Category: Mobile News

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Bootloader unlock process for the Xperias just got easier

Smartphone manufacturers generally believe that the custom UI they slap on top of their phones’ Android install is perfect. It’s the best possible experience you could have on a phone and you would never, ever want to change it, right? Well, not quite. Many companies  recognise that devs and enthusiasts like to tweak the software,

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You can now pay for your Grooveshark with Bitcoin

Earlier this year, Stripe announced that its users would soon be able to accept Bitcoin payments from their customers. The private beta program was launched in the spring, and it looks like Grooveshark is one of the first eager businesses to adopt the new form of payment. Reddit user cloud109 this past weekend posted a

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Apple and IBM announce enterprise software and device partnership

Apple and IBM have announced a partnership that will see the two companies team up in an enterprise push involving IBM software and Apple hardware. This exclusive partnership will see IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities arrive on Apple’s iOS devices. The deal covers more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions and will include native apps designed exclusively

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Google secures partner for glucose-tracking smart contact lens

Google’s been dabbling in wearable tech for the last couple of years, with the most public-facing examples of its progress being Google Glass and Android Wear. However, Google is also quietly pursuing some other, arguably more significant wearable technologies. Back in January, the company announced plans for a smart contact lens that would monitor a user’s glucose

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Symantec study reveals 93% of people access data on lost smartphones

For most of us, the prospect of losing our smartphone is pretty daunting. Your phone probably knows more of your secrets than any one person in your life. Private emails, entire galleries of images from friends and family, access to all of your online accounts (including social media, professional sites like LinkedIn, and maybe even

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Minuum teases its keyboard on an Android Wear smartwatch

Minuum, the one-dimensional keyboard with an eye towards wearables, has announced an early version of the input software for Android Wear smartwatches. After launching on Samsung’s Gear series and Omate’s TrueSmart watch, the company has dedicated some time to demoing the keyboard on Google’s new wearable platforms.

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Two more HTC executives depart the company

HTC’s executive shuffle continues. According to a report in Bloomberg, President of Engineering and Operations Fred Liu and Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho are both departing the company. Liu was with HTC for the last 16 years, has held several leadership positions and is leaving because he’s retiring. Ho just joined the company in January

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BNN Go for iOS and Android brings stock news, tips and on-demand shows

Another Bell media outfit has received the on-demand mobile app treatment. Business News Network, the company’s 24/7 financial reporting portal, has been miniaturized to the mobile screen in a clean, well-designed app. While it lacks the live viewing capabilities of CTV Go, it makes up for that omission by offering full on-demand shows hours after

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