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Hi, and welcome to my MEGA tips-and-tricks post about the first Symbian^3 phone – the Nokia N8! You may remember my hands-on preview post about this fine device. This time, I’ll take an in-depth look at software capabilities, and how to use them properly . This post is an extensive list of How Tos , and I hope you’ll find them useful!
These days, it seems that every startup worth its salt (or at least, a lot of them) are offering some sort of API — an interface that allows third-party developers to interact with the startup’s data. The benefits to offering an API are clear: a developer community can build cool stuff on top of your service faster than your company can, and you can hopefully build a greater userbase as a result. Once you have a community building on your API it’s obviously a good idea to showcase the apps they’ve built to users, but this can get tricky — it’s not trivial to manage a directory of apps. TechCrunch Disrupt finalist AppBistro wants to make this easier, and tonight it’s previewing a product called AppBistro AppStores at I/O Ventures Demo Day that may be one solution.
New York City is opening up its government data to hackers in the hopes that they will create some apps to help the people who live there. Today, it officially opened its BigApps 2.0 challenge (hosted by ChallengePost ). Developers will have access to more than 350 data sets from more than 40 different government agencies. The best apps will win $20,000 in prize money. This is the second year New York City is conducting a BigApps challenge. Last year, 84 apps were submitted, and the winners were Big Apple Ed , Taxihack , WayFinder NYC , and NYC Way .
This post originally appeared on My Life Scoop , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about using social media and technology for a more connected life. If, like most people, you haven’t “layered” since last winter and only “merge” at speeds of 60 mph and over, getting accustomed to the lingo and layout of Photoshop can be daunting. These nine free resources are good places to learn how to lasso, dodge, burn, paint, filter or do whatever else you need to in order to accomplish your desired photo editing task. If we didn't mention your favorite Photoshop tutorial, add it in the comments below and let us know how it helped you in your design endeavors.
When we first started publishing our State of the Mobile Web Report, we had two goals in mind. We wanted to show just how important the mobile Web was, and perhaps more importantly, how pervasive it was.
By Timothy Hay From Venture Capital Dispatch : Half of the mobile-applications companies funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ $200 million iFund will each see at least $10 million in revenue this year, according to Matt Murphy, the Kleiner partner who oversees the fund. Reuters
Is there a secret formula to gaining Twitter followers? No, I don't think so, but there are some tactics you can apply throughout the Twitter experience. They'll help you become more highly engaged and attractive to other Twitter users seeking new people to follow. Think of it this way: Your Twitter habits are like the music the Pied Piper played on his tiny flute. Play it well and you'll have a legion of people trailing behind you.
AFRICA – The mobile app industry is starting to explode in Africa, according to reports from our colleagues at Forum Nokia and Ovi Store today. There’s two parts to this: the number of apps that people are downloading and buying; and the number of developers creating new apps. Read on after the break to find out what’s going on. Since July 1 (three months ago), the number of Ovi Store downloads by African consumers has grown by 50 per cent, with the number of active users growing by 20 per cent. In South Africa, which appears to be the most mature market in the region, purchases from Ovi Store have grown by a whopping 438 per cent since June. This massive increase followed the introduction of operator billing for apps, which clearly makes people far more likely to purchase compared to pulling out their credit cards or other alternatives.
Developers, what can you do if your iPhone app isn’t exactly the second coming of Farmville? If, frankly, it’s a dud? Not to worry: there’s an app for that. Or, rather, an App Exchange. For those not-so-successful iPhone apps, the iPhone Application List, an iPhone app review site, launched its App Exchange on Monday. While Apple created the App Store to enable third-party software developers to line their wallets (and Apple’s) with cash, App Exchange provides a forum for app developers to offload the code for their apps in hopes that a little TLC might turn a dud into a stud.
256 Must-Read Content For All Tech Entrepreneurs Over the past few months, I ( Stanley Tang ) have been reading a lot of articles and gathering tons of information about tech startups as I set to launch my first one this fall. I’ve saved many of my favorites and, rather than keeping them to myself, I decided to share my bookmarks to the public. The list I’ve compiled below have been filtered and I’ve only selected to publish the best of the best articles and videos. I urge all entrepreneurs who is serious about starting their own tech startup to read those articles as there are tons of golden nuggets to be taken away from them.
Digital marketing budgets are expected to increase steadily during the next few years, according to Datran Media's Annual Marketing & Media Survey , which reaches out to more than 5,000 marketing executives from Fortune 500 brands, top publishers, and leading advertising and media agencies. This is good news for those of you hoping to break into the digital marketing industry. Whether you're passionate about search, affiliate, social media, or another area of marketing, there are a few things you can do to prove your worthiness to prospective employers. We asked five industry insiders about their top tips for aspiring digital marketers. Find their suggestions below and add your own in the comments. 1.
Summary: The iTunes App Store has more than 250,000 active apps for sale. How will you get yours get noticed?
I've had it. I can't take all this Nokia operating system speculation anymore. The final straw came with a VentureBeat piece citing a "trusted source" that claims "Nokia is now likely to use Windows Phone 7 as an additional platform for its phones." Enough already. Nokia has a strategy and hiring Stephen Elop away from Microsoft's Office team isn't going to change that no matter how much the US media (where Nokia has near zero presence) wishes it were true -- if anything, it's going to accelerate it .
The Internet-connected cellphones in our pockets know a lot of personal things about us, like our location, e-mail contact list and credit card numbers. How do we know we can trust them to keep it all private? TRUSTe, a company that gives Web sites a privacy stamp of approval, will start doing just that for mobile sites and apps on Monday.