Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

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 Google’s brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.
Reports emerged last week that certain Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices were getting the Daydream update, but today Google confirmed the rollout.

The Daydream-ready update is rolling out now to @SamsungMobile Galaxy S8 and S8+. Explore new worlds with #Daydream. https://t.co/KaRNJEcURi… Read More

August 1st 2017 Mobile

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

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 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. Read More

Google opens its Nearby Connections tech to Android developers to enable smarter offline apps

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 Google announced today the public availability of a developer tool that will allow Android apps to better communicate with nearby devices, even while offline. The company touts a number of potential use cases for this technology – like hotel rooms that sense your entry then set the temperature accordingly and turn on your favorite music, or phones that can merge their address books while… Read More

August 1st 2017 Android, Google, Mobile

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

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 Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and videos. Before Snapchat partnered with location data providers Foursquare and Factual, only a few popular neighborhoods, cities, and places had their own geofilters. It also recently added a user… Read More

July 16th 2017 Mobile

Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

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 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? Microsoft Research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that people already go most of the places you want… Read More

July 15th 2017 microsoft, Mobile

As the iPhone Turns 10, Retailers Are Still Trying to Figure Out How to Be True Omnichannel Enterprises

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The iPhone celebrates its 10th birthday Thursday, and many news outlets will commemorate Apple’s pocket-size supercomputer and the always-connected impact it’s had on the culture. As they should. But here, let’s use this mobile milestone to examine whether retailers have adequately reacted to the seismic shift in shopping behavior that can be traced back to…

June 29th 2017 Mobile

Pinch to Copy – Touch Screen Gesture Concept

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I really want this!

June 18th 2017 Design, ipad, iphone, Mobile, Technology

Gina – Future Glass Smartphone Concept

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Just a sketch again.

June 11th 2017 Design, iphone, Mobile, Technology

Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

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 Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger – and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses. The company quietly announced the service earlier this week with an update to its developer site, but few details were available at the time. Today was the real introduction, with… Read More

June 10th 2017 apple, Mobile

Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

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 Apple’s newly published update to its App Store policies officially designates voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes 30 percent. By taking tipping out of the grey area, more app developers might institute digital tip jars as an alternative way to get creators paid without having to offer ad revenue sharing. Read More

June 10th 2017 apple, Mobile