What Makes Google Maps So Popular? A Case Study By Riley Panko If you own a smartphone and are looking for directions, more likely than not the first app you'll open is Google Maps. Google Maps is the preferred navigation app by a large number of U.S. smartphone owners. This was reported in a 2016 survey, in which 69% of iPhone and Android users marked Google Maps as their favorite map app. Why does Google Maps succeed so far beyond competitors such as Apple Maps? Its popularity can largely be attributed to its attention to detail, made possible by Google's massive data collection endeavors. ...Read More »
3 Reasons Why You Need to Embrace AR in Your Workflow The year 2017 marked a new development in my work as the mobile team manager at Vectorworks, Inc. - one that perfectly aligned with a new trend in the AEC industries. Apple just introduced its ARKit to complement the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X models. This platform allowed developers to create Augmented Reality (AR) applications that integrated live images from a device's camera with dynamic 3D models developed by the user. ...Read More »
How Will iOS App Development Evolve in the Next 5 Years and Beyond iOS app development statistics indicate a consistent upward trend for the number of apps since the App Store was created back in 2008. From 800 in 2008, the total number of apps increased to about 2.2 million by the end of 2017. Apple is renowned for shaking things up by frequently introducing groundbreaking innovations. Each year brings a fresh development, motivating iOS app developers to adapt to the new changes. Some software updates or device redesigns require more fundamental changes, as was the case with the latest iOS 11 and the revamped iPhone X. With these latest iOS app development trends in mind, what can we look forward to in the next five years? What is here to stay? ...Read More »
In Car Technology of the Future Manufacturers in the automotive industry must constantly strive to keep their models up to date in order to keep up in the modern age. New and innovative technologies are being invented all the time and manufacturers must strive to keep up with new designs which enhance the driving experience and offer better efficiency. With the introduction of rear view cameras, Apple CarPlay, cruise control and more in recent years, the future seems full of possibilities - and now self-driving cars are set to enter the market. But what features can we expect to be introduced in the next few years? Together with Grange used car specialists, we explore the in-car technology of the future. ...Read More »
Content Insider #568 - Pure Mission By Miles Weston Everyone who attended NAB this year was on a mission. A mission to create the best content, a mission to deliver content to the right audience, a mission to produce great films for device and theatre viewing. We'll start by discussing some of the best solutions for some of the creative people we know - shooters, production/post folks. And there was plenty of new products, new services, new features announced at the show to get a filmmakers motor running this year. And again SuperMeet was fun, insane and informative. Shoot it, produce it, store it. Then? Sell it. It's all good and getting better! ...Read More »
Are You Prepared for Digital Transformation? Your Legacy Infrastructure Isn't Digital transformation encompasses the use of technologies that empower all employees - not just those in IT - to improve business performance, transparency, efficiency, speed and agility. These technologies bring together previously siloed departments, allowing a highly collaborative environment and creating a more seamless, efficient workplace. There are challenges to overcome before enterprises can get closer to these benefits, however, and one of those is continued reliance on legacy infrastructure. ...Read More »
What is the cloud-native approach? By IDG.TV In this 60-second video, learn how the cloud-native approach is changing the way enterprises structure their technologies, from Craig McLuckie, founder and CEO of Heptio, and one of the inventors of open-source system Kubernetes ...Read More »
2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with AMD SVP Jim Anderson | The Full Nerd Ep. 47 By IDG.TV AMD's SVP of computing and graphics joins the Full Nerd to talk about 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs, X470 motherboards, the state of multi-thread software development, and more. ...Read More »
Patch management and the wider business By Trevor Dolan, Segment Director, Product Marketing, Kollective In recent years, digital transformation has gone from an office buzzword to a key strategy for any smart business. Likewise, IT in the workplace has been elevated from a small component of the office to having a major role in most businesses. There was a time when the IT department's role largely involved dealing with standard operational tasks like setting up a new server or troubleshooting email. Now, however, the team's to-do list will include managing much more strategic initiatives, including data analysis, augmenting the workforce with AI and incorporating IoT into workplace operations. Despite the key role IT teams play in modern businesses, their impact on the wider company is not always known or understood. One area where this is becoming especially clear, is in the process of patch management - which can ensure that a business is protected and secure at the most fundamental level. ...Read More »
Apple’s premium news service, eGPUs, HomePod and watchOS rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 601 By IDG.TV Apple could start its own subscription news service. What’s it like to use an external graphics card with a Mac? Could a cheaper HomePod be coming soon? What’s the deal with watchOS faces? We also feature your comments and questions ...Read More »

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