NEW YORK (AP) -- iBeacon -- beckons. And while the technology is being rolled out only in Apple stores right now, there's a chance that it will become a guide in many other ways if it takes hold. iBeacon is a location-based application launched by Apple in its stores starting this past Friday. When used in an Apple store, it can guide customers around -- whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade your phone or try on a new accessory. Similar technology can be put into place at shopping malls or in municipal areas -- steering people to where they might need to go. Technology expert Rob Enderle says while it may take iBeacon to reach its potential, other tech companies like Google will likely follow suit with their own location-based systems.
IN THE NEWS: SOME FLORIDA INMATES TO GET EMAIL ACCESS
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) -- You've heard of email and snail mail -- but what about jail mail? It is something that will soon be on the way to some inmates at the Pasco County Jail in Florida. Sheriff Chris Nocco says 77 kiosks are being set up in the jail housing units. The set-ups will let inmates read and send email to those who have approved accounts. The sheriff says there will be no cost to taxpayers for the service. While inmates will be able to get email and photos, they will only be able to send email, not photos. And -- as is the case with regular mail, deputies will be monitoring inmates email.
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AP Photo NYBZ150 Eds: Updates with more details and background. With AP Photos. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. ...
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