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4 years ago

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

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Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

Google has greatly expanded the availability of their mobile products. The Nexus 5 smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet, and Chromecast have each added new countries to their lists. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 can now be purchased in Norway and Switzerland.

4 years ago

Lookout Theft Alerts give you even more information when your phone is stolen

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Lookout Theft Alerts give you even more information when your phone is stolen

Lookout Theft Alerts
Lookout Theft Alerts
Lookout Theft Alerts

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Lookout, one of the well-known names in mobile security, is improving its offering today with what it calls "Theft Alerts." On top of the comprehensive suite of security features it already offers, Theft Alerts makes it even easier to be alerted and track when a phone is stolen. In the unfortunate event that someone takes your phone, you'll immediately be sent an email when the thief attempts to turn off the phone, remove the SIM, turn on airplane mode or remove a device administrator, including a picture from the phone's front-facing camera and the GPS coordinates of where it was last seen.

You'll then have the ability to remotely lock and wipe the device the next time that it's turned on, making sure that even though the thief has your phone, they won't have any of your personal information. The new Theft Alerts features will be available to Lookout Premium users, but to get everyone introduced to the features Free-level users will be able to use Theft Alerts until September 30th.

4 years ago

Pocket offers new subscription service with permanent content library

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Pocket offers new subscription service with permanent content library

Pocket app for Android

Pocket app for Android

Read-it-later app Pocket is introducing a new premium service. Pocket Premium introduces several features, including Permanent Library, global search, and Suggested Tags. The service costs $4.99 per month, or $44.99 for the year, and comes as a part of the most recent update to Pocket's apps for iOS and Android.

4 years ago

Verizon HTC One M7 update with Sense 6 rolling out now

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Verizon HTC One M7 update with Sense 6 rolling out now

HTC One Sense 6 update

HTC One Sense 6 update

Just this morning we noted that Sense 6 for the Verizon HTC One M7 had been upgraded to "complete" on HTC's upgrade tracker, but the update wasn't yet available — well now it is. HTC One M7 owners on Big Red are being treated to a 642.8MB download that will update their device to HTC Sense 6, bringing along all the goodies we've come to expect from the modern interface.

4 years ago

Koush releases AllCast Receiver app for Chrome

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Koush releases AllCast Receiver app for Chrome

AllCast for Chrome

AllCast has introduced a great new Chrome app to join their excellent media-beaming app on mobile. AllCast Receiver for Chrome allows users to share audio, video, and live mirroring from mobile to your Chrome browser on desktop and elsewhere. Though it's not ready yet, a sender is in the works so you can shunt content from the Chrome browser to other screens as well.

4 years ago

Reminder: Last Chance to win Sonos Speakers, Hue Lights and more in our Connectedly site launch contest!

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Reminder: Last Chance to win Sonos Speakers, Hue Lights and more in our Connectedly site launch contest!

Connectedly Contest!

May is quickly coming to an end, which means it's your last chance to enter to win some awesome prizes in Connectedly's site launch contest! In case you missed it, Connectedly is the newest site in the Mobile Nations family, which focuses on the world of wearables, smart devices and the Internet of Things.

4 years ago

North Korea gets Google Maps driving directions, Supreme Leader approves

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North Korea gets Google Maps driving directions, Supreme Leader approves

Google Maps in North Korea

Google Maps in North Korea

Glorious news for the people of North Korea: Google Maps now supports driving directions for your much-admired native land! The maps of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, surveyed by great statesman and accomplished cartographer Kim Jong Un on his first cross-country drive at three years old, have been assembled and put onto the world wide web by Google. Though they are capitalist dogs, the supreme leader graciously accepts their digital gift, and will reward them by not threatening extinction today.

4 years ago

Southwest Airlines app introduces mobile ticketing

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Southwest Airlines app introduces mobile ticketing

Mobile ticketing on Southwest Airlines
Mobile ticketing for Southwest Airlines

Mobile ticketing on Southwest Airlines

Budget U.S. airliner Southwest Airlines has added mobile boarding passes to their mobile apps on Android and iOS. The update brings functionality to Southwest's app that competing carriers have offered for some time: just load up your boarding pass code on your smartphone and scan it on your way through security and when boarding your plane. Not only does it save on paper, it's more convenient with automatic location-based availability.

4 years ago

New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

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New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

Wireless Charging

Wireless Charging

Broadcom has announced a new wireless charging chip that aims to simplify wireless charging by combining all three current standards onto a single chip. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP - of which Broadcom is a member) all have their own standards, though the PMA and A4WP have recently agreed to merge.

While the WPC's Qi standard has found its way into many products, it faces some challenges. For instance, though Nokia includes Qi charging in its phones, models bound for AT&T in the U.S. use the PMA standard, thanks to the carrier's partnership with the Alliance. This is set to change with Broadcom's new chip.

4 years ago

Sense 6 coming today to the Sprint HTC One M7

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Sense 6 coming today to the Sprint HTC One M7

HTC Sense 6 on an HTC One M7

HTC Sense 6 on an HTC One M7

Sprint is rolling out an update to the HTC One M7 which brings a bunch of its software features up to date with the M8, namely with the inclusion of the Sense 6 interface. The native TV, camera app, and Blinkfeed are also getting an upgrade as a part of the rollout.

4 years ago

Iterate 68: Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

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Iterate 68: Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

 Gypps and Wong on Monument Valley

Iterate features the best designers in the business discussing interface, interaction, icons, and experience. It's like DVD extras for apps! On this episode Ken Wong and Matt Gypps of ustwo join Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about Monument Valley, its visual and audio design, launching on iOS and Android, and making great games for fair prices.

4 years ago

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit review

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Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are the next-generation wearables from Samsung, following up on the popular Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are three new devices, but we really can break them down into two categories, all with the same things going on deep inside. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are really the same watch, only the Neo has no camera — and it costs $100 less than the Gear 2. The Gear Fit does mostly the same stuff as the other two, only it lacks a few of the advanced features, has a different form factor, and it’s the same price as the Gear 2 Neo. Lost yet?

4 years ago

AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199

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AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199

AT&T ASUS PadFone X

AT&T ASUS PadFone X

After a lot of noise and not a lot of real information, AT&T has finally announced a June 6 preorder date for the ASUS PadFone X. You'll be able to snag one for as low as $22.92/month, or $199 on a two-year contract. That price includes the PadFone Station tablet which the phone plugs into for a better view of whatever you're working on.

4 years ago

LG confirms 2014 release for G Flex 2 and Vu 4

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LG confirms 2014 release for G Flex 2 and Vu 4

Flexible display

flexible display

There's a successor to the LG G Flex and the LG Vu 3 coming down the pike for the second half of 2014. The LG G Flex was one of the more interesting devices of 2014. It, along with the Samsung Galaxy Round, was one of the first true curved screen smartphones released, and it lived up to its name by actually being flexible. If you were wondering where LG might go with the Flex line now that they've formally unveiled the LG G3, well, we don't know that. But we can tell you that it and an LG Vu 4 are coming later this year.

4 years ago

BBC iPlayer for Android gets a fresh new look

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BBC iPlayer for Android gets a fresh new look

BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

The BBC has today pushed out a pretty major update for its Android iPlayer application that has a whole new look and feel to most areas of the app. The Home, Channel and Category pages now sport the hot new look, with the same three pages also now getting added, curated content by way of the editorial collections.

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