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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:

NHL Teams Up With MLB Advanced Media To Create New Digital Products And Platforms

(source: MobileCrunch)
4192819896_9b3fe58478_b One of the greatest things to come out of Major League Baseball might not be a particular team, player or record. It could be its Advanced Media group, which is a powerhouse in online streaming. Today, the group has inked a deal with NHL. The deal between the NHL and MLBAM is set to go for six years and includes streaming and setting up all of NHL’s properties for a “more… Read More

Truly Wireless Uses Bandwidths Network & Platform to Turn Smartphones into Business Phones

(source: Wireless DevNet)
When the companys existing provider lacked the telecom quality and reliability necessary to serve its enterprise-grade customer base, it integrated Bandwidths network and platforms to deliver a high-quality calling experience

FCC Announces Workshop To Promote Wider Use Of The Emergency Alert System

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC will host a workshop to promote the wider use and increased accessibility of the EAS on Thursday, August 27, 2015

RASTRAC GPS Tracking & Fleet Management Solution Installed in Vehicles and Assets for Hidalgo CO

(source: Wireless DevNet)
RASTRAC, a leader in GPS fleet tracking and remote asset management solutions for companies and municipalities of all sizes, recently completed a new deployment of RASTRAC, provider of GPS tracking SaaS, for Hidalgo County in Texas

Premiere Digital Builds Future-Proof Transcoding Workflow on Telestream Vantage

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Telestream announced that Premiere Digital, has purchased multiple Telestream Vantage media-processing systems running on GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Servers to replace its legacy encoding and transcoding systems a

Workstreampeople Lifts Customer Service to New Heights with Anywhere365

(source: Wireless DevNet)
In order to enable organisations to provide the best-possible services for their customers via all channels of communication, European market leader Workstreampeople is launching a new version of Anywhere365

iOS Gains on Android in the US

(source: MobileBurn)
ComScore has revealed its latest data showing the state of the mobile platform industry in the United States, and the results show that Apple is continuing to make ground on Android in its home country. However, while Apple's business model is thriving in most markets, the US is one of the few regions where its iOS is catching Android. Not that it particularly matters at the moment because both platforms are doing very well based on their respective ideals and are dominating the global market.
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iPhone 6c to Launch Q2 2016

(source: MobileBurn)
It has been widely rumored that Apple will launch a new "affordable" iPhone when the company launches the iPhone 6s next month. A replacement for the iPhone 5c, the iPhone 6c will launch in the second quarter (April through June) of 2016. Digitimes suggests the device will be delayed until next year, so does that mean we will not see it next month?
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OnePlus 2 Sells 30,000 Units in China in 65 Seconds

(source: MobileBurn)
If you live in China you will be able to buy the OnePlus 2 without the frustrating and annoying invite system, a perk of being from OnePlus' home nation we guess. Another perk is the fact that Chinese customers have already been able to get the handsets, while the rest of us have to wait for the invite system to open August 11th. Those consumers lapped the device up too, with 30,000 units selling in just 64 seconds.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Blitzes AnTuTu Benchmark

(source: MobileBurn)
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launching next week, there is no surprise that the phablet is passing through benchmark software, with AnTuTu claiming the device passed through its tests. As is usually the case, it means the specs of the handset were also revealed while the Note 5 is shaping up to be the beast we all think it will be.
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Galaxy Note 5 Event Scheduled for August 13

(source: MobileBurn)
It seems as though Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than normal as was predicted. The company hinted today that its already scheduled August 13th event will be in honor of launching the newest version of its phablet flagship. The Korean giant teased by saying we should "Note" the date, which means you do not have to be a genius to know this means the Note 5 is imminent.
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TapHeaven Promises True Automation For Mobile Advertisers

(source: MobileCrunch)
tapheaven founders The pitch for TapHeaven might sound a little familiar. Co-founder and CEO Chris Hoyt said his technology delivers truly automated ad-buying. What makes TapHeaven more than just another ad startup that talks a big game about its technology? Well, it says it’s actually delivering big results with its first dozen pilot partners — many of them, Hoyt said, have seen their user… Read More

Battery Attributes Can Be Used To Track Web Users

(source: MobileCrunch)
iPhone 6 battery life A team of European security researchers has published a paper analyzing how the battery life of mobile devices could be used to track web browsing habits of Firefox users on Linux, using the HTML5 Battery Status API. Read More

Finally, a $9,000 watch that attaches to your Apple Watch

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

California-based (where else?) watch-maker Nico Gerard has announced a timepiece that has an Apple Watch lodged within a pretty typical analog watch strap. Yep: a watch for your Apple Watch. Oh and preorders start at $9,300 -- although that includes the black steel analogue face and a 38mm stainless steel Apple Watch on the other side of your wrist. If you want to upgrade your status beyond that of a mere one-percenter, then there's the $112,000 18-carat gold option. With gold Apple Watch Edition. (It's not even the first double-watched solution to a problem no-one's ever had.) Irony be damned, the watch has been named Pinnacle. But there's one question we need answered: which one is the watch, and which one is the accessory?

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Via: Mashable

Source: Nico Gerard

Tags: apple, applewatch, nicogerard, pinnacle, video, watch, what

OS X flaw leaves Macs vulnerable to attacks, no password required

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

The latest version of OS X contains a serious flaw that hackers can use to attack your computer without ever needing your password. The issue is around a hidden document -- Sudoers -- which is effectively a list of permissions as to which pieces of software are allowed to mess around with your computer. Unfortunately, a change to how Yosemite stores the list means that it's now possible to add malware to the register. As such, if you inadvertently run an offending script, hackers can take advantage of your computer's unwitting hospitality to install crapware like VSearch and MacKeeper.

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Via: Ars Technica, AppleInsider

Source: MalwareBytes, GitHub

Tags: apple, Flaw, Malware, OSX, Security

EFF is building a stronger 'Do Not Track' browser setting

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Internet adress field on a web browser

Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of internet users. That's why the Electronic Freedom Foundation has teamed with Adblock, Medium, Mixpanel and DuckDuckGo to create a stronger standard.

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Source: EFF

Tags: adblock, advertising, apple, browser, chrome, DoNotTrack, edge, EFF, firefox, google, microsoft, privacy, projectspartan, safari, security, standards

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg demonstrated to Wired that Macs have some of the same vulnerabilities as their Windows counterparts. The exploit is especially troubling because now a phishing email or click on a link on a malicious site could compromise the computer. This is in addition to the exploit shown last year that was spread by the ROM of infected external drives and accessories like a Thunderbolt to ethernet adapter. These exploits are nearly impossible to detect because security software doesn't scan the firmware and reinstalling the system doesn't remove the problem.

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Source: Wired

Tags: apple, BlackHat, Firmware, Hacking, Security

Sony Impresses with Xperia M5

(source: MobileBurn)
Sony revealed late last year that it would be changing its smartphone strategy to work on high end handsets. While that meant the Xperia Z flagship range, the company also planned to work on exciting new high end devices that fit into the mid-range. The now officially launched Xperia M5 fits that bill, as will the Xperia C5 Ultra when it launches next month. Back to the M5 for now as this seems a very impressive mid-range smartphone.
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AUDI AG, BMW Group & Daimler AG Agree with Nokia Corporation on Joint Acquisition of HERE Mapping

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The acquisition is intended to secure the long term availability of HEREs products and services as an open, independent and value creating platform for cloud-based maps and other mobility services accessible to all customers

AT&T Introduces First-Ever Nationwide TV and Wireless Combined Offer

(source: Wireless DevNet)
The offer includes HD and DVR service for up to four TV receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and 10GB of shareable wireless data all for $200 per month, an annual savings of $600 or more