Tag Archive: Mobile

Virgin Mobile announces the LG Optimus Slider, coming Oct. 17 for $199

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Following up on their rather successful LG Optimus V, Virgin Mobile has announced it will be bringing a full QWERTY slider, the LG Optimus Slider to customers starting Oct. 17 on their website, and Oct. 31 in retail locations. The Optimus Slider will offer a 3.2-inch touchscreen, along with Android 2.3, Gingerbread. The device will come preloaded with Virgin Mobile Live 2.0, their own social media type application, along with all the  [Read More…]

Isis NFC mobile payment group gets backing from handset manufacturers


Isis, a joint venture of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, has announced that the major hardware makers of Android  (and Windows 7) phones have climbed on board and will offer hardware that implements Isis’ NFC tech and standards.  The press release names LG, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry manufacturer RIM as hardware partners, as well as DeviceFidelity to offer solutions such as NFC enabled memory cards for phones built without NFC hardware.   [Read More…]

The future of healthcare is mobile: HealthTap helps you connect with real physicians


As someone who, by day, works in the healthcare industry, stories about how we use our Android devices to enhance our medical and physical well being hit a little closer to home for me. During my daily perusal of Google Reader this morning, I found a story that may help shape the future of healthcare in the United States and beyond.

HealthTap has launched a beta service to the public that  [Read More…]

Facebook announces Timeline, other features; mobile version should be coming soon


If you haven’t completely moved to Google+, you’ve probably noticed all the changes Facebook has been working on lately. Feelings are mixed about these changes, but most people seem to dislike them. Well, we have one more addition to the repertoire, and this one actually seems to be a bit more exciting.

Facebook has just announced Timeline. This feature takes all your information since the creation of your Facebook account and organizes  [Read More…]

Facebook Timeline will retell your story and Facebook life on mobile

Facebook is in the midst of yet another major redesign that seeks to transform the way the company operates. At its f8 developer conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased a new feature called Facebook Timeline, a chronologically-organized profile view that will “tell the story of your life” with photos, app activity, and updates. Timeline looked a little too MySpacey for my tastes, and instantly  [Read More…]

Hands-on with mobile Hangouts and the Google+ update

Youtube link for mobile viewing

Here’s our first look at the major update to Google+ for Android 2.3 and above — and it’s a doozy. Mobile Hangouts are seamless and awesome, though you can only join a Hangout — not initiate one.

The notification settings are a must. Basically, we’re getting even more excited about Google+. Check it out.

And if you’re looking to circle all of your favorite Android central writers on Google+, here’s a handy list:

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16 new Google+ features; open sign ups, Mobile Hangouts

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Google+ has been around for almost 3 months now. The Search Giant’s exciting new social network has been great since the beginning, but there are definitely features we’ve been asking for or complaining about. There’s always room for improvement, and the development team has been working hard on that. Today, Google announced 16 new features (upgrades 92-107) covering some of the main user requests.

Mobile Hangouts and open sign  [Read More…]

Mcafee Outlines Plans to Bring Mobile Devices Into Security Infrastructure (Apps N Scraps)

Mcafee Shares Vision For Bringing Mobile Devices Into The Security Infrastructure

Explosive Growth of Mobile Devices and Changing Threat Vectors Requires Shift in Enterprise Security Strategies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 – McAfee today shared its vision for securing mobile devices in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses and consumers manage  [Read More…]

Target Mobile (aka Radio Shack) plans Verizon HTC Rhyme presale for Sept. 21, release Sept. 22

HTC Rhyme at Target

If there was ever much doubt that the HTC Bliss is the HTC Rhyme (there wasn’t) and that it’s coming to Verizon (again, none) and that we might well see it Tuesday morning at an HTC event in New York City (we’ll be there, by the way), well, that ends tonight.

HTC Rhyme A tipster just hit us up with Target Mobile’s plans  [Read More…]