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October 15, 2013

16 tips for data collection and engaging customers on mobile devices

To overcome these complexities, Howard Treisman, chief technology officer at Avoka Technologies, has authored a free whitepaper that discusses 16 best practices to executing a successful mobile engagement and data collection strategy.

Among these 16, here are the first 5 best practices from the report, with a sampling of the recommendations:

Buy vs Build: Keep in mind that data collection can be complex and multi-tiered and therefore prohibitively expensive to custom design.

Cloud vs On-Premise: Question whether there are any genuine reasons for insisting on an on-premise solution.

Replicating the Power of Paper: Your choice should allow you to [...]

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October 10, 2013

Aereo For Android – 30 live TV channels on your smartphone or tablet

The company says the public beta, available for Android 4.2 or higher devices, will let tablet and other device users surf between 30 channels and record the shows remotely. Android users will also have the option to save on their cable bill by accessing Aereo through a Roku box. 

Aereo service is currently available in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Dallas. However, the service has already been challenged in court by some broadcast networks who have argued Aereo is illegally reproducing their content. 

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September 25, 2013

Oracle demos do-it-yourself DukePad tablet based on Raspberry PI and Java

SAN FRANCISCO — At the JavaOne technical keynote, engineers with Oracle’s Java division unwrapped what they call the DukePad. The nearly 2-inch thick tablet device is powered by a computer the size of a deck of cards that is typically used for school instruction and other research projects. The device supports a 10-inch screen and can run streaming video, game-quality graphics and typical office productivity apps.

Harkening back to the days when home computers were built from scratch, the DukePad was built using off-the-shelf components. The tablet features a touch screen, camera, HDMI, and USB outputs.

According to the project leads, “the software on [...]

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September 18, 2013

The best file sync & share apps: Forrester’s verdict

With or without corporate approval, workers have been sharing countless documents, spreadsheets, and other content using tablet computers over the past three years.

Twenty-one percent of global information workers currently use file synchronization programs, according to Forrester research. That number is expected to increase exponentially as the research firm estimates the number of tablets in business will grow to 905 million by 2017.

As a result, organizations have been thrust into a relationship with software vendors that provide so-called sync & share applications. The consumerization of tablets with limited storage capacity, worldwide practice of BYOD, and [...]

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July 30, 2013

Android 4.3 gives speed boost to Google’s original Nexus 7 tablet

On a recent Reddit post, numerous Nexus 7 owners admitted that installing the new Android 4.3 on their device made it a lot quicker than before.

Previously, original Nexus 7 owners would see their device slowdown as the tablet got filled with NAND flash files. However, Android 4.3 now reportedly features TRIM — a tool which instructs the flash storage controller when to collect or delete data – making this less of a problem.

The new Nexus 7 was announced last week and sports a better screen, a more powerful processor and runs Android 4.3 right out of the box. The tablet also supports dual-facing cameras and wireless charging.

The second-generation [...]

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June 7, 2013

Box launches iOS and Android developer kits for new $rev business software push

Box has taken the wraps off of a new revenue-sharing program called Box $rev aimed at developers who create business-focused software integrated with Box's cloud storage platform.

Once developers get an app into Box's OneCloud club and enroll in the Box $rev program, they can net up to 15% of the "per seat price" in rewards. Although an API is already available, the company also now offers iOS and Android SDKs (software developer kits) in tandem with Box $rev designed to make the integration step a bit easier. 

The Box $rev program is currently in a closed beta phase.

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May 30, 2013

First major Galaxy Note competitor could be a 6-inch Transformer from Asus

Oddly, the tip comes from an Android action figure from Asus, that hints of a 6-inch device.

The front of the box shows a model number, “N6-TE”, as well as two arms that likely represent two key features for this Asus device: the ability to make phone calls and take notes, possibly with a built-in stylus.

There's also a big number “6” on the Android figure's chest.

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May 30, 2013

Staples adds low-cost help, security option for tablet buyers

Enter computer retailer Staples with a program aimed at first time buyers of its Android and Windows 8 tablets.

The Staples EasyTech program includes 30 days of 24 x 7 telephone support for help with WiFi and Email setup and assistance accessing the app store as well as several software programs.

Though technically it’s not covered, tech support can also help buyers of Windows 8 figure out what to do next when they can’t find the Start button that’s been part of Windows for so many years until the most recent release.

“What often happens is the consumer is trying to set up email or WiFi and they’re lost because there’s no [...]

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May 6, 2013

An onslaught of tablet PC shipments set for this year

Tablet PC shipments are set to grow 67% from a year ago, to 256.5 million in 2013, and reach 579.4 million by 2017, according to a new report by NPD DisplaySearch.

A lot of that growth will come at the expense of notebook PCs with those shipments expected to decline 10% over the next four years, from 203.3 million in 2013 to 183.3 million in 2017.

But NPD notes there will be pockets of growth in notebook PCs. For example, shipments of notebooks with touch capabilities are expected to grow 48% Y/Y in 2014. (Shipments refers to units shipped to distributors, not sell through to users).

NPD says new operating systems such as [...]

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February 21, 2013

Square wants to turn the iPad into a cash register with ‘Business in a Box’ bundle

The ‘Business in a Box’ hardware bundle starts from $299, a price which gives small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two Square Readers, Heckler Designs’ WindFall iPad stand and APG’s Vasario 1616 cash drawer which can be operated by an iPad.

Those SMBs with enough cash in their pocket to plump for the $599 version will receive all the above as well as a Star Micronics printer for printing receipts from the iPad. In both packages, customers will need to supply their own iPad because Apple’s tablet is not included.

The idea of the package is that SMBs fit all these adds-on to their iPads, and then use the Square Register iPad app with one [...]

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