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Articles tagged with: virtual

IBM Files Patent For Modifying Onscreen Keyboard

Although most users like better to use a physical keyboard and only uses virtual keyboards for the sake of portability. They can’t carry around the physical keyboard around all the time and so they use the virtual keyboard on their mobile devices.

However, the flexibility offered by the virtual keyboards can never be matched by the physical ones. That’s exactly why IBM is filing a U.S. patent application for a morphing touchscreen keyboard interface.

SmartWidget Keeps Your Apps Handy

In most smartphones, regardless of the operating system they use, there is always a physical or virtual button to bring forth the applications running simultaneously. This feature is called multi-tasking.

But this doesn’t provide the portability of having all your favorite applications in one place on the screen where you can start any of them easily without having to go look for it deep down the folders. In Android devices, however, shortcuts can do this work but what’s the point in having a home screen when it’s all stuffed up with shortcuts?

Tesco Brings Virtual Shopping To Subway Stations

Tesco, known as Fresh & Easy in America, and Home Plus in South Korea has come up with the concept to use photos of grocery products, as well as QR codes. The grocery products will be displayed on billboards, subway stations, and users will simply have to scan the image using the camera on their smartphone and add the item to their virtual basket.

The users can also pay through the platform and have the items delivered to them on the same day. This means that working mothers can scan some vegetables, fruit, and a few other necessary products, continue on with their day and come home without having to visit the grocery store.

VMWare Releases iPad App That Lets You Run Windows

VMware awaits approval from Apple for a software client for the iPad that will allow IT staff to better manage their virtual environments.

With the vCenter client recently given to Apple, VMware’s director of product and solutions marketing in Europe, Fredrik S jöstedt, awaits to hear back from Apple. Once VMware does hear back, they will then be able to give an estimated date of when it should be available to users.