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Foursquare and Google Test NFC Check-Ins At Google I/O - SocialTimes.com

Foursquare and Google Test NFC Check-Ins At Google I/O - SocialTimes.com | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Owners of smartphones equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology, such as new Nexus S 4G, will be able to check-in on Foursquare and receive a special Google I/O badge by chicking their phones against posters.
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Samsung Launches the NX30 Camera alongside First Premium “S” Lens | Samsung SMART CAMERA

Samsung Launches the NX30 Camera alongside First Premium “S” Lens | Samsung SMART CAMERA | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung SMART CAMERA official website & Blog. Discover everything you need to know about Samsung SMART CAMERA! Latest products, news update, images & more!
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For you camera types out there.

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BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Beacons are already emerging as a factor in retail.
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Coming in 2014?

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Samsung Galaxy Gear (U.S.) finally gets new firmware and expanded notifications

Samsung Galaxy Gear (U.S.) finally gets new firmware and expanded notifications | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
... but there's still plenty of room for improvement.
We've been patiently awaiting the updated firmware for the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and this morning it is finally available.
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Looking at wearable computing?  Look no further, and just in time for Christmas.

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Prescription Google Glass pictured in the wild gives us our best look at the eyewear yet

Prescription Google Glass pictured in the wild gives us our best look at the eyewear yet | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Up until now, we haven't gotten a real good look at Google's plans for prescription eyewearers looking to outfit themselves with Google Glass. Sure there
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Now I'm one step closer to getting serious about getting this mobile tool.

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Best Galaxy Note 3 battery extension accessories

Best Galaxy Note 3 battery extension accessories | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
There are plenty of extras available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and today we have details of some of the best Galaxy Note 3 battery accessories.
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Samsung Galaxy Gear to get better notifications, improved battery life after update - Android Authority

Samsung Galaxy Gear to get better notifications, improved battery life after update - Android Authority | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
An update to the Samsung Galaxy Gear adds full notification support and improves battery life in the smartwatch.
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Play Store will now show tablet-designed apps by default on tablets

Play Store will now show tablet-designed apps by default on tablets | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Another reason for developers to consider tablet designs for their apps
Just as was previously announced, the Play Store is undergoing a few changes for those with tablets today.
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Pay attention tablet owners/users.

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HP Accessory Lets You Print from Mobile Devices To Older Printers

HP Accessory Lets You Print from Mobile Devices To Older Printers | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
This 1200W mobile print accessory converts older HP printers into wireless direct printers allowing print from mobile devices. Also has NFC technology.
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Google Unveils Google Play Newsstand; combines Magazines and Currents into one app

Google Unveils Google Play Newsstand; combines Magazines and Currents into one app | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Google has just officially unveiled a new app that will combine Google Play Magazines and Google Currents. Dubbed Google Play Newsstand, the app will not
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Curate Visual Stories and Multimedia Itineraries with Google Tour Builder

From the Haiti earthquake to Hurricane Sandy, check out how Team Rubicon uses Tour Builder to document the disaster relief missions that have taken them arou...


Via Robin Good
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What a great tool for local business.

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holds possibilities for education.

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Useful tools why reinvent the wheel, better to leverage?

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A content creation tool with a lot of potential.

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Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update put on hold, Samsung confirms

Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update put on hold, Samsung confirms | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung has confirmed to a publication that it has temporarily pulled the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update in order to address various performance issues.
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With plans starting at $5, Republic Wireless looks more 'un-carrier' than T-Mobile

With plans starting at $5, Republic Wireless looks more 'un-carrier' than T-Mobile | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Republic Wireless — a unique service that operates off of Sprint's network but saves money by offloading calls and texts to Wi-Fi whenever possible — has launched the Moto X today for $299...
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Verizon no longer the gold standard for mobile data?

Verizon no longer the gold standard for mobile data? | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Verizon Wireless, once the gold standard for LTE, has admitted that it is struggling to keep up with demand in the big cities - with some users being dropped down to slower 3G speeds. The carrier's...
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: Camera goes Smart (Version 2) - TechGreet.com

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: Camera goes Smart (Version 2) - TechGreet.com | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung has unveiled another version of its Galaxy camera called as Galaxy Camera 2. Read the specifications, features and other information on this camera.
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Version 2 an improvement moving forward.

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Galaxy Gear 2 should be coming early next year, possibly at MWC

Galaxy Gear 2 should be coming early next year, possibly at MWC | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
The Samsung Galaxy Gear isn't even all that old yet. It came out three months ago, and already there is talk of a successor. Sources claim that the Galaxy Gear 2 will be released sometime early nex...
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It's going to be an interesting 2014.

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Samsung Mobile Press

Samsung Mobile Press | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung enables users to enjoy advanced console-quality games with their mobile devices at home and on-the-go
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For you gamers out there.

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mSpy: A terrifying app for spying on another smartphone or tablet user

mSpy: A terrifying app for spying on another smartphone or tablet user | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Those of you interested in preserving your privacy will want to watch out for the mSpy app. When installed on an Android or iOS device, it can track phone calls, location data and ...
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And you thought you only had to worry about the NSA.

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Glu Mobile chief says Google Glass could trigger another 'iPhone moment' for gaming (interview)

Glu Mobile chief says Google Glass could trigger another 'iPhone moment' for gaming (interview) | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi believes that Glass may be another "iPhone moment" for mobile games.
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Google Opens Glass Mirror API To All Developers Even If They Don’t Have Glass | TechCrunch

Google Opens Glass Mirror API To All Developers Even If They Don’t Have Glass | TechCrunch | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
In the early days of Google Glass, everybody who picked up their unit would also be whitelisted for access to the Mirror API, as Google only wanted developers..
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How to Reach Mobile Users with Your Content Marketing

How to Reach Mobile Users with Your Content Marketing | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
It’s the most obvious thing in the world to say that smartphones have changed our culture—but are you aware of just how much? According to the most recent Pew Research Center data, more than 90 per...
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Remotte: Remote Control for Google Glass | Gadgetify

Remotte: Remote Control for Google Glass | Gadgetify | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Google Glass happens to be one of the most exciting gadgets around. As someone who owns one, I can tell you the gadget is simply underrated. We will have to
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So now we need remotes for our wearable computing?

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The old 'slide to unlock' function familiar to smartphone owners could rema

The old 'slide to unlock' function familiar to smartphone owners could rema | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
The old 'slide to unlock' function familiar to smartphone owners could rema
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A speculative look at coming technology from Samsung.

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Samsung says it sold 800,000 Galaxy Gear units so far, critics be damned

Samsung says it sold 800,000 Galaxy Gear units so far, critics be damned | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung announced today it sold an impressive 800,000 units of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch since its launch in late September. Despite unflattering reviews and a steep price, the Galaxy Gear is performing in the market better than most expected.
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A great accessory for your Samsung Galaxy device.

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Samsung suspends Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 rollout to investigate 'issues'

Samsung suspends Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 rollout to investigate 'issues' | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
It's been just a couple weeks since Samsung started rolling out Android 4.3 for the international Galaxy S3, bringing an updated version of Android to S3 owners along with Galaxy Gear support.
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Best Buy halts all HP Chromebook 11 sales, other retailers 'out of stock'

Best Buy halts all HP Chromebook 11 sales, other retailers 'out of stock' | Mobile Tools | Scoop.it
Best Buy is ordering its employees to remove HP’s Chromebook 11 from stores. Sources at the retail chain have revealed to The Verge that urgent instructions have been sent to store managers to...
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