Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

Katie Collins, CNET news, 10/7/15 With two new “Stagefright” vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn’t simple. Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google’s Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series of dangerous bugs earlier this year. Several […]

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Posted on October 7, 2015 at 6:15 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T, Ericsson expect pre-standard 5G deployments to feed into official standards

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 9/14/15 Just as was the case with 4G, expect wireless carriers to market their networks as “5G” even before the industry has standardized such next-generation networks, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Ericsson  and other key industry players expect carriers and vendors to work on pre-5G technologies before standards […]

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Posted on September 14, 2015 at 8:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile announces video calling

Matt Hamblen, Computer World, 9/8/15 T-Mobile today announced video calling over LTE and Wi-Fi from the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5, with more smartphone models that will support the feature lined up. The carrier said “simple software updates” make the feature possible, with a video call activated with the push […]

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Posted on September 8, 2015 at 7:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Michael Carroll, FierceWireless, 8/28/15 Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings. The operator launched its Wi-Fi calling service in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Thursday and said it planned to extend the service to other countries over time. […]

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Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch, 8/7/15 The Wi-Fi at my house is almost perfect, save for one frustrating flaw: the signal tanks down to nearly nothing about five feet from where I park. The signal is strong enough that my phone stays connected, but just so weak that pulling anything up — like, say, directions to where […]

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Posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Samsung adds Qi wireless charging to monitor range

Gareth Halfacree, Bit-Tech, 7/27/15 Samsung has unveiled a new monitor range with a novel feature: the ability to charge mobile devices wirelessly, as well as act like a traditional monitor in all other respects. While monitors began life as simple display devices, more interactive and detailed than the physically-printing terminals of yesteryear, manufacturers have long […]

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Posted on July 27, 2015 at 7:40 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 4/23/15 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of Google’s newly launched Project Fi service is that it will seamlessly switch a user’s […]

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Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:26 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon and AT&T are messing up Microsoft’s deal with Samsung

  Julie Bort, Business Insider, 4/16/15 Last month, Microsoft announced an interesting deal to pre-load three of Microsoft apps onto Samsung’s new flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. But it looks like two of the nation’s largest carriers, Verizon and AT&T, were not totally cool with the arrangement, reports the Wall Street Journal. […]

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Posted on April 16, 2015 at 7:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bloatware Ready To Overpower Android Lollipop

Ewan Spence, Forbes, 3/9/15 One of the many interesting bullet points around the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has been a proud Samsung announcing the reduction of features and applications available out of the box. There is no doubt that Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has grown over time and become unyielding, slow, and a bit […]

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Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Samsung launches first Tizen phone in break from Android

Business Insider, 1/15/15 Samsung on Wednesday launched its first smartphone using its home-grown Tizen operating system, aimed at breaking the South Korean electronics giant’s dependence on Google’s Android. The Samsung Z1, which has 3G capability and a liquid-crystal display, was launched in India with a price tag of 5,700 rupees ($90), the world’s largest smartphone […]

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Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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