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It is official; the US Department of Defense (DoD) has given its approval for the latest Samsung Galaxy S4, making it the company’s very first device to acquire US governmental certification. This ratification also covers Samsung’s Knox security system which facilitates the device to be used as part of a new policy for US government staff, as reported by Korea’s Yonhap News.
This approval is in consonance with a DoD declaration dated from February that will commence its communications networks to Smartphone and tablets from both Apple and Google by February 2014.
Samsung’s endorsement comes merely a day after BlackBerry announced that DoD had approved its latest line of BlackBerry 10 devices as well as its existing line of PlayBook tablets for use. This news served as a thrust for the struggling Canadian device manufacturer, however, it will have to cope with sharing its position in the government with Samsung and Apple; a DoD spokesperson stated the latter’s iPhone and iPad devices ought to receive approval this month.
It was reported earlier that the White House is keen to switch from its armada of BlackBerry Smartphones for a more pliable alternative that allows its employees to choose from Samsung’s Galaxy range, or Apple’s iPhone and iPad products. The fact that Samsung is now certified for use with the Department of Defence is a clear demonstration that the growth of the Korean company and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend has alerted the BlackBerry-Only mentality in the US government.
Samsung is increasing its focus on business and enterprise users – having launched a new global marketing campaign just this week, and it would undoubtedly serve as a major symbolic win if the company were able to make a blister in BlackBerry’s position with the US.
The much anticipated Galaxy S4 was unveiled at a media event in New York back in March. The device was available to customers in 60 countries late last month.
The device is a sequel to the Galaxy S3, which surpassed 40 million channel sales in January of this year. The milestone was in the nick of time; putting Samsung’s Galaxy S series past 100 million channel sales. Yet, this time around, the company is having even bigger hope from the flagship phone, and with the break into the US government, it seems it is on the right track.
Avid Adobe fans were probably ecstatic on Tuesday when a new version of Adobe’s web conference software service –Adobe Connect 9- was released carrying very strong mobile interpretations.
Those of you carrying an Android, iOS or a Blackberry device will be pleased to find out that the entire webinar experience can be managed from the mobile device just as smoothly as if you are on your desktop. Both Adobe Connect and its mobile equivalent, Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0, have been enhanced with a significant number of modifications and features that we shall attempt to summarize for you.
1) Tailor made Event Landing Pages and Catalogs: Templates facilitate a speedy creation of landing pages, speaker information, registration pages and login pages. Templates can be personalized through rich components, including images, tables, charts and carousels.
2) Template-based Email Content and Triggers: Drag-and-drop capabilities can be implemented to easily develop email templates that can be either standard or custom.
3) Engagement Dashboard: Event engagement can now be monitored in real time. Event hosts can track how effective their messages actually are through a colour-coded meter. Future events can be now improved through tracking down critical information.
4) Online Analytics: The new analytics make it possible to score participants according to criteria of your own choosing; for example, you might classify as a hot sales lead anyone who attended for more than 15 minutes, showed a certain level of engagement, and answered “yes” to a key poll question. Through an application programming interface, Adobe Connect can then feed leads into sales and marketing applications from the likes of Salesforce.com, Eloqua, or Marketo, according to Adobe.
5) Advanced Mobile Support for Meetings and Training: Further flexibility via mobile devices can now be enjoyed by meeting hosts, as well as leveraging whiteboard and annotation tools add to that the ability to share documents from tablets, plus the cloud of course. The new features aid educators to manage virtual classrooms from devices with the same presenter and sharing option including breakout room controls.
Ultimately, the Adobe team have created great enhancement making them ahead of a lot of other webinar software companies, specifically in the mobile area. HR, retail management and pharmaceutical cases can have huge benefits from this software; no more need to fly thousands of employees for an annual agenda!
Joining a conference from a tablet is one thing- hosting and managing the whole thing from the tablet (or better yet) your phone is a whole new thing. Tablet whiteboard and annotations make for a compelling argument for a 10-inch device. Furthermore, WiFi connection nor hotspots shall be a hassle, since 3G and 4G work perfectly fine. Imagine staying on the golf course, and yet still going about your business with potential clients. There may be other players in the field, but Adobe has certainly raised the game.
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IRIS or “Intelligent Rival Imitator of Siri” is a project developed in 8 hours to challenge the iPhone 4S’s virtual assistant Siri. Created to run on the android and blackberry devices this project lacks the deep integration with the phone that Siri has. However it does has many of the same characteristics and responsiveness, enough to make us think that there will be something very similar to Siri on Android phones pretty soon.
Read more on this at: http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/10/18/iris-created-eight-hours-challenge-siri/
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