Apple Inc. introduced new health and connected-home features for the software powering the iPhone and iPad, laying the groundwork for a busy second half of the year as the company seeks to rev up its growth. Apple today released new mobile software, called iOS 8, at its annual developer conference in San Francisco. The software includes HealthKit, which lets people monitor their health and acts as a data hub for fitness apps, and HomeKit, which includes home-automation elements so people can control locks, garage doors and lights from their devices. The company also showed products for storing and sending files, and an updated version of its Mac operating system dubbed Yosemite. … [Read more...] about Apple unveils new mobile software with health, home tools
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Google unveiled a free mobile application on Thursday that turns a smartphone into an electronic wallet and is designed to replace plastic credit cards. Google Wallet will initially work with Google's Nexus S 4G smartphone from Sprint, the third-largest US wireless provider, and will eventually be expanded to other phones equipped with near field communication (NFC) technology. An NFC chip in a phone allows a user who has entered their credit card details to "tap-and-pay" for purchases at a checkout register equipped with the PayPass system from CitiMasterCard. Customers can also use a Google Prepaid card to pay for purchases, topping up the Google card with any payment card, and take advantage of Google Offers, the Mountain View, California-based company's online discount coupon program. Google said Google Wallet will be accepted at more than 124,000 merchants in the United States at launch and more than 311,000 around the world. Stephanie Tilenius, Google's vice … [Read more...] about Google turning mobile phone into a wallet
What would you do if your children asked "Will you buy me a mobile phone?" If you say yes, will you have peace of mind when your children have a phone with them at all times? There are currently about 4.3 million students between the ages of 13 and 18 in Viet Nam. Mobile phone service providers have put a lot of effort into expanding their services to demographic. Recent offerings from the country's popular service providers include Q-Teen by MobiFone, Teen-Talk by Vinaphone and Hi School by Viettel. All of these services are marketed towards students. All of the companies advertise low charges for calls, extremely cheap messages and reduced fees after school hours. MobiFone advertises they want to "travel along with young people". Vinaphone representatives declare that "Everyone, indiscriminate of income, will have easy access to this Vinaphone service". Viettel, the Viet Nam military provider, emphasises that they will help children "talk and exchange homework with family … [Read more...] about Mobile phones for children: good or bad?
The organization generated $163.5 million in 2011, mostly from searches performed with Firefox. But it still lacks a strong foothold the world of smartphones and tablets. With more than 400 million Firefox users, Mozilla doesn't have a problem with relevance. And with today's disclosure that organization's revenue grew 33 percent to $163.5 million in 2011, the nonprofit organization doesn't have a problem with money. … [Read more...] about Mozilla: The problem is mobile, not money
Your Say (29-05-2009) Mobile phone etiquette gives people something to talk about Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about their experiences with annoying mobile phone calls. We also sought opinions on how to increase people's awareness of annoying use in public spaces. Here are some of the opinions we received: Nguyen Quoc Huy, Vietnamese, Ha Noi We've discussed this many times, it's an old problem which keeps returning. We have to deal with it everywhere, on board a plane, in a show, at a meeting and even during a funeral. Unfortunately, we have been able to do almost nothing about this annoying problem. After all these years, almost everyone owns a mobile but the way people use them seems so wrong. … [Read more...] about Mobile phone etiquette gives people something to talk about