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Google Adds Mobile Usability Feature to Webmaster Tools

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The importance of mobile traffic should not be underestimated. Earlier this year, comScore reported that people spent much more time accessing digital media on smartphones and tablets than on desktops. Also, according to eMarketer, smartphone users could total 1.75 billion by the end of this year.

Most webmasters understand this trend and have taken steps to ensure their sites are mobile-friendly. But is there more you could be doing? Google's new mobile usability feature could help determine the answer - and it might be more important than you think.

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Firefox Developer Edition Launches

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Mozilla's Firefox browser definitely doesn't have the popularity it once did. According to Adobe, Firefox was the second-leading browser behind Internet Explorer in U.S. desktop and mobile usage combined until around the end of 2011. At that point, Firefox was eclipsed by current leader Chrome, as well as Safari and Android browsers.

Experts attribute Firefox's downturn to the fact that they've been notoriously absent in the mobile sphere. However, Mozilla does seem to be coming up with ways to solidify their small but dedicated user base, such as the new Firefox Developer Edition.

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Apple Announces Thinner, Lighter iPad Air

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Apple hardware enthusiasts had a lot to talk about yesterday with the company unveiling their new and heavily updated Mac Pro and MacBook Pro models, not to mention their free-to-download OS X Mavericks operating system software.

However, the hottest announcement of the day was undoubtedly the new iPad Air. For the last couple of iPad generations, Apple has simply been referring to each new model release as "the new iPad," but the company obviously feels that this new iteration is unique enough to deserve its own moniker.

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Yahoo Updated on iOS

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After revamping their desktop search experience earlier this year, Yahoo is back with a retooled search site for iOS, just in time for the release of iOS 7 and Apple's new smartphones, the iPhone 5C and 5S. Not surprisingly, the mobile Yahoo experience is now very similar to the experience Yahoo rolled out in early summer for desktop users.

The most outstanding feature is a new navigation bar that automatically disappears when you scroll, and reappears when you stop scrolling so you can quickly conduct a new search - and this feature is only the beginning.

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Apple Unveils Premium iPhone 5S, Entry-Level iPhone 5C

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During a special live event yesterday in Cupertino, Apple unveiled the two latest additions to its iPhone lineup. Tech junkies will be most excited about the high-end iPhone 5S, while smartphone newcomers and those looking to save a few extra bucks will likely turn their attention to the Apple iPhone 5C.

The entry-level iPhone is designed to allow more individuals with the ability to access the iOS ecosystem at an affordable price. Continue reading below to determine which Apple iPhone is a best suited to meet your tech needs while still fitting into your budget.

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