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Mobile Miscellany: week of March 25th, 2013

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, an unknown T-Mobile handset with Snapdragon 800 internals lit up the benchmarks, Sony was foiled at the lock screen and Rogers made 44 new promises...
Mobile Miscellany: week of March 25th, 2013

Triggertrap Mobile update adds WiFi control for device-laden shutterbugs

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Triggertrap's automatic shutter release kit has come a long way since its humble Kickstarter debut, and today, yet another feature is being added to its iOS and Android apps -- wireless mode. The good news is that you can now control all of those advanced trigger settings from a...
Triggertrap Mobile update adds WiFi control for device-laden shutterbugs

BlackBerry Travel for BB 10 launches, lets users track price changes and flight status

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Though the road to BlackBerry 10 was long, it doesn't appear the company's taking the same tack with its app strategy. Today, the BlackBerry World store gains yet another native app: BlackBerry Travel. While the application's nothing new for Waterloo, it has been updated take advantage of BB 10,...
BlackBerry Travel for BB 10 launches, lets users track price changes and flight status

Verizon to update the Droid 4 with Jelly Bean 4.1 starting tomorrow

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It's always a good day when we can report on older handsets getting updated with some fresher software. If you happen to have bought the Droid 4 when it came out on Verizon last year, then today's your lucky today: the carrier has confirmed it will begin updating the...
Verizon to update the Droid 4 with Jelly Bean 4.1 starting tomorrow

Samsung AllShare SDK could bring better connected apps to your Galaxy

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Samsung's AllShare apps are the only implementations of the company's DLNA-based platform to date, but now it wants external developers to help realize the tech's potential. The AllShare Framework SDK has been released, meaning its APIs can be integrated into third-party software for the creation of "AllShare-enabled" apps. Developers...
Samsung AllShare SDK could bring better connected apps to your Galaxy

US Cellular Galaxy S III update adds Google Wallet support

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Outside of Sprint's Galaxy S III variant, no other carrier-branded models have been made to officially support Google Wallet. That's all set to change today with a maintenance update rolling out to owners of the US Cellular unit. Details of this maintenance release, uncovered by Android Police, outline a...
US Cellular Galaxy S III update adds Google Wallet support

Microsoft's next revision of Facebook for Windows Phone 8 hits beta

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Last year's revision to Facebook for Windows Phone may have gotten fans closer to the Facebook grail, but it was still lagging behind its iOS and Android siblings. Microsoft is finally catching up though, with the latest beta of the app. This build supports the new Facebook Timeline, higher-quality...
Microsoft's next revision of Facebook for Windows Phone 8 hits beta

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

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Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

Editorial: Apple's smart Maps maneuver

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More Info Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on top (update: more detail) Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait? (poll) MapQuest picks TomTom Maps to power iPhone and Android turn-by-turn...
Editorial: Apple's smart Maps maneuver

Mobile Miscellany: week of July 9th, 2012

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Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Motorola debuted the RAZR V in Canada and the Sony Xperia Ion was spotted at Rogers...
Mobile Miscellany: week of July 9th, 2012

Boingo Wi-Finder for iOS update enables iTunes subscription billing

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Notice some fresh spring in Boingo's step? It's probably the new iTunes integration, bringing streamlined subscription billing to the company's Wi-Finder app. Free WiFi is always our first pick, followed by LTE, then 3G, EDGE, GPRS, a short-term WiFi pass, and then, far down at the bottom of the...
Boingo Wi-Finder for iOS update enables iTunes subscription billing

Mobile Miscellany: week of August 20th, 2012

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Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week was a bit slow, but we've managed to dig up a couple interesting MeeGo tidbits, along...
Mobile Miscellany: week of August 20th, 2012

Hulu Plus update for Android adds higher quality playback for select devices

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Want to "feel like you have bionic retina implants minus the deductible and waiting for its invention" while watching Hulu Plus on Android? Or whatever that means? (Seriously, that bizarro PR speak's in the official Hulu Plus changelog on Google Play) Well, now you can, as the streaming outfit's...
Hulu Plus update for Android adds higher quality playback for select devices

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD to begin next week

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If this is the new Motorola, then we have to say we're fast becoming fans. Hot on the heels of the Droid RAZR M's recent Jelly Bean update, comes word that Android 4.1 will indeed be rolling out to the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD in December....
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD to begin next week

Amazon Cloud Player now lets you play content on your Sonos system, helps get the party started

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Along with letting us know it had pleasantly updated its Cloud Player with 256 Kbps matched files, Amazon also briefly mentioned that Sonos compatibility would be coming sometime "soon." Well, it turns out you won't have to wait much longer to blast those jams on your HiFi wireless speakers,...
Amazon Cloud Player now lets you play content on your Sonos system, helps get the party started

Google+ Hangouts video chat won't connect over AT&T

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If you have a smartphone connected to AT&T, you just got a bit more incentive to hop over to WiFi whenever possible. The new Google+ Hangouts app group video chat feature appears to be disabled whenever you attempt to connect via the cellular network. We tested the feature using...
Google+ Hangouts video chat won't connect over AT&T

Mobile Miscellany: week of September 10th, 2012

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Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, C Spire Wireless activated its first LTE networks and we discovered strong indication that Isis will...
Mobile Miscellany: week of September 10th, 2012

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

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Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

Data hungry apps revealed with Onavo Count, free usage tracker for iOS

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Yes, you can currently snag a data usage tracker for iOS, but if you're wanting to know exactly which apps are sapping your monthly data, then Onavo Count is where it's at. The free app just debuted in the App Store, which allows users to pinpoint the most data...
Data hungry apps revealed with Onavo Count, free usage tracker for iOS

Netflix updates Android app with 'WiFi only' playback to keep mobile data usage in check

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The smartest solutions to problems are often the simplest of all. In that spirit, Netflix is introducing a feature to its Android app that'll keep unknowing viewers from chewing up their mobile data plan. New to the settings menu, users will discover an option that restricts video playback to...
Netflix updates Android app with 'WiFi only' playback to keep mobile data usage in check

Benchmarking CES 2013's flagship smartphones

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As you might've noticed, CES 2013 didn't turn out much in they way of smartphone reveals. Most of the mobile industry's big guns held back their reserves (Sony aside), prepping behind-the-scenes for Barcelona's world stage and ceding this Vegas showcase to lesser known Chinese OEMs. So before we bid...
Benchmarking CES 2013's flagship smartphones

Verizon to push out Droid Charge update 'soon'

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Verizon Wireless Tuesday said it will soon push a wireless software update to Samsung's Droid Charge smartphone to fix a number of glitches, including choppy audio, clicking sounds during calls and crashes when the device is placed into a desktop dock....
Verizon to push out Droid Charge update 'soon'

Mobile Miscellany: week of November 5th, 2012

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Virgin introduced a WiFi calling service in the UK, a new smartphone leaked for Cricket and RIM announced a free app giveaway for Canadian...
Mobile Miscellany: week of November 5th, 2012

Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

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With an AWS-enabled Galaxy S 4 looming on the horizon for Verizon (note: the rhyme has us cringing, too), Samsung's Galaxy S III is gracefully sunsetting its flagship status. But it's not bowing out quietly. A software update is set to roll out to Big Red GS III's that'll...
Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

LTE-Enabled PlayBook's Latest Launch Date: "Later This Year"

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First promised well over a year ago, the LTE version of Research In Motion’s PlayBook has, like so many of the company’s products, been delayed to the point of disinterest. But the device is still top of mind at RIM and is evidently headed down the company’s product pipeline. During...
LTE-Enabled PlayBook's Latest Launch Date: "Later This Year"

Confirmed: Jelly Bean update planned for BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

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It's official: BlackBerry 10's Android runtime layer will be updated to Jelly Bean. Reports of the announcement, which should please users looking to shore up the platform's app selection, surfaced this morning, apparently stemming from the company's developer-focused BB Jam Europe event in Amsterdam. We've since reached out and...
Confirmed: Jelly Bean update planned for BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

Apple: 200 million devices already upgraded to iOS 6

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Citing this as the fastest upgrade rate in history, Tim Cook has announced on stage in San Jose that 200 million iOS devices have been updated to iOS 6. Developing...Filed under: Cellphones, Wireless, Software, MobileApple: 200 million devices already upgraded to iOS 6 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue,...
Apple: 200 million devices already upgraded to iOS 6

Mobile Miscellany: week of December 17th, 2012

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, we have a super-sized dose of news for Nokia and Windows Phone users, along with the latest rumblings on the mobile network front. So buy...
Mobile Miscellany: week of December 17th, 2012

Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III stateside with free trial in tow

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Samsung's come a long way from the days of its first Galaxy S device. Relying back then, out of necessity, on third parties like 7Digital and Kobo to provide a white label content platform. Time, fortune and the popularity of its Android devices has changed the company's tack and...
Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III stateside with free trial in tow
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