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Android mobile news

Jolla phone is a colorful, Sailfish OS-powered Android alternative for 399 euros

Tired of Android? Still want to run most of your apps? Try Jolla phones. It’s based off the old MeeGo OS that Nokia used to use. It runs Sailfish OS and is quite poppy in my opinion. Check the link below for more information and maybe go pick up a Jolla phone.

http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/jolla/4505-6454_7-35823733.html

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Android

Text message exploit can force your Nexus phone to reboot

Have a Nexus phone? Well get ready for a flood of Denial of Service attacks. Apparently if you send a large volume of messages you can force a nexus phone to reboot. Fortunately, there is already an app in Google Play that will block the problem. Click the link below for more information and the firewall app.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/29/text-message-exploit-can-force-your-nexus-phone-to-reboot/

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mobile news

That Was Fast: Facebook’s Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out Globally

Now Facebook will alert you when your friends are on web devices or mobile devices. This should help Facebook deliver information correctly to user who are on mobile devices. We all know how screwed up web to mobile messages can be.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/19/that-was-fast-facebooks-webmobile-chat-feature-is-now-getting-rolled-out-globally/

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Android

Wireless Charger for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 available today on Google Play

Want to buy a wireless charger for you tablet (you should my HP Touchpad has one and it’s great). Well now nexus 4, 5 , 7 devices allow you to buy this wireless charger that done it by touch. Go ahead and check it out below.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/19/nexus-wireless-charger/

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mobile news

Facebook’s one-click login coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps

Miss one click logging in on apps with windows phone 8? Well so does Microsoft. Coming to WP8 soon you will now have the ability to use Facebook to login for you. Foursquare and iHeartRadio will be some of the first to use this feature.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/15/facebook-login-coming-to-windows-and-windows-phone-apps/

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mobile news

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet reaches AT&T on November 22nd for $400 on contract

Ready for the future of Windows RT (I’m Not). Nokia is getting ready to launch their Lumia 2520 tablet running windows 8.1 RT. This is the first push Nokia is doing into the windows tablet world and hopes that their colors will bring something to the market. You can pick one up for $400 at AT&T on contract or $500 unlocked.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/15/nokia-lumia-2520-reaches-att-on-november-22nd/

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mobile news

Android 4.4 KitKat comes with a deep, non-destructive photo editor

Want Photoshop on your tablet? Well hopefully you have an Android device that will have KitKat 4.4 on it. A new photo editor is coming and it will allow some on the go photo editing. While not as good as Photoshop, it’s nice to have these options.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/03/android-4-4-kitkat-comes-with-deep-photo-editor/

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mobile news

App Indexing, Predictive Services, And Unlocking Mobile Distribution

The future of how we use our devices is always changing, but one thing that is for sure apps are not going anywhere. Leave it to Google to now decide that app indexing is an important need. This should make it easier for consumers to find new apps just released. iOS is still lagging behind here, but perhaps they will catch up.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/03/app-indexing-predictive-mobile-distribution/

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iOS iPhone mobile news

Qardio Is Building A Consumer ECG Monitor That Streams Data To Your Doctor, iPhone

Virtual doctor visits are hopefully going become reality in the future. Qardio’s ECG monitor will help make this happen. The monitor attaches to your chest and then begins taking measurements and streaming data to your iPhone. The the information is pushed to Qardio’s servers and can even be sent to your doctor. This will allow doctors to have long term data collection rather than at the scene measurements. Check the link for more information.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/28/qardio/

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mobile news

Samsung’s new dev tools bring multiscreen capabilities to TV and mobile

Have or like Samsung devices? Well then you’re in for a treat with a slew of new improvements coming soon. Most exciting is a ability to push video to a TV while using your Samsung phone or tablet. You can also share the video between multiple devices. This will be exciting for video games. Check out the link for more information.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/28/samsung-sdk-multiscreen/

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mobile news

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone’s Twitter feature is causing excess data use, says it’ll be fixed

Have a windows phone? Use Twitter? Well then you’re wasting your data according to Microsoft. A recent back end change on Twitter’s part forces you to keep reloading images. Read the article for more details.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/24/microsoft-windows-phone-twitter-data-use/

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mobile news

BlackBerry’s Bad Timing Buries Its Own Flicker Of Good News On BBM Android/iOS Downloads (10M In A Day)

Blackberry defiantly has solid products, but many times the timing is bad. This is most apparent when launching your app during an apple iPad launch. Read the article for more details.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/23/blackbery-buries-good-news/

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mobile news

Now In Beta, Aviate Reconfigures Your Android Homescreen Based On Where You Are And What You’re Doing

Tired of your old boring Android screen? Aviate a new startup wants to spice things up. Install Aviate and spice things up. It adjusts to your location and current time of day. At its core Aviate is a new android launcher, but apparently you can make it work with the current lock screen. Go ahead and sign up for the beta now!

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/15/now-in-beta-aviate-reconfigures-your-android-homescreen-based-on-where-you-are-and-what-youre-doing/

 

 

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Android iOS

BitLock offers a bring-your-own-bicycle approach to bike sharing

Tired of walking? Well now look for a bike with BitLock to get off your feet. All you need is your android or iOS, unlock the bike, and roll on away. Users just need to sign up to use the specific lock. It will be interesting to see how this works. Possibly hackers could steal the bikes too.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/15/bitlock/

 

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mobile news

Keep track of your kids with this smartwatch

Have kids yet? Well of course they’re always running around out of their safe zones and stuff. Well now you can watch your kids with this smart watch. AT&T will be the exclusive ones selling this item. The watch has controls for parents though a mobile app for your smart phone.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/filip-smartwatch-coming-to-att/

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mobile news

Hands On: Rdio’s free app offers more control than Pandora or Spotify and is ad-free to boot

Coming from me personally I’m a Spotify lover. I have Spotify premium and love it, but I’m always willing to dip my feet into a new radio app. Rdio is quite a different experience than other radio apps in its features, but no so much interface. One feature I really liked was the play songs only by artist. For more information go read the article.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/music/hands-on-with-rdios-new-free-streaming-radio-app/

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disruptive technology iOS mobile news

Extreme Reality, Which Gives Any Webcam Kinect-Like Powers, Opens Its Developer SDK

Kinect for the xbox is a unique experience done only so well in its proper environment, but Extreme Reality has worked for 8 years to bring a very similar technology to any device with a camera. Already the software is in Go Dance for iOS. If you are interested go check out the link.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/30/extreme-reality/

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iOS

11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life

Upgraded to iOS 7? Found your old device’s battery is just not keeping up? Well look no further than Gizmodo’s battery tips for iOS 7. Some of the tips are actually useful and everyone should do, and other tips are services I could never give up (4G). However, everyone has a different device, so results may vary. Go click the link and save your phone!

http://gizmodo.com/how-to-take-care-of-your-smartphone-battery-the-right-w-513217256/1416982678/@ericlimer

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mobile news

Apple Froze App Store Rankings On Friday, And Odd Behavior Continues

Ever feel that App ratings were misleading? Well I’m sure most everyone in this class has heard a story or two about some misleading ratings (Farhood we know what you did). Well apparently this behavior is usual for Apple when it’s not the holidays. Bandwidth concerns are what apparently lead to the freeze, but anyhow the store seems to be coming back online just fine. Apple seems to have it’s fair share of work during this iPhone launch.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/23/apple-froze-app-store-rankings-on-friday-and-odd-behavior-continues/

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mobile news

BBM for iOS and Android Hands-On: The Best Blackberry Thing In Years?

Remember how BBM was all the rage back in the day? I do, but I never had a blackberry phone to play with myself. Well now that blackberry has taken the messenger to Android and iOS everyone can soon too join in on the fun. Blackberry may be having some trouble moving phones, but they still have some solid core services like BBM.

http://gizmodo.com/bbm-for-ios-and-android-hands-on-the-best-blackberry-t-1352052992

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mobile news

Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Android Compatible As MeeGo Startup Readies 2nd Pre-Sales Campaign To Tap Anti-Microsoft Sentiment

Ever felt like Android wasn’t enough? Well Jolla a Finnish startup wants to bring you another option. Shortly in the future Jolla plans to launch Sailfish OS. Jolla seems to realize Sailfish won’t survive without a solid ecosystem based on Android OS. Now developers will easily be able to transfer their apps to this new ecosystem. Only time will tell if Sailfish can make a mark in the mobile landscape, but with the whole Android library now ready to be transported over things could go favorably for Sailfish.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/16/jolla-android-compatibility/

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mobile news

Pew survey: 21 percent of US cellphone owners get online mostly through their phones

With our increased reliance on mobile technology one would assume that mobile technology would be taking over as some people’s primary devices. Well according to Pew’s survey 21% of Americans  actually use their mobile devices as their primary browsers. The PC may not be going away anytime soon, but you can be assured mobile technology has taken root and gotten quite deep into our society.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/16/pew-cell-use-survey-2013/

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mobile news

Voxel Virtualizes Mobile Apps To Create Truly Playable, Interactive Ads

Ever wanted to try an app on your phone? The Lite versions are annoying to download and you might only play the app once. Voxel wants to make the experience easier by letting you try the app on the web through streaming. Their idea is to make lite apps more like interactive ads. The only issue I can really see is latency from streaming an app, but apparently the experience is fast over WiFi.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/09/voxel-disrupt-launch/

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mobile news

Cota by Ossia hopes to charge your phone wirelessly

Ever found your self low on battery without a charger? Coming soon Ossia hopes to make your charger a thing of the past. Using the same frequency as Bluetooth and WiFi a phone can be charged by up to 7 feet away. Expect to see the technology in phones by 2015.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/cota-by-ossia-wireless-power/

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iOS iPhone mobile development mobile news

Oyster for iPhone offers all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month

Netflix for e-books? It looks like Oyster’s app wants to become this at least on iOS. Right now this is invitation only,  so go over to their site and request an invitation after you read the article.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/05/oyster-beta-for-iphone/

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mobile news

Europe Drafts Law To Ban Mobile Roaming Charges

Very good move for all of Europe. Now when you’re out of the network area you can browse the web without worrying about abnormally high fees. However, carriers will probably not make this a smooth process.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/sep/05/europe-law-ban-mobile-roaming-charges