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Tetherless Watch, AT&T’s $100M Smackdown and Goes Blackberry Android

Breaking the Tether Apple Watch is only a few months old, and already we’re talking about its next incarnation, supposedly to be released in 2016 (which means someone in my life is getting a hand-me-down 1st gen for their birthday). A rumored video camera will be included so users can make and receive FaceTime calls. …

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How Apple and Google are Helping Cure Humanity’s  Diseases

Apple announced the open-platform medical research tool ResearchKit on April 15, and while it was overshadowed by news of the Apple Watch, it’s a tool with staggering potential for… well… humanity. “We are incredibly confident that [ResearchKit] will have a profound impact on all of us,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at WWDC in San …

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Apple Pay’s slow start, Microsoft buys, Politicians lie

Apple Pay is Everywhere….Sorta The advent of Apple Pay ushered in a new era of point-of-sale ease. Instead of fumbling around in your wallet for cash or credit cards, you can now just tap your phone (and soon, your watch) and the transaction is complete. But in spite of the cakewalk process, the adoption is …

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What are the Different Options for Location Aware Mobile Apps?

Many product owners realize that location can play a huge role in an iOS or Android app. But there are many options and permissions to consider when building in location-awareness. Location has a long history with the smartphone; it was even a key feature in the launch of the original iPhone. When the iPhone 3G …

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Two Watches Enter, One Watch Leaves

This week, instead of our usual post, we’re bringing you our internal Apple Watch debate. In one corner, Joseph Farrell, who wouldn’t wear one if you paid him. In the other, Brant DeBow, who plans to pre-order the second it’s April 10. After the release we’ll be bringing you posts about utility, functionality, and life …

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Samsung flounders, The Watch, and Sony must be joking

Oh, how the mighty have fallen When Apple released the iPhone 6 Plus, mobile pundits predicted it would be a game-changer for Apple, helping them tap into the until then phablet screen market dominated by Samsung. This week, we saw how prescient those predictions were, as Apple outsold Samsung for the first time. Ever. Apple …

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Apple Pay, competition watch, Phire glass, and Raspberri Pi

Oh steward, another cocktail please JetBlue announced this week that they’re adding in-flight Apple Pay functionality. That means no more wrangling with crumpled dollars in the bottom of your carry-on as you try to scrape up the $9 for that thimble-sized bloody mary. But even better, we hear that you’ll be able to upgrade your …

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Mobile Payments, Loyalty Programs and Your App

Brand agnostic consumers to loyalist customes. Loyalty programs are nothing new. 46% of consumers consider loyalty benefits when planning their purchases. What is new is the unprecedented ability to connect with your consumers at the point of sale using mobile to drive loyalty participation, engagement and ultimately, increase sales. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, …

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