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Articles Archive for February 2011

A Glimpse of The Future – Very Interactive

Corning has released a six minute video that provides a glimpse of what the future will be like. Apparently it’s very interactive and filled with touch sensitive, electronically enabled display glass that turn household items like bathroom mirrors, refrigerator doors and counter tops — into interactive surfaces similar to the screens on tablets and phones.

It wants to put these touch screens in vehicle displays and integrate it into their designs, plus use large display for videoconferencing and business collaboration from any where. For example, you could send an e-mail from your bathroom mirror — or any similar surface in your home.

New iPhone 5 Photos Leaked

The image of what allegedly appears to be the new iPhone 5 digitizer has showed up on a Chinese reseller of Apple parts’ website. The part is similar to the one found on the current iPhone 4 and older models, but the screen’s viewing area appears to be much longer and wider. No measurements have been posted but the cutout matches up with reports from Apple’s new production lines for the iPhone

App Alerts Customers To Unsanitary NY Restaurants

A NY student has managed to create a public service that provides timely and relevant information to users who subscribe to Foursquare. The donteat.at application was developed by Max Stoller for the NYC Big Apps competition.

The app sends a text message to the user’s phone, after checking in to a restaurant in Foursquare, to alert them to the fact that the restaurant has been flagged by the city’s health inspection office. Essentially allowing people to know that the restaurant has unsanitary or health concerns.

What Makes a Good Business/Social Networker?

For most business owners and executives, business networking is just part of the job. Some network more than others, a few even try to avoid it due to being uncomfortable, but all businesses need someone interacting with people directly.

Really, anyone can be part of the network. All it takes is stepping out of the office to attend a gathering. Whats makes business networking different for some, is the type of gathering they attend. However, connecting to the business community’s can be done at just about any type of gathering. Networking takes someone who is good at interacting and socializing with others, someone extrovert.

Xoom Tablet Aims To Steal Thunder From The iPad

Motorola’s Xoom runs Honeycomb, the Android operating system that’s been designed specifically for tablet use. The Xoom also has a 10-inch screen like the iPad, with roughly the same thickness, although it is a bit narrower and longer. However, it has something the iPad lacks, those being front and rear cameras. It also has a more powerful processor than the current iPad and better screen resoulution at 1280 X 800 compared to the iPad’s, which is 1024 X 768. This is a clear difference that can be seen everytime you use the device.

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial – Highlights the ability to play movies on the tablet. Who is getting one of these sweet tablets???

Google Cloud Connect – Collaborate Seamlessly

Google just released Google Cloud Connect, a software plug-in that moves Office files to Google Docs. With the plugin you can save the files to Google Docs and have them available all the time no matter where you are, reducing the confusion of which version is the most recent. It also gives you the ability to collaborate on documents. For example, your colleagues in Miami could edit the file’s table of content while the creative director, who works from Dallas Texas adjust formating. This reduces the need to send documents back and forth as email attachments making collaboration seamlessly despite not working from the same location.

Apple iPad2 Will Be Revealed On March 2

Apple is poised to announce the new iPad2 on March 2.

The current expectation is that the iPad 2 will be thinner than its predecessor and have enhanced display screens, as well as front-facing camera and Facetime video chat support. Some reports suggest it will be powered by one of Qualcomm’s multimode chips and will run on both GSM and CDMA-based networks around the world. The new iPad2 will be lighter and equipped with a number of features.

Leapfrog Leappad: 5-inch Color Tablet For Kids

Those with kids are probably all too familiar with handling a greasy, food-covered phone — courtesy of their hungry, messy, and multi-tasking children. Now you no longer have to let junior play with your iPhone, iPad, or whatever phone or tablet you have, so he will stop screaming. Welcome the Leapfrog Leappad Explorer. The maker of the very popular line of children’s toys, books, and games will unveil a larger version of its Leapster Explorer this summer.

Google One Pass – Less Expensive Than Apple’s Service

Google recently launched One Pass, a new payment platform that allows users to subscribe to online content for a fee. The subscription service is intended for digital newspapers and magazines and will compete directly with Apple’s new subscription service. Google plans to take a 10 percent cut from transactions which is significant lower than the 30 percent charged by Apple.

One Pass will work on tablets and smartphones, as well as Google-related websites and will launch initially in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The announcement comes just a few days after Apple announced new rules for publishers selling subscriptions on its iOS platform. Apple says companies must now offer users the option to buy directly through an iTunes account, handing 30% of the price to Apple. Previously, vendors were allowed to simply direct customers to an external website, keeping all of the profits.

Given that Apple’s terms are so one sided, Google’s One Pass is a great alternative.