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Education must not be ‘political football’

Scotland’s largest teachers’ union has said education must not be used as a political football in council elections. But the EIS said there should be a proper discussion on education. The union is publishing a manifesto and is calling on voters to question candidates about local education. Some have expressed concern local issues could be overshadowed by Brexit and the ... Read More »

Cortana-powered speaker could be on its way to you soon

A new app for Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, named Device Setup, has been launched in the Google Play store. In the app, unearthed by The Tech Portal , you’re talked through the set-up of your Cortana-powered home device – which is interesting, because there isn’t a Cortana home speaker on the market at the moment. We’re all becoming familiar with ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »

LG Will Be First to Introduce Phone with Android Nougat — But What Does That Even Mean?

LG (KRX:066570) has announced it will unveil it’s latest phone — the v20 — on September 6. And one thing at least is for certain. The phone will be the first to run the new Android Nougat operating system. But what does that mean exactly and how useful will the phone be for business communications? The announcements of new smartphones ... Read More »

Is Your Business App On Android? Here’s Why It Had Better Be

Planning a new app for your small business? Make sure you build it on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android, since that’s where you’re most likely to find your customers. According to a new Gartner report, Android is dominating the smartphone marketplace with a whopping 86.2 percent share in the second quarter of 2016. Android Dominates Smartphone Business Android’s topnotch performance came from ... Read More »

App or Credit? Why Cash May be Replaced by Mobile Payments

It is Monday morning in San Francisco, and you have just woken up late. To help in your rush to get to work on time, you use your favorite ride service app to pay for a driver to bring you to work. On the way to work, that pre-coffee, drowsy feeling starts to kick in, so you use your Starbucks ... Read More »

Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge. What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s popular iPhone, may ultimately prove to be quite costly to small ... Read More »

When Will There Be 5G Wireless? Really Soon, Says AT&T

AT&T’s (NYSE:T) next generation of wireless service just got a little closer to reality after the company announced that its 5G wireless will be rolled out in Austin and Indianapolis by the end of the year. The company says that the new service will offer speeds of 400 megabits per second or higher with network upgrades enabling speeds of up ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Mini Web Payments Service to Be Launched in South Korea This Quarter

Samsung Pay Mini Web Payments Service to Be Launched in South Korea This Quarter Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc’s Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter. The service, called Samsung Pay Mini, will allow Android smartphones to ... Read More »

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Seems Pricey for Business But May Be Good for Road Warriors

Samsung’s new laptop/tablet hybrid may be the best option for full time digital nomads and entrepreneurs living out of their suitcase. Or you may just be a techie that wants the option of a standard laptop combined with the convenience of a tablet. If you fall in these specific categories, you will appreciate the Notebook 7 Spin’s ability to house ... Read More »