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Researchers create the first GPS for the blind

A new application for devices with Android operating systems, called OnTheBus, helps people find their way and move around in large cities. The application is based on universal design principles and is therefore ...

Jun 20, 2012
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'No-sleep energy bugs' drain smartphone batteries

(Phys.org) -- Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use.

Jun 13, 2012
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Developers are on standby for Apple's UDID successor

(Phys.org) -- The word is out that Apple will replace the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) that is meant for mobile application developers trying to track who uses their software. Apple, according to reports, ...

Jun 11, 2012 weblog
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Video conferencing steps out of the office

Video conferences have largely been confined to offices. Not anymore. New technologies developed by Polycom and other video-conference vendors let employees use smartphones and tablet devices join in no matter where they ...

Jun 08, 2012
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Facebook reports lower 1Q net income

(AP) -- Facebook's first-quarter net income fell 12 percent, weighed down by higher expenses even as its revenue soared, the social networking company said Monday, just a few weeks ahead of its expected initial public offering ...

Apr 23, 2012
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South Korean phone company bets on K-pop

(AP) -- South Korea's largest fixed-line telephone company is trying to capitalize on the worldwide popularity of Korean pop music, or K-pop, to increase revenue from overseas.

Apr 12, 2012
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Mobile apps raise new privacy concerns

Smartphone in hand, you tap into your local application store. You click on a nifty tool that promises to massage your belly and pat your head at the same time. But just as you're about to download it, you decide to click ...

Mar 23, 2012
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