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Turn Those Gray Clouds Blue: Common Issues Setting Up Apple’s Family Sharing Feature

Family Sharing makes the process of sharing content between family members easier and more robust, but it is still a somewhat complex feature to setup. Learn about some of the frustrations we encountered setting up Family Sharing along with a few workarounds.

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iOS 8 Illustrator Vector UI Kit Update

A review of some of the subtle changes between iOS 7 and iOS 8, along with a free download for an iOS 8 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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Free iOS 7 Illustrator Vector UI Kit for iPhone and iPad

Information on why we continue to use Illustrator for mobile mockups, with a free link to download an iOS 7 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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Join Us at Mercury for Google I/O Extended

Mercury is hosting Google I/O Extended Nashville on June 25, 2014 in partnership with Google and the Nashville Mobile Development User Group. Join us!

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Localization and Mobile

Learn how the TED Android app uses localization to reach a global audience.

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The Android Experiment, Part 6: The Conclusion

The final chapter in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android examines the hard decision of whether to stick with Android or return to iOS.

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The Android Experiment, Part 5: Google Now, Default Apps, Photos and the Android App Launcher

Part five in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android reviews Google Now, default apps, photos and the Android App Launcher.

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The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

A review of how users respond to active and passive waiting, along with a story of how Facebook adjusted their loading animation to offload blame to the operating system.

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The Android Experiment, Part 4: Music, Hangouts, Multitasking and Widgets

Part four in the six-part series exploring the pros and cons of switching from iPhone to Android looks at music, Hangouts, multitasking and widgets.

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A Little Message from Mercury…

2013 is almost behind us, so it is with a flourish of festive props and oh-so-much cheer that we wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2014!

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