Mobile technology can safely be used on airplanes

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A European regulator has now determined that cell phone use does not present an aircraft safety risk. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now determined that mobile technology such as cell phones do not pose an aircraft safety risk, which means that airlines regulated by that authority will be able to allow their passengers to be able to use their devices throughout the length of their flights. Mobile devices were previously required to be switched to “airplane mode” during take-off and landing. Now that this ruling has been made…

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Smartphone trends show most shoppers don’t like device use in lines

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Recent research has revealed that the majority of people don’t like standing in checkout lines with others using devices. Among the largest smartphone trends outside of the various devices that have been released and the directions being taken in mobile commerce, marketing, and payments, is the etiquette surrounding the actual use of these gadgets. Nearly everyone now owns some form of cell phone, but this has been a development that has come on quite quickly. Due to the speed at which the smartphone trends have traveled, it hasn’t made it…

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Mobile technology market in smartphones still led by Android

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The operating system did face a bit of a slip in the United Kingdom, but not enough to lose its lead. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just published new mobile technology data that has shown that Android devices continue to rein supreme in the United Kingdom and they continued to dominate in smartphone sales from 2013 to 2014. That said, during that time, while they have maintained their lead, they did lose some market share. The competition that seems to be on the rise in the U.K. and that is stepping…

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Technology news will soon be bringing “cheap” smartphones and computers

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As flexible plastic is soon to become a replacement for silicon chips, inexpensive devices are ever closer. Now that flexible plastic alternatives to silicon chips are coming ever closer to being a reality, so is the technology news that very inexpensive smartphones, computers, and other devices and systems will become available. A new University of Iowa research proposal has shown that it could be possible to overcome this barrier. A research team at the University of Iowa have put together a proposal that describes a method that would allow them…

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Technology news at Amazon includes talks of a smartphone

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The company has revealed that it is on the edge of a release of a new mobile device in the second half of 2014. According to the participants in a briefing regarding Amazon’s plans, that company intends to make massive technology news in the second half of this year by taking its first steps into the smartphone market. This has the potential to shake up the industry a little bit and knock Samsung and Apple down a peg. This latest technology news is just the most recent in a wider…

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Technology news made as Ryan Seacrest’s Typo loses to BlackBerry

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The Canadian smartphone manufacturer now has a court order against a product’s copyright infringement. The first technology news regarding the BlackBerry case against Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC has now been released, as the handset manufacturer has obtained a preliminary injunction to stop Typo from selling a $99 iPhone case. This, following the decision of a judge that said that Typo was likely infringing on BlackBerry’s patents. San Francisco U.S. District Judge William Orrick, explained that as the technology news stood, BlackBerry was able to establish that there was indeed…

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M-payments acquisition of Evenly made by Square

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The processing business is seeking to broaden its capabilities through the purchase of the startup. The most recent acquisition made by Square appears to be geared toward making it easier for its app users to be able to use m-payments to send and collect money from their friends. This was what the company revealed when it announced its acquisition of Evenly. The acquired company was designed to be an easy m-payment app that has tools that Square clearly finds to be highly appealing and wants to be able to integrate…

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Technology news predictions show a smartphone number tripling by 2019

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If this forecast is correct than there will be three times more of these devices by that time. A technology news report has been issued by Ericsson of Sweden which has indicated that by the year 2019, they expect the number of smartphones to have tripled to the point that the total figure will have reached 5.6 billion worldwide. If this is correct, then it will mean that smartphones will make up 60 percent of all global cell phones. Ericsson, the largest telecommunications network maker in the world, expressed in…

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Technology news from BlackBerry shows $4.7 billion buyout

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Shares for the freefalling smartphone manufacturer ground to a halt as a takeover deal was inked. The downward spiral of BlackBerry stocks screeched to a stop, yesterday, as the company made technology news by inking a takeover deal that would pay US$9 per share. The deal was struck for BlackBerry to sell itself to a consortium that is led by its largest shareholder. This technology news means that the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.-led consortium will become the new owners of the dramatically failing company. Within that deal, the dramatically battered…

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Technology news made as Amazon opens a China Appstore

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Many people are expecting that this announcement will come ahead of a release of Kindle in the country. A massive technology news announcement was made on April 17 by Amazon.com, when it stated that it would be expanding its Appstore for Android to almost 200 countries, but at that time, China was not included among them. However, that story has changed as the company has now announced the opening of the store. As of May 4, Android device users in China have been able to take advantage of this technology…

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Mobile commerce finding favor with women in the UK

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Report shows that women play a significant role in the mobile industry A new report from OgilvyAction, a global bran activation network, shows that mobile commerce is beginning to take off amongst female consumers. Traditionally, males have dominated the mobile behavior space, especially in the mobile commerce sector. Past studies have shown this to be the case, with many men claiming that mobile commerce was a more feasible way to make payments for goods and services. OgilvyAction’s recent study shows that this mentality is not exclusive to males. Women outnumber…

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