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Apple made a big splash last week when it announced support for 64-bit computing in its new iPhone 5s with A7 processor. Does that mean iOS is far ahead of Android when it comes to the 64-bit transition? Not necessarily, as 64-bit support in Android could be right around the corner, although Google hasn’t announced anything official yet. The enhancements noted are actually from Intel’s Developer Forum, which took place last week, and explain how Intel is working to support the platform. Note that Intel’s Bay Trail Atom chips, already showing up in tablets, are certified as “Intel 64? chips, meaning they can fully support 64-bit platforms. Linux too, which is the underpinnings of Android, has had 64-bit support as far back as 2004. ARM, the chip architecture company that most smartphones and tablets use in their products has already announced its 64-bit ARM Cortex-A5... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 23, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Fifty-two percent of adult smartphone and tablet owners use their mobile health apps more now than they did when they first downloaded them, according to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Read Original Content EXUSMED™, a corporation offering affordable mobile health care solutions for both patients and providers, will launch a p... (more)

XIOSS Announces Partnership with Dropbox for Business

Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- XIOSS, a leader in enterprise data storage consulting and professional services, has entered into a partnership with Dropbox for Business, broadening its wide range of cloud storage and collaborative sharing features and information controls available to clients. The affiliation with Dropbox for Business is yet another venture by XIOSS toward the selective and diligent assembly of a best-of-breed portfolio of partners. It furthers XIOSS’s mission of existing for the sole purpose of helping clients protect, manage and store their data; one of their most valued assets. “We are excited about this new relationship with Dropbox,” says XIOSS CEO and Founder Susie Galyardt. “Dropbox for Business increases business efficiencies for our clients, saving them time and money while ensuring security and scalability for their data growth. S... (more)

3CX To Leverage WebRTC

3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, addresses the need for an easy to use, affordable, web conferencing solution that's integrated with 3CX Phone System to give a seamless user experience, which includes desktop sharing, remote assistance, video conference calls and more with just a few mouse clicks. 3CX has acquired e-works' mature web conferencing technology that will be integrated into 3CX Phone System. e-works is an Italian based company with over ten years of specialised experience in the development of video conferencing software. Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home "Customers are demanding web conferencing to be integrated with their PBX. They don't want to be burdened with the extra learning curve and licensing of separate conferencing service... (more)

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT

By George Romas We’re seeing a glimmer of the future – the Internet of Things (IoT) – where anything and everything is or contains a sensor that can communicate over the network/Internet. The underlying technology enabling IoT is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Your running shoe tracks your workouts, sending the data to a mobile app. Your wristband tracks your daily activities, including sleep patterns. Your smartphone controls your television. Your tablet displays recorded videos from your home DVR, anywhere in the world. Your refrigerator tracks your food consumption and contacts a nearby grocery store to restock (someday delivered by drones!) Your car self-tunes and in the future may self-drive and be aware of your schedule (so will self-start and adjust the environment when it’s time to go to work). These are examples of consumer-oriented sensors and d... (more)

Google Announces $10 Million Android Developer Challenge

The Android Developer Challenge will provide $10 million to developers who build mobile applications for Android, a complete, open, and free mobile platform. The Challenge is designed to support the developer community and spark innovation on the Android platform by awarding cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000 to developers whose applications are picked by a panel of judges. "We've built some interesting applications for Android but the best applications are not here yet and that's because they're going to be written by developers," said Sergey Brin, Co-founder and President, Technology, Google.  "We'd like to reward these developers and recognize them as much as possible." Android was announced on November 5 by the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile industry leaders committed to fostering innovation on mobile phones and o... (more)

Google's Android Threatens To Fork Java

Looks like Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz should have waited for his boys to give Google's Android spec the once over before endorsing the thing last week expecting Java to get a "massive endorsement" out of it. Oh, Java gets a "massive endorsement" all right; it's just not standard off-the-shelf Java. Android calls for a special Google Java that now has Sun folk nibbling their fingernails and worrying out loud to the press about "write once, run anywhere" Java ME/MIDP fragmenting. Sun EVP, software Rich Green at a webcast press conference at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco described Sun as "reaching out" to Google to avoid fracturing Java in the name of the "best interests of the developer." The sweet irony is that this greatest threat to Java since Microsoft should come from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the guy who originally led Java development at Sun and signed the con... (more)

Mobile SOA with Tuscany Android

In Apache Tuscany, we have been experimenting with Google Android Platform to build Mobile SOA Applications, and we now have couple Android based samples that demonstrate a Android mobile application consuming SCA services available on the cloud. Store-android: A front end to our "Store Getting Started Guide" that consumes the catalog and shopping cart services and allow you to shop for fruits and vegetables. SCATour-android: A front end to the "SCA Tour" scenario that allows you to search for trips direct from your Android phone. If you are reading here, you are interested on this topic and might want to get hands-on and run this applications... below are the necessary steps to get the Tuscany/Android sample applications running: 1) Install Android SDK following the steps described in Android SDK Installation Guide: curl -O http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk-mac_... (more)

Android Phones & Tablets Get Common OS

After waiting a brief interval for tears shed over Steve Jobs to dry, Google and Samsung, the biggest seller of Android phones, met in Hong Kong and unveiled Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones powered by the brand new Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Apple-loathed Android operating system. Sales of the "co-developed" dingus are set for next month; pricing was not disclosed. The move came a few days after Apple sold a reported four million of its new iPhone 4S in 72 hours, a personal best. Source: Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich, now officially Android 4.0, is using facial recognition programs that enhance security and photo sorting as a come-on. It's unclear whether users having a bad hair day will be locked out of their phones. The widgetry is also said to include improved multi-tasking, upgraded voice technology that converts dictation into text, a new font called Robot... (more)

Google Reportedly Threatens Acer’s Android License

Acer on Thursday was supposed to announce a smartphone for China that runs on an operating system called Aliyun developed by Alibaba, the big Chinese e-commerce outfit. The press were reportedly milling outside the door waiting for the Shanghai press conference hosted by both companies to start when they were suddenly told to go home. The Acer CloudMobile A800 launch had been canceled. Google had reportedly threatened to pull Acer's Android license if the rival launch went ahead. According to Reuters the Alibaba Cloud Computing unit that developed Aliyun put out a statement saying, "Our partner received notification from Google that if the new product launch with Aliyun went ahead, Google would terminate Android product cooperation and related technical authorization with Acer." Although Android is free, a device maker must meet certain Google requirements to use s... (more)

Ubuntu Phone Coming to the Developing World

By MollyJust Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, revealed his plan to release a version of Ubuntu software for smartphones. Shuttleworth aims to target developing countries and believes Ubuntu will have an easy transition into these markets due to the software’s brand recognition in these countries. Ubuntu’s potential in markets like China and India is difficult to discern. While Mr. Shuttleworth’s claim that 30% of Chinese PC’s are shipped with the Ubuntu software is factually accurate, the Ubuntu software on these computers is often quickly replaced by pirated copies of Microsoft Windows. In addition to Ubuntu’s questionable brand recognition, smartphone competition in developing countries is predicted to grow quickly over the next two years. Intel just announced two days ago that the company would releasing a smartphone chip aimed at the same markets Shu... (more)