Nokia is far from what once used to be but still the problems remains a heavyweight in the tech industry. One of the latest developments of the Finnish company has nothing to do with the launch of new phones, but with the new partnership signed with Toyota.
The Japanese carmaker include
Local Search Maps Here, under the name Nokia Local Search for Automotive in your navigation system and “infotainment”. The integration of the service of the Finnish firm will to see maps and attractions with user-generated information (reviews, scores, photos, etc..).
not yet known which or how many cars Toyota used the platform created by Nokia, but will reach key markets of Europe and the Middle East in the first half 2014 . The agreement between the two companies will also cover working together for the expansion and optimization of the navigation options in Here Maps.
This is not the first time a heavyweight take automotive technology born in the mobile world. The 2013 models of Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be the first to hit the market with the technology “Eyes Free” from Siri. Meanwhile Honda also implement the virtual assistant Apple both in the new generation of Accord as in Acura RDX and ILX.
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Mountain Lion was launched just over three months but rumors his successor are on the agenda. A report from 9to5Mac says that Apple wants to further close the gap between its operating system for mobile and desktop computers. For this reason include integration with Siri and Apple Maps in OS X 10.9 .
The addition of these services in the successor of 10.8 is not outlandish. The latest version of OS X includes Dictation, a tool to perform tasks using the voice Siri shares technical aspects. The debut of “virtual assistant” in OS X can change the way you use spoken commands into a computer. For Apple Maps, the idea would be to add it as a framework Developer
. This will offer the possibility to integrate maps into any application for OS X. There are also rumors of a native client for Mac Apple Maps, although there is not much information. Recall that the mapping app apple iOS debuted in June as a replacement for Google Maps. However it was widely criticized for erroneous data and images faulty. “As Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people the better use”
, a spokeswoman for Apple said at the time. Maybe that way come the idea of expanding its scope to OS X.
The arrival of OS X 10.9 is not yet reported, although its presentation would be made in Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC) next year . We will monitor developments.
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One of the leaked screenshots shows a” mockup “of the rumored video editor
Last week was held BlackBerry World and CEO of Research in Motion, Thorsten Heins, he devoted much of his keynote to the BlackBerry 10. The executive highlighted several aspects of the new operating system and the new keyboard and interface improvements.
however did not give too many details about the deeper features of the software, although filtered various data via CrackBerry forums. A user posted screenshots taken from an apparent source close to RIM, through which you can see new features as a video editor and “screen sharing” , to share the screen during sessions chat or video calls.
video editor would be developed by the team Jaycut, which was acquired by the Canadian corporation in July 2011. The option of “screen sharing” has been rumored for some time and would be one of the strongest points of BlackBerry 10, thanks to this tool users can show what happens on your screen to other users, in real time.
The new operating system from Research in Motion also include a new intelligent notification system like the Smart Alert Galaxy S III. If the filtered features are real, BlackBerry 10 has a very interesting potential. Hopefully RIM know use it.
Recall that the first smartphone with the BlackBerry software would be London (also rumored as BlackBerry Colt 2) and reach the market in October.
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After several months without real news on U Wii, Nintendo was generous and began to provide details on its new console. Satoru Iwata announced yesterday that the device goes on sale in Europe, America, Australia and Japan later this year. But this was not the only interesting information.
President of the Japanese firm also took the opportunity to announce that the Wii main controller U offer support for NFC (Near Field Communication)
, which is increasingly popular in the field of mobile payments. This executive said the inclusion of this feature:
Installing this functionality will be possible to create letters and shapes that can read or write data via NFC contactless, expanding a new format playable on the gaming world . The adoption of this feature activates many other possibilities, like making micropayments.
What Nintendo wants to get a practical fusion between augmented reality and Near Field Communication technology. In theory, the project is interesting to see how it will get the gaming community. Including support for NFC contactless payments is also related to the presentation of Nintendo Network
. This new platform for U Wii 3DS and allow users to access a wide range of online services in one place, from the purchase of downloadable games to access to user communities. What do you think on the inclusion of NFC in the Wii Remote U? You can leave your opinion in the comments area. Track | Nintendo.
Today Facebook has an advertising system that allows you to raise millions of dollars. However it seems that the creators of the social network are not one hundred percent compliant with the money paid to the time and want to add advertising to their mobile applications. So far the apps …
This news will surely put in a good mood to BlackBerry users, as a leaked version of OS 7.1 left to see the option to create mobile hotspots will be included by default. This will make it much easier to share the 3G connection wirelessly with other devices. The information was given …
The proliferation of smart phones has led to several changes in many aspects of everyday life and more and more functions that are added to these gadgets pocket. One of the technologies that are trying to make their way in the market for smartphones is NFC payment system , and gradually getting your goal.
The idea of turning the phone into a wallet is interesting and there are several corporations that are trying to adapt to their products. Google Wallet is a clear example, but not alone. Another technological giants bet on mobile payments from Sony Ericsson is
, which just signed a contract with a manufacturer of NFC chips. The company in question is called NXP and will be responsible for providing the chips PN65 will be incorporated in the next smartphones of the Japanese / Swedish. The goal of Sony Ericsson is to launch a new range of Xperia including NFC and transformed into means of payment “native” to users. Near Field Communication System is stomping gadgets in the industry and obviously the big corporations are aware of it. There is no doubt that Sony Ericsson will have great returns when launching their upcoming Android devices and new technology “virtual wallet” . So far have not provided too many details on the estimated dates for the emergence of smartphones with NFC, but as time goes on we will inform you about any developments arising in this respect.
Today These days everyone knows that tablets are the most sought after gadgets on the market , and there is a real battle between the companies that manufacture them. One of the latest ideas of the creators is dig deep into the world of airlines and air travel , since there seems to be a good vein for product placement .
Some time ago Apple decided to equip the Delta terminal (one of the most elegant) John F. Airport Kennedy with 200 iPads, and now Samsung has upped the ante . The South Korean firm signed a contract with American Airlines for inclusion Galaxy 6 000 units Tab 10.1 in the various flights of the company with first class service . As reported in the press release tablets be modified to provide exclusive content . On one side it will change some aspects of the interface of Honeycomb to have a design related to the flights, and moreover be added entertainment options . A point still was not too clear is access to Wi Fi . More likely is that users can not navigate through the tablet, although there is talk that could be placed as a service passengers would have to pay separately . Future we will be more developments. On the flight will incorporate the first-class Galaxy Tabs must mention New York (JFK) – Los Angeles, New York – San Francisco; Miami – Los Angeles and Boston – Los Angeles . Some flights to and from Europe and South America will have this service available but not specified destinations enabled. Vía | Engadget.