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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:

WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business

(source: MobileCrunch)
worldremit africa A year after raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has picked up more funding. To compete against the likes of Western Union in the world of money transfers — and tap a remittance market that the World Bank estimates will be worth $610 billion in 2016 — the company has added another $45 million to its coffers. This latest round, a debt round… Read More

Fintech Savings Service Qapital Launches Android App

(source: MobileCrunch)
moneytrees Qapital, the financial management service integrated with most banks, is launching its Android app today. First available only in iOS, the new service offers the same breadth of functionality to new Android customers which comprise the bulk of mobile phone users in the world. For investors and boosters like acclaimed behavioral economics researcher Dan Ariely, the launch of the new Android… Read More

Star Micronics Launches New Wireless Addition to its TSP100 futurePRNT Series

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Star Micronics announces the launch of the TSP143III WLAN, the latest addition to its renowned TSP100 futurePRNT Series, to provide simple yet effective wireless communication for retail and hospitality

Tengi Announces National Launch of New Messaging App That Gives Back

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Tengi has today announced its full UK launch, following a successful regional beta. The newest messaging app player on the market has a significant and disruptive USP: giving 50% of all its revenue to its users

Ultra Compact Global 3G/2G Cellular Module Ideal for Tracking and IoT Applications

(source: Wireless DevNet)
u-blox, today announced the ultra compact SARA-U201 3G/2G cellular module. Measuring just 16 x 26 x 3 mm, the 96-pin LGA-packaged SARA-U201 is the smallest cellular module supporting both 2G and 3G connectivity

ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

(source: Wireless DevNet)
ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to announce a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connecte

Lully Launches The Sleep Guardian Plus To Reduce Night Terrors

(source: MobileCrunch)
lully1 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round for operations surrounding their flagship product called The Sleep Guardian. That product launched in June of 2015. Today they are launching an updated version—The Sleep Guardian Plus. Read More

Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store

(source: MobileCrunch)
adblock-general Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updates for others, like Crystal’s ad blocker. Now, following an appeal from Rocketship, the developers behind Adblock Fast, Google has re-approved and republished its app to Google Play. The… Read More

Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 3.49.07 PM …and Social Media Managers everywhere rejoice! Read More

Vyke Launches to Revolutionise Voice Calling

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Vyke announced that it will be revolutionising the mobile voice market through its new mobile VoIP apps, which will allow users to use mobile voice with the same flexibility that we all take for granted with email and social networking

Intense Technologies to Demonstrate How to act on Customer Insights from Big Data at MWC

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Customer experience digitialization specialists Intense Technologies will be at Mobile World Congress demonstrating how its solutions help service providers achieve greater agility in their customer business processes

Uber Launches Statewide Petition Drive in Support of Modern, Sensible Ridesharing Legislation

(source: Wireless DevNet)
On the heels of the first Florida Work on Demand event in Orlando, Uber launched a statewide petition drive urging Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and his colleagues to pass modern, sensible ridesharing legislation

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Its Most Advanced Wireless Broadband Solution at Mobile World Congress

(source: Wireless DevNet)

Vaspian-Voci Partnership Brings Speech Analytics to Telephony Market

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Vaspian plans to empower small and mid-size businesses by providing automated transcription and speech analytics tools powered by Voci as a complement to Vaspian's telephony systems

Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App

(source: MobileCrunch)
Tribe Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless of other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging thanks to its heavy focus on video and neat design. Read More

India Blocks Facebook’s Free Basics, Other Zero-Rated Mobile Services Over Net Neutrality

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 11.36.27 Facebook’s Free Basics — the company’s zero-rated mobile service — has been under fire in India over net neutrality violations for months, and now the country’s regulator has weighed in hard on the issue: FreeBasics and services like it have been banned, according to an announcement from TRAI. Facebook has issued a statement in response to the ruling that looks… Read More

Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service

(source: MobileCrunch)
go90 Verizon, the parent of TechCrunch’s parent AOL, is being accused of violating net neutrality principles by excluding its own mobile video streaming service, go90, from data charges — thereby creating an unequal playing field. Read More

LiveLike’s VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Bringing Home The Game Category

(source: MobileCrunch)
LiveLike VR Sports Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The home viewing category winner, LiveLike, lets you watch games in virtual reality from multiple angles. The contest featured twelve finalists competing in three… Read More

LiveLike’s VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Sports Startup Contest Home Category

(source: MobileCrunch)
LiveLike VR Sports Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The home viewing category winner, LiveLike, lets you watch games in virtual reality from multiple angles. The contest featured twelve finalists competing in three… Read More

How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security

(source: MobileCrunch)
american football stadium In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airport—longer lines, no liquids, taking off your shoes. What used to feel out of the ordinary is now expected. After the tragedies in Paris targeting live entertainment venues, the Stade de France and Bataclan concert hall, the experience of attending a live event in… Read More