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Posted on in Technology
Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 It's no surprise to people who know me that somebody looking for a Mac, or an application for said Mac, would come to me for advice. In the past 5 years I have assisted at least six people purchase new machines and countless others find solutions for their application needs. As I am continually asked things like "What program should I get for [Enter Purpose Here]?". Due to the popularity of that question, I bring you the Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 according to Kray. Let's get to it! AppZapper: The uninstaller that Apple forgot. While installing an application is usually as simple as dropping it into your Applications folder, uninstalling is not quite as straight forward. While you can simply delete that app when you're done with it, all sorts of dependancies are left hanging around your system folder. They are not only taking up space, but they can...

Posted on in Design and UX
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I know, I know, I say UX and everybody looks at me like it's some kind of STI or something. UX stands for User Experience and so incredibly important to web and app design these days. When users come to your website or downloads your app, they are looking for something that is a) easy to use, b) beautiful and c) easy to use! The user experience starts before a user has even selected your app, so you have to ensure everything from your marketing to the end use works well and gives people a reason to keep using it. Take a look at the top apps in the iOS App store, specifically the ones that have been in the top 100 apps since their release. Obviously, not ones that were JUST released as they don't have any historical significance, but look at the all time top sellers and see what...

Posted on in Technology
I have had many clients over the past few years wanting to develop an iPhone app to integrate with their website. I always ask the same question. Why? The answer is usually the same, because they are popular and they want to take advantage of the rush. I always suggested going with a mobile version of their website instead of an app. More than 90% of the companies out there looking to develop a 'mobile application' for the iPhone or Android could easily get away with creating a mobile version of their website instead, for the same cost (if not less) than building a native app. A mobile website will work across all devices and you are not having to maintain multiple apps for multiple OS systems. After all my huffing and puffing about it, I finally have some hard evidence to back me up. Nielsen just released statistics for the...
       
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