Archive for December 3rd, 2012

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How you can use Digital Signage, your iPad, and the Web, all in one

We all know those TV screens we see installed in more & more public areas like stores, restaurants, above gas pumps, food menu boards, & lots of other places. Well, that’s called Digital Signage.

Digital Signage is used typically to inform or advertise using dynamic content. The clever thing is that everything we see on those screens, like multimedia videos, images, ads, can be updated and managed from a remote location using the web. And if you want to dig deeper, you will find that dynamic messages like ads or text messages can be displayed on Ipads and the user can even interact with certain Digital Signage presentation trough some modules called Kiosk modules.

A Kiosk technology is something we see every day. At ATM’s for example, when you manage your bank account and you press on a touchscreen that has a KIOSK module behind it. You can read more on Wikipedia on what is a KIOSK.

But how does it all work and what makes it useful for the ordinary user?

Combining the interactive proprieties of a KIOSK module with the everyday web, together with using an iPad as the final user interface, belongs to a new form of Digital Signage. If the old, traditional technology involved just some TV screens where you were able to watch some nice TV ads in your local grocery store, now all went a step further.

Let’s assume you are the owner of a local electronics shop and you are trying to keep the customers in your shop for a longer period of time. You’ve heard about Digital Signage but since you own an electronics store, with TV screens all over the place, it won’t be such a good idea to install one in a corner and just play your message on the screen. But what if you use a Signage player, install the player on some iPads, builds a Signage interactive presentation, and just place the iPads in your store. That will definitely attract more customers.

But for an ordinary web user that has no company or doesn’t own any store, you can still use Digital Signage on an Ipad usefully, for fun or to make jokes with your buddies.

On your iPad, you can turn on a Signage Presentation that has some web modules embedded and that’s very useful since iPads don’t work with Flash. But Signage Players do. And if you install one on your iPad and embed a flash movie it will work on your ipad due to the architecture of the Player itself that actually bypasses the iPad functions that deny access to flash based files.

So Digital Signage used on iPads is indeed a step further in terms of new and useful technology.

 MediaSignage Inc (aka DigitalSignage.com) is a privately held company that provides Digital Signage software for FREE. Our software supports all the latest web standards including HTML5, Flash, HD videos, MRSS, Weather, Live TV, a robust open source software development kit and much more. Our goal is to offer the best Digital Signage solution that can propagate seamlessly to all digital mediums including electronic billboards, mobile, tablets and all types of screens; build it once and run everywhere.

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Top New Features on the iPhone 5

Since the official release of iPhone 5 in the market last October 2012, Apple run out of stock due to its in-demand supply. On the first day of its pre-order in the market last September 14, 2012, it sold 24 million of licensed iPhone 5 for the first 24 hours, twenty times faster compare to the previous Apple Smartphones, thus it was referred as “the extraordinary iPhone sale.”  An iPhone 5 is a touch screen based Smartphone with new features that people will enjoy. It is the 6th generation of Apple Smartphones since the release of iPhone 4s.

The External Features of iPhone 5

The physical feature of iPhone 5 is much better as compared to its predecessor. It is lighter with its slimmer casing, with a higher resolution of 4 inches widescreen and a series of 16:9 aspect ratio supports. The back casing is made of aluminium so you can forget about leaving some fingerprint marks on glass. The design provides a more elegant look with its white and silver model.

The Internal Features of iPhone 5

iPhone 5 has a three built-in processor too. First is the custom design called ARMv7 (Advanced Risk Machine), which is a type of processor that only requires 35,000 transistors that will allow a low usage of power. Another built in processor in iPhone 5 is the dual core “Apple A6,” a systematic type of chip (SoC) which drives a faster graphical presentation. And the third processor is called “iOS” which is the latest operating system of Apple Inc. This helps in eliminating logs while downloading map applications such as Google map and other servers like YouTube. iOS also supports LTE or initialism of Long Term Evolution that allows for a high speed wireless communication and detailed mobile phone data terminals.

The iPhone 5’s operating system is based on a direct manipulation that allows continuous presentation of objects and a multimedia gesture that enables the system to recognize two or more tap of fingers as it contact to the surface. Its operating system is based on swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch. An internal accelerator application is also used to respond while shaking the device.

Aside from its superb built in operating system, this phone can also accomplish “hotspot,” a site that offers free services of internet access over a wireless local area networking that shares internet connection through a WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB.

The New App Store

 

But the latest application that was added to iPhone 5 is its App store, an online application that gives you the access to buy stuff and to download digital applications from iTunes. The application is said to be free for some services while some may cost a bit, depending on the type of application that you ordered. The application can be downloaded through your mobile phone or straight right from your PC.

Downside of the New iPhone 5

 

Although Apple receives a positive feedback from the public, however problems were also reported with regards to its Map application. The built-in processor iOS receives a negative review as consumers were having a hard time downloading the Google map. Another problem reported is related to matters such as the resolution of the camera which the public expects to be of higher quality. Because of this issue, a new project to increase the megapixel of iPhone 5 is on the process of completion for usage.

The Will Am I+ Software for iPhone 5

With the release of this unsatisfactory rate by the consumers, as they expected more from its mobile camera since it is the latest from Apple, and when you say Apple Smartphones, it is something that people considered as “worth buying for.” Because of this incident, the singer and composer from the Black Eyed Peas William Am I proposed a project that everyone will surely love and enjoy this holiday season. His project was called “Will Am I+,” a software that will enhance the megapixel of Apple Smartphones. He said that the software is capable of upgrading the iPhone 5’s 8 megapixel to 14 megapixels which is high enough to capture each great moment. He added that the idea of the Will Am I + project started when a model took a picture through her iPhone and it became a hit on the social networking site when she posted it. Although there wasn’t any announcement with regards to the fix price of the software it is expected that it will be released before the holiday season.

About the Author:

 
Mackenzie Salis is a professional writer for 3 years and a tech enthusiast advocating for technology awareness through online settings. She is proficient at finance, technology and business field. She is the author of the site: Netspy Softwarewhere you can get more valuable information about spy mobile phone .

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Keep the Internet free

But starting in a few hours, a closed-door meeting of the world’s governments is taking place in Dubai, and regulation of the Internet is on the agenda. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is convening a conference from December 3-14 to revise a decades-old treaty. Only Governments will have a say at ITU. Some proposals could allow governments to justify the censorship of legitimate speech, or even cut off Internet access in their countries.

If you agree and want to support a free and open Internet, Google invite you to join us by signing the petition at google.com/takeaction.

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Mark Zuckerberg Made $3.5 Billion Last Month

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg,  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

November was a good month for Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook‘s stock shot up from $21.08 a share on the first day of trading in November to $28 a share at the end of the day Friday, its highest price since July. Zuckerberg, who owns about 504 million shares of Facebook stock, gained about $3.48 billion as a result!

When Facebook first went public at $38 a share in May, Zuckerberg’s shares were worth $19.1 billion. In the following months, the stock dropped to less than half that IPO price to $17.55 in late August, pushing Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $8.84 billion.

As of Friday, Zuckerberg’s net worth was $14.1 billion and will likely only continue to grow in December.

Via: Mashable

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