USC Viterbi School of Engineering: Students improve mobile app accessibility for people with disabilities

USC Viterbi School of Engineering: Students improve mobile app accessibility for people with disabilities. “Although a growing number of people are dependent on their mobile devices for everyday obligations, developers seldom seek to make their apps accessible to people with disabilities. Mobile apps don’t often pay heed to accessibility guidelines and this can make it more difficult for people with motor disabilities and older individuals to use the app, or even prevent them from carrying out those everyday obligations. Enter Ali Alotaibi and Paul Chiou, two Viterbi Ph.D. students who want to make the process of redesigning apps for accessibility convenient, too.”

SC Media: Cybercriminals target mobile as consumers embrace digital transactions

SC Media: Cybercriminals target mobile as consumers embrace digital transactions. “With 75% of potential cyberattacks targeting mobile digital transactions, it seems clear that bad actors are going after mobile financial transactions as they see those as easier and more lucrative, according to a cybercrime report from LexisNexis Solutions. The findings were based on an analysis of transaction data from the LexisNexis Digital Identity Network in the second half of last year, which analyzed 35.5 billion transactions.”

Privacy myths busted: Protecting your mobile privacy is even harder than you think (CNET)

CNET: Privacy myths busted: Protecting your mobile privacy is even harder than you think. “With increasingly invasive digital surveillance from advertisers and law enforcement over the past few years, securing your mobile phone from privacy threats in 2022 should be a key resolution. But don’t stop short. Changing a few settings in your phone and apps isn’t enough. To get the most privacy, the key ingredient to add is a suite of encrypted apps.”

How to Use Gboard: The Ultimate Guide (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: How to Use Gboard: The Ultimate Guide. “Gboard (also known as Google keyboard) is one of the best keyboards for Android phones and tablets. It’s available for free and comes preinstalled on many Android phones, especially those running Stock Android. You can install it from Play Store on any Android phone. Let’s explore how to use Gboard on Android.”

Search Engine Journal: 8 Awesome WordPress Plugins That’ll Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly

Search Engine Journal: 8 Awesome WordPress Plugins That’ll Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly. “You have just seconds to get someone’s attention and persuade them to stay on your site. If your site doesn’t work or is slow to load, that person will not come back. Thankfully, the process of optimizing your site for mobile isn’t rocket science, and you can do it on your own with the assistance of WordPress plugins.”

Route Fifty: FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map

Route Fifty: FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map. “The Federal Communications Commission released a new map Friday detailing where the nation’s four largest mobile carriers provide voice and data service, part of a broader effort to improve broadband and internet service across the United States. The map shows where Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile US and UScellular offer LTE voice and data coverage, providing a way for consumers to search coverage by a specific address or geographic area.”

Hongkiat: 10 Best Feed Reader and News Aggregation Mobile Apps

Hongkiat: 10 Best Feed Reader and News Aggregation Mobile Apps. “Tired of just relying on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit to find out what’s currently happening around the world? Instead of relying on visiting your favorite blogs one by one, you might need a feed reader to curate your own list of news sources (or even blogs, magazines, channels) and place them all in one app. In this list, I prepared 10 news readers that will help you stay up to date with the things that matter to you, customized by you, delivered to you as it happens, when it happens.”

The Financial Brand: Introducing the World’s First Interactive Directory of Digital-Only Neobanks

The Financial Brand: Introducing the World’s First Interactive Directory of Digital-Only Neobanks. “Tired of scouring the web as you try to keep up with all the neobanks, challenger banks and digital-only banks out there? Check out The Financial Brand’s new Neobank Tracker — powered by Nymbus. This is the world’s largest interactive, searchable index listing hundreds of digital-only banks and innovative fintechs providing financial services directly to consumers and businesses.”

Tom’s Guide: Best note taking apps of 2021 — Evernote, OneNote, Google Keep and more

Tom’s Guide: Best note taking apps of 2021 — Evernote, OneNote, Google Keep and more. “Makers of the best note taking apps realize that one of the easiest ways to jot down notes is right there in your pocket. And while iPhones and Android devices usually come with their own built-in notes app, sometimes, it’s best to turn to a more full-featured program if you need to take notes during a meeting or lecture, tick off a checklist, brainstorm ideas or remind yourself of upcoming events and tasks. That’s why we’ve gone through the App Store and Google Play to find the best note taking apps for mobile devices.”

Opera loses Touch with iOS app: Browser maker locks and loads the rebrandogun (The Register)

The Register: Opera loses Touch with iOS app: Browser maker locks and loads the rebrandogun . “As with the iOS versions of Microsoft’s Edge, Google’s Chrome, Vivaldi and so on, Opera has attempted to differentiate itself via the bits around the core rendering engine (what the company refers to as ‘the personal browser experience’). As well as the ad and cookie blocking that has become common among browsers, Opera added its Flow technology to the mobile browser at its 2018 launch to facilitate the sharing of files between desktop and device.”

Google Blog: A Google designer takes us inside Search’s mobile redesign

Google Blog: A Google designer takes us inside Search’s mobile redesign. “The beginning of a new year inspires people everywhere to make changes. It’s when many of us take stock of our lives, our careers or even just our surroundings and think about what improvements we can make. That’s also been the case for Google designer Aileen Cheng. Aileen recently led a major visual redesign of the mobile Search experience, which rolls out in the coming days.”