Hilton rolling out iPhone door locks in all hotels globally beginning next year

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Picture this: after a long and exhaustive flight, you finally arrive at a hotel. But instead of waiting on the lines clogging the front desk to pick up a key, simply bypass the receptionist and head straight to your room safely knowing that an iPhone in your pocket doubles as the room key.

It’s precisely the kind of fantasy that Hilton has dreamed up and now working to make a reality across the vast majority of their hotels by 2016.

This is according to a Wall Street Journal report Monday. That’s right, beginning 2015 some Hilton hotels will allow for door unlocking with a smartphone, with the global roll-out expected to complete by the end of 2016…… Read the rest of this post here
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iPhone could automatically silence alerts when you exercise, Apple patent hints

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Notifications on mobile devices are both a curse and a blessing. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would diminish the value in receiving a timely notification about an important event while on the go.

On the other hand, virtually every app wants to send notifications these days. Even though iOS does offer some granularity as to the times of day when these alerts are allowed to buzz your device, by no measure is this sufficient.

An Apple patent publicized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last Thursday gives an insight into Apple’s research efforts that would automatically enable a Do Not Disturb mode (added in iOS 6) when the device has determined that a user is working out, saving you a few taps…… Read the rest of this post here
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5.5-inch iPhone 6, iWatch reportedly launching in December according to supply chain sources

iPhone-Hacks While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is rumored to be the device that sees the light of day alongside the release of iOS 8 in September, the launch window for Apple’s biggest iPhone ever is still a heavily debated topic. A new report throws in another date to mix things up even more. Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6S35wd #apple #iphone #ipad

LG G3 versus HTC One M8

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Metal or plastic? Ultrapixels or lasers? QHD or 1080p? It’s time to choose between two of the hottest Android phones out there

This is one of the big questions we find ourselves being asked by smartphone buyers — which is better, the LG G3 or the HTC One M8? Both of these high-end Android phones have captured the imagination of enthusiasts and technology fans since their announcement, and now both are widely available to buy in the U.S. So there’s no avoiding the issue any longer — the Android Central editors are going to have to choose between the G3 and the M8.

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‘Mikoto’ is like Springtomize for apps

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Mikoto is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize various aspects of App Store apps and default iOS apps on the iPhone. It’s similar to Springtomize in that you can alter loads of various features for a variety of different areas within supported apps.

You won’t find Mikoto on the BigBoss repo or the ModMyi repo; it’s only available by means of a third-party non-default repository. Have a look inside as we take Mikoto for a spin on video, and we’ll show you how to score this free jailbreak tweak for yourself…. Read the rest of this post here
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This is what new ‘EU Internet’ switch in iOS 8 Beta 4 does for you

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The most recent beta of iOS 8 has introduced an easily overlooked new option under the Cellular section of the iOS Settings app. It’s called ‘EU Internet,’ applies only to those traveling in the European Union and is a bit puzzling.

As a quick recap, exorbitant roaming charges for data downloads in the European Union have already been reduced in an effort to make prices more realistic for those using mobile devices outside their home country.

That’s just the beginning as the European parliament recently passed a new regulation, currently needing an approval by the Council of the European Union, that promises to render all roaming charges in the EU illegal by December 2015.

As a result, European customers will always pay the same price for all phone calls, text messages and mobile data usage everywhere in the EU…… Read the rest of this post here
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Gazelle $20 bonus on iPad trades, Target stores $10 off $40, ZAGG 20% off, more

9to5Mac Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

imageExclusive: Get an extra $20 to trade in your old iPad at Gazelle (up to $430)

imageTarget coupon: save $10 on in-store pickup orders of $40 or more

imageZAGG 20% off sitewide Back to School Sale: iPad keyboard cases, invisibleSHIELD, more

Other new deals:

2GB iPod Shuffle from $36 at Target stores (Reg. $46+) wp.me/p1xTlR-qL8 http://t.co/kkeBEAlWSt
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* New! Case-Mate 50% off sitewide sale: iPhone cases as low as $8 shipped, more

* New! Games/Apps: Xbox gift cards 20% off, MagicalPad HD FREE (Reg. $4), more
* New! Google Chromecast streaming media player $30 shipped (Reg. $35)
* New! Daily Deals: Garmin nüvi 5″ GPS: $120, LOTR Trilogy on Blu-Ray: $38, more
* New! Targus Legend IQ laptop backpack $20 (orig. $50)
* New! REI 60-80% off promo: Platypus hydration pack $37, LED lantern $16, much more
* New! Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3 Desktop Hard Drive: $100 shipped
* New! HP 14″ Haswell Chromebook, 4GB Memory, 16GB SSD, 2 yrs 4G $238 (Reg. $348)

More deals still alive:

* Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac up to 50% off
* rooCASE iPad mini cases for $3.50 each Prime shipped (Reg. $10)
* Apple desktop Macs: iMac 21.5-inch $1100 shipped (Reg. $1299)$110 off Mac mini
* Airport wireless routers (Refurb): Express $60 (Reg. $99 new), Extreme $120 (Reg. $199)
* Fashion: NFL, MLB, NBA hats $5 each, Tommy Hilfiger extra 50% off all sale items, more
* Home Deals: Nespresso Espresso Maker w/ milk frother $194 (orig. $279), more
* Roku LT streaming media player $37 shipped (Reg. $50)
* Plug/Ethernet Adapter Kits: TRENDnet 200Mbps $20, Zyxel 500Mbs $30, more
* Pencil by FiftyThree: Graphite $50 shipped (Reg. $60), Walnut $60 shipped (Reg. $75)
* Solid State Drives: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB $120, Crucial M550 512GB $240 / 1TB $400
* Google Nexus 7 case $10 w/ free pickup at Best Buy (80% off)
* Motorola’s back to school sale drops up to $125 off the Moto X’s regular asking price
* OtterBox Defender Series for 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD: $20 (Reg. $80)
* TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit $30 shipped (orig. $70)
* Headphones: Sony BT over-ears (refurb) $67 (Reg. $130), Scosche over ears $55, more

New products/ongoing promotions:

* Incase’s new Icon sleeve is “the next evolution in protection” for your MacBook and iPad
* Fashion: Nordstrom Sale yields significant savings on Lacoste, Under Armour, more
* Bungie opens up Destiny beta to everyone across all platforms
* The new littleBits WiFi enabled cloudBit makes anything an internet connected smart device
* Existing and future Chromecast owners can get a free 90-day Google All Access trial
* Google Play Summer App Sale: up to 60% off Runtastic apps, FF, NBA Jam, Weather Pro, many more
* 8Bitdo brings retro gaming to iOS, Android, Mac and more with its NES Bluetooth controller
* New and upcoming Bluetooth speakers: Denon HEOS, Scosche boomBOTTLE black & Fugoo +Sport
* Logitech Harmony remotes & keyboards now work together to create the ultimate home theater experience
* Jump into the world of LED light bulbs for less than $5 a pop with Ikea Ledare
* Verizon FiOS goes symmetrical, upload speeds now same rate as downloads at same cost
* Save 30% on an AppleCare Protection Plan for your 13 or 15-inch MacBook
* Raspberry Pi B+ microcomputer available w/ enhancements, same $35 price tag

* Smart Home:

* Free Philips Hue personal wireless lightning bulb ($60 value) w/ purchase of Philips Hue pack
* $25 off the Wink Hub w/ one accessory purchase or $49 off w/ two accessory purchases

* Save 25% on Nomad’s new carabiner, key & credit card sized MFi Lightning cables

Amazon’s unlimited ebook and audiobook subscription service finally goes live in the U.S., try it free wp.me/p1w6tN-mr6
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T-Mobile unveils time-limited $100 per month family plan with 10GB LTE data

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“Leaving my office last week, I pulled alongside a bus covered with yet another ad for AT&T’s ‘Best-Ever Pricing’ for families,” writes T-Mobile USA’s outspoken CEO John Legere in a blog post Monday.

As is his wont, Legere couldn’t resist offering a scathing critique of AT&T’s family plan, calling it “funny” because “their deal is no deal at all” compared to the pricing of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Family Plan.

Regardless, Legere went on to announce a new competitive offering which will be launching later this month to give a family of four a total of ten gigabytes of high-speed LTE data (2.5GB each) in exchange for a cool hundred bucks per month. By comparison, AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” offers four lines for $160…… Read the rest of this post here
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T-Mobile slams AT&T’s ‘Best-Ever Pricing,’ launching more affordable Family Plan on July 30

iPhone-Hacks T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been making quite the name for himself since taking over at the magenta-flavored carrier in September 2012. The outspoken executive is not afraid to voice his opinions about his competitors, this time slamming AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” and responding with an even more affordable deal for families.  Continue reading → http://dlvr.it/6S0dG3 #apple #iphone #ipad