digital lifestyle

Apps Alter Reading on the Web

The DVR rocked the world of television by letting viewers skip commercials and build their own home viewing schedules. Now a handful of Web services and applications are starting to do much the same thing to online publishers.

Wireless way to go

The overwhelming number of smart phones and tablet devices in the market has brought about a paradigm shift involving virtual mobile workers, corporate data centres and a blurring of network security.

Since Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone and iPad, there has been a mass adoption of smart phones and tablets, creating changes in the working environment and enabling lifestyle benefits for workers, Dominic Orr, CEO and president of Aruba Networks told Database.

20% of Brits spend 32 days a year on email

One in five Brits spend around 32 working days a year just managing their email, says Star.

According to the business IT and communication provider's 2010 Star Email Survey, 19 of employees claiming they spend an hour each day managing emails, while 20 percent say they dedicate more than an hour each day to the task.

Indian students open 'DOORS' to the web for differently-abled

A group of students from Bangalore's Government Sri Krishnarajendra Silver Jubilee Technological Institute have developed an operating system (OS) that will help the differently-abled people to use their PCs and laptops. Called the DOORS which expands to Disk Operated Office Recovery System, the OS makes use of gesture controlling system for physically challenged users, including visually impaired.

Security risks do not stop Americans who practice mobile payments

Security concerns do not prevent Americans from using mobile phones to make payments. A new survey from Sterling Commerce and Demandware reveals that 15% of US consumers have used their cellphones to make purchases. The survey polled 36000 US consumers. It found that 96% own a mobile device and just under half a smartphone.


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