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Ease app delivers timely medical care updates to patients’ loved ones

A hospital patient app with timely care updates A new iOS and Android hospital patient app suite called EASE (Electronic Access to Surgical Events) aims to make it easier for doctors and nurses to deliver care updates to patients’ loved ones. The first of the two apps, EASE MD, allows clinicians to send patient care updates, and includes pre-written texts in nine languages for when physicians are short on time. The family and patient app, EASE, lets patients and their families receive the updates and complete satisfaction surveys. Setting up the app also aims to be easy: first, the patient...

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Pulsara’s critical communication apps unify ER teams to save lives

Unified, compliant ER medical communications Pulsara’s cloud-based emergency medical communications apps for EMS, stemi and stroke cases unify critical messaging, voice and data sharing between the field (EMTs and paramedics) and hospital staff (RNs, MDs, techs, etc.). Pulsara’s HIPAA compliant iOS and Android apps help accelerate time to treatment for critical care patients, which in turn improves outcomes. (The company may provide more information here later.) Pulsara’s emergency medical communications app suite is a “Best of 2017” Mobile Star Awards winner. You can follow or connect with Pulsara below: Mobile Star Awards “Best of 2017” Winner: Mobile Healthcare Innovation — Pulsara Company Profile:...

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Avast Mobile Security goes far beyond antivirus protection

Avast Mobile Security features antivirus, remote lock & more Avast Mobile Security for Android, iPhone and iPad offers much more than just great antivirus and malware protection. With the Avast app, you can find your lost or stolen device, filter calls and messages, and protect yourself from the more than 2,850 new threats discovered each day – all for free. (The company may provide more information here later.) The Avast Mobile Security app is a “Best of 2017” Mobile Star Awards winner. You can follow or connect with Wayfair below: Mobile Star Awards “Best of 2017” Winner: Best Security App — Avast Mobile Security Company...

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Hearthstone mobile & desktop card game casts a wide, magical spell

How the Hearthstone mobile strategy card game casts its spell In Blizzard’s Hearthstone mobile and PC based strategy card game, you play the hero and unleash powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. You can play in practice matches against computer-controlled heroes of the Warcraft universe, and then step into the Arena to duel other players for prizes. There are even live competitions in each year around the world. Your Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft card collection is linked to your Battle.net account, enabling you to easily switch your play between tablet and...

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Wayfair app aims to make home shopping easy & inspiring

Wayfair app features 3D viewing, idea boards & more Wayfair’s home shopping app lets you choose from over 7 million products, get inspired with professional designs, see 3D life-sized versions of products in any space, save your faves with Idea Boards, easily check your order status, and track large package orders in real time. The Wayfair app also lets you build a wedding registry and stay up to date on the latest sales. (The company may provide more information here later.) The Wayfair app is a “Best of 2017” Mobile Star Awards winner. You can follow or connect with Wayfair below: Mobile Star...

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Microsoft Office 365 still leads in mobile office suites

How the Microsoft Office mobile suite sets the standard The Microsoft Office mobile app suite let you securely view, co-author, edit and share documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Mail, and Outlook Calendar on any iOS, Android, or Windows device you choose. Your Office documents maintain the same formatting across your PC and mobile devices. You can voice dictate directly to your mobile device. Share content, conversations, tasks or schedules from any device, and simplify scheduling with shared calendars that let people see when coworkers are free or busy. (The company may provide more information here later.) The official Microsoft...

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CamScanner packs OCR, scanning & faxing in one app

CamScanner is an OCR app, scanning app & faxing app in one CamScanner is a popular scanning app from CCi Intelligence, a China-based provider of optical character recognition (OCR) technology, artificial intelligence and handwriting recognition. CamScanner lets you use your smartphone to scan a business card or document, which it converts to a PDF file, image or editable file using the app’s OCR. CamScanner backs your scans up to the cloud, synchronize files between your different devices, and lets you email or fax files to others. (The company may provide more information here later.) Instig’s CamScanner scanning app is a...

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Yelp mobile app connects you to local businesses in dozens of countries

Yelp mobile app connects businesses with customers Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 32 countries. By the end of 2017, Yelpers had written nearly 150 million local reviews, making Yelp a leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. During Q4 2017, approximately 29 million unique devices accessed Yelp via the Yelp mobile app, approximately 64 million unique visitors visited Yelp via mobile web and approximately 77 million unique visitors visited Yelp via desktop on a monthly average basis. (The company may provide more information here later.) The...

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Vivint home security app lets you remotely control your smart home

Vivint smart home security app promises peace of mind Vivint’s smart home security app lets you set up rules and have notifications sent straight to your Android or Apple iOS smartphone. You can automatically lock the doors at a certain time every night, or get notified if someone opens a window while the air conditioner is running. Use the app to see and talk to visitors through the doorbell camera, unlock the door for delivery people, then lock the door behind them. (The company may provide more information here later.) The Vivint smart home security app is a “Best...

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Blinker lets you buy, sell or finance cars with just your phone

Blinker car buying app puts you in the driver’s seat Blinker’s car buying app and financing app puts you in control of car ownership, allowing you to buy, sell and finance cars on your smartphone—all without fees or middlemen. Blinker is functional in California, Colorado, Texas and Florida, and will be expanding across the U.S. soon. (The company may provide more information here later.) The Blinker car buying app and financing app is a “Best of 2017” Mobile Star Awards winner. You can follow or connect with Blinker below: Mobile Star Awards “Best of 2017” Winner: Best Automotive App — Blinker Company Profile:...

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Mobile Week, Feb 4: Cheaper iPhone X rumor, iOS 11.3 & Galaxy S9 preview, more

MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the biggest mobile apps news and other mobile tech news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: HomePod preorders, Google Clips preorders, Galaxy S9 preview photos, cheaper iPhone X rumors, iOS 11.3 preview, Android wifi speed labels, Google AR viewer, HoloLens hard hat, VR browser, classroom VR, Line & Robinhood cryptocurrency trading, earnings reports and more. Top photo: Three new giant spheres at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. More photos on Bloomberg Apple, Google earnings If you follow quarterly earnings reports, this week had a lot of them to read. Most...

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How to take better photos with your phone

The cameras that come on today’s cellphones are better than ever. However, just because you have a good camera, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically start taking great phone photos. Use these tips to take better photos when using your iPhone, Android phone or other smartphone. (Feature photo by Schill via Flickr) Use the Grid for Great Phone Photos The grid feature on your phone helps you visualize the rule of thirds to take better photos. When you turn this feature on, your entire scene gets divided into nine equal boxes. You want to make sure that the points of interest in...

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Mobile Week 1-25: Toyota CarPlay, WhatsApp for biz, pregnancy app row, more

MobileVillage (MV) and Appcelerator (APP) bring you a quick read of the biggest mobile apps news and other mobile tech news stories. In this week’s mobile news roundup: Oculus developer program, Toyota CarPlay, Apple battery fix coming, unsafe Apple factory, controversial contraceptive app, WhatsApp business app, mobile search rankings, 2018 Apple investments, 2017 app downloads Oculus developer program Start gets started Facebook’s Oculus has launched a free new VR developer program called Start. The new Oculus developer program aims to decrease the time and cost of getting VR apps built and distributed for Oculus developers, half of whom are self-funded....

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What you missed: CES 2018 best phones, laptops, smart displays, wearables, more

At January’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), you can always expect thousands of innovative or odd gadgets and apps, but only about a dozen make it into the web’s “Best of CES 2018” roundups. Although this year many of the biggest innovations were in robotics, home devices and car tech, there were still plenty of great mobile products. Here we look back at the top picks from CNet, Engadget, The Verge, Digital Trends and Android Authority in their CES 2018 best phones, wearables, smart displays and laptops roundups. If CES 2018 didn’t make history for mind-blowing gadgets, it did...

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SMS tracker apps for iPhone & Android: How they can help you

Whether you’re worried about what sort of instant messages your kids are sending, or worried about how loyal your partner or employee is, a content tracking app may be the answer for you. With SMS tracker apps, your partner’s, child’s, or employee’s texts and instant messages can be forwarded directly to you so that you know precisely with whom they are talking, and what is said. All of this is invisible to the person being tracked. These SMS and instant message tracking apps can either ease or affirm your fears — allowing you to know with whom and when...

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2018 Tech Events Calendar: New events added up to July 2018!

Welcome to the largest Mobile Tech Events Calendar on the planet! Bookmark this page for the most extensive list of important 2018 tech events including technology expos, conferences and webinars that include Cloud and mobile business technology, telecom, mobile apps and developer events. New mobile tech events are added regularly. Add your event!  We list 2018 tech events at no cost if they have mobile content and take place within five months. Mobile Star Awards entrants also receive free event and news placements. Email your event name, dates, city and website to Gary at GThayer [at] mobilevillage.com. To promote an event earlier or to...

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Show off your battle bravery in Nexon Mobile’s new Titanfall: Assault game

Titanfall: Assault — Your new PvP battle game challenge Nexon Mobile’s Titanfall®: Assault is the mobile real-time strategy (RTS) set in the extended universe of the Titanfall player versus player or PvP battle game franchise. Titanfall: Assault redefines the genre with fast-paced action and intense PvP battles. To play, you build and upgrade a squad of agile Pilots, towering Titans and tactical Burn Cards to deploy in fast-paced synchronous multiplayer battles. To win the battle on the Frontier, you must hone and adapt your strategies across a variety of iconic Titanfall maps including Crash Site, Angel City, Boneyard, and...

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Battlejack mobile blackjack takes card battle games to new levels

Battlejack: An epic card battle game Nexon Mobile’s Battlejack is a fantasy card battle game, available on Android and iOS. Battlejack is a deep and strategic role playing game (RPG) where you adventure through a mythical fantasy world and wage battles against evil forces through a core gameplay experience that builds upon blackjack, the most popular card game in the world. Battlejack’s fantasy mobile blackjack game lets you embark on an epic adventure through more than 100 story-driven levels. Disputes with enemies and bosses play out in turn-based, blackjack-inspired card battles where every hand dealt will result in powerful...

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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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Indoor cell coverage in giant spaces for a small cost: How one city agency did it

Strong indoor cell coverage is vital for any organization hosting lots of clients, community meetings and business calls. Here’s how one San Diego agency ensures reliable indoor cell coverage and mobile data for its thousands of monthly guests in a 30,000 square-foot space. 2-1-1 San Diego brings community organizations together to help people access the services they need, while providing valuable demographic and trend information for planning purposes. The organization provides referrals for utility, housing, food, health and wellness, and military and veteran services, including subsidies and benefits. 2-1-1 San Diego also helps facilitate the enrollment process for accessing...

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