Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail

A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently announced Inbox — a major redesign of Gmail was launched. As is the case with all Google products it was first released internally as “dogfood” to let Googlers themselves digest all the new features, or as was the case with this particular redesign, the removal of most of the advanced features. The Gmail team did not have to wait for the reaction for long. And it wasn’t very “googly.” It caused an uproar teeming with disgust for just

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Popular Tweak Apex 2 Released For iOS 8.1

Popular Tweak Apex 2 Released For iOS 8.1

Some jailbreak tweaks are the kind of thing that make people jailbreak in the first place and we have no hesitation in saying that Apex 2, initially released for iOS 7, was one of those tweaks. Now, Apex 2 has just received a new update that adds an important new feature to the mix – support for iOS 8.1. For the uninitiated, Apex 2 allows users to replace those ugly folders by effectively allowing app icons to act as folders themselves. Tapping and swiping up on the Music app can be configured to reveal options to launch Spotify or the

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Kevin Rose launches Watchville app, targeting the luxury watch market

Kevin Rose launches Watchville app, targeting the luxury watch market

Serial entrepreneur and founder of the original Digg, Kevin Rose, has just launched a new iOS app that is quite a departure from previous social-targeted platforms, including his latest, Tiiny. Watchville, available for free, acts a news aggregator and atomic clock tool for the extreme luxury wristwatch market. Not just for those who like Rolexes, but collectors who know names like Hublot and Panerai. Made by Rose’s app development shop North, Watchville, as a new aggregator, works like you’d expect. It pulls in news and reviews from all the top watch blogs, allowing users to read in a clutter-free view,

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The DevOps journey has just begun

The DevOps journey has just begun

Recently, I had the honor of speaking at DevOpsDays Berlin and attending DevOpsDays Ghent 2014. Both conferences included plenty of discussion surrounding the fifth anniversary of the speaking series, with as many enthusiastic ‘State of the (DevOps) Union’ conversations to match. Attendees expressed varied interpretations of the meaning of DevOps, how companies are approaching implementation of the ideas discussed in DevOps, and the latest technology musings which mostly consisted of inquiries regarding if (and how) Docker was used within respective companies. These topics were examined during my recent talk in Berlin, DevOps Day 2: People and Process. I’d like to

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Is Google Glass’ allure fading away?

Is Google Glass’ allure fading away

Just months ago, Google opened up the purchase of Glass to the public, but for the insane price of $1,500. Of course, the units are meant for developers only, but one might question when the prototype will hit its final stage and get released to the mass market for an affordable price. According to a recent report by Reuters, the allure of Glass is starting to wear off — a miserable, miserable sign for Google, especially since the public hasn’t even gotten its hands on a finished product. Reuters contacted 16 Glass app makers — nine of the 16 said

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