When Microsoft surprised iPhone users by unveiling a version of their popular Word Flow keyboard app for iOS, they inserted themselves into a crowded keyboard market that includes such standouts as Swype, SwiftKey and Minuum with the confidence that their own stellar application could nonetheless potentially find itself as the king of the iPhone keyboard kingdom.
There is no guaranteed path to success on the app market, but one of the most surefire ways to stand out has always been to provide users with something they didn’t know they needed until it was available to them. If an app can make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” after hearing about it, there’s a fairly good chance that its creator has stumbled upon something special.
Autoplay is all the rage, with many apps such as Netflix, YouTube and others continuously playing videos non-stop. This can be a welcome feature when binge watching a show, however at times it's a problem. For example, YouTube will keep playing recommended videos ad nauseam, which could end up coming from anywhere. The good news is that YouTube has a switch to turn this feature off.
Everyone has an opinion on the new Instagram icon. Version 8.0 has been released to the public, and with it a bevy of comments thanks to its cosmetic changes. After five years, Instagram has also changed up its user interface throughout the app. Users of the latest version will be presented with a flat, black and white interface that the company says "puts the focus on your posts" while keeping features in the familiar places.
Now that spring is just about half way through, many have followed tradition and cleaned their homes, producing piles of junk and old clothes in the process. Thanks to online marketplaces like ebay and Craigslist, everybody is aware by now that items that once would have been tossed without a second thought can easily put some cash in their pocket. While everybody knows the aforementioned behemoths, there are many lesser known marketplaces that may suit the job better in some circumstances.