Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FIRST LOOK: Ray Ozzie's Talko cloud calling/messaging iPhone app

The wild world of workplace wearables | Hear an iPhone scream when dropped

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FIRST LOOK: Ray Ozzie's Talko cloud calling/messaging iPhone app
I never did use Ray Ozzie's Lotus Notes or Groove (acquired by Microsoft) collaboration tools, mainly because the companies I worked for didn't use them, though I have interviewed the famed software designer and watched his colorful career unfold over the years. So when Ozzie's latest venture, Talko, released its free calling/messaging app for iPhones today, I decided I would give it a whirl and rope my colleague, Michael Cooney, into testing it with me. Read More


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Hear an iPhone scream when dropped
Now if you drop your iPhone you will not be the only one screaming; your phone will, too, provided its jailbroken and carries this funny tweak being touted on Reddit. A variety of different screams are now available.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

With iPhone 6 VoLTE, Apple leads by following Android once again
Call quality took a dive when consumers shifted from land lines to mobile. Android has had VoLTE HD quality calling for a couple of years. Read More

Apple iOS 8 fixes outlined in report
Apple With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long. Apple watcher MacRumors reports that expected fixes would address: "- Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail - Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes - Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing - Sharing: Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes - VPN: Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles"To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Crashing Apple's iOS 8 party
Mobile apps performance management company Crittercism finds iOS 8 is outcrashing iOS 7 on iPhones and iPads in a big way so far. Read More

No, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus isn't too big
The people insisting that Apple's iPhablet is too big are on the wrong side of history. Read More

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The wild world of workplace wearables

Here are some examples of wearables coming to a variety of vertical industries.


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