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During its recent WWDC keynote, Apple announced a new Maps app for iOS devices that’s meant to replace Google Maps. The move makes sense for Apple, but will it be good for iOS users? CIO.com blogger James A. Martin examines…

Tactus Technology has developed a new system that uses fluids to create physical “keys” on touch screens. The technology could make its way to smartphones, tablets, laptops and many more gadgets in the coming years. READ ON….

A look inside Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry brick-and-mortar stores provides insight into the three technology companies’ retail strategies and target audiences. Al Sacco takes a look….

joshbyard:

Corning Unveils Ultra-Thin Bendable Glass

That is not plastic in the image above, it’s glass. In particular it’s a sheet of Corning’s new 100-micron-thick Willow Glass, a new ultra-thin and flexible substrate for LCDs and OLEDs. The extreme thinness of the glass should lead to lighter, svelter devices, but it also means that shape is no longer a barrier for design.

(via Corning unveils slim, flexible Willow Glass (video) — Engadget)

We all know that the “S” in the current iPhone 4S stands for Steve. The upcoming iPhone, which could potentially have a new and different design, won’t have an “S.” The new iPhone will be CEO Tim Cook’s calling card. Will he deliver under the crushing weight of Apple expectations? Cook and a post-Jobs Apple need to do more than deliver home-run financials. A new Apple has to reignite the base and show it still has the courage to give customers not only what they want now but what they will want in the future.

Malware exists that lets Bad Guys hijack webcams and microphones. The U.S. government can’t even do that yet, at least not legally, but it is working on it. READ ON….

Two new graphics help demonstrate just how serious the problem of Android fragmentation is to mobile developers and you, the Android user. READ ON….

A recent slew of surveys about the bring-your-own-device trend portray a topsy-turvy computing world shaping up in the enterprise. The CIO’s ultimate challenge is to prevent the very real world of BYOD from becoming surreal. READ ON...

futurescope:

Mini-projector for smartphones

Their very small displays sometimes make smartphones difficult to operate. In the future, a projector will help: if the cell phone is standing on a table, for instance, it can project a large-format display onto the table surface. The user will have the option of operating the smartphone via the projection function or from the display screen itself. […]

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(via futurescope)

pewinternet:

86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments…

And decide whether to visit a store or restaurant.