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Nokia announces sale of HERE for $3.07 billion to Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG


Nokia announces sale of HERE mapping service

Nokia announced on Monday, that it has sold its HERE mapping service to a German auto consortium made up of Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG. The price of the sale came to the equivalent of $3.07 billion USD. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, and Nokia expects to book proceeds of $2.75 billion USD. The company will report a profit on the sale.

Apple Music officially announced


Apple Music officially announced

The Apple Music streaming service was officially unveiled during the WWDC 2015 conference after months of rumors. According to the company: "Apple Music is a revolutionary music service, a 24/7 global radio, and a new way to connect with artists."

Nokia updates worldwide map data on HERE Maps for iOS, Android and Windows


Nokia updates worldwide map data on HERE Maps for iOS, Android and Windows

Today Nokia announced an important worldwide update to offline maps for HERE services on Android, iOS and Windows platforms. The updated maps data includes millions of changes and improvements across the globe, in every corner of every country.

Windows 10 will work with all your devices


Windows 10 will work with all your devices

Microsoft has put in a lot of work on Windows 10 and will release it as a free update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users on July 29. While Windows 10 Mobile users will probably benefit the most from the update, Microsoft has not forgotten those on other platforms.

New Google Photos announced for managing, editing and sharing images easily


New Google Photos announced for managing, editing and sharing images easily

One of the highlights of this year's Google I/O Developer conference, was the refreshed Google Photos app. Photos is a brand new Google product - a new experience, built from the ground up to bring all your images under one roof, where they're safe, easy to find, and easy to share.

Microsoft How-Old for Windows Phone


Microsoft How-Old for Windows PhoneTo show developers how easy applications can be built using its Azure services, Microsoft constructed a website called How-Old.net on Azure. Using its new face detection APIs, the app allows users to upload a photograph and watch as the API guesses the gender and age of the people posing in the picture.

You can now order meals directly from a Google search result


You can now order meals directly from a Google search result

Google search has a new feature that will allow you to look for a restaurant and then let you order from that eatery directly from the search result.

MetroPCS legacy CDMA network will stop working on June 21


MetroPCS legacy CDMA network will stop working on June 21Since the merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, they have been working hard to re-farm the MetroPCS network. Initial plans were that the legacy CDMA network of the old MetroPCS would continue to operate through much of 2015. However, the LTE spectrum conversions have been moving so efficiently, T-Mobile is moving its plans forward to optimize the two networks completely.

Net10 offers more data with several of its plans


Net10 offers more data with several of its plansTracFone subsidiary NET10 Wireless is offering a better deal with its brings your own phone (BYOP) plans. Instead of 3GB of LTE data, customers can now get up to 5GB of data on its Unlimited Monthly and Unlimited International Long Distance Plans.

Microsoft makes it easier to port Android and iOS apps to Windows


Microsoft makes it easier to port Android and iOS apps to WindowsBeing in third place in an ecosystem dominated by iOS and Android is not easy, and Microsoft has been working hard to convince developers to bring their apps over to the Windows platform. However, there are still countless glaring omissions, and the store is not even close to its competitors as far as its total number of apps goes.

Realizing this problem, Microsoft has been hard at work devising an intricate plan, which is to help it populate its mobile app storefront way quicker than before.

Google Desktop Search lets you set an alarm, save a reminder or send a note to your phone


Google Desktop Search lets you set an alarm, save a reminder or send a note to your phone

Google has been improving its services over the past few days, and we learned of two new ways the company has integrated its desktop Search with Android devices: finding your phone and sending directions to yourself. It seems the company has also implemented the ability to set an alarm, save a reminder or send a note to your Android device directly from Google Search on your desktop.

You can now send directions to your phone from Google desktop search



Its a common practice to research a place you plan to visit on your computer desktop. Google has now added a new functionality to Google Search which allows you to search for "send directions," and Google will let you pick a location and device, then you're good to go.

Google Project Fi officially announced; $20 per month for talk and text, $10 per GB for cellular data


Google Project Fi

Google has officially announced Project Fi, an MVNO that will offer consumers wireless service in the U.S. using cellular networks belonging to Sprint and T-Mobile. Additionally, Google will also use Wi-Fi networks when available. Google has developed a new type of technology that will connect subscribers to the fastest network possible at any given moment, regardless if it is a Wi-Fi connection or a cellular one.

Republic Wireless introduces Maestro to pay back subscribers for unused data


Republic Wireless offers unlimited talk, text and data for $19 a monthHybrid Wi-Fi/Cellular carrier and Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless says that the average smartphone user is paying $16 a month for service they never use. So starting on May 18th, Republic subscribers selected to beta test its Maestro "Lab" will receive a refund at the end of each month for the amount of data that they pay for, but don't use.

Google Desktop Search lets me 'Find My Phone'


Google Desktop Search lets me 'Find My Phone'Google continues to bridge the gap between their services, and the latest update to Google Desktop Search allows you to find your Android smartphone directly from your Google Search box.

Just type the words 'find my phone' into any google search bar from your computer and in seconds Google will locate your device on a map and give you the option to make it ring.

Sprint offers free international roaming


Sprint offers free international roamingSprint has announced on Friday, that it will offer International Value Roaming to its customers. This new feature gives customers unlimited data roaming and texting while traveling to select countries in Europe, Latin America, and Japan.

Sprint announces Wi-Fi calling for iPhone users


Sprint announces Wi-Fi calling for iPhone usersSprint has announced that iPhone users will be able to make Wi-Fi calls using their handsets very soon. Over the next week, a software update will be rolling out to owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Rogers is the first major Canadian carrier to offer Voice-over-LTE


Rogers is the first major Canadian carrier to offer Voice-over-LTERogers Communications is the first of the Canadian carriers to deploy Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service to its customers. For now, the LG G3 Vigor is the only device to support the service, but the lineup will expand over the course of the year.

Google introduces Smartbox by Inbox


Google introduces Smartbox by Inbox

Google made GMail a lot smarter with Inbox, now the company is taking it one step further with the introduction of Smartbox - A service that makes regular mail thats delivered to your postbox smarter.

T-Mobile launches "next-gen" coverage map, with real user experience


T-Mobile launches “next-gen” coverage mapToday, T-Mobile's Neville Ray announced a new coverage map, which according to T-Mobile is the "industry’s first and only crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map." Like many of its Uncarrier moves, this new launch is aimed at eliminating another customer pain-point: Estimated and inaccurate coverage maps.

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