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Detect Faces Using jQuery Face Detection Plugin

It's quite surprising to see how these recognition softwares work especially when it comes it detecting faces. Face detection is truly an astonishing feature used by so many websites such as Facebook. In Facebook as soon as the user clicks on tag option, it lets you select the faces you wish to tag. It's a cool feature which serves the best when you have to identify faces in a photo. Understanding the logic that works behind the algorithms of detecting faces, voice or other types, make this topic all the more interesting and catchy. Whether it's about detecting voice, getting the perfect crop, or getting the picture shot uniquely, it is amusing to know how everything is being done. With this in mind, it would be worth spending some quality time to explore the basics of face detection plugins like Face Detection by Jay Salvat and Liu and Liu. It's an exceptionally reliable jQuery plugin that works on both images and videos. The plugin receives an image and then returns an array of coordinates of faces found within the image. The main advantage of using this plugin is that, once get the hanged, the face detection algorithm within the plugin...
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Putting an End to the Eternal Debate: Native Apps Vs Web Apps

The debate rages on. Vying to be an accomplished, top-of-the-funnel enterprise, you would want to be visible from the farthest of neighborhoods in the business realm. And when it comes to application development, there is an escalated urgency, simply for the fact the every business wants to be accessible to its customers – prospective and current – on their fingertips. In an age where every minute a new enterprise springs up at some part of the world, being visible is just not enough. Being more accessible in the market means you must reach out to your customers in real-time. Mobile application development has been at the forefront of this new world order where service providers and service seekers are on the same page, with the service seeker pretty much dictating when and how to turn the page over. But, all the sermon apart, the cluster of choices does raise questions. The technology experts often find themselves being pondering over THE question – what to really choose between Native and Web apps for mobile application development? The confusion emanates from the fact that there aren’t many reliable sources around who would weight each option to its merit, evaluate what suits your business...
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iTechnology Grows Bigger And Better with Iphone 5s and 5c Apps

Apple is known for its ability to introduce novel concepts to its flagship project, iPhone - continually improving the experience of this world class smart phone product. Comes big this time with better dynamics and superb definition with a twin launch iPhone 5s and 5c - complementing the idea of innovation with its best-of-breed technology. This new iPhone comes with advanced exposure to iTechnology through Apple's own rendition of mobile app development.iPhone 5s delivers 64-bit architecture built under precision sensors, faster receptivity and thoughtful make. Its younger looking cousin, iPhone 5c, delivers it all in a more colorful version. Both of these series variants are the latest smart tool offered by Apple for the users to discover more of amazement and relish more possibilities - with enhanced iPhone functionalities and features.iPhone 5s and 5c come with improved facilities for maps, social integration, payment, gaming, utilities and more. It has shot up the possibilities for the iPhone users with more user-focused and interactive features, allowing them to do things more comprehensively. With astounding support of the latest web kit and incredible alliance with the advanced web standards, iPhone 5s furnishes great value for its users.iPhone 5s/5c app development has set the market...
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Why Web Designers Need to Have a Grasp on Google

When you read about the importance of web design and how it can help you tap into $1.25 trillion in annual eCommerce spending, what company name do you see at least once in every article? It certainly isn't Bing or Yahoo! No, without fail, you will see Google mentioned multiple times throughout any piece discussing web design for search engine optimization. Is this just favoritism on the part of content writers, or is there something far more serious at work here? Why Google is More Important Than Other Search Engines The reason why every article you read stresses the importance of getting in good with Google is because it is the most popular search engine on the web. How popular is it? Recent statistics show that Google owns 65 to 70% of the search engine market share. In more concrete terms, the search giant handles 100 billion searches a month. Microsoft's Bing, Google's closest competitor, only owns 17.9% of the market share, generating significantly lower monthly search requests. In short, it's far more important that your web designer pleases Google than any other search service. Why Web Designers Need to Know Google Guidelines Sorting out Common Mobile Design Problems Using responsive web...
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Mobile Devices Users Everywhere Are Realizing the Implications of Their Lax Security

Between the exorbitant financial losses, expensive legal or regulatory infractions, and shameful reputation damages, businesses paid a whopping average of $7.2 million per data breach, according to computer security firm Symantec. Across the country, mobile device users are realizing how mistaken they were to be so lax about their security. Everyone, from medical professionals to politicians to social media addicts to small businesses to everyday smartphone users, are suddenly feeling the potential impact of security breaches and data losses, and looking for appropriate solutions. Over 80% of pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals routinely access sensitive records while mobile, according to a report in Medical News Today. Of that 80%, the vast majority (90%) use free file-sharing services, which do no have the adequate security necessary to access such sensitive documents. This puts these medical professionals at risk of breaking HIPAA codes, which would lead to serious infractions. In addition the medical industry, the federal government is also incredibly vulnerable. According to a study titled "2014 Mobilometer Tracker: Mobility, Security, and the Pressure In Between," almost half of government employees who rely on their mobile devices aren't practicing several essential security protocols. The security issues don't stop with professional industries either. Recently, a...
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Future Trends in Web App Technology

Web apps are one of the most revolutionary inventions of the past several years. They have completely changed the way people live and function on a day-to-day basis. Many apps are focused on making life easier, faster and more convenient. Since their introduction, web app developers have learned a lot about what makes a web app successful. As a result, they have progressively improved. 2013 has already seen significant changes in many web apps, and many people are anticipating what is to come. Several trends have emerged that will likely dominate the future of web apps. Below is a list of some of those biggest trends. Stylistic changes One of the key trends in web apps is interface simplification. By simplifying, developers hope to make content more accessible and readable for the greatest amount of people. Such design also helps prevent frustration for the user. Additionally, there has been a strong trend towards the unification of desktop and mobile devices. Previously, web developers had focused on adapting styles based upon the content they were presenting. Now the trend is creating a similar experience for the user, regardless of whether they are using a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Personalization There...
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jQuery 1.0.1 Mobile Framework Review

Every web developer has heard and probably is using jQuery framework, or a plug-in used in CMS is using jQuery. Well, jQuery have been on a long road and right now it seems that web and mobile web are becoming one – with jQuery Mobile. All app developers know that building app for iPhone, Android or other mobile device can be very time consuming as you need to write few different native application for different platforms. This new mobile framework is new hope for developers to unify user experience for different phones and tablets. For full list of supported platforms visit the official website. At these early stages it seems that new framework is very stable, highly customizable and easy to use, there are a lot of examples and source code on the main website, and as well it can be plugged to Phone Gap. jQuery Mobile Key Features Built on jQuery core Compatible with all major mobile, tablet, e-reader & desktop platforms Lightweight size Modular architecture HTML5 Markup-driven configuration Progressive enhancement Responsive design Powerful Ajax-powered navigation system Touch and mouse event support Powerful theme framework (ThemeRoller) Unified UI widgets If you have experience with jQuery, you will have kick start...
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The Key To The Money Tree Has Been Found By Mobile Developers

If you do not like those small ads in your smartphone apps and programs, you may want to think hard about buying another smartphone. Those ads are going to be even more prevalent soon. They happen to be the path to riches for many developers of mobile apps for Android, iPhone or other mobile operating systems found on mobile devices. A Little Ad Can Feed A Programmer's Family The smartphone is growing up and developers are assuming the marketing positions of large corporations. Google is one of those large corporations who likes to give away free things encrusted with plenty of ads. Mobile developers are taking this example for their own work. The free app encrusted with plenty of ads is the modern way for a programmer to make a quick buck or three. International Research For Mobile Money A company named "IHS Screen Digest" has done a study showing that the top way to make money in a place like the Android market is to give the app away. Free is good, but the app should also have some form of "in app" advertising to go along with it. The IHS Screen Digest is a company that performs international research...
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