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SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile exhibited at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, visit https://www.t-mobile.com. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June ... (more)

Create an Office AddIn with Ionic Framework

If you want to build an Office AddIn for Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, all you really need to know is a little HTML and JavaScript.  Since Ionic Framework is built with HTML and JavaScript, it actually makes a great fit for hosting an Office AddIn.  In fact, task pane apps have a very similar shape to your mobile phone (long and narrow) so the UX elements that Ionic provides work pretty well there.  Here's an example of my Word AddIn, BrewZap menus.  It creates paper menus for subscribing breweries using the menus they manage directly from their mobile app on the BrewZap platform. Getting started with the manfiest An Office AddIn is essentially just a manifest XML file that tells Office the location of your web application.  You'll want to start with one of the existing manifest examples otherwise you may be missing components required to get your AddIn published in ... (more)

Windows 10 Mobile is not quite dead

 Looks like it is not completely dead. There is a flicker. TrekStor German firm has come up with a new Windows Phone called WinPhone 5.0, a mobile-enterprise quality device. TrekStor is also putting out a wearable using possibly the Windows 10 IOT core, a product more for enterprise use-case scenarios such as: Inventory management in retailBuilding automation for guest services in hospitalityIndustrial automation in manufacturingPatient care in healthcareCross-industry scenarios such as fleet management, asset management, and moreYou do not need to carry a phone, if you can just wear it> While the phone is being developed it will have 3GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, a microUSB port and headphone jack. According to the ZD Net article (), it features 5" HD display and runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 chip-set. The same site says the cost would be around $350. Wileyfox UK-... (more)

Case for learning to code for Universal Windows Platform projects

In my previous post I described about Universal Windows Platform Projects (UWP). UWP's are for all Windows device family and not just one specific device. This  means there is a lot to gain by learning UWP. There are indications that Windows 10 Mobile may revive with another avatar and one OS for all devices may eventually result in a 'phone' with Windows OS. There are in fact various Microsoft Windows based Mobile devices although their market share is nothing to brag about. This is what Satya Nadella said, "…we have to be on the hunt for what's the next bend in the curve. That's what…anyone has to do to be relevant in the future…We're doing that with our innovation in Windows. We're doing that with features like Continuum. Even the phone, I just don't want to build another phone, a copycat phone operating system, even." Quoted from: https://www.windowscentral.com/ju... (more)

Improving Hospital Workflow Through Better Clinical Communications

  How to improve your hospitals’ on call scheduling and critical messaging through workflow redesign At many points in a hospital’s functioning, workflow touches the outcome. The problem facing much of healthcare though is that the established workflow for alerting and messaging physicians is broken. What are ways for improving scheduling doctors? What are the potential impacts from improvement? Read on. How poor on call scheduling makes for poor hospital workflow Scheduling doctors is essential for a hospital’s efficient functioning. It’s how doctors know who’s on first and what’s on second, to paraphrase Abbott and Costello. Yet many hospitals we see have their schedules committed to a whiteboard or a few sheets of paper. When so much technology exists to facilitate scheduling, committing important information to a white board or a piece of paper leaves the hospital... (more)

Vodafone 360 Samsung M1 Expands Market Reach of LiMo Handset Portfolio

LiMo Foundation, a global consortium of mobile industry leaders today announced the Vodafone 360 Samsung M1, the second LiMo compliant device built upon LiMo Platform Release 2 (R2). This latest handset developed by Samsung offers mobile consumers a unique mobile experience presented through Vodafone’s stunning feature-rich, highly customizable Vodafone 360 user interface (UI) – providing a new set of Internet services for the mobile and PC that gathers all of a customer’s friends, communities, entertainment and personal favorites in one place. Following in the footsteps of the Vodafone 360 Samsung H1, the Vodafone 360 Samsung M1 is designed in price and function for a larger segment of mobile consumers. “LiMo’s independent platform and governance constructs were established to foster the type of collaboration that is evidenced in this second Vodafone 360 device f... (more)

Apple Introduces New iPod nano With Built-in Video Camera

Apple introduced the new iPod nano(R), adding a video camera, mic and speaker to the world's most popular music player. Music lovers can now shoot video wherever they are, view it on their iPod nano and use their computers to easily transfer their videos to YouTube. The new iPod nano features an ultra-thin and sleek design with a larger 2.2-inch color display and gorgeous polished aluminum and glass enclosure. iPod nano also features a built-in FM radio with live pause and iTunes(R) Tagging, as well as a built-in pedometer. The new iPod nano is available today in an 8GB model for $149 and a 16GB model for $179, and comes in nine brilliant colors including silver, black, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, (PRODUCT) RED and pink. "iPod nano is the world's most popular music player with over 100 million sold," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "And now we've added a vide... (more)

Help Me - RFID on the Road

Web 2.0 Journal I want to obey the law. I want to stay within the legal spend limits, but it is so hard when you have two dogs in the car, kids asking questions, the radio on, a hot cup of coffee and you are trying to read a text message while driving through the rain at night. How is one to see every speed limit sign? I want speed limit signs along the road to be RFID enabled. I want the speed limit signs to send my car the speed limit information via RFID. I want my car to receive the RFID signal and warn me if I go above the speed limit by more than 5 MPH. I need less distractions while driving. I should be able to concentrate on reading my text messages without the distraction of looking for speed limit signs. Who will join me and sign the petition? ... (more)

Android - To Be or Not to Be?

Wireless Technology Magazine That Android has got a lot of publicity and public endorsement in the US is clear to all of us but the potential impact that Android can have is probably far beyond what you have thought. I am therefore posting some of my 'insights' in the subject. When Andy Rubin left Sidekick and started Android (and acquired by Google), he and his team did a few things amazingly correct.  The first thing they want to do was to embedded Google services as much as possible; secondly, providing a standardized easy to develop developer experience that is standardized across devices; and thirdly, provide a nice and easy UI. What they did not do was to provide a native SDK, nor any tools to easily modify and change the UI, nor any backwards compatibility between 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 - as for developers, it did not matter - they had the Dalvik SDK (which i... (more)

AdMob Announces New Open Source SDK for Palm

Mobile advertising network, AdMob has always been quick to seize happening platforms like iPhone and Android to serve up their ads. Now that Palm has announced that their smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter, AdMob was quick to catch on and has announced support for Palm ‘s webOS as well. It has launched a new open source SDK to integrate its CPC text ads and CPM banner ads on Palm Pre and Pixi. It is already working with several developers – including Delicious Morsel and Byte Sequencing – to incorporate AdMob’s new Palm ad unit into their applications. The SDK is available for download from Google Code. ... (more)

[berkman] Brett Glass on the Life of an ISP

Wireless Technology on Ulitzer Brett Glass is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk. Brett runs a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Laramie, Wyoming. “Lessons from Laramie: Broadband Innovation on the Wireless Frontier” [his slides] NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Brett begins with a photo of him on a 50′ tower on top of a 6-story building, which is what you have to do to be a WISP in Wyoming. He’s going to talk about what it’s like to be a WISP. “My entire life brought me to this,” although he didn’t know it as the time. He had worked at TI designing chips, and got a masters at Stanford. He was a computer journalist for many yea... (more)