How to Block Tracking on Your Phone

The violation of privacy on cell phones  is out of control. There is currently very little regulation in the USA, which means many companies collect as much data as possible. They copy all of your messages, your contact lists, your location, your movements, etc.  They...

Facebook Is Bigger than Google on Mobile

First, how many people use desktop or mobile? Next, sales of smart phones vs. desktop/tablets Finally, what are people doing on their smart phones?   The Internet has changed from websites-on-desktop to apps-on-mobile. Facebook gets three times as much attention...

How Do You Say “Social” in Chinese?

Helen plays around with the various social platforms on her smart phone. It’s in Chinese, but she shows me how they work. Some of these features aren’t in Facebook or Twitter. Here are features from Weixin (called “WeChat” in English): 1)...

Google Glass

A comment by someone about Google Glass: > I can see glasses will be a hit when celebrities switch on their videos whilst wearing their glasses on key public or private events, like they tweet at present. Users will subscribe to their live feeds with commentary or...

Designing Mobile Websites: Best Practices

Summary (Quick Links): Tips for Good Mobile Web Design | Don’t Do This | List of Sites with Good Mobile Design | How to Test Mobile Sites | How to Measure Mobile Sites | Bonus: Send Email as SMS Why Is Mobile Web Design Different from Desktop Web Design? The...

NFC Tags: What They Are; How to Make One

I’ve been playing with NFC (Near Field Communication) tags. These are popular in Japan and they’re spreading in the USA. There are many clever ideas for NFC, which will lead to new kinds of companies.  You can easily create your own NFC tags. I have an...