Apple App Store Gets Better Search, Preview Videos and Beta Testing

Apple refreshed its popular App Store at WWDC on Monday. The newly updated store will offer improved search functionality, as well as app bundles, app previews and a new developer-friendly feature called TestFlight. See also: Apple Reveals iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Health App and More App previews allow developers to include a short preview video next to the app, giving potential downloaders a look at how it functions before making a purchase. App bundles will allow developers to offer multiple apps for purchase in one bundled purchase price and download "I do read your emails," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in response to WWDC audience members' enthusiastic reaction to the new feature. "Users can buy multiple apps at a discounted price with just one tap." Read more...More about Software, Apple, Wwdc, App Store, and Apple App...

Pinterest Announces Unlimited Secret Boards

Pinterest announced Friday that users can now have an unlimited amount of secret boards Previously, a user could only have six secret boards. But users loved the feature so much that the company finally gave in to the frequent requests for an unlimited option See also: 7 Ideas for Your First Pinterest Secret Board “While people are increasingly using secret boards to pin, they’re also continuing to be active with public boards,” a Pinterest spokesperson told Mashable First unveiled in 2012, Pinterest secret boards allowed a user to have three secret boards in order to hide their secret events or surprise parties from friends and family. In November, Pinterest increased the number of secret boards to six Read more...More about Software, Social Media, Pinterest, Tech, and Apps...

How to Navigate the SaaS Options Jungle

Anyone not lost in the jungle believing World War II is still raging also knows that a successful software product is the key to riches almost unimaginable. Facebook is buying a firm called WhatsApp, which employs 100 people and allows its 450 million users to bypass texting fees using IP protocols, for an ornamental $19 billion. That's billion. Breaking that number down to something the average thousandaire can relate to, it means a stadium full of nearly 40,000 individuals each with a half-million dollar portfolio for retirement. Is it any wonder there are 50 or 100 software solutions for every business niche? Read more...More about Facebook, Software, Business, B2b, and...

13 Essential Tools to Check Cross-Browser Compatibility

With an endless combination of modern and legacy browsers for users to choose from (depending on their system capabilities), it's our responsibility as designers and developers to ensure the websites we build perform adequately. Testing multiple browsers on multiple platforms isn't just difficult — it can be virtually impossible without the correct resources. However there are tools that let you comprehensively test your website, and check if it successfully displays across various browsers, platforms and resolutions. That way, your users will receive a positive, user-friendly experience no matter what their setups are. Read more...More about Developers, Software, Features, Design, and...

‘Minority Report’ Interface, the Home Version

When Minority Report came to theaters in 2002, its futuristic technology looked generations away. Moving screens and multiple apps interacting together all were at a flick of Tom Cruise's finger. That kind of technology could be real in June. The Swiss-based software company Dizmo surpassed its fundraising goal of $25,000 today on Kickstarter, and its savvy user interface could be available by June. Dizmo's user interface allows customers to move, swivel, shrink and expand any app, including calendars, maps, spreadsheets or videos on televisions, tablets and glass surfaces. All the features of Dizmo's interface are responsive, meaning the visual elements automatically adjust to the size they're expanded or shrunk to. Read more...More about Apps, Software, Kickstarter, Tech, and Apps...