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  • LG bucks struggling Android trend with record shipments and highest revenue since 2010

    The Next Web » Mobile
    Jon Russell
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous. The company isn’t just shipping more phones, it says that mobile sales for the period were its highest since 2010, coming in at $3.51 billion. The company finished the quarter with $83.4 million in profit, ending three straight-quarters of losses. LG says “much of the success” was down to its flagship G3‘s popularity in Korea, and global sales of…
  • App of the Day: StarSnap

    Mobile Entertainment Feed
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    The StarSnap celebrity finder helps users identify and connect with their favourie celebs. All they have to do is snap a picture of the star, or scan a desired face onto a device and the app will deliver all you need to know about that person. The app also offers instant access to celebrity news, social media feeds from celebs and saves your favorite stars for easy access. Users can access in-depth bios, backgrounds, view photos and videos plus much more. Basically StarSnap has taken celeb spotting / stalking to a whole new level – now you don’t even have to camp outside their…
  • Top 5 Trends That Will Shape Your Mobile Marketing Campaign

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    Nick Paul
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    This is a time when mobile has started to meet the expectations of the consumers. Even though every retailer is not yet ready to serve their customers with mobile experience, but most of them are in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Businesses are going mobile-first. Are you?

    Holly Brinkworth
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Being mobile-first is all about knowing which mobile channel works best for your customers’ needs and how to align your mobile strategy to match. Having a mobile strategy is becoming fundamental to developing a business that is fit for future customer needs. Often a company sees their mobile strategy as just an extension of their internet strategy. They neglect to see that mobile builds new opportunities and have changed consumer behaviour. This shift to mobile has unlock new economic potential. But of course we are going to say that. After all, here at judo we spend all day thinking,…
  • Distiller builds a social network for whiskey lovers

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    Jon Fingas
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you're a whiskey drinker, finding the perfect bottle can be a daunting quest; just because something is well-rated doesn't mean that it suits your tastes. You're about to get some help from your friends, though, as Distiller has turned its recommendation service into a full-fledged social network. You can now follow others with similar palates to see what they say about that Colonel E.H. Taylor or Lagavulin you've been meaning to try. You can also leave comments, and everyone has a "top shelf" in their profile to reflect their absolute favorites. Distiller can't promise that others will…
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  • Distiller builds a social network for whiskey lovers

    Jon Fingas
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you're a whiskey drinker, finding the perfect bottle can be a daunting quest; just because something is well-rated doesn't mean that it suits your tastes. You're about to get some help from your friends, though, as Distiller has turned its recommendation service into a full-fledged social network. You can now follow others with similar palates to see what they say about that Colonel E.H. Taylor or Lagavulin you've been meaning to try. You can also leave comments, and everyone has a "top shelf" in their profile to reflect their absolute favorites. Distiller can't promise that others will…
  • Amazon's offering 30 free Android apps to help make you a better person

    Jamie Rigg
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Another month, another batch of 30 free Android apps courtesy of Amazon. Like the bookseller's last Appstore promotion, the "Summer Self-Improvement Bundle" features $100/£100's worth of complimentary apps, as long as you download them within the next two days (so don't leave it 'til the weekend, basically). On-theme apps include exercise, nutrition, sleep, budgeting and learning aids, while games such as Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Carcassonne should provide a little entertainment. Other notable freebies include Kayak Pro for travel planning and management, and popular…
  • T-Mobile's UnCarrier plans continue to surge at the expense of rivals

    Steve Dent
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    T-Mobile keeps riding its UnCarrier plans to increased post-paid subscribers and added over a million in total for Q2 2014, including 579,000 phone subscribers. That compares to its much larger competitor Verizon, for example, which added only 304,000 net post-paid phone customers, or Sprint, which lost 180,000. It puts T-Mobile nearly on par with AT&T for the quarter, which saw 700,000 more phone customers and around a million total. Notably, AT&T recently added off-contract plan-sharing options to keep prices more in line with rivals. T-Mobile finished the quarter with just over 50…
  • Samsung sees its lowest profit in two years as smartphone sales languish

    Matt Brian
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    When Samsung took the time to update investors ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report, it warned 'weak demand' for phones and an increased marketing spend could hit the company hard. That report hit today, and it's as bleak as the company expected. In its second quarter, Samsung posted profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down from 7.77 trillion won ($6.96 billion) last year, its lowest quarterly profit in two years. Smartphone sales contributed the majority of its revenue, but the Samsung's flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, languished as the iPhone continues to fly of shelves…
  • Sony makes money on movies and games, but not on smartphones

    Daniel Cooper
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    It wasn't long ago that Sony, almost inexplicably for a company of its size and heritage, was losing money everywhere it went. After a few years of pain, however, things have begun to look up, with the company posting a first quarter net profit of around $265 million. The bulk of the good news comes from the PlayStation 4 and Sony Pictures, the company's film and TV arm that benefited from the successes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 22 Jump Street. The only sore point on the company's financials is that its mobile division continued to see sales of Xperia handsets drop -- a loss that even…
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  • Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio

    Curtis Franklin Jr.
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
  • Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control

    Elena Malykhina
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts

    Michael Endler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
  • Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends

    David Wagner
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
  • Smartphone Shipments Grow, Samsung Loses Marketshare

    Eric Zeman
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Chinese device makers are making a serious push into emerging markets, eroding the position of Apple and Samsung.
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    TechCrunch Mobile

  • Closely Is Another Way To Keep Tabs On Where Your Close Buddies Are At

    Natasha Lomas
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
     A German startup that’s built a mobile location-based network for families, called Familonet, which includes an automatic location notification feature is launching a spin-off side project app targeting small groups of friends or co-workers who might find it similarly useful to be automatically informed of each others’ whereabouts. The new app, currently in beta on Google Play,… Read More
  • Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

    Darrell Etherington
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
     Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to the various trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike already available, but with a number of features designed to set it apart from the competition. Read More
  • Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

    Jordan Crook
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
     Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first company. So it should come as no surprise that Indiegogo is ready to launch an iOS mobile… Read More
  • The One-Horse Race: 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 Were Android

    Ingrid Lunden
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
     Another milestone for Google’s Android in its unstoppable march to mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 — its highest ever proportion, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Google’s win comes at a loss for everyone else, and interestingly for the smartphone market overall. Apple, Windows Phone and BlackBerry… Read More
  • Chartboost, Chukong Link Up To Bring Mobile Game Cross-Promotion To Chinese Developers

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
     Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers. While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly with north of 800 million active smart devices. But the mainland Chinese market is pretty impenetrable to… Read More
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  • Ubiquiti Announces VoIP Android Phones for Enterprises

    Sam Churchill
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Ubiquiti Networks, today announced that it has launched UniFi VoIP, a new line of Enterprise smart phone technology using Android phones. The system will be managed by a PBX integrated within the UniFi Software Defined Networking (SDN) Control Plane to provide seamless, scalable telephony. UniFi VoIP, according to Ubiquiti, will offer a superior user-experience at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. UniFi VoIP phones will feature: Hi-resolution touch screens Android KitKat 4.4.2 with Google Apps and Google Play support Advanced call manager application with powerful conferencing…
  • Cambium Networks: 5150 to 5250 MHz for WISPs

    Sam Churchill
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Cambium Networks, a leader in Wireless ISP solutions, today announced the release of their Multipoint Force 100 and their Point-to-Point 650 wireless backhaul for high-gain 5 GHz subscribers. Their Point to Multipoint platform includes the PTP 650, 650S, and 650L. Both the PTP and PMP platforms operate at 5150 to 5250 MHz. This new unlicensed spectrum was not previously available for outdoor use, and has higher power limits for longer range. It is not subject to dynamic frequency selection or radar detection. Cambium’s PTP 650 platform received FCC authorization to operate in the…
  • App Development: Doubtful Return on Investment

    Sam Churchill
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making $500 per app per month). While it may seem like a reasonable profit for work that is already completed (once an app is released), one needs to see a return on their invested development time –but there is also a need to see revenue to compensate for Apple licensing, hardware, and ongoing support as required. Some 24% of all app developers…
  • Oceanic Fiber: Threat and Promise

    Sam Churchill
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Builtvisible has a detailed history of undersea cables along with their role in espionage, starting with Operation Ivy Bells through the USS Jimmy Carter and the latest threats from earthquakes and terrorists. Some factoids from the story: There are 277 undersea fibre optic cables in the world today. These cables carry 99% of all international communications, including Internet and telecom traffic. They span a total of 986,543 km, and each day route a quantity of data equivalent to several hundred US Libraries of Congress. Global Internet traffic in 2013 was approximately 51 exabytes and will…
  • More Broadband Subs Than Video Subs

    Sam Churchill
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the industry’s 65-year history, reports Moody’s. In a new report issued last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that US cable operators will have more high-speed data customers than pay TV customers by next year. It calculates the crossover point is already occurring, with both services now boasting about 50 million subscribers. A Pew Research Center study showed that 53% of adults said it would be “very hard or impossible” to give up their broadband service while just…
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  • Facebook’s unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost?

    David Meyer
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    For better and for worse, welcome to the world without net neutrality. More people will get online, but unless they have the money to pay their way into the free web, they'll effectively be in a walled garden. Facebook’s unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager

    Kif Leswing
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Thanks to new app interoperability features in iOS 8, 1Password will soon be able to log you in with a few taps. Previously, on iOS, users had to copy and paste passwords out of password manager apps. 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit cards

    Kevin Fitchard
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square's merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they'll need a new Square Reader. Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit cards originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data

    Stacey Higginbotham
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It's not just your phone -- your fitness devices can be used to track your location as well, according to a new study from Symantec. Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Yes, your pre-schooler can program too

    Barb Darrow
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience. Yes, your pre-schooler can program too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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    The Next Web » Mobile

  • BBM for Windows Phone 8 beta is now available for anyone to download

    Ben Woods
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Following a brief stint in private beta, BlackBerry has today announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app is now available for all Windows Phone 8 users. The company said it has tried to pick up on Windows Phone’s own specific UI design, so the app looks a little different compared to its incarnation on other platforms, although it does obviously provide many of the same core features found on the iOS and Android apps. You can check out a full walkthrough of the Windows Phone 8 beta build for more details on the differences. ➤ BBM on the Windows Phone…
  • Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is coming to China, UK, Canada, India and Australia

    Jon Russell
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Microsoft has announced its first update to its Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which will most notably see its Cortana digital assistant expand outside of the US for the first time. The company says that the service is being launched as a beta in China (where it is named ‘Xiao Na’) and the UK, while users in Canada, India and Australia will be able to access an alpha version. The new versions will include localized spelling, pronunciation, accent and other data that Microsoft hopes will make Cortana “more locally relevant”. Though Windows Phone accounts for a minority of smartphone…
  • Verizon confirms plan to throttle the top 5% of LTE users during peak data usage

    Roberto Baldwin
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Verizon has introduced new Network Optimization guidelines to help ease network congestion. That’s a fancy way of saying that if you’re in the top five percent of LTE data users and you have an unlimited data plan on Verizon, expect to get throttled starting in October. But only for a little while. t’s actually not as horrible as it sounds, at least according to Verizon’s post about the matter. The Network Optimization will only go into effect during the following scenario: If you’re in an area with high network demand and you’re one of the top five percent of data users... This…
  • Firefox for Android Beta update brings better customization options and new add-on APIs for devs

    Ben Woods
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Mozilla has released an updated version of its Firefox for Android Beta app, which it promises will make the browser more easily customizable for end-users and more powerful for third-party developers. Announced today in a blog post, the updated app now allows you to customize the home screen with downloadable panel add-ons, so that the content you want to see is right there when you open up the browser, whether that’s a website, feed or some other service. Mozilla said the add-ons currently available for Instagram, Pocket, Vimeo and Wikipedia, among others. Mozilla said the Firefox…
  • LG bucks struggling Android trend with record shipments and highest revenue since 2010

    Jon Russell
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous. The company isn’t just shipping more phones, it says that mobile sales for the period were its highest since 2010, coming in at $3.51 billion. The company finished the quarter with $83.4 million in profit, ending three straight-quarters of losses. LG says “much of the success” was down to its flagship G3‘s popularity in Korea, and global sales of…
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    MuniWireless: WiFi, LTE, 4G

  • Tales from the Towers Chapter 51: Once a Lobbyist, Always a Lobbyist – the Tom Wheeler Story

    Rory Conaway
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    When Tom Wheeler was appointed to the head of the FCC, it was just another broken promise by the Obama administration to not put lobbyists into his government. The cellular and cable industry finally got their own boy to head the agency. Considering how much taxpayer money is confiscated from the taxpayer through the telecommunications industry under the guise of taxes, laundered through the FCC, and then reallocated back to the cellular and telephone companies in the forms of grants and subsidies (and paybacks to successful lobbyists), this decision was like appointing a new Capo di tutti…
  • Lekki Wi-Fi network in Nigeria powered by Ubiquiti

    Esme Vos
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    A large Wi-Fi network has been deployed in Lekki, Nigeria by Tizeti Network, a wireless ISP whose goal is to create a “carrier Wi-Fi” network in Nigeria. The Lekki Wi-Fi network covers 5000 homes and an area of 9 square kilometres of Lekki Phase 1, an expensive gated community on Lekki Lagoon, east of Lagos. Tizeti uses the latest Ubiquiti NanoBeam base stations and UniFi video cameras; they use the fiber network of MainOne, a large telecoms company that serves West Africa. Each Lekki 1 subscriber gets two SSIDs, one for his own use and the other for mobile or roaming customers.
  • Gowex goes bust; CEO admits faking financials; timeline of Gowex demise

    Esme Vos
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Only five days after Gotham City Research published a report accusing Gowex of misleading investors, Gowex’s management has filed for bankruptcy protection in Spain. The company’s CEO, Jenaro Garcia, resigned and admitted that he had been publishing false financial accounts for at least four years. For those of you who are not familiar with Gowex, it is a Spanish company that claimed to make a lot of money by offering free Wi-Fi service via Gowex hotspots, by partnering with telecom operators and municipalities (setting up free Wi-Fi hotspots for the latter), and by showing ads to…
  • Gowex shares plunge on allegations of inflated revenue

    Esme Vos
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Just a day after I posted an article questioning the spectacular rise in the share price of Gowex, its shares plunged as much as 58 percent today after Gotham City Research LLC released a detailed report on the company, stating that over 90 percent of Gowex’s reported revenues are a fantasy. In fact, Gotham City Research set a price target of € 0.00/share (100% downside)! Here is a chart of Gowex’s share price showing the plunge from June 30 to July 1, 2014. Gowex shares plunge on 1 July 2014 Below is an excerpt about Gowex from Gotham City Research’s website and a link…
  • Ubiquiti, Gowex hottest stocks in Wi-Fi space: can it continue?

    Esme Vos
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    Check out the 1-year stock price movements of the following companies in the Wi-Fi space: Ubiquiti (UBNT), Gowex (BME:GOW), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Aruba (ARUN) and Boingo Networks (WIFI). Gowex and Ubiquiti outperform Boingo, Ruckus and Aruba by a huge margin. 1-year stock price movement of UBNT, GOW, RKUS, ARUN and WIFI Ubiquiti makes wireless equipment, like Ruckus and Aruba (albeit Aruba focuses on the enterprise). But what is Ubiquiti’s special sauce? Why has its stock price risen so dramatically vis-a-vis its competitors? Gowex is a Spanish company which purports to be a Wi-Fi…
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    Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless

  • Telecom vendors should not couple WebRTC too closely to their IMS strategy

    Dean Bubley
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    A regular theme at WebRTC conferences, especially in the telco/service provider tracks, is "To IMS or not to IMS". There's usually a quick discussion of 3GPP standards progress, a presentation from a vendor or two, and an operator core-networks specialist talking about a trial they've run in a lab. There might also be an API management company, trying to pitch their tools as a way to expose IMS-anchored capabilities to developers.All of which is fair enough. I expect that some of the telco use-cases for WebRTC will (eventually) involve IMS in some regards. An obvious one is extending VoLTE to…
  • So-called "Platform Neutrality": nothing to do with Net Neutrality, and a minefield of unintended consequences

    Dean Bubley
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    One of the things I've noticed cropping up over the last year has been the concept of "platform neutrality". It's a line of argument used by telecom lobbyists and executives to shed light on perceived unfairness stemming from Apple and Google's control of their respective ecosystems (and, to a degree, Microsoft and Amazon and others).It seems innocuous at first - I've seen it defined as "consumers should be free to procure and use legal apps and contents on any platform from any source".In other words, the telecoms industry doesn't like the control that Apple has over its AppStore and iTunes…
  • WebRTC applications: are we expecting too much radical innovation, too soon?

    Dean Bubley
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    One of the recurring themes at WebRTC conferences and demo sessions is a slight air of crestfallen anticipation, when those of us who are "old hands" are shown YAVA - "Yet Another Video-chat Application" or YACC - "Yet Another Contact Centre".I've been watching WebRTC evolve for over 3 years now, and I'm really looking forward to the "new stuff" which is going to replace the old paradigms of the "phone call" or the "videoconference". I love seeing things that are genuinely new, such as some of the emerging ideas for data sharing between browsers - WebRTC CDNs, or privacy-protectinng web…
  • Mobile Net Neutrality - Exploiting the Grey Areas

    Dean Bubley
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    There is no one definition of Net Neutrality. It is a concept rather than a technical or legal definition. It is not even clear in many eyes whether it applies to all networks (no) or just the Public Internet (yes) - and what happens where they both share infrastructure such as broadband access (err... good question). Certain things are definitely "not neutral" under any definition, such as deliberate degradation or outright blocking of legal Internet content or applications, on otherwise uncongested networks. Conversely, other aspects such as capped data plans, the use of CDNs or…
  • Quick thoughts from WebRTC Expo last week

    Dean Bubley
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    I've already written about the telco aspects of the big WebRTC conference & exhibition last week.This is just a quick summary of some of the other things that have stuck in my mind. It doesn't cover all the companies or trends I saw - a more holistic analysis will be included in forthcoming updates of my paid WebRTC research. Also, there were sections of the event (in multiple streams) that I couldn't attend personally - hopefully there will be other articles on healthcare apps, for example.Top of mind themes emerging are:Customer service & call centre use-cases are everywhere, and…
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    MobileViews Blog

  • MobileViews Podcast 88: Facebook experiments, China blocking photo sharing, hospital mining credit cards

    7 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    - Facebook mood manipulation experiment (ref: WSJ: Facebook running experiments with users with little oversight) - China shutting off access to photo sharing services in possible response to pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong (ref: The Next Web) - Hospitals data mining patient credit card data to predict health outcomes. (ref: Businessweek) Todd’s In Memoriam – […]
  • MobileViews Podcast 87: Google I/O, Aereo, app picks

    30 Jun 2014 | 12:23 am
    Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall are joined by guest panelist Steve Jocke in MobileViews Podcast 87. They discuss: - The Supreme Court’s Aereo decision and Aereo’s shutdown on June 28. Ref: Aereo - Items of interest announced during Google IO including the Motorola 360 smartwatch Todd’s app pick: The Google Camera app for non-Nexus (Google […]
  • MobileViews Podcast 86: Amazon Fire phone, iWatch rumors, Google/Dropcam, FCC WiFi for schools

    23 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall take on these topics in MobileViews Podcast 86: - Amazon’s Fire Phone (Ref: CNET) - iWatch rumors heat up (Ref: Wall Street Journal) - Dropcam acquired by Google/Nest (Ref: Dropcam Blog) - FCC Chair proposing $1B to install WiFi in schools in time for 2015-16 school year (Ref: FCC) Tip […]
  • The Windows 8.1 Blue Screen of Death

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Just ran into this on my Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1 (with Update applied). I had to use Windows’ “Refresh this device” earlier this week after the Windows Store app and Desktop mode stopped working. I wonder if there is a more problematic underlying problem behind all of these problems?
  • MobileViews Podcast 85: DDoS anyone? Starbucks Powermat. Amazon Prime Music. Comcast WiFi

    17 Jun 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In MobileViews Podcast 85, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss: - DDoS attacks on Evernote, Feedly, and the prevalence of online ransoming / ransoming (i.e. the recent iCloud ransoming that happened predominately in Austrailia, CryptoLocker, etc.). Ref: BBC News - Starbucks Powermat wireless charging spots. Ref: Chicago Tribune - Amazon Prime Music: Amazon’s new streaming […]
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    Mobile Marketing Watch

  • Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App for Public Figures

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    What’s better than keeping up with the famous and nearly famous on Facebook? Not much, perhaps. Note that almost 800 million people are connected to public figures on the social media site. Users track and interact with athletes, musicians, actors, and other “influencers” and — according to Facebook Product Manager Allison Swope — consider it an integral part of their Facebook experience. “From cheering on World Cup players to checking out updates from favorite celebrities, there are more than a billion interactions between public figures and their fans on…
  • Sprint Activates More 4G LTE Markets Across the U.S.

    Michael Essany
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    From sea to shining sea, Sprint has just activated an array of new markets, all of which now have access to the carrier’s fast-growing 4G LTE network. For now, the ultra-fast cellular network has been launched in 17 new markets across the United States. According to details provided to MMW from Sprint, the new locations include: Eureka/Arcata/Fortuna, CA Redding, CA Bethesda, MD Dubuque, IA Danville, IL Marion/Herrin, IL Mt. Vernon, IL Hopkinsville, KY Rochester, MN Hattiesburg, MS Auburn, NY Buffalo, NY Utica, NY Bloomsburg/Berwick, PA Indiana, PA Pittsburgh, PA Eau Claire, WI Although…
  • Ad Tech Coming of Age, Says Industry Exec

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Matt Rizzetta, President and CEO of the North 6th Agency (N6A), says advertising technology is in the middle of an exciting, game-changing evolution. When asked in a recent interview what has changed for ad tech companies in their approach and priorities when it comes to PR recently, Rizzetta spoken candidly about the changes observed. “Without question the ad/tech sector has undergone a massive transformation over the past few years,” Rizzetta tells NativeMobile. “When we’re speaking to clients and prospects in the ad/tech industry it’s clear that the audience that…
  • Square Raises the Stakes on Mobile Payments Security

    Michael Essany
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    On Wednesday, Square announced its plans to release Square Reader for chip cards. The offering in question is an EMV solution to combat card fraud and protect sensitive payment data. “Continuing its commitment to provide sellers more ways to securely accept payments, Square’s new reader will give sellers the ability to accept chip cards with a low-cost, beautifully designed mobile card reader that offers further protection from card fraud,” the mobile payments company said in a news release. In conjunction with the announcement, Square also launched a dedicated EMV destination…
  • DataWeek + API World 2014 Honors Advertising’s Hottest Innovators

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    This week, the mobile advertising industry’s hottest young innovators were honored as the DataWeek + API World 2014 awards were announced. Names were announced ahead of the DataWeek + API World Conference and Expo set to take place in San Francisco, September 16th-17th. For the third year running, the event attracts over 3,000 engineers and executives who converge to discuss the role of data + API innovation on business, technology, and society. “This year’s DataWeek + API World crowd vote was our most active awards voting yet, with more than 100 nominated technologies,” says…
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    The Register - Networks: Mobile

  • You, Verizon. What's with the download throttle? Explain yourself – FCC boss

    Shaun Nichols
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Commission wants answers on plan to cap heavy users The head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding an explanation from Verizon over the carrier's decision to throttle LTE speeds for heavy users.…
  • Microsoft's Brit kid Cortana lands on UK WinPhone 8.1, but China's is the real cutie

    Brid-Aine Parnell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Siri rival gets accent in OS update Microsoft will be fine-tuning its virtual assistant Cortana in its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. The Siri rival is predicted to arrive on UK users' smartphones over the next few months.…
  • iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple

    John Leyden
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers Apple's iWallet mobile money app could be the start of a more general trend that sees web giants such as Facebook pushing into the payment industry, according to online payment experts.…
  • Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms firm here

    Simon Rockman
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Is goTenna tech a goer? Time to grill CEO, CTO Live Chat  Our previous article about goTenna, a new device which allows mobile phones to communicate without signal, stirred up a lot of interest from readers and fellow journalists. If you'd like to interrogate the technology and the product, here's your chance.…
  • Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage

    Simon Rockman
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study Young property buyers see mobile coverage as a more important when it comes to choosing a location – rating it as more important than proximity to schools and transport or local crime rates, says a report commissioned by mobile survey company RootMetrics.…
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    Gotta Be Mobile

  • iPhone 6 Rumor Cites Bogus October 14 Release Date

    Craig Lloyd
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    iPhone 6 Rumor Cites Bogus October 14 Release Date is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile. The iPhone 6 is expected to launch sometime in September, but a new rumor claims that Apple is preparing for an October 14 launch of its new flagship. According to MacRumors, an Apple retail employee says that the Cupertino-based company is planning to launch the iPhone 6 on October 14 based on details learned during an Apple Store meeting. Furthermore, the employee says that October will be a busy month for Apple and that the company is also planning to host a media event on September 16 to…
  • Top 5 Phones to Consider Before Buying the Moto G [July, 2014]

    Adam Mills
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Top 5 Phones to Consider Before Buying the Moto G [July, 2014] is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Motorola’s Moto G is considered one of the best smartphones available thanks to its combination of hardware, software and price. And while the Moto G is a device that consumers should take a look at this month, there are five other smartphones that consumers should consider before taking the plunge with the Moto G. At the tail end of last year, Google announced a brand new smartphone dubbed Moto G. The device, which the company pairs with its Moto X and Moto E offerings, is a low…
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  • mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Talks Healthcare Innovation at mHealth + Telehealth World 2014

    Mobile Marketer
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    During last week’s mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 conference in Boston, Massachusetts, mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin was among the knowledgeable industry panelists discussing the future of healthcare technology. If health apps were more engaging and more fun, consumers would start using them in a heartbeat, Reitzin asserted during the conference. While big data is revolutionizing healthcare, strategies borrowed from the gaming industry, for example, could motivate healthy behaviors in consumers. mHealth apps need to be personalized, engaging, and irresistible, suggested mobileStorm’s…
  • No Small Thing: ‘Internet of Things’ Forecasts Sky High

    Mobile Marketer
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Think the net is all about streaming videos and checking a friend’s Facebook status? That’s the least of it, if predictions come true. Actually, life could get very inter-connected, with just about everything imaginable wired to communicate with other things. In other words, while you’re checking that Facebook status, your cell phone is talking to your refrigerator. Homes, cars, appliances, medical devices, and more could constitute the next wave of market growth. That’s the conclusion of a new report from eMarketer entitled “Key Digital Trends for Midyear 2014: The…
  • India’s Mobile Share Growing, but Still Remains Small

    Mobile Marketer
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    India’s online and mobile advertising market is growing at an enviable pace — 29 percent for the time period from March, 2013 to March, 2014 — but it’s still, say industry analysts, small compared to the potential market. “Mobile advertising in India is the fastest growing among all verticals in the digital advertising space,” says Praseed Prasad, national trading head (digital media) at GroupM, the media buying agency of WPP. “This is primarily because consumers are spending more time on mobile Internet activities as compared to desktops, subsequently growth…
  • Creating Content Now a Must for Brands

    Mobile Marketer
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    “While native advertising can’t really go programmatic, content marketing can, and can scale, yet another sign that programmatic is changing the digital advertising landscape as we know it,” says Ben Plomion in a recent post at ClickZ. Plomion is talking about the fact that content marketing — the development and distribution of any type of media by a brand — has “been hot for a while now.” It’s only getting hotter, he argues. “According to Contently, 54 percent of consumers would consider ending a relationship with a retailer that fails…
  • Data-Driven Marketing: Spending Still Climbing

    Mobile Marketer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Marketers continued to put more dollars toward data-driven marketing in Q1 2014, according to recently released research by Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and Winterberry Group. “More than 40 percent of US marketing professionals said they increased spending on data-driven marketing in the first quarter of this year, compared with 38.4 percent who said the same in Q4 2013,” according to a post at eMarketer. The research also indicates that data-driven marketing investments may have come to a bit of an impasse. More than half of survey respondents didn’t expect to change…
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  • Verizon LG G Vista available online

    Anton D. Nagy
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    There was no shortage of leaks regarding the LG G Vista, and, while some of them were a miss, others were spot on regarding its availability date and upcoming specifications. As predicted, the phone is available today, July 31, online, from Verizon Wireless, and it goes for $99.99 with a two-year contract (or $19.99/month on Verizon Edge, or $399 outright).The Verizon LG ... Continue reading »The post Verizon LG G Vista available online appeared first on Pocketnow.
  • iWatch launch dates, Sony Xperia Z3 compact, HTC event & more – Pocketnow Daily

    Jaime Rivera
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s new August event, and our predictions. Then we talk about Microsoft and its announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. Sony follows as we get some leaked photos of the Xperia Z3 Compact, though we do have our doubts. Then Apple takes the stage with its iWatch as we go through some new details on the possible launch date for the wearable. We end today’s show talking about Samsung’s patent for a round smartwatch.All this and more after the break.Stories:-
  • ZAGG Rugged Folio for iPad mini review (Video)

    Taylor Martin
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Some view iPads and Android tablets as little more than devices made for multimedia consumption – watching YouTube videos, playing games, reading books, and Web browsing. But some people seek a little more out of their tablets and opt to pair them with a Bluetooth keyboard.The problem is, a lot of mobile keyboards are poorly executed. They’re either completely separate or they don’t add a lot of protection.ZAGG has the answer to this problem: the Rugged Folio. Available for both iPad mini models ... Continue reading »The post ZAGG Rugged Folio for iPad mini review (Video)…
  • T-Mobile welcomes very affordable Samsung Galaxy Avant

    Stephen Schenck
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Samsung mid-ranger news may be dominated at the moment by the Galaxy Alpha – at least, if this really does end up being a model comparable to the Galaxy S5 mini – but as we wait to see if that guy’s really going to debut next Monday, there’s another new mid-range Galaxy handset popping out of the woodwork, as T-Mobile announces ... Continue reading »The post T-Mobile welcomes very affordable Samsung Galaxy Avant appeared first on Pocketnow.
  • Cortana keeps getting smarter, new questions supported

    Jaime Rivera
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The great thing about today’s approach to mobile voice assistants is that the service lies in the cloud, and as such, can be updated periodically with more features. We’ve seen both Google and Apple be quite aggressive with the updates they’ve provided to Google Voice Search and Siri respectively, and now Microsoft takes an extra step. The company has just launched new updates to
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    Mobile Entertainment Feed

  • Game of the Day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Everyone is a fan of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Rafael - and if you’re not, then you’re wrong. For those normal people who do love the franchise and are super excited for the upcoming movie starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knowville – the official mobile game is here. It is your job to return peace – or at least normality – back to the streets of New York City using your powerful Ninjutsu attacks against the enemies. Every one of the gnarly ninjas can be upgraded with special moves, weapons, training and boosts such as the freak streak and whack attack.
  • App of the Day: AudioTrip

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    If you are anything like me, then the thought of tagging along with large groups on disgustingly-touristy guided tours whilst on holiday makes you physically gag. Personally I like walking round a city as if I live their, nodding to the locals and attracting as little attention to myself as possible – however I find myself returning from a trip just as knowledgeable of my destination as before I went. What’s that you say? If only there was a more discreet way to be a complete tourist, without feeling and looking like a lost and terrified child in Tesco Extra? Funny you should say…
  • FAQ: Preoday: The mobile foodie company helping restaurants 'break free' of Just Eat

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Name the company and the purpose of the business Preoday offers free mobile apps that let consumers order and pay for food directly from their favourite eateries and takeaway restaurants. The apps are free to use for consumers and restaurants. We don't charge middleman commission fees. This is a simpler, fairer model than what currently exists in the market and keeps the cost of orders down for the consumer while boosting the restaurant’s bottom line. Which area of the market do you fit into, and what challenges does it face? We aim to shake up the restaurant pre-ordering market by…
  • App of the Day: StarSnap

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    The StarSnap celebrity finder helps users identify and connect with their favourie celebs. All they have to do is snap a picture of the star, or scan a desired face onto a device and the app will deliver all you need to know about that person. The app also offers instant access to celebrity news, social media feeds from celebs and saves your favorite stars for easy access. Users can access in-depth bios, backgrounds, view photos and videos plus much more. Basically StarSnap has taken celeb spotting / stalking to a whole new level – now you don’t even have to camp outside their…
  • Game of the Day: Sharknado: The Video Game

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Imagine Temple Run with sharks and tornadoes – that’s pretty much exactly what the Sharknado games is. Firstly, did you know a group of sharks is called a shiver – a shiver of sharks - how cool is that? Well that is exactly what is hidden inside the tornadoes that are ripping through New York City. Finley ‘Fin’ Shepard is the city’s only hope, using his surfing expertise to navigate the devastated streets, and waving around a massive swords, fending off the wind-swept sharks that are attacking you. When he isn’t surfing the waves, Fin takes to the…
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    Wireless News Headlines - Yahoo! News

  • Strategy Analytics: 85% of phones shipped last quarter run Android

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Strategy Analytics already has smartphone sales numbers for the second quarter of 2014, with the company revealing that Android gained even more market share during the period, at the expense of all its competitors. Global smartphone shipments for Q2 2014 reached 295.2 million units, 27% more than the same period last year when 233.0 million units were shipped. Of those, 84.6% (249.6 million) were Android smartphones, up from 80.2% during Q2 2013. “Like the PC market, Android is on the verge of turning smartphone platforms into a one-horse race,” Strategy Analytics Executive Director…
  • New products to return Taiwan's HTC to growth by year end

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's HTC Corp will return to growth in the final three months of 2014 after a bruising few years that has seen market share dwindle amid steep sales declines. The October-to-December period will see the company's first rise in year-on-year total revenue in 12 quarters, company chief financial officer Chialin Chang said after the firm's quarterly investor conference. Those products likely will include HTC's first-ever phone based on the Windows operating system from Microsoft Corp, a partnership Chang said was "going well."…
  • Xiaomi's star rises as Chinese handset makers gnaw at Samsung's share: report

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Xiaomi Inc, the three-year old company known as the Apple of China, has become the world's No.5 smartphone maker by market share while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's lead has continued to shrink, a report by Strategy Analytics shows. Three out of the world's top 5 smartphone sellers were Chinese manufacturers in the second quarter, Strategic Analytics said, as China's low-cost offerings on the Android operating system whittle away Samsung's market share.
  • El Salvador detains Spanish priest for smuggling cell phones into jail

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvadoran police detained a Spanish priest known for supporting a fragile gang truce over allegations he smuggled cell phones into jail, police said, a move questioned later on Wednesday by El Salvador's president. Father Antonio Rodriguez, who is suspected of ties to a jailed gang leader, was stopped at a police checkpoint while driving to his home in the capital city, San Salvador, early on Wednesday, authorities said. Rodriguez, who has used job training workshops to help reintegrate former gang members into society, will be held for 72 hours…
  • Crashed drone carried contraband aimed at South Carolina prison

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON Fla. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since the wreckage was discovered in April outside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. Officials believe it was the first time an unmanned aircraft had been used in an effort to breach prison walls in the state, Givens said.
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    Mobile Industry Review

  • Guest Post: Wanted – the latest advances in technology –

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    The team over at Travolution have just published this guest post. Have you got some rather nifty technology relevant to the luxury travel sector? Read my post then drop me a note! This September I need your help. I will be presenting to 60 of the most influential luxury travel buyers and suppliers from around the globe at the inaugural Connections Luxury event. My role will be to explain the latest advances in technology (with a focus on mobile). I’ll also be demonstrating many of them first hand (think: Google Glass, wearables and so on). I would welcome your ideas for technology and…
  • 68% of global travellers still SWITCH roaming off

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Starhome Mach is the global leader in mobile roaming services (or, to use the proper definition, inter-carrier network and clearing services). A huge number of operators use them to manage their roaming services. Therefore, via their Unity real-time analytics system, they are well positioned to offer aggregate anonymised data on how hundreds of millions of actual people use their mobiles abroad. The sad reality is that you and I need a bit of a reset. We reckon that the issue of ‘roaming’ is sorted, more or less, right? It’s not crazy, generally. Especially in Europe. It’s certainly…
  • Android is far too unpredictable for my business critical use

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    The latest version of Android is still driving me round the bend. You’d have thought they’d have fixed all this nonsense after many iterations. As it stands today I’m still getting emails from Android apologists telling me that ‘these things should be resolved with the next version,’. Yeah. Not useful to me when I’ve spunked £600 on what I thought would be a phenomenal experience. Here’s a case in point that is causing me to press exit on Android today. This morning I sat down at my desk to do some work. I placed my LG G3 top of the range gorgeous Android phone on the desk and…
  • If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I think the Uros Goodspeed is what I’ve been searching for. In recent months it’s become more or less plausible to go abroad without making special provision for your phone’s data roaming. For instance, if you’re a Vodafone customer, you can data roam in Europe for £2 per day…
  • What would you buy for your home? British Gas Hive or Google Nest?

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    We’re leaning very heavily on changing our electricity supplier. Right now it’s EDF. I’m thinking of swapping to British Gas. And in doing so, I’m thinking of taking them up on their Hive offer (£60/year, payable £5/month) to enable me to control and monitor my heating on-the-go. There’s more about Hive here. I don’t need it. But you know, I like to test these things out. However. The prevailing wind globally is surely Google Nest, right? I saw one for sale in B&Q the other day which got me wondering if I should be looking at that. It does look…
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    All About Symbian

  • C'est la vie - 'Support' expectations for Symbian 'until 2016' unrealistic

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Look, I get it, there are plenty of Symbian enthusiasts here - I'm one of them. But every single time something breaks in terms of compatibility with a particular Internet service, we see the same comment from multiple people: "But Nokia promised us support until 2016!" That was indeed what was promised on stage at MWC 2011. But then you have to look at both what the word means and what's happened to the company itself since then. I'm not apologising for Nokia's multiple faux pas and for the current situation in 2014, but let's at least be realistic.
  • Review: Slimmer, sexier, but pricier per mAh: the Lumsing 6000 Portable Power Bank

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Another in Lumsing's excellent series of 'Power Banks', the 6000mAh model here is distinguished from its larger 10400mAh sister by being dramatically slimmer and almost all metal. As a result, the price-per-milliAmp-hour is higher, but I don't care - the 6000 is a "man's" charger - a veritable mobile power tool and yes, you can knock nails in with it. Probably.
  • Dropbox login changes uncover showstopper QtWebKit bug in Symbian

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    One by one, service changes across the world do seem to be gradually dropping off Symbian's radar, sadly. Dropbox is the latest, with changes in its OAuth login system that are not only incompatible with Symbian Dropbox clients, they actually trigger a bug in Symbian's QtWebKit module and force the whole smartphone to spontaneously reboot. What's that? You want QtWebKit fixed? ROFL! [editorial coming]
  • Mini-review: Inateck BP1001B Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    Sent in for review a couple of weeks ago was this new portable Bluetooth speaker, aimed at going with you on trips to provide quality music and podcasts. I was a little sceptical at the low price and plastic design, but in practice it connected to all my Symbian, Windows Phone and Android smartphones and sound quality was excellent. See below.
  • The future of the Lumia 1020 - another sidelined classic like the 808?

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    The clue is probably in the generic term 'camera-centric', really. However much people in the tech world like their phone cameras, having just a little too much emphasis placed on imaging - enough to warrant a significant bump on the back - seems to be the death knell for a device long term. In part though, this is more down to the time needed for R&D, but the end result is (yet again) a device which seems destined to be sidelined a little....
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  • Lenovo are NOT getting out of the small Windows tablet market. New devices coming.

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I was very sad to read news on Friday that Lenovo was getting out of the small screen tablet market. It turns out, however, that it’s not true. Lenovo issued a press release yesterday stating that they  “are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business.” In addition to that they stated that they will have a new 8-inch and a new 10-inch Windows tablet ready for the holidays. This is great news because it supports my theory that 8-inch Windows tablets haven’t done badly at all. While I believe that the innovation will be focused in the 10-13-inch tablet space over the…
  • High-end 8-inch Windows tablets – Where do we go from here?

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    I recently wrote about what a late-2014 high-end 8-inch Windows tablet could offer. I talked about Intel’s Realsense camera technology, 3G, USB3.1, 1080p screens and AC WiFi. A digitizer and additional access security could be interesting too but is there a market for these high-end features in the 8-inch sector? Could Microsoft create a market with a Surface Mini and a really special technical feature? 8-inch tablets are bobbing-along at the $200 price-point now and the excellent Dell Venue 8 Pro is just $224 today at  At the high-end the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 is still $413 which…
  • Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review – Video Overview

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    What a pleasure it was to test and review the Acer Aspire Switch 10 for over the last three weeks.  The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a low-cost 2-in-1 that’s up against a product that has been selling like hot-cakes and yet it pulls through. It’s cheap and capable and it’s a great showcase for Windows 8 and Intel’s Baytrail-T processor The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is essentially a Windows 8 tablet weighing just 580 grams (1.28 pounds) but for just 338 Euros / $380 it comes with a good dockable keyboard, a great screen, good speakers and enough processing power to enable…
  • Movie Edit Touch 2 on Windows 8 Tablet – Report and Demo

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    I have a history of testing simple, fast and efficient video editing software and two years ago I settled on an Intel platform with Quick Sync hardware. Quick Sync is simply a hardware acceleration layer for video encoding and processing and it works extremely well on Ultrabooks. It also works on Clovertrail and Baytrail-T Windows 8 tablets and 2-in-1s (also a few Baytrail-M processors) but the problem there is that the desktop applications are just a bit too heavyweight. I’ve tested a number of Windows 8 ‘RT’ apps but it wasn’t until last week that a re-tested Magix Movie Exit Touch…
  • Acer Aspire Switch 10 Keyboard Battery Coming?

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    I’m testing the Acer Aspire Switch 10 for right now and it’s going well. I prefer it to the ASUS Transformer Book T100 because of the better keyboard, mouse and screen but there’s one little issue – battery life. The Switch 10 has a 24Wh battery inside which is much less than the 34Wh battery of the ASUS T100 and less than half of what you got on the previous W510. Looking at the keyboard reveals that it’s quite light and has 8 exposed screws so naturally I took a look inside. What I saw was encouraging because there’s space, screw holes and an unused PCB header…
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    GISuser GIS and Location Technology news

  • Tracking Hurricanes and Historical Hurricane Data

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    TweetHurricane season is well under way as the traditional North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. As soon as the weather alerts start coming in about tropical storms its natural that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Online Mapping for Beginners – The Map Academy from CartoDB

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    TweetSomething innovative from the CartoDB crew (timely given their recent announcement of CartoDB Enterprise) … The Map Academy, a series of online mapping courses – Learn to create maps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Video – The Known Universe

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    TweetAn amazing video essentially of Everything! Developed by The American Museum of Natural History along with The Rubin Museum of Art, located via the Graffiti Kings facebook page –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • EDU Resource – ESRIUC Papers and Tech Workshop Presentations now Online

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    TweetHere’s a great resource from Esri that has come out of the 2014 ESRIUC. the company has now generously made available the technical workshop presentations and papers from the 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Yes indeed, you can now download Mars Geology data in SHP files

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    TweetYes indeed, you can now start mapping Mars as the USGS and NASA have made available (in SHP format) Mars geology, structures, landing sites and more – Twitter user Larry Buchanan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Softpedia News - Telecoms

  • BBM for Windows Phone BETA Now Publicly Available – Photos

    Softpedia News (Ionut Arghire)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Starting today, all owners of Windows Phone 8 and up devices can head over to the Windows Phone Store and download the BBM for Windows Phone application, which has been released in a Beta version as of now. The application has been available in private beta testing for the past few weeks, and BlackBerry has finally decided to make it available for all users out there, just as announced last week. The application comes with a nice range of features, including BBM Chats, which allows users to ... (read more)
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Will Automatically Arrive on Developer Preview Devices

    Softpedia News (Ionut Arghire)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced the upcoming availability of a new flavor of its mobile operating system, called Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and set to become available for download as soon as next week. However, the new OS iteration will be offered only to the owners of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview handsets, while the rest of Windows Phone 8.1 users out there will have to wait a few more months before receiving it. For those who enrolled in the Preview for Developers program... (read more)
  • PlayStation App for Android Gets an Update, Windows Phone Version Not Coming Soon

    Softpedia News (Cosmin Vasile)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The official PlayStation application that allows users to connect their smartphones to Sony’s console and do various other stuff has just received a small update.Unfortunately, there aren’t many details on the changes included in the update, except for the fact that “stability during use of some features has been improved.”No additional new features have been added in this version, but any improvement is more than welcome, as the PlayStation app does seem to need some t... (read more)
  • Samsung Updates Milk Music for Android with Premium Subscription Option

    Softpedia News (Cosmin Vasile)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    A few months after introducing its own free music streaming service, Milk Music, Samsung announces it has added a subscription option for those who want additional features.Even though Samsung’s Milk Music is a “free radio service with no ads,” it has limited functionality. In order to open the service’s real potential, users are now invited to spend real money for more features.According to the South Korean company, those who pay for the premium version of Milk Music w... (read more)
  • Lumia Cyan Now Available for Nokia Lumia 1520 (Country Variants) Worldwide

    Softpedia News (Ionut Arghire)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Owners of Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones worldwide should be able to download and install the new Lumia Cyan software update now, as the deployment has just started for the various country variants of the device. The operating system upgrade was spotted on the Lumia 1520 last week, but it was available only for select models, in select countries. Today, however, the official Lumia Cyan update tracker shows that the update is available on all markets out there, albeit only for the country var... (read more)
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  • State of the Developer Nation: The App Economy Consolidates Before the Next Gold Rush

    Mark Wilcox
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    [Our 7th Developer Economics survey broke all records again, reaching more than 10,000 app developers from 137 different countries. The full report with the survey findings has just been published and is available for free download!]
  • The trillion dollar choice for car makers: control or cooperate?

    Stijn Schuermans
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    [Will the car become little more than a smartphone accessory on wheels? This question is highly relevant after the recent CarPlay and Android Auto announcements. Car makers face a choice that could well determine their success for many years to come: keep tight control over the in-car experience, or cooperate with Apple and Google and benefit from the immense value that they have created. But do car makers have a choice at all?]
  • Who will be the iOS and Android of IoT?

    Stijn Schuermans
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
    Put together, the announcements at Google I/O and from Apple, Samsung, Nest, Quirky and others in the past weeks paint a crystal clear picture of where the future of the Internet of Things is heading. Our latest report on the topic gives you the right tools to separate winners from losers in the IoT race. In this post, we line up the candidates in smart homes, smart cars and health.
  • The UK App Economy 2014

    Andreas Pappas
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The UK has been quick in adopting smartphones, tablets and apps with smartphone penetration expected to reach 74% by the end of 2014. But beyond the benefits that one can derive from using apps, there are potentially much bigger benefits in creating apps, or creating an app industry for that matter.
  • iOS 8 – Apple’s Hidden Agenda

    Stijn Schuermans
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    It’s abundantly clear from WWDC announcements that Apple is working hard to lock users into the system by combining devices into one seamless experience (PC, mobile, tablet, home, wearables). What many people might not realise is that Apple is fighting just as hard to lock in developers.
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  • How Fleet Telematics Systems Are Helping Businesses Monitor Their Fleet's Status

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    But today, the most sophisticated telematics systems can be used to intervene when a truck driver is going too fast, following too closely, or falling asleep behind the wheel. Deploying wireless telematics systems can lead to increased productivity, improved customer service, higher levels of safety, and more efficient use of company assets.Thanks to integrating telematics into their fleets, companies are seeing a 15 percent increase in productivity per truck. Managers of even small fleets can now optimize the maintenance and performance of their vehicles while also improving driver…
  • The Future of Business Phone Systems: What Features to Look For in 2015

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Rapid enhancements are taking place in phone technology overall, leading to innovations that will help SMBs improve their performance and productivity. Technology advancements are making systems easily adaptable and responsive to other business applications within SMBs.Phone systems of the future will eliminate the need for complex and expensive phone hardware and software. These systems are easy to use, manage, and monitor, and come with more advanced features and functions than copper - wire - based systems. They also help reduce overall telecommunication costs by using Web, video and other…
  • Smart Enterprise Mobility Solutions are Powered by Smart Containerization

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Smart Containerization by CA Technologies is unique in delivering the best user interface experience that end users insist on and provides advanced security features such as support for the latest platform security features, complete management benefits, as well as being borderless and multi-channel— supporting mobile and non-mobile, devices.Request Free!
  • Going Mobile Video

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    In today's fragmented landscape, proactive management of mobility is not an option… it's a strategic imperative.Request Free!
  • Enterprise Mobility Management Going from Good to Great

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    EMM must not forget BYOD but also go beyond it into Mobile App Management (MAM) and find ways to keep users personal information and employers information separated and find a way to embrace the Internet of Things.Request Free!
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  • Anker® 14W Dual-Port Portable Foldable Outdoor Solar Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Tap into the sun's radiance and power up your gadgets with freedom. Brilliant power supply. When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy yet another perk: free limitless power. Spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to start repowering your gadgets. PowerIQ™: Compatibility maximized. Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only charge Apple OR Android devices at full speed. But with PowerIQ™ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device and seeks to maximize its charging speed up to 2 amps. (depending on the weather's cooperation). Packin'…
  • Motorola Moto G – Universal 4G LTE – Unlocked – 8GB (Black)

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Moto G LTE. Exceptional Phone. Exceptional Price. Moto G is designed for all the things you want to do—taking and sharing photos, watching videos, checking scores, getting directions, listening to music, you name it. Moto G also gives you choices. Different interchangeable backs called Motorola Shells can be switched out to reflect your unique style. Plus, you’ll have access to more than one million apps on Google Play to create your own mobile experience. Every detail is just how you’d like it. And now spend less time waiting, more time enjoying with 4G. Customize with Motorola Shells…
  • Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (16GB)

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    The BlackBerry PlayBook delivers professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing. This ultra-portable tablet looks and feels great, measuring less than half an inch thick and weighing less than a pound. The micro USB port allows for an easy connection to your computer with memory of 16 Gb. It features a vivid 7-inch high-resolution display-WSVGAn display resolution (1024 x 600) that is highly-responsive with a fluid touch screen experience. It also offers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe Flash…
  • LG 840G Prepaid Phone With Triple Minutes (Tracfone)

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Package includes: LG 840G (Black color), LG Battery, LG Battery Door, LG Home Charger, Tracfone Activation Card, 2GB microSD Memory Card and Tracfone User Guide
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    Enjoy better sound on the go, everywhere you go, with the Bose Sound Link Mini Bluetooth speaker. It delivers full, natural sound from an ultra-compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. The speaker connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. A lithium-ion battery gives you hours of unplugged play time. And the included charging cradle keeps the speaker fully charged while serving as its convenient home base. The Sound Link Mini speaker is engineered with a solid, aluminum housing and skid-proof rubber bottom, so it can stand up to everyday use. Take…
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    Mobile Demystified

  • Mobile Marketing Using Geolocation Targeting

    Juhi Amodwala
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    A main goal in marketing is to target the right segment of customers in the right place at the right time. Geolocation targeting makes this task much easier. What is geolocation targeting? It is personalized communication based on a customer’s whereabouts. Marketers can target by county, state, zip code or, on the most granular level, GPS. Every smartphone contains Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation capability, which navigation apps and marketers can collect and utilize. While IP addresses could track online users in the past, mobile phones have less accurate IP addresses usually…
  • Designing an Advertising Strategy is like Building a Car

    Sasha Parsons
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    A robust advertising strategy has a lot of moving parts and requires an expert team to build. A great way to imagine the construction of a well-rounded marketing or advertising campaign is in terms of building a car. The automotive industry has worked out best practices for efficiently creating an end product with the help of many agents. For example, Toyota designs and builds cars with the help of hundreds (if not thousands) of individual vendors responsible for specific components. While Toyota controls the specifications and overall design of a car, others step in and actually build the…
  • 2 Organizations With Teens in the Palm of Their Hands

    Joon Cho
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    If you are a teen, you use SMS more than Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Pandora and Twitter. You use it more than any other social network. SMS dominates your social life. That’s why companies using SMS can put teens in the palm of their hands. Source: Niche Day-to-day, 52% more teenagers text than browse Twitter. For marketers, this means that they can reach up to 52% more millennial customers by implementing SMS as opposed to a tweet-based campaign. Simply put, marketers an SMS campaign increases marketing reach more than any other social media channel. To understand SMS’s…
  • Kane Russell Wins DM News 40 Under 40

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Today we take a rare personal moment to congratulate our very own VP of Marketing, Kane Russell, on earning a top industry honor for his visionary marketing leadership. The 40 Under 40 After several rounds of tie-breaking judging, Kane was selected as a Direct Marketing News 2014 40 Under 40 Award winner. The annual award recognizes “young, standout marketers whose work has already left an indelible mark on their organizations, clients, and the industry as a whole.” Internally at Waterfall, we’ve witnessed this since Kane was in his 20s (ahem), so it is especially rewarding to…
  • How To Implement Mobile CRM: IT Business Edge Slideshow

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    IT Business Edge recently posted our thoughts on how to develop a strategy for mobile customer relationship management, or “mobile CRM.” Pretty cool, as we published our insights as a slideshow, titled “Four Steps to Implement Mobile CRM the Right Way,” which you can download and reference whenever needed.  In the slideshow, we break down the process of implementing mobile CRM into four actionable phases: Crawl – basic steps brands can implement near term to launch foundational mobile CRM capabilities. Walk – processes for simultaneously launching mobile CRM across…
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  • Samsung launches three entry-level Android KitKat smartphones in India

    Jonathan Pereira
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    After being spotted several times on online retail stores, Samsung has finally officially launched three new entry-level smartphones in India. Samsung has officially announced the launch of three new smartphones in India – the Samsung Galaxy Star 2, the Galaxy Star Advance and the Galaxy Ace NXT. All the three entry-level smartphone run on the…
  • OnePlus OneWatch sketch leaks along with a picture from the website

    Rupesh Sinha
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    The OnePlus One smartphone has gained quite some fans, thanks to it being a value for money proposition and today, we have come across the OnePlus OneWatch smartwatch. The OneWatch has leaked in a sketch detailing its hardware and we also have a picture of it from its website. If the sketch is indeed true, the…
  • Lenovo starts pushing Android KitKat update to six handsets in India

    Jonathan Pereira
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    While most of the handset makers have started pushing the Android KitKat updates for their high-end devices, Lenovo also plans on doing the same for its devices. Lenovo has announced that it is set to rollout the Android KitKat v4.4 update to six of its smartphones in India. The company, which has already released the…
  • Xiaomi accessories including Power Bank and headset listed on Flipkart

    Jonathan Pereira
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    While Xiaomi is facing a rough storm while explaining the connection to a server allegedly belonging to the Chinese government, the company which seems to be getting unprecedented support in India has listed its accessories. Xiaomi has listed its official accessories with its online retailer in India, Flipkart. The company has listed its power banks…
  • HTC J Butterfly announced, it’s a One M8 with water and dust resistance

    Rupesh Sinha
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    After being in the rumor mill for long, the HTC J Butterfly (HTL23) has been made official. The new smartphone has been announced for the Japanese carrier, KDDI.   As expected, most of the specs of the HTC J Butterfly remain identical to the One M8. There’s the same 5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) SLCD3 display,…
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  • MMM #005: How to bring email into your mobile marketing strategy...properly

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    When you think of mobile, email doesn't really jump out as part of a grand strategy. The thing is that for most of us - close to 60% in fact - email is consumed primarily on our mobile devices. This makes email part of your mobile strategy and it is not business as usual. There are things that email should and shouldn't do in the mobile environment and Greg brings some important suggestions that you can get up and running right away. Mobile isn't just about apps or mobile web or shopping or games.  As you'll see in this short episode it alters every aspect of your business - including the…
  • MAM #006: How to use testing to make your app better

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Want to know the secret to a successful app? Well, listen up, here it is. Testing, iteration, interaction and testing again. In short, the secret to a successful app is hard work. There are no shortcuts in the app world any more. A huge part of the success of your app depends on a very important cycle with your customers - one that if done right will bring you closer to your customer (and satisfying their requirements of you) than ever before. That cycle is testing. If everything is in place and you are constantly testing and asking, every release that lands on your users screen should be…
  • MCM #350: Hudson's Bay Company dives head first into beacons

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
  • TWiLBM #192: Jesus Jones had it right

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Welcome to episode #192. On the show: Factual's Trusted Data Contributor program; Target gets in the image recognition game; Applebee's hands over the keys to their Instagram account; Hillshire Brands bumps sausage revenue by 20% with beacons; Vibes gets personal with messaging; Marketron brings location-based services to broadcasters; DELI Amsterdam offers personality-based travel recommendations; First Data's new Perka loyalty program; PopJam's Instagram for kids; Guardians of the Galaxy VR premier. Our guest is Eli Portnoy of Thinknear talking about their new Location Score Tags. Full show…
  • EP #523: How an open mind and a chance encounter changed this business forever with Mahana co-founders Bryan Menell and Richard Bagdonas

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Just 13 weeks ago I featured this very same duo about their company, Mahana, and their focus on bringing beacons (and their benefits) into the restaurant industry. As a sign of how quickly things - and business focus - change (and need to change), they are back on to talk about the shift in their business and why. If there is one thing that the mobile world has taught all of us it is that it is very hard to fall in love with a business idea. I've seen many do this and not see the industry change right in front of them until it is too late. Bryan Menell and Richard Bagdonas aren't like that…
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    Wireless Federation» Industry News | Wireless Federation

  • Zonga sees 0.5 mln end-users register in H1

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Zonga, a Romanian music streaming service launched in 2012 by local company Trilulilu, saw 500,000 new end-users register in the first six months of the year, which represents a four-fold increase compared to H1 2013 and double the amount of end-users registered in 2013. The music platform attracted an average of 18,000 new end-users per week in H1, reaching a total of 0.5 million end-users registered at the end of June, compared to 120,000 in June 2013. The rise in the number of end-users is attributed to both the accelerated adoption rate of data services, which facilitates access to online…
  • Vodacom SA grows Q1 revenues despite drop in prices

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Vodacom South Africa posted a 1.7% annual increase in first-quarter revenue to ZAR 14.79 billion, driven by 16.9% growth in equipment revenue. Service revenue fell 2.0% to ZAR 11.44 billion, mainly due to the 50% cut in the mobile termination rate in April, which led to a 44.0 percent reduction in incoming voice revenue. Active prepaid customers grew 13.2% or by 997,000 annually to 27.7 million at the end of June. Compared to March, Vodacom added just under 1 million new prepaid users. Active contract customers were unchanged year-on-year and quarterly at 4.8 million (excluding M2M), mainly…
  • Sequans increases sales 116% to USD 5.1 mln in Q2

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sequans Communications, the mobile device chipmaker  reported a USD 5.1 million revenue in the second quarter, up 116 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013, due to higher sales of products for the LTE markets. The company’s gross margin was flat at 41.3%, versus 41.1%. Despite higher operating expenses mainly related to product development costs, Sequans narrowed its operating loss to USD 8.7 million from USD 9.2 million. The company’s second quarter net loss came it at USD 8.7 million, or USD 0.15 per diluted shares, compared to USD 9.1 million, or USD 0.20 EPS, in the second…
  • Megafon opens telemarketing centre in Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Russian mobile operator Megafon has opened its new federal telemarketing centre in the city of Novosibirsk, as reported by Interfax. The investment totaled RUB 100 million. The new telemarketing centre will be the second such centre of the operator; the first centre operates in the city of Rostov. The new centre will serve customers in the Urals, Siberia and the Far-East, with 160 staff members.
  • Cellular offers Android app for hardware testing (Germany)

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Mobile apps developer Cellular partners with E-Plus to offer an Android app offering smartphone testing services to E-Plus and Base customers. The tests include battery time, temperature, display lighting and connections. The app is also available for tablets. The app is also available for non-E-Plus customers but then the connection test is not included.
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  • Mobile Banking Apps: Convenience Triggers Shift In User Behavior

    Mobile Groove
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    The best services are ones that reduce friction and increase customer benefit, and mobile banking apps are winning on both counts. Will Jones, President, EMEA, Monitise, examines some newly-released industry insights, and concludes that banking apps, and the convenience they offer, have triggered an amazing and unexpected shift in user behavior. Financial institutions and marketers alike are well-advised to take note of this change and take advantage of the opportunities to generate new revenues and encourage new levels of customer engagement. *** Mobile banking apps don’t only offer up…
  • Google I/O: Project Tango And Aisle411 Power Amazing Augmented Shopping

    Peggy Anne Salz
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    At first glance, last week’s Google I/O Developer Conference was all about Google showing off a new version of Android and revealing plans to bring its mobile software to cars, TVs and wearables. But it’s the news around Google’s Project Tango and the little-reported partnership with aisle411, a company specializing in indoor mapping, that is the real game-changer. The tie-up aims to transform the retail experience by making in-store shopping with mobile devices much more immersive and rewarding for consumers. At one level, Google’s Project Tango provides a disruptive…
  • Make Way For Mobile-Only, Messaging Based Social Networks

    Peggy Anne Salz
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    Snapchat, Whisper, Secret, YikYak, Truth, Confide and 20 Day Stranger: These anonymous mobile-only, messaging-based social networks cannot be ignored. But how should marketers use them to connect with customers on mobile, and what are the ‘new rules of engagement’? Trend-watcher, ‘cool hunter’ and social-savvy global marketing executive Ken Herron uses his guest appearance on Mobile Presence to provide us with a crash course on these exciting new apps. Mixing fun facts with actionable insights for both B2C and B2B brands, Ken outlines the key points about each MOMBA…
  • Why Communication Can Make Or Break Your App Experience

    Peggy Anne Salz
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    As we use apps to do more, the role of communications — both in enabling a good app experience and in encouraging lasting engagement — has never been more important. Add to that a raft of recent research that shows our requirement for customer service and support via mobile apps is also on the rise, and it is difficult to find a more compelling case to integrate communications capabilities in your app. Lynda Smith, CMO of Twilio, is my guest at Mobile Presence on the WebmasterRadio.FM network, where she talks about how platfroms like Twilio are effectively disrupting the ‘old…
  • The Seven Dwarfs Of Social Media: What Marketers Need To Know

    Peggy Anne Salz
    19 May 2014 | 3:49 am
    Social media marketing authority Ken Herron offers solid advice with a twist, comparing Disney’s Seven Dwarfs and the seven mainstream social networks: Facebook,  Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SlideShare, Twitter, YouTube — and ‘almost Dwarfs’ Google+ and Vine — sure to have a major impact on your business. In this, the 100th episode (!) of the podcast series Mobile Presence on the network, Ken tells marketers how to distinguish between the leading social networks based on what they want to communicate (and to whom) and the business…
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  • AWOL? Back Soon…

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that for the next few days the main site will be a little quiet. You will still be able to follow our wonderful FB...The post AWOL? Back Soon… appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    We are delighted to announce the winner of our recent Olloclip, Hipstamatic and Cinamatic video competition. The requirements were to create a short video using the new Cinamatic app by...The post Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    ProCamera 7 is a really great photo capturing and editing app – one that you won’t regret purchasing and today it’s available for less. Usually ProCamera 7 retails for $3.99/£2.49...The post iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free

    Joanne Carter
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Grungetastic HD is a really wonderful app by highly accomplished photo app developers, JixiPix. They have just updated this app with the removal of in-app purchases and have now included...The post iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’

    Jerry Jobe
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    We’re delighted to publish the second of three Photo Toaster tutorials by Jerry Jobe (if you missed Part 1, please go here). This time Jerry Jobe takes a look at...The post iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’ appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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    iphone apps | ipad apps | android apps

  • Soccer Stars

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)98%  Soccer Stars is an awesome mix from Pool game and Soccer game. It is totally free to play, and the best thing is you can play with your friends, or play against a random player online. The rules of this soccer game are a bit different from a real […]
  • Dextris

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    85%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)80%  The goal of Dextris is really simple, avoid the spikes, but still, it is very hard to master ! You need to be super fast and concentrate . The control are very simple, tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and both to split in two […]
  • Sky Force 2014

    14 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)100%Sky Force 2014 is without a doubt the best shoot them up you will find on your iphone or ipad, if you are lucky to have a recent device. The 3D graphics are beautiful and the action pretty intense. Sky Force 2014 – Gameplay Level 1   This tenth anniversary […]
  • Potion Blast Mania

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)99%Bored to crush some candy ? Try Potion Blast Mania ! Take a journey with Vilendor the wizard via the pages of the mysterious storybook. On your adventure, you have to match and acquire magic potions to defeat your enemies with your spells and efficiently solve all the challenges! It […]
  • Beaver Cleaver – Timberman Edition

    10 Jun 2014 | 11:15 am
    95%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)96%Be prepared to chop some wooden with this new thrilling game ! In Beaver Cleaver Timberman Edition, you’ll discover ways to use your skills like knowledgeable lumberjack. As a brand new timberman recruit, our cleaver beaver must learn to chop timber as quick as attainable. But watch out for the branches ! […]
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  • Zombie Tsunami – An Addicting Endless Runner on Windows Phone

    Kazi Mahbub
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
      TL;DR   Endless Runner games are a dime a dozen these days. Thus, fresh ideas are really hard to come by. Zombie Tsunami (ZT from hereon) doesn’t reinvent the wheel, instead it takes ideas from one of the most popular games of the genre and adds some twist for a unique yet familiar experience.   Gameplay First things first: the gameplay. It’s a typical endless runner, i.e. you try to go as far as possible while collecting everything under the moon and avoiding obstacles and pitfalls. The game is clearly inspired by Jetpack Joyride in terms of the Missions/Upgrades…
  • 1Mail – Sleek and Feature Rich Gmail Client for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Features of 1Mail for windows phone * Full support for Gmail (other providers coming) * Multiple accounts with single click to switch * Pinnable accounts with live tile updates * Intuitive navigation paradigm, swipe along the bevel to switch lanes and read through emails * Lane support (we provide defaults, however give you the power to customize adding label-backed lanes or providing advanced IMAP filters) * Lane look and feel (change the color, order, and headers) * Unlimited scrolling for each lane * Message sender profile pictures, and intelligent email thumbnail previews * Support for…
  • Best New Music Players for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    We already covered some great music player apps in our Top 4 Music Players for Windows Phone article. Since then, Windows phone store has got numerous new ones. So we’d to come up with another article. Not to mention the torrent of search queries we’re getting for this. Here are the top 5 music player apps that were debuted on Windows phone in the past few weeks. P.S. the apps are sorted randomly.   Muzik Player     MuzicPlayer is a streamlined and feature rich alternative to Xbox music app. The home screen is divided into several tabs, sorting your music…
  • LocalEvents – Facebook Event Manager for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    features of LocalEvents for Windows Phone – Discover Facebook events: concerts, parties, conferences, sports events and tons of other good reasons to be with friends. Thousands of new cool events added each week. – Explore, where your friends are going: specify where, when and with whom you want to go out or just look through the most popular venues. – Share and invite, invite and share: find the right company in a few clicks. All of your friends are already here, so just go on. – Keep your plans under control and don’t miss out: receive invitations and reminders of upcoming events…
  • Threepointer – Gorgeous Dribbble Client for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    features of Threepointer for Windows phone • log in with your dribbble account • search for shots, users and colors • see your activity • like shots • comment on shots • follow users • lockscreen support • live tile support • pin almost everything to your startscreen Screenshots TL;DR Threepointer is an unofficial and probably the only Dribbble client available on Windows Phone. For those who don’t know Dribbble, it’s a social network for designers. If you’re a designer or love to explore new digital artworks, Dribbble is the website to go. It is a home to…
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    Nokia N97 Blog

  • Advantages Of Using Power Savers

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    A power saver is of great significance in the current scenario of energy crisis. Saving power and energy can be difficult but with the right kind of system, it is quite easy. These gadgets are basically developed to decrease the intake of electricity in households and buildings. There are a variety of valuable features associated with the use of these electric gadgets. Today it is readily available a lot of these gadgets in many of the well-known internet stores at affordable price rates. It is therefore quite essential to know the specifications and functions of these gadgets before choosing…
  • Buy Smartphone Remote Shutter

    14 Jun 2014 | 12:15 am
    If you want to use your smartphone to take excellent images or group photos you might have observed that you have to take the click from an arm’s length or someone from your group have to skip the photo to take the click. But now with the smartphone remote shutter you no more need to fear about losing a click with your kid or family as you can fix the phone at a range and take the click with the shutter which is an intelligent way of catching images just the way you desired them. So the shutter works in compatible with any smartphone be it an iPhone, iTouch, samsung S4, S3 for you to…
  • Is better a free or cheap cloud storage home provider?

    28 May 2014 | 6:12 am
    When it comes to saving all files online with a cloud storage service, there are many options to choose from. In a market where there are around 30 different providers, with different pricing, different functionalities and storage capacities, choosing the right cloud storage for your needs can be a challenge. So the question is the following: is better free or cheap cloud storage? The answer is difficult as in reality some free services are better than paid options and some paid options are really bad so the first rule you need to remember is that price doesn’t give value to a cloud storage…
  • Choosing A Business Online Storage Plan

    25 May 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Unlike home users, businesses have more requirements when choosing an online storage service. There are standards to meet and regulations to comply with, particularly if the business is operating in a highly regulated market. There are a number of extra factors to consider when choosing a business online storage plan. We are going to discuss them in this article. Storage and Upgrades Business accounts normally come with larger storage space and more upgrade options. You can expect a minimum of 500GB in cloud storage space when you sign up for a business online storage account. On top of that,…
  • Features To Look For In Professional Video Cameras

    7 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    If you wish to buy professional cameras, you need certain important functions. For example, if you are a diver and wish to catch the marine creatures, it is important buy a waterproof digital camera. An ordinary camera would not help you catch the same outstanding images. One needs to be very careful while purchasing a professional video camera. Some important functions that must be regarded while purchasing these devices have been listed below. These include: Portability Portability is an important factor that needs to be regarded. When purchasing a professional video camera, it is important…
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    The Official Lookout Blog

  • U.S. targeted by coercive mobile ransomware impersonating the FBI

    Meghan Kelly
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Lookout has discovered a highly concerning piece of malware that targets the U.S. The malware can render your phone inoperable, can cause loss of access to data, and otherwise attempts to extort you with a fairly scary message: you’re being investigated by the FBI, you’re a criminal. We call this family ScarePakage. It masquerades as well-known apps, such as Adobe Flash and a number of anti-virus applications, and pretends to scan your phone upon launch. After completing the fake scan it locks your phone. You can’t navigate away and if you try to reboot, the fake FBI message will be the…
  • Sorry, mobile mining likely isn’t going to be profitable — unless you’re criminal

    <a class="guest-author">Meghan Kelly and Marc Rogers</a>
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile mining is not going to be the next big way to make money on mobile. That is, if you want to avoid criminal behavior. Digital currency miners are a curious new trend in the mobile world and we’ve seen quite a few of them including BadLepricon, CoinKrypt, Widdit, FreeLotto, and TokenCrypt. But while we’ve looked them over and over, we just don’t see a situation in which mobile miners can truly be profitable — unless they’re criminal. “To make mobile mining profitable, phones would need more powerful processors at a cheaper cost,” said Olaf Carlson-Wee, Operations at…
  • Brits: A nation prone to fat-finger dialing, contact deleting, and other ‘phone pas’

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    A whopping 72% of Brits regularly commit ‘phone pas’ – whether it’s leaving their phone on the car roof before driving off, sending the wrong text message or partying and forgetting your phone (a la dear Prince Harry) – according to new research from Lookout. But despite being a nation of phone pas, mistake makers, only 62% of Brits aren’t taking steps to protect themselves from well, themselves, on their mobile phones. When it comes to phone pas, Brits are their own worst enemy, often sabotaged by their mobile clumsiness. The most common phone pas is ‘finger fumbling’…
  • A new look for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

    Bruno Bergher
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Lookout is a unique security company. While the industry has traditionally relied on aggressive, fear-inspiring tactics to push their products forward, from the very beginning Lookout has been about peace of mind and empowering people to make good decisions with their mobile devices. This has always been the foundation of our brand, and we wanted to take another step forward in representing this within our products. Today we’re happy to release a new version of our iOS app with a visual refresh that better represents our brand, our approach and our values. Open the Lookout app now to see…
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    <a class="guest-author">Amit Gupta, VP Engineering</a>
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    I’m consistently amazed, impressed with, and proud of the deep engineering talent we have at Lookout. We’re at the center of mobile, security, cloud infrastructure and big data, which is awesome from an engineering perspective. It means we get to learn, apply, and create new technologies to hard problems on a daily basis. Here’s just a few examples of our team’s work on security research and response, scalable architecture, and advocacy for protecting user privacy in app development. In addition, transparency is a key part of life at Lookout. So rather than keep the Lookout…
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    AT&T Networking Exchange Blog » Mobility

  • How We Launched a Successful K-12 Mobile App

    Sal Costanzo
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    About a year ago, my school district started on a journey to make information access easier for our community. Now, in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, there’s a new way to access information: by mobile app. Parents, students, and faculty in our school district can look to one place to find the school-related information they need. It’s easy to see how having an app can be useful. The app gives our community a quick and easy way to access the school district’s news, events, maps, feedback, and more. To help other school districts learn from our experience, I’d like to share…
  • Omni-Channel in Action

    Dana Stoker-Jones
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Connected consumers are controlling their interactions with retailers. They expect a seamless experience, regardless of their choice of device or where they are in the purchasing cycle. How can retailers successfully fulfill consumers’ habitual desire for immediate access to information and resources? A consumer-centric, omni-channel approach is key. Building an integrated strategy around the consumer gives retailers the opportunity to deliver value-added personalization at every stage of the shopping journey. See how innovative solutions combine to delight, attract, and retain customers.
  • BYOD in Healthcare

    Abhi Ingle
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    The move to a Bring Your Own Device model can carry great benefits, especially when companies have the right tools to manage sensitive information in employees’ personal devices. This is especially true for healthcare institutions responsible for protecting patient data sent through email and attachments. SleepMed, Inc. is a sleep diagnostics and ambulatory EEG provider with 1,300 employees, and they recently moved to a BYOD model. I asked SleepMed’s CEO Sean Heyniger to explain why his company moved to a BYOD model – and the benefits he’s seen so far. This is what he had to say:…
  • What Android Wear Means for Your Mobile Apps

    Maribel Lopez
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    In a Google video about Android Wear, the company outlined some of the benefits of APIs and the upcoming software development kit (SDK) that should be available in July. This is great news for consumer and enterprise developers looking to create apps for wearables, such as smart watches and eye glasses, without extensive recoding. Timothy Jordan, a Google developer advocate, described Android Wear as a set of APIs that extends the Android platform to a new generation of wearables. It allows rich notifications to appear on the wearable without requiring the developer to modify an existing…
  • Choose Your Own or Bring Your Own?

    Curlis Phillip
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    As companies look to increase employee productivity and business agility, they are allowing powerful consumer smartphones and tablets to access their network. According to IDC’s 2014 Enterprise Mobile Device Survey51.3% of enterprises have at least 40% of employees currently utilizing a BYOD device. Their position: Why continue to pay for mobile devices that become obsolete in less than a year due to the current speed of innovation? We live in an era where technology is more affordable and easily accessible. While the cost savings from providing fewer company-owned devices is attractive…
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    SMS Marketing Blog

  • SMS Marketing – What’s the Difference Between the CTIA, FCC and MMA?

    Derek Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation in SMS marketing about laws, compliance and best practices. In our experience, the majority of the confusion comes from businesses not knowing the difference between the CTIA, the FCC and the MMA and the role each of them plays in SMS marketing.Below we explain the differences between the CTIA, FCC and MMA when it comes to SMS marketing.   CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) The CTIA is a trade association made up of the wireless carriers and others that operate in the mobile space. CTIA created the “Common Short…
  • How to Decrease Subscriber Churn When Migrating Short Codes

    Derek Johnson
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    While it’s inevitable that you’re going to have some SMS subscribers unsubscribe from your SMS program during the migration to a new short code, you can use the following strategy to reduce this. In the first text message, the one where you tell SMS subscribers that you’re migrating short codes (Step #1), offer an amazing deal for your SMS subscribers to stick around at least until you move to the new SMS short code. Something like… Bob’s Burgers: We’re getting a new number, so lookout for a 20% off your next purchase offer coming from our new number 12345. Text STOP…
  • How Staples Is Optimizing Their In-Store SMS Advertising

    Derek Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Staples recently launched their new retail SMS marketing campaign, and so far they’ve been doing an amazing job in-store promoting it to their customers. Since Staples is doing such a good job with their in-store SMS advertising, we decided to list all of the reasons as to why they’re doing such a good job, in hopes that you can learn from their success. The best example of Staples in-store SMS advertising is the following call-to-action found on each credit card reader at their checkout locations. Below the image are all of the reasons as to why this in-store SMS advertisement…
  • What Happens When Your Business Violates TCPA SMS Marketing Laws?

    Derek Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you’ve decided not to listen to anything we’ve told you in our awesome free guide to TCPA SMS marketing compliance, and have sent marketing text messages to mobile phone numbers whose owners didn’t give you their prior express written consent. What’s the worst that could happen? It’s only a text message, right? If you’re found to be in violation of the TCPA by sending SMS marketing messages to customers without their prior express written consent, any of the following could happen: 1) The recipient of your SMS marketing message may be granted a private right of…
  • How to Collect Customer Email Addresses Using Text Messaging – Denny’s Example

    Derek Johnson
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Interested in how you can collect customer email addresses from text messaging? Recently we’ve seen a trend in brands using text messaging to collect customer email addresses, and the results these brands are getting are pretty phenomenal. How phenomenal? Chuck E. Cheese gets 5% of all their email signups from text messaging. It’s not only Chuck E. Cheese that is collecting customer email addresses through text messaging, brands such as RedBox (example here) and AppleBee’s (example here) are doing that same. Today’s example of a brand that is using text messaging to…
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    HTC Phones

  • HTC One M8 Prime to Come with Android L Update Pre-Installed?

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Android has captured the imagination of the user. It has become quite a popular operating system among the developers and users. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is going to introduce Android L update in the HTC One M8 Prime. The brand has been working on the update seamlessly. It will be a busy second quarter for the brand of HTC. Android L update will be introduced in the latest flagship device of HTC. It can be introduced in pre installed version in the latest flagship device as well. It is believed to be introduced in HTC One Prime. It will be one of the latest devices from the flagship of HTC…
  • HTC One mini 2 has passed through FCC

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    HTC One Mini 2 has passed through the database of FCC. It came to FCC with the code name of HTC 0P8B100. It is believed to be HTC One Mini 2. It has been coming to the market to produce an alternative to the user It is believed to be available through the mobile carrier Verizon. Previously HTC One Remix has been released with the Verizon as well. HTC One Mini 2 has been providing support to the band 13 and 4 from Verizon. In addition it is also supported by CDMA BC0 and BC1.   HTC One Mini 2 has been launched in order to satisfy the need of the budgeted customer. Size and specifications…
  • The World of Google Nexus May End With HTC ‘Volantis’

    23 Jun 2014 | 5:48 am
    HTC has been making the next Google Nexus Tablet for the mobile enthusiasts. It is a flagship device from the brand of HTC. It will surely create a lot of sensation in the market. HTC is competing with the Apple and Amazon. HTC is creating a market for themselves with their premium devices. The new device from the brand of HTC will be coming with an 8.9 inch display screen.   8.9 inch variant of HTC Nexus phone is coming with the code name of Volantis. It is a 7.9 mm thick device with the weight of 418 kg. The huge logo of Nexus is featured at the back hand side of the device. It has an…
  • New HTC One M8: Network Connectivity is improved with Android 4.4.2 OTA Update

    17 Jun 2014 | 12:49 am
    HTC One M8 has been mesmerizing the buyers all over the world. The market is flooded with premium handsets from HTC. HTC one M8 is one of the flagship products from the brand. Sprint has been rolling out HTC One M8 with the update of Android 4.4.2 OTA. It has been known in the market as a Sprint variant as it is only available with the owners of the Sprint.     A new update is ready to be uploaded in HTC One M8. It is a firmware that is labeled as 1.54. 651.10. Software is always loaded in stages. Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OTA will be rolled in stages as well. Therefore it is not…
  • Is HTC One M8 is copying E8?

    17 Jun 2014 | 12:46 am
    HTC has been releasing premium handsets from the brand that clearly fits the bill of the customer. It has been coming with an apt price tag to satisfy the customer. HTC One is one of the latest launches from the brand. It has believed to have a close resemble with its cousin HTC One E8. However there are few differences between both the products as well.   The brand of HTC has never sacrificed in terms of the design and build in their premium handsets. The difference between HTC One M8 and E8 lies within their designs. HTC One has a metal body with brush finish. However E8 has come up…
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  • Upcoming Samsung Gear S to rock a rounded screen?

    Dusan Belic
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    Samsung just “can’t get enough” of everything. The Korean handset makers has filed a couple of patents which reveal parts of their plans in the wearables space. First we’ve got to learn about Samsung’s trademark for the “Gear S” name, which we think will be used for the company’s premium line of smart watches. The… Read more
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact caught in the wild; Could be the best pocketable device, ever

    Dusan Belic
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Sony is gearing towards launching the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, as we’ve reported before. We’ve already heard what the “regular” Z3 will be all about, and now we have few additional details to share about its Compact sibling. If the leaked photos (and information that “go with them”) are to be believed, Sony’s… Read more
  • Violet and red LG G3 coming in August

    Dusan Belic
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    When LG announced the G3, it said that the phone will be available in five different colors. However, as we all know it, the device is only available in three different colors, including Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold. The two additional colors, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red, should be out in August. When… Read more
  • Apple Honoring U.S. Tax Holiday in Participating States: Click Here to See if You Qualify!

    Ian Kersey
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Looking to save some cash on a new Apple purchase? You’re in luck. Apple has just announced that the company will honor the upcoming tax holiday in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee. The tax holidays begin on August 1st, so get those credit cards ready!… Read more
  • Samsung’s Budget Friendly Galaxy Avant Lands on T-Mobile

    Ian Kersey
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    The budget minded Samsung Galaxy Avant is now available from T-Mobile for a price of $216 outright, or $9 a month for 24 months. The Avant isn’t the hottest device on the block, but it’s got enough guts to get the job done without emptying your savings account. The Avant looks like a mini GS4… Read more
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  • Panasonic Eluga U first impressions: a slim and lightweight mid-ranger

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Despite its glass sandwich design the Eluga U tips the scales at 141 grams making it great for single handed usage As a brand Panasonic has been quite popular amongst consumers in India since a very long time But it s relatively a new player when it comes to the smartphones category After the launch of its first smartphone the Panasonic P51 the brand has quite a few phones in its portfolio now...
  • LG G3 unboxing: no Big B in the box?

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    A quick peek inside the LG G3 packaging A 2K screen Check The zippiest processor aided by oodles of RAM Check A smorgasbord of innovative features Check When it comes to its latest flagship the G3 first impressions LG has left no stone unturned in making sure it s one of the most loaded smartphones yet Unveiled amidst much fanfare in Mumbai by none other than superstar Amitabh Bachchan there s a special Big B edition of the smartphone too bearing the man s signature and available in limited quantities...
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs and images leaked, tipped to launch alongside the Xperia Z3 on September 3rd

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will feature a 4 6 inch full HD display Snapdragon 801 processor and 20 7MP primary camera Sony hasn t yet released the Xperia Z3 flagship and we are already getting reports about its possible Compact variant A few pictures and specifications of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact have been leaked online Xperia Blog is reporting that the phone will be launched along with the Xperia Z3 flagship during a pre IFA press conference on September 3rd...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha reportedly launching in August

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be competing against the likes of the Apple iPhone 6 with its metal design Samsung s long rumoured smartphone the Galaxy Alpha will be reportedly releasing in August and not September as expected earlier According to SamMobile the device could launch on August 4th or August 13th We have already seen multiple leaked images of the phone which reveal that it will be smaller than the Galaxy S5...
  • Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Star Advance, and Ace NXT launched with Android KitKat, prices start at Rs 5,100

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Samsung expands its portfolio of Android 4 4 KitKat powered smartphones in India with the launch of three new devices The Korean tech giant Samsung has launched three new entry level Android 4 4 KitKat powered smartphones in India The newly launched Samsung Galaxy Star 2 is offered for Rs 5 100 and is available in white or grey while the Galaxy Star Advance and Ace NXT are priced at Rs 7 400 each both available in black or white colours...
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    Business News Holding

  • Speedflow Announces MediaCore Mobile Web-interface

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Speedflow, a telecom services provider and VoIP software developer with long-term industry experience, announced the release of a new version of its MediaCore Solution, which includes new “exciting and innovative” options adapted to all devices and applications. According to Speedflow, this is just one of many steps the company has taken to “keep up with modern technological trends” and to make MediaCore more user-friendly. Compatible with both smartphones and tablets, these features are available for current clients with the latest MediaСore version. The Mobile Web…
  • Microsoft Ups Storage 5,000% to 1 TB for Each Office 365 User

    Antony Maina
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    Microsoft bumped up its cloud storage increasing it from 20 GB to 1 TB for every Office 365 user. It also increased its Microsoft OneDrive from 7 GB to 15 GB. According to Microsoft’s data, out of every four people, three have storage of less than 15 GB on their PC. This storage boost has put Microsoft in the forefront when compared to Google and Dropbox, as far as free allocation goes. The Free Dropbox accounts get a sparing 2GB, even though it may be expanded through signing up friends. While Google may offer 15 GB free cloud storage, it includes Gmail, Drive and Photos. In addition,…
  • Apple and IBM partner to bring a ‘new class’ of business iPhone and iPad apps to enterprise

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Apple and IBM announced yesterday an exclusive partnership to transform enterprise mobility through a ‘new class’ of business apps – MobileFirst for iOS that will bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. The partnership aims to ‘address key industry mobility challenges’ by creating: a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and…
  • Google Drive for Work Takes on Dropbox with Unlimited Storage for $10 Monthly

    Antony Maina
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    For the first time ever, an unlimited storage has been offered by a cloud file storage service at entry level prices. Google has released the much anticipated Google Drive for Work which presents unlimited storage for as little as US$10 monthly. Since a Google Drive for Work account with less than five users is limited to 1TB storage as per user, it means that a business may spend up to $50. The incorporation of Quickoffice into the newly launched Drive grants a user the ability to not only open a Microsoft document, but also make changes to it in its innate format is a major drawcard. These…
  • Samsung Launches 4 Affordable Android 4.4 KitKat Galaxy Smartphones

    Antony Maina
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Samsung has recently launched four new reasonably priced smartphones: the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Star 2, and Galaxy Young 2. Although Samsung has not yet revealed the availability or pricing details of the smartphones, they are already hyped as ‘affordable’. All the newly launched Samsung smartphones run out-of-the-box android 4.4 KitKat. Further, all these smartphones with the exception of the Galaxy Ace 4 are dual SIM devices. According to Samsung Tomorrow, the Galaxy Ace 4 has been launched in LTE and 3G variants which both come with a slightly diverse set of…
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  • HTC J Butterfly Announced In Japan With One M8 Specs

    Simran Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    HTC has announced a new device in Japan named, HTC J Butterfly with the specs of One M8. Additional feature in this device is its dustproofness and waterproofness. HTC J Butterfly is powered By a Snapdragon 801 processor and is joined by 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LTE, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 Kitkat on board. There’s 13 MP rear and 5 MP front-facing camera bolted on the device.  It’s a good move from HTC that they used Megapixel sensor despite UltraPixel. HTC J Butterfly is revealed by KDDI, Japnese Carrier and official announcement will take place on August 19th HTC event in Tokyo.
  • LG G Vista Arrives At Verizon For $99 On Contract

    Simran Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:48 am
    After leaks and rumors, it has finally arrived at Verizon For $99 on Contract. There are other plans also like - $19.99 per month through Edge, or at $399 off-contract. LG G Vista powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, 3,200mAh battery, 8MP rear camera with laser autofocus, 1.3MP front camera, and runs Android 4.4.2. The LG G Vista has a 5.7-inch display at just qHD (that’s 540 x 960, not to be confused with QHD) covered in Gorilla Glass 3. Software wise it packs Knock Code for more secure and more personalized…
  • Pebble App Receives Update New UI Improvements and More

    Simran Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Pebble is rolling out new version of its Android App with version It consists many new improvements in the design and other fixes along with the tweaks in its design. New Improvements has made app more appealing to users with most of the bugs getting fixed. It has fixed the Time issue while changing the timezones. Thre are more changes which you can find below: Updated user interface for managing the connection to your Pebble In ‘My Pebble’ view automatically matches the color of your connected Pebble Corrects time updates when phone’s time zone changed Various…
  • Motorola Drops Moto G Price To INR 10,499 In India

    Simran Singh
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    For the first time, Moto G prices are slashed in India after its launch earlier this year. On Moto G 8 GB and Moto G 16 GB variant Motorola has slashed price for about INR 2000. earlier, Moto G 8 and 16 GB were available for INR 12,499 and INR 13, 999 from Flipkart which is official retailer of the Motorola phones in India. Motorola has slashed the price to tackle with the Xiaomi Mi3 sales. Earlier last week, Xiaomi went on sale in India via Flipkart and as per the sources it went out of sale in just 5 seconds. Xiaomi priced the Mi3 for just INR 13,999 watching the tremendous response to Mi3…
  • Download: 64 Bit Google Desktop Chrome Beta

    Simran Singh
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Google has made available the beta version of 64 bit Google Chrome Browser for Desktops. As promised few months ago, Google has finally served the 64 bit variant of its famous Google Chrome browser. Currently it is compatible with the Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems. IN order to install the 64 bit version you don’t need to uninstall the old version, it will upgrade your old chrome browser to 64 bit with same old settings and full stuff. As we know currently it is beta so there will be lot of bugs and issues. If you are going to install it then keep in mind that this…
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  • NO. WAY. ‘Limited volumes’ of sapphire iPhone 6 at launch?

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Much has been said about the iPhone 6, but Apple is doing a good job of keeping us guessing. One model uses sapphire crystal; they both use sapphire crystal. One model is launching in September; they’re both launching in September. For what it’s worth, TrendForce is sticking its beak in, suggesting that the sapphire display version of the iPhone 6 will arrive in “limited volumes” at first. Click here to read more...NO. WAY. ‘Limited volumes’ of sapphire iPhone 6 at launch? is a post from:
  • Attack of the Mini Mes: four ‘mini’ flagships

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In the world of non-Apple/Nokia smartphone manufacturers, there are several unwritten rules. One of those is that you must release several hundred Android phones per year, regardless of quality, demand or logic. A second rule states that all Android flagships should be accompanied by – if not immediately then at least eventually – a smaller version of said flagship. Let’s take a closer look at four of them, huh? Click here to read more...Attack of the Mini Mes: four ‘mini’ flagships is a post from:
  • Google Nexus 5, 16GB, £230 delivered @ mobilephonesdirect

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get this Google Nexus 5 deal @ mobilephonesdirect If you’re looking to grab the 16GB Google Nexus 5 SIM free, look no further than, where it’s currently going for £229.99. Sweet. For the record, the same phone will set you back £299 at Google Play. Click here to read more...Google Nexus 5, 16GB, £230 delivered @ mobilephonesdirect is a post from:
  • Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartWatch 3 launch date: September 3?

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    September is fast becoming one of the most interesting months in the mobile calendar, largely thanks to Berlin’s annual IFA conference, and not forgetting Apple’s inevitable Month9 shenanigans. iPhone 6, anyone? Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Sony, too, will likely unveil a whole bunch of new stuff the month after next, and indeed we’re hearing that it’ll hold its IFA 2014 press conference on September 3. Click here to read more...Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartWatch 3 launch date: September 3? is a post from:
  • HTC announces 19 August event: is the HTC One (W8) imminent?

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    HTC has sent out invites to its next big launch event, summoning the US mobile press to an event in New York City on 19 August. The wording of the invite doesn't give anything away, but top of the list of likely candidates are the HTC One W8 flagship Windows Phone and the rumoured Nexus 8 tablet. Click here to read more...HTC announces 19 August event: is the HTC One (W8) imminent? is a post from:
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    The App Times

  • How to Create Automatic Replies in Outlook 2013 for POP3, IMAP and Other Accounts

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    If you’re using Outlook 2013 at work, one of the handy features that you need to be aware of is Automatic Replies, formerly known as Out of Office Assistant. This feature comes into play when you are taking a leave of absence from work and want your email messengers to know that you won’t be […]No visits yet
  • Lets You Hone Your Foreign Language Skills Through Realistic Exercises

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Learning to speak one or more foreign languages is something that most people dream about, but never really get around to doing. Thankfully, today there are a large number of smartphone apps that make it easier to follow that dream. Duolingo is certainly one of the best apps out there as far as learning from scratch […](Visited 13 times, 8 visits today)
  • Game Review: Shadow Fight 2 Brings Realistic Kung Fu Fighting to your iPhone

    Steve August
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:47 pm
    In keeping with its name, Shadow Fight 2 continues the saga of a warrior hero, rendering combats between fighters who are displayed as shadows. With animation that flows like water across the screen, colors that engage, and movements that are lifelike, the game offers more than just a combative challenge. Shadow Fight 2 Game Review […](Visited 6 times, 3 visits today)
  • BrightExplorer Brings Tabbed Browsing to Windows File Explorer

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Windows File Explorer has come a long way since the days of XP, but even with the Ribbon interface, there’s one significant feature that’s truly lacking: a tabbed interface to access multiple directories from a single window. If you’ve been using Chrome, IE or other modern browsers, you know the convenient and effectiveness of tabbed […](Visited 10 times, 2 visits today)
  • 10 Awesome Android Wear Apps for your Smartwatches

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Its only been a month since Google launched Android Wear at its Developer Conference and there have already been a bunch of great apps that have been launched for the wearable devices. Whether you want to know when you have your next appointment or keep track of your fitness goals Android Wear apps will provide […](Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)
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  • Sony can’t stop! First leaks with the Xperia Z3 Compact

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    SOCIALBARREL - Social Media News, Technology and Marketing Tips We do know that Samsung is the most active manufacturer when it comes to smartphones, releasing new models every few weeks, but as for flagships, Sony seems to be aiming for the title. As you probably know, the company’s policy is to release a new flagship smartphone every six months, not after a one-year life cycle, like its main competitors. After the beginning of the year brought us the Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact, Sony has an event scheduled for this fall, where their new top notch device, the Xperia Z3, will be…
  • Another tablet from Amazon? New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, spotted!

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    SOCIALBARREL - Social Media News, Technology and Marketing Tips Even though they may have just launched their first smartphone, Amazon Fire, the retailer doesn’t take a break. According to some last hour rumors, a revamped version of one of their tablets is on its way! And it’s pretty powerful… It’s been a while since Amazon’s latest tablet hit the market, so we’re not that surprise after hearing this. But enough with the details, let’s see what these guys are up to! A gaming website spotted a benchmark for a Kindle tablet in the AnTuTu database, but…
  • Hello Moto! Motorola could make the Nexus 6

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    SOCIALBARREL - Social Media News, Technology and Marketing Tips Let’s face it, almost every tech enthusiast out there is curious about the Nexus line’s fate. I mean, where else can you find the perfect combination between an accessible price and top notch specs? When the rumors about Google’s plans to ditch the Nexus line and replace it with Android Silver started spreading, we were a bit skeptical, as we didn’t see any reason why such a successful project should be stopped, but fortunately, Google hasn’t confirmed anything yet, so we can still hope that the last…
  • Do’s and Don’ts of visual branding

    Saad B. Murtaza
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    SOCIALBARREL - Social Media News, Technology and Marketing Tips This article will give you the do’s and dont’s of effective visual branding but first up I need to convince you: Is visual branding even necessary? Sticking to the theme of this post, I’ll let these image disasters do the talking. GAP logo In 2012 Gap decided to give their logo a modern look only to change it back to the original logo after an uproar from the customers on social media. Most of the people believed that the original logo showed more class and represented the brand better than the new…
  • Top 3 undiscovered Social Media sites for Business Marketing

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    SOCIALBARREL - Social Media News, Technology and Marketing Tips With the explosion of the internet many businesses understand they need some type of online presence to stand out in the crowd.  It’s a great idea to use social media for marketing as you get to build relationships with your customers which in turn breeds trust and sales. Social media giants like facebook, twitter and linkedin are full of businesses doing exactly that, so it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But they aren’t the only places that you can market your business. Where better to do this that on…
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  • How to Spruce Up Your iPhone Screen

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Although we adore the countless features our iPhones possess, we don’t quite appreciate how quickly the iPhone screen gets scratched. Click here to check out Mashable’s unique tips and tricks to make your iPhone look as good as new.   The post How to Spruce Up Your iPhone Screen appeared first on mobiFriendly.
  • Who needs a wall charger when you can harness lightning?

    23 Oct 2013 | 11:58 am
    We’ve shared some pretty outrageous and awesome ways smartphone devices can be charged. This post is no different but perhaps, a little more extreme. Scientists from the University of Southampton with the help of mobile powerhouse, Nokia, are figuring out how harness the power emitted from a lightning bolt to charge a smartphone device, particularly, the Lumia 925. The thought of lightning may be a bit daunting but it has three advantages that most forms of electricity do not – it’s sustainable, readily available and renewable. Since getting a Lumia 925 out in the desert during an…
  • 40% of the World are ONLINE

    7 Oct 2013 | 3:49 pm
    The United Nations just released a report that in just a few short months, 40% of the world or 2.7 billion people will have online access, much in part to mobile broadband. As we have mentioned before, also by the end of 2013, the International Telecommuncation Union (ITU) projects that there will be 6.8 billion cellular subscriptions, so nearly a phone for every person on Earth. The ICT Development Index was also released which ranks 157 countries on levels of ICT access including skills and use. If you take a look at the map below, you can see that a majority of the world is above 2.33.
  • Most “Forward-Looking” iPhone Unveiled

    12 Sep 2013 | 3:50 pm
    This past Tuesday, Cupertino’s tech giant, Apple announced that not only 1 but 2 new iPhones would be on the market within the next couple weeks. Yesterday, I shared with you the much anticipated 5C also known as the “budget” iPhone. Today, I want to talk about the 5S – the newest generation of the iPhone we all know and love. The 5S comes in not 2 but 3 colors – space grey, white and the much talked about gold. As for looks, it is the same size and has the same aluminum body as its predecessor, however, the home button now has a “fancy” ring around it and not the square etched…
  • “Budget” iPhone Has Finally Arrived

    10 Sep 2013 | 4:18 pm
    For over 8 months, there has been lots of chatter about Apple releasing a budget iPhone. Typically, the iPhone has come with a price tag of $199 and up but within the next couple weeks, people can get their hands on an iPhone with half the price, starting at $99. The iPhone 5C has the same physical dimensions as the iPhone 5 (and soon to be 5S) but instead of an aluminum body, it’s made with silicon rubber and comes in 5 different colors: white, pink, green, yellow and blue. Other features include: 4 inch retina display Lightning connector A6 chip Steel-reinforced structure (Thankfully) a…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Customer Spotlight: How One Company Went from No CRM to Zoho CRM Power Users

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    “We had evolved our CRM from spreadsheets, to Goldmine CRM and finally to ACT CRM, but we knew we needed to move to a native cloud-based CRM” Three years ago Tonari Inc. knew it was due for a CRM upgrade having used a few different systems including Goldmine and ACT for several years.  However, having grown beyond the feature offering of those CRMs, Tonari was left operating without one all together. “Goldmine and ACT never really were good enough.  They had flaws in terms of reliability and of course there was the problem of not having access to our CRM everywhere.  About three or…
  • The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call

    Austin Talbert
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    ​By now, you’ve probably  heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week. If not, let me warn you. It is painful – incredibly painful.  And while I do feel awful for the customer, ultimately, the cancellation call from hell breaks my heart for a shocking reason. Listen to it again, and try not to empathize for the hapless agent and his cringe-inducing commitment to the Comcast way. This poor soul morphed, in eight short minutes and one tweet, from internal hero (revered and rewarded for his ability to continually face-off against tough odds and win) into the saddest…
  • Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.

    Aarthi Elizabeth
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company’s HR portal. His manager misses the request amongst other important emails. The approval is delayed and Jack is left uncertain about his forthcoming travel. Now, lets assume Jack’s travel gets approved eventually. He plans his lodging and other expenses for his trip, keeping the existing HR policy in mind. Upon returning, he attempts to have his expenses reimbursed, only to realize the HR policy had been changed well before his departure. This leads to unforeseen confusion. Approvals, reviews and announcements…
  • The Chart Picker Guide

    S B Saravana Bharathi
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Charts have the magical ability to transform abstract numbers into beautiful readable visualizations. Trouble comes when you have to choose the right chart, that could best visualize the data involved. We have come up with a chart-picker guide that will help you to choose the best chart for the occasion. Go ahead and make the right pick! Column/Bar Chart Pick this chart to compare data classified into discrete groups. Be it your sales in each quarter, or say scores comparison among teams. Stacked Column/Bar Chart This chart shows the contribution of individual stacks that make up the…
  • 5 Financial lessons from Game of Thrones

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Did you know that the Queen of England visited the Iron Throne a few weeks ago (almost sat on it too)? That’s the level of impact the show has made in just four years. Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy series which centers around the battle to capture the Iron Throne, the symbol for ruling over the seven kingdoms of Westeros. It has been universally acclaimed as the best series by fans and entertainment critics alike. Some fans even want the writers to be knighted (including me!). For those of you who have watched the show, there are some crucial finance lessons you can take away,…
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  • Facebook and the Potential of App Install Ads

    Sameer Singh
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    This quarter's results announcement from Facebook underscored a now familiar trend -- Mobile advertising revenues are skyrocketing while the desktop advertising and payments business remain in a holding pattern. Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research has a terrific collection of charts that summarize Facebook's financial picture. However, I disagree with his position Facebook's app install ad business.First, let's break down Facebook's revenue chart. Practically all of Facebook's revenue growth has been driven by mobile advertising, with other revenue streams showing mild declines. This trend has…
  • Benchmarking Xiaomi's Services Revenue

    Sameer Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The most important takeaway from Xiaomi's Mi-4 launch was the amount of media attention it received. In response, some have begun to question the validity of Xiaomi's proposed business model. Interestingly, Xiaomi has been fairly transparent revenue from services. We can use this to benchmark Xiaomi's monetization performance with other leading in services players.The chart above shows Xiaomi's monthly services revenue and the size of the MIUI user base. The data shows that Xiaomi's monthly services ARPU was flat from August to December 2013 even though their product mix has seen a shift…
  • Low-End Disruption in Consumer Markets

    Sameer Singh
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Disruption theory has become a very controversial topic of late. This is especially true for what some refer to as the "theory of low-end disruption". One of the most common misconceptions about "low-end" disruption is that it is only applicable to enterprise markets and not consumer markets. The goal of this post is to highlight examples of "low-end" disruption and value chain evolution in consumer markets and put to rest a few other common criticisms of the framework.Here's a brief overview of disruption or value chain evolution theory for those unfamiliar with the topic:Clay Christensen…
  • Analyst Estimates and the iPhone 6

    Sameer Singh
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple is widely expected to launch an iPhone with a larger screen later this year. As this is expected to be a major upgrade, analysts expect a mid-year slowdown in sales followed by a blowout holiday quarter. In line with this expectation, Canaccord Genuity has released their regional installed base and sell-through estimates. Data from 2010 to 2013 is estimated from Apple's actual sell-through numbers, while figures for 2014 and 2015 are projected. This data is could be useful to understand current regional trends and analyst tendencies.The chart above shows the iPhone's installed base from…
  • Xiaomi and the Premium Market

    Sameer Singh
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Flurry just posted some interesting data comparing Xiaomi's users to those of the iPhone and other Android smartphones. We already know that Xiaomi's users download roughly twice as many apps as iPhone and Android users, but now we also have comparative data on engagement and user demographics. This data paints a picture that is very different from the popular narrative surrounding Xiaomi, i.e. it only caters to low-end, price sensitive customers.While the engagement data is interesting, it merely confirms what we've already measured. The most intriguing part of Flurry's study was their data…
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    MoilePRwire: All News Releases

  • Mobile game Auction Wars goes FREE thanks to Storage King

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    The No.1 hit mobile game Auction Wars: Storage King is now free to download. The makers of the app, GameDigits Ltd., are pleased to announce that it is their partnership with the company Storage King that has made this possible.
  • Truck Stops Pro update for Android Released

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Version 2.95.5 of the Popular Truck Stops Pro App has been released for Android, making the highest user rated truck stop app on Google Play even better.

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    NexStreaming Corporation’s KineMaster is the only professional grade video editing app for Android devices. It is a perfect app for creating mobile movies with a professional touch.
  • KVAD Photo Studio Picture Editor is Available for iPhone

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    KVADGroup announces the availability of its comprehensive photo-editing content-rich tool KVAD Photo Studio for iPhone. KVAD Photo Studio is a powerful all-in-one image processing application for photographers of any level that contains basic and precise tools to provide multiple ways of retouching images.
  • Guitar Master Class - Currently Featured in the App Store

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Guitar Master Class is a comprehensive resource for learning both acoustic and electric guitar. Perfect for both beginners and advanced players, Guitar Master Class contains a variety of cutting edge tools, video lessons, and a free high quality tuner to assist users gain mastery over the instrument. Users can slow lesson videos down to half speed without changing the tonality, allowing them to learn at an easier pace. Detailed diagrams show users exactly where to place their fingers for chords.
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  • Getting Feedback For Your Mobile App

    Sylvain Gauchet
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Guest post by Ezra Siegel (Apptentive). Creating a mobile app takes a lot of hard work and success is never guaranteed. Even with ample time and money invested, app developers can still fail to build a successful mobile app. Commonly, app developers are never able to fully understand what their potential app customers want in a mobile app. Instead of creating a mobile app you think people will want to use, you need to build one you know people will want to use. The idea doesn’t have to be perfect from the start, but you need to be open to improvement and making fixes to your app. So how do…
  • App Previews (video on the iOS 8 App Store): thoughts and tips

    Sylvain Gauchet
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Video on the App Store. It’s (almost) here. It’s awesome for App Developers. One can’t help but wonder why it’s only coming now when the Google Play Store and the Amazon App Store have added it a long time ago. But it doesn’t really matter. After producing close to 300 promo videos and game trailers since we started Apptamin, we do have some thoughts about the App Previews that were introduced. And a few tips as well. Video on the App Store: a great tool for app developers If a picture is worth a thousand words…Video is the best thing next to actually…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Using Video for App Marketing

    Sylvain Gauchet
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:42 pm
    So you’re having a promo video for your app or a game trailer produced (by us?). Or you’re producing it yourself. You know why you’re doing it: if a picture (or screenshot) is worth a thousand words, imaging how powerful a video can be to show what’s unique about your app, etc. You probably already have several ideas on how you’re going to use it. But since you’re spending money and/or time on that video, shouldn’t you make sure you make the best out of it? Well, we’re happy to help you out with this. After all, it’s in our interest to prove you what we believe in: video is…
  • 6 advices from the App Promotion Summit in Berlin

    Sylvain Gauchet
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The App Promotion Summit I attended in Berlin was full of good tips. I can’t possibly summarize a whole day of presentations with just one post (and you’re missing out on meeting with everyone). But I can, however, let you know the main themes discussed and the advices that seemed to be coming back in several speeches. After sharing the insights from the previous APS13 in London, here are 6 lessons from the APS13 in Berlin. 1. It’s (still) about having a great app It’s not new, and everyone says it at each conference and event: you need a great app. Still, how many developers…
  • How To Find Early Beta Users For Your App

    Sylvain Gauchet
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:50 pm
    This is a guest post by Bobby Gill, founder of Blue Label Labs. Are you looking for beta testers to help you facilitate the initial features of your mobile app? Do you need to find early users to test and find bugs? Finding beta users who can provide critical feedback is one step to ensure your app is ready for the masses. And while your friends and family are a great place to start, they may not tech-savvy or be in your target market. In this post, you will discover how a few of the top apps found their early beta users and how you can do the same. #1: Reddit While you may know Reddit as the…
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    Idea to Appster

  • 4 Overlooked Tips for Better App Store Success

    Devin Turner
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    With the population of mobile apps soaring, it’s more difficult than ever to get your app noticed. Here are 4 easy way to improve your app store rankings.The post 4 Overlooked Tips for Better App Store Success appeared first on Idea to Appster.
  • Hot Apps Secret, Jelly and Yahoo Screen: Fad or For Real?

    Adam Sherbell
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:54 am
    We look at Secret, Jelly and Yahoo Screen, 3 hot apps and try to determine are they a Fad or For Real?The post Hot Apps Secret, Jelly and Yahoo Screen: Fad or For Real? appeared first on Idea to Appster.
  • Angelhack is coming to Brooklyn

    Adam Sherbell
    23 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    Angelhack continues its spring series Brooklyn style with a special appearance from Idea to Appster and Blue Label Labs founder Bobby Gill.The post Angelhack is coming to Brooklyn appeared first on Idea to Appster.
  • 16 Must-Follow Facebook Pages for Mobile App Marketing

    Istvan Fekete
    5 May 2014 | 12:03 am
    Here are 16 Facebook pages that you should follow for app marketing news, advice, and content.The post 16 Must-Follow Facebook Pages for Mobile App Marketing appeared first on Idea to Appster.
  • Why We’re Turning Our App Launch into a World Tour

    Bobby Gill
    2 May 2014 | 12:03 am
    We reveal the key lessons learned from the progressive release of Word Hack across the English speaking world.The post Why We’re Turning Our App Launch into a World Tour appeared first on Idea to Appster.
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  • New Year, New Us ~ New Sign! ~ Rebrand update

    Jess Bonish
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    One of the most exciting parts of this rebrand is seeing the physical transformation from our “old selves” to our shiny “new selves”. Last week I talked about our online transformation on our various social media platforms. This week we had our sign on the outside of our office changed over and it is thrilling that thousands of people will see it as they drive by our office every day. Our brand new sign on the outside of our building. Honk if you approve! Throughout the past few months we have branded a bunch of other items with our new logo and look. Here are a few…
  • iBeacons will Change Retail

    Chad Jones
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    One of the early uses of iBeacons was in Major League Baseball (MLB) for helping people to find their seats in stadiums. With the recent announcement by Hillshire that iBeacons showed at 20X increase in purchase intent (intent to purchase) products it really shows that iBecons will change retail. It will give the retailers the motivation to adopt the technology as well as the great features that will change shopping experiences. It has already been adopted by Macy’s and adopted in various forms by other stores. iBeacons are a technology that solve the problem of knowing exactly where a…
  • Company rebrand ~ A quick update

    Jess Bonish
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Back in February we unveiled our new company name to the world! It had definitely been exciting leading up to that point, and the unveiling topped that with all of the positive comments and support coming in from clients, friends, and family. We wanted to do a “soft launch” of our new brand name so we wouldn’t confuse anyone with the new name. Here is what we have switched over  since the big unveiling: Email accounts to be Facebook account Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ & YouTube account Email signatures Outdoor office sign Our new look! We are still…
  • A “Swift” justification

    Kumaran Vijayan
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), a new programming language was announced. A programming language is a language that allows a developer to construct an application. With a language developers can communicate with the device hardware to get it to perform tasks for us, like getting the user’s location using GPS, or display things to the user. The language used for iOS development up to this point has been Objective-C. Objective-C is an old language. Originally built in the 1980s, Objective-C is an extension of an even older language, C. Although Objective-C was…
  • “I read it in a book”

    Shane Giroux
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I have started reading a book titled Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders. I’ve been enjoying it immensely, but found myself falling for two “book learning” traps. 1) Getting excited for a book because it agrees with your worldview When I read the preface – which was by an author and leader whom I respect very much – I immediately fell in love. This wasn’t like those other management books which contained facile stories and analogies where everything turned up perfectly rosy in the end because people shared their feelings. This book acknowledged that…
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    iQmetrix :: intelligent retail

  • Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon's 'Video Shorts' Sell You Something on Every Video

    Beth Gulka
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Mashable reported Monday (July 28), on a new platform Amazon has created to merge e-commerce and online video watching. It's called "Video Shorts" (seen above). With the recent launch of the Amazon Fire smartphone, it's safe to assume Amazon is trying to introduce a means of competing with YouTube (owned by Google) on its own Amazon Fire OS. Mashable's Adario Strange noted that as it stands, "unlike YouTube, most of the videos (on Amazon Video Shorts) appear to be from companies with their own channels rather than individual uploaders." So this is primarily an advertising and e-commerce sales…
  • Daily Dose of iQ: Zappos Testing #AskZappos Social Commerce Service

    Jerome Valdez
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Yesterday (July 28), Inc. reported on a customer service first from Zappos, called Ask Zappos, which works like a personal shopper/concierge. "Customers can send images to an Ask Zappos personal shopper a number of different ways--from posting a picture to Instagram (with the hashtag #AskZappos) to attaching it to a text message," wrote Inc.'s Jill Krasny. "The Zappos shopper then uses the image to look up the product and deliver a set of shopping links." Posting an Instagram photo of the desired item with the #AskZappos feels a lot like the #AmazonCart Twitter service. Zappos is renowned for…
  • Daily Dose of iQ: Hilton to Let You Use Your Phone as Hotel Room Key

    Allan Pulga
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Engadget reported today that Hilton is launching a new program to allow customers to use their Android or iOS device to unlock your hotel room door. This may be the first commercial application of "Smart Lock" Bluetooth technology we've blogged about in the past. The room-access feature is one of many aspects Hilton intends to let guests control via smartphone. "Later this summer, a Hilton app will let you choose your preferred room, make special requests, check in and check out," wrote Engadget's Jon Fingas. "You'll only have to speak to staff when it's time to pick up or return your keys."…
  • Daily Dose of iQ: Verizon to Restrict LTE Speeds for Heavy 'Unlimited' Data Users

    Allan Pulga
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Gigaom reported this morning that starting Oct. 1, Verizon will throttle back LTE speeds on his heavy data users currently on unlimited plans. "What that means is that when the network gets crowded, Verizon will prioritize 4G customers who buy their data by the gigabyte over unlimited plan customers who fall into the top fifth percentile of monthly data usage," explains Gigaom's Kevin Flitchard. It's pretty clear Verizon doesn't want unlimited data users on its network.Kevin Flitchard, Gigaom Basically, Verizon wants to encourage its customers still on grandfathered unlimited plans to switch…
  • Australian Retailers Lag in Omnichannel Tech: Frost & Sullivan

    Allan Pulga
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    New research from Frost & Sullivan has found that fewer than 30% of Australian retailers currently offer a mobile site and only 21% have developed a mobile app to serve customers. The study, which polled 120 Australian Retail Association members, "also revealed that while Australian retailers are making progress in building their online capabilities, with over 50 percent now having a website, only 30 percent offered online purchasing capabilities," wrote ZDNet's Leon Spencer (July 24). Frost & Sullivan found that fewer than 30% of Australian retailers offer customers a mobile website.
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    App Champ

  • Slidely Show App Review

    Jove Welner
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Hey App Champers! If you’re into taking and sharing photos (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) there’s a new slideshow app on the block, and we can confidently say that it may rock your world. Slidely’s recent app addition, Slidely Show, allows you to take your favorite photos from your device’s camera roll and social media accounts and create share-able slideshows for your friends, family, and colleagues. How does it work? When you launch Slidely Show, you are able to collect photos from your linked social media accounts, camera’s device, and other sources. Mix and match your…
  • Best Sales Apps For iPad at 2014

    Jove Welner
    28 May 2014 | 3:25 am
      Your iPad should take orders from you to help you take orders for others. Sales reps today no longer rely on disorganized notepads and handwritten receipts for order-taking – they are quickly catching up with the times, and there are plenty of iPad apps on the market to help simplify order taking and tracking. We’ve rounded up the best of the best order-taking apps to help make life in sales easier for you and your team. Here are the best order-taking apps for iPad, complete with functions to help your team reduce order-taking mistakes, become more efficient, stay on top of…
  • WRNTY’s SupeRep To Increase Sales

    Jove Welner
    27 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    For all of you App Champs working in the sales industry, we’ve got a tool to help you skyrocket your sales. WRNTY, the leading sales app for catalog and order taking, has earned their reputation for good reason – using their apps, customers have experienced a 28 percent average increase in sales, 19 percent increase in orders, and 5 percent increase in order size. Furthermore, on average, WRNTY customers have seen admin costs go down 15 percent! Okay, so how does WRNTY do it? Their SuperRep app (currently the App Store’s most popular sales rep application) helps you with everything…
  • What are the best music apps of 2014?

    Jove Welner
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    In case you haven’t noticed, your smartphone has become your best friend and it is no exception when it comes to music in our life. Obviously you can listen to music (which explains the fact iPod sales are on decline every year), you can find new sources for new artists, you can create your own music and much much more. Here are our top music apps for 2014.   Shazam (Free; Multiple Platforms) I’ll start by stating the obvious – shazam is probably the best (and most popular) music app in the world. Any given list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it, but there’s no need…
  • Best Travel Apps of 2013?

    Jove Welner
    25 Dec 2013 | 10:00 am
    Apps are rarely more useful than when you’re travelling, everything’s new, you don’t have access to your computer, and are overwhelmed with information and possibilities. There are thousands of useful travel apps out there, but we’ve selected five of the stand-out travel apps of 2013 for our guide.   Tripadvisor The ultimate review site has launched an app which brings their user generated reviews to the mobile. Wherever you are in the world, the huge Tripadvisor database will include reviews of everything from hotels to restaurants, attractions to tours, and more. The app also…
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    Dice News » Mobile Development

  • Where Mobile Developers Should Be Looking for Jobs

    Susan Hall
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    It seems everyone wants a mobile app these days—even in traditionally low-tech industries like commercial fishing, construction and trucking. That means “a mobile developer with good skills can go anywhere he or she wants to—to any company in any geography,” says Chris Wood managing partner at Kansas City staffing firm Paige Technologies. While a lot’s been written about the strength of mobile games and the growing market for wearable technologies, there’s strong demand for mobile business apps as well. “There’s a really big push to find developers to work in enterprise-level…
  • 9 Things Mobile Developers Should Be Following

    Susan Hall
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    New developments fly at mobile developers to the point where it can be a full-time job to keep up. “Every year after (Apple’s) Worldwide Developer Conference, you have to spend a week watching the videos. If you don’t do that, everything you know is out of date,” says Eric Schweitzer, a Dice contributor and principal software engineer at Digitas Health in Philadelphia. Things aren’t much different for those who work with Android. Click here to find a mobile development job. Here, then, are some of the things you should be working with, or at least keeping an eye on, as you work to…
  • Mobile Developers Find Money in the Enterprise

    Mark Feffer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Mobile developers who want to make money should consider building enterprise apps: Those who target enterprise customers are twice as likely to earn real money as those going after consumers or professionals, according to a report from app and mobile researcher VisionMobile. The report, The State of the Developer Nation Q3 2014, says that more than two thirds of mobile app developers focus on consumers, 16 percent target the enterprise and 11 percent target professionals. The developers of enterprise apps have twice the odds of earning more than $5,000 per app, per month, and three times the…
  • Google Wants to Teach You How to Build Android Apps

    Nick Kolakowski
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Google wants to teach developers how to build safe, effective Android apps. Last week, Google launched an online learning hub titled, “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” Its courses—intended for students with “at least three years of programming experience” in Java or another object-oriented programming language such as Python—focus on the best practices associated with building mobile apps, and demonstrate how to craft an Android product from scratch. Click here to find Android-related jobs. While anyone can access the course videos and exercises for free, it costs…
  • Amazon Launches Back-End Services to Aid Mobile Developers

    Mark Feffer
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Amazon’s launched a series of services designed to support the back end of mobile apps, a move that some analysts say will reposition it as a top player in the space for Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS). The services, Amazon says, are designed to “to make it easier for developers to build, deploy, and scale mobile applications.” Find mobile development jobs here. One of them, Cognito, provides identity and data synchronization that lets developers authenticate users through popular public login providers, and then keep app data such as user preferences and game state synced between…
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    Neomobile Blog

  • Mobile traffic monetization: challenges and solutions

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Discover all latest facts & figures on the mobile advertising industry and it’s monetization challenges in our new article and infographic Mobile is finally in the center of the strategic vision of the global internet economy, both hardware and software vise. But smartphone and tablet penetration also boosted the volumes of mobile data traffic, urging the telecommunication market  to move rapidly toward data services. Let’s take a closer look at some of the latest mobile data traffic statistics, with its arising opportunities and challenges. Mobile data traffic: facts &…
  • Neomobile’s weekly roundup

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Top weekly news from the mobile & tech industry selected by Neomobile Facebook’s Revenue Soars On Mobile Ad Boom  Facebook’s flourishing mobile ad business helped the social network to report impressive second quarter results. Revenue was up 61% to $2.91 billion, as the company’s profit more than doubled to $791 million. When Facebook started selling mobile advertising space in 2012, not even the keenest optimists could have predicted how huge mobile ads would soon be for Facebook’s business. In each of the past six quarters, mobile ads contributed more then 90%…
  • Neomobile Brazil – Interview with Pietro Gianquinto

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    This week, we are pleased to present Pietro Gianquinto, the Brazil Country Senior Manager at Neomobile. Pietro will give us insight on what it’s like to work at Neomobile, and share his interesting observations about the mobile industry in Brazil. How did you arrive to Neomobile? After my work experience in Canada, I was looking for an opportunity to work in Italy and my friend, Claudia Curto, told me about a position that opened up at Neomobile for a media planner. I did five interviews and at the end the company decided to hire someone else. After 3 months they contacted me again for an…
  • Google counts on carrier billing as a mobile payment service

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Google offers carrier billing as a mobile payment option The development of the mobile commerce industry has also generated a parallel growth in mobile payment options. They range anywhere from direct billing to mobile NFC and digital wallets. One of key players in this industry is Onebip by Neomobile, a mobile payment service based on a payment system known as carrier billing, a payment method through which users can make purchases through their smartphone or tablet and pay directly from their phone bill. With Onebip, Neomobile offers a mobile payment option that gives application developers…
  • Neomobile’s weekly roundup

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Top weekly news from the mobile & tech industry selected by Neomobile Global Ad Spending Growth to Double This Year Advertisers worldwide will spend $545.40 billion on paid media in 2014, according to new figures from eMarketer. Total media ad spending will increase 5.7%, eMarketer projects, more than doubling its growth rate of 2.6% from a year ago. Source: Global Ad Spending Growth to Double This YearClick To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule   Apple Fails to Gain Traction in China’s Smartphone…
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    Sensor Tower Blog

  • Google Play Store Material Design And How It Will Affect App Store Optimization

    Sensor Tower
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Changes in operating system aesthetics affect ASO, so we are always on the lookout for what’s next. Google calls their next update Material Design. This post will explain what it is and how it will affect app publishers. We will also show you how you can preview the Google Play Store changes for yourself. What Is Material Design? Material Design will be available with the Android L update. It is a refinement of the UI and a move towards to a flatter and more intuitive framework. Although the final update is not ready yet, a prerelease version is available. We installed it and here is…
  • How To Find The Ideal Name Length For Your iOS App

    Sensor Tower
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    When we talk to app publishers about App Store Optimization (ASO), the topic of app names inevitably comes up. It can actually be a source of conflict in their organizations. If this is the case, they are always torn between two choices. The first choice is to only include the app name. This option is generally preferred because it is aesthetically pleasing. Not having keywords in the name of an app can also make it seem like the app is so popular that doesn’t need ASO. The second choice is to add several keywords to the name to take advantage of the ASO benefit. But this doesn’t…
  • Cost Per Install (CPI) Of Mobile Apps Continues To Rise

    Sensor Tower
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    We track various app marketing methods and we have noticed a steady rise in Cost Per Install (CPI) advertising. Some of the recent increases have actually been quite substantial. This post will show you what you can expect to pay and how quickly costs are rising. CPI will obviously vary, depending on the ad network. But these examples will give you a good overview. Overall CPI Increases First, let’s look at the overall increases across all categories. A recent report by Chartboost shows that the CPIs on their network increased modestly in June 2014. The average CPIs on Google Play…
  • Now Tracking Screenshot Localization In The Internationalization Analysis Module

    Sensor Tower
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
      Our Internationalization module is a great way to see how your app compares to other apps in the areas of localization and international user base. We recently made it even better by showing you which countries have localized screenshots. In this post, we will show you how access this information and how it can help you get more downloads. Localized Screenshots Tracking Enterprise customers will now see an additional column in the Internationalization module. When the icon is green, it shows that the screenshots have been localized for that country. A red icon shows that no…
  • Android Developer Resources - Programming And App Marketing

    Sensor Tower
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
      Regardless if you are just getting started with Android development or you are seasoned developer, you will always need to keep up with the latest technology (or figure out how a previous version worked). This post is a collection of Android developer resources that you can reference when you are building your apps. Android Development Google Resources Training – If you are new to Android development, this basic training guide will get you started. It will take you through everything from building your first app, to interacting with other apps, to managing the activity lifecycle.
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  • Lava Rolls Out Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update For Iris 504Q+

    Vivek Parmar
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Lava launched the Iris 504Q+ back in April this year and after three months, the Indian smartphone vendor has rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. The Android KitKat update offer an improved user experience through an enhanced user interface. A new dialer app has also been introduced in he update, it let users to automatically prioritize contacts according to the most frequently dialed numbers in the phone book. In addition to this, the battery life also improved & deliver better performance. Your phone will get a notification for the Android update or alternatively you can head…
  • Bharti Airtel Crosses 300 Million Customers

    Vivek Parmar
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    Airtel announced that it has crossed 300 million customers across its operators globally and it includes mobile, fixed line & DSL and DTH services. Earlier this year, the company crossed 200 million mobile subscribers mark in India. Airtel started its operation in 1995 and it reach 100 million customers mark in 2009. It crossed 200 million mark in 2012 and the latest 100 million customers have joined the Airtel family in less than two years. The Company ranks as the fourth* largest mobile service provider globally and second* largest globally outside of China. Commeting on the new…
  • LINE Gets “Hidden Chats” Feature

    Vivek Parmar
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    LINE introduces “Hidden Chats” features on its mobile apps for Android & iOS, these features are similar to Snapchat. The Hidden Chat feature allow users to set time limits to their messages and it will be disappeared after limited time. According to a press release, “Hidden Chats can be used in 1-to-1 chats between supported devices. A separate room exclusive to Hidden Chats is created and a filter attached to the messages makes it impossible to view the contents directly. Text, stickers, images, location info and contact info can be sent, and viewing limits of 2 seconds, 5…
  • Oplus XonPhone 5 First Impressions

    Vivek Parmar
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Oplus has launched the XonPhone 5 in India at an initial price tag of Rs. 7,999 and it is available exclusively through Snapdeal. It is an affordable smartphone in the sub 10,000 price range and it can easily compete with Motorola Moto E, Micromax Unite 2 A106, Lava Iris X1, Asus Zenfone 4 and Xiamo Redmi 1S. At the launch event, I managed to spend some time with XonPhone 5 smartphone and based on that time, I’m sharing first impressions with the device. Do Read: Oplus XonPhone 5 vs Motorola Moto E vs Micromax Unite 2 A106 Design And Build Quality At a first glance, the smartphone does not…
  • [Comparison] Oplus XonPhone 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Asus Zenfone 4

    Vivek Parmar
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Oplus launched the XonPhone 5 in India at Rs. 7,999 and it is available exclusively through Snapdeal. At such a price range it will compete with Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Asus Zenfone 4. Apart from Xiaomi Redmi 1S, both devices ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. In this post I’m comparing Oplus XonPhone 5 with Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Asus Zenfone 4 in terms of specifications & sharing discounted pricing too. Do Watch: Oplus XonPhone 5 First Look Oplus XonPhone 5 features a 5-inch HD IPS OGS display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels at 320 ppi and it is powered by 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582…
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  • Top 8 Benefits of Mobile Applications for the Energy Industry

    Coco Jaenicke
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    Back in 2012, Exxon-Mobil released The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 report, which laid out some of the things to expect in the energy industry for the next 25 years. Though the report was published two years ago, its forecasting remains accurate. One of the report’s big predictions involved natural gas and its sudden growth. Rapid advancements in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling technologies in the last 10 years have doubled the amount of recoverable gas. These fracking hot spots have popped up in unexpected places all around the world, and in order for gas…
  • Snapchat Probation Raises Mobile App Security Concerns

    Coco Jaenicke
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    The popular mobile app Snapchat settled a lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this year after being accused of deceiving its users. Snapchat promises its users secure image and video sharing; you can send images and videos through the app without worrying about them being saved or shared, because the files “disappear forever” within 10 seconds or less. Apparently, the app isn’t nearly as secure as it has made its users believe. The investigation uncovered that Snapchat collects a great deal of unencrypted personal data, which users can then access through…
  • No Mobile App is an Island

    Coco Jaenicke
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Just like man, no mobile enterprise app is an island. Chances are, your organization plans to roll out additional apps in the future, or perhaps another department already has one (or three) in development. When building a mobile enterprise app, it’s easy to focus only on the project at-hand, particularly if deadlines are short. But it’s important to think of future apps your team might develop, as well as those in the works across the entire company. Each app will share the same IT resources, back-end systems, and security infrastructure, and your app development tool should…
  • Anticipate Success – Ensure Your Mobile App Can Grow with You

    Coco Jaenicke
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Success can be a double-edged sword when it comes to enterprise mobile apps. Growth is good – and expected – but high adoption rates can put a strain on servers and back-end systems. This growing pressure can prevent the roll out of successive versions, which can stall app development for good. To ensure this “champagne problem” doesn’t plague your organization, it’s vital to anticipate these growth issues during the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) process for mobile app tools. Often, supporting rising app usage is left to a centralized Ops department that…
  • Ask the Right Questions to Ensure Data Security

    Coco Jaenicke
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    What was your high school mascot? What was the make & model of your first car? What’s the name of the street you grew up on? When you think about “security questions,” these are likely the type that come to mind – a few gatekeeping questions to get back into a website when you’ve forgotten your password. But “security questions” mean something entirely different to Line of Business (LoB) and IT managers creating Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for mobile app tools. For the LoB manager, app security might not be a top priority, particularly when…
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  • Download Sahifa v4.3.1 – Responsive WordPress theme

    Sumit Gahlawat
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Download Sahifa wordpress theme. Sahifa v4.3.1 is a Responsive WordPress News, Magazine and Blog wordpress theme. Sahifa wordpress theme is one of the most popular magazine wordpress theme on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Download The7 WordPress Theme. The7 v4.3.0.1 is a responsive multi-purpose wordpress theme. The7 wordpress theme is one of the most famous themes on themeforest. It is running on more than 13 k... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Matte Vs. Glossy Screen Protector: Which is Best for you?

    Sanand Karwa
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Posted by Sanand Karwa on Mobile JuryWe use our smartphones all the day. The mere thought of parting from one’s smartphone can give goosebumps to many. We use it so much that most of us have fallen in love with our current smartphone. We try to take good care of it. Some do that by installing anti-virus apps, while the others like do that by keeping it snappy and clean. All goes fine until we hit a roadblock while selecting a type of screen protector to install on its large gorgeous display. Is it matte-finish screen guard, or the glossy scratch guard? Both will keep your display…
  • Motorola Moto E vs Asus Zenfone 4

    Nikhil Narkhede
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Posted by Nikhil Narkhede on Mobile JuryOne of the first kitkat branded smartphone in the budget of around Rs.7K was Moto E. It created an impact because of the latest OS. While the ASUS Zenfone 4 is one of the latest addition from the ASUS. The price of both these smartphones is almost same.There might be a lot of confusion for the buyers, which one to buy? We have done a lot of research about these smartphones. It was a tough fight between both these smartphones. Lets us see who are the winners in particular features of these smartphones. Please note that we are comparing Moto E (XT1022)…
  • Top 7 Android HD Phones under 15000 Rs- Affordable smartphones with sharp display

    Sanand Karwa
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Posted by Sanand Karwa on Mobile Jury Gone are the days when people didn’t care much about the quality of their phone’s display. The tiny displays of legacy phones have evolved to ones boasting 16.7M colors and high-definition, full-HD, and even quad-HD resolution. While having a display resolution of 3840×2160 pixels on a small 5-inch display makes no sense to me, I also find phones having 5-inch or larger displays with low resolution(less than 720p) to be unusable. After all, it is the display which you will be looking at all day long. So, if you are like me and don’t…
  • Features of Jolla phones and Sailfish OS that you need to know

    Nikhil Narkhede
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Posted by Nikhil Narkhede on Mobile JuryYou must be really freaking out about this word “Jolla”. It is none other than a mobile manufacturer company`s name. We think that the name is inspired from the Jolly mood! So we are expecting jolla phones soon in India. The jolla mobile will be equipped with the Sailfish OS. Really fascinating names, isn’t it? Is it going to revolutionary? Does it have an upper edge over the others in the market? Well, lets solve the mystery of jolla and get to know more about its features.The birth of JollaIt was born in 2011 when the passion of its founders in…
  • Upcoming Android L Phones

    Mitesh Sonigra
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Posted by Mitesh Sonigra on Mobile JuryAndroid L was launched last month at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. The official launch date is not yet announced but it is expected to release by the end of September or later this year.With the highly improved User Interface under the name of Material Design, Android L is expected to win hearts. Apart from that, Google also worked on improving the battery life (Project Volta) and supporting 64-bit chips.Knowing the features of Android L and the approximate release date, you might be wondering if your phone will get the taste of…
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    App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps

  • Game Video Review: World of Tanks Blitz (iOS)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    World of Tanks Blitz: Graphics: 95 Game play: 98 Sound: 85 Unique value: 92 Overall Score: 93 App Store link: The post Game Video Review: World of Tanks Blitz (iOS) appeared first on App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps.
  • Game Video Review: FEEDING TIME (iOS)

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Cool graphic is just the beginning. Even better thing about Feeding Time is well balanced game play. The post Game Video Review: FEEDING TIME (iOS) appeared first on App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps.

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    ComboApp has just announced the launch of ComboStore, a “one stop checkout” mobile app marketing super-store designed to assist app owners and mobile developers leverage... The post COMBOAPP LAUNCHES COMBOSTORE appeared first on App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps.
  • Game Video Review: Smacky Cars (iOS FREE)

    28 May 2014 | 11:25 am
    Again, with Smacky Cars everything is about insanely good game play. It is really hard to achieve good score. Frustration starts once you figure out that almost everyone in the world is better than you! The post Game Video Review: Smacky Cars (iOS FREE) appeared first on App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps.
  • Sweet Pix Quick (App Review)

    24 May 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Can you imagine how nice it would be if the pictures you’ve just taken with your phone came to your address printed and ready to... The post Sweet Pix Quick (App Review) appeared first on App Video Reviews, Game Reviews, Best iPhone and Android apps.
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    The App Store Chronicle: Showcasing Amazing Tech

  • Somebody Finally Created A Better Vaccine

    Michael Sitver
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Needles hurt…but more than that, they’re just a bit scary. The idea of a doctor shoving a centimeter-long syringe into your arm, filled with who-knows-what, is just not comforting. Luckily, one company has redesigned the syringe, to make the process nearly painless, and intuitive. The new syringe is called the “vacc-stamp”. It’s a round, flat piece of plastic that reminds me a bit of some of the wearable electronics I’ve used. It’s as non-threatening as things can look. It also has some nifty features. The name “Vacc-Stamp” comes from the…
  • Top 25 Most Annoying Email Newsletters

    Michael Sitver
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Here at The App Store Chronicle, we try to make all of our emails helpful. Sadly, many major companies don’t share our values, and in return, people flee their email lists at the first opportunity. Who are the worst offenders? Who makes the worst, most annoying, or boring email newsletter? We’ve gone through the data to find the 25 worst email newsletters. #15 Runner’s World Running may be an enjoyable activity, but it’s really not that interesting to read about. Nearly 40% (39.50%, to be exact) of Runner’s World readers opted out of their emails, when given the chance. #14…
  • Quiz: How Well Do You Know Google?

    Michael Sitver
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    I see you, with your Android phone, and your Google watch, and your Google Glass. You think you know everything there is to know about Google. Well, prove it. Show what you know with our ultimate Google Trivia quiz. This quiz is meant to challenge even the most devoted Google fans. So give it a shot, and see how well you know Google. And once you get your score, see what level you are, in the guide below. Rule: I do have one stipulation. Tweet your level. Show your friends how right, or wrong you are. Show your inner Google. SEE LEVELS BELOW QUIZ.   View Survey 1 correct: Caveman…
  • Arriving Soon: Your Personal Helicopter

    Michael Sitver
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Flying cars. They never really took off, despite dozens of attempts. Still, the concept is really appealing. Could we build a vehicle that can bypass the busy roads, and fly us directly to our destination? I believe that by 2030 (probably earlier), there will such a product, but it won’t look like every other attempt over the past 60 years. Here’s why, and how we’ll have flying cars by 2030. Barriers The idea for flying cars has been popular for over 60 years. So why haven’t we built a successful one yet? There are a couple of main barriers that have set us back.
  • Living With a Self-driving Car [Video]

    Michael Sitver
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:51 pm
    What’s it like to carry out your life in a self-driving car? A Google video crew rode along with one of Google’s early testers, to document what it’s like. Watch a Google employee get groceries, and more (it’s more interesting than you think). Also about [secret] Google Technology Learn about Project Loon (Videos). Learn about Google’s ambitious effort to blanket the world in Wifi. Learn about Project Tango. Read about Google’s innovative smartphone project, and how it will affect you. What Google did in its first fifteen years. A birthday wrapup of all…
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    Slick Text's Text Marketing Blog

  • Text Message Marketing Ideas for Haunted Houses

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Halloween is a ghouly time of the year that is celebrated  by millions of people across the united States. It is a holiday especially enjoyed by the younger crowd, since bags are filled with candy as they don their favorite character themed or scary costumes. But, trick-o-treating is only one of the fun festivities that is participated in at Halloween. Haunted houses are a special treat for the older kids and of course adults. Although many haunted houses do not think that text message marketing is something that can be useful to their establishment, this couldn’t be further from the…
  • The Text Marketing Push: 5 Tips for Success

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Having a company working on your side with text marketing is a good idea, but only when the right company has been selected. SlickText is one of those companies that makes it enjoyable to conduct and create new campaigns tailored to your business needs. But, they can do so much without your help in the matter. When you want text message marketing success, make sure that the 5 tips below are being executed. An Incentive Offering an incentive gives a consumer more reason to sign up to receive messages from you; offer and they will accept. Not only do you gain more names for your list, consumers…
  • E-Commerce Text Marketing Strategies

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Ready to put text marketing into full effect at your e-commerce store? There are a few things that you need to keep in mind. First, make sure that you have a promo code that you include in your auto-reply. Do not make the same keyword for the online program. When a promo item or an incentive is created it draws more interest and gaining more names and numbers to the marketing list is something that you can do. Do not forget that text marketing is permission based. This means you need to have something, in writing, giving you the permission to send messages. If you market your messages to…
  • Getting Personal With Text Message Marketing

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Text message marketing is one of the most personal forms of communication with a customer any business can maintain. Most people text their friends and family members on a regular basis, so what better way to get personal than with text message marketing? As long as your campaigns have the needed combination of professionalism, value and personality, it can work for building personal relationships and lasting and loyal customers who frequent your brand. One of the biggest factors in conducting a successful campaign that enables you to enjoy personal customer relationships is how in-depth you…
  • Fun with Text Message Marketing Emoji’s

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been 20 years since the Internet began bringing us virtual goodness. That time has brought a number of changes, and since the times of Web 1.0 we have come a long way. No longer are we limited to a few colors or a few types of content for the web page as what we once were. Now we can watch movies on demand with a few clicks of the mouse, text and talk to our friends using special apps and so much more. The internet is now a more attractive, worthwhile place to be with something for everyone to enjoy. But, as with most things, it becomes boring fairly quickly, and to keep the interest…
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    Enterprise Mobility News, Strategy and Blog Post

  • Which CMS is better suited for your business?

    Ripal Vyas
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Not very long ago, when the internet was still searching for an impact on technology, website design was a niche category. There were a handful of developers who could help you take your presence online, whether it was personal or business. The extent of the website directly met the user’s technical capability. As users started ...
  • iPhone 6 – The buzz, the hype and what the tech world is expecting from Apple this time

    Ripal Vyas
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Following the tradition of iPhone releases, this time around too, hype and rumors are doing its round just before the arrival of iPhone 6. Endless predictions, rumors, leaked images, analysis, debates, surveys, and what not, the Internet is awash with all sorts of propaganda. If the media reports are to be believed, the release would ...
  • Drupal 8 – The Developer Favored CMS Aims to Win Over the Masses

    Ripal Vyas
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    The past decade has seen the rise of Content Management Systems based on various open-source platforms. These systems have played a huge role in bridging the gap between tech savvy programmers and novice users. The year 2001 marked the arrival of Drupal, an open-source CMS framework written purely in PHP. The beginning of Drupal was ...
  • Why Apple Swift is the Next Big Thing for iOS Developers?

    Ripal Vyas
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    The moment Apple announced a brand new programming language alongside a new version of Xcode, Swift has undoubtedly become a buzzword. Not only iOS developers but also Apple fan boys want to know what is so fascinating about Apple’s brand new programming language. If you look back at last year’s WWDC, Apple focused on design ...
  • 5 Ways to Make your Sales Team More Productive

    Ripal Vyas
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
      The most important aspect of any business is the selling of a product or a service. Though, there is more than one department involved in running a successful venture, it can be safely said that the crux of them all comes down to sales. How then do you manage your sales teams to stay ...
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    Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets

  • 6 Reasons Why the Samsung S5 Is Better Than the S4

    Carlo Sanna
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    6 Reasons Why the Samsung S5 Is Better Than the S4 - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets When Samsung releases a smartphone, the whole industry takes notice. The iconic brand produces some of the only devices that compete strongly 6 Reasons Why the Samsung S5 Is Better Than the S4 - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
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    Carlo Sanna
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    Media Exaggerations - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets Television, Radio, and Newspapers are the three major sources of information for the majority of people, excluding the internet. But even though Media Exaggerations - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
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    Carlo Sanna
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    Creating Silk Flower Arrangements - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets Having a vase of flowers in your home can accent a table, brighten a dark corner, or add a touch of elegance. Creating Silk Flower Arrangements - Android Pads - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
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    Mobile Commerce Blog - SeeMore Interactive

  • 3 Biggest Changes That Will Influence Mobile Marketing (Infographic)

    Nick Paul
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    The mobile landscape is changing in a radical manner with each passing year. According to a new study by FunMobility, 2014 is going to be a game changing year for mobile marketing. Every marketer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How B2B Mobile Commerce Makes Order Management Efficient?

    Nick Paul
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    Mobile technology has gone mainstream in B2B. With mobile commerce, distributors can now make order management more efficient. This will improve backend efficiency and deliver a customer experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How iOS 8 will Transform Mobile Commerce?

    Nick Paul
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Apple has made a lot of improvements in its latest operating system, iOS 8. Developers can now use this version of Apple’s OS and consumers will soon be able to use it in the fall. The innovations... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Nick Paul
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    The largest food truck fest in the Midwest is back with more tasty treats for the people. If you want to have great fun and satisfy your taste buds you cannot miss out the 4th Annual Columbus Food... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Trends That Will Shape Your Mobile Marketing Campaign

    Nick Paul
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    This is a time when mobile has started to meet the expectations of the consumers. Even though every retailer is not yet ready to serve their customers with mobile experience, but most of them are in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    MentorMate • Mobile & Web, Applied.

  • The MentorLink July 2014

    Alex Krasny
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Welcome to MentorLink, a roundup of new and interesting things going on at MentorMate recently! MentorMate now employs over 200 talented people in 5 cities across 2 continents! With that many unique and talented individuals there are plenty of cool things to share. New Team Members First and foremost, we are happy to welcome 14 new team members to the MentorMate team. We added twelve development and QA specialists in Bulgaria and two mobile developers in our US office! It has been fun getting to know them and making our family that much bigger. Bulgarian Baby Benefit Speaking of adding…
  • Why Moto 360 is better than Google Glass

    Andy Forsberg
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    There’s a reason that during this year’s Google I/O conference a large wave of disappointment moved throughout the audience when they announced that the Moto 360 would not be ready until later this summer. There’s also several reasons Moto 360 is better than Google Glass and they are as follows: Moto 360 Does not make you look ridiculous Allows you to order pizza in less than 20 seconds Makes you look more suave Does not creep people out Does not introduce security & privacy concerns Is socially acceptable Makes you feel like a secret agent Has natural touchscreen interface Does…
  • What Retailers Need To Know About iBeacon Technology

    Ryan Blake
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Retailers find themselves battling online competition for their shrinking share of the market. In a time where 19% of shoppers leave a store to shop online for lower prices, some believe the retail industry is endangered. But now, new technology may provide a way for brick-and-mortar stores to fight back. The technology, called beacons, are low-cost hardware sensors small enough to keep concealed within a store. They are designed to wirelessly communicate through Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) with mobile devices within a specific range. These sensors can transmit messages or prompts directly to…
  • The Global Game in a Mobile World: Five Ways Mobile has Changed the World Cup

    Alex Krasny
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Tech geeks aren’t always the biggest sports fans, but even we can get pretty excited about an event like the World Cup. Besides the suspense and spectacle of the games themselves, there’s something stirring about watching a truly global event, something you know the rest of the world is watching too. It’s hard to determine exact numbers for global television viewership, but the best estimates make a strong case that the final game of the 2010 World Cup was the most watched event in human history, the one time more of us watched the same thing, at the same time. But soccer means…
  • Digital Currency in Nairobi Kenya

    Björn Stansvik
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Get a few mobile designers talking about how mobile is changing cities, and chances are we’ll start telling you about how some thrilling new technologies will change urban life: smart energy grids that use data from mobile users, say, or self-driving cars coupled with efficient traffic management through the cloud. The mobile metropolis you would hear about would almost certainly be a rich city in the developed world, full of glass and steel. It would probably sound nothing like Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya That might just be a mistake on our part. We’ve been reading a lot about the use…
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    My Windows Phone

  • Touch Up Your Self Portraits with the Perfect Tool Facetune for Windows Phone

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Even the best looking models and the most glamorous men and women in the world need a touchup when it comes to their photos. Facetune is a cool app for Windows Phone that promises to let you do professional quality touchups of your portraits and selfies for little or nothing. Got a blemish on your face or are your teeth not white enough for your liking? Just make use of the features in the app and you’re all ready to dazzle the social world where your images are sure to land up. Perfect smiles, beautiful skin, penetrating eyes, a hair salon, and even the ability to reshape your facial…
  • Microsoft App Live Lock Screen Lands on the Windows Phone Store with a Beta Tag

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    All Windows Phone 8.1 users can now get their hands on Microsoft’s just released lock screen app called Live Lock Screen. If you want to add a bit of color and animation to your normally boring lock screen, this app’s a pretty good one to switch to (despite the fact that its currently in beta). The app lets you pick from one of six new lock screen layouts each of which have a unique design. The layouts display the date, time, notifications along with a unique unlock animation. You can also set the lock screen to cycle between multiple background images from your photo collection to keep…
  • Airyware Tuner Goes Free on myAppFree for Windows Phone

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Tuning your musical instrument is a task in itself. Airyware Tuner is a fine Windows Phone app that makes the job easy for you. Thanks to its impressive feature list that includes instant reaction, scientific precision, waveform inspector, and needle/strobe dual view, you can play a note on your musical instrument, and the app will show you how out of tune your instrument is. This app is normally available for $4.99, but thanks to the deal with myAppFree, you can pick it up for the price of nothing. That’s right! the app is absolutely free starting today it will continue to remain free with…
  • Flipagram for Windows Phone Lets You Create Video Stories From Your Photos

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    You’ve shared your personal photos with the world, so how about taking a new approach to sharing those same photos? Flipagram for Windows Phone lets you create short video stories of your Facebook, Instagram and Camera Roll photos, add some peppy background music to them and share them with the world. To do this, you need to select the necessary images from Facebook, Instagram or your Camera Roll, sort the images in the order you’d like them to appear, choose a title, select a music theme and set the timing between the photo transitions. You have the option of customizing the fonts,…
  • Samsung Releases ATIV BizCard for Windows Phone

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    The fact that Noika releases its own set of apps for its range of Lumia devices is no surprise, but when Samsung does that, one tends to sit up and take notice. After all, Samsung is well known for focusing on its Galaxy apps for Android devices. Nevertheless, the company has launched a business card reader for its Windows devices called ATIV BizCard. The app uses the camera on ATIV phones along with optical character recognition in order to scan a business card. Alternately, users can use the camera flash, manually click a photo, or make use of a previously snapped photo from the gallery to…
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  • Ms. Splosion Man XAP File Windows Phone

    kevin peter
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Ms. Splosion Man XAP File Windows Phone | 207 MBYou got a problem? Yo, she’ll splode it.  At the Big Science after-party celebrating the capture of Splosion Man, a spill of champagne shorts out the safety protocols on the splosionatrix and from it emerges Ms. Splosion Man.Read more »
  • Dark Way Down XAP File Windows Phone

    kevin peter
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Dark Way Down XAP File Windows Phone | 9 MBOur hero finds himself surrounded by darkness with only a few shards of light to guide his steps. Jumping from darkness to light is no easy task, and sometimes the harder you try to escape, the deeper you go.Read more »
  • CNBC XAP File Windows Phone

    kevin peter
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    CNBC XAP File Windows Phone | 3 MBStart watching full episodes of CNBC’s popular Business Day and Prime shows right on your mobile device. Access the latest in business news with Mad Money, or watch back-to-back episodes of The Profit and American Greed. Just log in with your cable or satellite provider account and start enjoying CNBC shows anywhere and anytime.Read more »
  • Thermostat by Netatmo XAP File Windows Phone

    kevin peter
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Thermostat by Netatmo XAP File Windows Phone | 1 MBDiscover the Netatmo Thermostat for Windows Phone and its app!A Netatmo Thermostat is required. Find out more about the Netatmo Thermostat at your energy consumption directly from your smartphone with the Netatmo Thermostat app!Read more »
  • Netatmo Weather Station XAP File Windows Phone

    kevin peter
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Netatmo Weather Station XAP File Windows Phone | 3 MBDiscover the first made for Windows Phone Personal Weather Station and its App!A Netatmo Weather Station is required. Find out more about the Netatmo Weather Station at more »
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    The New cellular Phones Coming out

  • The New White BlackBerry Passport coming soon, officially confirmed

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    White BlackBerry Passport coming soon, officially confirmedI think the White BlackBerry Passport would stand out more if just the keyboard was in white and bezels on the sides of the screen and top bezel where in black. I really like the design of the Passport, and I think the touch sensitive keyboard is a really neat idea. I’d love to be able to pick one up, but realistically I probably won’t. My Z30 does what I need and it’s still in great cell phones coming out The Passport fills a very specific need & is a nice addition to their line-up. I feel they need something more…
  • New Samsung Galaxy Alpha pictures leaked, sepcs: 4.7-inch display and metal frame

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    New Samsung Galaxy Alpha pictures leaked, sepcs: 4.7-inch display and metal frame The new New Samsung Galaxy Alpha really looks like the galaxy s2(international version) with the more squared off look which isn’t bad. I like the metal sides and the flash arrangement. New cell phone coming out According to SamMobile reports, new Galaxy Alpha Coming out will have a 4.7″ HD display, 32GB of storage, no microSD, fingerprint scanner, and Exynos processor for select markets. Totally agree on the phone size! I just want the best specs in a phone I can stick in my front pocket!  If that…
  • New Nokia Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1 AT&T launch on July 25th for $99.99

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    The New AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 will be launch on July 25th for $99.99. Phone features great and comes with windows 8.1 relly great this phone is a real smartphone. Also its a good starting phone and easy to use. Nokia phones are notably good. Durable, excellent cameras, and colourful. Nokia Lumia 635 specs:- 4.5-inch FWVGA display, ClearBlack LCD, Gorilla 3- quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor- 512MB of RAM- 8GB of internal storage- support microSD cards up to 128GB- Battery: 1830mAh- Windows Phone 8.1- Lumia 635 LTE single-sim The device is available with AT&T Next 18 for as…
  • New Nexus 6 phone coming out

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    New Nexus 6 phone coming out We really do know that it is so earlier to talk about the Google Nexus 6 and expect things, but actually we won't expect things but we will provide the right information about this new upcoming Nexus 6. It is expected that Google will announce it in a few months from now. But, this new upcoming phone has made a buzz in the Internet. In this current, we find that Gizmodo site has told that Google loves LG for its flourished experience with Google especially after Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, that is why Google has chosen LG company.Is really the Google Nexus 6 coming out…
  • New ZTE Nubia Z7 Coming out soon, Specs and Price

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Since a year ago, we had heard about this phone. But now with trustful information this phone will be released soon from an awesome Chinese company which is "ZTE". This new ZTE Nubia Z7 phone coming soon has special and design and amazing options and if we take a deep observation we could find that this Chinese phone is a extraction of LG G3 (the slim frame) and HTC One M8 (wonderful chassis). There are lot of rumors that say this new ZTE phone which is Nubia Z7 will be one of the most powerful competitor for Apple and Samsung also HTC and Sony phones in the last months in 2014. Do you think…
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    Mobiespy Blog

  • How To Hack Into Someones Cell Phone?

    Kanika Batra
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Let’s start with a simple question – Why do you want to hack someone’s cell phone? Who are you doubtful about? Is it your kid, the significant other or an employee? Though, we know children are the major cause of worry because, they often lie or might tell the partial truth which create troubles for […]
  • Top 5 Apps To Spy On Your Spouse Android Phone

    Kanika Batra
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Well, it’s always advisable, all the misunderstandings in a love relationship will be solved if we speak to our partner about it. But the grandma’s famous tip doesn’t work, when a partner has a sinking feeling in the heart of being deceived. When it seems everything is slipping out of your hands it’s time to […]
  • 4 Reasons Why Husbands Cheat Their Wives

    Kanika Batra
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    “If “Happy Ever After” did exist, I would still be holding you like this” - Adam Levine Only fortunate people end up with a happy ever after; while one may strive to make their relationship work, most of them don’t! Getting cheated on is one of the worst experience to get over with; the most […]
  • Can WhatsApp Be Spied Without Downloading Any Software?

    Kanika Batra
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    WhatsApp is huge when it comes to messaging applications! There have been many apps introduced and launched before and after WhatsApp, but nothing compares with it. With every other spy software claiming to spy on WhatsApp, there is one question that bothers the minds of many – Can WhatsApp Be Spied Without Downloading Any Software? […]
  • Selling Lies: How Cell Phone Spy Software Traps You

    Kanika Batra
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    I would like to start here with a little question, “What are your expectations when you purchase a spy software?”Most of the readers would agree to the fact that they feel cheated after they purchase a spy software. Why? because none of them works the way they tell you; some say they offer advanced spy […]
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    DJs Mobiles

  • Sony PlayStation 4 receives version 1.75 firmware update

    John Devadoss
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Sony is rolling out the version 1.75 firmware for its PlayStation 4 gaming console. The main new addition in this update is the support for 3D Blu-ray movies. Check out all the new features you can expect on your PlayStation 4 after the break.Playback of Blu-ray 3D is now supported.Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos.System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen.[Featured Content] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic…
  • [Android app] LinkedIn updated (3.4) with redesigned profile pages and more

    John Devadoss
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    LinkedIn for Android has been updated to version 3.4 with redesigned profile pages and a simplified editing experience. LinkedIn is a social network for professionals, which helps you manage your professional profile and help you discover new career paths.You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link: Download Price Free Requirements Varies with device Along with the above mentioned features, the update also lets users see who has viewed their profiles and what they may have in common with said viewers. It goes to show…
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2 receives second Dark Ages update on iOS and Android

    John Devadoss
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been updated  to version 2.5.1 for iOS and Android which brings the second installment of the Dark Ages update to the game. This means you get quite a bit more medieval-themed  content to enjoy on your plant tower defence gaming, including ten new levels along with the debut of multiple plant and zombie units.You can download the update directly on your device through its respective App Store or by using the following link Android iOS Download North America (NA) Rest of World (RoW) Price Free Free Requirements Android 2.3 or greater iOS 5.1.1 or greater Part…
  • [Android app] StumbleUpon updated (4.0) with new navigation, SMS sharing and more

    John Devadoss
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    StumbleUpon for Android has been updated to version 4.0 with brings a few notable features and improvements, including an updated navigation menu has that characteristic Android aesthetic, but more importantly it now offers easy access to all areas of the app.You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link: Download Price Free Requirements Varies with device StumbleUpon is an online service which helps you explore the best (and most popular) content on the internet. All you have to do is submit your interests and you…
  • [Android app] OneNote beta updated with handwritten notes, formatting options, better navigation, and LG G3 support

    John Devadoss
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    The beta version of OneNote for Android was recently offered to those who wanted to test unreleased features ahead of the public. Now Microsoft has released the first update to the beta version which brings several new features and improvements to the note taking app.Firstly users will now gain the ability to take handwritten notes with either their fingertips or a stylus. This is a useful feature of note-taking on touchscreen devices and we are glad to see it arrive sooner rather than later. Additionally the update also brings a number of formatting options letting users tweak fonts, text…
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  • 10 Hilariously Unusual Ways Of Using The Yo App

    Alistair Hart
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    You guessed it! We’re back with another instalment on the Yo epidemic. This time we’re going to stick to the short, punchy goodness that the app inspires with some food-for-thoughters! While you read this I challenge you to think of other ways of using Yo, and share at least ONE idea in the comments section below.  […] The post 10 Hilariously Unusual Ways Of Using The Yo App appeared first on Buzinga.
  • An App Review That Proves Stupid App Ideas Are More Successful

    Alistair Hart
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Yo is the most remarkable app that I’ve ever had to review. Mostly because it’s so simple - stupidly simple. If you want to learn how an unconventionally conventional idea has thrown the app development and investment worlds on their heads then read on… Introducing: Yo. “Yo”  – That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. A “Yo” is a message that […] The post An App Review That Proves Stupid App Ideas Are More Successful appeared first on Buzinga.
  • Outside the Box App Marketing Ideas For Cutting Through The Noise

    Logan Merrick
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Why compete when you can get an advantage… and dominate? I’m a creative guy. And as much as I would love to throw some “lemonade stand” app marketing ideas out there on how you can attract more users, I’d prefer to leave that up to the other bloggers. Instead, I’m gonna show you how to […] The post Outside the Box App Marketing Ideas For Cutting Through The Noise appeared first on Buzinga.
  • How To Write A Powerful App Description

    Logan Merrick
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    After picking the perfect app name and designing a memorable app icon it’s time to write an app description that converts visitors into downloads. But it isn’t always that easy…right? This is particularly true when it comes to writing the mother-of-all app descriptions. Just like this piece of text you only get one shot and a few sentences to grab […] The post How To Write A Powerful App Description appeared first on Buzinga.
  • 6 Hot Tips For Building A Groundbreaking Tech Startup

    Alistair Hart
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Entrepreneurship can be a bit like playing ‘Snakes & Ladders’, there are many ups…and a lot of downs. And though there are a bazillion-and-one game-related puns I could use to describe the highs and lows of the start-up journey I’m sure you’d rather read about how to optimise your highs and minimise your lows…right? If yes, please […] The post 6 Hot Tips For Building A Groundbreaking Tech Startup appeared first on Buzinga.
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    Latest Technology News » Software

  • Huawei Ascend P7 – new Firmware update

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    The Huawei Ascend P7 was launched in early May, but it can already be considered a success, so there is no surprise that the manufacturer started pushing out a firmware update for Huawei’s latest flagship device in Germany. We are talking about a maintenance update that is said to improve the performance of the handset, so why not taking advantage of that? The new Firmware update is number L10V100R001C00B126 and will reach to all Huawei Ascend P7-L10 models – these are the international versions for Europe. Android 4.4.2 will remain installed, so there is no reason to be worried…
  • Trialing bloatware removal on LG G3

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Verizon is currently trialing unistalling bloatware, but can you guess which the first device to enjoy this treatment is? It seems that we are talking about LG G3 and the “pre-loaded” apps will be installed during the setup process, but some of them will support unistalling using the standard Android method. For those of you who are worried, we can tell you from the start that installing these apps will not incur any data or charges for the customer. As the statement reveals, it seems that pre-loaded applications will install in the background during the activation and set up…
  • HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.3 OTA update is on the way

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Do you know that HTC’s Vice President of Management, Mo Versi, has just posted a tweet saying that the HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.3 OTA update is on the way? To be more precise, he has mentioned that the update will arrive “late next week.” The update will be available to the international unlocked version of the phone, as well as to the developer edition, so in any case, there is no reason to be worried about. Your device has not been forgotten, that’s for sure. Moreover, Versi has revealed that the update includes security fixes from the Android 4.4.4 version, so we…
  • Smart Power 4 from Vodafone

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Are you looking for an affordable smartphone from Vodafone? Smart Power 4 might be an ideal option for you, so here we invite you to take a closer look to what it can offer us. It has a large 5-inch qHD resolution display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 1GB of RAM. Also running on Android 4.4 KitKat version, the handset has the same 5-megapixel rear camera and front-facing pairing that can be found on the Smart 4 Turbo model, but it will be powered by a larger 3000mAh battery and we like the idea. When it comes to the connectivity department, here we can find all…
  • Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out for Samsung GT-I9506

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    We are finally talking about an update to Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out the internationally sold Samsung GT-I9506. For those of you who don’t know, this is a Galaxy S4 version that launched last fall sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and not a Snapdragon 600 as it can be found in the ‘vanilla’ S4. Thanks to that SoC’s integrated baseband, the I9506 flavor of the Galaxy S4 also supports Cat.4 LTE, so it has download speeds up to 150Mbps. Its owners can finally receive the KitKat update and yes, this version is currently rolling out in the Nordic region (Sweden,…
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    Latest Technology News » Mobile Phones

  • Windows Phone handsets from LG

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Do you know that LG has yet to announce new Windows Phone handsets? This is more than a simple rumor, especially if we take in consideration what Alan Mendelevich, the founder of cross-promotion network AdDuplex has revealed. To be more precise, he has told us that a new LG-made WP handset known as the D635 is showing up in the network’s database. This mysterious device runs Windows Phone 8.1, and sports a 5-inch display with a resolution of no less than 720 x 1,280 pixels, but that is all that we know about it for the moment. Will it be a mid-range smartphone like rumors are spreading? We…
  • New Nexus smartphone

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    We have heard a new rumor that we are about to receive another Nexus smartphone. Google has previously revealed its intentions of focusing on Android Silver, but this new rumor is telling us something else. A new Nexus phone will launch in November and Motorola is apparently going to be making it. We already know that its codename is Shamu, most probably been targeted at US carriers, as well as in a few other parts of the world. The Shamu has a 5.9-inch touchscreen, which would make it the biggest Nexus phone that we have ever seen and it will also come with a fingerprint scanner, but no…
  • Jolla smartphone is available in Central Asia

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Jolla smartphone that we have previously talked about is now available in Central Asia. The Finnish firm has associated with Mobile Invest based in Kazakhstan in order to offer us this smartphone and we like the idea, that’s for sure. Are you eager to find out more details about it? Well, this is exactly what we are trying to offer you: The Jolla phone packs a 4.5” display with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, while the processor is a dual-core with 1.4 GHz Clock Speed, being coupled with 1GB of RAM, the OS is customized in a way to support Apps in Google Play and don’t forget…
  • HTC One (M8) in pink

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Have you heard that HTC One (M8) will be launched in pink from the U.K’s Carphone Warehouse no later than this August 7th? And the best part is that you can already reserve a pink HTC One (M8) from Carphone Warehouse, not to mention that the retailer will even offer you free Dot View case. HTC might be targeting only the ladies with this handset, but we still think that it has all the chance to be a success. And don’t forget that there is even a Red variant will be exclusive to O2, starting from August 7 as well, so you have plenty of new and interesting options to choose from. Just…
  • Huawei Ascend P7 – new Firmware update

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    The Huawei Ascend P7 was launched in early May, but it can already be considered a success, so there is no surprise that the manufacturer started pushing out a firmware update for Huawei’s latest flagship device in Germany. We are talking about a maintenance update that is said to improve the performance of the handset, so why not taking advantage of that? The new Firmware update is number L10V100R001C00B126 and will reach to all Huawei Ascend P7-L10 models – these are the international versions for Europe. Android 4.4.2 will remain installed, so there is no reason to be worried…
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    Technology News and Reviews » Software

  • Maintenance update Huawei Ascend P7

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Despite of the fact that Huawei Ascend P7 went on sale only last month, the Chinese company has already made a decision. As you can see from the title, Huawei has just begun rolling out a firmware update for the German users of this device. Are you also one of them? Then you should know that we are talking about nothing more than a regular maintenance update which bring several bug fixes as well as optimization for your handset, so it will remains at the same Android 4.4.2 version after the update as well. Since this is an OTA update, you’ll most likely receive a notification up on your…
  • Samsung GT-I9506 is ready for update

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Android 4.4 KitKat is finally ready for the international Samsung GT-I9506 model. Is this what you have been waiting for? Be sure that you are not the only one in this position. As a reminder, this is a Galaxy S4 variant that gets its power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and not a Snapdragon 600 as found in the ‘vanilla’ S4 version. And it even supports Cat.4 LTE, so we are enjoying download speeds up to 150Mbps. When it comes to the Korean S4 LTE-A, which has the same chipset as the I9506, this one was actually the first model of this family to get the new software, at…
  • Octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 ready for update

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here we are to tell you that the octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 is getting the same 200MB update as the Snapdragon-based version. The update has very short change log – “improved performance” – but no other details are revealed at this point. The update will also increase stability, or at least this is what the Snapdragon-based version have mentioned, bumping up the version to XXU1AGN3. What about its availability? It seems that the update is already rolling out in India and it weighs in at 201.37 MB. And don’t leave aside that we have also received reports for Cambodia,…
  • European Galaxy S5 is currently receiving an over the air update

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you heard that the European Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently receiving an over the air update that comes with few performance improvements? The update will be available in two parts – the first one is the huge chunk clocking in at 194MB, while the other one comes with a 1MB additional update. Samsung isn’t specifying why it needs almost 200MB downloaded and installed on the smartphone, only mentioning that we are talking about “improved performance”. To be honest, the device was already surprisingly fast, so we don’t have any clue about what this means, not to…
  • In-app purchases changes

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    As you already know, in-app purchases are some of the most annoying aspects of gaming. There are several business models of “free” games which revolve around in-app purchases with some key features of the game being left out to insure that players have to pay some cash to enjoy the game at all. We are glad to find out that the European Commission is looking for a redefinition of what “free” really means: “In-app purchases are a legitimate business model, but it’s essential for app-makers to understand and respect EU law while they develop these new business models.” In this…
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    Technology News and Reviews » Mobile Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire under a pillow

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    As you can see from the title, things don’t look at all great for Samsung. A 13-year old girl from Texas found herself awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone is none other than the popular white Samsung Galaxy S4, but fortunately, it did not harmed Tolfree as long as she was woken up by the smell. Who’s responsible for that? Before screaming that Samsung made a mistake and accusing it for poor quality of its products, it must be noted that the battery inside was a replacement counterfeit unit, so the entire story changes. It is…
  • Maintenance update Huawei Ascend P7

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Despite of the fact that Huawei Ascend P7 went on sale only last month, the Chinese company has already made a decision. As you can see from the title, Huawei has just begun rolling out a firmware update for the German users of this device. Are you also one of them? Then you should know that we are talking about nothing more than a regular maintenance update which bring several bug fixes as well as optimization for your handset, so it will remains at the same Android 4.4.2 version after the update as well. Since this is an OTA update, you’ll most likely receive a notification up on your…
  • LG G Vista on AT&T

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Have you heard that LG G Vista will be on sale at AT&T too, alongside Verizon? This is not just a rumor, but something that we know for sure as long as AT&T’s version of the handset has been leaked. To be honest, we like the idea. We want to have as many choices as possible, so here we have more details. AT&T’s variation of the G Vista has the model number D631 and here we have more details for all those who might be interested: The LG G Vista for AT&T will feature a 5.7-inch touchscreen with 720p resolution, also getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a…
  • Amazon Fire Phone is available for purchase

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Amazon Fire Phone is finally available for purchase, from both the retailer itself and from AT&T. are you curious about the price and the included specs? Well, you must pay no less than $199.99 if you want to sign a two-year contract arrangement with the carrier or you can choose the AT&T Next plan. In this context, you pay nothing for the handset upfront, but you will get monthly installments. On AT&T Next 18, you’ll need to make no less than 24 monthly payments of $27.09, while the Next 12 option lets you pay in 20 monthly parts of $32.50 per month. The Fire Phone was…
  • Lenovo K920 caught in a selfie

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    Lenovo K920 aka Vibe Z2 Pro has just been caught in a selfie, as you can see by yourself in this photo. This is not a joke, but actually an executive at the Chinese company has offered us this picture; we are talking about Arthur Wei, Lenovo’s Chief Marketing Officer for China who has posted on his Weibo account. And it has even revealed some of its most important specs and features. Now we know for sure that Lenovo K920 will get its power from a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, not to mention that it has a 6-inch QHD (2560×1440) IPS touchscreen, as well as a 16 MP…
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    Cool Apps For Mobile

  • Team Turtles - Swim in the Sea With Turtles.

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Mobile games are flooding these days. Many game developers are launching their games everyday and making it hard for users to choose the game which remains simple yet provide good entertainment.Few days ago, I have come across one game named, "Team Turtles". This game is developed by App Consultants. This is quite simple game where an user can swim in the sea with a turtle. While playing, you will face many difficulties. You will face Starfishes, Sharks, Whales etc. Features: Simple yet addictive gameplay.Three (and more to come) fun friends to unlock.Play with Tonker, Toneya…
  • iPhone Apps: OneTongue App : Instant Translation

    28 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    iPhone Apps: OneTongue App : Instant Translation: Introduction If you plan on traveling to a foreign country in the near future or you have friends, clients/co-workers who ...
  • Trash Flow - Play With Your Garbage

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Trash Flow IconIntroductionWho says that you can't have some fun with your trash? The Trash Flow app for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch allows you to have a little fun with your trash as you find the matches to link them together. This puzzle-based game will have you testing your thinking skills and your IQ in order to solve the puzzle and clear the level. There are some rather easy-to-understand rules to follow that in turn make the game pretty darn challenging.A Surprising IQ ChallengeIt's hard to believe when you first take a look at this app that it will actually challenge your IQ but…
  • Trash Flow - Take out The Trash

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Apple is almost ready to release it's new spearhead phone, "iPhone 6". As popularity of iPhone is getting large day by day, iTunes ( App Store of Apple) is having thousands of apps everyday. Every app developer is trying to get popularity with the apps for iPhone and iPads.Thousands of app developers are making apps everyday and submitting on iTunes. Some of these apps are very popular like WhatsApp, Temple Run etc.Few days ago, I have tried a new puzzle game named "Trash Flow - Dumpster Spill Link Mania". This puzzle has made my mind to work as this puzzle game requires lots of intelligence.
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  • Empower your remote workforce to accept payments on any device

    Michael De Jongh
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Many organisations across the UK have a distributed sales force or remote service engineers that are often faced with many issues accepting card payments when closing a sale or asking their customers to pay for goods or services. If you are one of those organisations, you might identify with the problems below with your current payment solution: – The problem with mPOS New “mPOS” (Mobile Point of Sale) technology has come on leaps and bounds and allows individuals to accept cards using their mobile device. The issue in a mandatory “Chip and PIN” world outside of the US is the…
  • Does Your Restaurant Need a Mobile App?

    Janice Tong
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    Most restaurants now have a  website and social media presence. Those channels have become the basic standard methods for promoting a restaurant. But if you really want to stand out from the crowd and foster customer loyalty, a mobile app is the answer. The article below briefly explains why you need an app and how to reap the full benefit of having one: Article originally by The word “apps” probably makes most people in the restaurant business think of appetizers. But the time has come to change that idea—the app you should be thinking about now isn’t breaded,…
  • Sell More. Risk Less. – judo releases revamped Website and Documentations page

    Janice Tong
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Today marks the release of our revamped website and an overhaul to attend to the needs to our ever growing customer base.  We’ve been busy making sure we are able to communicate what we do in a clear, succinct way. We are different to any other payments provider, here’s how: Judo’s focus for helping developers is at the heart of what we do.  We have made sure that both app and web developers are now able to go directly to the pages that have always been relevant –Documentation. It has been revamped to reflect the feedback we have received from the developer community, which helps…
  • 7 things to consider when choosing your card payments provider

    Janice Tong
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With so many different card payment solutions available out there, it can get pretty overwhelming trying to pick one that fits for your business best. Here are 7 things to consider when you shop for a card payment provider: 1. Know exactly what you need The type of card payments solution you need will largely depend on the demographic of your customers. What kind of cards would they use? Do they primarily shop on their mobile? Determine the card payment options that your target audience needs and speak to various card processors to compare what they can offer to match. If you already have an…
  • Businesses are going mobile-first. Are you?

    Holly Brinkworth
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Being mobile-first is all about knowing which mobile channel works best for your customers’ needs and how to align your mobile strategy to match. Having a mobile strategy is becoming fundamental to developing a business that is fit for future customer needs. Often a company sees their mobile strategy as just an extension of their internet strategy. They neglect to see that mobile builds new opportunities and have changed consumer behaviour. This shift to mobile has unlock new economic potential. But of course we are going to say that. After all, here at judo we spend all day thinking,…
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    Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews

  • Xiaomi Mi4 NFC Missing – Because only 1% Use it! Do you agree?

    chris eilers
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Xiaomi Mi4 NFC Missing – Because only 1% Use it! Do you agree? The New Xiaomi MI4 lacks NFC. In a recent interview Xiaomi Lei Jun explained this surprising decision. He said the new Xiaomi Mi4 Phone does not have NFC – Because people simply dont use NFC at all. When the XIaomI Mi4 launched […] The post Xiaomi Mi4 NFC Missing – Because only 1% Use it! Do you agree? appeared first on Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews .
  • Xiaomi Mi4 First Sale – Sold out in 37 Seconds

    chris eilers
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Xiaomi Mi4 First Sale: Sold Out in 37 Seconds! Xiaomi continues their Success Story with the XiaomI mi4, the successor of the extreme successful Xiaomi Mi3. The Xiaomi Mi4 First Sale Sold Out in 37 Seconds. The Xiaomi Mi4 was announced last tuesday and the First Official Sale Started in China Today. Xiaomi Mi4 Specs: Stainless steel […] The post Xiaomi Mi4 First Sale – Sold out in 37 Seconds appeared first on Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews .
  • Xiaomi Mi3 vs Asus Zenfone 5 – Which Smartphone do you choose?

    chris eilers
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Xiaomi MI3 vs Asus Zenfone 5. Xiaomi MI3 vs Asus Zenfone 5.It might seem a bit weird that we are comparing two smartphones that have been launched some time ago. With very impressive Price Levels of Xiaomi Mi3 for RM756 and Asus Zenfone 5 for RM429 for impressive specs, both phones are very Valid and interesting choices […] The post Xiaomi Mi3 vs Asus Zenfone 5 – Which Smartphone do you choose? appeared first on Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews .
  • Win Xiaomi Redmi Note in Malaysia

    chris eilers
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Win a Xiaomi Redmi Note – Join the Contest We at Oizoioi Malaysia decided to give away and Xiaomi Redmi Note completely for free. Join here to Win the Xiaomi Redmi Note. Why Did we pick the Xiaomi Redmi Note? Easy. We simply love the Xiaomi Phablet. Check our Infographic to see how well the […] The post Win Xiaomi Redmi Note in Malaysia appeared first on Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews .
  • Xiaomi MI4 Benchmark Killer – Mi4 Vs Honor 6 Vs One Plus One

    chris eilers
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The New Xiaomi Mi4 launched yesterday and is already in a Benchmark War. The Real Question is can the Xiaomi Mi4 show in Benchmarks that it will win the war against Huawei Honor 6 and One Plus One? Will the Xiaomi Mi4 be the real Flagship Killer 2014 ? The new Xiaomi Phone launched just […] The post Xiaomi MI4 Benchmark Killer – Mi4 Vs Honor 6 Vs One Plus One appeared first on Oizoioi Malaysia Tech Reviews .
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    Top Mobile Trends

  • Next gen batteries could double your smartphone battery life

    Top Mobile Trends
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Smartphone hardware has evolved at breakneck speed since the original iPhone was unveiled in 2007. Screens have gotten bigger, brighter and so good that you cannot tell individual pixels anymore. You can fly through most tasks that would have taken much longer, or would have been altogether impossible just 5 years ago. The one thing that has stayed constant throughout this evolution period has been the battery life. Currently, the only way to ensure that you have a usable phone while you are out and about during the day, is to make sure you have it charging overnight. Most flagship phones do…
  • Replace Punchcards with this Business Loyalty App

    Jacqueline Till
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Imagine the business discovery platform Yelp and coupon service RetailMeNot in one app. The mobile app LoyalBlocks acts as a virtual loyalty card and rewards program for a variety of businesses. LoyalBlocks sorts stores by distance. Then, users can view current specials- ranging from a free pint of beer to discounted laser treatments- and add stores that interest them (which are refereed to as clubs). After selecting a club, users can adjust the “keep me updated” tool that sends push notifications from the shop in accordance to a set distance.   Each club’s profile includes the…
  • Mobile Health Market to Grow to $41.8 in the Next Decade

    Dennis Tablott
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Real-time patient monitoring (mobile health) is quickly becoming the crux of the healthcare industry. Consequently, extra clinical and medical equipment is being integrated with mobile technologies to remotely track patients. Thus, mobile health is about delivering health solutions using tablets and mobile phones. The solutions would normally involve the use of multimedia and telecommunication technologies to deliver health services. Many governments are developing public health policies that are meant to encourage growth in the global mobile health market. A good example is Health IT for…
  • Xiaomi: Making waves by copying Apple

    L Jordan
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Xiaomi, the Chinese device manufacturer, has been making waves in the smartphone industry over the last 6 months or so. Their Mi 3 phone was a great device with flagship specs at half the price. We ran an article recently about how it stacks up with other no-contract devices – you can read that article here. To build on the Mi 3, Xiaomi held a keynote presentation in Beijing to release the Mi 3’s successor. The keynote was interesting – on stage, there was a man wearing a black top and denim jeans that unveiled their new flagship smartphone. Then, at the end of the presentation…
  • Time For a Long Trip? Become Your Own Mobile Hotspot!

    L Jordan
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    About fifteen years ago, I had the good fortune to find myself with the opportunity to take a road trip around the country. I was somewhat of a free spirit then, so the idea of piling into a van with my significant other for an eight-week tour of the States was right up my alley. There is one consideration needed now that was not a factor back then: internet connection. Sure, the internet definitely existed at that point. However, its makeup and capabilities were much more primitive than what you see today, making a constant connection unnecessary. So, if I were to take the same trip today,…
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  • Best Largest Screen Smartphone 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    Four Best Largest Screen Smartphone Reviews Of 2014: The latest Largest screen Smartphone make Apple look stunted. If you feel overwhelmed when photos, surfing internet, texting or sending MMS and other media on your current smartphone, you may want to upgrade to something bigger. 1. One Plus One $300 The phone is cheap Plus One surprise […]
  • Nokia Lumia 930 Price & Release Date

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Microsoft recently unveiled Lumia Devices highest this year, the machine will be available in mid-July in market. Nokia Lumia 930 is the latest and perhaps last flagship smartphone to come out of Nokia and is among the first handsets to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system. Although Nokia has brand owned by Microsoft […]
  • Z Launcher ; A New Interface For Nokia Android Smartphone

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Change Your Nokia Android Smartphones Interface With New Z Launcher: Z Launcher is a completely new interface for all Android phones of Nokia. Z Launcher is a completely new interface for all Android phones of Nokia. Currently it is the first beta (pre-beta) to limit the number of downloads, so you should hurry before Nokia shut […]
  • Acer Chromebook Announced CB5 Tegra K1

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    Acer Chromebook Announced The Presence Of CB5: Laptops powered by the Chrome OS will reportedly be powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1. This device appears through a Swedish retail website revealed product specifications portable computer that carries the white color. Acer  Chormebook CB5 hardware specifications such as 13.3-inch screen (HD displays), 4GB of RAM and 32GB […]
  • Twitter and Indosat Launches Twitter Hyperbole

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
    Twitter and Indosat Today Officially Launched A Twitter Hyperbole. With this service, customers will be able to access Indosat personal list and update the account information as well as players of their favorite team in the World Cup via Twitter. Indosat and Twitter Social media service is designed specifically for Indosat’s 59.7 million customers to be able to follow […]
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  • Whatsapp for PC or Computer Free Download (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Steeve Dillet
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The availability of Smartphone’s and many other makes has brought along many applications all which are effectively being used for communication with an immense usage of WhatsApp for PC. It is available on Windows 7/8 and also on Windows XP. As a result of the revolutionalized technology a lot is happening behind the scenes and... Whatsapp for PC or Computer Free Download (Windows 7/8/XP) is a post from: iPostBit The post Whatsapp for PC or Computer Free Download (Windows 7/8/XP) appeared first on iPostBit.
  • Read articles with Web on Kindle

    Carole Gill
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A lot of people have rejoined colleges and universities today and because of their busy schedules, more often than not they do not have time to read books hence this article is meant for them because it will tell you of the best ways to read articles with web on kindle. And what is a kindle?... Read articles with Web on Kindle is a post from: iPostBit The post Read articles with Web on Kindle appeared first on iPostBit.
  • Schedule Whatsapp messages on Android

    Carole Gill
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Whatsapp is the latest messaging application that has caught many people by surprise and one that has been embraced by many because of what they are able to achieve hence this article goes ahead to teach you how to schedule whatsapp messages on android. Whatsapp was initiated in year 2009 and today you will find it... Schedule Whatsapp messages on Android is a post from: iPostBit The post Schedule Whatsapp messages on Android appeared first on iPostBit.
  • Download Connectify Hotspot

    Carole Gill
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    If you are looking at being able to connect with your co – workers, friends alongside the mobile devices then you should come along this article and learn about the connectify. So what is a connectify and what is its use?  Connectify is this software router commonly used in windows computers that more often than not... Download Connectify Hotspot is a post from: iPostBit The post Download Connectify Hotspot appeared first on iPostBit.
  • Malware bytes Anti-Malware

    Carole Gill
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Malware bytes Anti-Malware is the anti – spy application that will help you remove any infectious anti – virus on your system. It is simple, effective besides being very easy to use. It is true that our computers are prone to various risks of infected viruses, Trojans, spyware, worms and other malware elements. With technology... Malware bytes Anti-Malware is a post from: iPostBit The post Malware bytes Anti-Malware appeared first on iPostBit.
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  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha rumored to be unveiled next month

    neeraj dahiya
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Samsung is all set to launch its first Semi-Metal designed smartphone -Samsung Galaxy Alpha next month. Going by the rumors, Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a smaller... The post Samsung Galaxy Alpha rumored to be unveiled next month appeared first on
  • Karbonn Titanium S19 with 13MP Camera, Android 4.4, OGS Display now available for INR 8,999

    neeraj dahiya
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Karbonn today launched its latest Karbonn Titanium S19 smartphone at INR 8,999/-. Karbonn Titanium S19 is a Dual SIM 3G smartphone running on latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.... The post Karbonn Titanium S19 with 13MP Camera, Android 4.4, OGS Display now available for INR 8,999 appeared first on
  • Apple iPhone 6- Black Concept based on Leaked design

    neeraj dahiya
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Missing Black color on Apple products? Well, the fact is you can’t get an Apple product in Black but Concepts iPhone has recently published a video... The post Apple iPhone 6- Black Concept based on Leaked design appeared first on
  • New MacBook Pro launched with Retina Display- Which one’s the Best?

    neeraj dahiya
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Apple on Tuesday added the latest MacBook Pro with Retina Display to its family. MacBook Pro comes in two display sizes of 13 Inches and 15... The post New MacBook Pro launched with Retina Display- Which one’s the Best? appeared first on
  • Panasonic Eluga U with 13MP Camera,Android 4.4 launched for INR17490, Specs, Review

    neeraj dahiya
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Panasonic’s latest smartphone Panasonic Eluga U is now available for purchase on eBay. However the smartphone will be officially launched tomorrow but is now available for pre-booking.... The post Panasonic Eluga U with 13MP Camera,Android 4.4 launched for INR17490, Specs, Review appeared first on
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    Layman's Pulse

  • 5 Awesome Photography Pages on Facebook

    Laymans Pulse
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    If you search for ‘Photography’ on Facebook, thousands of profiles will popup. Most of them are self-proclaimed photographers with little or no special Photography skills. Here’s a list of our favorite photography pages on fb: //Post by Photriya Photography....The post 5 Awesome Photography Pages on Facebook appeared first on Layman's Pulse.
  • Gmail: Undo accidentally sent mail

    Laymans Pulse
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    If you use gmail and sent an email to the wrong person, do not worry!! Google labs comes to our rescue. Follow these steps to enable this awesome feature on your gmail now!Click the gear icon on the top...The post Gmail: Undo accidentally sent mail appeared first on Layman's Pulse.
  • Cheapest Android Phone In India – Latest Tech News

    Laymans Pulse
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    The Indian mobile market is flooded with different kinds of mobile phones ranging from Rs. 2500 to Rs. 50,000. But are they really worth it? I have gone through the features of almost all the android mobiles available in the...The post Cheapest Android Phone In India – Latest Tech News appeared first on Layman's Pulse.
  • Indian Rail Budget 2014 Highlights and New Trains

    Laymans Pulse
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda and the Modi government have made few key advances in the rail budget. Highlights of Indian Rail Budget 2014:Diamond quadrilateral high speed rail network. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Much awaited feedback service (Interactive Voice Response...The post Indian Rail Budget 2014 Highlights and New Trains appeared first on Layman's Pulse.
  • Android File Locker (Free): Save/Hide Files Inside a Locker

    Laymans Pulse
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    What is a file locker? Ever wanted to hide your secret photos, videos or other files on your android mobile/tablet? It is possible to completely hide them inside an encrypted locker. You will be able to see the files once...The post Android File Locker (Free): Save/Hide Files Inside a Locker appeared first on Layman's Pulse.
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  • Moto G gets Rs. 2000 price cut in India for limited time

    Jeet Suthar
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Moto G is the most successful phone from the company in India. As Xiaomi has launched in India, it is affecting Motorola. So, the company has decided to slash the price for Moto G. The Moto G has received a price cut of Rs. 2000 in India for a limited time period. This is the first time the smartphone has received a price cut since its launch in India. Now, the 8GB variant is available for Rs. 10,499 and the 16GB variant is available for Rs. 11,999. The prices of the devices will go back to Rs. 12499 and Rs. 13999 for 8GB variant and 16GB variant respectively after the end of the offer. If…
  • Instagram launches Bolt, a Snapchat rival

    Jeet Suthar
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Instagram has launched a new instant messaging app, Bolt. It is a picture and message sharing service which directly aims at Snapchat. With the use of this service, the users will be able to quickly take a picture or record a video and send it to one person. After receiving the message, the recipient can swipe the message away and it will be gone forever. The difference between Bolt and Snapchat is the limitation on Bolt to send message to one person only. Feature of Bolt One tap to take picture or record video Caption photos and videos easily Swipe photo away to delete forever 20 favorites…
  • Panasonic Eluga U launched in India for Rs. 18990

    Jeet Suthar
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    Panasonic has officially launched its new smartphone, the Panasonic Eluga U in India for a price of Rs. 18,990. It features a 5-inch HD IPS display with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels based on OGS technology and also has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. There is a 13MP rear facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording support. It also comes with a 2MP front facing camera. The phone runs on Android 4.4…
  • Amzon to invest $2 billion for India operations

    Jeet Suthar
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    Amazon has announced that it will invest $2 billion in India. It is announced just a day after Flipkart announced its $1 billion in latest funding round. The money will be invested to support Amazon’s rapid growth in India and to enhance the consumer as well as seller experience. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon said in a release “After our first year in business, the response from customers and small and medium-sized businesses in India has far surpassed our expectations. We see huge potential in the Indian economy and for the growth of e-commerce in India. With this…
  • HTC One (W8) rumored to launch on August 21

    Jeet Suthar
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    According to several reports, HTC is working on a Windows Phone variant of its flagship smartphone HTC One M8. Now the new reports suggests that the HTC One (W8) will launch on August 21. @evleaks earlier revealed that the phone will feature BoomSound and Duo Camera as we saw on One M8. As per Engedget, it is expected that the device may be called as “One (M8) for Windows”. Engadget suggests that the One W8 Windows Phone 8 phone will launch on Verizon and will be available in the third quarter of this year, while WP Central suggests that the phone will be unveiled on August 20 and…
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  • Content Virality Factors – Write a viral content

    Nwosu Mavtrevor
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Not all quality contents go viral but one thing is sure, all viral contents have unique and in-depth qualities. To create a viral content one must consider all the factors that can lead to virality during the content creation stage. The virality of content is mainly about the content quality among other factors. It is the dream of every blogger to get their posts in front of the largest possible audience, but that doesn’t happen always. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to ensure you have a chance of creating a viral content. In this article today, I want to take a…
  • – Embed any type of content on your blog posts

    Nwosu Mavtrevor
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Every content creator understands the need to embed one type of content or the other during content creation at one time or another. Sometimes you want to add videos, photos, PDF documents or any other type of content hosted on another site to your article and the process always seem cumbersome. is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy for content creators and bloggers to seamlessly embed any type of content from another source to their site. It could be videos, images, PDF, lists, tweets, Amazon products, news, Facebook posts, Fiverr Gigs, music and even article preview etc.
  • 5 StealthGenie Alternatives – A Run for the Best Mobile Spy App

    Nwosu Mavtrevor
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Looking for StealthGenie alternatives? Here are 5 proposals for you today. I bet you will most likely find a perfect alternative from the list. StealthGenie is a mobile spy app that be used to spy/ monitor activities from any smartphone such as phone calls, SMS, GPS location, emails, instant messengers such as Whatsapp, BBM, WeChat etc, and even listen to surrounding sound etc. According to an earlier review published on this blog, StealthGenie is useful for spying on your friends, lovers, spouse, children and even co-workers. You can get your way into any smartphone with StealthGenie, listen…
  • Pre-Order the New Blackberry Z3 in Nigeria

    Nwosu Mavtrevor
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Blackberry lovers in Nigeria have good news, Konga the Nigerian online store is making it possible for Nigerians to pre-order the new Blackberry Z3 in Nigeria. The Blackberry Z3 smartphone which is yet to arrive Nigeria can now be pre-ordered at Konga so you will be one of the first people to get it when it finally arrives Nigeria. The new Blackberry Z3 has promised to be an awesome smartphone. Running on the latest Blackberry 10.2.1 OS with an Internal Memory of 8GB, a microSD slot expandable to 32GB, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 Dual Core Processor and a 1.5GB RAM, the Blackberry Z3 is…
  • Replyz shutting down, what Replyz alternatives are out there?

    Nwosu Mavtrevor
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Replyz – one of my favorite Question and Answer site has announced it is shutting down on July 31st, 2014. Replyz is a question and answer site that enables users to ask or answer questions posted on Twitter. Replyz provides a platform that allows anyone to participate in question-answering on Twitter in a conversation-like manner. Often people ask questions on Twitter, Replyz mines Twitter for tweets that seem question-related and present them in a live stream that allows people to answer your questions even if they are not following you on Twitter. Replyz watches for any replies to a…
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    Android Tips and Hacks

  • I’ve rooted my phone. Now what?

    Andy Betts
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    One of the best things about Android, and what makes it so popular with tech enthusiasts, is how open it is. Not just open in the sense that the core OS is open source, or that the Play Store is largely unmoderated, but open in the way that almost any part of the system can be changed, fixed, improved, or just generally made different for the sake of making it different. It gives Android users an incredible amount of freedom, of the kind that iPhone and Windows Phone users can only dream of. That freedom comes from rooting. Rooting is not jailbreaking—you don’t jailbreak Android in the…
  • How to stream video from Android to Xbox or Playstation

    Andy Betts
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Consoles like the Xbox One and PS4 are more than mere gaming devices these days, they are full media hubs for your living room. With your console connected over wi-fi to your home internet connection you can access TV services like Netflix or BBC iPlayer in full HD. And it is also possible to connect them to your Android phone or tablet. If you’ve got movies, TV shows or a collection of videos you have shot yourself—as well as your photo album—on your Galaxy S5, HTC One or other Android device, you can stream them to your console to view on the bigger screen. There are a few apps on the…
  • Control Android app permissions on a per-app basis with XPrivacy

    Andy Betts
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Android app permission requests are getting out of control. More and more apps want access to your data, your location and other identifiable and highly valuable information. Fortunately, if you have rooted your phone or tablet, you can bring permissions under control. In this tutorial we’ll show you how. What are app permissions? Whenever you install an Android app you’ll be shown a list of all the permissions it requires. A permission enables the app to access a part of your phone—it could be a specific hardware feature like the camera or GPS, or it could be your data such as your…
  • 12 beautiful and innovative Android games you must play

    Andy Betts
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    From Flappy Bird clones to console style shooters, virtually every type of game is catered for on the Play Store. But Android gaming is not just limited to rehashes of things we’ve seen before—it’s also full of creativity, with games with beautiful graphics and unique styles, that rethink what gaming on mobile devices should be about. Here’s our pick of the dozen most beautiful and innovative Android games. The Silent Age This defiantly 2D point and click game has a style all of its own thanks to the rare use of a 70s setting in a video game. The playful graphics are matched by a fun…
  • How to disable in-app purchases on the Amazon App Store

    Andy Betts
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    The Amazon App Store comes installed on a Kindle Fire or Fire Phone, and also makes for an excellent alternative app store for any Android device, such as a Galaxy S5 or Nexus 7 tablet. Since it is tied to your Amazon account, and the payment details associated with that account, it’s easier than ever to buy apps or content, or to make in-app purchases within games. This is fine if you’re in charge of the device. But give it to your kids to play with and you might get a shock when your credit card bill comes in an you discover they’ve racked up huge expenses buying gems in Clash of…
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    Mobile UX and App Development Company - Phoenix » Blog

  • Is your ecommerce store ready for the next holiday season?

    Barkan Saeed
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    In 2012, one in five online purchases were made on a mobile device. In 2013, the number grew by upto 50% with ¹one in three purchases on a mobile device. There was a 33% increase in the number of purchases on leading retailers website between Thanksgiving day and Cyber Monday.   “Cyber Monday with 2 billion dollar sales was the highest grossing online shopping day in history” The e-commerce businesses that were ready for this mobile sales boom took the most benefit. Using facts and figures, lets look into things that you need to do to get your ecommerce store ready for the next…
  • 5 Most Important Updates for App Entrepreneurs in iOS 8

    Barkan Saeed
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Many times, we get app entrepreneurs coming up with great ideas and we had to turn them down because it was not possible in iOS. After watching videos for apple annual dev conference, we are pretty excited about the new possibilities in iOS for app entrepreneurs and developers. I would like to share some updates that i think are most important and really open a door of possibilities of what we can do with apps on one of the most popular mobile platforms.   Update #1 – Filters and Photo Editing Apps   It was not possible to edit existing pictures in “Photos App”. If your…
  • Native vs Mobile Web vs Hybrid Apps

    Barkan Saeed
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Organizations getting started with mobile application development are faced with an important choice of choosing the right development framework for their mobile strategy. In this article, we introduce each approach and tell the basic differences between them. Native App Development Each platform like iOS, Android, and Blackberry provide a software development kit to create apps on it. These kits produce binary code or machine code which the operating system runs. In other words, the vendor which in this case is the mobile operating system creator provides a way to create apps on their…
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