Why Are Apps Asking for Bluetooth Access in iOS 13?

Luke JohnsonTechnology

Why Are Apps Asking for Bluetooth Access in iOS 13? - VOiD Applications

This September has seen the release the iOS 13, which the iPadOS then followed with its release not long after. As part of iOS 13’s recent privacy and security improvements, apps will now need to ask for permission to access Bluetooth in iOS 13 & iPadOS devices. If they need or want to access Bluetooth on either your; iPhone, iPod or iPad, then this will be followed by notifications alerting you that third-party apps wish to use Bluetooth, some cases include permission for location access via Bluetooth also. Wi-Fi and … Read More

The Internet of Things (and What You Need to Know)

Luke JohnsonApps, Technology

Internet of Things and What You Need to Know - VOiD Applications

The practical definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects which can be accessed through the Internet. These objects contain various technology which is embedded within them, this allows interaction that can cross between the external and internal environment. These interactions which allow communication will help change how and where decisions are made, and the ability to make those decisions more efficiently. With IoT there is a potential to connect 10x as many sensors to the Internet than currently by 2020, this may range from … Read More

5G Capability on the Horizon, so What’s in Store?

VOiDTechnology

5G Capability on the Horizon, so What's in Store - VOiD Applications

In September following an open competition, the West Midlands was selected as the UK’s first multi-city 5G testbed, trialing the technology ahead of its soon to be nationwide rollout. Hub stations will be created in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. 5G may place Birmingham at the forefront of a digital revolution. With Birmingham playing an essential role of innovation and enterprise, the ‘Workshop of the World’ creates 70% of the inventions which are copyrighted in the UK. Enterprising in coding, digital gaming and software technologies. With such a rich heritage it … Read More

Google Introduces the Pixel Phone

Jake RogersTechnology

Do you use an Android phone? About 100 million people do in the United Kingdom alone. Last year, Google announced that there were 1.4 billion active Android devices worldwide. You already know, probably, that Android is Google’s operating system — but until now, you probably didn’t own an Android phone manufactured by Google itself. With the Pixel, that’s all about to change.

Is the Windows Phone a Dead Platform?

Jake RogersTechnology

Is Windows Phone dead? Microsoft Stores in the United States think so. The firm is taking an almost one billion dollars loss and cutting approximately close to 2000 jobs, mostly in Finland, between now and next summer. It’s a sad day for fans of the Windows Phone now known as Windows 10 Mobile, but the writing was on the wall.