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Are desktop applications called “apps” yet?

I think this is subjective/depends on the users (like Rob said in his answer), but I personally believe it's shifting that way. I don't like it, but I think that's what is happening. To back up my ...
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Is it adequate UX to ask for a URL, cloud hosted or otherwise, for images in the Django admin interface?

This wholly depends on your intended audience. "Non-technical" is subjective, so it is probably wise to do some level of research on your intended audience before committing to an interface design. ...
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For describing a connection to a server, what noun ("server", "cloud", etc.) is more recognizable to users?

Ask Your Users That’s really a question for your users, not us. In the course of your user research, observe how the users refer to servers. What language do they spontaneously use? If all else fails, ...
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What’s the origin of the metaphor “cloud”?

In 1990 I started going to data networking gatherings where clouds were prevalent. My guess is that they predated the 1980s. Back then a cloud represented a "network" of undefined proportions and end-...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

I know that with Dropbox, that sort of data is dealt with differently - as a DataStore instead of normal files you would expect a user to store within Dropbox. They have a tutorial which deals with ...
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Migrating files structure to the cloud, should all files be copied?

In my experience, it is always better to take the opportunity to cleanup your file structure - perhaps even reconsider the structure all together. There are many advantages in moving to Cloud-based ...
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Migrating files structure to the cloud, should all files be copied?

You should use the chance to make the structure better, but not without providing enough knowledge for everyone so he can find the things he is looking for. You should "layout" a new better structure ...
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Users and merging conflicts

Always explain to your users what's happening. In this case have a status bar that indicates when the user has synced for the last time. Also give the user the option to force sync and to choose ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

The primary idea behind a backup for app data is to be able to retrieve the data in another environment or another point in time. In such cases the user would prefer if this retrieval happens ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

Never heard of any such standards as there are multiple options available for where to store data. [root]/<appname>/<timestamp>/ Storing backup files in a folder with timestamp should be ...
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What’s the origin of the metaphor “cloud”?

I cite Kurt Vonnegut in his 1959 “The Sirens of Titan”, describing an institution on the planet Tralfamadore: “A kind of university — only nobody goes to it. There aren’t any buildings, isn’t any ...
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