Let’s face it, life isn’t always easy. We’d all appreciate it if things were just a bit simpler and we didn’t have to battle our way through poor experiences. In fact, 73% of people say a good experience is a vital factor when it comes to brand loyalty. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Austen Macrow and Ashley Morris are user experience (UX) specialists at Fasthosts This is why an entire industry has developed around UX. Put simply, UX is the concept of creating, developing and managing a product or service with a focus on how people interact with it both digitally and in the real world. These are the best VPN services on the market Check out the best website builders available Here's a list of the best web hosting services right now Let’s unpack that a little. For example, at Fasthosts we have a website and apps where we sell and allow people to manage their products. The aim is to ensure the experience people have is as frictionless as possible so they get what they … [Read more...] about How to become a UX hero
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SAN FRANCISCO—All of the Apple Watch's third-party applications so far have used WatchKit, a small SDK that limits apps' functionality and UI and restricts them from using all the watch's underlying hardware. At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would be moving beyond WatchKit and giving its third-party developers a more capable, native SDK that can take advantage of more of the Apple Watch's features. With WatchOS 2 and the native SDK, third-party apps will be able to do more of the things that Apple's first-party apps can do. Devs can also have an easier time working on difficult or impossible to execute apps like games . With native apps, the processing that goes into each application will run on the watch itself rather than on its companion phone. The native SDK gives developers access to the Digital Crown, the haptic feedback motor, the heart rate sensor, the microphone, the accelerometer, and other hardware, all things that the mostly static, phone-reliant … [Read more...] about WatchOS 2 brings new features, more powerful and native Apple Watch SDK
Further Reading Apple delays WatchOS 2 release due to “bug” WatchOS 2.0 was supposed to be released last week alongside iOS 9, but a showstopping "bug" held the release up . Apple has apparently fixed it because the final version of WatchOS 2.0 is beginning to roll out to all editions of the Apple Watch today. To install the update, open the Apple Watch app, go to General, go to Software Update, and then follow the instructions. Developers who installed the earlier "Golden Master" build of WatchOS 2 should also check for an update—my 42mm Apple Watch Sport is getting a 12.4MB patch that should include the fixes in the general release. It should also be noted that installing WatchOS 2 requires your iPhone to be running iOS 9. WatchOS 2 makes a few additions to the core operating system, but the bigger news is that Apple is opening more hardware access up to third-party developers. They can make apps with more complex animations and access hardware like the Taptic Engine, … [Read more...] about After delay, Apple releases WatchOS 2.0 to the public
critic rating 3.5 Top Features Decent viewing experience Good sound quality Average performance With smartphone brands launching a new TV in the budget segment, the smart TV space has lately been very crowded. Case in point, one can easily find a decent TV in every screen size with every bells and whistle a modern TV should offer. Going with that flow, a well-known laptop and electronics brand Compaq has also launched its 65-inch Android smart TV in India. Dubbed as Flex 65, it offers a 65-inch 4K QLED panel with HDR 10 and Dolby Digital support. The TV also runs the latest version of Android TV operating system out-of-the-box, an extensive set of features and app support to take on the likes of its competitors. We have been using this for a while now as our daily source for binge-watching shows and movies and here’s what we think about it. Compaq Hex 65 Android TV: Design The moment we unboxed the TV and mounted it on its feet (the tabletop … [Read more...] about Compaq Hex 65 review: A good, feature-rich and overpriced TV
Zoom has agreed to an $85 million settlement for a class action lawsuit that accused the company of improperly sharing user data through third-party software integrations with various digital platforms. The preliminary settlement [PDF] was filed over the weekend and is currently awaiting court approval. From March to May last year, 14 lawsuits were filed against Zoom, which then became a consolidated class action . In the lawsuit, the class members claimed Zoom misled users about its encryption capabilities, shared user data with digital platforms without consent, and had inadequate security and privacy controls, which resulted in zoombombings . Zoombombings are unwanted and unauthorised interruptions of Zoom meetings by outsider participants. The US Department of Justice last year made zoombombing a crime , with people that conduct zoombombing liable to fines or arrests on a variety of state or federal charges. The $85 million amount, if approved, would be allocated so … [Read more...] about Zoom to pay $85m to set aside privacy violation and zoombombing allegations
The computer as we know it today has radically evolved from the desktop behemoths of the early PCs to masses of computer power you can hold in your hand. Desktop PCs , notebooks, tablets and smartphones now all coexist together, but are clearly on a converging trajectory. And increasingly, computers are not simply isolated pieces of IT we use. With the burgeoning ideas of the Internet of Things becoming tangible reality, computers will simply disappear into our environment. Says Andy Hardy, EMEA MD at Code42: "The iconic image of a 'computer' in the traditional sense – the idea of a tower that sits underneath a desk connected to a monitor – is outdated. Today, our computers are as mobile as we are. This concept of an electronic device – which is capable of receiving data and processing information in order to produce a result – being carried with you wherever you go is not going away anytime soon." Jon Wrennall, CTO in the UK and Ireland at Fujitsu, further commented: "The … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for the PC?
New Delhi , To safeguard the interest of its customers, the State Bank of India ( SBI ) has launched a new security feature -- SIM Binding in YONO and YONO Lite . The new version of these platforms will protect customers from various digital frauds. With the SIM Binding feature, YONO and YONO Lite will work only on those devices which have SIM of mobile numbers registered with the bank. To access the new version of YONO and YONO Lite with enhanced security features, users will have to update their mobile app and complete the one-time registration process on these apps. The registration process verifies the SIM of the registered mobile number with the bank in order to complete the registration. Customers will have to ensure that they register themselves with the device which has the SIM of the registered contact number. YONO and YONO Lite will work with the basic rule of one mobile device - one user - one registered mobile number. However, the … [Read more...] about SBI launches SIM Binding feature in Yono and Yono Lite