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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:

LG G Pad F 7.0 at Sprint

(source: Lets Go Mobile)
LG G Pad F 7.0 available at Sprint - Sometimes the best things in life really are free. Sprint is gearing up for a March 13 launch of LG G Pad F 7.0, the first tablet from LG Electronics on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. New and existing customers can purchase the LG G Pad F 7.0 tablet for free in select retail channels with a new two-year service agreement and data plan as long as the customer has an active smartphone on their Sprint account. For a limited time, Sprint will also offer two virtual bundled promotions that include LG G Pad F 7.0 and an LG smartphone offering well-qualified customers two great LG products for one low price.

Would you prefer a thinner phone or better battery life?

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Day One Of The Barcelona 2013 Mobile World Congress

Despite a number of exciting (and novel) announcements related to battery technology, the sad fact is that our smartphones still need to be frequently charged. One thing that hasn't helped in prolonging the lives of our devices is a trend toward ever thinner phones. In some cases, it seems like things are getting too thin. What if we could get some extra battery life in exchange for a few extra millimeters of padding? Would you do it? Head over to the Engadget forums and let us know what you think!

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Source: Engadget forums

TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch

(source: MobileCrunch)
TC-applecast16-9 This week Apple dropped an invite to a special event on March 9, and everyone forgot Mobile World Congress was even happening. The event will likely focus on the Apple Watch, which is set for an April retail debut, and which Apple has been talking about since it unveiled the wearable wrist computer back at its iPhone event last September. We’re expecting to get firm details on store… Read More

Ficosa Presents the New Generation of the Connected Car at Mobile World Congress 2015

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Ficosa presents the latest technological developments in automobile connectivity carried out by its Advanced Communications Business Unit at the Mobile World Congress 2015

AT&T Aspire and Genesys Works Bring Students and Business Together to Prepare for Jobs of Tomorrow

(source: Wireless DevNet)
AT&T announced a $3 million contribution to Genesys Works today to support more opportunities for high school students to experience meaningful year-long internships in businesses including AT&T across the country

Second File Cataloger and Metadata Extractor is Released to the Public

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Investigating files, especially ones which are not originally your own, is one of the hardest file management tasks. The majority of the information about files is hidden, and is not easily visible for more than one file at a time

Bypass iCloud iPhone Unlock on Sprint, Boost, Virgin, T-Mobile and AT&T

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The team at Legit Unlock Codes had another banner year making sure that everyone who owns an iPhone is able to unlock its value either by passing it down or by selling it on online ecommerce sites

Qualcomm Extends LTE to Unlicensed Spectrum to Enhance Mobile Experiences

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is extending LTE to unlicensed spectrum, and today announced that it has integrated the technology into its latest small cell solutions and RF transceivers for mobile devices

Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform

(source: MobileCrunch)
visa-trialpay Visa announced today that it’s planning to acquire Mountain View-based TrialPay, an e-commerce payment platform which sits in between payments and advertising, providing consumers with an alternative way to pay for items by agreeing to take advantage of another merchant’s offer. For example, in mobile applications, TrialPay allows gamers to unlock premium content by agreeing to… Read More

Samsung Live Streaming Galaxy S6 Launch

(source: MobileBurn)
With Samsung's MWC just around the corner, it is time to make final arrangement for the reveal of the Galaxy S6 flagship and the Galaxy S Dual Edge. The South Korean company will be announcing both device on March 1st, and now Sammy has confirmed that it will be live streaming the event on its YouTube page.
Read the full story here.

Panasonic Debuts Solidly Spec?d Eluga U2

(source: MobileBurn)
Panasonic is still not a major smartphone name across the globe, but the company does great business in Japan, where it is even above Samsung in terms of market share. The company is looking to expand into other regions, and I am excited to see the high-end CM-1 (with a 1-inch camera sensor) in the US this fall (even if it is $1000). The company has something more affordable lined up too in the form of the Eluga U2.
Read the full story here.

HTC Live Streaming One M9 Launch for MWC

(source: MobileBurn)
HTC has announced that it will be live streaming its event at the Mobile World Conference where the company is expected to launch the One M9 flagship. March 1st, 7:00 am PT is the time when you can check out the start of the event that HTC is leading with the "Let them Stare" motto.
Read the full story here.

Sony to Announce Xperia M4 Aqua at MWC

(source: MobileBurn)
We are just a weekend away from the Mobile World Conference starting, and in the calm before the storm there are a flurry of leaks. While HTC's and Samsung's upcoming flagships are the talk of the smartphone world, Sony will also have a few smartphones making their debut at the expo in Barcelona.
Read the full story here.

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Could Replace Your Car Keys, And That’s Just The Start

(source: MobileCrunch)
0910_apple-iwatch_2000x1125-1940x1091 Apple CEO Tim Cook is doing a tour in part to help prepare the world for the launch of the Apple Watch, which is likely going to be the start of the show at a special event on Monday March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. He spoke to The Telegraph about the company’s first smart wearable, and in that interview he talked about what will motivate a purchase decision for the… Read More

Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

(source: MobileCrunch)
vimeo Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast, the company announced this morning, making it one of the more high-profile services to support Google’s dongle-based media player which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to “cast” video, photos, music and more from your phone or computer to your television’s big screen. The Vimeo integration… Read More

YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
cockpit When launching a new consumer application, especially those in the social space, many developers today rely on an invite mechanism that has the app’s initial user base reaching out and recommending the app to their friends. But today, these invite systems are often fairly basic – they connect to a phone’s address book and then force the user to sift through their hundreds… Read More

LG G Pro Begins Android 5.0 Lollipop Update in Korea

(source: MobileBurn)
The LG G Pro is a couple of years old, the Korean company's then flagship phablet has even been replaced by the G Pro 2 and the line is set to be discontinued in 2015. However, LG is still supporting its aging device it seems as the company has begun rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the G Pro. Although, it is worth noting that at the moment the upgrade is exclusive to South Korea, but will almost certainly move to other regions in the coming weeks.
Read the full story here.

Galaxy S6 Edge Dual Screens for Aesthetics Only

(source: MobileBurn)
This is one of those rumors that we hope will not come to be true. Reports in Korea are suggesting that the Galaxy S6 Edge that Samsung will launch on Sunday alongside the Galaxy S6 flagship will actually be called the Galaxy S Dual Edge and will feature two side screens and not just one. All good so far, but now things get a bit disappointing as those dual screens will apparently have little functionality and will be mostly for aesthetic purposes.
Read the full story here.

Google to Announce Android Pay at I/O Conference

(source: MobileBurn)
Samsung is apparently discussing the ins and outs of mobile payment with PayPal with a view to launching the so-called Samsung Pay alongside the Galaxy S6 next week. With Apple already in the mobile payment market with Apple Pay, it seems that now is the right time for Google to enter the fray too. The Search giants will apparently announce Android Pay at the Google I/O developer conference in May.
Read the full story here.

Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

(source: MobileCrunch)
IMG_8362 The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s battery life by a non-trivial amount for those times when you need your smartphone… Read More