Category Archives: Mobility
Need a Rugged Field Service Android with Built-In Accessories Galore?
Let’s face it. Most smartphones and tablets simply aren’t designed to put up with a hard day at work with a good chance of being dropped or rained on. Untimely accidental breakage of a device you or your people need to do their jobs results in office frustration, unhappy field workers and angry customers who are kept… Read More »
Utility Computing is a Reality – Buy IT Like You Buy Electricity
If you feel like spiraling IT and telecom costs are sucking on your profit margins, take a quick look and think. Seriously think about whether you spend too much of your dollar and time budgets on non-core business related technical things that your employees need, to simply do their jobs. Stop buying tech the old way.… Read More »
Google revenue factoid: $6.30 per year per surfer
$6.30 doesn’t sound like much. Well, not until you multiply it by 2.5 billion people. That dollar amount is what Google earns on average per year for each and every Internet user, excluding China. What’s their growth plan? Consider emerging markets and low-cost smartphones powered by operating systems like Android. With approximately 7.14 billion people… Read More »
Cutting edge shades on the way from Pivothead
Step aside Glass. Pivothead has you in their sights! They don’t look as geeky, and can record full HD for 3 hours! A well engineered design that includes add-on options they call mods – for power and connectivity. In a word, nice. Check out the details on their Indiegogo campaign. It’s active through Dec 12 and… Read More »
3D Scanning in the dark with an iPad?
Move over Kinect. Occipital just one-upped you with Structure. The first 3D sensor for mobile devices. Check out this demo they shot at Ripley’s: One quoted author said it best, “It’s like giving some sort of super power to average-joe devices.” 3D is going mainstream. I won’t go as far as saying basic 2D videos… Read More »
Do You Have Fleet Dispatchers or a Logistics Operation? Watch This About Cheetah!
I’ve been familiar with Cheetah solutions for several years, but recently had the opportunity to revisit their capabilities. Think dynamic route and logistics optimization. Think of doubling the number of drivers each dispatcher can comfortably handle. Think centralized dispatch. Imagine drivers being automatically rerouted without dispatcher intervention based on what they have on their truck.… Read More »
Updated FCC Speed Test App Collecting Crowd Sourced Data to Keep Carriers Honest on Advertised Speeds
The FCC has had some experience monitoring broadband ISPs actual vs advertised data transmission speeds and is expanding the initiative into the mobile arena. The recently updated FCC Speed Test app, currently available on Android only, is being used to collect data speeds from end user Android devices on all carriers here in the US. I for… Read More »
Sprint Spark. The Wireless Bar Just Got Raised.
iOS 7 adoption at 36 percent in the first 24 hours [update: 50 percent in less than 3 days]
Amazing. Truly amazing. This event was so significant that internet traffic was up 12% over normal. Here’s a Fortune article with some interesting commentary on the numbers. The realtime status can be found here: iOS 7 adoption – live feed – Mixpanel Trends – Mixpanel | Mobile Analytics