Archives: April 2013 - Catchy Agency

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Apr

2013

BlackBerry CEO: tablets dead in five years

In an interview with Bloomberg BlackBerry chief executive: Thorsten Heins said: “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

This doesn’t come as much… Read More

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Apr

2013

Bid for Cook

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, is auctioning an hour of his time at the company’s headquarters in California for Charity. An hour with Cook is already at a staggering $505,000 on the website CharityBuzz, where all proceeds will run until May 14th and are going to the Read More

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Apr

2013

The launch of Draw Something 2

If Draw Something wasn’t fun enough, Zynga has officially launched Draw Something 2. The Pictionary like mobile app, Draw Something, was highly successful. Their follow up version brings new ways to play, a number of new drawing tools, along with textures and patterns that can be incorporated into drawings. Draw Something… Read More

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Apr

2013

World's first Braille smartphone could hit shelves this year

When you consider 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision, it’s about time a Braille-enabled smartphone entered the market.

New startup: Kriyate may have come a step closer to ‘creating a more sensory experience to devices that could change the game for blind… Read More

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Apr

2013

Apple’s iPhone 5S launch to be delayed

We all know Apple like to release an “S” version of their phones, with the 4S not being too different from the 4, but how about this? The 5S is to have a fingerprint scanning feature to replace the passcode system, this has been expected since Apple acquired biometrics… Read More

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Apr

2013

Yahoo partners with mobile ad network Vserv.mobi

Yahoo has joined forces with Indian mobile ad network: Vserv.mobi in a bid to monetise its mobile efforts throughout Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The strategic alliance formed between Yahoo and Vserv.mobi is expected to result in “lucrative benefits” for both parties. Yahoo will be able to… Read More

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Apr

2013

A Barbour for your iPhone and iPad

As Bath Fashion Week comes to a close this weekend (last day Sunday 21st April), with many offers and tickets still available, it’s great to hear British fashion label Barbour have introduced stylish new accessories. Barbour has designed iconic quilted jackets for iPads and iPhones in collaboration with… Read More

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Apr

2013

iPhone identity scanner

An app has been created by US firm AOptix and can scan a person’s iris, fingerprint, voice and face. The app is used with an iPhone case containing biometric sensors capable of turning an iPhone into an ID scanner.

The idea of this is app is to replace current… Read More

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Apr

2013

Turning paper into a touchscreen

Fujitsu have created a new technology which will enable you to extract and manipulate data from paper using a web cam and projector. Effectively turning paper into a touchscreen.
The system is designed to not react when you make ordinary motions on the surface. It can be operated… Read More