Weekly Top 10 Tech News


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. Snapchat’s New Targeting Tools Could Help Improve Ad Results

Snapchat says it uses machine learning to identify people who are most likely to swipe on any given ad, and is giving advertisers more options when buying through its ad platform.

2. New Years 2017 Was The Biggest App Store Day Ever With $240M In Purchases

Apple recently shared that New Years Day 2017 was the single biggest day for sales on the App Store. They’re reporting that iOS users spent nearly $240 million on apps.

3. 3 Ways To Find A Profitable Mobile App Idea

Speaking of successful apps, Entrepreneur shares 3 ways you can come up with your own profitable idea.

4. How To Design With Pantone’s Color Of The Year

Color trends are something to consider whether you’re designing for web, mobile, or social. Take a look at some different ways you can design with Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery.

5. Tanvas’ Haptic Feedback System Lets You Feel Texture On A Touchscreen

Tech company Tanvas has developed a touchscreen that enables users to experience what is amazingly close to texture on the their device. They’re hoping to partner with bigger companies that would implement this feature.

6. Just Some Of The Cool Gadgets Spotted At CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show boasts the latest and greatest in tech gadgets each year in Las Vegas. Wired shares some of their favorite finds, including AirBar which projects an infrared light across your laptop screen, turning it into a touchscreen.

7. Instagram Photos Now Look Better On iPhone 7 And 7 Plus

Instagram has updated its app to enable iPhone 7 users to take full advantage of the phone’s wide color capture feature.

8. Facebook Extends Auto-Captioning To Videos From Pages

Previously only available for ad buys, Facebook is now rolling out an auto-captioning feature for videos published by business pages. With video becoming increasingly important on social media, skipping the tedium of captioning them yourself could be a real benefit.

9. Pixie Uses AR To Find Your Lost Stuff

A new app called Pixie uses Pokemon-Go like features to hunt down your lost keys using integrated trackers.

10. Coming Soon: Your Google Assistant On Android TV And More

Google is expanding its Siri-like assistant to Android TV, and eventually smartwatches, cars, and other gadgets to come.

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