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Today's wireless news from around the Web:

OnePlus One available for pre-order in October

(source: MobileBurn)
The saga of the OnePlus One will be long remembered in tech circles, but there does seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel. PR disasters, case cancellations, delayed release dates and more may have halted the budget flagship, but what's left at the end is still an extremely good smartphone. For the money it costs, the OnePlus One is a masterpiece and now the company has confirmed that the device will be available for pre-order at the end of October.
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Sony to launch all three Xperia Z3 devices in the US soon

(source: MobileBurn)
Today is the new dawn of Sony's smartphone strategy after the company confirmed yesterday that it will be focusing on higher end devices and will not offer as many mid-range and low end devices. With that in mind, the company's latest batch of high end Xperia Z3 products are getting the kind of treatment other Sony devices rarely get. That's because they are arriving in the United States, and not months after launch either.
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Steve Wozniak likes the iPhone 6 and will ditch Android

(source: MobileBurn)
Apple co-founder and the general tech brains behind Steve Job's passion and drive, Steve Wozniak, has given his verdict on the iPhone 6 and seems to have given the device a thumbs up. That may seem a given, the company co-founder liking the newest product, but those familiar with "Woz?s" history will know that him liking an iPhone is a big deal.
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Keyboard Apps Dominate The App Store’s Top Charts After iOS 8 Release

(source: MobileCrunch)
SwiftKey screenshot 3 (1) As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today, many consumers will be getting their hands on Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 8, for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the App Store? From the looks of things, it’s keyboards. That’s right — after years of strictly controlling the iOS user interface, Apple has opened things up. You can now… Read More

Notion Ink Quietly Releases The Cain Windows Tablet

(source: MobileCrunch)
Notion-Ink-Cain-2-in-1 I place this here not as a recommendation to buy but as a reminder of the great Notion Ink Wars of 2011. At the time, Notion Ink was offering an Android tablet that everyone thought was the second coming and, when the dust settled, it was a fat load of nothing. And now they’re back. Read More

Apple gives PCs access to iCloud Drive before Macs

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

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iOS 8 might working its way to iPhones and iPads, but Apple's long-awaited desktop refresh, Yosemite, is still receiving the final tweaks before it launches to the public. One element that features prominently between both platforms is iCloud Drive, Apple's own version of Dropbox. It's now available to mobile users, but Mac users can't enjoy its file-syncing features if they're using older versions of OS X. However, and this doesn't happen often, Windows users can get in on the action before their Mac-toting counterparts. In an updated version of the iCloud for Windows, Apple has added full support for iCloud Drive, letting PC owners interact with their files and documents from the comfort of their desktop. Mac users, of course, will enjoy additional iCloud features when Yosemite launches in the coming weeks, but for now, Windows users with iPhones and iPads can enjoy a very rare period of privileged access.

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Source: Apple

Flowfinity Customers Integrate GIS Mapping Software with Mobile Data Collection Apps

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps, today announced that an increasing number of its customers in engineering and technical field services are successfully integrating Flowfinity with GIS

Iskratel to Showcase Integrated InfoCommunication Solutions for Railways at InnoTrans 2014

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Iskratel, a European leader in InfoCommunications, will showcase its integrated InfoCommunication solutions for railways at InnoTrans 2014

Verizon Foundation Grant Awarded to STOP Domestic Violence in Plattsburgh NY

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The Verizon Foundation recently presented a $20,000 grant to STOP Domestic Violence in Plattsburgh NY to fund the agencys Stand By Me program. The program promotes support for victims of domestic violence

Cellebrite Introduces Phone-to-Phone WiFi Transfer App

(source: Wireless DevNet)
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Yotta Software Lights Way for Gloucestershire County Council

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Using Mayrise Street Lighting as a principal management system as well as in the field on mobile devices the Council is already realising operational efficiency gains following implementation earlier this year

Kettering University Receives NSF Grant to Construct 4G LTE Wireless System

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Kettering Universitys most recent Major Research Instrumentation grant from the NSF will, once installed, give Kettering something no other university in the country has -- its own 4G long term evolution wireless system

Klarna Announces U.S. Team As It Plans For 2015 Launch In The U.S.

(source: MobileCrunch)
person shopping on a tablet The payments market in the U.S. couldn’t be be more competitive, and now yet another player is entering the mix. Stockholm-based Klarna is set to announce its U.S. team ahead of expansion plans into North America, which will begin in earnest at the beginning of 2015. Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Go On Sale To Long Lines Of Fans

(source: MobileCrunch)
IMG_0089 Apple started selling its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, with sales in-store kicking off at Apple Store retail locations beginning at 8 a.m. local time. The lines this year are longer than they have been in recent memory, if not ever for an iPhone launch, and by all accounts this is shaping up to be probably the most successful iPhone launch day in history — provided there’s plenty… Read More

MapMyFitness for iPhone lets you see all your activity in one place

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

The best thing about iOS 8 isn't continuity texting or a liberated keyboard -- it's that it'll give you rock hard abs. Which is exactly what you need if you're going to pull off any of Under Armour's skin-tight clothing. The sports brand wants to help you along with that, and has just updated its suite of apps (the popular MapMy... franchise it bought) to include unified activity tracking. This means if you have compatible hardware (like Jawbone's UP, or a Withings Pulse) or an iPhone with an M7/M8 chip in it, you can fold all your activity data into the one MapMyFitness app. This also means you won't get dupes any more if you were already tracking with the app and a tracker separately. Already working on those biceps by lifting your fancy new iPhone 6 Plus? Good, because the apps have also been given a digital nip and tuck to look extra buff on the new larger displays.

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Source: iTunes

iFixit cracks open an iPhone 6 Plus to get at the massive battery inside

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Need something to make today's wait for your new iPhone easier? Watching the crew at iFixit go at a brand new iPhone 6 Plus with their screwdrivers, spudgers and iSclacks probably won't help, but at least it will pass the time. They're in the middle of pulling Apple's XL-sized phone apart, and while there's not a lot new to report (it's a phone, and it has 1GB of RAM) the pics are always entertaining. The 6 Plus' 5.5-inch display also leaves room for a larger battery, and now we know that it's a 2915 mAh unit. That's about twice the size of the one in the iPhone 5s, slightly bigger than the battery in the Galaxy S 5, but smaller than the swappable 3,220mAh unit slotted inside the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4.

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Source: iFixit iPhone 6 Plus teardown

Twitter's iOS 8 upgrade brings a new look for profiles

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

If (for some reason) you absolutely hate how profiles look on Twitter for the iPhone, you may want to fire up the App Store and download the latest update. It comes with a brand new design for profiles, which brings your bio front and center (no more swiping needed to see it) and adds separate timelines for your uploaded photos/inevitable GIFs) and favorite tweets. This new profile will show up for both iOS 7 and iOS 8 users, so you can already enjoy it even if you don't want to delete apps and make room for Apple's new mobile platform just yet. You do, however, get something extra if you've already upgraded: the power to retweet, follow and favorite posts right from the notification center.

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Engadget Daily: We made 'magic' butter, sorted iOS 8 keyboards and more!

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Today marked a special occasion in Engadget history: it was the day we published a story about making butter infused with marijuana. That isn't all that's happened in the past 24 hours, though, we also have a guide to the new iOS 8 keyboards, spotted that Aubrey Plaza is voicing Grumpy Cat and a whole lot more. Just check out the gallery below!

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Sound off! What are your favorite features in iOS 8?

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

iOS 8 is finally here, and it's bringing a slew of new features. It's faster, more secure, and in a lot of ways, more like Android. Out of all the new bells and whistles what are your favorite new additions? Head over to the forums and let the community know what you're digging most about iOS 8. When you're done there don't forget to write your own review! We'll be rounding up the best of the best in an upcoming post.

Photos by Will Lipman.

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iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature (update)

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

You excited that iOS 8's scheduled to land on your iPhones and iPads later? Cool, but if you avidly use Dropbox to back up your photos and videos, the new software comes bundled with a dash of disappointment. According to Dropbox, its service has an unfortunate compatibility issue with Apple's latest mobile platform that specifically affects the Automatic Backup function. The new software apparently prevents both Dropbox and its photo managing app Carousel from properly uploading photos and videos to the cloud.

Update (9/18): Refreshed versions of Dropbox and Carousel are now available that address the automatic backup problems, as well as an issue that caused some duplicate photo uploads and crashes. Users on iOS 8 are encouraged to grab the new versions ASAP.

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US carriers detail Galaxy Note 4 release dates and prices

(source: MobileBurn)
Here's the fact; the Galaxy Note 4 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, and it is arguably the best smartphone ever made, period. The handset launched at Sammy's IFA event in Berlin a couple of weeks ago and we have been waiting on availability ever since. Today, the major US carriers have confirmed when the device will be available for pre-order and when it will start shipping.
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Moto X will not arrive on Sprint confirms Motorola

(source: MobileBurn)
Have Motorola and Sprint had a falling out? It has been revealed today the Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X, will not be available via Sprint, the third largest carrier in the United States. The handset went live through AT&T and T-Mobile today, with a Verizon variant due later in the month, but Sprint has been left out.
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New DROID coming to Verizon next month

(source: MobileBurn)
It seems the DROID line is going to get a new device, with Verizon preparing a new smartphone in the series to launch in October. The carrier's exclusive line of devices is due for a refresh as the 2013 models are starting to get a little long in the tooth. Apparently Big Red has been taking its time in developing this handset and could usher in some general changes for the DROID brand.
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Hours For iOS 8 Lets You Track Your Time With A Widget

(source: MobileCrunch)
Hours iPhone widget Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity’s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team has released an update for iOS 8 that helps you keep on top of your tasks with even less hassle. Read More

iOS 8 Adoption Off To A Slower Start Than iOS 7, Say Multiple Usage Trackers

(source: MobileCrunch)
ios8-adoption The iOS 8 installation spike is high, but lower than it was for iOS 7 last year, according to numbers from a variety of mobile OS usage monitoring platforms. Chitika, Tapjoy, Mixpanel and Appsee all show adoption numbers that, while high, fall short of the rocketing pick-up rate we saw when Apple launched its major visual overhaul of iOS just ahead of the iPhone 5s launch in 2013. Read More

PayPal Here Arrives On Android Tablets

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 2.23.33 PM PayPal Here, the company’s dongle-based mobile payments solution, is now available for Android tablets, the company announced this afternoon — a move that will address a large and growing swath of the tablet market. According to Gartner, PayPal notes, 62 percent of tablets sold last year run Android. The PayPal Here application allows users to accept credit card and debit card… Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 Has Finally Convinced Me To Ditch My Compact Camera

(source: MobileCrunch)
iphone-6-plus-camera It was bound to happen sooner or later: A smartphone would convince me that I no longer needed to carry around a powerful compact camera, despite a general interest in taking photos that straddles both my professional and personal lives. The iPhone 6 and the even more photo-friendly iPhone 6 Plus are that tipping point. Read More

New Paperwhite & HDX Kindles

(source: Daily Wireless)
Yesterday Amazon introduced the all-new Fire HDX 8.9 which features a high resolution HDX display (339 ppi) with a more powerful processor, exclusive Dolby Audio, and all-new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” with new features and services. The new Fire HDX is available for pre-order starting at $379. Fire OS 4 is based on KitKat and […]

Tim Cook launches new security page with open letter to Apple consumers

(source: MobileBurn)
The recent celebrity nude gate was for the most part laid at the feet of Apple, or more to the point the company's iCloud service. While it was first thought that iCloud was hacked, Cupertino has since confirmed that it was actually a phishing attack that found the passwords to enter celebrity accounts before posting nude images of them online.
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