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Many experts expect the social commerce market to flourish in 2014. How can retailers monetise their presence on various social media channels?

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PDF Expert from Readdle is top notch
Mon, 14/04/14 – 6:33 | No Comment

If you read a lot of documents, and especially if you edit and engage with those documents, then this is an app you need to check out.

PDF Expert is a PDF manipulation app from Readdle that allows you to read, edit, annotate, sign, and even convert to audio just about any PDF you have. From making notes to listening to the PDF with text-to-speech, there’s nothing you cannot do with PDF Expert.

This is one of those apps that you think “Well, I’d only use that once in a while”.. until you get it. Then you wonder how you functioned without it.

I’ve been using it for some time and have found it to be a great way to fill out PDF forms on websites, to be a far better PDF viewer than the one built-into my iPhone and iPad, and to be a great way to read and make notes on documents I’m working with. I now often save web pages and articles from sites I want to read into PDF fomat on my iPad and then make notes and annotate to send to colleagues or to a cloud folder for later retrieval so I can reference it later.

The app is very well-designed, has a strong file management system, and is by far one of the best productivity apps I’ve used in recent months. Very much worth having, I highly recommend it.

Samsung’s Q1 income to dip by 4 per cent
Fri, 11/04/14 – 5:56 | No Comment

The operating income of Korean smartphone maker Samsung is forecasted to dip by four per cent to US$8 billion in Q1 2014 compared to the same period last year.

Retailers to ramp up investment in technology this year
Fri, 11/04/14 – 5:50 | No Comment

Retailers plan to spend more on technology this year, with mobile, websites and new IT systems sitting at the top of their lists.

Dropbox receives over $500M in credit financing
Mon, 7/04/14 – 2:11 | No Comment

Popular file storage and sharing platform Dropbox has obtained more than $500 million worth of debt financing, adding to the $350 million in equity funding it raised two months ago from venture and private equity …

Kill switch could lead to $2.6 billion in savings
Fri, 4/04/14 – 10:57 | No Comment

A kill switch that can remotely disable stolen smartphones could save Americans up to US$2.6 billion annually, revealed a study by William Duckworth, Associate Professor of analytics, statistics and data science at Creighton University.

Software patents could die today
Mon, 31/03/14 – 7:18 | No Comment

Software patents are a lusciously controversial item that many love, love to hate, or just hate. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving the very core of what can or cannot be …

Smartphone app aims to monitor public transport concerns
Fri, 28/03/14 – 7:42 | No Comment

A new smartphone app is poised to make commuting around Australia stress-free.

Google expands market for Chromecast
Fri, 28/03/14 – 7:41 | No Comment

Chromecast, Google’s finger-sized gadget that allows people to upload video content from their mobile devices onto a high-definition TV set, was launched in Canada and Europe on March 19, eight months after its American debut.

Spotify no longer accepting app submissions
Mon, 24/03/14 – 12:01 | No Comment

As of today, Spotify is no longer accepting app submissions for its App Finder (read the announcement here). App Finder is the music streaming service’s directory for third-party apps that work within its desktop client. …

New technology provides smartphones with real zoom
Fri, 21/03/14 – 4:57 | No Comment

Despite the advances in mobile phone technology, photos taken using a smartphone are still inferior to those taken with real cameras.

Can social media save UK retailers?
Fri, 21/03/14 – 4:54 | No Comment

Apart from drawing in more people, Facebook, Twitter and newcomer Phlok are boosting the sales of British shops, according to media reports.

US telcos battle for smartphone users
Wed, 19/03/14 – 4:19 | No Comment

American carriers T-Mobile and AT&T have ignited the next great smartphone war, but the winners could be the shoppers, according to a CNBC report.

Paym to allow payments using mobile number
Wed, 19/03/14 – 4:18 | No Comment

The Payments Council plans to launch a new service that will allow UK consumers to make secure payments using a mobile phone number.