10/05/2011, Once known as Silicon Valley’s enfant terrible, Steve Jobs had gained the status of an iconic visionary, after the unparalleled success of the iPod (with iTunes), the iPhone and more recently, the iPad. Today, after bringing his company to the top and stepping down as CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has died at age 56. Here is the message that Tim Cook sent to all Apple employees: Team, I have […]
10/04/2011, So far the Apple “let’s talk iPhone” event has been pretty lackluster, with no real announcements yet – if you’ve been following our coverage, you can read up all about it on our meta live blog. Eddie Cue went on stage and gave a presentation about iCloud. For folks who missed the keynote at the WWDC earlier this year, you can read our previous coverage about the MobileMe replacement […]
10/04/2011, Apple Japan leaked the iPhone 4S earlier, and Phil Schiller has taken the task to announce said smartphone that features a new dual core A5 processor from Apple within, the same chip which powers the iPad. It is said that the iPhone 4S is up to 7 times faster than the iPhone 4 where graphical performance is concerned. Bear in mind that the iPhone 4S will be a world phone – […]
10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We’ve got our hands on KDDI’s speaker-less Android phone, and the test was quite interesting as you can see on the photo. First, let’s talk about the technology: KDDI is using vibrations to transmit sound, which is the same concept that used in bone-conduction audio devices: the vibration is transmitted to the eardrum directly, which converts it into sound – no airwaves involved. This time, this technology is […]
10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] KDDI, a Japanese carrier known for its innovative spirit, is demonstrating a new generation of tactile feedback at CEATEC. KDDI’s feedback technology works with a capacitive display and provides a “click” feel which is similar to what can be felt on the Blackberry Storm. However, the Storm was using a primitive “switch” that was clicking at anytime, anywhere on the screen. KDDI’s feedback technology only provides feedback where […]
10/02/2011, Symantec launched Norton Anti-Theft, a web-based service that enables people to remotely lock, locate and retrieve lost or stolen mobile devices. There are many similar products on the market, such as Find My iPhone by Apple, GadgetTrak, AccuTracking, SeekDroid that use location-based software or StuffBak and TrackitBack that use a coded recovery label placed on the device. AT&T now offers the Mobile Locate app in its Mobile Protection Pack and […]
09/30/2011, The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray has been announced back in June at the CommunicAsia 2011 event in Singapore and the unit was shipping in some countries this summer. Today, Sony Ericsson announced that the XPeria ray is now available unlocked in the U.S. for $424.99 at newegg.com and other online retailers. The XPeria ray looks like the XPeria Arc with a smaller display, and, just like the Arc, it features […]
09/30/2011, Tango is a cross-platform mobile video calling application that launched a year ago both on Android and iOS. The application was downloaded one million time ten days after the launch and today, it has over 23 million users in 190 countries. According to Eric Setton, Founder and CTO, Tango, the usage – the time spent on the service – has doubled in the past 3 months. The service is available […]
09/29/2011, Netvibes is well known for its news aggregation customizable portal for consumers, and most recently, the company launched a set of new features to offer, in addition to news aggregation, collaboration and analytics tools in a compelling business intelligence dashboard used by Fortune 500 brands and global agencies. The complete dashboard solution that combines aggregation, analytics, alerts and collaboration, called Netvibes Premium for Team, is targeted to enterprises, and the […]
09/28/2011, Amazon has reinvented the e-reader/tablet and the Web browser with its $199 Kindle Fire, an Android-based e-reader/tablet with a 7-inch touch LCD screen and running its own special version of Android, and re-asserted itself in the e-ink e-reader market with three new QWERTY keyboard-less Kindles, two Touch models ($149 with 3G and $99 for a Wi-Fi only) and a non-touch priced at $79.
09/27/2011, Sony is launching a preview of Video Unlimited, a new user interface that lets PlayStation3 users browse PlayStation Network content in a whole new way. It is fair to say that the PlayStation 3 is extremely more powerful than a set top box or smart TV, yet the user experience of the current PlayStation Network doesn’t really reflect that. Video Unlimited changes the paradigm, forever.
09/26/2011, Watch live streaming video from mobilize2011 at livestream.com Mobilize 2011, GigaOM’s premier event for mobile innovation, is taking place September 26-27 in San Francisco. Mobilize 2011 is the only conference to explore the conjunction of mobile computing and cloud-based services. Follow the conversations live in the video above, starting from 8.30 am PT, Monday September 26, check out the schedule here.
09/22/2011, UPDATE – 01/26/2012: the two demo shown is the videos are beta versions of the Intuit software, the company had since updated both applications, stay tuned, we will have videos of the latest version soon. Digital health is an important trend in mobile technology nowadaysand we have seen a significant increase in investments in the past year. Intuit acquired health portal MedFusion over a year ago , and today, Intuit […]
09/22/2011, A few hours ago, Intuit showcased its new mobile applications lineup at an event in Moutain View, among them, an updated version of its GoPayment service launched as an iPhone app in 2009. GoPayment , just like competing solution Square, enables anyone to process credit card payment directly on a smartphone, using a free credit card scanner plugged into the phone or the iPad. (picture below) Small businesses will be […]