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Meter Parking paid with phone

http://grossepointe.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/new-mobile-parking-app-available-for-meters-in-the-city-of-grosse-pointe

Traditionally, those who parked in cities usually needed to find a parking meter spot, and carry change wherever they went.  Parkmobile USA has provided a mobile application that uses a person’s smartphone to pay for parking meters electronically.  Users are able to pay for parking through the application, without having to carry around change, or worry about running back to the meter to refill it.  This allows for a more precise measurement and usability for both the city and residents.

Another cool feature, is that the city is able to put discounts on parking meters during certain days, giving a once unmarketable activity a new market.  The city of Grosse Point is using it as an incentive to download the application, get people to visit the city on certain days, and gather data on busy parking times and events.  This is just another way how a seemingly insignificant mobile application idea, can be used to reach and gather data on a much larger scale.

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Huawei still leads in mobile wireless networks

Huawei Technologies remains the world’s biggest vendor of cellular networks despite being effectively locked out of the huge U.S. LTE market.

Huawei took in 28.1 percent of all cellular network revenue in the third quarter, according to ABI Research results released Monday. That kept the Chinese vendor in the lead even though its share was down 3 percentage points from the second quarter, when it overtook Ericsson to claim the top spot, ABI analyst Nick Marshall said.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2068360/huawei-still-leads-in-mobile-wireless-networks.html

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Why Lack of Context is Killing Your Mobile App

Mobile was a fairly easy medium to ignore for several years. After all, smartphones were new, and most people still surfed the Internet on a laptop or desktop computer. However, that is no longer true today. Two-thirds of Americans who own a cell phone now use their phone to go online, and for 21 percent of phone owners, their phone is their primary source of using the Internet. This means businesses can no longer get away with ignoring mobile or building apps based off of websites built for PC’s. The world of mobile is significantly different than that of the desktop computer because mobile is all about context and that context is constantly changing. While prime time television hours are fairly set in stone, mobile phone users are checking in at all times of day from a variety of locations.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/12/why-lack-of-context-is-killing-your-mobile-app/

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Twitcasting

A app that has successfully spread in japan is starting to turn heads. Twitcasting is an app similar to twitter, however you broadcast and watch live video feed. The app also pushes the videos to your twitter feed so that people can see. It’s mostly popular in japan, with brazil and mexico not to far behind. The company is hoping to see how it goes in america, however they may have some legal issues with twitter itself. The app to download is very unusual, you must download two apps, one to make the video and the other to publish it. WE already have instagram video and vine that does it in one single app. Although twist casting has not become popular in america, it is available for download on android and iPhone.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/22/this-social-video-app-is-more-popular-than-facebook-in-japan/

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Weather Underground

WEather Underground is a new app created to help tell people about the weather. The only difference is it’s using it’s users to let others know what the weather is like outside. People like to know what the weather is exactly, the news may say cold, but how cold? Users of weather underground will be able to update weather statues in their surrounding area with a touch of the button. The app is similar to Waze, where users can update each other about accidents, traffic, an even cop sightings. The article failed to add which system the app is currently available on. However, the app still has some ways to go before being recognized by users.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/21/weather-underground-crowdsourcing/

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FCC to discuss lifting cellphone ban on in-flight voice calls and cellular data

Recently the United States Federal Aviation Administration has cut passengers a break by finally allowing them to use their smartphones on tablets in-flight as long as they are in “airplane mode” which cuts off all data and internet connection. This was based on worry that the radio signals would interfere with avionics. Now, the FCC is proposing that passengers may make in-flight phone calls and use cellular data above 10,000 feet. However, this service would only be available on specially equipped planes. This would greatly change the way the average person spends their time while traveling by air. Hopefully the FCC passes this proposal in December.

 

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/11/21/fcc-to-discuss-lifting-cellphone-ban-on-in-flight-voice-calls-and-cellular-data/

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Qualcomm Announces New Mobile, Networking Chips

Qualcomm announced a handful of new chips for mobile and networking gadgets ahead of its annual investor event on Wednesday, where analysts are likely to quiz executives about a shift in smartphone growth from the United States to China and other developing countries.

Qualcomm said the fourth generation of its Long Term Evolution chip, used for fast data transfer in top-tier smartphones, would begin sampling by manufacturing customers early next year.

Qualcomm is the world’s leading mobile chipmaker and is far ahead of Intel and smaller rivals in LTE technology.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/11/20/qualcomm-announces-new-mobile-networking-chips/

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Yahoo CEO Mayer talks mobile forst strategy, design approach

Yahoo is taking a “mobile first” approach to its product strategy, to the point where mobility could reinvent the company, according to CEO Marissa Mayer.

The Internet giant has always offered services that correlate to what people like to do on their phones, Mayer said during an onstage interview Tuesday with Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Once you set aside voice and text messaging, phone users are looking up weather forecasts, peering at maps and checking their stock prices, all areas where Yahoo has had popular products, Mayer said.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2065220/yahoo-ceo-mayer-talks-mobile-strategy-design-approach.html

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Bluetooth Smart and new technology for immersive customer experiences

The Yankee Group has come up with the Bluetooth Smart technology. This ability will help businesses interact with customers more by adding an intelligent factor to location services. It will allow businesses to change the Geo-location based on a persons interests. It uses a smaller geofence than most other services which is proven to be more effective.

Read the full article here!

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Mobile technology will continue to revolutionise the way we shop

Advances in mobile technology have led to people personalizing their lives to such an extent that we only consume the media we want, read the blogs and tweets we agree with, and visit only the online fashion stores we favour. Nowadays, the mobile phone has become the window to all of our lives, where personal experiences and tastes can be seen in the photos we share, playlists we listen to and the online games we play. The natural extension of this customization of our lives is that, as consumers, we now want to customize the products we purchase too.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.retail-week.com/events/christmas/comment-mobile-technology-will-continue-to-revolutionise-the-way-we-shop/5054881.article?blocktitle=More-news-&-analysis&contentID=13146

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Consortium bids to be 4th mobile telco in South Korea

Mobile rates in South Korea are set to get cheaper if a fourth player applying for a license to enter the market is successful. KMI consortium bids to be the 4th mobile telco in South Korea. The bid comes from a local consortium called Korea Mobile Internet (KMI), which comprises mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that rent networks from existing telcos, according to Yonhap news.

A new player could enter by April 2015 if its license application is approved, promising lower mobile tariffs across the country by as much as 60 percent.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.zdnet.com/consortium-bids-to-be-4th-mobile-telco-in-south-korea-7000023242/

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Twitter Now Allowing Targeted Advertising By WiFi Connection, OS Version, and Mobile Device.

Twitter is joining the likes of Facebook and Google when it comes to selling more personalized advertising. The company is allowing advertisers to target ads by mobile device, WiFi connectivity, and the version of what OS they are using. Twitter already allows targeting by other demographics; however this more specialized advertising will allow companies to dedicate resources more efficiently.

Click here for more information.

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Possible new iPhones

Apple tries to catch up with samsung in the big screen market with extra features. It’s possible apple can be creating two new iPhones with larger screens and that are more sensitive to touch. To be more accurate, more sensitive to the of a stylus. This could make it easier for users to draw and write with ease. However, apple is late to the game with these already existing features on the samsung galaxy note. Although this is already known, it’s also possible that apple may create a curved phone screen, such as the samsung galaxy round. As of right now no sure decicions have been released. Only the future hold what apple will release next.

Source:  http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/10/apple-continues-to-follow-samsung-plans-extra-big-iphones-with-enhanced-pressure-sensors-curved-screens/

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Google Translates

Android developers will now be able to have their apps translated into any language of their choosing. Google has now adapted this new service into their application submission process. According to google, it’s possible the language translation could increase an app’s downloads. Android takes over in the global mobile marketshare by 81% also helps with it. It’s been calculated that 1.5 million android devices are turned on around the world. This makes android applications more accessible to people around the world, and breaks down the language barrier.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/11/android-app-translator/

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Blackberry takeover

Blackberry has been looking for a buyer for over two months. It was thought that Fairfax would buyout the company, however, blackberry has said that fairfax is an investor for the blackberry company. Also fairfax along with a few other companies have invested $1 Billion into the blackberry company. While a buyout is being considered, blackberry’s CEO Thornston Heins will step down and John Chen will take over as interim CEO. It’s in hope that Chen will turn the company around and get the ball rolling. As of right now blackberry is still in waiting, and needing rescue in all ways possible.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/blackberry-takeover-plan-abandoned-as-thorsten-heins-steps-down-1196359

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Using Mobile Technology to Reinvent the Human Touch in Retail

With 96 mobile subscribers for every 100 people on the planet, the uptake of smartmobile devices by generations X and Y has led to the widespread assumption that all efforts involved in reaching these ‘digital natives’ should be directly channeled through mobile tech. But the dramatic increase in the role that mobile technology plays in our lives has also given rise to concern that diminished face-to-face interaction will contribute to increased social isolation. Mobile technology shouldn’t be about eliminating human interaction in our everyday lives; instead, it should be about enhancing human resources and relationships. The retail industry is at the forefront of innovating technology that caters to society’s changing patterns of behaviour, and for good reason.

 

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/diane-kegley/using-mobile-technology-t_1_b_4176498.html

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Cannonball

A new app by the name of cannonball has been created for iPad. The app is made to make sorting through emails easier for users. The app functions best with iPad. A user can sort through their email like they are actually sorting through real mail. There are multiple sections to sort emails, just as you would with mail. There is junk, bills, coupons, letters. The app also allows the user to look through different emails they thought they would never pay attention to. The design of the app could be the reason behind why it’s popular. The realistic feel it gives to users could be a good thing. The app does have some problems, such as searching for different emails, because of it’s unique searching tool. The app was created in Massachusetts by two MIT alumni.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/22/cannonball-for-ipad-wants-you-to-love-e-mail-again/

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SnapOne

SnapOne and IqMetrix has come together to create a cloud based platform for families. The device is created for families protections and can be connected to any computer, tablet, or phone. SnapOne has also included SnapSync and SnapPlay, which allows you to easily playback music from the web, along with giving you data backups for devices. The company has also created the could based system to have a panic button a gps tracker for families as well. Right now the company has a funded amount of over $4 million.

 

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/22/snapone-brings-cloud-backup-and-security-tools-to-families/

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Aeether’s 3-D Mobile interface technology

Many people interested in the concept of Google Glass have asked what it would look like to see Google Glass paired with the gesture based controlS introduced by Microsoft’s Kinect platform. California based startup, Aeether, is attempting to do just that with their design of an interactive mobile 3-d interface. Though it is not ready for the public it does represent where our mobile future will be headed and the folks at Wired think it looks promising enough that we may expect to be there in the near future.  Aeether’s CEO says that Google Glass is about being connect to your digital world but his companies project is about immersing you in a digital world where you can truly interact with projected 3-d objects. One simple example of this was the users ability to pop bubbles with their finger as they appeared in 3-d on the glasses. The team hopes to work out the issues of having enough power to run the lot of features these glasses offer such as the on board processing, wifi and gyroscope. Their goal is to get Android developers to start building new 3-d apps for use with their new glasses technology.

Source: Wired

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Google readying ‘Mobile Meter’ app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We’re told that the project, known internally as “Mobile Meter,” utilizes iOS and Android apps that intelligently monitor app usage and web browsing habits and send the data back to Google. Google already passively collects data to improve its apps and resources. The Google Maps app, for instance, regularly feeds back location metrics to enhance the service.

 

Read entire article here: http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/14/google-mobile-meter-tracking-ios-android-app/

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Apple ‘halves production of iPhone 5c

Production of the iPhone 5c has already been cut in half, now only 150,000 are being made daily. This device was Apple’s attempt to break into the lower cost cell phone market, it is curious why Apple would slow production of this device, when there is clearly a demand for a low cost iPhone.

Apple ‘halves production of iPhone 5c’ – Telegraph.

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6 Ways Mobile Technology Has Transformed the World’s Poor

Mobile technology is rapidly changing the face of communication in the most remote areas of the world. Today, out of the seven billion people in the world, approximately six billion are cell phone subscribers. In response, companies, governments, and NGOS alike have realized the potential of this tool in addressing today’s most pressing global challenges.

Education and health are two of the biggest ways the article mentions among other areas. Read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clara-tsao/6-ways-mobile-techology-h_b_4054076.html

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Samsung’s Galaxy Smartwatch

Samsung has created a SmartWatch that is designed to connect wirelessly through bluetooth, to a Samsung Smartphone. The Smart watch allows you to do a small amount of tasks. This includes checking your text messages, email, media playback, and also taking calls. The watch is seen as a purchase that probably is not worth your money. All the tasks that can be performed on the Smart watch, are simple and can be performed on your phone. Samsung has teamed up with Evernote and My fitness pal to add apps to the smart watch. However, the watch is bulky and not sleek looking at all. The watch is just a copy of your phone on your wrist.

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Relentlessly inessential

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Androids Using Open Wi-Fi May Be Susceptible to Attacks

The issue is mainly with older Android versions having a vulnerability that would allow attacks over an open network. These weaknesses are the result of the widely used programming interface in a lot of apps known as WebView (allows webpages and content to be opened within apps themselves). A lot of apps don’t properly secure the interaction between the phone’s WebView component and the webpage content being downloaded. So, on the same open network, a device can be targeted and hijacked, in the process having malicious code injected and possibly executed by the phone itself. Apparently, devices with version 4.1 and earlier don’t make proper use of SSL; this can allow a hijacker to potentially gain root access to a devices OS. This vulnerability has far reaching effects and stems from Javascript-based programming interfaces. Now, fundamentally, Android’s overall design does help in making such things very difficult, but it cannot eradicate the possibilities for the common user who may not be aware of some of the system’s and apps’ functioning.

Users of 4.2 and later are better protected because of added security enhancements, but the issue at hand largely depends on app developers maintaining good practices when developing and releasing they’re products. Tim Wyatt, a security director at Lookout, has some input to give one the current situation and what needs to be done. Very interesting article.

 

 

Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/attackers-can-slip-malicious-code-into-many-android-apps-via-open-wi-fi/

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Jabil Circuit backing down as Blackberrys manufacturer

With Blackberry facing near billion dollar losses in Q2 and the probability of a $4.7 billion dollar buyout by Fairfax Holdings the company also has to deal with Jabil Circuit, the manufacturer for Blackberry, looking to disengage from their relationship. Blackberry composes 12% of what Jabil manufacturers behind Apple at 19%. For Jabil is has to be a difficult decision to rethink the relationship with Blackberry but the results to the companies balance sheets because of Blackberrys demise are causing the company difficulty. If the relationship were to cease and Jabil no longer manufactures Blackberry product it would be a huge loss to both companies, it would be costly for Jabil because it would take time and result in closing factories and laying off workers. Read more…

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Vonkil’s Batthead Is A Rechargeable, Remote Controlled AA Battery

Batthead Remote Controlled AA Batteries – CNET

Enter the Batthead, the star of a new Kickstarter campaign that wants to make your rechargeable AA batteries much, much smarter. Here’s the concept in a nutshell: they have essentially taken a rechargeable AA battery and crammed a Bluetooth 4.0 radio and an accelerometer into it. You probably see where this is going — thanks to a companion app, users can remotely enable and disable those batteries in a bid to preserve more power for when it’s really needed. Of course, parents can don their troll hats and remotely shut down their kids’ toys from afar using their iOS devices (the Vonkil team says that Android support is in the works too). The accelerometer will add the ability to have devices turn on or off when in a certain position.

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The thumbdrive James Bond would use..

http://gizmodo.com/5854506/victorinox-presentation-master-for-only-the-most-top-secret-of-powerpoint-presentations

Victorinox, maker of Swiss army knives and other fun gadgets, achieved some Mission Impossible level tech with this newest product. The definition of “mobile security” the Presentation Master offers 256 bit AES hardware/software encryption and thumbprint biometrics for access. It requires living tissue in order to be activated, though I’m sure it could be opened with a similar method to how people are cracking the iPhone 5s/c. The drivers for the finger print reader can be rather picky, but after the initial setup you’ll never have difficulty unlocking it.

The best part about this thing is how it handles those that aren’t meant to be handling it! If someone tries to physically tamper with it, the drive will actually self destruct.
If someone tries a brute force software entry, it will display dummy folders and nonsense, giving the hacker a false and short lived sense of victory, just out of spite.

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Ericsson Aims to Bring Cell Signal Everywhere, One Dot at a Time

Ericsson Dot System – CNET

Ericsson introduces the Radio Dot System, which is designed to bring cell phone signal to hard-to-reach places, such as the inside of a big building. Called the Radio Dot System, this system consists of multiple disc-shaped radio broadcasters called Dots. Each Dot can “provide high-quality access to mobile broadband and voice services” for the surrounding area, and multiple Dots can be used together to broaden the coverage indoors. To be clear, this system is designed to bring real cellular signal to where it can’t reach before, not use broadband network as a substitute, like AT&T’s MicroCell femtocell. It’s expected that the Ericsson Radio Dot System will be available to customers by the second part of 2014.

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Dropbox’s Email App has Critical Security Flaw

Dropbox recently acquired an email app for the iOS that was found to have a significant security flaw: it will execute any JavaScript code recieved in an email. This means even opening an email through this application could expose your device to any number of attacks. The code needs to be embedded in the body of an HTML-formated email, which is very simple to do. Users are advised to switch to a different email application until the issue has been resolved.

Click here for more information.

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Blackberry reports near $1 Billion Loss in Q2 2014

Blackberry reported this afternoon after a stop in trading that they had a net operating loss of $990 million to $995 million. The company noted that the loss was largely in part of underwhelming Blackberry Z10 sales. The quarterly earnings took a large hit too, with nearly have the revenue and phones shipped in Q2 compared to Q1. In order to turn their situation around Blackberry aims to make the Z10 a flagship introductory device to draw in new smartphone users. Also a devastating result of the near billion dollar loss is a layoff of some 4,500 employees. Hopefully Blackberry can begin to just gain a hold on their market position or else it seems that they will begin to lose more revenue. Read More…

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Android touchscreen’s cannot keep up

The iphone 5 touchscreen is 2.5 times faster at responding to touches than android devices.  Agawi, the firm that tested the responses found that the iphone 5 responded to touches at 55 milliseconds, the iphone 4 at 85 miliseconds, and the closest Android device was the Galaxy S4 at 114 milliseconds. Agawi’s AppGlimpse division is planning on testing new phones in the future including the 5s and the 5c. To see a graph of other phones that have been tested, follow the link below.

Apple’s iPhone 5 touchscreen is 2.5 times faster than Android devices | VentureBeat.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem

Mobile video is becoming more and more popular and this is good because it is one of the biggest ways to sell ads on mobile devices. Subscriptions and on-demand are becoming a huge part of mobile use. In April 2012, only 20% of U.S. smartphone owners said they watched a video on their phone at least once a month. Only nine months later, in January 2013, that number had shot up to 41%.

Read the entire article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-crazy-mobile-video-landscape-2013-9

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Indoor cycling becoming increasingly tech-savvy

This week, the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas introduced a lot of new technologies, including some geared toward indoor stationary bikes. Kinetic Technology is now using dongles to make indoor cycling easier. Just put a bike on the mount, and the tablet will display your speed, distance, calories burned, and more. It can also give rider’s a simulated course, to make indoor biking more fun.

Also introduced was Saris’s stationary bike that is connected to a large HDTV screen to give the rider a sense of biking on the open road. Previously filmed routes and two-way communication causing the speed of the route to change based on the rider’s efforts make it more fun to bike anywhere in the world while being inside.

Many other technologies were introduced, including an exercise bike that has spin classes streamed live or on demand on the attached tablet.

 

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/78988.html

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BlackBerry’s Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry has announced its next BlackBerry 10 device, the z30.  The z30 has a 5 inch screen, and a faster 1.7 gigahertz dual-core processor.  The z30 is also BlackBerry’s first phone to ship with the BB 10 version 10.2.  BlackBerry seems to be stepping up their game with smartphones, but can they keep up?

BlackBerry Z30: A new flagship BB10 smartphone with a 5-inch screen | VentureBeat.

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Facebook Tests Silent Auto-Play For User Videos In Mobile Feed

For a small subset of iOS and Android users, Facebook is testing auto-playing user-uploaded videos while scrolling through the mobile feed. The effect is similar to videos in the Instagram feed, as videos play silently until tapped to full-screen. This test could also pave the way for Facebook’s new upcoming video ads. For now, brands and off-Facebook video sources will not auto-play. Facebook’s more heavy-handed video ad unit is expected to launch in October.
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/12/facebook-tests-silent-auto-play-for-user-videos-in-mobile-feed-foreshadowing-video-ads/

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RingMeMaybe Creates Free Self-Destructing Phone Numbers For iOS

Ever need to post your phone number on a site but felt uncomfortable doing so? Here’s your solution! RingMeMaybe is an application designed to give you a random phone number for a week at a time that you can use for such occasions. The fear of releasing your own personal number is behind us with this application that links your phone number to a random one temporarily.

Read the Article Here

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Paypal unveils Beacon.

Paypal unveils their new device called Beacon. Beacon is a small device that devotes itself to shopping and restaurants. The device will check a person into whatever store or restaurant they enter and offer new product offers based on that person’s interests. When the person is done, they can check themselves out without having to go through the cashier. The device uses low energy and does not need internet to be used. The biggest plus for Paypal is their connection with NCR. As of now, many of Paypal’s competitors, such as Square, MasterCard and clinkle, are getting their products out there too. However, Paypal has a very large user base. Beacon is set to release 2014, until that time, Paypal has released an app that is similar to beacon, but not quite like it.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/09/paypal-unveils-beacon-device-that-lets-you-pay-with-your-identity/

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Intel Phone Walk

 

Intel is working on a new security option for smartphones. The demo, which was revealed recently, demonstrates how a smartphone can determine who you are by the way you walk. The rhythm in which you walk is determined by the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope. By saving this information, the phone knows who it’s rightful owner is. However, if someone were to steal the phone, it would automatically detect that the person is not the owner due to their walk. When this happens, the phone will lock automatically on it’s own. It’s a new security device intel is still developing. Hopefully, if released, the device can help with the protection of different smartphones on the market.

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BITalino Is A Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit That Makes It Quicker & Easier To Build Health Tracker Apps

BITalino Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit – TechCrunch

BITalino is a simplified system for app developers and researchers who want to quickly start capturing bio-signals. The low cost kit of modular blocks includes a swathe of physiological sensors that can be brought out to use individually or linked together and used in whatever combination you’re after. The approach is plug and play to keep things as simple as possible. This new product has the ability to bring large impacts to mobile health information tracking.

There are several APIs currently available including Android OS, Java, and Python.

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Uber Continues To Push Expansion Aggressively

Uber: Cross-platform mobile app that allows you to reserve taxi cabs, suv’s, & black cars on demand just recently raised $258 million from investors that include Google Ventures, TPG, and other notable VC’s. These funds have already been put to good use by launching in Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Atlanta ahead of schedule to fight off competitor Lyft. Uber has also filled some high profile executive positions with former Klout, & Google employees. It will be fascinating to watch Uber continue to expand internationally and form partnerships with some of the biggest organizations in the world like the NFL.

 

Articles:

1. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/uber-strikes-back/

2. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/uber-inks-its-first-sports-deal-partners-with-the-nfl-to-promote-safe-rides-for-pro-footballers/

3. http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/30/as-uber-drives-into-india-its-shifting-its-emerging-market-strategy-up-a-gear/

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Is Your Mobile App Ready For Some Football?

Web application security firm NT OBJECTives have recently found that within Yahoo’s popular fantasy football mobile application, there were some minor bugs. The mobile application was susceptible to some hacking and session hijacking from outside parties. It also showed that league managers, or any pesky hacker, were able to change the lineups of others. As well as, post on message boards while impersonating certain users. Luckily, with the start of the season last night, the problem was already fixed and Yahoo has released an updated version on mobile application stores but users with the old version of the app are still vulnerable to hacking.

via: http://internet.itbusinessnet.com/article/Is-Your-Mobile-App-Ready-for-Some-Football-Web-Application-Security-Firm-NT-OBJECTives-Confirms-Yahoo!-Fantasy-Football-Mobile-Application-Vulnerability-2791482

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MOBILE INSIGHTS: A Few Ideas For A New Billion-Dollar Mobile Startup

Check out the new ways on how a mobile startup is created!

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-next-billion-dollar-mobile-startup-2013-9

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Golf Goes Mobile

The idea behind all this technology is very simple: the right information makes sports more fun—whether you’re watching the team, managing it, or playing on it. Based on my personal experiences on the golf course this season, I can tell you one thing, this stuff really works. Golf pro Cathy MacPherson, is the pro behind the app.

 

Read the entire article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/09/05/technology-multiplies-the-fun-factor-in-sports-golf-goes-mobile/

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Jawbone’s New Mini Jambox – Wired

The Mini Jambox is a slimmer, sharper version of the original. Gone is the rubber that capped the top and bottom; the new device is cool metal all the way around. In terms of first impressions, it might seem slightly less friendly than the first Jambox, but it proves no less touchable. Jawbone has modified the audio to a level of quality unheard of in mobile devices. And, once you get your hands on it, it exudes superior quality–not unlike the difference between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 that followed it.

The Mechanical Wizardry Behind the Teeny, Tiny New Jambox