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US retailers to launch mobile app for payments

A bevy of big-name retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best-Buy Co. and Target Corp., are teaming up to create a company that will give U.S. customers another way to make purchases: with their cellphones.

Aug 15, 2012
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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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