No Apple Television-Related Event Scheduled for Next Month

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Following today’s report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claiming that Apple will be holding a television-related product event in March, perhaps to introduce developer tools for the Apple TV and a future television set lineup, The Loop‘s Jim Dalyrmple has weighed in with one of his typical one-word answers to refute the claim: “Nope.” Dalrymple

Return of the video podcasts!

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As many of you noticed — and rightly kicked our collective asses about — Mobile Nations video podcasts haven't exactly been working right for a while now. Sure, the YouTube versions were fine, but the .mp4 files we made available over RSS, iTunes, and direct download would error out as often as not. Well, that's

Samsung’s Bulletproof Business Software vs. Blackberry


Since a short time after the release of the iPhone in 2007 the Blackberry has been hanging on by a thread. It has been the corporate world and I.T. managers that have remained devoted to RIM’s once groundbreaking mobile phone.

Google Now now incorporates Google Doodles

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A nice little treat this morning — Google Now is now pulling in Google Doodles following yesterday's update. Whereas those of us outside of major metro areas would see a stock image, we're now seeing the same as you would on (That any different for those of you in a big city Let us

ZEN and TECH 50: Fitness month nutrition special!

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Georgia and Rene are joined by Android Central‘s Phil Nickinson to talk Mobile Nations Fitness Month and the benefits of good nutrition. From crazy schedules to family and work stresses to modern technology, we break down the habits, challenges, and importance of eating right and feeling great! type=”audio/mpeg”>   Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video

Siri’s Cousin ‘Tempo Smart Calendar’ Uses iPhone Data to Provide Enhanced Calendar Experience [iOS Blog]

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Tempo AI is a startup that originated from the SRI International research center, which also spawned Siri. Today the company released its first iPhone app, Tempo Smart Calendar, which shares many features with personal assistant Siri. The app utilizes artificial intelligence that analyzes iPhone data, including calendars, email, location, and contacts, to provide context-aware enhancements

Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case for Motorola Droid RAZR M

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The Feb. 14 Deal of the Day is the Seidio ACTIVE Case for Motorola Droid RAZR M. The ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your device. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. Comes in

Qualcomm details Quick Charge 1.0, available on more than 70 devices

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Exisiting technology helps supported devices charge up to 40 percent faster Qualcomm today in a blog post detailed a feature we haven't talked much about — Quick Charge 1.0. It's part of a Snapdragon-powered phone's power management and, on paper, allows it to “charge up to 40 percent faster than older phones.” It's all done

Chevy Spark and Sonic Are First Cars to Get Siri ‘Eyes Free’

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As promised late last year, Chevrolet is the first company to deliver Siri ‘Eyes Free’ to consumers. 2013 Chevy Spark and Sonic cars allow owners to perform a number of tasks via Siri using the car’s built-in entertainment system. In the 2013 Spark and Sonic vehicles equipped with MyLink, owners can use Siri in Eyes

Brazil lawsuit claims iPad 3 made intentionally obsolete

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Did Apple withhold features from the third-generation iPad, then make the tablet obsolete just six months afterwards by unveiling the iPad 4 with the missing items That’s the accusation being made against Apple in a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in Brazil. At the heart of the lawsuit brought by the Brazilian Institute of Politics and Law Software

Action RPG ‘Infinity Blade’ Now Free to Download [iOS Blog]

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Epic Games’ hit title Infinity Blade was named Apple’s Free App of the Week and the app can now be downloaded at no cost for the first time since its release. Love is in the air, and so are swords, axes, hammers and scythes! Celebrate Valentine’s by enjoying the Must-Have iOS Blockbuster for FREE! Infinity

The Google Apps Blog


Posted by Jaime Garcia, IT Corporate Director of the All Inclusive Collection (Cross-posted on the Google Latin America Blog) Editor’s note: We are excited to have guest blogger Jaime Garcia, IT Corporate Director of the All Inclusive Collection with over 5,000 employees at Hard Rock hotels in the Mayan Riviera, Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, and Punta

Apple says iOS 6.1 Exchange bug will be zapped in ‘upcoming release’

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Apple’s iOS and Microsoft Exchange Server have been cronies for quite awhile now, but since iOS 6 there’s been some issues. The latest rift is a version 6.1 recurring calendar event bug that causes “excessive communication” if you respond to an exception error. Cupertino’s identified the problem and says a fix is incoming, though it

Qualcomm’s new wireless chip makes possible a truly global iPhone

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Doesn’t it bother you that Apple sells its LTE devices like the iPhone 5 and latest iPads in a bunch of variants, depending on your carrier and geographical location For example, the iPhone comes in two GSM models and one CDMA version. Blame it on the limitations with existing wireless chipsets, not Apple. Long-Term Evolution (LTE)

Millennial: tablet use skyrockets, led by iPad mini and Kindle Fire

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Millennial Media becomes the latest to release research showing 2012 was a year of rising adoption of tablets and smartphones. Apple continues to lead the charge in tablets particularly the iPad mini while Samsung has become the popular face for the family of Android alternatives. Apple held on to its tablet lead with 58 percent

Motorola makes Platinum Droid RAZR M officially official

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We saw a new color of the Motorola Droid RAZR M pop up for sale on best Buy's website last week, and now Motorola is confirming its existence. The device is the same internally as the original colors of the RAZR M, but externally it's got a shiny new coat of platinum (c'mon, it's silver)

Twitter Valuing Tweets, AllThingsD May End, Web Design at It’s Best

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The Strategist picks the day’s most relevant and interesting stories about the world of content from around the web. Here’s what you should be reading today: Twitter Judging the Value of Tweets According to Mashable, Twitter is now determining how valuable tweets are on its website. Sam Laird writes, “The value judgements will be assigned to

Google Now shown off in latest Nexus 4 commercial

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Google just aired their latest Android-specific commercial during the Grammys (as well as posted it online), and it's all about the Nexus 4 and Google Now. We've long said that Google Now is the killer feature of Android, and tonight's ad pushes that point home. Weather, train schedules, local guides and translation portions of Google

Lessons in Innovation Leadership: Marten Pieters

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By Dr. Venkatesh Bala, Chief Economist, The Cambridge Group We are proud to continue our Lessons in Innovation Leadership interview series. This series showcases experienced business leaders who have led, and learned, from significant innovation initiatives. These innovators from across industries share the major, and often difficult, strategic choices they faced and discuss the long-lasting consequences that resulted for their organization’s

iOS 6.x Jailbreak Evasi0n Hits Seven Million Installs in Four Days [iOS Blog]

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The iOS 6.x jailbreak dubbed evasi0n has been installed on seven million iDevices since its Monday morning release, Cydia administrator Jay Freeman told Forbes. That makes evasi0n the most quickly adopted jailbreak software of all time, drawing in far more users than previous jailbreaks, like iOS 5.1.1’s Redsn0w, the last available jailbreak before evasi0n. As

My new mobile working environment

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After my post last week I have been trying to do things on a “lite” basis. Over the weekend I bought myself an Apple iPad Mini 64GB WiFI+Cellular tablet. I also got a little case for it, and I bought another Bluetooth keyboard. (I also signed-up for a £15.99/month 4G 30-day connection from EE.) That,

The Rise of Paid Social Ads: Completing the Integrated Ad Approach

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Amid the flourishing social media environment, marketers are increasingly viewing paid social media advertising as an integrated part of their marketing tool kits. According to a recent report by Vizu, a Nielsen company, the majority of advertisers say they use paid social media advertising in conjunction with other online and offline advertising (66% and 51%,

Pay-As-You-Phone: How Global Consumers Pay for Mobile

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Payment options continue to expand as mobile access becomes globally more widespread, and consumers in most markets prefer pre-paid plans over contracted service, according to an analysis by Nielsen. In fact, the U.S. is one of the few markets where contract plans are more prevalent. While consumers prefer pre-paid mobile plans in many markets, device

CloudOn is helping me access Microsoft apps on the iPad Mini

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I’ve been particularly impressed at how CloudOn has been helping me get access to documents, spreadsheets and presentations when I’m on-the-go on my iPad. Yes, there are plenty of native apps that do a reasonable job of creating and editing Office documents, however if you’re a bit of a control freak (or, simply, you like

After Hack, Burger King Needed a Brand Publishing Response

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On Monday, Burger King found itself in social media crisis mode when its Twitter account was hacked. The hackers changed the profile picture to the McDonald’s logo, and re-skinned the background with a picture of McDonald’s new Fish McBites (a sign that the hack was likely carried by a band of seafood-loving stoners). A new

Taboola Gets $15M, Meteor Video is Hot, Facebook’s Content Farm Problem

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The Strategist picks the day’s most relevant and interesting stories about the world of content from around the web. Here’s what you should be reading today: Taboola Garners $15 Million for Video Engine Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen writes that Taboola, a video recommendation engine, has received $15 million in funding. The site now has $35

Autodesk 123D Creatures lets you create monsters on your iPad

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Love Spore’s robust creature creator tool Got an iPad Autodesk has something for you. The company’s latest iPad app, Creatures, is a streamlined monster maker — allowing users to create the monstrosity of their dreams with relative ease. Abominations start as a simple stick figure, molded, thickened and textured with a suite of tools and

O2 Tracks app offers UK Top 40 playback, for a price

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If you follow obscure app-related news, you might remember that Samsung, MusicQubed and the Official Charts Company launched a UK Top 40 app last summer for owners of certain Samsung devices. That promotion's now come to an end, and this time around it's O2 that's partnering with the Charts Company with its own Top 40

Here’s a look at that exclusive, bright Red BlackBerry Z10

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I’ve had some emails from people asking about the red BlackBerry Z10 announced this morning, exclusively for developers. The only different is the colour. You can buy the black or white version in the UK today, but you can only get hold of the red one if you’ve developed and submitted an app to BlackBerry

Google Maps with Street View now live on Nintendo’s Wii U eShop

This morning’s Nintendo Direct was all about the games, specifically those starring the likes of Luigi. But inbetween news of DLC updates, Nintendo’s Bill Tritten made casual mention of Google Maps with Street View availability for North American Wii U owners. To recap, the service — which is free-to-download right now on the eShop —

Deal of the Day: Mobi Desktop Cradle for Samsung Galaxy S3

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The Feb. 11 Deal of the Day is the Mobi Desktop Cradle for Samsung Galaxy S3. This convenient cradle lets you dock your Galaxy S3 at your desk and charge your device, plus a spare battery at the same time. The USB cable also allows you to sync the device to your PC while the

Exclusive interview BlackBerry’s European MD, Stephen Bates

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I sat down today at BlackBerry Jam Europe with the company’s European Managing Director Stephen Bates and asked him a range of questions about the company’s recent launch. My questions are in bold. Hi there Stephen, tell us about last week’s launch For me it was an amazing event to actually get to the point

Exclusive sit-down Q&A with BlackBerry’s Alec Saunders

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I sat down this morning with Alec Saunders, BlackBerry’s top developer relations chap, to find out more about him and his approach to growing the company’s application ecosystem. My questions are in bold. Hello Alec! Give us a quick overview of your previous career before BlackBerry Set the scene for us. I was a Waterloo

Photoshop v1.0.1 released free to everyone, including Australians

Our Antipodean chums might be getting a raw deal on modern versions of Photoshop, but at least they can try 1989’s vintage without paying. The Computer History Museum, with Adobe’s permission, has released the source code to version 1.0.1 free to citizens of the world, just as it did with MacPaint back in 2010. It’s

Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged ‘iPhone 5S’

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Last week, a forum user at Chinese site posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today. The photos show a device with an outward

Linux-Powered Pen Calls You Out For Crappy Grammar

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The training wheels of penmanship. In the digital age, we have barely any use for the common pen. What good is something that doesn’t even have WiFi Luckily, a European startup is creating a “learning pen” to drag penmanship lessons into the 21st century. The Lernstift digital pen vibrates to warn you that your handwriting

Apple, Microsoft and Adobe Required to Explain High Pricing in Australia

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Apple is one of three high-profile companies being required to explain to an Australian government inquiry why its product pricing in Australia is significantly higher than in the United States, reports Kotaku Australia. The issue is not a new one for Australian officials, but legislators are stepping up their investigations into prices being paid by

Is this the HTC One New image hits Twitter

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This morning notorious Twitter leaker Evleaks posted the above image, claiming it is the forthcoming HTC One. The new flagship from HTC, formerly known as the “M7,” looks in this render to be an attractive, if unconventional handset — its shell seems to share a few design similarities with the BlackBerry Z10 and iPhone 5. HTC Sense also seems to

These LED Bulbs Can Shine With A Color You Select From Any Photo

And do other neat tricks. Smart lighting that’s as easy as screwing in a bulb. Smart lighting systems allow homeowners to control any bulb in their house, set timers, and dim lights—all from a single control panel. The systems aren’t perfect: They’re pricey, and setup often requires wiring fixtures, which also means professional installation. Philips’s

Screenshots of the new MIR app for BlackBerry 10

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Standby for some screenshots of the all new Mobile Industry Review application for BlackBerry 10, authored in about 4 minutes thanks to BlackBerry App Generator. The post Screenshots of the new MIR app for BlackBerry 10 appeared first on Mobile Industry Review. Check out the original source here.

Could Your Next Doctor’s Visit Be On The Kinect

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Because why not mix medicine with some Dance Central Telemedicine–remote consultation with a doctor through technology–is the way of the future. Live in a rural area Need to see a specialist Just beam yourself to a doctor’s office and get a scrip written without leaving your home. Problem is, a video call isn’t always enough:

Fantastical: The calendar app that changed my life

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Somebody recommended Fantastical to me a little while ago. I can’t remember who it was. But I’m thankful that they did. It’s a really, really smart overlay application — that is, it sits on top of your existing iPhone calendar system — and offers, in my view, a much nicer interface. That made it very

Tim Cook Opposed Suing Samsung Over Mobile Device Patents [iOS Blog]

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In a report outlining the well-examined “frenemies” relationship between Apple and Samsung, Reuters notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook was opposed to suing Samsung for allegedly copying iOS, iPhone and iPad patents in the creation of its own line of tablets and smartphones. Cook’s thoughts illustrate the differences between him and predecessor Steve Jobs, who

Basis Band Review: The Only Fitness Tracker Worth Buying

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The first fitness tracker that could actually help you get in shape, thanks to a goals system that works with your life and sensors that actually track your fitness. The Basis Band is the best fitness tracker on the market. It’s the best because it works with your life rather than requiring that a whole

Good starter apps for your Windows 8 tablet

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Windows 8 tablets are starting to appear in earnest and it’s a good time to find some good apps to get new owners started. If you’ve purchased a Surface tablet or other brand, these apps will help get you going. Original content from ZDNet

5 Things Apple’s Smartwatch Needs To Do To Not Suck

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It’s so easy! Except for the fact that literally nobody else has ever gotten it right. Some hefty rumors have been tossed around lately about a smartwatch project supposedly in high gear at Apple. Smartwatches are the James Bondian ideal of high tech–a wrist-based gadget that can sync with your phone (or not), display information,

Mobile Nations fitness month week 2: Nutrition!

Leave a comment below telling us your Fitness Month goals and be entered to win a Withings Wireless Scale! It’s February and you know what that means Mobile Nations Fitness Month! That’s when we all get together to get in shape, share tips and tricks and recipes for success, review amazing apps and accessories, give

Galaxy Note 2: Changing the way I use mobile tech

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Picking up the Galaxy Note 2 by Samsung was a smart move on my part. It is the best smartphone I have ever used, and the utility it provides is changing the way I use other gadgets. Original content from ZDNet

BlackBerry gets the Evening Standard treatment

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You can’t launch a handset in the UK nowadays without doing a full wrap of the London Evening Standard newspaper. I am sure this advertising will be turning a lot of heads, especially the ‘stop pausing start peaking’ message. The post BlackBerry gets the Evening Standard treatment appeared first on Mobile Industry Review. Check out

Audible: How the audiobook service significantly annoyed me tonight

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I thought Audible were better than this kind of rubbishy user experience trash. Apparently I’ve activated the service too many times on my phones. And that’s it. Game over. Goodbye. Buzz off and write us an email is their suggestion. Utterly ridiculous. If you’ve got a licensing issue, innovate. Think outside the flipping box and