Thursday, 23 February 2012

[TechRepublic] Do you suffer from nomophobia?


TechRepublic Member | February 23, 2012

My name is Sonja, and I'm a nomophobic

Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile device. Sonja Thompson suffers from it. Do you? Read more

Resource of the day

Re-think everything for mobile or you're toast

Mobile devices are about to dwarf computers and the mobile web will have to take off the training wheels. Is your company ready? Read more

Getting your Android app on the Nook Apps store

Despite the issues William J. Francis encountered with the B&N Nook developer portal, he encourages readers to try this outlet. Read more

Android vs. iOS usability: No clear answers, but a lot of fun arguing

Ken Hardin argues there will never be a consensus on whether usability is better in Android or iOS apps. App usability tests do indicate, however, that less is more. Read more

Mobile privacy: Cover yourself, even if users tend not to do likewise

A lesson app developers can learn from the Path privacy kerfuffle is that confirming every data access event is probably a smart move. Read more

Mobile app revenue projected to explode by 2016

The mobile application space's revenue is predicted to reach $46 billion by 2016, as the big boys jockey on advertising and other revenue streams. Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources


Android mobile hotspot and tethering: Avoid data overages

Jack Wallen offers some tips for avoiding data overages with mobile hotspots and tethering on your Android device. Read more

LG Spectrum: Simple and uninteresting, perfect for daily use

Donovan Colbert reviews the LG Spectrum smartphone. Find out why he would pick this middle-of-the-road device over the Motorola Razr or Galaxy Nexus. Read more

Featured multimedia


Five apps for securely wiping your Android phone

You don't want your personal data to fall into the wrong hands if your phone gets lost or stolen. These apps let you wipe an Android phone and keep your private info private. View on site

Jabra Sport Stereo Bluetooth Headset (photos)

The rugged Jabra Sport connects to phones over Bluetooth to stream stereo audio and answer calls hands free. View on site

Android features that may elicit envy from iPhone owners (photos)

Google made public a new swipe-to-unlock patent, something HTC actually already offers. CNET takes a look at some other features that vendors have contributed to Android--features that may someday end up in a patent battle. View on site

Today's recommended downloads

Live Webcast: Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security for 2012 and Beyond (AT&T)

Improving Airflow in a Raised-Floor Data Center (APC by Schneider Electric)

Netshelter CX Enclosure - Product Demonstration (APC by Schneider Electric)

Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms (APC by Schneider Electric)

Live Webcast: Fast and Efficient Business Security Strategies (GFI Software)

Perennial favorites


The 20 most useful Android smartphone apps of 2011

The 20 best iPhone apps of 2011 for productive geeks

Five reasons Android is superior to the iPhone

Lesser-known Android tips and tricks

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