The Google Maps team at Sydney has come up with a new app called Google Maps Coordinate that provides real-time information of workers on location. The mobile and web-based versions of the app will allow organisations to update and track progress of various tasks assigned to the workers on-field.
Announcing via a blog post, the search giant stated that companies can use the service for $15 a month to share location information and also maintain a permanent record of where everyone has been. Regarding the workings of the app, Google mentioned that it combines the power of Google’s mapping technologies with modern smartphones to help organizations assign jobs and deploy staff more efficiently.
Once employees download the app on their device after agreeing to the terms and conditions, they can update their location every five seconds or at one-hourly intervals. Employees can also schedule their tracking with the Android app. They can choose to be invisible on the map or set it in a manner that allows them not to be tracked after work hours.
As of now , workers can update their job status through text. But Google also plans to allow employees to upload photos in the near future.
Here’s a promotional video of the app from Google.
Tired of handling your tablet with kid gloves? Go ahead, take them off — a Toughbook slate is heading your way. Panasonic’s Android Toughbook tablet boasts a sunlight-friendly 10.1-inch multi-touch display, satellite-based GPS, full-shift battery life and optional 3G / 4G connectivity. Wrap it up in the same badass durability as its snowmobile-abused, tiger-gnawed brethren, and you’ve got a Android slab for the everyman. No specifics on pricing or release just yet, but feel free to hit up the press release after the break for a slew of feel-good factoids.No specifics on pricing or release just yet.
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All the latest Technology Enthusiasts attention is currently focused on the ongoing Computex Event at Taiwan where Asus is demonstrating its closely guarded secret called Asus Padfone which is believed to be revolutionary in the Mobile Devices Segment.
Camera – 5.0 inches, video, Geo tagging, Autofocus, Secondary Camera
Resolution – 2592×1944 Pixels
Screen Display – 10.1 inches, Capacitive TouchScreen with 16 Milion colors
Resolution – N/A
Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)
32GB flash drive
Accelerometer sensor for User Interface auto-rotate
Adobe Flash support
Multi-touch input method
Predictive text input
Audio, video Recorder & Playback
MP3, MP4 Player
Asus Padfone Connectivity
Connectivity Options – 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.1, GPRS, EDGE, GPS, HTML Internet Browser
I/O Ports – USB v2.0, 3.5-mm headphone jack, Built in Speaker, Micro/SD Card support up to 32GB
A touch screen makes navigating across applications a breeze but it can be cumbersome when one needs to do a lengthy document like an e-mail, blog and article. The Mini Bluetooth Keyboard comes to the rescue with a portable solution; a keyboard that fits into the palm and that comes with keys that are the same size and space as slider phones making it possible for one to use the hand for work that takes longer.
The Mini Bluetooth Keyboard comes with a mini CD that gives information on pairing and also a USB charging cable. It comes with 49 keys that are laid out in the standard QWERTY format for easy access to letters and commands. It also has extra controls like directional command and volume control. It works with most of the Apple devices like Apple iPad and iPhone and Bluetooth compatible devices as well including iPad and iPhone 3G 3Gs 4.
The GorillaMobile Ori for iPad 2 was specially constructed for the power iPad 2 users, where it will deliver sleek ergonomic positioning all in a protective case and stand. Those who love the folding art of origami would recognize its influence on the design, where the GorillaMobile Ori was specially engineered from a superlight German-made aluminum/polypropylene composite that is also used in high-performance cars. This next-generation material will enable the Ori to be folded into numerous positions, offering lightweight, rigid stability which can be stashed away for safekeeping in a jiffy without compromising its structural integrity.
As for those who prefer to use their new tablet to read e-books or watch videos in a lazy manner (i.e., on their bed or couch), the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 will fulfill this role as it can stretch and wrap into the perfect position. Boasting limber and sturdy legs, the GorillaMobile Yogi can be twisted and bent to stabilize the iPad on uneven surfaces, or perhaps find a pole in the kitchen to wrap itself around. With a polycarbonate case that has a rubber bumper, you can be sure your iPad will be protected from shocks and unexpected knocks.
The GorillaMobile Ori for iPad 2 and GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 will retail for $69.95 and $39.95, respectively.
The spun-out, taxing wait for laying hands on HP’s promising tablet finally sees a happy ending. The company recently announced the upcoming availability of its new Wi-Fi HP TouchPad for users across the United States on July 1.
The first webOS tablet from HP will be hitting shelves in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany a few days later and in Canada by mid-July, with availability scheduled to follow later this year in Italy and Spain, alongside across Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. The device enables users to indulge in a next-level multitasking experience and access web with outweighing convenience.
“What makes HP TouchPad a compelling alternative to competing products is webOS,” shared Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “The platform’s unmatched features and flexibility will continue to differentiate HP products from the rest of the market for both personal and professional use. This is only the beginning of what HP’s scale can do with webOS.”
For those inclined towards music, the device’s properly fitted stereo speakers and Beats Audio technology can be appreciated. Users can also find information on the device or in the cloud using the Just Type feature. Some other highlights comprise the integrated HP Synergy and the company’s exclusive Touch to Share capability which allows users to share web addresses between TouchPad and compatible webOS mobile phones.
HP has also shed light on its plans to join forces with AT&T to unfurl a connected version of its TouchPad later this summer. The new HP TouchPad will be made available from U.S. retailers, commercial resellers and direct from HP with the option of either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage for $499.99 and $599.99, respectively. Preorders in North America and Europe will commence from June 19.
No, it is not a weird gag but a reality, which brings out an extraordinary technology in the gadget world. The Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) research group has revealed a new technology that can hack for the iPad 2 and effectively trail the position of a person’s head in 3D in real-time. They call it Head-Couple Perspective (HCP), which uses software in the iPad’s front facing camera and forms a ‘glass-free’ monocular 3D display. The software also functions for iPhone.
“It is based on [an] efficient head-tracker that uses the front-facing camera of the device,” said in the website of research group.
Further, it says the technology uses an off-axis projection to create an absolute angle of the 3D scene according to the stand of the person’s head.
The screen is 2 dimensional and moves with the user’s movement, creating an illusion of 3D standpoint. Presently, the research group has only revealed a demo version but believed to incorporate in an app later on. The program not only works on iPad 2 but also with the iPhone 4. In future it is said to be applicable in all Apple devices, only thing is required a front-facing camera. According to EHCI, a spatial-aware mobile demonstrates a more fruitful way of communication.
On March Apple showcased its second-generation iPad in the United States and later of the month it was launched in 25 other countries including major European nations. It’s been already gained a higher tempo and analysts have calculated it would capture a major market share in next 6 months. There are already 500,000 pieces vanishes off store shelves in the first two weeks.
It is reported by Digittimes that Apple has already put up for sale around 2.6 million iPad 2s in March, though there is no official data has been disclosed by Apple but it is said that the company will come up with data on June 20.
In use, the iPad rests on a built in stand in a horizontal orientation which makes the whole package look and work almost like a netbook. The keyboard itself has a silicone cover that will resist the occasional caffeinated spillage of your choice and provides noticeable tactile feedback. In other words, you’ll feel like you are typing again instead of tapping. The case is made of soft synthetic leather and closes with a magnetic clasp. It feels good when you’re carrying it around, but it isn’t so hefty that you notice it. In fact, loaded up with an iPad the whole weighs just 2.75lbs, which is less than the new 13″ MacBook Air.
The keyboard comes with all the function keys you’d expect with an iPad: Home, Volume, Search, and iPod Controls. Tap the Home button once and you’re looking at your apps. Tap the Home button twice and you bring up a mini iPod control. Without leaving the current app, you can fire up songs on the active playlist with a touch of the Play button. You can also Pause or skip forward/backward through the active playlist. The Search button puts everything on your iPad at your fingertips.
iPad and iPad 2 models available
Attractive black synthetic leather iPad case with magnetic flap in includes fully integrated Bluetooth keyboard
Fast and easy 3 step setup
iPad and case together weigh less than the new 13″ MacBook Air! (2.9lbs)
iPad function keys include: Home, Volume, iPod Controls, and Search
Fully charged lithium ion battery lasts for 90 hours of continuous use
iMessage will let users communicate easily between iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. This service will include text messages, photos, videos, contacts and group messaging, with intriguing new features like the ability to show delivery receipts, read receipts (shown in-line) and indicate when another person is typing. In many ways, the service is similar to iChat.
iMessage will be supported via 3G and Wi-Fi, and conversations will be synced across all of your iOS devices, so you can pick up a conversation started on your iPhone on your iPad. The service will also support iOS 5′s new push notification system, whereby texts will no longer interrupt your games or other running apps; they’ll appear unobtrusively at the top of the screen. You can swipe from the top for more details and tap the notification to go to the app.