New study has surprising data on how we interact with apps | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Localytics, a firm that tracks statistics about app usage, has released a study today that is of interest to users and app creators. The data tracks how people react to new apps, and tries to predict which apps will attract users and which won’t.

Here are some of the key findings:

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The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.

I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends.

iOS 7.1 came out recently and brought with it a bevy of design tweaks and performance enhancements. However, some users are reporting poor battery life since the update, and many blogs are reporting it as fact.

This is not one of those “Turn off every useful feature of iOS” posts that grinds my gears. My goal is to deliver practical steps to truly solve your iOS battery woes.

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iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Apple vs. Android: Developers see a socioeconomic divide.

The map was created by Mapbox, which markets beautiful mapping software. You can use it to zero in on your ZIP code and see how your neighborhood breaks down.

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The Console Market Is In Crisis | TechCrunch

A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 holiday season. And both companies have been shouting loudly about who’s beating whom for cumulative console and games sales globally and in key markets like the U.S.

via The Console Market Is In Crisis | TechCrunch.

Avoiding Spam with Email Aliasing

Anyone that sells anything wants an email address from me. There was a time when I could pretend to be a luddite and say I didn’t have one. But that’s getting harder to pull off and it doesn’t solve the issues presented by online stores that require an email address to do any transaction.

My primary concern is always that the email address will be abused, sold and ultimately create a lot more work for me.

via Avoiding Spam with Email Aliasing.

Earth wind map

Very beautiful wind map of the earth – multiple views

earth wind map.

The tablet magazine ship is sinking. Fast. — Tech News and Analysis

SUMMARY: The death of the tablet magazine has been heralded for months, but here’s how publishers need to rethink their digital offerings for the tablet age.

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How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad — Tech News and Analysis

Going “all in” with Google’s online services does not mean that Android is the only option for your tablet. The following will show just how much attention Google has given to to Apple’s own iPad.

How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad — Tech News and Analysis.

The iPod first went on sale 12 years ago | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Wow! Only 12 years ago …

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