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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:

Apple doubles down on photography with new Shot on iPhone campaign

(source: MobileCrunch)
Sydney, Australia Apple knows that the battle for people’s pockets is going to be fought in part in the photography space. With iOS 10, the company is making it even easier to get to the camera in a hurry, but in an effort to remind people that they’re already carrying a great camera around with them, Apple is launching a new round of its popular Shot on iPhone advertising campaign. Read More

Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome extensions

(source: MobileCrunch)
Facebook Save And Share Chrome Extensions Facebook colonized the internet with its Like button that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it’s getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Share Chrome extensions that let you capture content from any site. Together, these updates should help fill the News Feed with news stories from around the web, and turn Facebook into a more… Read More

Twitter targets smaller businesses with launch of Dashboard

(source: MobileCrunch)
schedule_0 Twitter — hot on the heels of the launch of its app for influencers, Twitter Engage — has today released yet another standalone application: Twitter Dashboard. The new service, available on both web and mobile, is aimed at businesses that want to use Twitter to connect with their customers. The app offers a suite of tools, including customized feeds of tweets, tools for… Read More

Evernote tweaks features in free plan and raises prices in paid ones

(source: MobileCrunch)
evernote Evernote is an indispensible tool for many, and the company is always working on making it more so — “but that requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money,” it writes in a new blog post. You know what that means: price hikes. Read More

Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera

(source: MobileCrunch)
IMG_1338 Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search and tap the visual search button, point your camera at anything you’re interested in, and it’ll automatically do a visual search for everything you see. Pinterest will populate the photo with… Read More

Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome Extensions

(source: MobileCrunch)
Facebook Save And Share Chrome Extensions Facebook colonized the internet with its Like button that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it’s getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Share Chrome extensions that let you capture content from any site. Together, these updates should help fill the News Feed with news stories from around the web, and turn Facebook into a more… Read More

Lease marketplace Flip raises $1.2M

(source: MobileCrunch)
flip Flip, a startup that helps tenants find someone to take over their lease, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The New York City-based company has created a marketplace where lease holders can post apartments that they need to rent out, and where pre-screened applicants can look at housing before it hits the rental market. (Depending on how badly they need to get out… Read More

The Moto G4 is arriving in the US July 12th, priced at $199

(source: MobileCrunch)
Moto G4 Looks like it won’t be too much longer until U.S. users can get their grubby paws on Motorola’s forthcoming fourth-gen Moto G. Announced last month right around Google I/O, the baseline G4 will be arriving on Amazon, Best Buy (which will be offering up a $50 gift card with the purchase) and Walmart.com, and various other stateside retailers (including Motorola’s own site)… Read More

PayPal puts a charitable giving button in its app for the first time

(source: MobileCrunch)
paypal PayPal is rolling out an update to its mobile application which it hopes will put charitable giving in the forefront of customers’ minds. With a new button that appears at the bottom of the home screen of its app  – below options to order ahead or pay in-store – PayPal users can support a favorite cause through an in-app donation. The button connects users to the tens… Read More

Snowfox trackerphone is another mobile alternative for parents to give kids

(source: MobileCrunch)
SnowFox Finland-based Internet of Things startup Haltian, which back in 2014 crowdfunded an IoT developer device aimed at lowering the barrier of entry to building connected devices, is lining up its next IoT device: a tracker phone for parents to give younger kids. Read More

Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker to compete with Google and Apple

(source: MobileCrunch)
Facebook iOS Slideshow Most people can’t shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring. That’s why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatic movie makers based on your media. This month, Apple announced its version called Memories coming to iOS 10 Photos, Google Photos already has its Movies Assistant and today Facebook is rolling out Slideshow to all iOS users around the… Read More

Boon + Gable closes on $2.5 million for its in-home stylist and shopping service

(source: MobileCrunch)
Stylist with bags of clothes Online clothes shopping can be a gamble – you never really know if items will fit until you try them on. Meanwhile, shopping at local retailers can be time-consuming. A startup called Boon + Gable aims to solve both those problems with a service that offers a personal stylist who comes to your home with a curated selection of clothes for you to try, then buy on the spot if you like them. Read More

Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list

(source: MobileCrunch)
Facebook Poke Costume Approximately 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60 percent of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed. But Facebook is giving hardcore extroverts seeking more parties a new Featured Events list full of hand-picked gatherings. Starting today, iOS users in 10 U.S. cities will see the option for Featured Events in a carousel atop their list of… Read More

Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

(source: MobileCrunch)
1_HomeFeed Services like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are great for watching videos and live streams from your favorite gamers, but a new app called Leet, launching now, has a slightly different take. Instead of focusing on live-streamed gameplay and real-time chat, Leet lets gamers share short highlights from their favorite console or PC games to its online community and the social web. Others can then… Read More

OK, Europe: It’s your move

(source: MobileCrunch)
shutterstock_231292816 I held the first Warsaw TechCrunch Meetup in 2007 at a pub called Lolek. We were visiting my wife’s parents and I figured I would post on the site and get a few people together to see the first iPhone. Five wary people came and three left when they figured out the meetup was a dud. Two weeks ago I visited Krakow for ImpactCEE. The event was an effort to bring together politicians, big… Read More

You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 8.27.28 AM TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex trafficking. The goal of the new app is to build a national database of photos of the insides of hotel rooms to help law enforcement match images posted by sex traffickers to locations. The app will also be useful to help locate victims — and the people who put them in their predicament. Read More

YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

(source: MobileCrunch)
Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 10.12.43 AM YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were livestreaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering livestreaming on its site since 2011, “before it was cool,” the company snarked in a series of announcements emerging from this week’s VidCon event. That may be true, but a single-purpose app… Read More

Twitter quietly launches tags to location feeds with Foursquare

(source: MobileCrunch)
Twitter Location Feed Location feeds linked to from these tags could inspire people to tweet more while out and about, fuel Moments about particular places, and improve Twitter’s ad targeting data. Better location functionality could be an important building block for Twitter’s future products and revenue potential. [Update: What’s new is that specific location tags now appear in the main… Read More

Omni Calculator brings math to the masses

(source: MobileCrunch)
IMG_5504 There are some men who want to watch the the world burn and others who want to offer it easily customizable embedded calculators. Mateusz Mucha belongs to the latter camp. Mucha is a sociologist by training who has built multiple small startups. His latest project, Omni Calculator, is completely bootstrapped and has three employees building clever calculators for various formulae. “We… Read More

Twitter quietly launches location feeds with Foursquare

(source: MobileCrunch)
Twitter Location Feed Location feeds could inspire people to tweet more while out and about, fuel Moments about particular places, and improve Twitter’s ad targeting data. Better location functionality could be an important building block for Twitter’s future products and revenue potential. Foursquare is powering precise place identification for the Twitter feature. In exchange it gets prominent… Read More