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Target Black Friday 2014: The New In-Store Map App

Just in time for Black Friday 2014, Target has updated its mobile app to include in-store maps. In October, Target, previously named the 2013 Mobile Retailer of the Year, announced that they would be doing a complete revamp to their app to include gift registry, pharmacy, and more. “We view mobile as the new front door to Target,” said Jason …

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Hunger Games App: Will The Odds Be In YOUR Favor?

If you’ve always wanted to know how you would fare in the Hunger Games universe, then there is good news. Kabam, an interactive video game company, recently announced plans to bring the popular series to mobile devices everywhere. Lionsgate will be throwing its full weight behind the development of a mobile app. Between this and talk of a possible theme …

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Twitter Updates Its Mobile Apps With Login Verification

In late May, Twitter finally launched two-step verification. The tool was introduced as a way to hopefully cut down on the number of high profile Twitter account hacks that left many celebrities and brands dealing with minor PR disasters. Now Twitter has updated its verification process to be even more secure. Twitter announced today that users can now use their …

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NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced that its stakeholder partners for an app transparency process will soon begin testing a voluntary code of conduct for mobile app privacy. The code implores app developers to, “where practicable,” provide app users with short form notices about what data an app collects and who it will be shared …

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Need Help Designing An Android App? Watch This

So, you just downloaded the Android SDK and you’re ready to make your fist app. You have a great idea, but you just don’t know what the design of the app should look like. Google has a few guidelines and recommendations, and is now sharing them with you. The Android developers YouTube channel recently hosted anther episode of Android Design …

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Facebook Releases “Pages Manager” App

As Facebook readies its IPO, some investors have been frightened beyond the general terrors afforded by founder Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to remove his rebellious-yet-comfy hoodie – they fear that Facebook might run into a bit of an issue concerning the effectiveness of its ad content in general, mainly the present lack of viable translation to mobile – Though, Zuckerberg has …

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Facebook Improves Mobile News Feed

According to its mobile site, Facebook today launched a design upgrade to the News Feed for its iOS and Android mobile app. Photos are now up to three times larger, and posts span the entire screen, edge to edge. Multiple photos are also displayed, akin to what a desktop user of the social network is accustomed to seeing. This is …

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Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out why. “One thing that really stood out among the relapsers is how their urge to smoke just never dropped, in …

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Google+ Updates Mobile App Features

For most people who use social media, keeping up with statuses and trending topics is most important while on the go. Mobile apps have made this possible for smartphone users, but not every app is user-friendly; some of them freeze up unexpectedly or don’t have the same functionality as the desktop version. Google is working hard to keep up-to-date with …

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Walmart, Target to Compete with Isis, Google Wallet

Isis and Google Wallet may have some new competition on their hands. Walmart, Target, and about two dozen other retailers are joining forces in the development of a mobile payment system to rival the two. The retailers are unhappy with the way these companies are handling business and want to get in on the fast paced market on their own. …

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