Friday Wrap Up: October 21

A weekly wrap up of some relevant news of late, or otherwise interesting articles we think are worthy of passing on to you. So sit back, catch up on some news, and enjoy your Friday.

This Amazes Me – Lytro is a camera like none other. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact.

RIM is BBX? – Research in Motion announced the name for its new operating system this week…BBX. One problem – that name is taken. Basis International, a software company based in Albuquerque, N.M., holds the trademark for a slight variation of that name, BBx, and it said it was taking unspecified legal action to protect its rights.

iPad and iPad 2 Represent 98% of Tablet Activation –  Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 tablets continue to dominate in the enterprise market, according to the Good Technology Device Activations Report for the third quarter of 2011. 4% of all tablet activations in the enterprise were for Android tablets, while the iPad and iPad 2 were responsible for 96% of activations.

Who is Driving the NFC Bus? – Far from being a passenger, mobile marketing, along with consumer loyalty, will be in the front seat as well and will be critical in helping to drive the growth and adoption of NFC.

Friday Wrap Up: August 25

A weekly wrap up of some relevant news of late, or otherwise interesting articles we think are worthy of passing on to you. So sit back, catch up on some news, and enjoy your Friday.

Fully-Rugged Versatile Handheld Device: General Dynamics has recently introduced a new rugged handheld device that is designed for mobile professionals.  The device includes barcode-scanning capability, high-resolution camera and water resistant display screen.

The Mobility World is Not What it Was A Week Ago: Kevin Benedict sums ups recent shakeups from Google/Motorola, to Nokia and HP.

The Rise of NFC:  Currently there are less than 100 million devices enabled with NFC technology.  By 2015 there is expected to be nearly 550 million devices able to purchase good using near field communications.

Steve Jobs by the Numbers: An impressive summary of  some of the more impressive numbers racked up by Jobs during his tenure as head of the world’s most innovative company.

Friday Wrap Up: August 12

A weekly wrap up of some relevant news of late, or otherwise interesting articles we think are worthy of passing on to you. So sit back, catch up on some news and enjoy your Friday.

The PC is History: On the 30th anniversary of the PC, Mark Dean, one of the IBM engineers who designed the first IBM PC, says they are going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandessant light bulbs.

Note to Tablet Makers – You’re Doing it Wrong: Zach Epstein at BGR laments that most tablets on the market are absolutely useless. A few reasons –  consumers don’t need oversized smartphones and  slapping Android on a slate and shoving it out to market simply isn’t an effective strategy.

911 Emergency Will Soon Accept Text, Video and Pictures:  FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.

Near Field Communication – A Quick Guide to the Future of Mobile: There has been a lot of hyped up talk around NFC technology, but will it really ever make a dent in daily life?