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In The News 08-22-14

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by | Filed Under: In The News

How A Temporary Tattoo Could Turn You Into A Human Phone Charger

Researchers have come up with a unique and convenient way to power your phone – using sweat. A patch developed by scientists in San Diego uses the lactate found in sweat to produce energy for your phone.

A runner or bicyclist could produce the energy to power their mobile device with the sweat he or she works up while exercising. Doctors are also hoping they can use that same patch to collect data for  medical tests that would otherwise require inconvenient visits to the doctor.

Interestingly enough, the lower your fitness level, the better battery you make because you tend to sweat more.

 Comcast Keeps Customer On Hold For More Than Three Hours

We told you about an attempt to cancel Comcast Cable that turned extremely nasty and then went viral on the Internet, now it looks like the company isn’t living up to its promise to improve customer service.

A new report says the company put a man trying to cancel his account on hold for more than three hours. So long if fact, that their offices closed while he was waiting. The customer decided to take a video of his experience and posted it on YouTube. 

No word from Comcast as to why this guy was forgotten. You can check out his YouTube video of his descent into a customer service nightmare here. There is some very mild profanity in the video, but after three hours on hold, it’s not surprising.

Android Devices Gaining Ground In The Workplace

While Android devices have the lead among consumers, Apple devices have dominated in businesses. According to the Good Technology Mobility Index Report, Android accounted for 12 percent of total app activations rising 4 percent while Apple app activations dropped 4 percent. Android has 32 percent of the market compared to Apple’s 67, which is pretty much a reversal of their numbers among consumers.

Apps for editing, reading and creating documents were the most popular followed by secure messaging apps. Custom apps designed for the particular company accounted for 25% of activations.

The most popular device for work is the iPhone accounting for 50% of activations, followed by Android phones, iPads and Android tablets. While Android tablets dominate the consumer market, they account for less than 5% of business activations.

~ Cynthia

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