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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Looking for something nearby? Wi-Fi Aware could find it for you

  What if the Apple Watch really is a flop? | Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones

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Looking for something nearby? Wi-Fi Aware could find it for you
A new feature of Wi-Fi could help people find both each other and things nearby, without even being near a hotspot.The group that puts the Wi-Fi badge on phones, laptops and countless other gadgets is now starting to certify products for Wi-Fi Aware, a way for apps to make their presence known to devices nearby. Because it's peer to peer, the system works anywhere there's more than one Wi-Fi Aware device.For example, if two people have the same game on their phones, the game could use Wi-Fi Aware to figure out that they're in the same room and let them play against each other. Or a device near a painting in the basement of a museum could automatically send information about the art to visitors walking by.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Forrester Study: Digital Transforms The Game of Business
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5 Generations of Wireless LAN Architecture
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What if the Apple Watch really is a flop?
Last week saw the emergence of reports from Slice Intelligence that sales of the vaunted Apple Watch were down 90% from its launch week, and many commentators rushed to call the device a flop. Like many other people, I don't fully trust the numbers or the analysis behind the stories, but the kerfuffle raises some an interesting question – what if the Apple Watch is a flop?If that's actually true, what would it mean for the future of wearable computing devices? How important would it be for Apple? What effect would it have on makers of other smartwatches and wearable computing devices?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Review: The best browsers for Android smartphones
It has now been 12 weeks since "mobilegeddon," the day that Google's search algorithm started judging the browsability of a website on a small mobile screen and rewarding the sites that make life easier for smartphone users. This as much as anything marks the day when the smartphone became an official Web citizen, and mobile browsers attained all of the rights and privileges as their desktop counterparts.InBrowser for AndroidTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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Survey Report: Data Culture in Software Development
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In photos: Tour Target's new Internet of Things concept store
Welcome to the Target Open Home storeImage by Fredric PaulLast week Target opened its Open Home concept store right next to the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, home to many high-profile tech conferences. The 3,500-square-foot space sits below a City Target store, in the Metreon shopping and entertainment complex—the same building where Sony and Microsoft once hosted their own technology concept stores (long since closed). One Target exec described the installation as "part retail store, part learning lab, part meeting space," and there are plans to devote Thursday evenings for smart home events in the space, Target says, from tech talks and meet-ups to product demos and product launches.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

T-Mobile's latest family data plans are a downright bargain
The latest promotion from T-Mobile undercuts Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by a wide margin. Read More

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The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
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14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone
Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone has changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the iPhone. Read More

Hands-on with News in iOS 9: Apple's response to Facebook and Snapchat's content platforms
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There's a silver lining in the cloudy tablet forecast: Workplace tablets
With global tablet sales flat, or even falling in some cases, there is a bright spot for hardware manufacturers: Company purchases of tablets for workers in jobs such as retail sales or field work.Forrester predicted Monday that tablets used for enterprises will grow to 20% of the entire market by 2018, up from 6% in 2010. These include Apple iPads as well as Windows and Android tablets that are generally purchased and managed by a company on behalf of workers, either for solo use or shared with others.That level of growth is impressive compared to the recent sales dip for the iPad, which sold 12.62 million iPads in the second quarter, a drop of 23% compared to the same period a year ago, Forrester analyst JP Gownder noted in a blog.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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