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  1. App spells gain rather than pain for taxi users

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or 'application', for devices like smart phones- that helps people share cabs with strangers by matching those at location A who want to go to location B. One of its creators, Sean Li Shing-him, a graduate ... within a range of 250 metres- ensuring that they can get together within five minutes. For their safety, each user will have to provide the serial number of their smart phone. 'If something ...

  2. Nokia cements position in Greater China market

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... said Nokia was now awaiting the roll-out of third-generation (3G) cellular services to drive sales of the company's converged service 'smart phones', but he did not know when ... market for Nokia's smart phones, but Mr Giles said the popularity of Nokia's high-end models in Hong Kong, where 3G was already available, showed the commercial potential of advanced ...

  3. Beijing moves to curb exports of rare earths

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... smart phones to weapons systems. Beijing said limits would be imposed on the mining and overseas shipments of the minerals to improve industry controls and environmental standards. Rare earths ... been scrambling to secure reliable supplies of the minerals outside China as Beijing steadily reduces export allocations. Rare earths are used in everything from hybrid car batteries to smart ...

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    Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... to 12-year-old school children and follow their cognitive development over two years while collecting data on how often, for what, and for how long they use mobile or smart phones and other wireless ... Reuters in London Phone effects on teen brains studied British researchers are launching the world's largest study to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless ...

  5. MediaTek targets intellectual properties in US$13m Pollex deal

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... The acquisition targeted Pollex's intellectual properties and engineering resources, said MediaTek in a statement. 'MediaTek has no presence in smart phones and Pollex is a key software supplier' for the gadgets, JP Morgan analyst Alvin Kwock said. 'The acquisition will allow MediaTek to branch out to a new market.' Mobile phones are considered 'smart ...

  6. PCCW and Hutchison in battle for Wi-fi users

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of wireless fidelity (Wi-fi) internet service offerings to satisfy rising demand from smart-phone and laptop computer users. The arrival of several Wi-fi and 3G dual-mode smart-phone devices ... come to the fore. 'Additionally, Wi-fi-enabled smart phones like the iPhone and Blackberry will significantly increase Wi-fi hot spot traffic.' There are already 160 models of Wi-fi ...

  7. Smartphones move steadily into mainstream

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... synchronisation to desktop applications such as Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes. Smart phones are growing at the expense of non-connected PDAs which will record the second consecutive year of decline ... year. The converged handheld devices - or smart phones market - makes up 1.7 per cent of the mobile phone market, compared to 0.5 per cent in the same quarter a year ago, according to IDC. ...

  8. Smartphones move into mainstream

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... Smart phones are growing at the expense of non-connected PDAs which will record the second consecutive year of decline this year, down 8.4 per cent to 11.35 million units, according to IDC forecasts. Second-quarter shipment figures for PDA phones show a growth which more than trebles that of the same quarter last year. The converged handheld devices - or smart phones market - makes up ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

    A made-in-China operating system rises to take on Android and iOS

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:22am by Jeremy Blum

    ... smart phone and tablet consumers. With its own version of an app store and cloud-based computing services, COS promises to do everything that Android and iOS already offer, ... smart phones and tablets made by Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi dominate the Chinese marketplace, according to a 2013 survey by consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel. All Apple products utilise ...

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    Taxi drivers should embrace technology

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of running discount operations. Smart phone apps now offer to match fares and destinations for drivers and customers. Drivers should be encouraged to make more efficient use of such apps. Customers ... SCMP Editorial Safer road ahead for taxi drivers A telltale sign that a taxi driver may be offering illegal discounts on fares is the number of mobile phones he has on his dashboard. ...




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