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Beat the traffic and find cheaper gas with the best Android apps for drivers

Beat the traffic and find cheaper gas with the best Android apps for drivers | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
These apps will help you master the road and get more enjoyment out of short and long trips.
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Android offers plenty of good tools for making your trips less painful, whether it’s just down the street to the store or a longer trek to the coast.

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Best of Beacons this Week: Chow Tai Fook Beacon Program generates more than $16M and more

Best of Beacons this Week:  Chow Tai Fook Beacon Program generates more than $16M and more | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
From SnapScan’s recent rollout of frictionless payment feature using beacons to beacon-enabled parking signs at L.A, read on to learn the best of beacon updates this week.
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A look at the picks this week.

 

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5 Common Beacon Marketing Challenges you can Easily Solve

5 Common Beacon Marketing Challenges you can Easily Solve | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Beacons have become so popular that they are fast moving out of the pilot phase to mainstream deployments. Read on to learn more about promising solutions to 5 common beacon marketing challenges faced by most marketers.

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In this post we will discuss about solutions to 5 common beacon marketing challenges faced by most marketers.

 

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Windows 10 for phones: People, Phone, and Messaging apps receive visual overhaul

Windows 10 for phones: People, Phone, and Messaging apps receive visual overhaul | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Microsoft has a lot of work on their hands with Windows 10 for phones. Just recently, Microsoft released a new preview build of Windows 10 for phones, something eager testers have been itching for....

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Microsoft has also given the People app a new visual design, offering a comprehensive list of all your contacts across all services like Exchange, Outlook, Gmail, Facebook, and more.

 

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How To Downgrade iOS 8.2 To iOS 8.1.3

How To Downgrade iOS 8.2 To iOS 8.1.3 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Many complaints have been addressed to Apple regarding the frequent crashing of iOS 8.2. Although we shouldn’t forget that the iOS 8.2 brought some changes which removed the hardest times of using iOS 8.1. But still this latest version (iOS 8.2) has brought some inconvenience for the users. These inconveniences are at the peak for those who were adapted to the previous version.

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After downgrading, you will no longer face Safari web browser crashing, draining of the battery of your device, etc.

 

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VIDEO: The ‘Cicret’ is out – this futuristic bracelet doesn’t exist

VIDEO: The ‘Cicret’ is out – this futuristic bracelet doesn’t exist | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The latest viral video sensation sweeping social media depicts an incredible piece of wearable technology that you can use while biking, riding
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It would be a great pity if this was just vapourware because the present bracelets (bands) do not hold up. And now that we are in this area, neither do smartwatches. If recent history has thought us anything, it is that device screen real estate tends to increase over time. What bracelets and smartwatches have done is attempt to reverse this trend. In the long run, I cannot see this working and would categorise them as fads (a bit like the bluetooth earpiece). But enter a wearable like this "Cicret" and then, bracelets, would become indispensable.

 

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Mugdha's curator insight, April 17, 4:42 AM

"minority report" - here we come!

 

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iOS 8.3 is available for download

iOS 8.3 is available for download | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
In parallel with the release of the update OS X Yosemite Corporation and Apple offered a new version of the operating system for mobile devices. Apparently, in Cupertino have done a serious work, and the current update IOS numbered 8.3 is intended to address the problems that users may have encountered before. After several months …
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Among other changes listed troubleshooting, which could lead to:

 

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Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 14, 5:57 PM

Very cool . I just updated my phone today to get the new update and I am loving it so far. Especially the re-doing of the Emojis

Clayton Pereira's curator insight, April 15, 4:19 AM

Yeah Buddy!

Jorge Miguel Loureiro Loures's curator insight, April 15, 5:24 PM

 A nova versão do sistema operativo Ios oferece novas funcionalidades e maior estabilidade de uma forma geral

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Convincing your Boss for a Beacon Pilot Project? Here are 3 Tips for You

Convincing your Boss for a Beacon Pilot Project? Here are 3 Tips for You | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Convincing your boss for a Beacon pilot project can be quite a daunting task. Try a DIY Proximity Marketing project with our app to see beacons in action, without having to invest in creating a campaign.

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Are you yet to think of leveraging beacons for your business? Here are 3 tips that will help you present a strong case for beacons, thus rendering the decision a no-brainer for your boss.

 

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7 Tips to Unlock the Potential of Google Inbox

7 Tips to Unlock the Potential of Google Inbox | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Inbox takes a whole new approach to email, so you might find yourself disoriented to begin with—here are seven key features that show off the potential of Google’s new email messaging system.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

From a  personal aspect I cannot see the relevance of changing over from normal Gmail to Inbox. If you know Gmail well, productivity is not going to improve. IMHO Google is looking at another Wave and we all remember how that fizzled away..

 

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The End of The Web Hosting Industry

The End of The Web Hosting Industry | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Just when the Web hosting industry seemed more stable and entrenched than ever, announcements last week by Google, Microsoft and Amazon gave an official stamp of approval to the technological shift that is about to send it all swirling done the drain, and the specialist WordPress hosts may be the first disappear.
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Anyone can now go to Linode or Digital Ocean and fire up their own VPS (Virtual Private Server) within half a minute, for a fraction of the approximately $30 cost of the most basic, one-WordPress-installation package from a specialist WordPress host. The VPS user can then use Docker or a similar technology ..........

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 13, 4:42 PM

......Anyone can now go to Linode or Digital Ocean and fire up their own VPS (Virtual Private Server) within half a minute, for a fraction of the approximately $30 cost of the most basic, one-WordPress-installation package from a specialist WordPress host. The VPS user can then use Docker ............

 

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Researchers: IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Researchers: IoT devices are not designed with security in mind | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Lack of encryption and other security issues were found in home automation hubs that could facilitate burglary, stalking, and spying
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All of these devices enable remote control and monitoring over the Internet of various home automation devices and sensors, including door locks, interior switches, and power outlets.

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Intel's tiny Compute Stick is now available for pre-order

Intel's tiny Compute Stick is now available for pre-order | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Intel's compact computer-on-a-stick is now available for pre-order and will be shipping later this month. Announced back at CES, the Intel Compute Stick is essentially a computer on a USB stick.

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It's a perfect solution for those who require a PC that can be carried around in their pocket.

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VIDEO: Using Azure, Microsoft and partners work to make traffic jams a predictable affair

VIDEO: Using Azure, Microsoft and partners work to make traffic jams a predictable affair | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Microsoft is in the midst of rebranding itself. The company wants Microsoft, the brand, to stand for more than just Windows and Office. As the world moves towards a combination of mobility devices and cloud-connected services, ..

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In a study done by the Brazilian National Association of Public Transport, researchers found that traffic in the country accounted for a $7.2 billion (US) economic toll back in 1998.

 

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Brian Wilson's curator insight, April 12, 11:22 AM

Predictable traffic jams? That would be a great thing and it would be much easier for everyone of you to avoid them. Hopefully Microsoft does good work.

 

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Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.
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The ambitious project has been underway for a couple of years and involves beaming down LTE cellular signals to handsets on the ground from balloons thousands of feet in the air, well above the altitude that passenger jets fly.

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This is just so cool. Would like to see this here in Guatemala.

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5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions

5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such
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Data recovery is the process of rescuing and handling the data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data are being salvaged from storage media such as internal or external hard disk drives, SSD, USB flash drive, CDs, DVDs, RAID and other electronics.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone vs Android: Which Smartphone is For You?

INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone vs Android: Which Smartphone is For You? | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

You want to purchase a new smartphone? Ok, Which phone to buy Android or iPhone?


Confused!! See here infographic iPhone vs Android: Which Smartphone is For You?

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Infographic by Carlcheo.

 

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Virtual Beacons: Next Gen Beacons are Here

Virtual Beacons: Next Gen Beacons are Here | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Learn about the latest development in iBeacon space - Virtual beacons, what they are, how they work and what differentiates them from standard beacons.
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What differentiates Virtual beacons from the standard ones?

Here are a few pointers ..........

 

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Hands on: Windows 10 Build 10051 brings impressive new features to phones, but slowly

Hands on: Windows 10 Build 10051 brings impressive new features to phones, but slowly | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
You can see the improvements, but we're a little surprised Microsoft released alpha code this balky.
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Microsoft has said it will replace Internet Explorer with Project Spartan in Windows 10 phones. At this point, that news seems daunting. But if Microsoft can give Spartan a kick in the pants, I think users will be happy.

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VIDEO: Apple Watch - the definitive review

VIDEO: Apple Watch - the definitive review | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch is Apple’s first entirely-new product in five years. I’ve been wearing one non-stop for a week trying to answer the question: is it worth buying?
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

We have all heard, repeatedly, this news of an Apple Watch. I have attempted to follow the hullabaloo by reading a few articles, but the maximum $17k price tag convinced me that this is Apple in Wonderland stuff. Why would anyone invest in an expensive watch that will never be a collector's item. Nah! I'll stick to the more traditional collector item pieces.

 

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Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 14, 5:55 PM

Very cool to get a more in dept look at the apple watch. I am going to wait and get it once they get a couple of more updates on it.

Jorge Miguel Loureiro Loures's curator insight, April 15, 5:25 PM

"Apple's first entirely-new product in five years"

 

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How to set Project Spartan as your default web browser in Windows 10 Technical Preview

How to set Project Spartan as your default web browser in Windows 10 Technical Preview | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Project Spartan is a “new web browsing experience for Windows 10” and right now the browser is available for testing on build 10049. For those of you who have been using Spartan on a regular basis,...
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I haven't bothered to try Microsoft's "Spartan" browser yet, and I am not enthusiastic about its launch! I am already well served by Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera, in that order. I shelved IE long ago, because Microsoft couldn't care less about giving its users a good, safe, browser.

 

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VIDEO: Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 bendable breaking point

VIDEO: Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 bendable breaking point | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

The newest Samsung device, Galaxy S6 has been tested for its bendable breaking point like the Apple product, iPhone 6 Plus. The result? Both devices have a problem after a high pressure and this is normal if we think that both devices are not described by the producer as bendable devices.

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It is amazing that breakthroughs in technology has only allowed us to move from "Will it blend?" to "Will it bend?".

 

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Jorge Miguel Loureiro Loures's curator insight, April 15, 5:32 PM

Um dos mais emblemáticos temas em que se envolve o iPhone 6 Plus, é a sua propensão para as dobras. Isto verifica-se por resultado de forças aplicadas num ponto sensivel do seu design, de acordo com certas análises disponíveis na Internet. Mas qual será o cenário quando estabelecida uma comparação com o Galaxy S6?

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Best Gaming Laptops of 2015

Best Gaming Laptops of 2015 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
There is no easy way to Choose Best Gaming Laptop for a LAN party in 2015, that's why we compiled a list of Best Laptops for gaming you can buy for extreme
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This list is not Sorted according to the spec sheet but according to the over all performance and form factor that each gaming laptop has to offer.

 

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Hands on with Microsoft's Surface 3: Full Windows and a new CPU cut the compromises

Hands on with Microsoft's Surface 3: Full Windows and a new CPU cut the compromises | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Call it the Surface Pro 3's younger sibling: smaller, perhaps a tad immature, but with pluck and potential.
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Performance: better than you’d expect

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VIDEO: Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

VIDEO: Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to
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......... "Otherwise, our battery has everything else you'd dream that a battery should have: inexpensive electrodes, good safety, high-speed charging, flexibility and long cycle life. I see this as a new battery in its early days. It's quite exciting."

 

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Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 9, 1:06 AM

Our world is ever-changing and it is crazy that in one minute your battery can charge

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Chinese Company 3D Prints a Full-size Working Car for Just $1770

Chinese Company 3D Prints a Full-size Working Car for Just $1770 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
3D printing is going big, not just in a metaphorical sense. We have seen 3D printed buildings and cars begin to emerge as innovators look to the potential that
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Since then, Local Motors has been quickly iterating upon the processes they use and have already accomplished the full 3D printing of the Strati in just 44 hours flat.  They are now in the process of opening up microfactories worldwide in hopes of 3D printing custom vehicles for clients.

 

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Lewis J. Perelman's curator insight, April 5, 1:00 PM

Another step toward the sweeping transformation of manufacturing and its role in the economy.

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3d Cars