Mobile & Wireless

IFTTT Launches Nike Channel to Automate Your Workout

IFTTT Launches Nike Channel to Automate Your Workout

IFTTT on Tuesday announced its new Nike+ Channel, which lets fitness fanatics automate tasks tied to their Nike+ Running or Nike+ FuelBand apps. These apps already boast some sharing options, but with IFTTT’s recipes you can automatically log NikeFuel activity in a Google Drive spreadsheet, or have your Philips Hue lights ...

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon already has the most loyal customers in the mobile industry, but it aims to make its service a bit stickier to its customers. On Thursday, Verizon is launching a rewards program, which will give customers points for paying their bills on time or using its online customer service portal. It’s not like an airline ...

Amazon Launches ‘Amazon Wallet’, a New Mobile Wallet App

Amazon Launches ‘Amazon Wallet’, a New Mobile Wallet App

Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current implementation of the new “Amazon Wallet” application is fairly barebones – it doesn’t yet support mobile payments or the ...

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere between 70 to 80 million units. That number will be split up between ...

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more. As published by the U.S. ...

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Internet of Things,” where all kinds of devices – everything from clothing to appliances to vehicles -- will be interconnected via the cloud. Sounds enticing, but really not much of a stretch from what’s already happening now via smartphone apps connecting us with ...

Facebook Now Lets You ‘Save’ Stories on Your News Feed

Facebook Now Lets You ‘Save’ Stories on Your News Feed

So you’re on Facebook, skimming pictures of your friends’ kids* and clicking on viral content built specifically to be skimmed on Facebook, and you find something you’d actually like to see again. How can you do that? It seems odd that Facebook hasn’t offered a solution for this one before, but now they have: The ...

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

People with a cellular plan that works for them tend to stick with it for a while, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (via Business Insider). But for AT&T at least, no plan is proving as sticky as unlimited data. 44% of AT&T customers are on grandfathered unlimited plans — that ...

Report: Yahoo Acquires Flurry, a Mobile Analytics Firm, for $300+ Million

Report: Yahoo Acquires Flurry, a Mobile Analytics Firm, for $300+ Million

Yahoo has made no secret of its ambitions and advances in mobile, earlier this month reporting 450 million monthly active users and search and display mobile ad revenues growing 100%. In CEO Marissa Mayer’s words, Yahoo is a “mobile first company.” Now, sources say that Yahoo has closed in on an acquisition that could ...

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has posted the slides from his talk at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York called Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices. The HOPE conference started in 1994 and bills itself as "one of the most creative and ...