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Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Innovation is reaching an explosive rate in the continent in a range of different sectors. The massive penetration of mobile technology in Africa, and the unique situation of the economies and cultures throughout its nations have provided a nearly ideal circumstance for innovation in these devices in a tremendous range of sectors from energy to banking and from education to agriculture. These cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other small screen devices are being … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Google continues to rock the mobile technology world with update to Android OS

Google continues to rock the mobile technology world with update to Android OS

New Android update is dubbed “L” Google recently unveiled the latest version of its Android operating system, highlighting the new version’s various features. The latest version of Android is called “L” and is meant to make the Android platform more competitive with other mobile operating systems that are also receiving major upgrades. Notably, L features new functionality that makes it less energy intensive and more engaging for consumers that have come to rely heavily on mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Mobile technology proves increasingly popular in real estate

Mobile technology proves increasingly popular in real estate

Agents and agencies are continuing their investments into smartphone friendly marketing. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has now completed their 2013-2014 Realtor Technology Survey to help to gain insight into the number of realtors who are spending on new forms of tech, such as mobile technology, in order to enhance their businesses. What they found is that spending was greater last year than it had been in previous years. This suggests that real estate agents are looking … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Technology News, Trends

Google shows off new wearable technology at I/O conference

Google shows off new wearable technology at I/O conference

Google sheds some light on its future with wearable technology and other projects Google recently held its latest “Google I/O” conference, highlighting some of the company’s upcoming technological innovations. During the conference, Google unveiled its new Android operating system as well as a variety of wearable devices, a new “smart TV,” and even technology for vehicles. The wearable devices unveiled by Google generated significant buzz because of the company’s growing interest in augmented reality technology and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

BlackBerry Passport will have a large square screen and a September launch

BlackBerry Passport will have a large square screen and a September launch

The CEO of the handset maker unveiled an odd looking device that will be the next smartphone…phablet… Following a far better earnings announcement than anticipated, the Canadian smartphone maker is continuing its surprising technology news headlines with the unveiling of its BlackBerry Passport. This can either be considered to be a massive smartphone or a tiny phablet – though it is officially a phone. John Chen, the CEO of the company, used the earnings report and annual meeting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Technology News

Technology news from BlackBerry will soon bring 240,000 apps to Amazon

Technology news from BlackBerry will soon bring 240,000 apps to Amazon

The struggling handset maker has just struck a licensing deal with the massive online marketplace. BlackBerry Ltd. has now announced its latest technology news which involves a new deal with Amazon.com Inc., which will give the handset manufacturer the ability to offer 240,000 Android applications from the app store at Amazon. The move will give BlackBerry 10 mobile device users the ability to download some of the most popular Android apps. The technology news will become active as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, United States

Mobile technology market in smartphones still led by Android

Mobile technology market in smartphones still led by Android

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News

Sephora unveils augmented reality digital mirror

Sephora unveils augmented reality digital mirror

Sephora teams with ModiFace to produce innovative digital mirror French cosmetics brand Sephora has partnered with ModiFace, a virtual reality technology company, to create a digital mirror that leverages augmented reality. The mirror is, essentially, a monitor equipped with a camera that feeds visual information to the screen. Customers can use the digital mirror to try on eye shadow, which will appear on their face thanks to augmented reality. AR is becoming quite prominent in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Gadgets, Technology News