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By Jerry Doremus | Mobile Design, Development and News - MobileinMotion.me

Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today

Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices to its new …

iOS

Google Duo’s new audio calls feature is now available to all users

Google’s Duo messaging app recently got voice calls in Brazil, but now the feature is rolling out to users across the rest of the world.<p>The initial launch came as part of a series of product launches specific to Brazil, and Google, at the time, teased that an international expansion was just days …

Google

Lyft will allow riders to round up their fare to make a charitable donation

The new feature will be released ‘in the coming weeks’<p>In the coming weeks, Lyft will introduce a new program called Round Up & Donate, which will allow riders to make a charitable contribution when they take a ride with the service.<p>Riders will be able to opt into the program, which will …

Uber

T-Mobile now lists complimentary AppleCare+ perks as part of Jump upgrade program (U: Confirmed)

<b>Update 2:</b> T-Mobile officially announced the new AppleCare perk.<p><b>Update:</b> A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Mac that AppleCare+ is indeed now included in some Jump and Premium Device Protection plans as detailed in our original story below.<p>T-Mobile appears to now be including complimentary …

iPhone

Muji created a sixth pocket for our smartphones

Genius?<p>Editor-in-chief of <i>Recode</i> and friend of <i>The Verge</i> Dan Frommer tweeted this today, bringing Muji’s sixth pocket to my attention:<p>The pocket, which looks like a simple seam, is actually specifically designed to hold smartphones. Even phones kept in cases. Whoa! Ingenuity. These pants debuted in …

Denim

Moto G5 Plus review: a new value champion

Cheap phones can't afford to suck anymore<p>The lesson of Lenovo’s new Moto G5 Plus is simple: cheap smartphones have no business feeling cheap anymore. The "below this price, you get a lackluster device" line that once existed has officially evaporated when you can buy a phone for as little as $229 …

Mobile Technology

Movado's Android Wear device looks like its regular watches

Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a timepiece with edge-to-edge, always-on display specifically designed for Wear 2.0. It will come …

Wearable Tech

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch ready for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

iOS

Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow

And the app is sticking around<p><i>TechCrunch</i> has just reported and confirmed that Apple has purchased mobile app Workflow for an undisclosed sum. It’s a clever little utility that allows you to string together different actions on the iPhone and iPad. It’s the closest thing iOS has to the customization …

iOS

Universe, a mobile-only website builder, lets you create pages in ‘under a minute’

The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda Mobile and Squarespace competing against newer entrants like Medium and the likes of LinkedIn. Now make way for another one: Universe, a startup …

Web Design

Logitech’s ‘Rugged Combo’ iPad keyboard case looks like it can take a beating

Why it matters to you<p>If your kids have a habit of wrecking your iPads, see if you can get yourself one of Logitech's keyboard-case combos.<p>Coinciding …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Educate Patients About Fitness Tracker Best Practices

This post originally appeared on Kareo’s Go Practice blog. It has been republished here with permission.<p>Fitness trackers are getting more popular every year. In 2014, Fitbit alone sold 36.7 million trackers, with 4.8 million purchased in just the first quarter of the year. While they can be useful …

Wearable Tech

Electronic devices face restrictions on Mideast-to-US flights

Devices larger than a cell phone will be banned in cabins of some airlines flying from eight Middle Eastern and African countries to the US, according to reports.<p>US authorities are in the process of formalizing a new rule that will require passengers traveling to the US from certain countries to …

Airlines

Show Notes: It’s more like an updated iPad Air 1

March 21st, 2017<p><i>Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and writing some</i> …

iOS

Yep, the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor is right next to the camera

Here’s our best look at the three colors<p>Samsung probably should’ve thought about holding its Unpacked event a little sooner considering how many photos, videos, and marketing renders of the Galaxy S8 have already leaked. Evan Blass is back tonight — <i>again</i> — with more imagery of the flagship set to …

Samsung Galaxy

Like a Siri for travel, HelloGbye is a new streamlined travel-planning app

Why it matters to you<p>Frequent traveller? HelloGbye could take some of the headache out of the planning process by generating itineraries based on …

Travel

The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS

After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday, the company will start selling a striking red version of the iPhone, Cupertino’s latest collaboration with the (RED) charity.<p>Once again, a …

iPhone

Kindle for iOS finally gets the “Send to Kindle” feature, challenging Pocket and Instapaper

Amazon has quietly rolled out the “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle for iOS application that allows you to save to the app articles and documents found on the web. That means your Kindle device or app can replace your preferred “read it later” application — like Pocket or Instapaper, for …

Apps

Apple's Clips app makes crafting viral videos in iOS dead-simple

Crafting a short-form video masterpiece on an iPhone or iPad is possible, but Apple just made it a little easier. This morning, the company announced a new iOS app called Clips that -- long story short - tries to help anyone piece together a polished, well-produced video without a lot of work. …

iOS

DoubleAgent attack can use anti-virus apps to hijack your PC

Security researchers from Cybellum have discovered another technique cyber criminals can use to take over your computer. The zero-day attack called DoubleAgent exploits Microsoft's Application Verifier tool, which developers use to detect and fix bugs in their apps. Developers have to load a DLL …

Security

Deeplink adds in-app search assistant for iOS that mimics Google’s Now on Tap

Deep-linking technology has been making its way progressively into the mobile ecosystem, providing an easy way to take users from one app to a specific point in another one, much as hyperlinks do between web pages. Now one of the earlier movers in this area, a startup appropriately called …

Google

What’s in a Name? Meet Bixby – the smart sidekick who’ll help you use your digital gear

When Samsung launches the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones on March 29, the team of virtual assistants aiming to scour your inbox and tidy up your …

Automation

Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering your parking location is something Apple Maps …

Google

A new Samsung Galaxy S8 leak reveals three color options and pricing

The phone will ship to consumers in April<p>We’ve already gotten a good look at the Samsung Galaxy S8, but a new leaked image of the device shows off the colors that will be available when it ships to consumers in April.<p>The image comes from Evan Blass, who leaked the first images of the phone back in …

Samsung Galaxy

Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering — AppleInsider picks out four cheap or …

Photography

5 Things Developers Don't Share About Making Successful Apps

Apps are more popular than ever -- but is that good or bad for your new project?<p>With total app revenues projected to grow from $45.37 billion in 2015 to $76.52 billion in 2017, almost anybody would be interested in becoming a developer and tapping into that kind of growth.<p>While we all use software …

Pokémon Go

Samsung’s Note 7 disaster won’t stop people buying the Galaxy S8

In 2016, few mobile tech stories garnered more attention than the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding batteries. As you likely remember, Samsung ended up …

Samsung

How to pick the perfect frame on iPhone Live Photos

The iPhone’s Live Photos feature is one of the funnest innovations Apple’s brought to photography. There’s just one annoying problem with the moving pictures: you can’t choose which frame it uses for the final image.<p>Thanks to a third-party app there’s finally a way to do just that, making Live …

Photography

Google's Family Link Helps Parents Give Their Kids A Safe Gateway To The Internet

The internet is both a wonderful and a terrible aspect of modern life. It’s a gateway to almost anything you want to know about almost anything at all. “How was I supposed to know?” is no longer a valid excuse, and “I’m bored” means you’re doing it wrong. It’s also a gateway to an unending stream …

Parenting