January 3, 2013
Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The emergence of smartphones as the preferred mobile device of millions of people all around the world has changed not just the way we communicate and handle the various tasks of daily living. It has also changed the way we view commerce.
The increased power and features of smartphones mean a more reliable and stable connection to the internet and this is driving smartphone owners to use it as a device for buying stuff. According to research more than half of consumers use smartphones and of these 70 percent have said that they use their phones to buy online. This was most apparent during the recent holiday season where record numbers of shoppers have used online stores to do their holiday shopping and they used their smartphones to do it and not a laptop or desktop computer. read more
Tags: Australia, Christmas and holiday season, Global Positioning System, GPS, Location Based Service, Mobile device, Online shopping, Smartphone
December 28, 2009
Happy Monday, folks! This week we’ve got a handful of new plugins for you. I have not had a chance to try these personally, so if anybody has, please let us know what you think in the comments.
AutoSmileys — Sebastian Böthin has written a plugin that replaces text-based emoticons with images. The plugin comes with a default list of emoticons to replace, but you can customize that list as much as you want. And AutoSmileys can be used just about anywhere — entries, comments, pages, and more.
Garmin Connect Action Stream — Garmin Connect is a social training log that lets you track and share your training activities using Garmin GPS devices. This plugin from Scott Hill adds those activities to your Action Stream. read more
Tags: action streams, assets, GPS, macros, Movable Type, Movable Type Monday, plugins, titles