FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 5/11/15 A way to let cellular operators share Wi-Fi frequencies without jamming up Internet service is now in the spotlight at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. On Tuesday, the agency asked for public comments on LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), which Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, SK Telecom and other operators are exploring as a way […]

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Meet the off-the-grid chatroom that fits in your pocket

Russell Brandom, The Verge, 3/23/15 What if instead of connecting to the phone company, we connected directly to each other’s phones? Called “mesh networking,” the idea has been kicked around for years in hacker circles, but it got a major boost with iOS 8. Thanks to the new “Multipeer Connectivity Framework,” iPhones were able to […]

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Posted on March 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android 5.1 arrives with HD calling and safeguards for stolen phones

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 3/10/15 After weeks of teasing, it’s here: Google has officially unveiled Android 5.1 Lollipop. The new release focuses on support for features that usually depend on extra software to work, such as multiple SIM cards (handy for prepaid service in countries like China and India) and higher-quality HD voice calls on networks […]

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Wi-Fi teams up with NFC to create secure connections with a simple tap

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 4/10/14 Summary: The Wi-Fi Alliance is certifying a new technology that uses an NFC tap to grant devices access to Wi-Fi networks. The technology is targeted at the internet of things, but it would be very useful for smartphones too. The Alliance has updated its Wi-Fi Protected Setup certification program to support […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How Cyanogen plans to be Android’s open-source champion

Gary Sims, Android Authority, 1/17/14 The beauty of Android is that it is open source. Well in theory anyway. Google develops and maintains Android and it publishes the source code via the Android Open Source Project. From there smaller manufacturers and custom firmware makers can take the code and build their own Android ROMs. One […]

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Use your smartphone to control LibreOffice presentations on Windows, OS X

Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica, 3/12/2013 LibreOffice Android remote now supports Windows and OS X in addition to Linux The latest major update to LibreOffice included an Android application for controlling presentations running on your desktop or laptop. The first release of LibreOffice Impress Remote worked only on some Linux distributions, but the Document Foundation today announced […]

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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mozilla Close to Cracking HTML5 Mobile Hardware Integration for Android

Dan Rowinsk, ReadWriteWeb, 6/6/2012 One of the biggest problems facing HTML5 development for mobile devices is the ability to tie the software to the hardware. It is a daunting task that has proved slow going by developers trying to figure out how it can be done. The fundamental problem is this: How do you tie […]

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Posted on June 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Researchers lock down Android to keep data from walking out the door

Sean Gallagher, ArsTechnica, 10/18/2011 A group of researchers at Virginia Tech have developed software for the Android OS that can enforce policies on mobile devices based on what room they’re in. It can even make sure that sensitive data doesn’t walk out the door with them by wiping it from a phone’s memory. The technology, […]

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Posted on October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint set to launch next-gen PTT service over faster CDMA

Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld, 9/27/2011 Ruggedized Kyocera DuraMax will be first phone to support Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service Sprint on Sunday will launch a new rugged wireless phone along with a next-generation push-to-talk service called Sprint Direct Connect that offers speedy data capabilities. The ruggedized Kyocera DuraMax, which will be available on Sunday for $69.99 […]

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Posted on September 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Nokia Launches Three New Symbian Smarpthones

MobleTechNews, 8/24/2011 Nokia today announced the launch of three feature-packed, mass market smartphones, bringing the latest smartphone functionality at attractive price points and including market-leading innovation with Symbian Belle. The Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 extend the range of available designs, features and functionality in the Nokia Symbian smartphone range. Symbian Belle powers […]

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Posted on August 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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