Monthly Archives: August 2015

Microsoft Wants to Turn Any Smartphone Into a 3D Scanner

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Microsoft Wants to Turn Any Smartphone Into a 3D Scanner

Microsoft Research, the research arm of the Redmond-based company. has showcased a number of interesting technologies over the past few years. On Monday, it showed off yet another such project. Called MobileFusion, it’s an app Microsoft is working on for AndroidiOS, and Windows Phonesmartphones that would turn their cameras into a 3D scanner.

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World’s biggest smartphone market hits saturation as sales in China fall for first time

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World’s biggest smartphone market hits saturation as sales in China fall for first time

   Smartphone sales in China, the world’s biggest market, have fallen for the first time as the country’s authorities attempt to restore investor confidence in the rapidly cooling economy.

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Mobile web market will triple in size to $850B by 2018, says Digi-Capital

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Mobile web market will triple in size to $850B by 2018, says Digi-Capital

 

Mobile phones and mobile networks will be growing just 10 percent and five percent per year, respectively, by 2018, but mobile web services will continue growing like crazy.

Digi-Capital, which advises mobile apps and services companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, now forecasts that mobile services will grow nearly three times over, from $300 billion last year to $850 billion by 2018.

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The Trends that will shape mobile industry in 2015

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The Trends that will shape mobile industry in 2015

Nowadays the number of mobile devices has surpassed the global human population,” according to Steve French, global vice president at Amdocs’ OpenMarket, “with nearly 90% of consumers owning a mobile phone and 30% a tablet.”
Proliferation isn’t the only factor in play, however, when it comes to mobile in 2015 (and beyond). Demographics are influencing the space as well.
“Millennials are changing the mobile landscape,” French said. “The group is projected to have a purchasing power of $2.45 trillion by 2015 and prefers mobile as their number-one way to be reached and interact.”
Only time will tell what comes next, for certain, but we can still venture some plausible yea-end predictions about what happens over the next 12 months. For additional insight, we’ll turn to some of the experts in the mobile and technology field.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there’s a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone’s phone and take over, just by knowing the phone’s number.

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