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“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?”
While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world.
Instagram Direct, a new private messaging option, suggests Facebook must be feeling some heat from Snapchat, the red-hot photo sharing service that erases images after they’re viewed. No word yet on plans for Instagram Direct to do a vanishing act, but giving users privacy may be a step in that direction. Clearly it represents an effort to keep Instagram users from straying to competitors.
Outdoor expeditions may not require the tech tools available for smartphones today, but there’s no doubt these apps can be helpful — and fun. Take Google’s My Tracks, for example. It analyzes GPS data from your smartphone to provide mapped recordings of your location, track, distance, speed, time and elevation as you hike or run. Recorded tracks can then be exported to Maps and shared with friends.
It’s an increasingly cloudy world out there, and it’s not hard to see why, given the many compelling benefits to be enjoyed by using cloud technology for storage. There are numerous desktop apps available to help you do just that, and this week we focus on the best contenders for Windows 8. Among our favorites: Microsoft’s own SkyDrive along with All My Storage and Box.
Sensors are a big part of what makes smartphones smart, and Apple mobile devices are packed with them. Most of us use at least some of them every day — even if we don’t realize it — but there are also apps out there that let you take them even further for a variety of fun and useful purposes. Read on for a look at the five best contenders for iPhone and iPad.
getting rid of superfluous apps on your smartphone doesn’t solve the problem, reinstalling factory stock software likely will. Like rehab — or the drunk tank — for our lethargic, wrong-side-of-the-tracks smartphone inhabitant, this operation may sound like a big deal and a lot of work, and unfortunately it is, because you have to reconfigure your apps.
Mobile device security is a major issue for the enterprise as the BYOD trend gains momentum, because personally owned mobile devices increasingly are being used to access enterprise systems and cloud-based data, according to the Cloud Security Alliance. The leading mobile threat is data loss from lost, stolen or decommissioned devices, it found. Information-stealing mobile malware is second.
After a price drop on the handset last week, the company ramps up efforts to get both devices in more consumers’ hands
The Chinese smartphone maker not only aims to churn out 40 million phones this year, it also appears to be creating a mobile device that doesn’t cost much more than a tank of gas.