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  • Facebook and Cisco to offer free WiFi for the price of a check-in

    DNP Facebook and Cisco to offer WiFi

    For all and intents and purposes, the holiday season is already here (we know, we know). And just in time to leverage the deluge of shoppers soon to hit the malls, Cisco has teamed up with Facebook to provide customers free WiFi access along with targeted promotions and ads. The just-announced Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) for Facebook Wi-Fi service lets you hop online at participating retail locations by simply connecting to the local network and checking in on Facebook. From there, you’ll be able to view information about the retailer, including special promotions and other news. On the business side, the benefits are obvious: more check-ins means more brand recognition, and companies will get plenty of (anonymous) customer data to analyze. For shoppers, on the other hand, it’s free WiFi and a targeted ad experience, complete with potential perks.

    Cisco and the social network ran a pilot of the program in Toronto last month, and the service is currently up and running at two Bloomin’ Brands Bonefish Grill restaurants in the US. Expect a much wider rollout soon, though; according to Cisco’s Sujai Hajela, CMX will be available “across some of the world’s top brands in retail, hospitality and other markets.” Hit up the source link for more info.

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    Source: Cisco Blog

  • Sprint's HTC One gets Android 4.3, other US carriers to follow this month

    Owners of the unlocked HTC One have already received the update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but now it’s time for the smartphone’s US carrier variants to get the goods. HTC USA took to Twitter today to announce that the 4.3 rollout is starting for Sprint customers now, with AT&T and T-Mobile set to get the update later in mid-October and Verizon by the end of the month. The latest version of Jelly Bean, for those who need a refresher, brings improved low-light camera performance, a battery charging percentage indicator and the usual bug fixes. Have an HTC One on Sprint? Let us know if you’ve received the latest software — and what you think — in the comments.

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    Via: Android Beat

    Source: HTC USA (Twitter)

  • Sky+ receiver upgrade brings as-you-type TV search with unified results

    Sky upgrade brings unified, asyoutype show searches

    Sky+ viewers have had advanced search through the TV service’s mobile app for a while. Starting today, they’ll get that experience through their set-top boxes. Sky is rolling out an update to Sky+HD receivers that introduces as-you-type search, with unified results that include both live and on-demand shows. The upgrade will take a few months to reach all subscribers, but the days of slow searches may soon be at an end.

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    Source: Sky

  • gdgt's best deals for October 2nd: Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

    Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the best deals they’ve found right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers, and won’t last long.

    gdgt's best deals for September 16th: HTC One, HP LaserJet Pro and a 32-inch LG HDTV

    Today’s top deals both earned high gdgt Scores. Apple’s new iPhone 5c, which is pretty much a colorful iPhone 5, is already available at a discount, and the capable Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has nosedived from its MSRP. Hoping to grab one or the other? Join gdgt and add the gadgets you’re shopping for to your “Want” list — every time there’s a price cut, you’ll get an email alert!

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