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Skyhook offers devs battery-friendly persistent location

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For all the talk of persistant location apps like Highlight, Glancee, Banjo and others changing the way we live, many consumers haven’t jumped on board, in part because the battery hit to using these apps has been too great. Location data provider Skyhook said it now has an update to...
Skyhook offers devs battery-friendly persistent location
Meet Olli Wang, The App Developer Who Is Changing How We Remember The Places We've Been

Geoloqi helps location-based services take flight

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For all the talk of check-ins, geofences and the mythical Starbucks coupon pushed out to passing pedestrians, consumers have been slow to take up location-based services. One of the problems is that adding real-time location-awareness has been a hard task for many developers and pulling it off elegantly, with respect...
Geoloqi helps location-based services take flight

Sprint phones get smarter about WiFi, battery usage

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Sprint said it has been quietly rolling out an "intelligent client" that helps devices find more power-efficient WiFi hotspots. [Read more]...
Sprint phones get smarter about WiFi, battery usage

New pictures and details emerge on Microsoft’s Courier “digital journal”

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After catching a glimpse of Microsoft’s intriguing Courier device last fall — a dual screen multitouch and pen-based digital booklet — we’ve heard little about it. Now Engadget is reporting on new Courier pictures and details which bring the device one step closer to reality. The Courier is being...
New pictures and details emerge on Microsoft’s Courier “digital journal”
Cydia utility adds push notifications to Sparrow on Jailbroken iPhones

Google patents software solution to extending a phone's battery life

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Google has been granted a patent for reducing the quality of a mobile device’s display in order to preserve battery life as it dwindles, according to a report from DroidLife. The patent describes a system that disables animations or even reduces the resolution of the screen in service of...
Google patents software solution to extending a phone's battery life
Don't upgrade your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1, warn Euro carriers

dbreunig: Really liking the Fog of the World interface. My...

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dbreunig: Really liking the Fog of the World interface. My favorite bit is the percentage of the world I've seen in the top navigation bar. (Though its battery usage is not as light as advertised...) I LOVE this concept. Going to try it out -- will report back on the...
dbreunig: Really liking the Fog of the World interface. My...

Trend Micro announces Android security software

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Trend Micro announced today an expansion of its mobile security offerings with the release of Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition for Android. In addition to its security offerings, Trend Micro also announced a number of new apps for Android aimed at improving device backup and managing battery usage.......
Trend Micro announces Android security software

Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking

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The iPhone has a number of advantages over its smartphone competitors, but one thing it hasn’t had that users have been clamoring for is true multitasking. Push notifications were intended as a workaround designed to give users the ability to stay up-to-date with multiple apps without having to actually run...
Rumor Has It: iPhone 4.0 Bringing Multitasking
Pinion Hopes To Finally Get Ambient Activity Tracking Right By Distilling Your Activities To An Essential Few

Netflix app for Windows 8 now available for download

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Microsoft confirmed some time ago that a Netflix app would be available for Windows 8, and it turns out it's available well before the bit October 26th launch date. Netflix announced today that the app is now available for donwnload from the Windows Store for those who've already upgraded...
Netflix app for Windows 8 now available for download

Android 4.0 cheat sheet

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New to Android 4.0? This handy reference for Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS shows you how to do everything from tweaking an app's notification settings to getting detailed info about your battery usage....
Android 4.0 cheat sheet
Phonedeck lets you manage your Android phone from the cloud and see data about your relationships
Bettery debuts rechargeable battery swap stations at Whole Foods Markets
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 finally available for Windows 7

Sony reveals 3.5-inch Xperia E smartphone in single or dual-sim flavors

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Sony has just announced the new Xperia E smartphone sporting a 3.5-inch HVGA 320 x 240 display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, available with single or "Xperia Edual" mode sims. It's touting the new handset as a way to "stay on top of your data and battery usage," sporting...
Sony reveals 3.5-inch Xperia E smartphone in single or dual-sim flavors
Flipboard for Android beta updated, promises more efficient memory and battery usage

Advanced location-based services come to Titanium 2.0 with Geoloqi partnership

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Developers working in the Titanium 2.0 development platform can now add advanced geolocation services to Android and iOS apps, thanks to a new partnership between Appcelerator and Geoloqi. With Geoloqi’s API, developers can enable persistent location awareness in their apps, but without the typical drawback of location-tracking apps — heavy...
Advanced location-based services come to Titanium 2.0 with Geoloqi partnership

G Cloud Backup gives Android users peace of mind for free

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G Cloud Backup is a new backup solution for Android devices from developer Genie9. It aims to provide a simple, no-frills backup service to give Android users peace of mind, and does so for free — with optional purchases of additional storage space for those who need it. Setting up...
G Cloud Backup gives Android users peace of mind for free

A Few Quick Tips To Boost Your Android Phone's Battery Life (GOOG)

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There's no cure for a bad smartphone battery outside of carrying extra packs or a charger with you. However, if you use your Android carefully, the operating system lets you control your battery usage by paying attention to what applications are sucking the most power. Based on that information,...
A Few Quick Tips To Boost Your Android Phone's Battery Life (GOOG)
iOS 6 causing big battery drain for iPhone 4 and 4S users
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