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Roam Mobility gets cutthroat with new unlimited U.S. plans

Roaming is for suckers, according to Roam Mobility. The Canadian company has staked its reputation on providing better service and significantly cheaper rates for customers travelling to the United States, and today is announcing a new range of plans, bundles and add-ons to undercut Canadian carriers even further. Earlier this month, we told you about Roam’s

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Instagram unveils its one-tap messaging app called Bolt

Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched an app called Bolt, which gives you the ability to send photo and video messages to your friends with one-tap. This is similar to Snapchat, as well as and Facebook’s recent Slingshot app.

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BBM for iOS and Android being redesigned to less resemble BB10

At a Q&A during BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York today, Enterprise Chief John Sims said that a native redesign is coming down the pipe for BBM on Android and iOS. As BBM for Windows Phone hit the market, users noted that its design more resembled other Modern UI apps on the platform, while the

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Yelp’s iPhone app adds now lets users submit 12-second video ‘experiences’

Yelp today updated its iPhone app to allow user-submitted videos, between three and 12 seconds, of a business or restaurant. The San Francisco-based company already allowed users to submit photos and reviews through the mobile app, but the videos “are great for conveying the atmosphere of a business, which helps others anticipate their experience before stopping

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Hilton working to make smartphone hotel room unlocking a reality by 2016

Millions of flyers already use their smartphones to pay for tickets, check in and choose seats. But once they reach the hotel, the check-in and verification process is still, for the most part, a manual experience. Hilton Worldwide Holdings, owner of 4,200 hotels and resorts globally, will begin integrating smartphones into the check-in and even

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NPR One offers personalized public radio streaming on iOS and Android

National Public Radio, or NPR, has released a version of its mobile app for iOS and Android aimed at curating the best listening experience across a variety of categories. Like Pandora does for music, NPR One offers a default set of listening topics, from news to entertainment to politics, and over time learns what a

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Visa just made it easier for the next iPhone to become a payment platform

Visa today announced a consolidation of its disparate payments solutions into Visa Digital Solutions, a suite of products, services and developer tools aimed at bringing payments to smartphones and wearables. Last week, the company launched Checkout, a multi-screen solution for online payments. But omitted from that announcement was an explanation of how Visa plans to

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Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Android and Windows Phone adds game purchases

Microsoft’s latest console, Xbox One, is set to receive its August update in the coming days, and beta versions of the SmartGlass companion apps have been updated for Android and Windows Phone. The new version of SmartGlass offers a number of new features, including low battery notifications and detailed activity feeds for each user account. But the

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