[ATTACH=left]17409[/ATTACH]A [URL="http://www.safecellapp.com"]new app[/URL] now connects smart phone's GPSs with its location's federal, state, county and city current cell phone usage laws to prevent accidents from distracted driving. SAFECELLapp, released on Apple September 27, 2010 and slated for Android release in early October, issues real-time alerts to drivers entering areas with restrictions on text or cell phone usage and the nearest school zones within a 5-mile radius.The app utilizes Continuous Visual AdvisoryTM capability and Web based trip tracking (Trip Tracker)™ . According to the company this app automatically disables phone, email, and messaging functions on "98 percent of smart phones when …

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Smart phone users, including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, will now be able to see more advertising on their phones thanks to a new interactive video ad player that automatically detects the user's device and switches it to HTML5 and the appropriate video required by that device. [ATTACH=right]16572[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://www.jivox.com/"]Jivox Interactive Video Ad player[/URL] automatically detects the device the user is on. This means that video ads can be served across devices with no changes required to ad tags or code on the website to accommodate devices, even those that don’t support Adobe Flash. The ad player's interactive features also support …

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Who needs plastic in the 21st century? [ATTACH=right]16789[/ATTACH] Two major U.S. banks have confirmed that they will later this year be launching joint test programs with Visa to let customers make in-store purchases with their smart phones. [URL="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67I59S20100819"]Reuters[/URL] reported Thursday night that both Bank of America and U.S. Bancorp will be piloting programs this fall; Bank of America's program will begin next month in the New York area and U.S. Bancorp's will begin in October. Visa had announced in February it planned to research mobile contact-less payment methods, but at the time, the company didn't reveal which banks it would …

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[ATTACH=right]16448[/ATTACH]In the fight to be the No. 1 smart phone, Google's Android stands to surpass the iPhone's top seat in two years, according to [URL="http://www.isuppli.com/Mobile-and-Wireless-Communications/News/Pages/Googles-Android-to-Outstrip-Apples-iOS-by-2012-iSuppli-Forecasts.aspx"]market researcher iSuppli Corp[/URL]. "Google and Apple are engaged in a fierce battle for control of the wireless market, which represents the most lucrative growth opportunity in the technology world today. Both companies have their eyes on the huge revenue growth expected in wireless data," iSuppli said Thursday. By 2012 Android will be used in 75 million phones, while the iPhone's iOS will be used by 62 million phones, according to a statement yesterday from from …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16277[/ATTACH]First came the smart phone. Next comes the smart camera phone. Thanks to [URL="http://graphics.stanford.edu/projects/camera-2.0/"]researchers at Stanford University[/URL], your smart phone's camera might eventually have a plethora of its own apps that are more advanced than even the iPhone's limited inventory of camera apps. "Camera manufacturers used to ignore phones because they could say the image quality was too poor to worry about," Paul Worthington, an analyst from Future Image, told [URL="http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25891/page1/"]MIT's Technology Review[/URL]. "Today it is smart cameras versus dumb cameras." The Stanford researchers have created computational photography software for the Nokia N900 phone that gives users added control of …

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