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  Located at 88 East Main Street, in lovely downtown Ramsey, New Jersey is an authorized Dealer for AT&T Wireless Services. They have been in the wireless business since 1999; but their cumulative wireless experience totals over 40 years. This type of experience can only benefit their customer base. Since day # 1, the owner and staff have tried to steer clear of the stereotypical wireless dealership mentality. It has been their goal to be more of a consultant; than a salesperson. They treat “word of mouth” or “referral” business as their driving force.

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The final staged release of the first Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, went live today. The Curse of Naxxramas expansion introduced a series of single-player challenges, broken up into five sections, each unlockable with in-game currency or in-app purchases of $ 6.99, or $ 19.99 for the whole batch.

This free-to-play card game has been massively popular among both casual and hardcore gamers, earning itself a spot on our best free iPad games list. For a deep dive, read our full Hearthstone review.

Curse of Naxxramas offered many new cards for defeating the various undead-themed bosses. Many of them focused on Deathrattle abilities, which trigger whenever a minion dies. In addition to the standard single-player bosses, there were hardcore heroic variants available, each with their own unique card rewards, as well as class challenges which pit set decks against various Naxxramas foes.

Grab Hearthstone at the link below, and start working on your daily quests to save up for the new Naxxramas content, if you haven’t already. How many of you are still playing? What kind of deck are you into?

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The Music app that comes built into every iPhone and iPad is responsible not only for storing your music collection from iTunes, it also houses iTunes Match and lets you access iTunes Radio, both of which can eat tremendous amounts of data. And that’s not counting any iTunes in the Cloud purchases you may make. If you aren’t careful, the Music app can quickly eat through your carrier’s data allowance. If this is an issue you’ve been running into, here are some ways you can curb how much data the Music app consumes!

1. Disable the Music app from using cellular data

The quickest and easiest way to keep the Music app for eating through your data plan is to restrict its access to only Wi-Fi. Doing this, you’ll still be able to listen to any content that is physically stored on your iPhone or iPad. You just won’t have access to anything that relies on data such as iTunes Match, iTunes in the Cloud purchases, and iTunes Radio.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Cellular.
  3. Scroll down and under the Use Cellular Data For section, find Music and turn the setting to Off — the list should be in alphabetical order.

That’s it. The Music app should no longer consume any cellular data.

2. Sync music you listen to often instead of streaming it

If you don’t want to go nuclear but would still like to conserve some cellular data, syncing music you listen to often instead of relying on iTunes Match, is a great way to do just that. Simply sync over your favorite playlists, artists, and albums from your iTunes library on your computer. Or download them while on Wi-Fi with iTunes in the Cloud. This will minimize the amount of data your iPhone or iPad pulls. Then when you want to access music in iTunes Match, you’re only doing so for things you don’t listen to quite as often.

3. Only download music from iTunes in the Cloud over Wi-Fi

If you purchase a lot of music from iTunes, you may notice that you can download and delete it on demand. If you have fast data speeds, this makes it extremely convenient to download music and then delete it to save storage on your iPhone or iPad.

I know many people that do this on a regular basis. Just keep in mind that each time you download an album over cellular, it most likely consumes several megabytes of data at a time. So if at all possible, avoid downloading music when you’re on cellular and opt for Wi-Fi instead.

4. Limit how often you use iTunes Radio

Like any other streaming music service, iTunes Radio uses a data connection in order to serve up radio stations on your iPhone or iPad. If you use the service frequently, this is most likely the reason you’re using so much data within the Music app. Just like iTunes in the Cloud purchases, limiting iTunes Radio usage unless you’re on Wi-Fi is a huge way to mitigate how much data the Music app eats.

5. Disable automatic downloads for music

If you purchase music on your computer via iTunes or through another device regularly, your iPhone or iPad may be downloading it over cellular without you knowing it. Luckily, there’s a super easy way to prevent this behavior from happening by disabling music from downloading automatically. Or if you don’t want to completely disable automatic downloads, just disable the option to use cellular data for all automatic downloads. You may find you save even more data.

Other tips for keeping data usage in the Music app under control?

If you’ve had the Music app eat large amounts of data on your iPhone or iPad, what was actually causing the issue? Was it something different than listed above? If so, be sure to let us know what and how you resolved the problem in the comments!

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When the Apple logo really doesn’t matter

Posted by On August - 19 - 2014
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Last week I posted an editorial extolling the virtues of Apple-branded routers: I think the AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule and AirPort Express make a lot of sense, even if their price and performance can be trumped by other products. There are loads of other cases where I wouldn’t even think twice to go with a third party instead. Here are some of them.


I admit that the Magic Mouse is nice for its support of gestures on the smooth, featureless surface, but I have to tell you that of all the products that Apple makes, it’s my least favorite. I infinitely prefer the feel and features of third party mice.

Lately I’ve really been enjoying the Razer Taipan mouse that I reviewed back in July. It had a terrific feel and remarkable sensitivity, loads of programmable buttons and absolutely amazing software drivers that let me get the most out of it.

One of the reasons I prefer third party mice to Apple’s own is because I play games, and for the most part, games play wretchedly with the Magic Mouse. That’s because most game developers assume – rightfully, in the case of PC gamers – that their users will have scroll wheels, distinct right buttons, possibly programmable macros and other things that make playing games easier.

While the Magic Mouse may be well-integrated with the operating system and with plain-vanilla apps, games are a different story. I realize I’m an edge case here, but there are other arguments for third-party mice too — they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit different hands, designs vary to accomodate different mouse holding techniques and more.


I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and I use it with my Mac Pro, but I don’t really like it all that much. My desk setup for my Retina MacBook Pro incorporates a Matias Mini Tactile Pro keyboard, which I infinitely prefer for its mechanical design.

Apple’s keyboard is nice and quiet, but Matias’ has a much stronger key feel that I like, as I prefer to get a bit of resistance from my keyboard as I’m typing. I’ve been using personal computers since the late 70s, when almost all computer keyboards were mechanical, so I’m a bit old-school in this respect.

Even if Matias’ products don’t suit you, it’s not that hard to find a keyboard with Mac-specific layout. Assuming you’d rather go with a commodity keyboard designed for Windows, that doesn’t matter: OS X’s support for PC keyboards is spectacular. If it doesn’t recognize your keyboard, it simply asks you to press a few keys so it knows what type of keyboard you’re using, and it’s off to the races.


Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is, as I’ve opined before, too long in the tooth for me to bother with. What’s more, it’s $ 999 — way, way out of my price range. That’s why the last two displays I got came from an online reseller called I got good deals — sales, in fact — on ViewSonic displays that I’ve been very happy with.

Of course, the downside of buying a third party display is that it often doesn’t integrate visually with your Mac as nice as you might like — the Thunderbolt Display’s design language is consistent with the Mac’s, even if it echoes an older iMac design. But the ViewSonics’ black bezel basically disappears for me when I’m using it (I pay no attention to it), so I haven’t found it to be that much of a distraction.

It may cost you a bit of extra money to get the display working with your Mac. If your Mac is equipped with mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt, you’ll need to buy an adapter to connect a DVI or (heaven forbid) a VGA display to your Mac — that means budgeting another $ 20-$ 30 depending on whether you go with Apple or get a third-party interface. But compared to what Apple charges for its one, singular display, you’ll still be get a much better value shopping for a third party display and buying the adapter.

Cables and memory

Apple charges a premium for its own branded Lightning and 30 pin Dock Connector cables. You can find less expensive alternatives anywhere — I even see them at the gas station near my house. But stay away from the really cheap ones. I’d spend a bit more money and get something that carries the Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch logo, which shows that it’s been given the thumbs up by Apple.

In the case of Macs that have upgradeable memory — the standard MacBook Pro, the 27-inch iMac, the Mac mini and older models — you can save a fair amount of cash by going third-party instead of paying Apple’s premium price when you get your Mac configured at the factory. Now, in the case of systems like the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro, you have no choice, since the memory is soldered to the motherboard. But I’ve never had a Mac with upgradeable memory that I didn’t go with third party RAM on, and saved myself a ton in the process.

How about you?

There’s other stuff I left out, like external storage and printers, since Apple doesn’t make any devices like that anymore. But I imagine there are some peripherals and accessories that I’ve left out which you prefer to get from third parties rather than buy from Apple. So what do you have? Let me know.

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Which social networks do you use? [Poll]

Posted by On August - 19 - 2014
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You can find me @reneritchie most of the time. That’s because the social network I use most is Twitter. I use it on my iPhone on the go, on my Mac while I’m working, and on my iPad while I’m reading or browsing. I use it to follow a few people I know and a lot of people in my industry. I seldom look at RSS anymore. To find out what’s going on, I use Twitter. To keep in touch with real-life family and friends, and a few other people in the industry who prefer it, I use Facebook on the iPhone or the web. I use Instagram as well — also @reneritchie — from my iPhone, and sometimes share to Twitter and Facebook from there. And… that’s about it. Only not really. Let me explain…

I do use Facebook but I don’t put a lot of personal information there. I don’t store a lot of photos, I don’t check in, and don’t do anything much at all but share the occasional story, and like and comment on the occasional post or link. That’s more than I do on LinkedIn though. Mostly because I can’t find anything else to do on LinkedIn. Likewise Pinterest.

Google+ I use because Google’s bundled Hangouts there and that’s our office video conferencing tool and what we use for our podcasts. Otherwise, I share the occasional story there too, and the occasional +1 or comment, and I keep up with my Google- and Android-invested friends. Like LinkedIn, however, I’m hard pressed to find anything else much to do there. And… that’s about it. Seriously this time. Kinda.

Everything else has fallen by the wayside. However, I’m curious how you use social? Which networks are you on the most, how do you access them, and what do you use them for? Let me know your vote up top — just pick the ones you use a lot! — and give me the details in the comments below!

Note: I’m only including social networks with some public component in this, so no Snapchat or WhatsApp or the like.

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App development education group Big Nerd Ranch has announced a roadshow for Swift and iOS 8. Coming this fall, the eight-city show will offer advanced classes for both Swift and iOS 8 to experienced iOS developers. These will be one-day courses, and developers can sign up for either or both. They will run from 8AM to 5PM and cost $ 700. Both classes will go over the ins and outs of Apple’s new software and programming language, for instance, detailing the differences in writing in Swift and Objective-C.

The Roadshow will kick off on October 2 in Atlanta, lasting there until October 3. The show will come to San Francisco on October 9 and 10. From October 16-17, the show will be in Portland Oregon and New York City. Washington DC and London will have it on October 23 and 24, while Chicago will host on November 6 and 7. The show ends with the Austin, Texas stop on December 11 and 12.

Registration for the show opens on August 18. If it’s coming to a city near you, will you be signing up for one or both of the classes? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Big Nerd Ranch

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Best iPhoneography of the week

Posted by On August - 17 - 2014
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Every day, millions of photos are taken around the world, and a good chunk of those are taken on an iPhone. It’s no wonder why — the iPhone is super portable, has an amazing iSight camera and an incredibly easy to use Camera app. Combine that with the ability to share photos instantly via Twitter, Instagram and other social networks, and you have the perfect solution for capturing and publishing any moment imaginable. So, each week we’re going to scour the social networks for uplifting, inspiring, touching, and all around amazing photos using #iphone #iphoneography #vscocam and similar hashtags and embed the best of what we find. And since iMore has an Instagram account now, if you really want to get our attention and get featured, use #imoregram to make sure we don’t miss it. Enjoy!

Remember to tag your photos with #iphone #iphoneography (and especially #imoregram if you want to make it super easy!) for next week. And if you want to take your iPhonegraphy to the next level, check out:

What was your favorite iPhone (or iPad — we don’t judge!) photo of the week? Drop a link in the comments below!

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Most of us have many different account types linked to our iPhones and iPads. This includes sign-ins for email, contacts, calendars, and even services like iMessage. If you let a small child use your iPhone or iPad, it may be a good idea to revoke the ability to change and alter accounts while restrictions are enabled. This way you never

How to block the ability to change accounts with iOS parental controls

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.
  4. Tap on Enable Restrictions at the top if they aren’t already. If they are, skip to step 6.
  5. Choose a 4-digit passcode that only you will know. Your child should never know this password.
  6. Tap on Accounts under the Allow Changes section — it’s close to the bottom of the page.
  7. Tap on Don’t Allow Changes.

That’s it. No one will be able to change accounts unless they turn off restrictions first.

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Photos in iOS 8: Explained

Posted by BMetts On August - 16 - 2014
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The built-in Photos got its makeover last year as part of Apple’s overall iOS 7 mobile redesign. This year iOS 8 is bringing Photos a much-needed functionality boost. In addition to new sharing and filter extensions, Photos is also getting a new sync solution courtesy of iCloud Photo Library, as well a bevy of new, non-destructive editing tools, and a new, smarter search system. So, how does it al work?

Photo Flashbacks

The original Photos app on the original iPhone was game changing. The ability to not only swipe though all your photos but pinch and zoom in and out of them became one of the go-to demos for everyone who wanted to show anyone else just what made the iPhone worth the money they’d paid for it. For a while, however, that was all the Photos app did.

Then, slowly but surely Apple began adding features, including the ability to make and manage albums on-device, to rotate, auto-enhance, filter, remove redeye, and crop, and to keep up to 1000 photos backed up online for up to 30 days with iCloud’s Photo Stream, and create Shared Photo Streams for your family and friends.

Yet despite gaining more features, Photos could never be mistaken for fully featured. Editing remained simplistic and online backup downright stingy. Until iOS 8…

All your photos everywhere

With Photos on iOS 8 Apple is replacing Photo Stream “backup” with iCloud Photo Library. Built on Apple’s new CloudKit framework, iCloud Photo Library won’t just store 1000 pictures for up to 30 days, it’ll store all your pictures — and all your videos — for as long as you want, up to as much storage as you’re willing to pay for. (See below.)

All photos and videos are stored at their full resolution and in their original formats, including RAW. Whether that means new Camera API or apps will eventually allow for RAW files to preserved right off the iPhone or iPad, or it’s merely referring to RAW files being pulled off cameras using the iPad camera connections kit, either way all your media will be kept with its full potential intact.

iCloud Photo Library also includes syncing the organizational structure of any and all albums you make, and the differential files for any edits you’ve made to the originals, to all of your devices — iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Windows via the web.

So, if you take a picture with your iPhone, it’ll quickly appear on your iPad as well. If you edit a photo on your iPad, those edits will quickly be applied to the version on your Mac as well. If you favorite a photo on your Mac, you’ll be able to pull it up on a browser on a Windows PC and see it right there in the favorites album.

There’s a bigger advantage as well.

Nearline storage

iOS devices are currently limited to between 8GB to 128GB of storage. Many people have 16-32GB devices. In an age of 8mp photos and 1080p video, that fills up fast. So, keeping photos and videos all locally on the device is a problem because you’ll run out of space, and sooner rather than later. It’s especially bad if you’re anxiously trying to capture a special moment only to be told there’s no space left and then having to quickly, under stress, figure out which older moments you’re willing to sacrifice.

Purely offloading all photos and videos to the cloud isn’t a perfect solution either. I they’re all stored online and you end up with a slow, limited, or non-existant internet connection, you lose immediate access to any photos or videos not stored locally on your device. That’s also a problem.

Apple’s solution is to cache a manageable portion of photos and videos on your device and keep the rest of them safely up on the cloud. Recently added and viewed photos and videos are the most likely be cached locally, and potentially in scaled-to-device sizes to make the most efficient use of storage.

There might be some situations where a photo or video you haven’t viewed in a while isn’t available in full resolution when you’re offline, but for most people most of the time, it will be far, far better than either losing content due to the 1000 photos/30 day limit, or running out of local storage on the iPhone or iPad.

The cost of the cloud

The bad news there is that Apple is holding the free line at 5GB, which is ludicrously low. The slightly better news is that Apple is dropping the price for increased storage from the current $ 40 a year for 20GB to $ 12 a year for 20GB, and from a mind-boggling $ 100 a year for 5GB to $ 48 a year for 200GB. Where previously 50GB was the hard limit, there will now also be tiers going up to 1TB, though Apple hasn’t disclosed pricing for those yet.

Overall it still isn’t what Google or Microsoft may be offering in terms of free or cheap storage, and probably not what Apple could really afford to give to solve the problem of photo backup, but it’s way, way better than what came before.

All our hearts

There’s never been a way to rate photos or videos inside the Photos app. However, with iOS 8 you can now favorite them. Beneath every photo or video there’s a heart icon and if you tap it, that photo or video becomes a favorite and will automatically appear in the new favorites folder.

Since, thanks to iCloud photo library, favorites are synced between devices, any photo or video you mark as a favorite on one device will have that status synced to all devices, and will appear in the favorites folder on all devices.

It’s a great way to make sure the photos that matter most to you are easier to find.

Search made smarter

With great volume comes great responsibility. In other words, if you store a ton of photos and videos you need to provide people with a better way to find a particular photo or video when they want to. Apple’s going to try and do that with smart suggestions.

In iOS 8 when you begin a search the screen gets pre-populated with several default options like nearby, one year ago, favorites, and home. Tap on any one of those and you’ll see photos and videos geotagged close to your current location, taken a year ago from the current date, those you’ve hit the heart button on, and those geotagged to where you live.

You’ll also see a list of any recent searches you’ve made in case you want to run the same one again.

If none of those are what you want, you can start typing a new search and Photos will start to match it based on months of the year, city and other geographic names, and the names of your albums.

Editing made smarter

Currently in Photos you can rotate in 90 degree increments, you can remove redeye and auto-enhance, you can apply built-in filters, and you can crop to standard or free-form ratios. In Photos for iOS 8… well, the editing becomes detailed. For example, you can rotate to any angle in any direction. Better still, Photos can identify things like the horizon line and automatically straighten your photos for you.

There’s still a magic wand tool, so if you want one-touch auto-enhancement, you can have it. But you can also edit now based on light, color, or black and white. For example, if a photo is too dark or too washed out, you can pick the simplified light meter tool and just drag to a better, clearer image. You can do the same with the simplified color meter and drag to make skies pop and skin shades glow.

Under the hood, iOS is increasing and decreasing a bunch of different settings, but all you have to worry about is sliding left or right — everything else gets calculated for you.

Now, if you prefer more manual control, you can have those too. You can open up light and individually adjust exposure, highlights, shadows, brightness, contrast, and black point.

You can even teach yourself about these settings by using the simplified light meter at first and then opening it up to see what Photos is actually doing. Repeat that often enough and you’ll start to see how each one affects the whole.

You can do the same with color, of course, and individually adjust saturation, contrast, and cast, and you can open up black and white and individually adjust intensity, neutrals, tone, and grain.

The best part is that the edits are non-destructive. They’re applied on top of your photo, not into it, so you if you change your mind you can go back later and change any individual edit you’ve made. That way you don’t lose the edits you do like just to fix the ones you don’t.

It also makes it quick and easy for Apple to sync those edits over, since they’re just syncing the list of those edits.

Now, while the built-in filters didn’t change, that’s no longer a problem. You can use third party filters right from inside the Photos app.

Photo and sharing extensions

With photo and video extensions, we get the ability to access filters and effects from any app right inside the built-in Photos app. Apply a VSCO Cam filter or Waterlogue transformation, for example, with only a few taps, and without having to leave one app for another, or load and save content in between. With sharing extensions app can hook into the system-wide Share Sheets and present a way to upload your photos and videos to any website or service. For example, you can send your picture to Pinterest right from Photos and never have to swap back and forth with other apps again.

Bottom line

With Photos in iOS 8 Apple hasn’t tried to bring iPhoto (again) or Aperture to the iPhone or iPad. They’ve done something new. They’ve built photo and video handling right into the operating system — or operating systems, as it’ll debut next year for the Mac as well — and into their new cloud-based services. In so doing they’ve made ubiquity a priority, and though you don’t get all the space you may want — or need — for free, you get the potential for far more than ever before. Apple has also kept the tools simple on the surface but made them expandable for people who do want to get in and manage every little tweak.

Best of all, with Extensibility they’re letting App Store apps tie straight into Photos, both for filters and transformations and for sharing. That means, as much as Apple has improved Photos in iOS 8, developers will be able to improve it even more.

iOS 8 is expected to ship this September.

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Glympse announces Pebble app for simple location sharing

Posted by BMetts On August - 15 - 2014
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It seems like it’s tough to find a platform that Glympse isn’t yet on, and with the expansion today to Pebble it’s one more off the list. Building on its other smartwatch integration with Samsung’s Gear line and Android Wear, folks using Pebble can now load the Glympse app onto their watch and quickly share their location with friends and family.

With the Pebble app installed and Glympse installed on a connected iPhone, users can send their location to their shortcuts, see recent Glympse messages and quickly end or add time to an ongoing Glympse. Just as is the case with Glympse on other platforms, you have ultimate control over who can see your location, for how long and how precisely.

You can check out the new Glympse app from your Pebble Appstore today.


Pebble Wearers Can Now Share Location in Real-Time While on the Move

SEATTLE – August 15, 2014 – Glympse, the pioneer of temporary location sharing technology, has just announced the availability of their award-winning application on Pebble smartwatch for both iOS and Android. With this latest integration, Pebble wearers can share their real-time location and ETA with anyone directly from their watch.

With the Pebble smartwatch, iOS and Android users who have the Glympse companion app on their phone can easily access and share their location with friends with a few quick taps. They can view their active Glympse messages and quickly expire or add additional time in 15-minute increments. Pebble wearers with the iOS app can share location with their selected shortcuts or recent Glympse messages. Android users can send a Glympse to shortcuts, recent Glympse messages, and contacts within their call log or favorite contacts. Recipients receive a live map of the sender’s whereabouts as they move from location to location.

“We’ve been focused on making it easy for anyone to share their location at anytime. By partnering with Pebble, we are enabling their hundreds of thousands of users the ability to share their location, in real-time, wherever they are,” said Rob Foley, director, partner development at Glympse. “Glympse provides the flexibility to share location in the moment, and answers the question of ‘where are you?’ in a simple, elegant and dynamic way.”

As with all Glympse integrations, the sender’s location is only available for a set period of time, for up to four hours. Once the Glympse has expired, access to their current location is no longer available. Recipients do not need to have the app or device to view the message, and they can access the live map through any web or mobile browser.

In the past year, Glympse has partnered with dozens of top tier global brands and companies, including BMW, Ford, GM, Gogo, Garmin, Mercedes, Google, Samsung and Verizon to bundle its location sharing technology into apps and devices serving millions of users globally, and the company has become the partner of choice in the location sharing space.

To download Glympse on Pebble, visit

About Glympse GlympseTM is the pioneer of person-to-person time-based location sharing technology. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, the company easily integrates location sharing into everyday activities, meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with many top-tier companies, including Blackberry, BMW/MINI, Ford, Garmin, GM, Gogo Inflight, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, NAVIGON, Samsung and Verizon, which have integrated the Glympse brand and enterprise platform into their own products and applications. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, Naya Ventures and UMC Capital.

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