US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system

Steve Dent, Engadget, 9/22/17 Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it’s not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have formed a coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to […]

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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google pushes ahead with RCS messaging app to run on Android phones

Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld, 3/18/16 Messaging services on Android devices get dinged by users for being too complex and fragmented, at least when compared to the universal app approach with Apple iMessage on iOS devices. Google recognizes that it needs to make improvements to messaging on Android devices. To that end, the company bought Jibe Mobile, […]

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Posted on March 18, 2016 at 8:49 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T miss initial VoLTE interoperability target, promise it will happen this year

Sue Marek, FierceWireless, 3/2/16 A top Verizon  executive said that the company’s VoLTE interoperability testing with competitor AT&T Mobility is going well and that the company expects VoLTE interoperability with AT&T to be commercially available this year. The companies had previously said interoperability would be available by the end of last year. Speaking at the FierceWireless luncheon […]

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Posted on March 2, 2016 at 9:05 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Global carriers adopt Google’s SMS standard

Steve Dent, Engadget, 2/29/16 “RCS” gives iMessage-like capability to anyone on Android. Google is trying to move Android from the ancient SMS messaging system over to Rich Communication Services (RCS), and last year bought a company called Jibe Mobile to speed up the process. That appears to have paid off, as numerous global operators, including […]

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Posted on February 29, 2016 at 8:45 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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4G Flaw Affects All Android Phones on AT&T, Verizon

Tom’s Guide / Marshall Honorof, Yahoo!News, 10/22/15 The vast majority of security flaws can only affect you if your software is out-of-date, or if you neglect to install a security suite. Once in a while, though, one crops up that blasts users across the board. Such is the case with a newly discovered cellphone flaw. […]

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Posted on October 22, 2015 at 7:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mobile’s Explosive Growth Means Developers Could Ignore LTE

Ewan Spenc, Forbes, 6/12/15 With 4G LTE connectivity, stable wi-fi, and all the benefits of fast and accessible data pipes, mobile developers have the luxury of always-on and always-available data. While that’s great for the North American and Western European app market, as new territories become more immersed in smartphone culture, new opportunities open up, those opportunities will […]

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Posted on June 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WBA, GSMA expand next-gen Wi-Fi network at MWC

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 2/24/15 What a difference a year makes. Last year, six operators were involved in the Wi-Fi network sponsored by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and GSMA at the Mobile World Congress Fira Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain. This year, that number has ramped up to more than 30. The WBA and […]

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Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:51 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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