub (Secondary) Sitelinks

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The Google Operating System blog noticed Google is testing a new form of Sitelinks on the mobile interface. These new sitelinks are sub-sitelinks, secondary levels beyond the sitelink you’d find in the normal search interface. For example, in the image below, you will see a sitelink category... Please visit Search...
Google Testing Sub (Secondary) Sitelinks

How Google Wave Got Its Groove Back

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Google Wave, the real-time collaboration Web application that debuted to oohs and ahhs from developers at last year's Google I/O conference, met with a whole lot of "what do I use this for?" from actual users of its invitation-only preview release. In preparation for this year's I/O, Wave's seen...
How Google Wave Got Its Groove Back

Minority Report-style Mobile Interface

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Some of the folks over in the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory at The University of Tokyo have prototyped a Minority Report-like touchless gestural mobile interface that, in addition to the ubiquitous air typing, also allows the user to interact with with the interface in 3D. Read more | Permalink |...
Minority Report-style Mobile Interface

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

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Task management startup Exec launched with a pretty simple premise — let users rent someone else’s spare time for a small fee of $25 an hour. That has enabled San Francisco-based users to outsource any number of tasks through its easy-to-use mobile interface, from having Ikea furniture put together to...
Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

Google releases migration tool for Google+ circles and connections

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In a blog post on his Google+ page, Google+ Product Manager Ronlad Ho announced a new tool to transfer circles from one account to another is now available through Google Takeout. In an overview of the long requested feature, Google explained the tool will migrate “circle names, circle members, “your...
Google releases migration tool for Google+ circles and connections
Twitter Finally Ditches “50+”, New and Old Tweets Now Show Their Exact Counts Of Retweets and Favorites

Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

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One of the core features of Twitter’s redesign last year was the addition of the Discover tab in the web and mobile interface. Today, the company is launching its first major update to this feature. The new and improved Discover tab, says Twitter, will now begin to surface more personalized...
Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

With New Mobile App, Nextdoor Unveils Its Take on the Neighborhood Watch

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Think of what you’re used to in a local neighborhood-watch group: Signs posted around a community with contact information, perhaps monthly meetings to discuss safety issues and concerns. Until now, it’s been mostly low-tech stuff; something like “potlucks organized in church basements,” or maybe private Yahoo bulletin board groups. Nextdoor,...
With New Mobile App, Nextdoor Unveils Its Take on the Neighborhood Watch
Facebook tweaks news feed to show more and bigger photos
Watch Out Foursquare And Yelp: 'Places' Really Shines On Facebook Graph Search

Google Updates OneBox Results Design To Match Mobile Interface

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Google announced they have updated their OneBox results, also known as quick answer results, to match the mobile and tablet designs they released back in August. The new results are cleaner, take up more space, but also are more interactive. For example, here is the stock quote for GOOG and...
Google Updates OneBox Results Design To Match Mobile Interface

Google Gives AdWords a Mobile Interface

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Google has just rolled out its AdWords for Mobile applications that should run on the iPhone, Android and Palm Pre devices. AdWords for Mobile provides mobile access to your account, key alerts and statistics as well as a facility to make quick changes to your AdWords settings even while on...
Google Gives AdWords a Mobile Interface

Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery

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Streaming music startup 8tracks is officially relaunching its iPhone application today, which offers a much-needed (and really well done) user interface revamp. For those who remember the earlier version of the app out last year, it will be as if you’re getting a brand-new application altogether. 8tracks 2.0, as the update is being...
Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery
MSN Launches msnNOW Social Trends App on Facebook, Web and Mobile

Hulu Plus Expands to Seven Android Tablets

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Subscription service Hulu Plus is now available on a wider selection of Android tablets and also sports an overhauled mobile interface....
Hulu Plus Expands to Seven Android Tablets

Show the Number of Search Results in Google Mobile Search

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For some reason, Google decided that the mobile search interface should no longer display the number of search results. Even if the number of results is only an estimation, I sometimes find it useful. For example, if Google returns a small number of results, it's a good idea to try...
Show the Number of Search Results in Google Mobile Search

Check out these 25 sources of great mobile design inspiration

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They say you should never judge a book by its cover: sage advice from back in the day. But now, mobile apps are often judged by their icons and interfaces; all it takes to make a bad impression is a dated design, no matter how useful or well-coded your app...
Check out these 25 sources of great mobile design inspiration

Canonical founder says a 'very large' silicon supplier is already backing Ubuntu on mobile

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Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed today that a “very large supplier of silicon to the mobile industry” has committed to Ubuntu on mobile and agreed to optimize the Linux-based operating system for their products. It follows the reveal of the company’s new tablet-ready Ubuntu interface, which is optimized for touch...
Canonical founder says a 'very large' silicon supplier is already backing Ubuntu on mobile

11 Qualified Mobile Interface Tools and Wordpress Plugins

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11 Qualified Mobile Interface Tools and Wordpress Plugins

Voice Ads Coming to Your Mobile Devices

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A company called Nuance Mobile is adding a whole new dimension to the mobile advertising market.  Its new "Nuance Voice" service allows users to converse with the advertisements on their mobile devices.  Michael Thompson, EVP and GM of Nuance, hopes that engaging with consumers on this level will help...
Voice Ads Coming to Your Mobile Devices

Mobile Interface Development: Ultimate GUI Toolbox for Android, iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre | Coding | PelFusion.com

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Mobile Interface Development: Ultimate GUI Toolbox for Android, iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre | Coding | PelFusion.com

(Screen) size matters for mobile interface design

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series.  Charles Huang is the chief executive of Green Throttle Games. He also co-founded Red Octane, creator of Guitar Hero....
(Screen) size matters for mobile interface design
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