Mobile

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Cell Phone Service In Boston Ranks Among Worst In Country, Study … – CBS Boston / WBZ

Monday, March 27, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – If it feels like you’re missing phone calls, you may not be wrong. A new study says Boston isn’t very good when it comes to cell phone service. The ranking from RootMetrics says Boston fell 80 spots in just a year. Out of 125 cities, Boston dropped from 17 to 97. Its biggest declines were in reliability and call performance. Two Massachusetts cities, however, did even worse….

Digital Transformation with Accenture Digital | ZDNet – ZDNet

Monday, March 27, 2017

As an organization undertakes digital transformation, opportunities arise to rethink business models, operations, and relationships with customers and ecosystems. It’s a complex dynamic with many moving parts and pieces. By taking advantage of these opportunities, an organization can change how it does business today. Innovation is associated closely with digital transformation precisely because of the great benefits that change can bring. The innovation of digital transformation relies on technology coupled…

Does anyone actually use digital audio players? – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, March 27, 2017

Does anyone use digital audio players? Anybody? Pioneer and Onkyo are both releasing new DAPs in the UK — the XDP-30R and the Rubato DP-S1, respectively — but who actually listens to music on the go on anything other than a smartphone? With the notable exception of an iPod Shuffle for those who work out, I haven’t seen anyone listening to music on any other device in at least five…

Mobile-Focused Startup Quartz Manages to Actually Turn a Profit on Digital Journalism – AdAge.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

A story on the Quartz homepage, March 27, 2017. Credit: Quartz Through humor, a mobile-friendly format and distinctive reporting, business website Quartz sought to push aside stalwarts like The Economist and the Financial Times as the preferred read of global executives when it launched in 2012. Four and a half years later, the upstart has done something even more impressive for a publication financed entirely by digital advertising: It turned…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Cell Phone Service In Boston Ranks Among Worst In Country, Study Claims – CBS Boston / WBZ

Monday, March 27, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – If it feels like you’re missing phone calls, you may not be wrong. A new study says Boston isn’t very good when it comes to cell phone service. The ranking from RootMetrics says Boston fell 80 spots in just a year. Out of 125 cities, Boston dropped from 17 to 97. Its biggest declines were in reliability and call performance. Two Massachusetts cities, however, did even worse….

Southwest Airlines’ Digital Transformation Takes Off – Fast Company

Monday, March 27, 2017

In fact, Mark Sims, managing architect at Projekt202, says that “Southwest is going through an exercise of upgrading their technology and applications that are 15, 20, and even 25 years old. Systems of that age tend to be desktop applications, and we saw in the Network Operations Center that the users sometimes have six or seven monitors on their desk,” he says. (The Network Operations Center is a $30 million…

Moore’s Law’s Over: Don’t Buy Intel, Qualcomm Or Western Digital – Forbes

Monday, March 27, 2017

Andrew “Andy” Grove, co-founder and senior adviser to Intel Corp. July 8, 2008. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News Beginning in the late 1960s you could bet that every 18 to 24 months the number of transistors on a semiconductor would double while its cost fell 50%. Now that predictable pattern — dubbed Moore’s Law — is no more. Does that mean the companies that used to follow Moore’s Law — such as…

The $100 million wall: Digital media’s scale struggles – Digiday

Monday, March 27, 2017

Earlier this month, Genius, which started as a rap annotation platform, decided that now it would become a video-focused company. It’s a familiar story: A VC-backed company turns to what it hopes will be a lucrative revenue stream in a dash to satisfy growth-hungry investors. There’s been a flood of venture capital into media — an estimated $15.6 billion in venture capital funding was put into digital media deals for the…

Emirates Will Adjust US Offering if Laptop Ban Hurts Demand – Bloomberg

Monday, March 27, 2017

Emirates will adjust its offering if customer demand drops following a U.S. ban on in-flight electronics and called for the measure to be imposed more widely. The world’s biggest long-haul carrier will be watching bookings to its U.S. destinations “very carefully” to monitor any declines, Emirates President Tim Clark said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Dubai. If there’s a risk that laptops can be used during flights for…

Security breach renders in-flight laptop ban useless | The Independent – The Independent

Monday, March 27, 2017

The airport which is the main target of the Government’s ban on electronic devices has a security flaw that renders rigorous checks futile, The Independent can reveal. After clearing six separate security hurdles at Istanbul airport, passengers bound for London Heathrow mingled in the gate area with newly arrived travellers who had faced no extra checks, The Independent has discovered. Starting at the weekend, the Department for Transport made it mandatory…

How my laptop and I handled travel under Trump – CNN.com – CNN

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Laptop ban: minister refuses to rule out extending it worldwide – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Asked whether there should eventually be a total ban on taking laptops in hand luggage, Ms Rudd said: “It’s difficult to see how far this will go, whether we may at some stage arrive at that place.” She added: “At the moment the Government has made the decision on where to have that ban in place based on the intelligence we have received.” The ban currently prevents passengers having laptops,…