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Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

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As a way to sweeten its mobile analytics product, Flurry Analytics is adding two more services to help mobile developers gauge how they’re attracting new users and how often their app crashes — and it’s adding those features for free. Both iOS and Android developers can use the Flurry SDK and will...
Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

IoT podcast: When devices can talk, will they conspire against you?

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Alex Hawkinson lives in the smartest house around. As the CEO of SmartThings, a company building a hub and cloud service for the internet of things, he’s playing with connected toys all the time and trying to get them to work together. In this podcast, we talk about SmartThings, how...
IoT podcast: When devices can talk, will they conspire against you?

What’s Bluetooth? [iOS A-Z)

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B is for Bluetooth, a wireless technology that lets your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad talk to headsets, keyboards, speakers, computers, and other accessories If you’re new to iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and are wondering just what exactly Bluetooth is and what it means to you, worry not...
What’s Bluetooth? [iOS A-Z)

And another new chip for smart homes & appliances

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All of you who laughed when I wrote about Samsung’s WiFi enabled washing machines, might have laughed to soon. Soon, there might be WiFi in everything around you. Earlier this morning, Atheros, a division of Qualcomm launched a new very low power consuming WiFi chip, AR4100P, that is focused on...
And another new chip for smart homes & appliances

Scottevest's 22-pocket Tropiformer gadget jacket on sale now for $150

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It's been a hot minute since we've seen a new wearable from the labs of Scottevest, but for those looking to cram all sorts of gadgetry into their coat as a strange sort of airplane carry-on item, we're here to clue you in on a new option. Tag-teaming with...
Scottevest's 22-pocket Tropiformer gadget jacket on sale now for $150

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

Google Translate for Android adds offline language support

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Using Google Translate just became much easier for travelers having a hard time finding internet access while abroad: Google announced the addition of offline language support for the Android application. Fifty languages gain the offline support, which does need to be first enabled while online. After that, however, no web...
Google Translate for Android adds offline language support

Telefónica steps up its security game with Eleven Paths "hothouse"

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European carriers are all all about diversification these days – they have to replace those falling voice and SMS revenues somehow – but also about adding value to their managed services. As such, Spain’s Telefónica has created a new security company within its digital unit, named Eleven Paths. Eleven Paths...
Telefónica steps up its security game with Eleven Paths "hothouse"

Video look: E-ink Android phone that runs for weeks on a charge

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A number of high-performing, cutting edge smartphones were introduced both at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show and this week’s Mobile World Congress. With super high-resolution screens and fast processors, however, most of these handsets run out of juice by day’s end, if not before. Would you give up some speed,...
Video look: E-ink Android phone that runs for weeks on a charge

Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

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Apple is giving its users more security over their Apple accounts and remotely stored data with a new option of two-step security authentication. Users can add two forms of verification on their Apple ID — the identity used to sign into iTunes, the App Store, FaceTime, iMessage and more —...
Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

Bad Wi-Fi signal? Linkase iPhone 5 case boasts a 50% boost

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Wouldn’t it be great if an iPhone case increased wireless speeds while protecting the phone at the same time? That’s exactly what the Linkase for iPhone claims to do. The case includes a slide-out antenna that looks like its part of the case. According to Absolute Technology, the company behind...
Bad Wi-Fi signal? Linkase iPhone 5 case boasts a 50% boost

Apple says some employee computers were breached by hackers

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Apple admitted on Tuesday that it was the target of the same hacking attack that hit Facebook last week. A “small number” of Apple employees’ computers were compromised by hackers, the company told Reuters. Apple says there is no evidence that “any data left Apple.” The company is said to...
Apple says some employee computers were breached by hackers

Free Android app turns Nintendo Wii Fit board into a smart scale

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Looking to add an intelligent scale to your home? You may already have one and not even know it. Nintendo’s Wii Fit Balance Board can measure your weight, in addition to being used for sports games and exercise apps on the Wii console. The MoDaCo blog notes a free Android...
Free Android app turns Nintendo Wii Fit board into a smart scale

Intel's McAfee buys Finnish firewall specialist Stonesoft for $389M

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McAfee has bought Finnish network security outfit Stonesoft for $389 million in cash. It’s the biggest purchase the U.S. giant has made since it was itself bought by Intel for $7.68 billion back in 2010. Although it’s always been very important, network security seems to be attracting an increasing amount...
Intel's McAfee buys Finnish firewall specialist Stonesoft for $389M

Must-have Android app, AirDroid, adds remote access and more in AirDroid 2

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If you’ve been using AirDroid, which I deemed an app every Android owner should try in 2013, you already know the software is great. With it, you can manage your phone, move files to or from it, change ringtones and more right from the browser of a computer on the...
Must-have Android app, AirDroid, adds remote access and more in AirDroid 2
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