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Reminder: Financial analysts want to move Apple's stock price, not inform its customers

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Reminder: Financial analysts want to move Apple's stock price, not inform its customers

Financial analysts say the dumbest things, like if Apple doesn't release an iWatch in the next two months they're doomed, or that supply chain sources say unannounced products are delayed or have defects and it means doom, or that iPads aren't selling fast enough, or too fast, or— you get the idea. And they're almost always wrong. So why do they say these things and, more importantly, how can anyone whose job it is to cover Apple for investors be wrong so goram-always and still keep their jobs? Easy. Because informing people like us, customers who actually buy and enjoy Apple products isn't their job.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2014

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2014

It’s time for another edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update! As usual, things around Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Smartwatch Fans and Windows Phone Central have been busy.

The past month has been a mix of new devices, financial analysis, conference coverage, and site planning. The HTC One M8 has been announced, BlackBerry held their Q4 financial results conference call, Rene and iMore hit up (and did a fabulous job) covering Macworld|iWorld 2014, and Windows Phone Central is in the middle of Microsoft Build 2014 conference coverage as we speak.

You may have also noticed the unveiling of the Mobile Nations Newsroom, put together to provide you with a better experience. We’re excited about it, and hope you enjoy the benefits it will provide: in addition to enhanced news coverage, expect to see a lot more original content.

Let’s get down to it. I have some exciting ‘hints’ to share regarding future developments on Smartwatch Fans… keep reading to learn more!

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iMore show 396: The WWDC 2014 lottery!

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iMore show 396: The WWDC 2014 lottery!

Rene and Peter speculate about the just-announced WWDC 2014 — iOS 8, OS X 10.10, potential new MacBook Airs and Mac minis, Apple TVs and a Game Store, iWatch, and more!

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Best transit apps for iPhone: Google Maps, Moovit, Citymapper, and more!

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Best transit apps for iPhone: Google Maps, Moovit, Citymapper, and more!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you master transit directions? When Apple ditched Google for their own map data in iOS 6 one of the casualties was transit. While rumors persist that we might get transit back in iOS 8, for the last year and a half anyone who wanted to go anywhere on on bus, train, or subway/metro had to rely on a third-party transit app to do it. Luckily there are many apps in the App Store to help you navigate public transit, but to get alerts about delays and outages. But which transit apps are the absolute best?

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What's a 'carrier update' for iPhone or iPad and why do we get them?

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What's a 'carrier update' for iPhone or iPad and why do we get them?

If you've had an iPhone or cellular capable iPad for an extended period of time, you've undoubtedly received a notification about a carrier update. Some are mandatory and don't give you an option to say no or remind me later. Others just hang out and bug you occasionally until you actually perform the update. One of the biggest questions we get asked here at iMore by you, our readers, is what exactly is a carrier update and what does it actually contain?

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How to set your Mac's firmware password (and why you shouldn't)

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How to set your Mac's firmware password (and why you shouldn't)

Want to keep your roommate from posting your nude selfies on Facebook? Concerned that your Mac might fall into the wrong hands? You've already got a secure password on your Mac, maybe even file encryption. What happens if someone boots off an external hard drive?

Setting a firmware password is the solution. It comes with a few consequences and drawbacks, however. Follow along to read about the risks associated with firmware passwords as well as a guide on how to set one for those that think it's still worth it.

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QuizUp puts your geography skills to the test with Google Maps 'Earth from Above’ topic

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QuizUp puts your geography skills to the test with Google Maps 'Earth from Above’ topic

So let's say you love geography, and you also love trivia. Well Google has just made your day by introducing Google Maps-powered "Earth From Above" challenge category to the game QuizUp. The topic is pretty self-explanatory — each round is a satellite image of some place on earth, and you'll be given options to choose from of where you think the location is.

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Apple snaps up speech recognition company Novauris, team now working on Siri

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Apple snaps up speech recognition company Novauris, team now working on Siri

Siri is potentially going to get a lot stronger, as Apple has quietly acquired yet another speech recognition company — this time a well-known firm called Novauris. Founded in 2002 and spun out of the better-known Dragon Systems, Novauris is one of the early pioneers of modern voice recognition. Although Apple has made no official announcement of the purchase, TechCrunch has confirmed that the deal is done and was actually completed in 2013.

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New and updated apps: App in the Air, Warhammer 40,000, Studio 2, and more!

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New and updated apps: App in the Air, Warhammer 40,000, Studio 2, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to an air travel app, a lane-strategy game, a music creation app, and more.

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Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm over safety issue

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Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm over safety issue

Nest has put a halt to sales of their connected Nest Protect smoke detector over concerns that the alarm could be unintentionally deactivated. Protect smoke alarms have a "Protect Wave" feature which allows users to deactivate the alarm when it's activated under not dangerous conditions (say, smoke from cooking) by waving at the alarm. The Nest Wave feature has been found in Nest's own testing to be possible to be deactivated under "a unique combination of circumstances".

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