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Mac OS X Unwired: A Guide for Home, Office, and the Road

by Tom Negrino and Dori Smith

Today's wireless news from around the Web:

Apple's iPhone sales are still down, but Wall Street is happy anyway

(source: Engagdget Mobile)
After seeing Apple struggle through 2016, Wall Street set its sights pretty low for the company's Q3 earnings report. Those financial results just dropped, and while they're still not amazing for the folks in Cupertino, Apple did well enough to allay some nagging fears and get its flagging stock price up a bit in after-hours trading.

Apple Music signs up 'Carpool Karaoke' as a new show

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

On The Late Late Show with James Corden the "Carpool Karaoke" segment has seen visits from a number of celebrities, and now Apple wants in. It's signed an exclusive deal with CBS to produce a 16 episode series where celebrity guests ride along with the host (still TBA), visit "meaningful" places, sing songs and surprise fans. This is apparently the kind of thing Eddy Cue meant when he said Apple was only interested in developing content that could be complementary to Apple Music.

Source: CBS

Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

(source: MobileCrunch)
willow-app After a storied history making Poke balls, Saffron City tech firm Silph Company recently started trying its hand at software. Inspired by Pokemon Go’s popularity, its latest app Willow aims to hep trainers enjoying Niantic’s location-based hit to be the very best, like no one ever was. Willow is an app that wants to provide trainers with a competitive edge by making sure… Read More

Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94

(source: MobileCrunch)
verizon-earnings2015 Verizon yesterday announced a landmark deal to purchase Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion, but judging from its just-released second quarter earnings report, the telecom giant continues to feel the pressure of declines in its legacy business. The Q2 report shows total operating revenue of $30.5 billion and earnings per share of 94 cents. That’s a miss on revenue, but a… Read More

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

(source: MobileCrunch)
nix-2fa 2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More

Pokémon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide

(source: MobileCrunch)
This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on July 13, 2016 shows the Pokemon official site through a Japanese internet website announcing the latest information for "Pokémon GO".
With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.         (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Pokémon Go has already earned one official record — most downloads on the App Store in a launch week ever. But it’s going to break a lot more records still: app analytics firm Sensor Tower estimates that it hit 50 million downloads on Google Play alone over the weekend, another record, and overall the company says that PoGo has racked up more than 75 million installs across iOS… Read More

Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer

(source: MobileCrunch)
mobile-stab-yahoo In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is, if you won the last computing platform and are on the cusp of the next one you’re not built for, you might want to sell the company. Mobile fell on an unsuspecting Yahoo like a piano on a cartoon villain. It was a web portal. Read More

Apple picks a well-known executive to lead its electric car team

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

There's been a lot of talk about Apple's not-so-secret Project Titan electric car project, but... who runs it? We now have an idea. Wall Street Journal sources understand that Apple has picked Bob Mansfield, one of the company's better-known executives, to helm its EV efforts. He'd effectively left the company in 2013 and only made a partial return after Apple scrambled to keep him (the Apple Watch is partly his baby), but he's reportedly back in the swing of things now that Titan is ramping up -- all senior managers in the car initiative have to report to him.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

(source: MobileCrunch)
Dashlane Logo The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

(source: MobileCrunch)
Silhouette of Baseball fan waving hands in the air Twitter is expanding its live sports plans, with weekly, live streamed games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The live streams will be available for free to out-of-market viewers, whether they’re logged into Twitter or not. Twitter is also announcing a new nightly sports highlights show called The Rally, produced by mobile video company 120 Sports. (The Rally… Read More

Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops

(source: MobileCrunch)
ANKARA, TURKEY - JULY 13 :  A Pokemon Go user plays Pokemon GO game in Ankara, Turkey on July 13, 2016.  (Photo by Erçin Top/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the other side of the world. Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed at a San Diego Comic Con panel that Niantic is indeed working on adding trading (and new training features) to their game, as well as… Read More

All 2017 Ford vehicles are getting CarPlay and Android Auto

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Ford has confirmed that all of its 2017 models -- every single car, SUV, light truck and EV -- are smartphone-ready. They all come loaded with Ford's Sync 3 entertainment system and are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those who've snapped any of the currently available 2017 models, such as the latest Escape, Fusion, Mustang and Explorer, can already enjoy the in-car technologies. They can use their iPhones (5 or newer) or their Android Lollipop (or higher) devices to access maps, music, messages and even third-party apps on their vehicles' screens. Both systems give them access to voice commands, as well.

Source: Ford

New in our buyer's guide: All the phones (just the good ones)

(source: Engagdget Mobile)
It took us a while, but now that we've reviewed the Moto Z, we think we're done testing flagship phones until the iPhone 7 or next Galaxy Note come out (whichever arrives first). With that in mind, we can now confidently say that the following phones belong in our buyer's guide: the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 and the iPhone SE. (Sorry, LG, maybe next year.) While we were at it, we also inducted the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets, since we likely them more or less equally. And, in the less-expensive realm, we added the Roku Streaming Stick in the A/V category. Head over to our buyer's guide hub for all the details on these and many more. That's it for now, but stay tuned -- who knows what we'll add after the next gadget-reviewing frenzy.

Source: Engadget Buyer's Guide

Dots & Co. tweaks the Dots games by adding a friendly companion

(source: MobileCrunch)
dotsandco Dots & Co., the follow-up to the popular puzzle games Dots and Two Dots, launched on iOS and Android earlier this week. If reading about the new game isn’t enough for you, you can watch me try it out in the video above. In many ways, Dots & Co. should feel pretty familiar to fans of the previous games. Your goal is to clear as many dots as you can by connecting dots of the… Read More

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in a first week ever

(source: MobileCrunch)
pokemon go caterpie ios Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. Read More

Security bugs put Apple devices running iOS and Mac OS X at risk

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Multiple security vulnerabilities were revealed by Cisco's Talos security team earlier this week, identifying areas at risk of possible exploits in iOS devices and Mac OS X. Some experts believe the exploits to be complex to pull off and likely not worth the time to attack. Regardless, the bugs have already been fixed in the latest versions of both operating systems.

Via: Wired

Source: Talos

A new iOS 10 feature warns against open WiFi networks

(source: Engagdget Mobile)
We all know it's generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks via WiFi, but it's not every day your phone warns against it. According to Florida-based Apple beta tester Jeb Stuart, iOS 10 will do exactly that.

Via: iOS Hacker

Source: Jeb Stuart

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in its first week ever

(source: MobileCrunch)
pokemon go caterpie ios Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. Read More

Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands are only available in Rio

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

To celebrate the Olympic games, the Apple Watch is getting a series of commemorative straps that match the flags of 14 participating countries. GQ got the exclusive, saying that each model will set you back $49, and match the colors of the respective flags, such as the USA, Great Britain and New Zealand. Sprinter Trayvon Bromell (pictured) got his Team USA band a little earlier than everyone else, but it won't be that easy to imitate him. That's because the straps are only going to be sold in one Apple Store -- the Barra da Tijuca location in West Rio de Janeiro through the month of August. Yeah.

Via: AppleInsider

Source: GQ

VoLTE to Be Deployed as Mainstream in Many Operator Networks

(source: Wireless DevNet)
5G Americas today announced the publication of a technical white paper, The Evolution of 3GPP Communications Services which offers a clear understanding of the evolution and ecosystem for VoLTE