WebVR is coming; Here’s why should you care

Web VR

The term VR or Virtual Reality should not sound new to you anymore, especially if you’re a regular reader here. But in case you missed it, here’s what you should know about virtual reality, How to test if your phone is compatible, and How Virtual Reality headsets work. Today we talk about a new aspect of it called WebVR. What is WebVR? Put simply, this is a technology developed to provide access to browsing the web through a virtual reality device like Google’s new Daydream View headset or Samsung Gear VR,…

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This is why the web will win against mobile apps

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Businesses are getting smart and walking away from building mobile apps. In an incisive writeup, Mobile App Developers are Suffering, Alex Austin had a conversation with a friend, who painted to him why his company stopped building native apps: “It’s just too saturated. The barriers to adoption and therefore monetization are too high. It’s easier on the web.” In other words, the mobile app business model is horrible. How horrible? A study shows that the top 20 app publishers, representing less than %0.005 of all apps, earn 60% of all…

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Here’s how to create a poll on Twitter

You can now create a poll on Twitter. I must admit the feature is cool. Before now the closest thing to making a poll with your tweets, is to ask users to either retweet or favorite a tweet. I set out to try the polling feature. Setting it up was easy. Type your question, and select the poll option. Enter your options ( Seems it’s just restricted to two options). Then tweet. Each tweet poll has a duration of 23 hours before expiry. See the one I did below. Which…

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Illegal movie streaming : The drama that happened with Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is a movie streaming service that gets it’s sources from torrents. Formerly, this service worked through desktop and Android mobile apps. It wasn’t available on the web due to hosting issues. A 15-year-old Serbian programmer Milan Kragujevic, was able make this possible , and the service was hosted on browserpopcorn.xyz. This got a lot of attention over the weekend. In an article he wrote: “I live in a country where copyright law is almost nonexistant, and simply I don’t care,” “I will keep moving the website, changing domains and providers ……

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This is how Google wants to improve your mobile web browsing speed

The future of the internet is on mobile devices. Let’s face it. Mobiles are gradually replacing PC’s, as more and more people use the internet through their mobile devices. Most times browsing on mobiles isn’t so appealing, this is where Google wants to change things. In bid to offer internet users a faster, smoother and more intuitive mobile browsing experience, Googlew has just launched an open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages. This was announced in an official blog post: We want webpages with rich content like video, animations and…

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Is this the end for Flash? As more firms stop adopting it

The Adobe Flash Player we all know is a framework for viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio. This could either run from a web browser, as a browser plug-in, or on supported mobile devices. Right from time, Flash has been the magic behind most streaming, multimedia and online games we see on the internet.  In recent times, things haven’t been going quite well with technology. You see, Flash has received lots of criticisms from different angles. These allegations where mostly centered on: It’s buggy, it crashes, and…

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