Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:
1. The Mind Blowing Amount Of Mobile Activity Online Every 10 Seconds
Not sure if having a strong mobile presence will make a difference in your business? Think again! The Next Web shares just how much mobile activity happens across platforms and e-commerce sites in just 10 seconds.
2. People Are Spending Way More Time On ‘Pokémon Go’ Than Facebook And Snapchat
You’ve likely seen troves of people out hunting for Pokémon by now, so it’s no wonder that people are spending much more time on this app than the most popular social media platforms. For our two-cents on the augmented reality experience in Pokémon, stop by and read our last blog post.
3. The Current State Of Social Media Applications On Smartwatches
Social media apps aren’t widely used on smartwatches at this point, but marketers should keep an eye on developments and be ready for their content to be consumed on the immensely smaller screens.
4. How To Make True 360˚ Photos With Your Smartphone For Facebook
Facebook introduced 360˚ photo support last month, but most people don’t have the equipment to make them. By using Google’s Street View app, you can use your smartphone to create your own 360˚ photos and upload them directly to Facebook.
5. Facebook’s Live Videos Can Now Be Twice As Long
Facebook has made a number of updates to its Live Video feature, including a full-screen recording option, the ability to hide live comments, and users can now record up to four hours at a time.
6. How To Select The Perfect Image Format
Ever wondered about the difference between a JPEG, GIF, and PNG image file? We totally geek out on this stuff, and love Web Designer Depot’s breakdown of what exactly each file does–along with cutting edge universal file formats that are entering the web design and development world.
7. You Can Now Embed Periscope Broadcasts Anywhere On The Web
With the advent of Facebook’s Live Video, Twitter-owned Periscope is hoping to retain users by allowing them to more easily share their broadcasts across social media channels and sites. Broadcasts can now be embedded and begin playing just like a GIF or video file. Read this article on our blog for more info on which live streaming apps your brand should use.
8. Google Is Making It Far Easier For Emergency Services To Find You In A Crisis
Although currently available in limited locations on Android devices only, Google has created an Emergency Location Service feature that allows emergency services to more accurately locate you by GPS when you call from your cell phone.
9. Obama Created A Color-Coded Cyber Threat ‘Schema’ After The DNC Hack
Much like the Homeland Security Advisory System created after 9/11, President Obama announced a new directive that will address how the federal government will respond to hacking of both government and private U.S. companies.
10. All-In-One Messenger Lets You Use WhatsApp, Slack And Skype All At Once
This new free Chrome extension brings your favorite chat and messaging platforms in one place for easy switching back and forth–sometimes technology does prove to make our lives easier!
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