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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:

Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer

(source: MobileCrunch)
mobile-stab-yahoo In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is, if you won the last computing platform and are on the cusp of the next one you’re not built for, you might want to sell the company. Mobile fell on an unsuspecting Yahoo like a piano on a cartoon villain. It was a web portal. Read More

Apple picks a well-known executive to lead its electric car team

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

There's been a lot of talk about Apple's not-so-secret Project Titan electric car project, but... who runs it? We now have an idea. Wall Street Journal sources understand that Apple has picked Bob Mansfield, one of the company's better-known executives, to helm its EV efforts. He'd effectively left the company in 2013 and only made a partial return after Apple scrambled to keep him (the Apple Watch is partly his baby), but he's reportedly back in the swing of things now that Titan is ramping up -- all senior managers in the car initiative have to report to him.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

(source: MobileCrunch)
Dashlane Logo The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

(source: MobileCrunch)
Silhouette of Baseball fan waving hands in the air Twitter is expanding its live sports plans, with weekly, live streamed games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The live streams will be available for free to out-of-market viewers, whether they’re logged into Twitter or not. Twitter is also announcing a new nightly sports highlights show called The Rally, produced by mobile video company 120 Sports. (The Rally… Read More

Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops

(source: MobileCrunch)
ANKARA, TURKEY - JULY 13 :  A Pokemon Go user plays Pokemon GO game in Ankara, Turkey on July 13, 2016.  (Photo by Erçin Top/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the other side of the world. Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed at a San Diego Comic Con panel that Niantic is indeed working on adding trading (and new training features) to their game, as well as… Read More

All 2017 Ford vehicles are getting CarPlay and Android Auto

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Ford has confirmed that all of its 2017 models -- every single car, SUV, light truck and EV -- are smartphone-ready. They all come loaded with Ford's Sync 3 entertainment system and are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those who've snapped any of the currently available 2017 models, such as the latest Escape, Fusion, Mustang and Explorer, can already enjoy the in-car technologies. They can use their iPhones (5 or newer) or their Android Lollipop (or higher) devices to access maps, music, messages and even third-party apps on their vehicles' screens. Both systems give them access to voice commands, as well.

Source: Ford

New in our buyer's guide: All the phones (just the good ones)

(source: Engagdget Mobile)
It took us a while, but now that we've reviewed the Moto Z, we think we're done testing flagship phones until the iPhone 7 or next Galaxy Note come out (whichever arrives first). With that in mind, we can now confidently say that the following phones belong in our buyer's guide: the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 and the iPhone SE. (Sorry, LG, maybe next year.) While we were at it, we also inducted the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets, since we likely them more or less equally. And, in the less-expensive realm, we added the Roku Streaming Stick in the A/V category. Head over to our buyer's guide hub for all the details on these and many more. That's it for now, but stay tuned -- who knows what we'll add after the next gadget-reviewing frenzy.

Source: Engadget Buyer's Guide

Dots & Co. tweaks the Dots games by adding a friendly companion

(source: MobileCrunch)
dotsandco Dots & Co., the follow-up to the popular puzzle games Dots and Two Dots, launched on iOS and Android earlier this week. If reading about the new game isn’t enough for you, you can watch me try it out in the video above. In many ways, Dots & Co. should feel pretty familiar to fans of the previous games. Your goal is to clear as many dots as you can by connecting dots of the… Read More

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in a first week ever

(source: MobileCrunch)
pokemon go caterpie ios Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. Read More

Security bugs put Apple devices running iOS and Mac OS X at risk

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Multiple security vulnerabilities were revealed by Cisco's Talos security team earlier this week, identifying areas at risk of possible exploits in iOS devices and Mac OS X. Some experts believe the exploits to be complex to pull off and likely not worth the time to attack. Regardless, the bugs have already been fixed in the latest versions of both operating systems.

Via: Wired

Source: Talos

A new iOS 10 feature warns against open WiFi networks

(source: Engagdget Mobile)
We all know it's generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks via WiFi, but it's not every day your phone warns against it. According to Florida-based Apple beta tester Jeb Stuart, iOS 10 will do exactly that.

Via: iOS Hacker

Source: Jeb Stuart

Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in its first week ever

(source: MobileCrunch)
pokemon go caterpie ios Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. Read More

Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands are only available in Rio

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

To celebrate the Olympic games, the Apple Watch is getting a series of commemorative straps that match the flags of 14 participating countries. GQ got the exclusive, saying that each model will set you back $49, and match the colors of the respective flags, such as the USA, Great Britain and New Zealand. Sprinter Trayvon Bromell (pictured) got his Team USA band a little earlier than everyone else, but it won't be that easy to imitate him. That's because the straps are only going to be sold in one Apple Store -- the Barra da Tijuca location in West Rio de Janeiro through the month of August. Yeah.

Via: AppleInsider

Source: GQ

VoLTE to Be Deployed as Mainstream in Many Operator Networks

(source: Wireless DevNet)
5G Americas today announced the publication of a technical white paper, The Evolution of 3GPP Communications Services which offers a clear understanding of the evolution and ecosystem for VoLTE

Telenor Selects Ranplan for outdoor/indoor Small Cell and HetNet Planning and optimization

(source: Wireless DevNet)
Telenor has completed a Supplier Agreement with Ranplan, an innovative and fast growing company that has developed a powerful range of tools for efficient and accurate in-building and outdoor/indoor wireless network planning

SpeedCast Awarded Satellite Provider of the Year

(source: Wireless DevNet)
SpeedCast International, a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Communications Alliance and CommsDay (ACOMM) Award for 'Satellite Provider of the Year.'

Apple's electric car might not hit the streets until 2021

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Apple's electric car initiative, dubbed 'Project Titan,' has been sort of an open secret for awhile now -- but how close the company is to actually releasing a vehicle is anybody's guess. Initial reports pegged 2019 as Apple's foray into the automotive industry. Some sources predicted the first cars to roll off the line in 2020. Today, that presumptive launch date gets pushed back just one more year: according to The Information, we may not see an Apple car until 2021.

Via: 9to5Mac

Source: The Information

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $125 on an iPad Pro 9.7

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

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iOS 10 warns when your Lightning port gets wet

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Many mobile devices are water-resistant (some more than others), but they'll rarely tell you when there's a less-than-obvious danger. You might not find out that you've soaked something important until a gadget doesn't work. Apple appears to have a solution, though: recent betas for iOS 10 will serve a warning when there's liquid detected in your device's Lightning port. Ideally, this gives you time to pull an accessory (and dry out your gear) before there's any real damage.

Source: Reddit (1), (2), EverythingApplePro (YouTube)

Apple releases second public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

(source: Engagdget Mobile)

Were you quick to hop on the test versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra? It's time to start updating. Apple has released the second public betas of both platforms, and they're not just adding some spit and polish. The new iOS 10 beta introduces a functioning option for using Touch ID to unlock your device the "old-fashioned" iOS 9 way, where resting your finger is enough to get to your home screen. If you lock an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you'll get vibration feedback. And if you're a health maven, you can opt to share your activity and workout data to help improve Apple's fitness features.

Via: MacRumors (1), (2)

Source: Apple