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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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Jony Ive: Apple nearly gave up on touch with the first iPhone

Posted by BMetts On October - 9 - 2014
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Apple’s senior vice president of design Jony Ive did not mince words about the competition at today’s Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. When he sees designs from Apple in the products of other companies he isn’t very flattered.

The official Twitter account for Vanity Fair tweeted some choice quotes from Jony Ive. Here are some of our favorites:

"I think a beautiful product that doesn't work very well is ugly" "I don't see it as flattery, I see it as theft, and it's lazy." - on Xiaomi's copy-cat phone "There were a thousand reasons, and many occasions, where we nearly gave up" on touch 

Hit up the Vanity Fair Twitter stream to see some more. There should be video shortly posted online of Jony Ive. We’ll share it when it does go live.

Source: @VanityFair









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Zynga is rebooting one of its most well known and popular games, Words With Friends, with an update for the iPhone and iPad that not only adds some new features but also changes the name of the game slightly to New Words With Friends.

Here’s what’s new in the game

  • Solo Play – As the most requested new feature, players now have a way to practice on their own without a direct opponent and without an Internet connection. Solo Play adjusts to a player’s level, so winning a game is within reach, yet still challenging.
  • Community Match – Looking for the ultimate opponent? Community Match provides players with a personalized way to find more opponents and opportunities to play more games. ‘Opt-in’ to browse profile cards that showcase stats and photos of potential new opponents and then tap or swipe to start a game. Players can choose to ‘opt-out’ at any time. In addition to Community Match, players can still enjoy the Smart Match feature to find new opponents.
  • Dictionary and Word of the Day – Build your vocabulary and learn the meaning of more than 170,000 words in the Words With Friends lexicon using the new Dictionary feature including definitions, audio pronunciation, and a word’s frequency of play. Word of the Day presents a new word each day directly on the main screen to expand players’ vocabularies and word savviness. Dictionary and Word of the Day are powered by Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile dictionary.
  • Profile and Stats – Present your game face and show-off your victories with new Profiles and Stats. Players can now track their all-time playing history including high score, number of games completed, and their average word score. Player Profiles also enable players to compare their stats with friends and recent opponents in a fun, animated format.

Do these new features, especially the single player game mode, make you want to play this game again?









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On Tuesday of this week Samsung shocked much of Wall Street. The South Korean mobile giant said it would bring in a profit of $ 3.8 billion for the quarter compared to analyst expectations of about $ 5.2 billion. This also represents a year over year decline of about 60%, so it’s a huge downward swin

For quite some time, Samsung has been the dominant name in Android land. In North America and Europe, where there is a larger appetite for high end phones, Samsung made a ton of money because they priced products similar to Apple’s iPhone. Presumably they pulled in similarly thick profit margins on their hardware.

Samsung also has the advantage of controlling much of its supply chain, unlike smaller Android phone makers like HTC or Motorola, and scores of lesser known Indian or Chinese suppliers. But with such a big shift away from feature phones and towards low end smartphones around the world, Android volumes are steadily rising and the supply chain is maturing. Perhaps Samsung’s advantage is diminishing at the low end? And at the high end the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has essentially closed any of the big gaps left that would cause a would-be iOS user to adopt Android instead. Screen size was a big factor here.

Because Samsung and other Android vendors don’t have any particular differentiation to offer outside of hardware. which is arguably becoming more of a commodity, how can we expect any one vendor to generate significantly higher gross margins?

I don’t think we can, and it’s finally starting to hurt Samsung.

Just like Microsoft controlled the software (and much of the profit) on Windows PCs in the last few decades, Android now holds that position in mobile. Where Microsoft was once the “barely debugged stack of drivers” to manufacturers the world over, now there’s Google, and the hardware vendors are again fighting for thin margins because they don’t control the entire user experience like Apple does.

In fact, for Apple, things are very much like they were in the PC space. They’re the #2 player by operating system volume, and they command huge margins because they control everything. Android’s largest supporter, Samsung, is seeing a collapse while Apple is growing and posting awesome numbers.

I also think the big difference between the PC space and the mobile industry is the idea of digital app delivery done through a single store. Microsoft never was able to make much money from software that it didn’t write itself. But Google has replaced Microsoft in the transition to mobile and they do profit, as does Apple, from all app sales.

Long story short: Google and Apple remain powerful because they control the operating systems, app stores and digital sales. Vendors who make hardware that is as good as Apple’s are unlikely to ever make the same kind of profit. They simply don’t control enough of the experience to command Apple-like margins.









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Weekly Photo Contest: Autumn!

Posted by On October - 8 - 2014
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Photo submission by lessismore17

Changing leaves crunching beneath your boots, laughter filled hay rides, crisp cool air, and pumpkin everything… that’s right, it’s Autumn again! This week we want to see what fall means to you. Feel free to look beyond the leaves and pumpkins and get creative, however if your photo doesn’t fit the subject in an obvious way it could get looked over, so make sure you leave a back story or explanation with it.

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday October 14th at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It’s also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! The winner is…

Submission taken with my new iPhone 6 and the native camera app. Edited in iPhoto.

Congrats to forum member co_mtn_grl for bringing home a win in our Back to School contest. Great job! We’ll be contacting you shortly about your prize!

Now on to the details of this week’s photo contest…

The prize: Arkon Mobile Grip 2 Universal Smartphone Flexible Mini Tripod Mount!

The winner of this week’s photo contest will snag an Arkon Mobile Grip 2 Universal Smartphone Flexible Mini Tripod Mount. Say hello to the perfect mobile accessory for capturing images and video in the most obscure locations!

The Mobile Grip 2 Mini Camera Tripod works with smartphones up to 3.6-inches wide and even digital cameras that utilize a standard 1/4″ – 20 camera pattern. The spring-loaded device holder on this unique mount expands to accommodate your phone, some even while wearing your favorite case. What makes this tripod different is its maneuverable legs, which can be adjusted around fences, trees, poles… almost anywhere that enables you to get that perfectly positioned shot. The legs themselves are cushioned to help reduce unwanted vibrations during your shots in large events, concerts, etc.

As of right now I’m planning on picking just one winner, but if we get a LOT of great entries I’m always happy to pick more than one!

The rules

Submitted photos must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We’ll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you’d like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!

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Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it’s not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you’re not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.

However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don’t forget to state what device you have and which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That’s it! Now go out and shoot!

ENTER NOW









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Facebook may be working on a new stand alone mobile app that will allow its users to interact with others but without using their real names, and that app could be released in a matter of weeks.

The report comes from the New York Times, which cites unnamed sources. It claims Facebook has been working on this project for close to a year. According to the article, the idea is to allow Facebook users to chat about topics that they would be uncomfortable talking about with their real names.

The article doesn’t have a lot of details of how this rumored app will work, although it does say the effort is being lead by Josh Miller. He was brought into the company when it acquired Branch in early 2014, which developed tools for online conversations. For its part, Facebook won’t comment on the report. If Facebook did release such an app, would you use it?

Source: New York Times









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Almost three weeks since it has launched, iOS 8 adoption seems to have slowed down. In fact, when compared to iOS 7 adoption rate, adoption for Apple’s newest mobile operating system trails that of its predecessor. With the launch of iOS 8, Apple had experienced a number of glitches, along with the large file size for the upgrade, that may have deterred early adopters.

At present, the Apple developer page lists that only 47 percent of devices have iOS 8 installed on them, which is the same percentage currently as iOS 7 devices.

Some issues with iOS 8 include a large file size that may have prevented people with limited available storage from being able to download and install the OS directly on their devices. Instead, iTunes would be required and that may be a big enough deterrence for some. Additionally, subsequent iOS 8 updates have introduced additional bugs that may not sit well with users who have a stable iOS 7 device, including loss of connectivity, iCloud problems, and slow WiFi speeds along with battery drain. Some users may be waiting for Apple to iron out all the kinks before making the plunge themselves.

And then there’s the situation of upgrade or update. With iPhone 5 users now qualified for a two-year hardware upgrade, many may be avoiding the update hassle while they wait for Apple to ship their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Have you updated to iOS 8? If you haven’t, what are some of the reasons for sticking to iOS 7? If you did upgrade, what features have you been enjoying most?

Source: Apple









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How to use quick reply messaging in iOS 8

Posted by BMetts On October - 6 - 2014
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Many of us have wanted a quick reply messaging option to come stock in iOS for years. And finally, after years of begging, Apple has granted our wish with iOS 8 via interactive notifications. If you receive a message while you’re using your iPhone or iPad, you can now respond without ever even entering the Messages app. Here’s how!


How to quickly respond to a message while using your iPhone or iPad

  1. When you receive a message notification on your iPhone or iPad, pull down on it.
  2. Type in your message and tap send.

That’s it! Your message will be sent on its way and you are back to doing whatever you were before the message was received.

How to use quick reply messaging from the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad

You can also use quick reply right from the lock screen. Unlocking your iPhone or iPad by swiping right on a message launches the messages app. If you’d prefer to answer right from your Lock screen instead, the process is a little different:

  1. When you receive a message notification on your Lock screen, slide your finger over it to the left to reveal options.
  2. Tap on Reply in order to invoke quick reply.
  3. Type out your message and tap Send.

That’s it! Alternately, tapping on the x next to Reply on the Lock screen will instantly mark the message as read. That means there will be no badge on the Messages app when you unlock your iPhone or iPad, and that the person on the other side will see a read receipt, if you have them enabled.









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One of the most annoying bugs I’ve experienced thus far with iOS 8 is an issue where notification banners don’t seem to want to disappear from the top of the screen. No matter how purposefully I flick them away, they just sit there silently mocking me. From a quick web and Twitter search, I don’t seem to be alone. However, I’ve managed to find a temporary solution that should get rid of particularly persistent notification banners.


How to make stuck notification banners in iOS 8 go away

When a banner gets stuck in iOS 8 at the top of the screen and flicking doesn’t seem to rid you of it, press the Home button once instead. I’ve been experiencing this issue since day one of beta one and unfortunately as of iOS 8.0.2, I’m still experiencing stuck notification banners.

Hopefully this is an issue Apple addresses in an update, but until then, pressing the Home button once when a banner is stuck should make it finally roll away. If you’re running iOS 8, how often are you seeing notification banners get stuck on you? Have you found a pattern to what banners are sticking and what ones aren’t? Let me know in the comments!









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This contest is a little outside of what we normally run around here, and it’s probably against what should be a Mobile Nations company policy. But you know, since I’ve neglected to write that policy yet, and it’s a quiet Saturday, and we’re a big mobile loving community that helps each other out, and I’m personally going to give away some awesome prizes, I think it’ll be ok. At least this time. :)

So here’s the deal. My better half has been away at school all year taking her MBA. She’s coming into the home stretch, working on her big final thesis project which is focused on Premium French Fashion brands and the opportunities and challenges facing them in North America. She needs people to take a survey she put together. She asked if I could help the spread the word, so that’s what I’m doing (trust me… I owe her!).

She’s primarily looking to collect data from females in North America, but guy or girl and anywhere in the world, you’re welcome to take the survey (none of the data collected will be sold or made public of course – this is purely for academic reasons). And if fashion and shopping isn’t your thing, see if you can coerce your better half to take the survey. If you do, you both can win!!


TAKE SURVEY, CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES

To enter, you or your other are going to need to spend 6 – 10 minutes filling out the survey. I know, I know, it’s more work than leaving a comment to enter. BUT, the prizes are pretty awesome!

FOR HER: She can win a $ 150 gift certificate to ShopBop or SlasherGirl.

FOR HIM: He can win any one of the phones out of my personal collection above. Sure, it’s a hand-me-down of sorts, but it’s still awesome!! Up for grabs is a BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1520 or a 64GB iPhone 5S.

OR…… You can always just take the survey yourself, not tell your SO, and keep both! :)

That’s all there is to it. The winner will be selected on October 11th and contacted via email. Good luck, and THANK YOU!

>> CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY









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Rare iPhone 6 prototype appears to have landed on eBay

Posted by BMetts On October - 4 - 2014
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The iPhone 6 has quickly become one of the best-selling Apple devices ever but if you’re not satisfied with owning the typical off the shelf version, you just might have the chance to own a rare prototype version. As the story goes, a seller on eBay named kimberlyk1018 ordered a Verizon 64GB iPhone 6 and rather than receiving the expected, the unexpected showed up.


For sale is a brand new never used Apple iPhone 6 Prototype. Apple does NOT let these phones out of their possession yet I was accidentally sent one upon renewing my contract. As you can see from the photos, iOS8 has not been placed on this device, rather it is in the true developer mode. There are no FCC markings on the rear of the device or a model number. This is the real deal!!! The lightening port is red which is a sure sign of a prototype. This device is being sold as is. I cannot guarantee that it will make calls or that the camera will work. However I can guarantee you that the device is a 64gb iPhone 6 which was sent to me from Verizon. The device comes with the box, charger, headphones and wall charger as well as all the paperwork. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. This is a once in a life time opportunity for you to take a part of.

The seller certainly seems aware of what exactly they have their hands on and it seems as though potential buyers do as well. Right now, bids on the device have reach over $ 3,000, which is pretty crazy for a device that most certainly won’t work and really, could end up back in the hands of Apple. However, if someone actually does end up purchasing the device there’s a sense of owning a piece of history there.

Source: eBay Via: TNW









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