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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:

In-App Search Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
iPhone5c-front-hand-case Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is now launching an iOS application called In-App Search which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped. Read More

HTC's budget Desire 510

(source: MobileBurn)
HTC has been expanding its product lines of late and is likely to continue doing so with the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet for Google and a HTC smartwatch. However, before the company ties up those high end products, it is focusing on something a bit more affordable with the Desire 510, a handset it launched yesterday and has been showing off today.
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Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

(source: MobileCrunch)
20140519041052-Kids01 There are a number of gadgets, both new and old, that allow parents to geo-locate their children – or let puppy parents track down a wandering Fido – but many of these either fall short of the task at hand by relying on Bluetooth alone, or require a monthly fee, like the FiLIP smartwatch for kids or the Amber Alert GPS, for instance. A new gadget now in the works… Read More

In-App Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

(source: MobileCrunch)
iPhone5c-front-hand-case Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is now launching an iOS application called In-App which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped. This is made possible via “deep… Read More

Beyond LTE: Enabling the Mobile Broadband Explosion Toward 5G

(source: Wireless DevNet)
4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today announced the publication of a report by Rysavy Research titled, Beyond LTE: Enabling the Mobile Broadband Explosion

Bentley Walker Extends VSAT Service To Iraq With Newtec At Its Core

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Bentley Walker, one of the worlds leading service providers for broadband satellite VSAT services, is extending its coverage to Iraq using Newtecs Ka-band VSAT broadband platform

Epic Eric Swings, flips and Bumps His Way onto the App Store

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Independent Game Developer 232 Studios today launched Epic Eric, its highly anticipated new platform puzzler exclusively on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

WM360 Launches Hubbit: a New Mobile App for Enterprise

(source: Wireless DevNet)
WM360 has today announced the launch of its new mobile app for business. Hubbit offers businesses the use of their intranet entirely through mobile devices and is built to optimise SharePoint

AT&T to Rollout BlackBerry 10.2.1 Software Update to BlackBerry Z10 and Q10

(source: Wireless DevNet)
AT&T and BlackBerry today issued the latest software update for the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 with new key features and enhancements for both individual and enterprise customers.

Apple Confirms Special Event On September 9, Likely For iPhones

(source: MobileCrunch)
Apple-iphone-621-1 Apple has sent out invites to a special event it’s holding on September 9, where we will almost certainly get our first official look at the next iPhone. The invites follow a previous report from Re/code pegging Tuesday, September 9 as the date, and the event’s timing is consistent with the launch of the iPhone dating back to to the iPhone 4S, when Apple began releasing new versions… Read More

Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

(source: MobileCrunch)
Contact Center iOS App Contact Center acts like speed dial built for the way we communicate with others on smartphones today. You’re given a set of customizable tiles that can be edited to show common functions, like calling, texting, or sending GIFs, or to show your favorite contacts. Read More

Make calls with Samsung's Galaxy Gear S

(source: MobileBurn)
LG won't be the only Korean company launching a new smartwatch at IFA next week as Samsung will also be rolling out the Galaxy Gear S (not Solo as we reported yesterday). This wearable is arguably the most elegant Samsung has made so far, while it comes with one added differentiator. As we said yesterday when the Gear S was a mere rumour, it will allow taking and making calls directly on the smartwatch.
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Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the invite merely states "Wish we could say more" -- the change in seasons this time of year usually signals the arrival of a new iPhone. And of course, there's been some talk of a wearable, too. As always, you can bet we'll be there to bring all the news as it happens starting at 10AM PT/1PM ET in Cupertino.

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Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there actually a fire? A new report from Wired's Gadget Lab says yes - according to the usual unnamed sources, Apple's going to show off a shiny new mobile payments platform at its September 9 event (we're still waiting for our invite) and NFC is expected to play a part. Just how big a part remains shrouded in mystery -- after all, Apple SVP Phil Schiller said at an AllThingsD event that NFC wasn't a solution to any current problem consumers faced.

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Source: Wired

LG details the G Watch R

(source: MobileBurn)
Rather than wait until the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, LG has decided to shed some light on its upcoming G Watch R by detailing its specs. This is nothing new for the Korean company as it has been showing off products before their official launch all year. The G Watch R is LG's first round faced wearable and could be the first such smartwatch to hit the market.
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New ScarePackage Ransomware hits Android

(source: MobileBurn)
We have heard plenty about Android's security (or lack of it) in recent times, but Google's platform is under the spotlight again today. A new form of ransomware known as "ScarePackage" has been targeting Android devices and in the last 40 days has hit 900,000 smartphones and tablets. That adds to the already 5 million Android products that have malware problems.
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Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes

(source: MobileCrunch)
seats SeatGeek, a company that bills itself as “the web’s largest ticket search engine”, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. The round brought was led by Accel Capital, with Accel’s John Locke (whose previous investments include eBay-acquired payments company Braintree and Angry Birds-maker Rovio) joining the board of directors. Accel is a big… Read More

Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch Untethered

(source: Daily Wireless)
Samsung is taking the wraps off the Gear S with can send and receive messages or make calls without an accompying smartphone. There’s a 3G modem inside. While it may not be especially fast, it doesn’t require a Bluetooth-connected phone or WiFi. It features a 2-inch AMOLED screen plus a dual-core 1GHz CPU along with […]

AllCast's media streaming app is coming to iOS 'slowly but surely'

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Envious of Android's stream-wrangling AllCast app, but not ready to switch mobile platforms? You're in luck: the app's creator just teased the iOS version of the app on his Google+ page. A pair of screenshots (featured above) shows the work-in-progress, punctuated only with developer Koushik Dutta's brief commentary: "Slowly but surely." The port was apparently sparked by a handful of new iOS8 APIs that it possible to cast from other apps besides AllCast. So, when will it be here? Dutta says he hopes to release the app in a few weeks, possibly the end of September.

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Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

(source: MobileCrunch)
Samsung Gear S_Blue Black_2 Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More

LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014

(source: MobileCrunch)
lg-g-watch-r LG is doubling up on Android Wear smartwatch devices in 2014, with a circular smartwatch destined for release later this year, by the end of the fourth quarter. The LG G Watch R (presumably the R is for round) will get a proper introduction at IFA 2014 this year, and will feature the world’s first Plastic OLED display, with a circular face that uses 100 percent of its screen, unlike the… Read More

Archos details new range of smartphone and tablets

(source: MobileBurn)
IFA is less than a week away and the companies are already rolling into town for the Berlin event; the latest to take its place is Archos. The French company that largely specialises in lower end budget devices is not having a big reveal at the event, but has instead been showing off what it will launch on the floor of the trade show.
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