Mobile Nations has landed in Barcelona! We're not just here for cervezas and tapas, of course, but for the annual Mobile World Congress. We've got a lot to look forward to this week – check out our extensive preview if you haven't already – and the team on the ground will be bringing you the very best of it all.
We've a team of six on the ground in Spain, and besides keeping up with everything on the blogs you'll want to be following us on the socials as well. Head on below for all the links you need!
iMore has been known to cover a gaming event or two, whether it’s E3, GDC, or even PAX. These shows offer a great chance for us to learn about hot games coming to iOS as well as interview our favorite game developers.
During today's quarterly financial conference call, Apple's Tim Cook fielded a question about using facilitate purchases. The answer was as open-ended as the question, which is to say that Apple sees their Touch ID solution as simple and elegant, proven by engagement by iPhone 5s users in the App Store, and they see opportunity in the mobile payment space, and not necessarily tethered to Touch ID.
CES 2014 is officially over, and while we'll still be bringing you a few more videos shot at the show, #CESlive is done for the year as well. Right before we struck the set and packed everything up, however, our good friends and partners in this escapade, Cali Lewis and John P. took us on a tour of the set, and everyone from Geek Beat and Mobile Nations showed off just exactly what we do to make a show like CES.
The video above is 15 minutes long, but it's all shades of awesome. It's what let us bring you 80 interviews, 5 podcasts, and who knows how many amazing moments over the last 4 days. Check it out, if you have questions, let me know in the comments, and make sure you head on over to our CES super page so you don't miss the last few videos!
Cali and Kevin got the chance to sit down with Philip Nelson from NewTek to discuss in a little more detail how NewTek is able to do what they do. While it isn't directly related to mobile devices in any way, the technology from NewTek is what helped us provide CESlive this year, and helps many people around the world. Back in the day when you wanted to broadcast something you would have to have a full sized truck outside with tons of equipment inside, and this was far from ideal.
CrackBerry Kevin and Cali Lewis of GeekBeat are live at CES 2014 and had a chance to talk to BlackBerry about BBM 2.0. Along with talking about where BlackBerry Messenger is going, Alex Kinsella also gives us a quick demo of some of the new features the update brings...
We had a chance to meet up with some of the guys from Elgato at CES 2014 and talk about Smart Key. Anyone who's prone to losing either their iPhone or their keys can deal with both problems with one app and the Smart Key.
Our own Derek Kessler and John P. of GeekBeat are on the floor at CES 2014 talking to Brian Jaquet from Slingbox about what new products we can expect from them this year. Slingbox streams your HD programs to virtually any smartphone or tablet. Slingbox is entering the new year with SlingPlayer 3.0 for iPad, which is already available to customers.
Mobile Nations's own Phil Nickinson and Alex Dobie are taking #CESlive to T-Mobile today at 12:30pm PST, 3:30pm EST, 8:30pm GMT to see how the most outspoken CEO in the industry, John Legere, flips the table on telco this time. Be here!