A few stories that caught our attention this week include the W3C announces that HTML5 is ‘feature complete,’ cloud computing will create 7 million jobs over the next 3 years, a new way to store your iPhone photos and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
HTML5: The future of the Web is finally here - CNNMoney
By David Goldman
HTML5, the long-in-the-works update to the language that powers the Web, is "feature complete," according to an announcement made Monday by the standards-setting Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). There's still some testing to be done, and it hasn't yet become an official Web standard -- that will come in 2014. But there won't be any new features added to HTML5, which means Web designers and app makers now have a "stable target" for implementing it, W3C said.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says - InformationWeek
By Paul McDougall
Cloud computing, and related areas like virtualization and data management, will create 7 million jobs over the next three years, according to a new study published by Microsoft and IDC. The study also claimed that currently there are 1.7 million open cloud jobs worldwide that organizations are having a tough time filling.
Solve the iPhone “Storage Almost Full“ Warning Without Deleting Photos - ThinPic
By Steve Wilson
We've all been there. That dreaded "iPhone Storage Almost Full" message, right in the middle of your child's big event. Yep, those 8 MB photos of your pets take up a lot of space and we are all photo Pack Rats these days. We don’t want to delete anything from our phone just in case we want to show someone one day. What if I told you there was a way to free up 60% - 70% of the space being occupied by your photos, while keeping a copy of your photos on your phone?
Forrester: 84% Of U.S. Adults Now Use The Web Daily, 50% Own Smartphones, Tablet Ownership Doubled To 19% In 2012 - TechCrunch
By Frederic Lardinois
The overall online penetration rate in the U.S. has stabilized at 79 percent (the same number Forrester found in 2011). That’s the percentage of U.S. adults that go online at least monthly. What has changed, however, is how many adults go online at least daily: In 2011, that was 78 percent of U.S. adults, and in 2012, Forrester reports that 84 percent now go online at least once per day. One of the reasons for this is, of course, the growing smartphone and tablet penetration. Forrester found that about half of U.S. online adults now own a smartphone and two-thirds even own multiple connected devices.
Barcode App Scanner: Compare Price Shopping Locally or Online - Life Goes Strong
By Barby Gonzalez
Apps for shopping are often barcode app scanners that can compare price, shopping for the same item both locally and online. When you find an item you want in a store, whether it's electronics, toys, or linens, these apps make it easier to purchase the item immediately, find another store that sells it cheaper nearby, or add the item to a wishlist. Scanning a barcode or QR code, or doing a search for the item, you can see a list of stores and prices. Some retailers, like Best Buy, will match online prices if you can show them the same item displayed on your phone with the lower price. Try the free Barcode Scanner App for Barcode Scanner App for Android and iOS.
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