Posted on May 25 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Tech workers expect offices to be transformed in the future with 4D printing, retina scans, robots and VR meetings, according to new research from Dice, the online career site for the technology community. Tech pros believe whiteboards will be replaced by interactive projectors (51%), security fobs by figer print recognition (34%) and conference calls by virtual reality meetings (30%). Over a third...

Appear is helping construction companies and building contractors move away from time-consuming paper-based processes for documenting a project’s progress. Originally developed for large construction companies as a replacement for paperbased site diaries or site journals, the Site Diary app is now being adopted by smaller construction companies, sole traders and building contractors for installation...

Posted on May 21 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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New fashion app Handpick uses semantic search tools to get a clearer understanding of what users are shopping for. Instead of only using phrases listed in retailer websites, Handpick lets users search using colloquial English and descriptive phrases – and the more it is used, the more it learns. Handpick says that in trials shoppers were 75% more likely to be satisfied with their purchases, reducing...

Posted on May 20 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Arxan Technologies, a provider of application protection solutions, warns that even the most sensitive apps – those relating to health and finance – have major security risks. For its latest State of Application Security Report, it tested 126 popular health and finance apps and discovered that 90% had at least two major security risks, even though 84% of app users and app executives believed them...

Posted on May 19 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Hired, a marketplace for tech recruitment, has launched a new iOS app for employers. Hired for Employers gives access to a pool of pre-vetted candidates and highlights the ones that match your requirements. In addition to a full profile for each candidate, the app lets you view any offers they’ve received. If you find a candidate you like, you can share their profile with colleagues from within...

Posted on May 18 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Despite the widespread availability of notepad apps for tablets and smartphones, 91% of people still attend meetings armed with a pen and paper, according to a survey by stationery brand Rhodia. The Rhodia Art of Writing survey highlights the enduring appeal of handwritten notes in the office and in the home. Three quarters of survey respondents still write shopping lists in the traditional manner,...

Posted on May 17 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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With so much attention on digital collaboration, it’s easy to forget there’s still a place for whiteboards, flipcharts and marker pens. Here’s our quick guide to old-school collaboration solutions that don’t need a plug or network connection. Whiteboard paint Dry-erase whiteboard paint can transform your office walls into a whiteboard surface. A room completely painted with whiteboard paint...

Posted on May 16 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The WiT adjustable desk lamp is designed to reduce eyestrain when reading from a screen. A built-in light sensor detects the level of ambient light and adjusts light output accordingly. Alternatively, users can adjust brightness manually. WiT by Benq is available in five colours – red, blue, green, gold and silver – and illuminates an area 90cm wide. It costs £159. www.wit-lighting.com ...

Posted on May 15 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot MF900 works as a portable 4G router, converting a local 4G connection into a private WLAN connection that can be shared with up to 15 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. The device can hold and automatically switch between ten local SIM cards. It has a maximum downlink speed of 150 Mbps and uplink speed of 50 Mbps. The rechargeable 3200mAh battery lasts for up to 12...

Posted on May 13 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Adam Elements has launched a successor to its award-winning iKlips Lightning flash drive. The improved iKlips DUO is designed to fit more iPhone/iPad cases and has a silicone body sleeve for added protection. The associated iKlips 2 app features 3D Touch support, password protection and integration with Apple’s Music app. www.adamelements.com ...