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Ever at the forefront of innovative technology, it originally seemed that Google had decided to take on Apple’s Siri with Google Now, thought briefly to be their own mobile voice assistant. However the plot thickens, and it seems there is much more to Google Now than that as we’ll investigate today.
In recent years, mobile technology, primarily in Smartphones, has developed to the stage where people are using them in most aspects of their daily life. They use them to check the weather, send emails and connect with their friends. My friend even asks his phone to tell him when to take his food out of the oven. Read more
It seems the world has gone mobile lately and with over 40% smartphone penetration in both western Europe and the U.S and mobile searches accounting for 15% (and rising) of all Google searches it is certainly a good idea to take steps to optimise your site for mobile search.
The mobile applications market has developed significantly in the last three years. When you stop to consider that five years ago most people would not have known what an “app” was, it puts this technological transition into perspective.
Today, the apps market for smartphones and other mobile devices has grown into a multi-billion pound industry, with huge developers competing against one another to produce the apps that will have users scrambling to download them.
Smartphones and Tablets are now as powerful as some desktop computers 5 years ago. The mobile device has seen rapid increases in user numbers since the Apple iPhone originally launched in 2007 and more so since the launch of the Apple iPad in 2009.
Smartphones have changed the focus of webmasters who now have to think about whether their site can deliver the same experience on a mobile device as they can on a desktop.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms supporting blogs and websites. One of it’s many benefits is that you can add plugins for almost any functionality you desire.
The issue of online privacy and security has been hitting the headlines in recent weeks. The internet in general, smart phones and online gaming have come under scrutiny for playing their part in what is becoming known as the era of ‘steal everything’.
It’s become an all too familiar story in recent weeks. News is leaked of a security flaw with technology or that technology is being used to gather user information. Then a series of PR tricks ensue until we finally discover what’s been going on. However, as the media whip up a moral panic, I think it’s time to ask whether our privacy is being compromised?
If I had a link from the BBC every time I heard the phrase “this is the year of Mobile” I’d be a very happy SEO. For the past few years, predictions on the state of Mobile marketing and growth have been pretty impressive and indeed Mobile usage has rocketed during this time period but have conversions from Mobile visitors followed suit? Let’s take a look at what 2012 has delivered (or hasn’t delivered) on Mobile devices.
The use of the mobile web is growing with smartphone penetration in the United Kingdom now reaching near enough 30%. In short, the mobile web is growing fast and is set to change not only the way users consumer media, but also the way business market themselves online.
For example, according to Mobile Shopping Framework Whitepaper by Yahoo! some 86% of mobile internet users polled in the United States browse the mobile web whilst watching television. This represents a fundamental shift away from both how users browse online and how business will need to market themselves.