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A Skeptic’s View On Google’s Intent To Deprecate And Freeze The User-Agent Header

jueves, 27 febrero 2020 07:27:14

User-Agent meme: Oh you think Google is removing the UA to improve privacy

Some people call me a skeptic, but I don’t believe them… Google intends to deprecate and freeze the User-Agent header due to privacy issues. Privacy issues, really Google? For some reason I doubt that Google is acting altruistically here. Their actions over the years suggests that there might be ulterior motives. So, with that in

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How to improve app monetization (improved ad targeting)

miércoles, 28 agosto 2019 06:57:43

Monetizing apps by adding ads is a popular way for creators to fund their efforts. Consumers are more likely to install an app which doesn’t have an up-front fee, so in-app advertising is a natural fit for both parties. However, as apps don’t function the same way as browsers do, the default exchange between the

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The guide to non-blocking code on the web

viernes, 28 junio 2019 02:51:40

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In this article we’ll give a run down of what non-blocking is, how it can help you improve performance on your site, and maybe even get that sweet, sweet 100 on performance in Google Lighthouse. (All examples will be JavaScript/node related) What is blocking code? Blocking code is any code that prevents the execution of

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Android v iOS market share – 2019

jueves, 06 junio 2019 09:17:02

Our latest dive into Android v iOS market share compares data from Q1 2019 with the previous year. In Canada, iOS lost over 10% share. It also lost over 12% in Egypt, 14% in Ireland, 9% in Italy and Japan, and a concerning 18.17% in Portugal. There were some gains, though, such as 11.65% in

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The DeviceAtlas Guide to Device Detection for Video Advertising

miércoles, 29 mayo 2019 09:36:32

Video as an online trend is nothing new, but there's no doubt that video consumption on the web has skyrocketed – time spent watching video is growing rapidly. Consider the following numbers to get an idea of just how big video has become: 75% of mobile traffic will be video by 2020 – Cisco YouTube

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Under pressure in the UK, how popular are Huawei smartphones?

miércoles, 01 mayo 2019 07:25:52

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Huawei are in the headlines again – it’s been a hectic 12 months for the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. The latest news follows a leak from the UK’s National Security Council, confirming Huawei will be allowed to supply non-core 5G tech (such as antennas) for Britain’s emerging network needs. The news travelled quickly across

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The most active bots and crawlers on the web

martes, 16 abril 2019 10:07:42

Allowing web crawlers to scan your site is vital if you want your web pages to appear in Google, Bing and other search results. However, unwanted traffic spikes caused by non-human visitors can be costly in terms of bandwidth, website stability, potentially leading to site outages. To help you understand web crawlers, bots and spiders

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Turning off JavaScript: Too much trouble, if you ask me

jueves, 04 abril 2019 03:54:01

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This would be the ugly secret of the internet, except everyone knows about it: the overuse of JavaScript makes the modern web slow and annoying to browse as well as possibly dangerous. On the desktop, many people choose to restrain the beast with something like NoScript which allows the user selectively run/stop scripts using simple

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Viewport, resolution, diagonal screen size and DPI for the most popular smartphones

lunes, 01 abril 2019 09:51:04

Knowing the specifications of a smartphone's screen allows you to better tailor and sculpt the experience for your users. In this post, we list the most common diagonal screen size in 35 countries across the world. Skip to country: Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Colombia Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan

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Counterfeit mobile phones are everywhere

miércoles, 20 marzo 2019 09:23:40

A growing problem, worldwide Fake handbags, fake watches, fake news—these are all so familiar to us now that we don’t give them a moment’s thought and accept them as a matter of course. So it should come as no surpise to us that counterfeit phones are widespread also. How widespread? The EU’s Intellectual Property Office

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