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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:

Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They Could Soon

(source: MobileCrunch)
uber-location “Where are you? I’m outside. Do you see me? Where should I meet you?” These kinds of frustrating calls with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past. Today Uber updated its privacy policy, saying it will now ask to pull people’s exact location while the app is running in the foreground or background. Read More

Salesforce Acquires Smart Calendar Startup Tempo, App Will Shut Down On June 30

(source: MobileCrunch)
tempo.ai My favorite calendar app, Tempo, just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com. The company was incubated by SRI International, the birthplace of the voice-powered (and Apple-acquired) assistant Siri. When Tempo launched two years ago, founder and CEO Raj Singh pitched it as another type of assistant that automatically brings up relevant information for your meetings Read More

OnePlus One Receiving $50 Price Cut from June 1st

(source: MobileBurn)
Love it or hate it, the OnePlus One (really, who doesn't love it?) was a bona fide bargain, bringing flagship kicks for a fraction of the price, available for $300 at launch. As we told you earlier in the week, OnePlus is planning to unveil the OnePlus Two on June 1st, and while the handset will not launch until later in the year, it seems its arrival next week will make the OnePlus One even more of a bargain.
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HTC Confirms Android M for One M9 and One M9+

(source: MobileBurn)
When Google announced Android L (later to be Lollipop) at its I/O event last year, HTC was one of the first companies to confirm its flagship handsets would get the software, even though L was six months away from release. Fast forward to this year, the same day Google unveiled Android M at I/O, and HTC has once again promised to deliver swift upgrades to the software when it is launched (likely this October or November).
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Tiggly Words Teaches Kids To Read Using Real-World Toys That Work With An iPad

(source: MobileCrunch)
Tiggly_Words_Lifestyle.png Tiggly, a company that makes a line of “iPad toys” that combine real-world objects with virtual play in mobile applications, has now rolled out its latest product: a new game and real-world toy combination it’s calling “Tiggly Words.” The idea is that young children can place the provided letters on the screen as part of gameplay in order to build words, unlock… Read More

Google’s Ara Modular Phone Takes A Real Photo From A Snap-In Camera

(source: MobileCrunch)
IMG_0435 Google’s ATAP team showed a working version of its Project Ara modular smartphone on stage at I/O today, with engineer Rafa Camargo snapping in a camera module and taking a quick photo on a device running the latest version of Android. It was a brief show of where the project’s at, and amazing when you consider the engineering involved in making it work. ATAP has shown off a… Read More

Dashlane is First Password Manager to Support Google Android M Fingerprint

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Dashlane two new APIs from Android M Developer Preview to offer users automatic login with Android. Dashlane users can now use their fingerprint to access and use all of their stored passwords, without ever typing a password

Delta ID Powers Iris Recognition in NTT DOCOMO and Fujitsu's ARROWS NX F-04G

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Delta ID Inc. announced its ActiveIRIS® technology powers the iris recognition system of the ARROWS NX F-04G launched by NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan today

Ranplan Launches New RF Planning and Optimisation Tool for DAS

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Ranplan has announced the launch of iBuildNet DAS, the latest addition to its range of vendor-independent software tools for indoor and outdoor wireless network planning, design and optimisation

InfiNet Wireless Triumph at SviazExpocomm 2015

(source: Wireless DevNet)
InfiNet Wireless was a vital component at this months SviazExpocomm exhibition in Moscow, Russia. This was the 27th SviazExpocomm International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communication Services

Qualcomm Announces 10 Companies Selected to Participate in the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, has selected the 10 robotics companies that will be participating in the four-month mentorship-driven startup program

ATAP’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Gesture Control Could Be The Perfect Wearable Interface

(source: MobileCrunch)
google-io-2015-atap0025 Google’s ATAP Project Soli is an attempt to harness the power of hand and finger manipulation to make it easier to interact with ever-smaller devices and screens. It posits that instead of using tools, we should use our “hand motion vocabulary” to control devices, even when the devices aren’t present. What it does is let you control devices using natural hand motions… Read More

Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
appinvites2 Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users, and measuring… Read More

Apple Posts A Workaround For The iOS Messages Bug, Promises A Fix Is Coming

(source: MobileCrunch)
imessage-screen Apple has published a support document detailing a workaround to temporarily resolve the situation with the nasty Messages bug that was capable of crashing iPhones. The document offers a simple series of steps that will allow users to re-open the Messages app after being hit by the bug, and notes that a fix will be made available in a future software update, as previously promised. In case… Read More

Apple offers a quick workaround for nasty iOS messaging bug

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

We already know Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered texting bug that can render your Messages app useless (and in some cases even reboot your phone), but now there's a faster solution for anyone affected. You just need to use Siri to read your unread messages and send a dictated reply, according to a support document Apple posted yesterday. After that, you'll be able to open the Messages app once again and delete the malicious thread. The messaging bug was originally uncovered by Reddit users, and it involves sending a note with a series of Unicode characters through any iPhone messaging app. Of course, this workaround is only a fix for people who already received one of the tainted messages -- you'll have to turn off notification previews for apps if you want to stay completely safe. It's unclear when Apple will deliver an update to solve the issue, but given how easy the bug is to exploit, we figure it's coming soon.

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The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

(source: MobileCrunch)
awards12 The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups is on on June 16 in London, and TechCrunch is the exclusive Media Partner. Think ‘a summertime Crunchies, with a daytime unconference attached, by a sunny River Thames’. The agenda for the event has just been released. You can find it here and the roster of international speakers is here. Attendees will automatically… Read More

Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts

(source: MobileCrunch)
Glose Photo Elon Musk Zoom Glose is a brand new take on ebook reading for phones and tablets. Yet, until today, one thing was crucially missing — Android support. Today, the company is launching its app on Android phones and tablets. It is also adding free book excerpts for its entire catalog. “Things are going well,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Princen told me. “We basically doubled our catalog,… Read More

Here’s A First Look At Android M

(source: MobileCrunch)
Android-M Android M is still in its very early days; Google just released the first developer preview for use on test devices today. We flashed it onto a Nexus 5, and took a look around to see what was new. The OS is far from feature-complete at this stage, but you can still get a first look at some key features in the video above. The changes to the app drawer, and to volume controls, are small but… Read More

Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed doors, as signaled by multiple patents that have surfaced over the past few years. To make matters more interesting, Apple has bought Metaio, a startup from Germany that's been focusing on AR since it launched in 2003. "Pioneers in Augmented Reality and Computer Vision," reads a message displayed in large font on Metaio's website.

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Android M, the Ultimate Guide

(source: MobileBurn)
Google dropped Android M on us at the company?s I/O developer's event today, and while the software will not be released until later in the year, Google was kind enough to give us all a detailed breakdown of what is in store. With Android 5.0 Lollipop only seven months old and feeling pretty darn fresh, we expect Android M to wow us and bring something new to the party. Luckily the software really does that and is a pretty rich overhaul of the system, even if it is unlikely to do Android?s fragmented platform any good in terms of unification.
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