User experience is the new differentiator. How will that affect the internet?

Consumers are demanding a faster and cleaner experience as well.  That is one of the reasons apps are being used more than mobile web browsers.  And of course it also remains true on a computer screen.  “As businesses demand faster user experiences, the nature of the internet is going to change.”  From GigaOm

via User experience is the new differentiator. How will that affect the internet? — Tech News and Analysis.

What Can IFTTT Do for You?

IFTTT is one of my favorite services.  It is getting particularly interesting as it adds sensor devices to its service.  Notice “11 Top IFTTT recipes to Activate Now”, link on the Mashable page.  “IFTTT allows apps to communicate with each other through “recipes”. These recipes are simple conditional statements that can sync with your Facebook, Twitter, and more to create some fun automated actions like texting the weather in the mornings and saving your tagged photos to Dropbox.”

via What Can IFTTT Do for You?.

Did You Actually Buy Google Glass Today?

Google allowed people to buy Google Glass without an invitation today, and marketed it well in advance.  They’ve always been great at making people want that invitation – exclusivity works well especially in the tech community.  Even Gmail was in beta and required an invitation for longer than I can remember.  Google Glass was expensive though.  It will be interested to see if figures are released.   “So the question is, are there really that many people chomping at the bit for a Glass free-for-all? Did you buy Glass? Did anyone you know buy Glass? Let us know down below.”

via Did You Actually Buy Google Glass Today?.

Tech Companies Commit to Offering a ‘Kill Switch’ for Preventing Phone Theft

Can’t imagine how many phones are stolen every day and how much information is on each one.  iPhone tackled this issue years ago with Find My iPhone, but I’m not sure it’s marketed this way.  Blackberry always had the feature, since corporations used it and security was always their strongest selling point.  Now it looks like we will have a consortium with a standardized kill switch.  “To combat phone theft, several lawmakers over the last year have put pressure on manufacturers and wireless carriers to include smarter antitheft technology on smartphones. A group of tech and phone companies on Tuesday said they were on board with the idea.”

via Tech Companies Commit to Offering a ‘Kill Switch’ for Preventing Phone Theft – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com.

Dropbox unveils Carousel for organizing your photos and videos

Most people think of Dropbox as, well, Dropbox.  Since the acquisition of Mailbox.com, they’ve been adding features.  This app, as well as a Mac Mailbox app, look promising if as streamlined and functional as their flagship.  “At an event in San Francisco, Mailbox founder Gentry Underwood showed off the service, which organizes photos and videos from your camera roll into an app for Android and iOS. A scroll wheel at the bottom of the app lets you move backward and forward in time with a swipe of the thumb. Dropbox says the app is “one place for all your memories.” All photos stored in the app are backed up to Dropbox.”

via Dropbox unveils Carousel for organizing your photos and videos | The Verge.