Cablevision’s WiFi-only unlimited mobile phone service is live

Richard Lawler, Engadget. 2/6/15 The all-WiFi phone service Cablevision announced in January is now available. Unlike the usual mobile carrier, the Freewheel phone (currently a $100 second generation Moto G) only operates on WiFi — to keep costs down it doesn’t look for 3G, LTE or any other kind of signal. Of course, if you’re […]

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Posted on February 6, 2015 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cablevision Offers WiFi-Only Cell Phone Service

Jef Cozza, Mobile Tech Today, 1/29/15 Would you buy a phone that comes with unlimited text, talk and data, but no cell coverage? Cablevision Systems Corp. is betting that many people will. At least, that seems to be the thinking behind its announcement Monday that it will start offering mobile phone service, but only over […]

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Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:11 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Here Are All The Phones Confirmed To Get Google’s Massive Android Update

Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider, 10/27/14 Back in June, Google unveiled what’s being called the biggest Android update yet. With Android 5.0, or “Lollipop,” Google is adding a bunch of changes that are both physical and internal. One of the biggest alterations will be the introduction of Material Design — a new design language that puts […]

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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 8:19 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Surprise Android ‘KitKat’ update fixes nasty OpenSSL vuln

Neil McAllister, The Register, 6/20/14 Android fans who are hoping Google will debut a new version of the OS at its annual I/O conference in San Francsico next week might be in for a disappointment … because the company is rolling out a new version this week. On Friday, the Chocolate Factory published firmware images […]

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kill-switch coming to smartphones

Mobile Tech News, 4/18/14 CTIA and participating wireless companies today announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment,” which is the most recent effort by the industry to deter smartphone thefts in the U.S. The safety and security of wireless users remain the wireless industry’s top priority, and is why this commitment will continue to protect consumers […]

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:39 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Your next smartphone is now closer to wireless charging

Lucas Mearian, ComputerWorld, 2/13/14 The consolidation of two groups should help the industry standardize — and spread The agreement announced Tuesday that allows two of the three major wireless-charging consortiums to share their specifications means there’s one less obstacle in the way of a wary mobile device industry looking to adopt the technology. On its […]

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Qualcomm announces 64-bit, LTE-capable chip for low-end phones

Russell Holly, Geek.com, 12/18/13 It is pretty clear that Qualcomm is not giving up their lead in the smartphone processor market any time soon. In fact, the company’s new hardware seems to be attacking every point that will a focus in the coming year. Just to make this point completely obvious, today Qualcomm announced a […]

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Posted on December 18, 2013 at 9:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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With Moto G phone, Google’s mobile revolution now plausible

Stephen Shankland, CNET news, 11/15/13 Google wants to crush the two-year contract, making wireless services more competitive. Moto G and Nexus 5 have a chance at succeeding where earlier phones failed. Google’s inexpensive, new Android phones mean the company has a real chance at transforming the wireless industry — something it attempted to do nearly […]

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Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:11 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Project Ara: Motorola Makes Your Smartphone Modular

Stan Schroeder, Mashable, 10/30/13 Google’s Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open hardware platform for building modular smartphones. The idea behind the project, led by Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, is to turn almost everything in a smartphone — display, keyboard, battery, processor — into a module that can be replaced. Motorola envisions two […]

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Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNet.com, 10/25/13 Ubuntu 13.10 is great on the desktop. On smartphones, Saucy Salamander, aka Ubuntu Touch, is still a work in progress. That said, for mobile programmers and Linux or smartphone power users, there’s a lot to like about this first release of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. Here’s what you need […]

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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