Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Links & food for thought from August

A tweet got me thinking… ‘Are we paying more attention to recharging our devices rather than our relationships’. Hmm. That gave me food for thought all right as I sit here looking at half a dozen devices strewn on my desk.

paying more attention to devices than relationships

New software predicts crime before it happens. Yup, it’s Minority Report for real. http://singularityhub.com/2011/08/29/pre-cog-is-real-%E2%80%93-new-software-stops-crime-before-it-happens/ How do they do that?! via Russell Buckley

China has 929.84 million mobile subscribers, adding over 70 million subscribers in the first 7 months of the year – so that’s like 10m new subscribers a month. WOW! http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2011/08/029332.htm

Domino’s pizza is making money with its iPhone and iPad apps to the tune of £10m in sales in 8 months. Not to be sniffed at. Read more here http://www.nma.co.uk/3029661.article?cmpid=NMAE01&cmptype=newsletter&email=true

Fancy a freebie? Into mobile design? Then you might be interested in downloading Brian Fling’s book ‘Mobile Design and Development’. http://mobiledesign.org/ You can read it for free online or pay for a hard copy or kindle version. It was written back in 2008 but most of the principles stand the test of time. [Isn’t it amazing to think that 3 years is a long time in mobile technology?]

The Economist talks about the market for tablets. Worth a read. http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/08/tablet-computers via Belen Pena