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ShinyTweet is a Shiny Twitter Client for iPad

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.Name: ShinyTweetQuick Pitch: ShinyTweet’s goal is to provide a...
ShinyTweet is a Shiny Twitter Client for iPad

Telefonica's Tu Go shows that, finally, a telco has figured out the value of the app

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Mobile carriers have been fighting against so-called over-the-top (OTT) apps for quite some time now. These are generally third-party apps we’re talking about here, that are called “OTT” because they run on top of the carriers’ data services. The carriers hate OTT apps because – they claim – they don’t...
Telefonica's Tu Go shows that, finally, a telco has figured out the value of the app

FCC schedules reverse auction for rural 3G build out

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The FCC has scheduled a reverse auction to help facilitate a build out program to expand 3G services to rural regions. The agency has compiled a $300 million Mobility Fund for Phase 1 of the project as it aims to give US citizens ëuniversal broadband and advanced mobile coverage by...
FCC schedules reverse auction for rural 3G build out

Rhapsody Gets Offline Playlists on the iPhone

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As promised, music streaming service Rhapsody has released a new version of its iPhone and iPod touch app [iTunes link] that supports downloadable playlists drawn from the service’s library of nine million songs. Previously, you could only listen to your Rhapsody tracks by streaming them over Wi-Fi or 3G.You’ll...
Rhapsody Gets Offline Playlists on the iPhone

Google Confirms Android 2.2 Will Support Flash

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In an interview with The New York Times, Google’s Andy Rubin revealed that the upcoming version of the Android mobile operating system will fully support Flash technology. Code named Froyo, Adobe showed us Android 2.2 with Flash 10.1 on a Nexus One last month.According to Rubin, Google’s definition of...
Google Confirms Android 2.2 Will Support Flash

How crowdsourcing will give Hilton Head better mobile coverage

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Hilton Head, S.C., is an island full of sandy beaches, manicured golf courses and lush green trees. But one thing the island community doesn’t have is good cellular coverage. The local government has decided to do something about it, and with the help of mobile crowdsourcing technology, it has begun...
How crowdsourcing will give Hilton Head better mobile coverage

FixPix Does Amazing Things With iPhone’s Tilt Sensor

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Yes, we’ve seen many games that make use of iPhone’s tilt sensor, but FixPix somehow manages to make it look fresh with a simple, yet visually stunning game.The game is actually a 3D puzzle; by tilting the phone, you must align two superimposed images so that the overall picture...
FixPix Does Amazing Things With iPhone’s Tilt Sensor

Learn to log off. Blanket connectivity could be harming our home lives

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Being somewhat Web-addicted and frustrated by the moments when we can’t get to the Internet while out and about, the idea of blanket coverage across the UK is naturally very exciting to us at TNW. But it seems that a little more effort might be required for most people working...
Learn to log off. Blanket connectivity could be harming our home lives

Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

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UK operators Vodafone and Telefonica (O2 in the UK) have announced they are to combine resources to build 18,500 mobile sites to increase their network coverage for their customers but will continue to offer competing services on different mobile frequencies. In what appears to be a move to compete with...
Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

Simplify Foursquare Checkins with Barcode Scanning Android App

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The &#966&#178 project at Stockholm University is actively exploring different procedures for physical Foursquare checkins. &#966&#178 Scanner for Android is the first result of their labors and simplifies the checkin process with 2D barcodes (a.k.a. QR codes) that users can scan to locate their venue in Foursquare.The idea is...
Simplify Foursquare Checkins with Barcode Scanning Android App

Weekly Wrap-up: The Week in Web Technology

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The big news of the week came out of the annual Mobile World Congress, from companies such as Adobe, Facebook, Google and Skype - read on for our extensive coverage and analysis. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010, including Real-Time Web, Mobile Web and...
Weekly Wrap-up: The Week in Web Technology

The iPhone 5′s limited UK 4G LTE support set to freeze out Vodafone and O2

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Apple’s iPhone 5 is official, initially bringing its 4G connectivity to nine countries on September 21. In the UK, mobile operator EE has already called a 4G exclusive on the device, but it appears that its rival operators — Vodafone and O2 — won’t be able to offer the LTE...
The iPhone 5′s limited UK 4G LTE support set to freeze out Vodafone and O2

Verizon says fixing Sandy's damage to wired services may take weeks

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Consumers in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy may not get wired phone, Internet and video service back for as long as two weeks, Verizon Communications warned, while the FCC reported continued slow progress by carriers in restoring mobile coverage. The wired service outages could include the company's...
Verizon says fixing Sandy's damage to wired services may take weeks

Digg Launches its Android App

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Fresh off launching its iPhone app – which quickly vaulted to #1 news app in the App Store – Digg is out today with its native application for Android.The features are quite similar to those offered on iPhone, with the ability to browse top, recent, and upcoming stories, Digg...
Digg Launches its Android App

Remote Congo to get mobile signal

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Remote rural communities of Congo may soon have mobile coverage, thanks to an international collaboration....
Remote Congo to get mobile signal

He’ll Be Back: Arnold Schwarzenegger is on Foursquare

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How can you tell that location-based social networking service Foursquare is entering the mainstream? Well, movie stars who became governors of California using the service is a very good clue in that direction.Yes, you can now find out Arnold Schwarzenegger’s whereabouts on Foursquare. He already has over 1000 followers,...
He’ll Be Back: Arnold Schwarzenegger is on Foursquare
New UK budget includes tax cuts for video game industry and money for 'super-connected cities'

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus...
HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

Google Search Unveils Upcoming Hulu App for Android

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Can’t wait for an official Hulu application for your Android device? Perhaps you won’t have to wait too long. If you try searching Google for “Hulu Android” the result from Hulu’s Labs page comes with a description that mentions a “Hulu App for Android devices.”It could be some sort...
Google Search Unveils Upcoming Hulu App for Android

Facebook and Google Maps Dominate Smartphone App Usage [STUDY]

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Nielsen has released a new mobile application report and its findings showcase not only the increase in smartphone usage, but also what applications are most popular. For its report, Nielsen surveyed more than 4,200 people who had downloaded a mobile application in the last 30 days.The survey really highlights...
Facebook and Google Maps Dominate Smartphone App Usage [STUDY]

UK 2012 Olympics Super Hi-Vision tickets are available, grab a seat for some Ultra HDTV

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If you're a UK resident, missed out a ticket to the London 2012 Olympics and find the extensive home and mobile coverage to be lacking in pixels have no fear -- free tickets are available for Super Hi-Vision screenings at three locations. While certain days and times are already...
UK 2012 Olympics Super Hi-Vision tickets are available, grab a seat for some Ultra HDTV

AdMob: Smartphone Usage Up, iPhone and Android on the Rise

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AdMob’s Mobile Metrics report for February focuses primarily on smartphones, a category of mobile phones that has seen tremendous growth in the last year. In February 2010, smartphones accounted for 48% of AdMob’s worldwide traffic, up from 35% in February 2009.The really big news, however, is the stellar rise...
AdMob: Smartphone Usage Up, iPhone and Android on the Rise

Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

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An Internet connection is a terrible thing to waste. (That’s how that saying goes, right?) Months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed for people to open their connections up to strangers via the Open Wireless Movement, a new “six strikes” anti-piracy policy threatens to convince residential and business customers...
Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

UK's first 4G service launches

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Eleven cities around the UK will be able to receive 4G mobile coverage from Tuesday morning, but critics have doubts over its cost....
UK's first 4G service launches

CellMaps by Mosaik brings accurate, detailed coverage maps to Android

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Sometimes in the mobile world, selecting a carrier isn't determined so much by devices or plans, but rather which provider best suits your coverage needs. Sadly, the map tools on carrier websites are needlessly painful, and most coverage apps that you'll find rely on crowd-sourced data -- great if...
CellMaps by Mosaik brings accurate, detailed coverage maps to Android

Android Now Outselling iPhone [REPORT]

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Smartphones carrying Google’s Android operating system outsold the iPhone in the first quarter of 2010, according to new research out today from NPD.During the quarter, Android handsets accounted for 28 percent of smartphone sales, beating out iPhone OS and its 21 percent share. BlackBerry was the best-selling OS, with...
Android Now Outselling iPhone [REPORT]

New iPhone to Arrive in June [RUMOR]

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There has been widespread speculation about the release date of Apple’s next generation iPhone, including (yet another) report that the Verizon iPhone is finally coming this year. Now we have perhaps the most substantial evidence yet that a new version of the Apple smartphone is coming to AT&T in...
New iPhone to Arrive in June [RUMOR]

Need spectrum? FCC plans TV incentive auction for 2014

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The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to share his thinking around how the agency will conduct an auction that would take airwaves from TV broadcasters and make them available for mobile broadband. The plan to entice TV broadcasters who are currently using airwaves to give them up to...
Need spectrum? FCC plans TV incentive auction for 2014

Google Throws in the Towel on the Nexus One Web Store

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After disappointing sales of the Nexus One Android phone, Google has officially given up on its mobile web store experiment.In a blog post published just a short while ago, Google all but admitted that its web store — and thus Nexus One sales — has underperformed. The decision comes...
Google Throws in the Towel on the Nexus One Web Store

Airbnb updates its iOS app to give you offline access to your messages and itineraries

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Among some usability tweaks and bug fixes, Airbnb has announced an update to its iOS app which brings a new cool feature: offline access for messages and itineraries. If you’ve had a back and forth with your host and don’t have access to 3G or WIFI, have no fear. You...
Airbnb updates its iOS app to give you offline access to your messages and itineraries
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