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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:

Google Now Gets Upgraded With Cards From Your Favorite Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.35.45 PM Google Now, Google’s service focused on bringing you real-time information to your mobile device – including things like traffic updates, scores, stock changes, travel times, your flight status, and much more – is getting a notable update today. The company says that, going forward, the Google app will show users updates from their favorite apps, too. At launch, Google is… Read More

Albis Technologies Appoints New Head of Access Solutions

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Albis Technologies announced today that it has appointed Eric van den Heuvel as head of the company's access solutions business unit and executive member of the management board

4G Americas Congratulates FCC on Successful AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The FCC today announced the conclusion of the AWS-3 spectrum auction which raised almost $45 billion in provisionally winning bids, showing the value of paired, internationally harmonized licensed spectrum

Enterprise Wireless Alliance and Pacific DataVision File Joint Reply Comments in 900 MHz Proceeding

(source: Wireless DevNet)
EWA and PDV replied to comments of private radio users, critical infrastructure licensees, associations, and vendors filed earlier in the month at the Federal Communications Commission in response to EWA and PDVs Petition

Become A True Touchdown Hero In Action-Packed Top-Down Tackle Avoider Now Available

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Independent games developer and publisher Cherrypick Games is proud to announce the worldwide release and availability of Touchdown Hero, their fast-paced American football themed tackle-avoider

Alion Expands Focus on Wireless Spectrum Management

(source: Wireless DevNet)
To support the ever-evolving demand for spectrum expertise both in the United States and abroad, Alion Science and Technology is enhancing its long-standing capabilities in this area

UK Drug Dealers Love the Nokia 8210

(source: MobileBurn)
In the halcyon days of feature phones, Nokia reigned supreme. Its handsets sold in the kinds of numbers that would even have Samsung and Apple envious and the Finnish company dominated the mobile market for nearly a decade. Those days have long gone, with the advent of the smartphone changing the mobile landscape forever. However, there is a demographic in the UK where the Nokia 8210 feature phone still reigns supreme.
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CompareMyMobile Says iPhone 6 is Most Valuable Smartphone

(source: MobileBurn)
Trade-in monitoring company CompareMyMobile from the UK revealed its new 2014 report that shows trade in results from the country through last year. The survey shows which devices and companies get the most trade-ins, taking into account such factors as depreciation, and the most valuable smartphones.
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SolidEnergy Makes Battery with Double Life

(source: MobileBurn)
While smartphone manufacturers will tell you that screen, processor, storage, and RAM are the most important factors in a handset. However, while they are of course important to an extent, battery life is now becoming a major thing to look out for. However, it is also one of the things manufacturers are consistently failing with.
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“Zombie” Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year

(source: MobileCrunch)
apps-ios7 With the app economy showing no sign of slowing, the iOS App Store, too, continues to grow, and has now reached over 1.42 million apps, according to a new report out this morning from app analytics firm adjust. One interesting metric the report uncovered is just how many of the apps are effectively invisible to consumers – something adjust lovingly refers to as “zombie… Read More

Motorola Shifts 3 Million Smartphones in India through 2014

(source: MobileBurn)
Motorola is starting to make its presence felt in arguably the biggest emerging market of them all, India. Even though Samsung and locals like Micromax are getting most of the sales in the country, Motorola is succeeding too with 3 million smartphones sold in India since February 2014.
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Google's Growth Misses Wall Street Estimates

(source: MobileBurn)
Google managed to increase revenue through the fourth quarter, but the company missed out on meeting Wall Street expectations. The results made the company's shares go through a bumpy day, initially falling 3% after the earnings call and then trending up by 1.44% later in the day.
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Did Spigen Leak the Samsung Galaxy S6?

(source: MobileBurn)
You may not even of hear of Spigen, but the accessory manufacturer has a solid history of leaking smartphones. The company makes cases for up and coming smartphones before they are released and the latest is the Samsung Galaxy S6. So here's the question, is the device modelling Spigen's Galaxy S6 case actually the Galaxy S6?
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ZTE Launches Blade L3

(source: MobileBurn)
ZTE is continuing to release smartphones, with the Chinese company releasing its third Blade smartphone of the month. Following the launch of the Blade S6 yesterday, the company has announced the new Blade L3.
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Google Explains why Nexus 6 is Out of Stock

(source: MobileBurn)
Google's Nexus 6 is the first bona fide flagship smartphone the company has ever released. Built by Motorola the device is a high spec'd with a Quad HD screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. However, it has retained something that other Nexus smartphones have always had, it is not widely available. In fact, it has been in and out of stock sporadically since it launched back in November.
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Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

(source: MobileCrunch)
blinq-app A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More

iTunes for Mac gets its own Notification Center widget

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't clothe your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the notification center that lets you play, pause and skip songs without accessing the program itself. You can even buy tracks from within the widget if you're jamming to songs on iTunes Radio. To get this new feature, fire up your Mac App Store and find iTunes 12.1 from among all your outdated applications in the Updates tab -- just take note that you need to have OS X Yosemite installed to see the download and enjoy the widget's features.

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Asus ZenFone 2

(source: Lets Go Mobile)
Asus ZenFone 2 smartphone - Asus unveiled the ZenFone 2, the flagship smartphone in the new-generation ZenFone family. With a gorgeous all-new ergonomic design, a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 13MP and 5MP PixelMaster cameras, and uncompromising performance delivered by a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor with 4GB RAM. An Intel LTE-Advanced modem provides ultra-fast and reliable 4G/LTE connectivity, the Asus ZenFone 2 delivers powerful all-round performance. Building on the success of ZenFone and leveraging a quarter-century of engineering accomplishments, the highly-anticipated ZenFone 2 provides a wealth of exciting new features and a refined ASUS ZenUI experience to deliver a new level of empowering luxury to everyone.

Asus ZenFone Zoom

(source: Lets Go Mobile)
Asus ZenFone Zoom smartphone - The ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest smartphone (11.95mm) to feature a 13 MP camera with a 3x optical zoom. Besides the optical zoom feature, the ZenFone Zoom’s rear camera also features a 10-element lens design with a 12x digital zoom for even finer close-up detail. The Asus ZenFone Zoom integrates an optical image stabilizer (OIS) for shake- free photos, combined with a revolutionary laser auto-focus for incredibly-sharp images every time. Advanced users will appreciate the flexibility of ZenFone Zoom’s Manual mode, which allows professional-grade manual control of ISO settings, shutter speed and more. In addition, the ZenFone Zoom includes a 5MP front-camera with a wide-angle lens for Selfie Panorama's.

OnePlus Will Reveal Details Of Its ‘Oxygen’ Android ROM On February 12

(source: MobileCrunch)
oneplus-one9 OnePlus introduced its own version of Android for its One smartphone earlier this month in response to its standoff with Cyanogen, and now the company has revealed it will unveil its own ROM that can be installed on to third-party Android devices on February 12. Read More