Mobile Features Archive

  • New about.me iPhone App Takes Online Identity Mobile

    PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–about.me, the popular AOL service that lets you easily create a visually rich website showcasing your “real life” personality digitally, today ...

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  • Better Health Through Mobile – Walgreens Introduces New Pharmacy Tools to Help Smartphone Users Manage Prescription Needs

    DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “drugstore in the palm of your hand” is bringing Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) pharmacy customers several new mobile features – including Pill Reminder and Transfer by Scan —...

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  • Charles Schwab Launches New Integrated Brokerage and Banking iPhone® App

    SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, Charles Schwab clients can enjoy more convenient access to their Schwab accounts, make trades and track the markets through Schwab’s new iPhone app, now available for download....

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  • MOG Mobile Music App Now Available for iPhone and Android

    BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOG (www.mog.com), the Web’s best on-demand music listening service, today announced its mobile streaming music application is now available for download through ...

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  • Review: HTC HD2 on T-Mobile

    Review: HTC HD2 on T-Mobile

    Features:
    • Tethering enabled
    • Striking 4.3-inch screen
    • 1GHz processor
    • 5-megapixel camera with flash
    • $199 with 2-year contract
    Pros:
    • Amazing screen
    • Great media features
    • Thin and light
    Cons:
    • Windows 6.5 with no current upgrade path
    • A bit big
    • Includes two Transformers movies
    Short Version Pity the poor HD2. It's one of the most amazing phones I've seen all year but like some ultra-evolved dinosaur at the end of the Cretaceous period, it was born just as a cataclysmic asteroid (Windows Phone 7) was about to change the entire ecosystem. Still, for someone looking for a great media phone and one of the best Windows Mobile Phones I've ever seen, you could do worse.

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  • Why Google will win the smartphone race: Products in the pipeline

    Why Google will win the smartphone race: Products in the pipeline

    In the end, Google and Android will own the smartphone market. It won't happen this year and it may not even happen in 2012 but the day is coming when the de facto standard for smartphones. Multiple manufacturers have reported that Android phones are on the way including up to five from Motorola this quarter and a number from Samsung this year. Google also has a number of handsets in for testing and should be rolling them out after the Nexus One.

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  • Google employees given HTC-made Google Phones, January launch imminent?

    Google employees given HTC-made Google Phones, January launch imminent?

    TechCrunch was certain that rumors of a pending honest-to-goodness Google Phone were the real deal, and now according to the site, Google employees are already tweeting with the devices in hand. If you believe what you see on Twitter, Google drones were given the HTC-designed handsets at an all-hands staff event, and the phone is quite a looker. One tweet reads "ZOMG we had fireworks and we all got the new Google phone. It's beautiful." while another says the phone is "Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids." One other, non-Google user on Twitter who's seen the device says that the device is a bit thinner than the iPhone, has a trackball (a la Hero), and has no physical keyboard... which sounds like the Bravo / Passion we've seen a lot of lately (and we hear is coming to the US soon). Apparently the device is running Android 2.1, is unlocked and AT&T-ready (no word on 3G status, but this could line up with our speculation about this being the carrier's first Android phone), and will be due sometime in January. We're guessing if that last bit is true, it will coincide with a CES announcement, but anything could happen at this point. If the device is out in the wild in such a big way, an end of the year press release wouldn't shock us either; of course, it's entirely possible that this is going to end up becoming the Android Dev Phone 1's true successor or an elaborate prank on Google's part in response to the rumors that have been building steam over the past couple weeks (they're crafty and they have a sense of humor -- it could happen). Anyhow, check out one of the tweet-tears after the break, and stay tuned for more info!

    Update: Google all but confirms that devices are floating around on campus in a post on its blog:
    We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe. This means they get to test out a new technology and help improve it.
    Not only that, but TechCrunch has more details on the device, claiming it will be a Google controlled, HTC-built model actually dubbed the "Google Phone," and will feature a "super high resolution OLED display," a Snapdragon CPU, a mic on the back of the phone that helps to eliminate background noise, is "really, really fast," and most importantly, will be sold unlocked. Essentially, TC claims that the phone will function on any GSM network you throw at it -- we assume that means an extremely rare pairing of both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G bands in the radio. Of course right now this is all speculation and hearsay -- until we get some solid facts (and maybe a device or two on camera), don't pull out the credit card just yet.

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    Google employees given HTC-made Google Phones, January launch imminent? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 12 Dec 2009 10:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Google Analytics adds mobile reporting, iPhone/Android app tracking

    Google Analytics adds mobile reporting, iPhone/Android app tracking

    The ability to keep tabs on mobile visitors is becoming increasingly important as more and more users surf the web via mobile browsers. With that said, there are a variety of website tracking / analytic reporting tools available across the Net that include mobile reporting. However, one of the more popular (and free) apps, Google [...]

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  • Netgear jumps into the consumer-friendly NAS arena with ‘Stora’

    Netgear jumps into the consumer-friendly NAS arena with ‘Stora’

    Netgear’s got a new home network hard drive system called Stora. It’s a $229 NAS system with a 1TB SATA hard drive built in and a second open SATA slot, allowing you to easily add a second drive in the future (that second drive can be set up to mirror the first).

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