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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:

Sony Releasing Xperia Z4 in summer?

(source: MobileBurn)
Sony's Xperia Z4 is the company's next all-out assault on the top of the smartphone market and its announcement is very close. It was rumored originally to be getting a CES launch, something that was simply never going to happen, so the next probable launch event would be during the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona through the first week of March, but how likely is that?
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Apple Watch to be more Powerful than the Original iPad

(source: MobileBurn)
When Apple launched the original iPad back in April 2010, it was the peak of tablet technology at the time, a true alternative mobile computing solution. It was very well made and was the best that technology had at the time. However, even less than five years later the iPad's computing technology is now possible in a wearable.
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Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

(source: MobileCrunch)
Lumia 1520 Microsoft had a heck of week last week, didn’t it? It actually felt like it got its groove back with HoloLens, its holographic virtual reality glasses, which I have to say looked way cool. It also got our attention with the Windows 10 mobile strategy, and it showed off the desktop version of Cortana, something Siri can’t do. In spite of its good, dare I say, great week, I have… Read More

Solace Power to Host Educational Wireless Power Webinar Series

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Solace Power, a leading provider of wireless power technology, announced today they will be hosting a series of educational webinars starting on Wednesday, February 4th.

Cablevision Introduces Freewheel

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Cablevision Systems announced the upcoming launch of Freewheel, a new low-cost all-WiFi phone service providing unlimited data, talk and text. Freewheel is the first all-WiFi service to be introduced by a cable provider

TESSCO ONE Innovation Showcase

(source: Wireless DevNet)
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated announced key speakers appearing at the TESSCO ONE Innovation Showcase & Conference 2015, February 3-4, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

AT&T to Buy Nextel Mexico

(source: Wireless DevNet)
AT&T has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing,

Tatung Unveils Full Line of Embedded Modules for Smart City Applications Including Software Support

(source: Wireless DevNet)
At the Smart City Expo '15, Tatung Company announced the availability of its full line of embedded modules developed specifically for use in various smart city applications that include electrical vehicle charging and more

Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

(source: MobileCrunch)
Image of grocery cart full of products in supermarket In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

Apple giving away TV shows and music with 'Free on iTunes'

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Free stuff is always great, especially if people actually want what's on offer. Apple now has a special section called "Free on iTunes" where you can find TV shows and music freebies if you've already blown through your monthly entertainment budget. It features TV episodes from 12 Monkeys, Eye Candy and others, as well as music from bands like Purity Ring and Houndmouth. As 9to5 Mac points out, Apple offered a similar service before, but this time, the focus seems to be less on hits and more on material that's still looking for an audience.

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Via: 9to5 Mac

Source: Apple

Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

(source: MobileCrunch)
touchworkspace Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More

Samsung Making Ten New Smartphones, Including the Galaxy J1

(source: MobileBurn)
Samsung's new strategy is proving to be a little bit baffling. The company has said it will streamline its portfolio but since then has announced the A series, the E Series, and numerous individual smartphones, while a new series of smartphones is also on the way. Rumors are claiming that the new series of smartphone will be ushered in with the Galaxy J1, a device that will launch soon.
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LG G3 Getting Android 5.0 Lollipop Soon

(source: MobileBurn)
LG promised that its LG G3 will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop quickly, a nice surprise considering the handset is still rocking Android KitKat 4.2.2. The Korean company has already updated the device on the international scene, but the United States model is still back on KitKat. However, LG has now announced via Twitter that the update for the G3 in the US is "coming soon".
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As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

(source: MobileCrunch)
google-wallet Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers; but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal, by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More

T-Mobile Debuts SCORE! Plan

(source: MobileBurn)
T-Mobile's new SCORE! Plan was leaked last week and now the carrier has pushed out the deal officially. It?s the company's latest uncarrier plan and it is pretty easy to get hold of. It is those customers who are pre-paid subscribers who paid full retail price (off plan) for their smartphone, even if you bought that handset away from the carrier.
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Google Signs to be Sprint Reseller

(source: MobileBurn)
Google is looking to increase its capacity as a wireless provider, and reports last week suggested that the internet giant has been in talks with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a reseller for those US based networks. Businessweek is now saying that Google has signed a deal with Sprint.
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Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

(source: MobileCrunch)
Google-Wallet Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers, but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More

Samsung Galaxy A7

(source: Lets Go Mobile)
Samsung Galaxy A7 Android smartphone - Samsung introduces Galaxy A7 equipped with premium hardware for an amazing social media experience. Combining powerful multitasking performance with sophisticated design, the new Galaxy A7 smart phone expands on the popular services provided by the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, enabling users to capture and share every moment seamlessly on their social media platform. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is equipped with a powerful multi-core processor combining two separate quad core processors, enabling users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks. The Samsung Galaxy A7 Android phone has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM to power all of a user’s applications and media, and is supported by 2600mAh battery.

Samsung-made chips reportedly power Apple's next iPhone

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple's next smartphone: Samsung one of a few companies that have the scale to provide high-end processors in the numbers that Apple needs for its iPhones. The Korean company was the one responsible for crafting the A7 SoC powering the iPhone 5S two years ago, although an apparent exclusive deal with TSMC meant that wasn't involved in Apple's two new phones in 2014. It's unlikely that Samsung and Apple are all-of-a-sudden BFFs, but, well, business is business. We've reached out to both companies for a response.

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Via: Reuters

Source: MK Business

Apple's home automation tech reportedly won't land until spring

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Craig Federighi talks about HomeKit at Apple's WWDC 2014 event

We hope you weren't in a big rush to outfit your household with devices that use Apple's HomeKit automation technology -- you may be waiting a little while. Recode tipsters claim that Apple started certifying HomeKit gear later than it wanted, pushing the release of many supporting gadgets (and their underlying chips) back to spring or later. While Apple hasn't said whether or not there's a delay, the company notes that multiple companies (such as Elgato and iDevices) formally unveiled their first HomeKit hardware at CES. In many cases, the finished goods won't ship until spring or summer.

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Source: Recode

Samsung-made chips tipped to power the majority of Apple's next iPhone

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple's next smartphone: Samsung one of a few companies that have the scale to provide high-end processors in the numbers that Apple needs for its iPhones. The Korean company was the one responsible for crafting the A7 SoC powering the iPhone 5S two years ago, although an apparent exclusive deal with TSMC meant that wasn't involved in Apple's two new phones in 2014. It's unlikely that Samsung and Apple are all-of-a-sudden BFFs, but, well, business is business. We've reached out to both companies for a response.

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Via: Reuters

Source: MK Business