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Kelly spent the last four years covering mobile technology at places like BGR, Gizmodo and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Before writing, she spent a few years working with and teaching others how to use Adobe Flash and Macromedia Director. Even earlier than that, she spent several years as a Ph.D student in Microbiology. When she's not writing, she can be found fishing the lakes and hiking the mountains of Western Maine with her husband and tribe of children. You can follow her on Twitter @kellyhodgkins.


Posts by Kelly Hodgkins

Square announces a new way to send money via email using Square Cash

Square wants to revolutionize the sending of money between people like it did with businesses, which is why it introduced the new Square Cash service. Square Cash makes it easy to send money between two people using only an email. Square Cash is designed to be easy to use for both the sender and the recipient. There is no signup process and no intermediary account to hold your money. The service is a peer-to-peer transaction in which funds are transferred directly from one bank account to another within one to Read more

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Apple announces October 22nd press event — We still have a lot to cover!

Apple is sending out invitations to a press event that’ll be held October 22nd. The invitation contains the tease “We still have a lot to cover,” but doesn’t reveal any additional details about the event. Rumors suggest the company will unveil a new iPad, a new iPad mini, and new MacBook Pro models. Also possibly on tap is a release date for OS X Mavericks, which was announced in June of this year and is still awaiting release. Last but not least, Apple will likely provide additional details on the Mac Read more

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IntoMobile photography: Patagonia tour is our photo pick for the week of October 14, 2013

Welcome to IntoMobile’s photography pick of the week! This is a new series where we pick a photo to showcase the amazing capabilities of the mobile cameras that we carry around with us everyday. This week’s offering comes from travel photographer Austin Mann who compared the iPhone 5S to the iPhone 5 on a recent trip to Patagonia. With its improved camera module, the iPhone 5s produces some stunning photos. We’ve embedded one image below (click on it to view the full size version).  You can hop over to his Read more

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Aereo For Android Launches On October 22 as possible Supreme Court battle looms

Aereo has an interesting business model. It captures over-the-air TV signals using antennas and streams that content via the Internet to the iPhone, iPad and soon Android devices. Customers can also save programs to a cloud-based DVR service to watch later. The company announced this week that it was preparing an Android version that would launch on October 22nd. Android users with a tablet or phone running Android 4.2 or higher will be able to join the public beta in a few weeks. Customers that volunteer to check out the Read more

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Canadian wireless carrier Rogers clarifies it will carry the BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry still has a stronghold of fervent customers in its home company of Canada. These customers recently raised a stink with Canadian wireless carrier Rogers, which was rumored to be snubbing BlackBerry by not carrying the new BlackBerry Z30. Rogers released a statement earlier this week clarifying that it will be selling the Z30 online  in “response to customers’ feedback and excitement about the device.” Rogers writes the following in its statement about the Z30: We have a longstanding partnership with Blackberry and continue to be big supporters of the Read more

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smart watch now available from US Cellular

The Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smart watch debuted recently with the major US carriers. Now, the pair of Samsung devices are making their way to regional carriers such as US Cellular. US Cellular confirmed this week that it will start carrying the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear effective immediately. The Note 3 will be available for $299 with the color option of Titanium and possibly jet black. New customers are eligible for an extra $50 off for switching from a new carrier, bringing the final price down to Read more

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Samsung Note Tablet may dual boot Android/WinRT

HTC isn’t the only phone manufacturer allegedly looking to build a device that’ll dual-boot Android and a version of Windows. According to Mobile Review, Samsung and possibly Huawei are also working on dual-boot devices. Reports suggest the Samsung and Huawei devices may dual boot Windows RT and Android. Microsoft may be waiving the licensing fee so the manufacturers can install the mobile operating system on their phones and tablet devices with minimal cost. Details on the Huawei device are not known, but Samsung is supposedly working on a 12.2-inch Galaxy Read more

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Twitter for Windows Phone updated with new dark-colored theme, lock screen integration

Twitter is showing some love to Windows Phone with an update that brings a new theme and lock screen integration. Just like Facebook and other social apps, Twitter is now sending tweets directly to the lock-screen so you can keep up-to-date without unlocking your phone. From the lock screen you can see the twitter handle of the person who wrote the tweet, the date/time, and tweet itself. You cannot tap or swipe on a tweet to interact with it. It’s just a static element on the screen. Besides the new Read more

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Upcoming iPad launch could be a big deal for Apple

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White believes Apple is on the cusp of something big with its upcoming iPad refresh, says a report in AllThingsD. The new iPads, along with a banner holiday season, could translate into lucrative sales figures for the Cupertino company. Speaking with his supply chain sources, White believes Apple will redesign the iPad 5, making its slimmer and lighter than its predecessor. This streamlined form factor along with some new and powerful innards will make the new iPad a smash hit, especially among current iPad owners who Read more

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Beats to launch a streaming music service soon

Beat Music is looking to enter the online music marketplace with a new streaming service that’ll launch soon. Beats president and COO Luke Wood told the The Next Web that Beats Music will go live in the next few months. It’ll be available on the web and on both iOS and Android devices. Beat is getting a running start as it is likely leveraging the technology and talent it acquired when it purchased the MOG music streaming service earlier this year. Wood told The Next Web that the Beats service Read more

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Samsung unveils an ultra-stable 13-megapixel smartphone camera module

Samsung is upping the ante on current smartphone camera technology with a new camera module that has an extra-stable sensor to help you avoid those disappointing Mr. Blurrycam shots. The new 13-megapixel module is able to compensate for jostling beyond the normal limits of what most current cameras can handle. It also boasts of excellent low-light capabilities that are eight times better than preceding modules. As is the case with most technology improvements, Samsung managed to cram better features into a module that is the same size ( 10.5 x 10.5 Read more

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