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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:

Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

(source: MobileCrunch)
windows 10 Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. The latter apps, according to Microsoft,… Read More

Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

(source: MobileCrunch)
trio If you spend entirely too much time creating, searching for and sharing the best GIFs and Vines with your friends, then you might get a kick out of a new mobile application called Trio. The app allows you to mash up media in order to create unique “remixes” that combine photos, videos, GIFs and music pulled from a variety of public sources, as well as from your own Camera Roll. Read More

u-blox GNSS Global Positioning Module Supports All Satellites & Concurrent Operation

(source: Wireless DevNet)
u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the CAM-M8C, a small, low profile GNSS positioning module with an integrated wideband chip antenna for reception across the entire L1 band

MYCOM OSI and TM Forum Present Big Data State-of-the-Nation Webinar

(source: Wireless DevNet)
MYCOM OSI and TM Forum will draw on research data and tier 1 operator case studies to present on network analytics and how they can play a major role in driving business improvements and service provider share price increase

VimpelCom Deploys Openmind Networks Leading Mobile Messaging Platform to Support SMS Traffic Growth

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Openmind Networks, and its Russian partner Lanit, today announced that leading Russian operator OJSC VimpelCom (Beeline TM) has extended its deployment of its Traffic Control Mobile Messaging Platform

ChargeSpot Launches First Cloud-Based Management Tool for Qi/Dual-Mode Wireless

(source: Wireless DevNet)
ChargeSpot Wireless Power Inc., a 2014 CIX Top 20 company, today announced the launch of ChargeSpot Connect, the first cloud-based management platform for Qi and dual-mode wireless charging solutions

Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
twitterkit-timeline-citymapper-cropped Twitter this week rolled out new features to its mobile developer platform, Fabric, aimed at expanding access to Twitter timelines from third-party applications. With an update to Twitter Kit, the platform component that lets developers authenticate users via Twitter and showcase tweet embeds within apps, developers are now also able to integrate Twitter timelines within their iOS or… Read More

Apple Pay reportedly headed to Canada this fall

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Canadian iPhone users will finally be able to use Apple Pay this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources say Apple is in discussions with six major Canadian banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and National Bank of Canada, to launch its mobile payment service in the country in November. The big sticking points for many of the banks, though, are the fees Apple would take from every transaction, as well as security issues around authenticating cards, which has been a problem for some U.S. banks. If everything pans out, it would make Canada the first territory to get Apple Pay outside of the U.S. The WSJ notes that Canada's high iPhone penetration is one reason Apple may be focusing on it. iPhones make up a third of all smartphones in Canada, compared to just 20 percent globally, according to research company Catalyst.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

(source: MobileCrunch)
Amazon Appstore - Bubble Buster Test Drive Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase. The feature was introduced back in March 2011 alongside the launch of the Appstore itself, where it then utilized a browser-based emulated instance of Android running in the cloud. This let consumers control an application… Read More

'Halo' hits iOS, but not in the way that you'd expect

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Remember that crappy, top-down Halo game that came out a few years ago, Spartan Assault? Well, it got a sequel that's available on Steam, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and as weird as it sounds, even iOS. Anyhow, Halo: Spartan Strike will run you $5.99 or, if you're using one of Apple's mobile gizmos or a PC, you can grab the first game and the new one in a bundle for $9.99. Spartan Strike's story is a simulation (much like the last one was) set during the events of Halo 2 -- but there's a twist. Remember the cool new enemies from Halo 4, the Prometheans? They're in this game too, which raises more than a few questions regarding its fiction and timeline.

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Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

(source: MobileCrunch)
Snapchat Forstall A leaked email from the Sony Pictures hack indicates Snapchat set aside .11% of its stock for former Apple head of iOS Scott Forstall to be an advisor. Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures’ CEO, is a Snapchat board member, so when his email was stolen by hackers protesting the release of The Interview, sensitive Snapchat information came to light. WikiLeaks recently made those emails easier… Read More

EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

(source: MobileCrunch)
eyeem Photo-sharing startup EyeEm has raised $18 million to accelerate the expansion of its recently launched photo marketplace, CEO Flo Meissner announced on Medium this afternoon. EyeEm’s marketplace leverages the app’s social aspect to generate content that feels truer than most stock photography, giving even amateur photographers a chance to monetize their hobby. To help find… Read More

Bit6 Partners with Telerik

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Bit6 today announced a partnership with Telerik, a Progress company, to add the Bit6 software development kit (SDK) to the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace

SPAR International 2015 Breaks Attendance & Exhibit Records

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The 12th edition of SPAR International surpassed previous attendance records, Lisa Murray, announced. SPAR International had 1,077 verified attendees this year, an increase of more than 200 attendees over last year, said Ms. Murray

OMA GotAPI to Facilitate Interaction Between Smartphones and IoT Devices

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The OMA today announced the availability of the OMA GotAPI Version 1.0. OMA GotAPI is a comprehensive framework that enables Web-based device APIs to work seamlessly on Smartphones such as Android devices or iPhones

Telstra Completes Acquisition of Pacnet

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Telstra announced it has completed the acquisition of Pacnet Limited, a provider of connectivity, managed services and data centre services to carriers, multinational corporations and governments in the Asia-Pacific region

1st Touch 360 Streamlines Social Housing Functions

(source: Wireless DevNet)
1st Touch the UKs leading developer of mobile systems for the social housing sector has announced the addition of 1st Touch 360 to its widely acclaimed range of enterprise mobile workforce software

Sony Xperia Z4 to be Metal and Sport Fingerprint Sensor

(source: MobileBurn)
We have seen a lot of leaks regarding the Sony Xperia Z4, and now it seems we will see the handset later this month when Sony hosts an April 20th press event. However, there is still time for one more piece of information before the big launch, with the latest report suggesting that the Xperia Z4 will feature an all-metal unibody.
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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Available from May 6th

(source: MobileBurn)
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch its new flagship, the Mi Note Pro, on May 6th, finally relasing the smartphone that was launched back in January. The company's CEO Lei Jun announced the information via Xiaomi?s Weibo page today. The handset will be available in China for pre-order and will cost the equivalent of $533.
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Google’s Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content

(source: MobileCrunch)
GSD Image Google’s mobile search results on Android will now prompt you to install mobile apps that feature content relevant to your search query. This essentially turns Google’s mobile search results page into an app discovery service and will likely be a major boon for mobile developers. Read More