Opera and the new generation of browsers

Most people doesn’t have the technical prowess to use a VPN or an ad-blocker. Many don’t take care of their privacy, but a new generation of browsers can do for them. First we had the Incognito mode on browsers, and it was widely accepted. Then we started to see ad-blockers integrated on several browsers (Safari

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Microsoft isn’t more evil than Google or Apple

UWP first step towards “locking down the consumer PC ecosystem,” says Tim Sweeney. Microsoft and its universal platform goes beyond using your smartphone as your PC. It’s all about the one thing businesses want more than anything: control. That’s what Apple has accomplished with its App Store, and what Google has accomplished with Google Play.

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Google and Facebook are winning the invisible battle of mobile apps

Great insight from Peter Kafka based on a new study from Nielsen. On it we found a critical comparison: mobile OS market share vs most important mobile apps (by number of unique users). The facts are there: even with Apple pretty close to Android in the US, five of the top 10 mobile apps are

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The ‘Open’ falacy

Update (12/16/2015): Philips has changed his mind and the company will continue to support third party lights. Great news! Every tech company nowadays likes to use certain words in their messages to users and media. One of their favourites terms is ‘Open’. Everything seems opens these days. Except it’s not. We’ve got a recent testimony

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Ballmer is wrong about Windows 10 universal apps: Uber shows the way

Ballmer recently criticized Microsoft approach to apps and the mobile space and pointed out that the universal apps philosophy “won’t work“. Matt Weinberger at Business Insider makes us think that Ballmer could be really wrong: On Wednesday, driver-on-demand app Uber comes to Microsoft Windows 10 — making it the first time ever that Uber has been

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Split-screen feature for Android is coming, but that’s far from enough

Google’s sleek new Pixel C tablet has already gotten dinged in initial reviews for missing a basic productivity feature that is available in comparable gadgets, like the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4: the ability to run multiple windows at any given time. Now we know for sure that the feature is coming to

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Apple ‘destroys design’, neglects its own software

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong. Deep, thoughtful article by Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini on Fast.co that explores design guidelines at Apple and specially on iOS. “Apple is destroying design“.┬áThose are harsh words from Norman, one of the most revered professionals in design. The problem lies not only in

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Google Maps is at last useful offline: Goodbye, TomTom

It was weird. Google Maps provided a great turn-by-turn navigation and search, but only if you were online. There were some methods to use it offline, but they were not really convenient, and it seems we’ve got finally what we needed: Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the

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