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November 29, 2013 by

Apple Maps' worldview is now better than Google Maps'

It had its share of problems, but Apple Maps is back with a vengeance. Powered by some jaw-dropping 3D graphics and enjoying an aggressive multi-platform strategy, Apple is finally set to redefine our geospatial expectations – and take Google down a few notches.

October 16, 2012 by

iPad Mini: The Apple falls to Earth

Two years ago, Steve Jobs broke his then-silence to slam the idea of a seven-inch tablet, predicting nothing but pain for their makers. Now Apple looks set to launch one of its own. So how will it explain the change of heart?

March 25, 2012 by

Australia Post to release 'digital mailbox'

In a bid to stay relevant in the online world, Australia Post plans to release its own "digital mailbox" app to make email communications, payments and document storage more secure, while expanding its parcel locker footprint and opening new post superstores.

March 20, 2012 by

Is Print Finally Dead Yet?

In honor of the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica's passing into the digital pages of the history books, we discuss new media's age old question: is print dead yet (or is it merely a walking zombie)? Craigslist has decimated a valued profit center in the world of printed newspapers. Printed books have given way to Kindle readers on every street corner. Glossy magazines are desperately trying to find new life in interactive iPad editions. Meanwhile, most specialty trade and technical publications long ago felt the need to jump to the Web. And now, despite almost of decade of Britannica's experts screaming into the wind that Wikipedia wasn't a legitimate source of educational information, Britannica's storied 244-year-old print edition gives up the ghost, due in large part to the existence of Wikipedia. In this video, ZDNet's David Gewirtz and Josh Gingold discuss what's changed in the world of online content, what it means to marketers, and how it will likely impact the world of business.Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 20, 2012.

March 11, 2012 by

iPad LTE issue widespread: Ericsson

Even if the Federal Government had already freed up spectrum in the 700MHz band for long-term evolution (LTE) networks, it is unlikely that the new iPad and other international LTE devices with a similar configuration would work locally, according to network vendor Ericsson.

March 11, 2012 by

The dangers of space weather

To explain the impact of solar storms or space weather on our vulnerable digital systems here on Earth Smart Planet spoke with Bill Murtagh at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.


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