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Jaguar And Shell Launch World’s First In-Car Payment System

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Technology | 0 comments

Jaguar And Shell Launch World’s First In-Car Payment System

Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app. The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models. Other updates include the introduction of the latest efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and the addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a foot can open the boot. Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell...

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Test at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: quick and easy boarding using facial recognition

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Technology | 0 comments

Test at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: quick and easy boarding using facial recognition

Together with KLM, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has started a trial with voluntary ‘biometric boarding’, involving boarding without having to show your boarding pass and passport. Passengers can board quickly and easily via a separate gate that identifies passengers using facial recognition. Schiphol and KLM are assessing facial recognition technology with this trial, testing the speed, reliability and user-friendliness of the system. The boarding process and passenger experience will also be evaluated. The ultimate goal is to make the boarding...

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Leading Dutch healthcare organization adopts IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps to enable teams of employees to better collaborate

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Technology | 0 comments

Leading Dutch healthcare organization adopts IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps to enable teams of employees to better collaborate

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands today announced it is teaming with IBM to deploy analytics-driven IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, designed to better coordinate and communicate data across healthcare teams. The Message for Healthcare app will be the first of a suite of IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps that VU University Medical Center Amsterdam will implement to help improve collaboration between members of their healthcare teams. ”As a University hospital with a strong emphasis on research and education, VU...

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Mobile payment apps reach 2 mln Dutch smartphones

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Mobile payment apps reach 2 mln Dutch smartphones

Mobile payments are becoming more common in the Netherlands. Already almost one in six smartphones carries a mobile payments app, equal to around 2 million users, double the number a year ago, according to the December edition of Telecompaper’s Dutch Apps Market report. The study also found that WhatsApp remains the most popular app in the country, installed on around 10.7 million smartphones. Not only do more people have mobile payment apps on their phones, the apps are being used more often. On average, mobile payment apps are used 10...

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Robot “Spencer” to guide KLM passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Robot “Spencer” to guide KLM passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

After two years of construction, programming and testing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin testing its robot “Spencer” at Schiphol on Monday, 30 November. Every day, travellers miss their connecting flights for all sorts of reasons, including delays, restricted transfer times, losing their way, and language barriers. KLM intends to use the robot to help transfer passengers find their way from one gate to another as quickly and efficiently as possible at the busy airport. This project, supported by the European Commission, goes well beyond...

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Two-thirds of Dutch households own tablets

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Two-thirds of Dutch households own tablets

Around 5.0 million households in the Netherlands own tablets; that’s equal to two-thirds of all households according to Telecompaper’s Dutch Tablet Users 2015 Q2 report. Dutch consumers use their tablets most often for browsing the internet and gaming; those with an iPad are the most active tablet users, while Acer tablet owners use their tablet less than the market average. The most important factors when choosing a tablet are the brand and the price. The survey also found out that the average age of tablet users is 45. Apple is...

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Over 10 million online shoppers in The Netherlands

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Over 10 million online shoppers in The Netherlands

The number of online shoppers continues to grow in the Netherlands. Over the entire year 2014, 10.4 million Internet users had at least once bought something online. The number of recent e-shoppers, i.e. those who have bought something online in the three months prior to the survey, has risen significantly. A study conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) shows that trips, clothes and tickets are most commonly bought online. Nearly 8 million people regularly buy online Last year, 10.4 million internet users in the age category 12-74 bought...

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Snapchat nearly doubles base in The Netherlands

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Snapchat nearly doubles base in The Netherlands

Snapchat’s base in the Netherlands is growing quickly, with almost 2 million consumers having the app installed on their smartphones in June. This is nearly 900,000 more than a year ago, according to the latest research from Telecompaper. The app, used for sharing photos and videos, is especially popular with young people, with 71 percent of 12-19 year-olds saying they have Snapchat on their phones. This drops to 28 percent of those in their 20s and just 2 percent of 50-64 year-olds, according to the most recent Dutch Apps Market report...

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Majority of the elderly in the Netherlands has a smartphone

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

Majority of the elderly in the Netherlands has a smartphone

The smartphone penetration grows still rapidly in the Netherlands according to Telecompaper’s report ‘Dutch Smartphone User’ of Q1 2015. The research indicates a total growth of almost ten percentage points for last year where the smartphone penetration among the elderly (65-80 year olds) crossed the 50 percent line. It also reveals that Apple’s share in the smartphone market increased and activities on the smartphone that involve the need for internet/data are becoming more popular. The smartphone penetration in the...

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Apple Announces iPhone 6

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

Apple Announces iPhone 6

Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth and continuous surface. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a...

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Apple Unveils Apple Watch

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

Apple Unveils Apple Watch

Apple® today unveiled Apple Watch™—its most personal device ever—featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Digital Crown is Apple’s most revolutionary navigation tool since the iPod® Click Wheel and iPhone® Multi-Touch™. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist...

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Apple Announces iPad Air. Thinner, Lighter and More Powerful iPad

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Apple Announces iPad Air. Thinner, Lighter and More Powerful iPad

Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen,...

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OS X Mavericks Available Today Free from the Mac App Store

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

OS X Mavericks Available Today Free from the Mac App Store

Apple® today announced that OS X® Mavericks, the 10th major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is available for free from the Mac App Store℠. With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings iBooks® and Maps to the Mac®, includes a new version of Safari®, enhances multi-display support, introduces Finder® Tabs and Tags and delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance. “Mavericks is an incredible release, which introduces significant new apps and features, while also...

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Next Generation iWork and iLife Now Free With Every New Mac and iOS Device

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Next Generation iWork and iLife Now Free With Every New Mac and iOS Device

Apple® today announced its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Pages®, Numbers® and Keynote® and award-winning iLife® creativity apps, iPhoto®, iMovie® and GarageBand® have been completely redesigned to take full advantage of OS X® Mavericks and iOS 7. All apps have been updated to 64-bit, are integrated with iCloud®, and are loaded with hundreds of new features that let you do more than ever across your Apple devices. Apple today also announced that both iWork and iLife are now free with the purchase of every new Mac® or iOS device....

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Samsung dominates Dutch smartphone market

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Samsung dominates Dutch smartphone market

Smartphone penetration has continued to grow in the Netherlands over the past year. In the third quarter of 2013, 72 percent of Dutch mobile phone users had a smartphone, up from 56 percent in the third quarter of 2012. Samsung still dominates the smartphone market and saw its share increase from 42 percent in Q3 2012 to 47 percent in Q3 2013. Also in the feature phone market Samsung is the number one brand, with a share of 41 percent. Nokia comes second with 38 percent. Together with Samsung’s success, Android’s share of the market increased...

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