Articles in Category: Mobile

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?

01 October 2018

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?
On-demand jobs offer companies all the benefits of employees without any of the costs of paying benefits for them, are just the best work that desperate people can find.

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

Securing Your Wireless Broadband- 4 Recommendations

18 September 2018

Securing Your Wireless Broadband- 4 Recommendations
Learn easy tips to secure your wireless network.

Wireless broadband internet is, perhaps, the most well-known form of broadband internet connection. Many cafes, restaurants, and offices make use of wireless broadband because it's easy to deploy with minimal cable installation.

This form of broadband, however, has been adapted for home use too. Wireless broadband owners must learn new, and sometimes technically tricky, wireless broadband internet security skills to keep their wireless broadband secured and out of reach from hackers.

Let's cover some important and easy security measures you can implement immediate to keep your wireless broadband safe and secure.

Google Assistant Adds New Voices and a Colourful UX

29 August 2018

Google Assistant Adds New Voices and a Colourful UX
The new Google Assistant UX arrived for some markets in early-July 2018.

Google added 6 new voices to Google Assistant after Google I/O 2017 but the UX that came with it was functional but not elegant. This new UX will arrive for some markets in early-July 2018.

Augmented Reality Books Transform Reading

12 March 2018

Augmented Reality Books Transform Reading
AR Books are physical or digital copies of traditional books, both text and illustrations, that are then linked to additional, non-traditional content through the use of technology.

When a piece of technology with a display screen and a camera (such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam) is pointed at a page in the traditional book for which additional content has been created, an app installed on the technology ‘reads’ the page and displays that additional content on the screen of the device. 

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future

13 November 2017

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future
The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. Not only is its release coinciding with the 10th anniversary of arguably the most important tech product of the last decade.

The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. It’s the first iPhone in four years to undergo a major redesign. The iPhone X starts at £999/$999 for the 64GB model and £1149/$1149 for the 256GB version

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

16 June 2017

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro
Apple's new six-core A10X Fusion combination chip that puts a processor and graphics on the same semiconductor chip. Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.

Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. The new A10X Fusion processor has six processing cores, including three high-performance cores and three high-efficiency cores. The chip will be used in the new iPad Pro tablet. Apple said the tablet would have 40 percent faster graphics performance than predecessors.

Digitization in banking reaches the tipping point- Significant job cuts are coming to Canada's Big 5 Banks

26 May 2017

Digitization in banking reaches the tipping point- Significant job cuts are coming to Canada's Big 5 Banks

What that actually means in practice remains to be seen. It is already clear is threat the following will and is happening:

  • End-to-end digitization and optimization of its branch network.
  • Enhanced online and mobile offerings
  • Re-platforming of mainframes
  • Data center consolidation.
  • Reduce in-country data warehouses.
  • Reduce the number of global instances for personal and business internet banking.
  • Use of cloud platforms for non-business critical systems, with HR cited as an example.
  • “Streamlining” of critical operations such as know-your-customer, onboarding and payments operations.
  • Eliminate 750 legacy systems and applications from the current total of around 6,700.
  • The introduction of new core banking system.
  • Deliver IT projects more effectively, including more ‘off the shelf’ solutions.
  • Increase use of Agile development.
  • A goal of fully-automated data transfer between systems.

Google Trips combines the best Google has to offer to deliver a great travel experience

19 September 2016

Google Trips combines the best Google has to offer to deliver a great travel experience
It’s a big world. Exploring it just got easier with Google Trips.

Google released a new trip planner and travel guide app for anyone who is exploring a new place. The free app, which is available on Android and iOS, organizes your flights and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, and make personalized recommendations based on your Google history.

Mobile location accurarcy within tens of centimetres from a single Wi-Fi base stations

15 September 2016

Mobile location accurarcy within tens of centimetres from a single Wi-Fi base stations
System from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab enables single WiFi access point that can locate users within tens of centimeters.

Aresearch team led by Professor Dina Katabi at MIT present a system called Chronos that enables a single WiFi access point to locate users to within tens of centimeters, without any external sensors.

A new wireless technology developed by MIT researchers could mean safer drones, smarter homes, and password-free WiFi. The team developed a system that enables a single WiFi access point to locate users to within tens of centimeters, without any external sensors. They demonstrated the system in an apartment and a cafe, while also showing off a drone that maintains a safe distance from its user with a margin of error of about 4 centimeters.

A Condensed Overview of Apple's September 2016 Product Annoncements

11 September 2016

A Condensed Overview of Apple's September 2016 Product Annoncements
The iPhone 7 seems like a bunch of upgrades with incremental innovations.

At Apple's iPhone 7 unveiling in San Francisco on Wednesday, the tech powerhouse revealed a host of new and updated hardware and software, including a new type of headphone jack and souped-up camera. Here's a rundown of the biggest announcements. It feels the same, with tweaks (and a funky home button)