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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:

AT&T HTC One M7 getting Android Lollipop Now

(source: MobileBurn)
AT&T's version of the HTC One M7 has received technical approval yesterday and is ready to be dealt Android 5.0 Lollipop. That?s the news according to HTC's Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, who says that the roll out of the upgrade will start on today. He also dished on when the newer HTC One M8 will be getting Lollipopped, April 8th.
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Huawei P8 Passes TENNA, Launching April 15

(source: MobileBurn)
We have heard plenty about Huawei's next flagship the P8, a sequel to the Ascend P7 with the company opting to drop the Ascend branding. The company has now announced that the handset will be announced on April 15th at a special event in London. Huawei said that it would start selling smartphones in the United States officially this year, so could the P8 be the first flagship widely available from the company in the U.S.?
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Gmail Update Heading for Android

(source: MobileBurn)
Gmail is making its way to the MobileBurn news page, and that is because Google has been updating its Android version of the email app. The upgrade follows a slew of recent updates for the company's main apps on its mobile operating system.
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Apple opens the floodgates to Watch-friendly apps

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Uber on an Apple Watch

You may have noticed a few Apple Watch-friendly iOS apps trickle out, but brace yourself: you're about to face a torrent of them. Apple has opened up WatchKit app submissions to all developers (not just the handful of early partners from before), so anyone who has been toiling over wristwear-ready software in the past few months can finally put it on your iPhone. Given that the Apple Watch release is still three weeks away, this suggests that the App Store will be well-stocked on day one.

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Source: Apple Developer

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

(source: MobileCrunch)
scaled-5328 The smartphone to beat this season is the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s slim, stylish, and powerful, a mashup between the previous Galaxy S series with the original iPod Touch. It’s well-made and unique, a combination rarely found in cellphones these days and it is as far from the Galaxy S5 as the T-1000 was from the original Terminator. In short, it’s pretty cool and probably the only… Read More

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

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Nope, it's not the new MacBook. That review will need to wait until next month. What we have here is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For all intents and purposes, it's the same one we last tested in late 2013, except for one important thing: It swaps out the old trackpad in favor of a pressure-sensitive "Force Touch" pad that responds differently depending on how hard you bear down on it. (A hard-press on the skip button in QuickTime, for instance, will let you fast-forward at warp speed.) In addition, the new MBP brings all the spec upgrades you'd expect in a system refresh, including faster SSDs, fresh graphics and Intel's latest Core processors. At $1,299-plus, it's priced the same as before, and since the design and Retina display haven't changed, you're likely to enjoy it as much as you did the last-gen model. I can't promise you'll love the new touchpad, though.%Gallery-slideshow273700%

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Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

(source: MobileCrunch)
Haier Chromebook 11 A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

Thales Launches BYOK Deployment Service for Microsoft Azure Cloud Applications

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Thales, leader in information systems and communications security and pioneer with Microsoft in bring your own key technology, announces the launch of its BYOK Deployment Service Package

Fast Forward to 5G at the 5G World Summit

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The implementation of 5G networks across the globe will enable estimated average speeds of 10Gb/s, paving the way for the successful commercial rollout of a multitude of new services

Almost Half of Consumers Think The Smart Home Will be Mainstream in Five Years

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The survey, which looked at US, UK and German consumer attitudes towards the smart home, revealed strong consumer excitement about smart home implementations and their potential to become widespread

Small Cell Shipments to Double during 2015

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Mobile Experts released their annual Small Cells market study. Their research shows very promising signs indicating a near-term upsurge in shipments, with some small cell deployment categories doubling or even tripling during 2015

SIGFOX and NarrowNet Announce Internet of Things Network Rollout in Portugal

(source: Wireless DevNet)
SIGFOX, the pioneer in cost-effective, energy-efficient IoT connectivity, and NarrowNet, a network operator launched by Kaisaras Group, today announced that NarrowNet will become the exclusive SIGFOX network operator in Portugal

Tile Launches Sharing, Allowing Others To Help You Find Your Lost Items

(source: MobileCrunch)
tile-purse Tile, the lost item tracker that you can attach to purses, keys, luggage, bikes or anything else that tends to go missing at times, is today rolling out a new feature designed to make it easier for people to get help finding their items. In an update to the company’s iOS and Android applications, users will now be able to share their Tiles with others, including friends, family,… Read More

Google Maps Easter Egg Sets Pac-Man Loose On City Streets

(source: MobileCrunch)
pac-maps Google has created a new Easter Egg for Google Maps (pretty much just in time for actual Easter) which lets you play Pac-Man in real-world locales on the company’s Maps apps for desktop and mobie devices. It’s easy to play, by either navigating to the Google Maps website or opening the app on your Android or iOS device, and then just searching for a location where Pac-Man might… Read More

Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

(source: MobileCrunch)
android-apps Google announced this morning a range of new advertising options for Android app developers designed to increase the number of app installations. The most notable change rolling out today is that developers can now more easily advertise their applications on the Google Display Network, including via video app promo ads. The Google Display Network today reaches 2 million publisher websites,… Read More

Alcatel OneTouch’s Cross-Platform Smartwatch Opens Pre-Orders For $150

(source: MobileCrunch)
WATCH 1 The Alcatel OneTouch Watch, which got its debut at CES this year, is officially going on sale today with pre-orders starting at $149.99 directly from the company’s U.S. website. The smartwatch is unique among those from larger OEMs in that it works with both iOS and Android smartphones, packing in support for health monitoring features, phone notifications and music controls on both kinds… Read More

Apple is reportedly trying to poach artists from Jay Z's music service

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

One of these things is not like the other...

The streaming music business is getting particularly cutthroat, it seems. According to Billboard, Apple exec Jimmy Iovine has been trying to lure the first-tier musicians from Jay Z's artist-owned Tidal service (possibly for an upcoming streaming option) by paying them "more money upfront." Jay Z isn't directly confirming the rumor, but he isn't exactly denying it, either. He explains that a poaching attempt just reflects Iovine's "competitive nature" and that the two have talked about their rival offerings. The rapper claims that he's trying to make nice, and that he doesn't "have to lose in order for you guys [at Apple] to win" -- he sees the two sides trying to help artists. That may be true, but something tells us that Apple isn't about to make life easy for a direct competitor... especially one whose emphasis on exclusives and special deals could hurt Apple's bottom line.

[Image credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation]

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Source: Billboard

LG Announcing G4 Flagship April 28th

(source: MobileBurn)
It seems as though we are nearing the launch of the LG G4 as the company has sent out invitations for a media event that will be held on April 28. The Initiation carries the "Save the Date" tagline and LG invites us all to "See The Great, Feel The Great". The event will be held simultaneously in New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul, which will make it April 29th in the final three nations.
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Sony Confirms Lollipop for Xperia C3 and Xperia T2

(source: MobileBurn)
Sony has only recently started rolling out Android Lollipop to the Xperia Z flagship range and the company has been pretty vague about its update schedule. For example, it was widely thought that the company would only upgrade its Xperia Z flagship devices to Lollipop, especially as Sony has not mentioned handsets like the Xperia E3, Xperia C3, Xperia M2, Xperia T3, or the Xperia T2 Ultra. That has changed through.
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Sony Xperia Z4 Shows Up for Benchmark

(source: MobileBurn)
LG's G4 has passed through benchmarking software and surprised us; now it is the turn of Sony's next flagship, but the Xperia Z4 is exactly what we expected. The handset made its way through GFXBench's suite as the Sony E6553. While that is not the Xperia Z4 by name, the listed specs certainly point to this handset being the upcoming flagship.
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New York Times Will Deliver One-Sentence News Stories To Apple Watch

(source: MobileCrunch)
photo2 The New York Times will offer single-sentence stories on the Apple Watch, here’s what that might look like. Read More

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

(source: MobileCrunch)
flyp3 Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the numbers, voicemail, text messages, and notifications. The app is live in the iOS store… Read More

Infinit’s New Mobile Apps Might Be The Best Way To Transfer Those Pesky HD Videos

(source: MobileCrunch)
Mail in your door French startup Infinit just released its mobile app for both iOS and Android. In addition to providing a simple way to send files to your friends and colleagues, it is now a full-fledged AirDrop replacement as well. As a reminder, Infinit is a file-sharing service that differs from WeTransfer or CloudApp as it uses peer-to-peer technology to boost file sharing between two users. And there… Read More

LG G4 Spotted for Benchmark Packing Snapdragon 808

(source: MobileBurn)
Most of LG's rivals have already launched their 2015 flagship smartphones (Sony excluded), but the Korean company is playing a patient game before launching the G4. Like last year, LG knows where its opponents in the market are and what they offer, the company will be hoping to strike gold again like it did with the G3. The LG G4 is expected in April and its launch seems a lot more probable now that it is showing up for benchmarks.
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