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[28 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

Credit card transactions are worth trillions of dollars worldwide each year, but despite years of long-tail merchants being able to accept payments through systems like PayPal online, real world card transaction devices have been slow to arrive.
Now three are hitting the market at the same time: one specialised box office solution from Eventbrite, and a number of general purpose plug-in card readers to attach to mobile devices.
Startup companyEventbrite has recently launched a credit cardreader device that connects to an iPad. The device, called the At The Door Card Reader (Eventbrite …

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[26 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Samsung Galaxy S3 – What Does Samsung Have in Store for Us

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to be another major success from the electronics giant, and there are a lot of good reasons to believe that is true. The company has proven that they can make some pretty impressive handsets, and both of the previous Galaxy S flagships are among the best-selling Android devices on the market.

A quad core processor and more than 1.5 GB of RAM
The Galaxy S3 should bring a lot of new stuff to the table to be able to outmatch the current leaders, and there are …

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Once you’ve invested your time and energy in creating viral content you want it to spread as far and as fast as possible. The most important metric is the K-factor (or contagion rate) – that is: how many other people does each host infect. For viral growth you need a K-factor of at least 1.4.
Leaving it to chance isn’t going to work – people don’t share everything that they encounter any more, there’s just far too much content for that to happen organically. But there are things you can do …

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Sony Mobile yesterday announced its first smartphone boarding home Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, the “Xperia Neo L”. Announced no later than last week, the Xperia Sola plant actually released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Announced for the moment exclusively in China, the new “Xperia Neo L” takes a sheet worthy of last year and could remain restricted to emerging markets, since the Xperia Sola is already above the entry level segment. It nonetheless indicates that such a sheet is ideal for the latest mobile operating system from Google.

The “Neo L” is …

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[16 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Strange as it may seem, virtualization can improve the performance of some web hosting applications. AMD, a major chip maker, found that overhead caused by virtualization doesn’t always cause performance hit.

A big player in the virtualization industry, VMware, has worked closely with Intel and AMD to get the most of virtualization extensions integrated in current multi-core processors. AMD, for example, has been experimenting with an open-source caching system called Memcached that can be implemented in large cloud-based services, including Twitter, Youtube, WordPress and Digg. Memcached can speed up server …

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[12 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Microsoft’s freshly released Windows 8 Consumer Preview is making the rounds on people’s computers, with reviews pouring in everywhere on the Web, and opinions ranging from exhilarating to abysmally disappointed. Windows 8 brings a lot of new things to the table, and while some of them may be bad, a lot of the stuff is really good. It’s not only Microsoft’s first attempt at a tablet OS, but also a unified tablet/desktop OS that works on both x86 and ARM processors – something that sounds nearly impossible to achieve.

But by …

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[9 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

As expected, Apple introduced the evening’s successor iPad 2 which, contrary to expectations, is not called iPad 3 or iPad HD … but the “new iPad” or “iPad thied generation”.
Tim Cook, who replaces Steve Jobs at the head of Apple, as is the tradition inaugurated the event by a point on the vision and the market for the company he runs. The CEO has focused on what Apple calls “post-PC era”, which the iPad is the embodiment and the first two versions have gone to 172 million copies. Faced with …

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[1 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Acer presents the Glow, an affordable smartphone running Android 4.0. A brand manager talks about a sale price set at 240 euros … without subscription. While the mobile is equipped with a processor running at 1 GHz, we find that the reactivity is still to go.
This year, Acer had no stand on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We still could see the entire range (tablet and mobile) in the presence of Wahid Razali, product manager of the branch smartphone.

The Acer Liquid Glow is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 single-core …

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[26 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Some years ago, security vendors were reluctant to pass the step towards mobile security. In a context of reconciliation between Nokia and Microsoft and an increase of Android devices, publishers do not hesitate to propose new solutions.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, U.S. McAfee announced the release of a new service dedicated to safety. Specifically, it is a mobile security application for SFR customers in France.
Dubbed “SFR Mobile Security”, the function is supposed to protect the data in a smartphone during a theft or loss. It offers a remote …