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Men In Pink Collar [Infographic]

November 28th, 2012 Comments off

With the unemployment rate still fairly high, men are looking for jobs in less traditional fields. More and more men are taking jobs in the pink collar industry. What is pink collar you ask? Pink collar describes jobs that are traditionally occupied by women, such as teaching and nursing.

Check out the infographic below presented by WorkBoots.com to learn more about men in pink collar.

How to Achieve Maximum Exposure for Your Android App? [Infographic]

November 23rd, 2012 Comments off

If you’re a geek like me, chances are you think about apps a lot.  Especially if you’re an app developer.  There’s a good chance that if you are an app developer, that you’re an Android app maker, as that’s become the prevailing technology that geeks are favoring.

Question is: how do you stand out from the crowd? This infographic, courtesy of StartApp, does just that.

Achieve Maximum Android App Exposure [Infographic]
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Facebook Psychology – Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? [Infographic]

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Is Facebook affecting the way our minds function?  It’s a safe bet to say that the vast majority of those looking at this infographic will have to resist the urge to click on the Facebook notification icon appearing at the top.

It doesn’t matter if  you know that isn’t an actual Facebook notification.  It doesn’t matter that you probably have your Facebook page open in another tab.  You still want to click the picture of a notification icon just to be sure nothing will happen.  This is the way our minds have been trained to react to things that have become staples of our society.

Think back to just one decade ago…  Can you remember when your social life was dependent on phone calls and “in person” interactions rather than written text, pictures and icons?

Take a look at this infographic brought to you by Best Masters of Psychology to learn more about the ways that online interactions are affecting our brains.  And, while you’re at it, go ahead and post it on Facebook for your friends to see! Addiction or not, this new method of communication doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Facebook Psychology
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Android™ App Reviews by Verizon

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Before downloading that new and popular app for your Android phone, Verizon has created an application to help you rate each of these apps before you download. The review offers more information than the user ratings that appear within the application in the Google Play Store and will include the security of the application, battery consumption, data usage, and user experience. The apps are selected based on their rank within the Google Play Store over a 30-day period. Apps that are preloaded on certain devices when bought from Verizon Wireless will not be rated. Each review will be rated on a 5 point scale from agree to disagree.

The security is rated on each app by being scanned to identify if the application can perform harmful activities or read private information without the users permission. Then, the risk level is evaluated based on the how it will affect you, your device’s performance and the information that is stored on the device itself.

The battery consumption is rated by the amount of battery drain from each application and how it is measured when the app is open and not being used at the time. The review also looks at whether the app is completely turned off when not in use. The battery drain is calculated when the app is not in use by comparing the battery drainage on two separate devices over a certain amount of time. One of the devices has the application running while the other does not. Then, the devices are allowed to fall into sleep mode and then the measurements of the battery drain are taken. The differences in drainage within the two devices will decide which one uses the most battery power when it is running in the background.

Data usage is measured with the amount of data that is being sent and received when the app is open and running while it’s not in use. A real time device data collections measures the performance and a diagnostic monitoring tool logs the data traffic during the testing.

Lastly, the review rates the user experience on the application. When seeing how well the app pleases each user, there are multiple experiences that are looked at; that the app is safe, stable, responsive, intuitive, easy to learn, simple, and polished. The evaluators for the applications use each app for 30 minutes and look for instances where the app might cause confusion or frustration with first time users. They make sure to pay attention to poor experiences that may result in mistakes in the use of the app.

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