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How essential is humour for a better user experience

"There is an app for that". This one line has potentially defined a bulk of the innovation that has happened in the past few years. Apps have become the centre of our lives, homes, work places, and even vehicles now. We interact with them at almost every stage of our daily lives, but yet, these apps remain direct and to the point interfaces which do not gain a personality for themselves.



The importance of Django Model Managers

What is a Model Manager?


For every model in Django, there is an associated manager which is an interface for interacting with the database. To access the manager of a model, you simply need to use the objects property on the model e.g. FootballTeam.objects, however, this property is customisable.


Bridging the gap between design and development

So a while ago, I sat back and looked at the process we had. The main issue seemed to stem from a communications thing, but looking deeper it was more so the barrier between Design and Development. So I plucked it apart and found out the issues, these are listed below. 



The best way you can #dowhatyoucant with Galaxy S8

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 and S8+ mobiles on March 29, 2017. There are some amazing firsts to know about these devices. These feature rich mobile devices have scored on all fronts from display to performance to security creating unique experiences for the users. Here are some of the interesting features that stand for the brand message of Samsung, #dowhatyoucant... 


Rewriting the Gender Code

Some people may roll their eyes at the prospect of exploring the ‘Gender Equality’ debate and they would be quite right to do so. Really quite simply put, the subject of gender equality shouldn’t be an issue in today’s society.



The most important Android O features you should know about

Google has just launched the latest version of Android. It’s called Android O. We don’t know what the official name is, or even what the OS version number will be (previous version number was Android 7.0 Nougat). However, the feature set is revealed with the release of a developer preview build. Google is making a number of big changes to the user experience with some cool video stuff, remoulded notifications, improved power savings on background processes, and more.



How will Artificial Intelligence transform the insurance industry?

Technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been helping transform a diverse set of industries, with large conglomerates like Apple, Google, Samsung, Fidelity, RBS, and IBM having already shown interest in it. Amazon has likewise launched an AI-based speaker, the Echo, which connects to the cloud and responds to voice commands on everything from managing to-do lists to playing one's favourite songs. 


Life in the fastlane: an Android dev's take on the popular open source package

Towards the end of January, 2017, Google acquired the developer platform, Fabric, the idea being that the combined business would help mobile teams build better apps, better understand their users and ultimately grow their companies. Included was a set of developer tools called fastlane, created through an open source project, which were already being used by thousands of development teams to automate both the building and the release of iPhone and Android apps.


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