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Make Skype Calls Directly from your Outlook.com Inbox

Microsoft is in the process of ramping up its email service for the past few months. They first rebranded Hotmail as Outlook and since then, they’re adding so many interesting features to Outlook.com. Now, Microsoft has informed that Outlook users can make Skype calls directly from their Inbox without having to make it off the [...]

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Samsung flexible screens reportedly warbled by delay

Samsung flexible screens reportedly warbled by delay

There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding flexible displays this past year, but now it looks like one of the technology’s main advocates may have hit a snag.

According to the Korean site etnews, Samsung Display’s efforts to get flexible displays out to market have been stalled by problems with the displays’ encapsulation technology.

Encapsulation technology helps protect displays from damage from moisture and air, but the encapsulation process patent that Samsung purchased from a company called Vitex Systems in 2011 reportedly takes too long in the manufacturing stage.

Samsung is looking to replace the technology with a more efficient process, etnews said this week, which means it could still be a while before flexible displays take off commercially.

Flexible displays: the future?

According to the Korean site, Samsung’s biggest flexible screen obstacle previously was related to its plastic substrate technology, but that problem is a thing of the past.

The encapsulation manufacturing problem is an unforeseen complication, though, and Samsung is looking to replace its current Vitex Systems technology, according to this week’s report.

Samsung began pushing its flexible phone agenda in earnest this year, introducing its Youm brand flexible OLED displays at CES in January.

Since then, rumors have emerged that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 will be the first commercial flexible smartphone, though more recent leaks could contradict that.

Oddly, etnews published a statement from Samsung Display that appears to contradict its own report: “As we have accumulated expertise in this field, progress is being made in substrates as well as encapsulation technology. We have developed a new technology than [sic] can shorten the encapsulation process to less than 2 minutes by using the Vitex System-developed encapsulation technology.”

We’ve asked Samsung to clarify that statement, but so far we haven’t heard back.

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Creative QR Advert Designs from 2012

QR (Quick Response) Codes have really taken off in the past few years, they’ve made their way from the car manufacturing plants over in Japan, to almost every corner of the planet and being used for…

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Mobile Applications that Increase Your Fan Base

Mobility is something that really has exploded over the past number of years. Not even five years ago, people were not able to be anywhere near the level of mobility that they are at now. Five years…

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Facebook enters cloud with Photo Sync for iOS, Android

Facebook enters cloud with Photo Sync for iOS, Android

After being revealed back in September, Facebook officially launched its new Photo Sync feature for iOS and Android devices on Friday.

Though Photo Sync had been being tested by a select number of Android users for the past few months, and iOS for the past week or so, Facebook finally opened up the feature to the rest of its mobile users.

When enabled, Photo Sync will upload any and all pictures taken on a mobile device to a private, locked folder called “Synced from Phone” within Facebook.

Once there, users can decide which pictures to share with the rest of their friends and feed, and which pictures should remain private.

iOS 6 mandatory

For any iPhone and iPad users, Photo Sync will only work when the device is upgraded to iOS 6.

Photo Sync appears to work with any version of Android, as Facebook doesn’t specify any requirements to use the feature on that particular OS.

Once a user agrees to allow photos to sync from a smartphone, the Facebook app immediately begins uploading the images (up to 2GB) to the website.

How often the device uploads images is entirely up to the user, though new photos take will by synced as they are taken.

Users can also choose how to sync the photos (via WiFi, cellular network, or both), and can turn off the feature entirely and delete photos from the private folder at their discretion.

For those concerned about data plan overages, Facebook assures smaller versions of the photos (100K) will be uploaded over 3G and 4G networks, while larger versions will be uploaded when connected to a wireless signal.

A prompt to “Get Started” will appear at the top of the Facebook feed in the app when the feature has rolled out to your market.

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