Vodafone Foundation Video for iGLU

This video on the Vodafone Foundation website shows how the there app works when working out if a food stuff has gluten in it using a QR reader on your mobile phone.

charity video vodafone iGLU

“…The Vodafone Spain Foundation in partnership with Asociación de Celíacos de Madrid and Universidad de Alcalá have developed and launched iGLU.  This application allows people with Celiac disease, commonly understood as gluten intolerance, to scan the bar codes of food items and access nutritional information about the product.  This application makes understanding what foods can and cannot be consumed far easier than the old paper guide.  Information on the app can be updated frequently and easily allowing users access to the most up to date information….”

The video can be viewed here

http://mobileforgoodvideoplayer.vodafonefoundation.org/videos/watch/iglu-celiac-app

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Skype for Android Reviews

There a number of places that have reviewed Skype for Android phones and tablets. I thought it would be useful to pull them together in one place.

PC Mag – 3.5 out of 5 – Good 

“…Ultimately, this latest update to Skype is a step in the right direction. Next to ooVoo, these are the best video calls I’ve experienced on Android….”

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387822,00.asp

Download Net  - 3.5 out 5 – Good

“..We were already impressed years ago when Skype was first introduced on a full OS, but when its video call features are applied on a mobile OS, it gets even better…”

http://download.cnet.com/Skype-for-Android/3000-10440_4-75312694.html

Play Google – 3 out 5 – Good

“…Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move

Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are…”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider&hl=en

Android Community – No rating – Good 

“…Calls sound great between phone and phone as well as between phone and computer, (that’s what you’re seeing in the photograph above,) the same goes for video. Video isn’t the greatest thing in the world, but it’s certainly as good as Tango…”

http://androidcommunity.com/skype-with-video-for-android-mini-review-pre-release-20110411/

PC Advisor – 4 out 5 – Good 

“…Text chatting in Skype for Android works just like most instant messaging services. You can connect to several people at once in the same chat. However, you can’t send photos or files using this VoIP service, which is disappointing….”

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/software/3243635/skype-for-android-review/

Top Apps for Video Conferencing on the iPad

This a great round up over at about.com reviewing a number of apps for the iPhone and iPad that allow you to perform video conferencing task on the go. The article looks at five different video conferencing apps for the iPad and reviews each app looking and the positives and negatives for each piece of software.

The five apps reviewed are the following:

Webex for iPad

GoToMeeting for iPad

Fuze Meeting

Skype for iPad

MightyMeeting 

The full review post is here - http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/softwarewebapps/tp/top-ipad-video-conferencing-apps.htm

 

Electric City 2012: graphic highlights from LSE’s conference on the urban age – The Guardian (blog)


The Guardian (blog)

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This year's event is focusing on the different ways in which urban societies across the globe are being influenced by technological and environmental change. You can watch a live video feed from the conference here. The conference publication includes ...

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Introducing Wired 01.13: Passwords, testosterone and Google – Wired.co.uk


Wired.co.uk

Introducing Wired 01.13: Passwords, testosterone and Google
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For a couple of intense days at the end of October, we brought together more than 50 of Wired's favourite speakers to share their stories and inspiration at our second annual London conference. It was a phenomenal if eclectic mix: activists and artists ...

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