The Mobile Life

Billions and Billions Served: Apple Restocks Shelves as Much as McDonald’s

If you visit an Apple store once per week, the chances are that you are seeing a completely new set of inventory. A new study says that they turn over their inventory every 5 days, almost as much as McDonald’s. We are not talking about fast food here. These are high end technology products that are moving at this rate. ...

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Manage Grocery List with Friends on Buy Me a Pie

You ever agree to go to the store for a spouse or friend only to forget what the person actually wanted? Most people have been there and Buy Me a Pie is the solution. It lets you create multiple shopping lists either by manually entering in the name of the product that you want or by using their built in ...

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Google: Ice Cream Sandwich now accounts for 7.1 percent of Android user base

Well, it's about time that Ice Cream Sandwich made some headway -- even if the process is much slower than consumers deserve. According to the Android developer hub, Android 4.0 now accounts for 7.1 percent of all Android smartphone and tablet installations, which is a sharp and welcome increase over the 2.9 percent figure that we reported just one month ago.

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Motorola doesn’t think two SIMs are enough, launches Motokey 3-Chip in Brazil

Nope, it's definitely not the first handset we've seen that allows to be paired alongside a trifecta of SIM cards all at once. Nonetheless, Motorola's introduced a triple-SIM slab of its own: the Brazil-bound Motokey 3-Chip. Aside from the aforementioned feature, the Motokey also packs a set of physical QWERTY keys, two gigs of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD, an MP3 player / FM radio for tunes and a 2-megapixel rear shooter.

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iCache Geode claims title of first shipping iPhone e-wallet, asks ‘who needs NFC?’

Apple has been sending mixed signals as to whether or not it will bring NFC to the iPhone for mobile payments , but iCache clearly isn't waiting for the technology to show its face -- the company just started shipping its Geode e-wallet . As we saw just a few weeks ago, the Geode simply rolls existing credit and debit cards into a proxy GeoCard that's scanned at the store to handle transactions. Although it demands a specially-made case with an e-paper screen and fingerprint reader, not to mention an app to manage the attached cards, the choice lets an iPhone owner buy goods at all the usual places instead of having to hunt down special terminals

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Google Shopping to change formats, charge merchants

It's just about closing time for Google Shopping's free merchant listings. The iconic search engine has traditionally shown us products regardless of a commercial relationship with sellers, but they'll be required to fork over some coin if they want to join the party after the fall.

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Opera Mini 7 comes to feature phones and BlackBerry, upgrade notifications in tow

Opera Mini 7 has been available via the Google Play market since the end of March, but if you're still milking a feature phone for all it's worth, you haven't been able to enjoy the latest version of the mobile browser. Opera Mini 7 is now available for basic phones and BlackBerry, allowing these devices to store an unlimited number of speed dials and access the new Smart Page feature for shortcuts to favorite sites.

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BET Awards To Release First Ever Interactive Mobile App

Last years BET Awards was highly interactive as the award show integrated many social media elements including the social media lounge  that provided viewers with up to the second updates from Twitter and Facebook. This year they are taking it a step further releasing the first mobile app for the award show

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Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30pm ET!

It's another fireside chat between Myriam Joire and Brad Molen. It's going to be legen -- wait for it -- dary. May 31, 2012 11:30 PM EDT Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30pm ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 31 May 2012 22:31:00 EDT

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CompuLab to serve fanless AMD PC-3’s stuffed with minted penguin

With the Ubuntu variant Mint roaming free as one of the more attractive Linux breeds, why not lock it up in its own mini-case? That'll happen soon thanks to mintBox , a joint venture with CompuLab , which will put the OS in two of its fanless PC-3 's -- the T40N and T56N -- priced at $476 and $518, respectively. That might seem steep for the tiny 6 x 6 x 1-inch AMD G-series boxes, but with a Radeon HD 6290 APU and USB 3.0 / eSata ports, power is above par for its class.

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