BOSTON — Bruce Bochy admitted he hadn’t given much thought to joining one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs.On the brink of earning his 2,000th career victory as a major league manager, Bochy sat in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park before Wednesday’s game and downplayed what reaching the milestone would mean to him.“I’ll be honest, that’s not a number I’ve ever thought about,” Bochy said. “I know it’s a possibility it could happen this year.”When Bochy’s San Francisco Giants put the …
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Prominent online project management service Basecamp has launched a free mobile web app, built in HTML5 and custom designed for users on a multitude of different handsets. It’s attractive, easy to use and hopefully a model that will be followed by 37Signals on its other apps like Backpack.Loading basecamphq.com on your mobile device will take you to the new version automatically. Makers of the several 3rd party Basecamp mobile apps, who were probably making a fair sum on their software, are unlikely to be pleased. I’m excited to use it though. I really hope it supports Backpack soon.The company says the web app will work on the following devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Incredible, HTC Evo, Palm Pre 2, BlackBerry Torch, and any device running iOS 4+, Android 2.1+, webOS 2, or BlackBerry 6. Related Posts
FILE – UP Lady Maroons celebrate their latest title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines achieved a championship double during the offseason and head coach Godfrey Okumu said his team’s title haul before 2018 ended was a big boost for them in the coming UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Maroons were the champions in both the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and the Philippine Super Liga Collegiate Grand Slam, their first major titles in recent history.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons, although, took the sweep in PVL, had to battle FEU for 10 sets while the Golden Tigresses whom they faced didn’t have Cherry Rondina with UST’s captain opting to focus on Petron’s campaign in the All-Filipino Conference.“The UAAP is the real one where everybody gets tested,” said Okumu, whose Lady Maroons finished with a 6-8 record tying Adamson University for the fifth seed in Season 80.“We played well during the offseason and the preparation tournaments but it was a good preparation for us mentally and it gave us a lot of boost mentally,” said Okumu.ADVERTISEMENT Bruce Morris recalls hitting longest shot in basketball history Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “There’s some confidence that’s been developed and they have a new discovery about themselves as players and we have confidence in playing,” said Okumu Monday at University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics.“We’re confident but not too over confident because we’re still not tested in the UAAP.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUP swept Far Eastern University in the championship series of the PVL on September 12 before following it up with a one-game knockout win over University of Santo Tomas on December 20 to capture the PSL title.Although both of the Lady Maroons’ victories came against fellow UAAP schools, Okumu said the team has yet to face the full strength of their league-mates once Season 81 rolls around on Feb. 16. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Adobe will no longer provide Flash for mobile devices and is also pulling back from browsing on TVs to concentrate on PC browsing and mobile apps.Vice-president and general manager of interactive development Danny Winokur said on a blog posting that HTML5 was now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively, and that it no longer made sense to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.In a related post, Pritham Shetty, vice-president, video solutions, said that Adobe remained committed to support premium video to multiple devices but would not support browsing on a TV given that apps rather than browsing to a website would be primary way for viewers to access video and games on TVs and peripherals. He said that Adobe would continue to support TV apps with the ability to embed Flash video in native HTML apps and Flash-based apps packaged with Adobe AIR, the element of Flash that supports the deployment of applications, games and HD video on devices and systems including set-tops and TVs.Support for Flash Player was seen as a differentiator for the struggling Google TV platform, and industry observers have seen Adobe’s decision as a blow to the latter. The UK YouView project, French ISP Free’s Freebox and Liberty Global’s Horizon set-top also supported Flash.
TV manufacturer Sharp has extended its partnership with middleware provider Espial by choosing the Espial TV browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in some countries. Espial software is currently deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally.“Smart TV shipments continue to increase as consumers access Internet video and other apps directly from their TV sets” said Kirk Edwardson, head of marketing for Espial.“High performance HTML5 support has become a critical element of Smart TVs, as top TV manufacturers like Sharp aim to enhance user experiences and support a growing number of HTML5 based Internet video apps. At Espial, we will continue to build on our success in providing HTML5-based user experiences for smart TV manufacturers and pay-TV operators worldwide.”
Streaming content has overtaken live programming as “the viewing method-of-choice” among Americans, according to Deloitte’s latest ‘Digital Democracy Survey’. The ninth edition of the research report claims that, on a monthly basis, 56% of US consumers now stream movies and 53% stream TV, compared to 45% who prefer to watch TV programs live.Among millennials aged 14-25, nearly 60% of time spent watching movies occured on computers, tablets and smartphones, making movie viewing habits “decidedly age-dependent,” said Deloitte.Some 68% of respondents were also found to ‘binge-watch’ three or more episodes of a given programme in one sitting, with 31% of Americans doing so on a weekly basis.“Personal viewing experiences and the ability to consume media at your own pace is significantly impacting how US consumers value their content devices and services,” said Gerald Belson, vice chairman, Deloitte and US media and entertainment sector leader.“Today, binge-watching, and the ability to watch what we want, when we want, and where we want, is an exciting cultural phenomenon that is shifting consumer behaviours and attitudes towards curating an individual experience.”The survey found that the internet was the most valued service to an overwhelming 93% of millennials. Despite this, 58% of millennial internet subscribers said they still value pay TV, with 22% of those who don’t currently own a television planning to purchase a new television within the next 12 months.However, a quarter of millenials also said they had either cancelled their pay TV subscriptions in the last 12 months or hadn’t had pay TV for more than a year.The research surveyed more than 2,000 consumers, aged 14 and older in the US to assess technology, media, and telecommunications consumption trends.
Video viewing will help smartphones to pass computers for the first time this year as the preferred way for UK adults to access the web, according to eMarketer.The research firm said that adults will spend one hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone in 2017, compared to one hour 58 minutes for desktop and laptops, with the rise of mobile use attributed largely to digital video viewing.Videos, particularly on social media platforms, as well as the popularity of messaging apps were defined as “the key drivers behind the mobile uptick” with mobile use expected to rise in the coming years as computer use continues to fall.Daily time spent on smartphones in the UK will reach 2 hours 14 minutes by 2019, compared to 1 hour 54 minutes for desktops and laptops,according to the research.Overall, the forecast shows that this year UK adults will spend 2 hours 45 minutes per day with mobile-only devices, including tablets, and will watch an average of 31 minutes per day of digital video on these devices – up 13.5% from 2016.Adults in the UK are also tipped to spend one hour each day on social networks this year, with 34 minutes of that time spent accessing these platforms via a smartphone.In terms of overall media consumption, adults in the UK are expected to spend an average of 9 hours 31 minutes per day with “major media” in 2017, up 0.5% from last year.eMarketer predicts that digital media, including mobile, will account for 49.6% of all media time this year, while TV will account for a 31.7% share – down 2.3% compared to 2016.“Mobile use is increasingly coming to mean smartphone use in the UK, so it’s no surprise to see the time spent forecast tilting ever-more in that direction,” said eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher.“The trend within this trend is the growth in social media and video time. More than any other media on any other device, UK adults are migrating their social media and video habits to smartphones.”