Top 10 Tech Stories from July 2013


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We read the technology and Internet related news so that you don’t have to. This month’s list highlights the news that were the most eye-catching ones to us. We hope you enjoy these and don’t feel shy to share your views on what technology and internet related news caught your eye.

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Top 10 Tech Stories from July 2013

  1. 1. Top 10 Tech Stories from July 2013 We read the technology and Internet related news so that you don’t have to. Issue 5: July 2013 Contact us: Twitter: @ictqatar
  2. 2. 1. Samsung overtakes Apple as world’s most profitable mobile phone maker • • That is because of the strong demand for Samsung’s Galaxy handsets pushing the South Korean multinational into the financial lead for the first time. • Read more: Images: , Apple has lost its status as the world’s most profitable maker of mobile phones.
  3. 3. 2. Galaxy S4, HTC One ‘Google Editions’ are now shipping • • Android users who like their mobile OS plain may like that Google has started shipping the “Google Editions” of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One that bring the stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience to the latest flagship phones from both Samsung and HTC. Read more: Images: ,
  4. 4. 3. Now You Can Fist-Bump Phones • The NFC ring is designed to be used in conjunction with NFC-enabled gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, NFC door locks and so on. • • Images: , The wearer can perform tasks such as unlocking their phone, unlocking their front door or sending their contact info, personal website or Bitcoin address to another smartphone user by either fist-bumping or using an open-palm gesture. Read more:
  5. 5. 4. iPhone Most Social Device, Claims New Study From ShareThis • The mobile web is more social than the desktop web, and among mobile devices, the iPhone is the most social. • • Images: , These are the new findings from Palo Alto-based publisher platform ShareThis, which released data from a large study of social behavior across both desktop web and mobile in order to determine which platforms and devices saw — or spurred — the most social sharing activity. Read more:
  6. 6. 5. Nokia Unveils Lumia 1020 Smartphone with 41-Megapixel Camera • • The 41 megapixel phone, with Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. • Read more: Images: , Nokia finally unveiled its flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020.
  7. 7. 6. Hackers Can Take Over Cars and Drive Them With a Nintendo Controller • • Images: , A pair of security experts demonstrated to the BBC that some ordinary models of cars can be overridden despite whatever the driver is doing behind the wheel using a laptop, some software, and an old Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. Read more:
  8. 8. 7. Google Chromecast Brings Mobile Video to the Big Screen • Google’s Chromecast is Google’s next foray into the television market. • In brief, it’s a $35 HDMI dongle that mirrors content being played nearby on a tablet, smartphone or computer. • Importantly though, the mirrored content isn’t beamed from your local device, but is streamed from the cloud direct to the dongle when you activate mirroring on a Chromecast - compatible service like YouTube. • Read more: Images: ,
  9. 9. 8. Navigo – the GPS watch that buzzes you onto the right path • Pulling your phone out of your pocket to check your route is a chore – designers are currently working with Quirky to start manufacturing the Navigo a GPS watch that will use smart vibrations to alert you to the direction you need to go. • Once it’s up and running, it’ll combine basic watch functions with GPS navigation, wirelessly syncing with your smartphone. • Read more: Images: , ,
  10. 10. 9. Ouya – The $99 Android game console • the Ouya was heralded as the next revolution in gaming — an inexpensive, Android-based platform where every game is free to try when it launched on Kickstarter and went on to raise over $8.5 million in crowdsourced funding, • Read more: Images: ,
  11. 11. 10. Musical Poster Plays Drum Beats When Touched • Print may seem like a declining medium, but Novalia is trying to preserve the paper form by turning formerly static objects into usable interfaces. • Their first venture into this territory is an interactive drum kit poster. • Able to produce up to seven different sounds, the team says you could play along to your favorite songs, or add your own beats to existing ones. • Using printed touch technology, you could have easy access to a sevenpiece drum kit — no sticks necessary. • Read more: Images: ,
  12. 12. Thank you for reading Comments, suggestions and feedback for future issues are welcome Visit: for previous and future issues. Contact us: Twitter: @ictqatar Disclaimer: all content in these slides is in the public domain and referenced so that you can read the original sources. Any omissions, errors or mistakes are mine, and mine alone.