Oliver Shultz 16 August 2012, 16:01

iPhone 5 LTE confirmed by Korean mobile carriers

iPhone 5 LTE confirmed by Korean mobile carriers

This week it appears that the Korean mobile data carrier KT may have spilled the beans a bit early as they’ve been quoted speaking about the next-generation iPhone by the Korea Times. According to that publication, a senior KT executive spoke on the very near future of their Apple collaboration: “KT is in negotiation with Apple to persuade the latter to support KT’s 1.8-gigahertz frequency in Korea for the upcoming iPhone.” This of course means Korea’s 4G LTE frequencies will be in play – and that it’s likely the USA will be connected with this data speed as well.

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Oliver Shultz 24 July 2012, 15:48

US mobile payment use has doubled

US mobile payment use has doubled

If you haven’t used your mobile phone to initiates some kind of financial transaction, then you better get on board because it is quickly becoming the fastest-growing segment in the consumer financial world. According to IDC Financial Insights, the number of consumers using their smartphones to complete online or offline transactions has doubled as of May 2012.

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Oliver Shultz 22 June 2012, 14:00

Google Maps Coordinate lets you keep an eye on mobile workers

Google Maps Coordinate lets you keep an eye on mobile workers

Back when I had a real job, the company had a lot of people that worked in the field. You had to trust those people to be doing what they were supposed to be doing instead of slacking off, and typically, you couldn’t trust them. They were constantly getting caught watching movies, shopping, or sitting around the park instead of doing what they were supposed to be doing. If you run a business that has a mobile workforce Google has a new service that will make it easier to keep an eye on your workers called Google Maps Coordinate.

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Oliver Shultz 15 June 2012, 15:23

Karma 4G mobile hotspot shares data access

Karma 4G mobile hotspot shares data access

Most wireless carriers are doing all they can to cut back on data use or charge customers more. Karma has a different way of doing things with its 4G mobile hotspots. You get free data on your account for sharing your 4G access with other people. Karma gives 100 MB of free 4G data to everyone.

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Oliver Shultz 05 June 2012, 17:35

Apple and Google set to battle over mobile mapping

Apple and Google set to battle over mobile mapping

Back in 2007 when the Apple iPhone debuted, Google and Apple were happily working together in the mapping services market. The iPhone used Google Maps technology to provide users with the location of businesses and other details while Apple pushed a lot of traffic through Google servers and to Google search. As the iPhone became more and more popular and Google unveiled its Android operating system, the cooperation started to sour between the two firms.

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Oliver Shultz 15 May 2012, 12:26

Facebook goes big with mobile update

Facebook goes big with mobile update

There’s a whole new Facebook in town this week with their team of intrepid developers delivering one significant change to their mobile view: larger images. This doesn’t mean that your display is getting any bigger, of course, so what you’ve got here instead is a layout for the mobile version of Facebook which makes better use of the images you see in your news feed on the daily. Last week Mark Zuckerberg let the world know in a pre-IPO talk with investors that the mobile world is the company’s top priority – their biggest, if we can be so bold at this point.

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Oliver Shultz 27 April 2012, 18:25

Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy isn’t doing so well in the consumer market today and the company has been looking to shore its operations up. Recently the company ditched CEO Brian Dunn as it looks for new management. The company has also announced that it is discontinuing its Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service. This mobile service is no longer taking in-store or online activation requests.

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Oliver Shultz 18 April 2012, 11:44

Pew Internet study: mobile payments will be ubiquitous in 2020

Pew Internet study: mobile payments will be ubiquitous in 2020

Eight years from now, taking our your wallet at the grocery store may make you look as outdated as the act of pulling out a cell phone and “flipping” it open is today. The majority of Americans believe that the majority of Americans will be fully engulfed in the world of mobile payments by 2020. Yes, it was kind of a circular question, but 65% of people said they believe the majority of Americans will embrace the mobile wallet.

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Oliver Shultz 06 April 2012, 20:56

Max Payne Mobile coming to iOS and Android

Max Payne Mobile coming to iOS and Android

Grand Theft Auto III made the leap to Android and iOS devices back in December, offering the same classic game but adapted for touchscreens. It was good value too at $5. Now, developer Rockstar has revealed that a port of Max Payne is coming to iOS devices on April 12th, and Android devices on April 26th. The game shall be called Max Payne Mobile.

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Oliver Shultz 06 April 2012, 00:51

Mobile Facebook app security threat very real

Mobile Facebook app security threat very real

This week a startling discovery has been made by developer and writer Gareth Wright which has the potential to allow any rogue app to take control of your Facebook app and therefor your Facebook account. The method seems almost too simple – within the package of files you get with either the Android or iOS version of Facebook comes a file called a plist. This plist contains unencrypted information about your Facebook account – including your name and password. Facebook is reportedly searching for a fix now, but they’ve not yet addressed the fact that a similar plist sits in every app you’ve allowed access to your Facebook account.

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