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Indoor cellular coverage ‘cost vs. quality’ crunch: solved with Cel-Fi Quatra

To support the increasing demand for indoor cellular data consumption, mobile operators are supplementing network capacity and cellular coverage where needed using various small cell platforms. Similarly, consumers and businesses that increasingly rely on cellular service — viewed by many as the 4th utility — often take it upon themselves to source and deploy their own systems. Indoor cellular coverage options Yet in many environments, available indoor cellular coverage options are either too complex or too costly for businesses or service providers. That’s why Nextivity created the Cel-Fi QUATRA enterprise, an in-building cellular solution that fills the growing need...

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20-hour PCs, unlocked iPhone X, mega Starbucks AR, India VR push: Mobile Week, Dec. 8

MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the biggest mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: Asus & HP Snapdragon PC hybrids, Google phone screen privacy protector, unlocked iPhone X, iPhone jailbreaking services shut down, mobile game downloads, Facebook business features, Facebook India VR program, Android 8.1 preview, Amazon Sumerian 3D builder and more. World’s largest Starbucks opens, debuts Starbucks AR app Americans always say that “everything is bigger in Texas” — but lately China has wanted to outdo everyone else in size. So it’s no surprise...

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WPS Office mobile for iOS, Android & Windows takes on MS Office

WPS Office is a leading office productivity suite, available for Android and for iOS, as well as Windows and Linux-based PCs. With more than 1.2 billion installs, the software is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Microsoft Office. As of Spring 2017, the WPS Office mobile suite has 550 million mobile installs and 100 million MAUs (monthly active users) on Android. The suite — comprised of WPS Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets, and PDF reader — is fully compatible with other office applications, and has unique features for you to more efficiently...

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Stop robocalls & auto-manage your calls with YouMail

Pundits claim phone calls are dead, but many time-starved entrepreneurs and consumers would disagree. These folks live and die by phone calls from clients, colleagues, and prospects, but their time is extremely limited. YouMail’s app serves as an automated virtual receptionist, letting busy people like you improve productivity with features that stop robocalls, manage your calls and messages, and even enable effortless, free conference calls. Stop robocalls from bothering you YouMail can save you time, as it can stop robocalls from solicitors or scammers from calling you in the first place. YouMail’s original “Smart Blocking” algorithm reliably identifies robocallers by...

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Now you can “feel” movie trailers, thanks to cutting-edge haptic effects

With giant, cinema-like 4K TVs in more homes, getting people to go to movie theaters is becoming a challenge for studios. But thanks to new haptic technology, film trailer ads are about to get a lot more exciting — at least on smartphones. Here’s how Universal Pictures has taken a lead in using haptic technology to boost excitement and ticket sales. Even with giant TVs around, more people are also watching content on their mobile devices. Knowing that, Universal Pictures wanted to make a huge splash on small screens with the release of the Latin America trailer for its...

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Fall in love with historic hot springs gem Karlovy Vary with Revelton travel app

An unforgettable vacation in the Czech Republic’s beautiful city of Karlovy Vary begins with the Revelton mobile app. The app is a convenient Karlovy Vary guide, and also lets you book a room in the Revelton — one of the city’s best boutique apartment hotels. Karlovy Vary guide + room booking app You don’t need a Karlovy Vary guide book or maps with the Revelton app. The city’s attractions such as museums, hot spring spas, beauty salons, restaurants, bars and many other interesting places are always at hand — conveniently grouped by categories and described in detail. You can...

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Mobile data saver app Freeway promises freedom from costly overages

Over the last two decades, mobile internet access in first world countries has evolved from a luxury to a necessity. Yet according to Statista, in 2016 more than half of the world’s population still lacked access to the internet and the benefits of the digital economy. To solve this problem, Syntonic launched Freeway, its mobile data saver and content services platform that enables sponsored data and other affordable, consumer-friendly internet access models. Syntonic’s Freeway money saving app is available in five regions around the world. Exciting new trend: sponsored data saver services The sponsored data model enables stakeholders of all...

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AdGuard’s triple play: Block mobile ads, prevent malware & save bandwidth

AdGuard is a family of advanced ad blocking and privacy protecting tools for mobile devices and computers, offering protection against advertising, tracking, phishing and malware threats. It includes a popular ad blocker app and free browser extensions that can be used as assistants to these apps. AdGuard’s flagship products — AdGuard Pro for iOS and AdGuard for Android — show zero tolerance for advertising content (ads, web elements) and for spying on customer data in Safari, and in all browsers and apps respectively. People around the world have downloaded AdGuard ad blocking apps more than 40 million times. AdGuard...

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Skores Live Football brings the best of soccer to your iOS or Android device

In 2015 SportyTrader and Wincomparator — two huge sports traffic generator companies in Europe, decided to join forces. They became the Skores Group, a 40-person company dedicated to providing the best live football scores and live sports experience to its users — anytime and anywhere. Skores has been publishing one major app since 2012: Live Football, a live football scores app with active users in more that 150 countries. With over 85 million visits per month, 20 million apps download, 3.5 million sports fans on Facebook, and 600 million impressions per month, Skores offers the most extensive real time sports...

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Scan to PDF, free OCR, Adobe Document Cloud make Adobe Scan special

You may not know that Adobe Document Cloud not only includes Adobe Acrobat DC, but also suite of mobile apps such as Adobe Sign and Adobe Scan — a scanner app with free OCR and scan to PDF features. Adobe integrated Adobe Sign and Adobe Marketing Cloud into Adobe Document Cloud last year to eliminate the cost and frustration of manual, paper-based enrollment processes. Adobe Sign now features a modern mobile experience for today’s on-the-go workers, and reduces the time to collect and route digital signatures. Adobe Document Cloud is also integrated with Box, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive, making it easier...

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Drive app puts Canadians in control of auto records, travel expenses & more

In Canada, the RBC DRIVE app is a must-use application for car owners, centralizing all car-related needs in one, intuitive mobile / web application. DRIVE app users have access to a digital glove box that includes the value of their car, recall and safety notices, news alerts, gas discounts, rewards points, and numerous valuable services for drivers and car owners alike. DRIVE was created by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Ecosystem Group, which is dedicated to creating services and products that reduce friction in customers’ day-to-day lives. After downloading RBC DRIVE you can create a new profile, or...

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Create animated 3D avatars for your favorite Android or iPhone apps with Xpresso

Express Differently! XPRESSO is a refreshingly fun way to express your real life emotions. Simply turn yourself into a stunning 3D avatar, then share amazing animated messages with the world. Our path-breaking technology enables you to be far more expressive than with emojis and stickers. Create your XPRESSO 3D avatars XPRESSO is all about you and your emotions! 1. Get animated by creating a 3D avatars that look just like you. 2. Dress up your avatar in the hottest style and make a fashion statement. 3. Express your emotions with hundreds of lively animations. 4. Say it with your own...

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MDM with smartwatch management & AI? 42Gears drives EMM’s future

Looking for intuitive, powerful mobile device management software to manage Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and even Android Wear smartwatches? Here we look at 42Gears’ SureMDM, which can manage all of those devices. SureMDM is one of the few MDM solutions to now offer Android wearable management and even a virtual assistance chatbot. India and Silicon Valley based 42Gears caters to both BYOD and company-owned device deployment scenarios, and offers both SaaS and on-premise products. An easy user interface and extensive functionalities make it a popular choice for managing large device fleets used in all types of industries, such...

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Financing app accelerates Volvo’s customer loan approvals by 60%

Here’s how a prebuilt, customized mobile financing app suite helped Volvo Financial Services speed up vehicle financing from days to just hours — all while connecting to legacy systems. Truck financing is a very competitive climate whether the finance is for one truck, a few trucks, or a fleet of 100. If a customer has a need for financing, they want to know as soon as possible how much can be lent and how fast the credit can be approved. The ability to respond to the end customer with an accurate calculation and turn it around very quickly is...

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Mobile Week, Nov. 13: Crime AR, Harry Potter game, iOS 11.2, more

Each Mobile Week, MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: crime scene AR, the next Harry Potter game, unlocked Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X sales & screen burn-in, iOS 11 updates, iOS 11.2 preview, Apple Pay Cash, Apple Q4 earnings, easy 3D design software, Google VR audio kit, Snapchat news and more. Black Marble’s crime scene AR aims helps investigators Police or private investigators can now map crime scenes in real time and then virtually recreate them...

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Verto Analytics offers audience media measurement for both apps & websites

Verto Analytics is the only audience and media measurement platform that quantifies consumer demographics, purchase behaviors, and device ownership with deep behavioral media measurement in-app and on websites, showing a holistic view of lifestyles, attitudes, and interests. Verto owns and operates a single-source, passively metered panel with the power to measure behavioral changes over time across media. In 2017 alone, Verto made strides in product innovation releasing Smart Poll, a unique product that combines survey research and passive cross-device metering, and Audience Profiles, the first solution to offer behavioral, demographic, device usage and competitive insights in one package. Verto...

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Mobile Week, Nov. 4: 8K VR, Vapor Watch, Razer Phone, iPhone X, more

Each Mobile Week, MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the most important mobile apps news and other mobile technology news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: Razer Phone hands-on, Pimax 8K VR breaks records, iPhone X delay grows, WhatsApp ‘unsend’ feature, Amazon 3D shopping, Google 3D objects, Android ‘Vapor’ watch vs Samsung Gear sport smartwatch, Samsung & Google Alphabet revenues, Sprint T-Mobile merger fail and more. Razer Phone hands-on — Great phone, or just a great gaming phone? Just hours ago the $699 Razer Phone became official, and Engadget has already given the Razer...

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Need custom or pre-built business apps? Capriza serves up both

Capriza is a mobile app development platform that allows organizations to mobilize workflows from any legacy enterprise application, without needing any APIs, new infrastructure or coding. Over one million users in over 100 countries currently use the Capriza platform for enterprise mobility. The Capriza mobile app development platform allows anyone from a business user to an IT admin to quickly and cost-effectively create their own apps. This fills a growing industry-wide need that stems from the high demand for mobile enterprise apps, compounded on top of the fact that many IT departments’ lack of expertise in mobile app development or...

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Citrix ShareFile delivers file sharing, team collaboration, e-signing & more

Citrix ShareFile is a secure cloud collaboration platform and file sharing app suite that enables access to files stored across multiple repositories so users and clients can work efficiently from anywhere. Supports hybrid architectures — IT can choose to store their data on-premises, in the public cloud, or a combination of both. ShareFile’s access methods include native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows, as well as desktop tools and sync clients for Windows and MacOS. ShareFile also offers native email integrations in Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, and users can access files through several Office 365 integrations, including from...

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Citrix XenMobile: What’s new, and how it stands out in mobility management

XenMobile Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Solutions by Citrix provide industry leading security and controls for devices, applications and data. Here we’ll look at what sets XenMobile apart from other EMM and MDM offerings, and what’s new in the latest version. XenMobile supports all layers of the EMM stack including unified endpoint management (UEM), mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), enterprise file sync/share (EFSS), productivity apps and secure mobile gateway. By owning products for all layers of the EMM stack, Citrix is able to easily build integrations between the layers delivering a superior experience for both end-users and...

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