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Google’s “Android Wear” Technology

Android wear

Google announced on March 18th that they had created a new interface for wearable technology based on the Android platform, which they named, “Android Wear”. This adaptation of Android is meant to be lightweight, highly contextual, and aware of your surroundings. Check out the video after the break.  My thoughts on the technology to follow. Continue reading

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Android’s ART Runtime Promises Better Performance

Android taskes a bite out of apple
The graphic may misrepresent the actual numbers of iPhone users comparatively to the Android platform, but it certainly feels like over the last three years the Android platform has gotten bigger and bigger, capturing more mobile market share, with mods, apps, and number of hardware platforms running the software all ballooning. It is a major contender for the #1 mobile platform.  But there are side effects to growth that fast.  With finite resources, there are plenty of requested changes, plenty of potential improvements, that never get made in favor of keeping the lights on. The Dalvik runtime is one such bit of code in the android platform.

Dalvik is the process virtual machine (VM) in Google’s Android operating system. It is the software that runs the apps on Android devices.  Having gone largely unchanged in years, Android has begun open beta of its replacement, the ART runtime, which promises better performance and battery life. Here’s how ART will deliver on that promise.

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Texting and Driving Infographic

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BYODiscussion: Millennials talk BYOD with Generation X and Y

WorkingWith-615x400On December 18th, an employee resource group for the Millennial generation hosted the first of many “Bring Your Own Discussion (BYOD)” Lunch and Learns at work.  With J&J working on implementing its BYOD strategy in 2013, the topic was, fittingly, Bring Your Own Device.

Millennials are often labeled as inseparable from their technology. Several leading industry studies and articles believe that this new generation will demand BYOD programs, and challenge traditional work environments to change the way we work to meet this need.

BYOD means different things to different people, and the key to keeping afloat in the BYOD discussion is understanding what problem you are trying to solve.  Interestingly enough, different generations have different expectations for this BYOD program.  All are valid, but which will we tackle? Continue reading

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