Wireless News / Mobile
Sleazy astroturf campaigns are nothing new in the corporate world but Verizon may have just taken things to a whole new level. Ars Technica reports that New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently received hundreds of identically worded emails from different people that all supported Verizon’s demands that it be let off the hook for building out broadband infrastructure that it had agreed to build as part of an agreement with the state that dates back to two decades ago. There’s a problem, however: Some of the people who supposedly sent emails to the board say they did no such thing. “I am a customer only to Verizon and I was not contacted by them to submit anything,” one irate
While Apple is yet to reveal details about its bigger iPhone plans, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo – who has a good track record reporting on Apple unreleased products – last week revealed many details about a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 including its screen resolution. According to him, the bigger iPhone will have a strange 1334 x 750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixel per inch density. In new reports, MacRumors and a The Verge forums user explained why that resolution makes sense, showing how the home screen and apps could look like on such a display. Taking into account the fact that Apple has always tried to offer developers a seamless way to adapt to bigger displays when it comes to app
Nokia announced on Thursday that it would be halting sales of the Lumia 2520 tablet in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK after discovering safety concerns related to the AC-300 travel charger. The tablet is still available in the United States, but sales of the travel charger has been suspended. According to Nokia, the plastic cover of some third-party chargers could loosen and even separate under certain conditions. With the cover separated, internal components would be exposed, posing the hazard of an electric shock. “While there have been no confirmed consumer incidents related to this potential quality issue, product quality and safety are top priorities at Nokia,” said Jo Harlow, EVP Smart Devices. “We apologize to the owners of the
Apple’s stock has been stuck in the doldrums for some time now, as people lament the death of Steve Jobs, the supposed lack of innovation, and concerns that the company just isn’t the same as what it used to be. However, if one key indicator proves to be a tell, now may be the time to buy. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is out with a research note noting that now’s the time to invest in Apple, as Apple has been heavily spending on research and development (R&D) in the past few years and has grown R&D spending 30%-year-over-year from 2010 to 2013. “Our recent analysis suggests that on a next 12-month view, Apple stock performance tends to improve after
Apple will integrate Shazam song discovery features in its upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system, Bloomberg reports, in an attempt to further increase iTunes music sales. Shazam integration will be built within iOS 8 in a similar manner to Twitter integration, the publication says, which means iPhone and iPad owners won’t have to download a separate app to enable it. Shazam, a very popular online service which currently has more than 90 million monthly users, can capture sound from a phone’s microphone and compare it to a song to identify the song. Apple reportedly plans to give its voice-based assistant Shazam powers as well, and users will be able to simply ask Siri what song is playing. Bloomberg has also
The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.
The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.
Some of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!
It could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.