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5 cool ways to give an iOS device a physical keyboard

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5 cool ways to give an iOS device a physical keyboard
This week, a startup named Tactus Technology got a lot of attention for its Phorm iPad Mini case, which includes a transparent screen cover that creates bubbles over each letter in the iOS keyboard. It's basically a tactile keyboard that appears on a touchscreen only when the user needs it. Tactus has been working on its on-demand keyboard technology for more than five years, according to Wired. The screen cover is based on microfluidic technology, which has its roots in ink jet printers, and it has small grooves carved into the spot where each letter appears on the iPad screen. When the user slides a switch on the back of the case – which appears to be almost a third of the size of the rear of the case, so it won't require you to flip your iPad around and hunt for a button – the case applies a small amount of pressure that forces a tiny amount fluid to rush across the screen. That fluid gets caught fills up each of the grooves, creating bubbles that act as tactile buttons on the touchscreen keyboard. Here's a video showing the technology in use.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Comprehensive Enterprise Mobile Management for iOS 8
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Learn R for beginners with our PDF
With so much emphasis on getting insight from data these days, it's no wonder that R is rapidly rising in popularity. R was designed from day one to handle statistics and data visualization, it's highly extensible with many new packages aimed at solving real-world problems and it's open source (read "free"). Read More

How to check Wi-Fi channels on Android devices
Checking the channels used by your wireless network and others nearby can help when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues. Here's how to do it. Read More

Former GM CEO warns Apple not to get into the car business
With all of the varying news reports claiming that Apple has plans to develop its own car, there has been a lot of debate regarding the wisdom behind such a strategy. While some Apple enthusiasts might understandably welcome an Apple inspired car, there are certainly no shortage of arguments to make against Apple entering an entirely new industry.Falling in the latter cam, former GM CEO Dan Akerson recently sat down for an interview with Bloomberg where he advised Apple that it has no idea what it's getting itself into.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple Watch launch projected to be 7 times more successful than Android Wear
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Apple placed its first Apple Watch orders with its manufacturing partner Quanta for 5 to 6 million watches. That's extremely bullish for Apple because only 720,000 Android Wear watches shipped in 2014 from such companies as Motorola, Samsung, and LG, while Pebble shipped 1 million smartwatches, according to market watcher Canalys. Apple's rosy forecast for its premium-priced watch appears aggressive when one considers that Canalys reported a total 4.6 million smart wearable bands shipped in 2014.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network
You may have heard the buzz about iBeacon, a technology that enables proximity-based services for mobile devices. To learn about iBeacon and how it can impact your company, watch the recording of Aerohive's latest webinar, "What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network and Your Business". View Now>>

Apple reportedly exposing iOS to first public open beta
wikipedia The Apple community is buzzing today over a report from 9-to-5 Mac that the iPhone and iPad maker will be holding its first public open beta for iOS next month.This would be Apple's latest effort to do away with buggy releases for its mobile operating system. Early adopters of iOS 8 ran into various troubles, as did those early to download the first updates to that OS.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 about to become the coolest Android phone ever?
Rumors have started to coalesce, and the picture of what might be Samsung's next flagship has started to look pretty exciting. Read More

NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker
The surveillance agencies reportedly were able to monitor a large portion of the world's mobile traffic Read More

Vendors lay groundwork for 5G with greener and faster mobile networks
New systems from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson increase capacity yet use less space and electricity Read More

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Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
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Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies
Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday after coming under criticism from an independent researcher. Read More

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC
The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced Read More

Everyone has something to say about revived Wi-Fi Innovation Act
A revived and bi-partisan supported Wi-Fi Innovation Act has been introduced this week by U.S. Senators and is backed by U.S. House members with a companion bill of their own. Read More

How not to get slammed by the FCC for Wi-Fi blocking
Rick Hampton, the wireless communications manager for Boston-based Partners Healthcare, has seen the dialogue among network professionals heating up in the wake of the FCC's sternly-worded enforcement warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking and says it's no wonder the commission is fired up. Read More

5 tricks to improve poor TCP performance
Transmission Control Protocol carries the vast majority of the data transmitted across both the public Internet and private intranets. Web sessions using HTTP, file transfers, file sharing and system backups typically use TCP. Windows desktop configurations loaded at start-up are TCP based.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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