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ibm had finerprint recognition back in 2004 Next iPads will have fingerprint recognition

Should also be packed slid with IBM sourced apps

Cupertino’s finest – Apple, thrives on the hype it manages to create amongst its loyal followers – the Apple fanbois. It also relies on intense media speculation about its forthcoming products such as the alleged iPhone 6 which should make its appearance on September 9th [2014]. Given that the products are actually made by contractors in China, you’d kind of expect major leaks of photos showing what its new products look like but to date there’s been nothing which looks 100 per cent genuine. So instead, Apple fanbois have been contenting themselves with rumours about the next generation of iPad branded tablets. Which might be launched separately in October [2014]. And feature fingerprint recognition plus software sourced from IBM. Continue reading

Towards5G Towards 5G: LTE Plus – IoT Global Summit ’14

[ November 12, 2014 8:00 am to November 13, 2014 8:00 pm. ] Organisers: Magenta Global
Venue: Taipei Garden Hotel
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Web: www.magenta-global.com.sg/5G-LTE-Plus-Internet-of-Everything-2014-Asia-Taiwan-Summit/

Register: here

This Summit is a timely and première thought leadership event – a must attend for all operators and mobile communities. Continue reading

won't earn EE any points - kerr uSwitch’s Kerr attacks EE’s priority queuing

Creating a two-tier system isn’t going to earn EE any Brownie points

It appears that UK MNO [Mobile Network Operator], EE,has quietly introduced a two-tier system for those calling to ask for advice from its call centre agents. In the UK, EE currently runs the branded networks of T-Mobile and Orange, as well as using the EE name for its own 4G operations. According to reports, the service has been available for a week to contract customers on SIM-only plans. Callers can apparently go to the front of the queue for a one-off fee of 50 pence. Rob Kerr, a leading mobile expert who now works for uSwitch.com, has branded the move as “adding insult to injury.” Continue reading

might upset apple fanbois More skeletons out of Apple’s closet over hiring

Will designer brand men’s undies maker counter sue, we speculate?

You would have thought that most shareholders would have been happy with Apple’s recent financial performance. However, that apparently does not apply to one R. Andre Klein who has just accused Apple senior directors and officers of “breach of fiduciary duty, gross mismanagement, corporate waste, and breach of the duty of honest services.” The action has apparently been filed with the Us District Court for the Northern District of California, It could even impact those who currently benefit from the late Steve Job’s estate. It’s also not know whether a leading maker of men’s undies will counter use if Apple fanbois stop wearing its products as a result. Continue reading

- markin Top Connect is continuing its drive to build customerbase in USA

Show time in Las Vegas from brains behind TravelSim

The leader player in the mobile roaming niche market, Top Connect is continuing its drive to build its customerbase in USA. The brains the TravelSim product is planning to showcase its offering by targeting US mobile virtual network operators [MVNOs] as potential US distributors. Hence the company has announced that it will exhibiting its world leading ‘call back’ product at The PrePaid Press Expo show. This event is being held in Las Vegas, USA on 18th-20th August [2014]. Continue reading

tpppexpo14 Prepaid Expo ’14 Las Vegas

[ August 18, 2014 9:00 am to August 20, 2014 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: The Prepaid Press
Venue: Planet Hollywood
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Web: www.prepaidpressexpo.com/
Hashtag: #tppEXPO!

Register: here

The Prepaid Press Expo offers the industry’s most informative conference program for prepaid services. The Financial Mobility Summit is now part of The Prepaid Press Expo Conference program, giving attendees a better understanding of the unique intersection of prepaid mobile finance, payments, prepaid wireless and top-up. Continue reading

demina - in 3rd place South African becomes loyalty & gamification winner

Poland’s Przybylski is 2nd & Russia’s 19 yr-old Demina is 3rd

A 36 year old South African, Martin Naude became the first African winner of the Loyalty and Gamification World Championship. At the other end of the spectrum, Daria Demina of Russia became the youngest award-winner at the tender agoe of 19 years. In an extremely tight finish, Naude held off the ‘King of Play’ Krzysztof Przybylski (Warsaw, Poland) to take the top prize of $2,000. After a split judging decision, Naude was adjudicated winner on countback across the 12 World Leading Judging authorities. Both Naude and Przybylski have educational backgrounds in computer science, with Naude a Loyalty Rewards specialist and Przybylski a Gamification experienced professional. For Naude this was never about the money. Continue reading

battery probs with moto g after update GoMo experiences battery drain issues with Moto G update

We need to install some serious tools after KiTKat 4.4.4 upgrade

Initially, here at GoMo Towers we were over the moon [joyous] when our loan Moto G from Motorola received the message that an update existed that would take this iconic smartphone up to the very latest version of the Android mobile OS – v4.4 KitKat. We’d hoped for significant improvements and in one sense we weren’t disappointed. We really like the Updated Phone dialler. However, the downside was that the poor little Moto G’s processor almost went into meltdown mode (literally). The handset got very hot an battery life dropped sub 12 hours. So we got in touch with Motorola. Continue reading

WeChat catching WhatsApp fast

Tencent enjoying major games revenue boost from IM client

China’s Tencent (part of China’s BAT triumvirate along with Baidu and Alibaba) has witnessed significant growth thats to revenues from gaming inside its WeChat IM [Instant Messaging] client along with its social networking client – Mobile QQ. Perhaps the most significant news is the fact that the userbase for WeChat has ballooned up from 396 million in Q1 2014 to 438 million in Q2 2014. That’s well within reach of WhatsApp’s current total of circa 500 million users which currently makes it the leader in the IM niche market. It’s also goood news for Nokia N73 owners as GoMo News previously outlined here, that smartphone is popular with our Indian readers but cannot run WhatsApp. But it can run WeChat. Continue reading