Posts tagged with: iBeacon
  • by | March 21, 2014 2:18 PM

    Apple's launch of iBeacon has come with a little skepticism from the market. We've seen the company launch the service at certain MLB Stadiums across the United States, with some dubbing it as a cool feature, and others annoyed at the fact that they just want to go watch the game. Still, the project is still a work in progress, and it's soon about to expand into new usage scenarios. On one hand we've just learned that Apple is ready to deploy the service in NBA arenas. The Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team to adopt this recently as a trial, and we should be seeing this ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, including a duo of Samsung tablet reviews, rampant speculation about a brick-and-mortar Google ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 8:27 PM

    With the release of iOS 7 last year, Apple introduced smartphone users to the iBeacon, a Bluetooth-based system that lets these beacons alert nearby phones of their presence, ultimately triggering some kind of action in software – the whole thing was painted as a slightly more long-distance version of NFC tags. For instance, Major League Baseball has been installing iBeacons in stadiums to work in concert with its “At the Ballpark” app. Over the past few days, we've been talking about the myriad changes present in the release of iOS 7.1, and it turns out that there's a pretty big one ...

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  • by | February 15, 2014 4:15 PM

    Our apology for the late upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Best Buy's insane price-drop of 50% off the Samsung Galaxy Gear, aside from other AT&T's deals. We then talk about the new iBeacon deployment at two MLB stadiums for a game in March. Apple and Samsung follow the news as both company's CEOs met last week to discuss patents. Then we talk about Samsung and its new patent that plans to bring signature unlocks on the Galaxy Note line-up. We end today's show talking about Microsoft Office for iPad, and the possible launch coming ...

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  • by | February 14, 2014 4:37 PM

    For the last couple of weeks we've been hearing rumors of Major League Baseball installing iBeacons on as many as 20 Baseball parks in the US. This initiative will allow iPhone users to receive location-specific alerts within ballparks via the existing "At The Ballpark" app. We still don't have any specifics as to what type of alerts you'll get during the game, but it seems we'll know very soon. News has it that iBeacons are ready for the first game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on March 30th: "The installation of 65 iBeacons at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los ...

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  • by | December 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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  • by | December 7, 2013 8:49 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Asus PadFone Mini launch, and why you shouldn't really care about it. We then talk bout CyanogenMod 11.0 M1, and what this means for the current Nexus line-up. Oppo is next as their future Find 7 plans to be the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 805 processor, aside from a great display. Then we talk about Samsung's plans to bring us a 1080p Windows Phone early next year, even if Samsung Windows Phones have never been hot. We end today's show talking about Apple's iBeacon service for Apple Stores. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 1:06 PM

    Of all the new features present in Apple's release of iOS 7, iBeacon is probably one of the less well-understood. That should start changing as more and more users are exposed to places where iBeacons are deployed, but for the moment they just haven't had that many opportunities to see the system in action. That situation could be getting better right now, as Apple makes a big push to get iBeacons active in its retail stores. Starting today, all of Apple's stores in the US will begin using iBeacon technology, including both stand-alone Bluetooth transceivers and iPhone and iPads using ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 7:25 AM

    Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice-president of software engineering, took a jab at Android and NFC at WWDC this year when he said "There's no need to wander around the room, bumping your phone." He said this in reference to AirDrop and iBeacon, which was introduced with Apple's iOS 7. But, before we get into iBeacon, let's talk about NFC -- Near Field Communication. Many smartphones powered by Android, Windows Phone 8, and even BlackBerry come with NFC inside. NFC is awesome! With NFC I can change profiles on my phone for home, work, or car mode. I can automatically join a friend's WiFi ...

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