- We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features some Oscar-worthy performances from cute animals, the commander of the dark side in the happiest place on Earth, a safety briefing everyone will want to listen to, some manly encouragement for Movember, 250 movies in two and a half minutes and the only way to settle things – hoop-off! | >>>>
- Tech start-up of the week: iGeotecOur tech start-up of the week is iGeotec, a geospatial technology spin-out from NUI Maynooth that has developed a geoinformatics platform based in the cloud that handles GPS, digital mapping, sensors, spatial analytics, mobile and web-location enabled services. | >>>>
- Spot the International Space Station with new NASA serviceUS space agency NASA has announced a new service to help earthlings spot the International Space Station when it is overhead. | >>>>
- OPINION – Ireland’s public sector needs greater direction on legal implications of cloud computingIreland’s public service needs to develop a greater understanding of the legal implications of cloud computing in terms of where the data resides, argues Dr Bob Strunz from the University of Limerick. | >>>>
By Tom Warren | theverge.com
TomTom has announced that it is previewing an Android version of its popular navigation software at IFA 2012 this week. The Android app, set to debut in October, will include lifetime map updates, IQ route planning, lane guidance, and spoken street names. TomTom will also offer its HD Traffic and Speed Cameras packages as in-app purchases within the Android application. Leer más “TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October | vía theverge.com”
Written by Jeff Bullas | jeffbullas.com The web today is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate and it’s not just the humans that are becoming connected at accelerating rates but ’things’.
El cinturón de seguridad, introducido por Volvo en1959, y el airbag, por General Motors a principios de los 60, ya tienen más de 50 años. Sin embargo, abrieron el camino para que hoy la tecnología sea un elemento más de los muchos presentes en los vehículos destinados al gran público.
Así, actualmente pueden ser utilizadas cámaras queayudan a la hora de aparcar (e incluso sistemas de autoaparcado), comandos de voz o aplicaciones para teléfonos inteligentes.
De todos modos, la pantalla más común (y tal vez más práctica) es el GPS, que cada vez empieza a ser más fácil ver de serie en los coches.
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Have you decked out your Droid with business apps yet? If not, take heed: Google Android phones still have a ways to go in terms of business functionality. But there are a few promising apps already. Here are some of the best Android apps for business we could find.
While the apps below are good, expect to see many improvements from developers in the coming year.
Manage your contacts through this slick app, which lets you see missed calls, unread emails, text message, and upcoming birthdays by contact. Also lets you upload a photo of your contact. Handy if you have trouble keeping your contacts straight.
24. Sprite Android Backup
Prevention is the best medicine for system health. Back up and restore your system using thiscomprehensive $5 app.
23. Google Voice
Use a unique phone number for this VoIP service. It transcribes your voicemails, gives you free text messages, integrates with your phone’s address book, and offers cheap international calls. Like Skype, but Googlified.
An app like Astro’s is essential for keeping your machine healthy. This free program keeps your files and system performance in check. It backs up your apps to a memory card, lets you see what processes are running, how much memory your systems is using, and CPU usage.
This free app piggybacks on Google Finance data to show you quotes and trends. Covers markets around the world.
18. Talk to Me
An excellent travel survival tool. Say something in one language, and it talks back to you in another. Current languages include English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. Best of all, it’s free.
If you’re a frequent traveler, TripIt is your friend. It organizes flight, hotel, restaurant, and other itinerary information in an easy-to-read form. Also helps you find and contact places on the road through directions and contact info. Leer más “The 25 Best Android Apps for Business”