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Wednesday October 22, 2014

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#Aereo Brings TV to the Internet

#Aereo Brings TV to the Internet

NY City residents now have an option for television other than an antenna or a provider. A new service called Aereo allows users two watch live broadcast television over the internet. The service works with a broadcast station sending a signal through the air, an antenna interpreting it, and then [Full Story…]

During #NYFW Designer #Wang Says Technology Inspires Creativity

During #NYFW Designer #Wang Says Technology Inspires Creativity

NY fashion designer Alexander Wang is partnering with Samsung to use fashion as an advertising tool for technology. Wang will design a print modeled after photographs, doodles, and sketches sent in via Samsung Galaxy Note II smart phones.  The contributions will inspire unique bags, proceeds from [Full Story…]

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

Task Force: Ban GPS Smartphones in NY Cabs

An International Association of Transportation Regulators task force wants to ban the use of GPS-equipped smartphones in taxis instead of meters. The Wall Street Journal reports that local governments claim GPS is not as accurate as a taxi meter. But companies such as Uber Technologies Inc., which [Full Story…]

NYers Learn to Live Without Smartphones During #Sandy

NYers Learn to Live Without Smartphones During #Sandy

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, some New Yorkers were left without power or running water. However, a bigger concern to some was the lack of smartphone access. During the storm, people came up with creative ways to communicate with one another. However, as The New York Times cited, living without a [Full Story…]

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

According to the NY Daily News, technology has led to an increase in peeping tom cases in NY. Over the last ten years, people being prosecuted for crimes like taking photos up women's skirts has increased because of better quality cellphone cameras. The Daily News reported that, "Statewide, the [Full Story…]

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

The MTA announced that by the end of the year the subway countdown clocks for numbered lines will be available on smartphones and computers. Riders will be able to view this information for next day train times by downloading an MTA app or by going to their website, according to the NY Daily [Full Story…]

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

Every month the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village hosts a seminar for teaching elderly people about technology. Many older people have been left behind in the technological age, according to The New York Times, and see classes like this as a way to improve their knowledge. Many of the [Full Story…]

Digital Ticketing Pilot Announced for Metro-North Railroad

Digital Ticketing Pilot Announced for Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad announced this week that next month it will launch a mobile ticketing pilot program that lets passengers buy and view tickets on their iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphones. According to Metro, participants in the trial (just railway employees) will be allowed to [Full Story…]

NY is Grindr’s Second Biggest City

NY is Grindr's Second Biggest City

Two years ago Joel Simkhai launched the iPhone application Grindr, which has now become the largest all male social network, according to the Village Voice. With over 2 million worldwide users, Grindr is the favorite app for gay males looking to find potential dates. Though NY is Grindr's second [Full Story…]

HBO’s Go Soon Available on Smartphones and Tablets

HBO's Go Soon Available on Smartphones and Tablets

HBO's Go, an online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's TV content, will soon be available on smartphones and tablets. According to a recent article in endgadget, the apps will be launching early next month and will allegedly feature "instant and unlimited access" to "every [Full Story…]

News Corp. To Offer New Digital Publication

News Corp. To Offer New Digital Publication

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has announced that he plans to offer an online-only newspaper-style publication for tablets and smartphones. According to Murdoch, the publication will offer shorter, general news stories that can be digested quickly and would likely run under the jurisdiction of the New [Full Story…]

Cablevision Developing TV Apps for iPad, Smartphones

Cablevision Developing TV Apps for iPad, Smartphones

Bethpage LI's Cablevision Systems Corp. is developing a couple of live TV and Video on Demand (VOD) apps for the iPad and a range of smartphones. One app will allow subscribers to view cable programming, including VoD, on broadband-connected devices and another will let owners use the devices to [Full Story…]

Internet Week NY: City Of NYC Shows Off Its QR Code

Internet Week NY: City Of NYC Shows Off Its QR Code

NYConvergence ORIGINAL According to an press release received by NYConvergence, the City of New York is planning to celebrate Internet Week today by displaying a special QR Code (a bar code that can be scanned by smartphones) on the Reuters screen in Times Square.  When scanned, the code will [Full Story…]

Vonage Tries for a Comeback

Vonage Tries for a Comeback

Holmdel, NJ based Vonage, which was once the darling of the Voice over IP  phone industry in the early aughts, has since struggled to find its place and to make a profit, according to a feature story in Forbes.  Once the target of lawsuits, a multi-state investigation and mounting debt, [Full Story…]

Cybersynchs Offers Universal Mobile Syncing

Cybersynchs Offers Universal Mobile Syncing

The new smartphone data backup service was founded by Amos Winbush and built by a team of ten.  nextNY interviewed Winbush about the service.  You'll find the interview here.nextNY [Full Story…]