Apple is making Samsung rich

Kif Leswing, Business Insider, 7/7/17 Samsung Electronics on Friday forecasted record profit and sharply increased revenue in an earnings-guidance release.  Samsung expects its operating profit to increase by 72%, to $12.1 billion, and revenue to rise by 18%, to about $52 billion.  Those are strong results — and it looks like they’re coming from Samsung’s […]

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Posted on July 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Touch-friendly controls are coming to Chrome OS

Saqib Shah, Engadget, 7/7/17 Don’t be surprised if this ends up in the next version of Chrome’s stable build. Google’s lightweight Chrome OS was never intended for touch, but that didn’t stop the likes of Samsung and Acer creating touch-enabled Chromebooks. It probably helped that the OS was set to receive access to millions of […]

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Posted on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Unlock your PC with your Samsung phone’s fingerprint reader

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 7/7/17 Virtually any recent Galaxy now supports Windows Hello. Have a recent Samsung phone and a Windows 10 PC? Life’s about to get a bit easier. Samsung has updated its Flow app to let you use the fingerprint reader on Galaxy devices running Android Marshmallow or newer (such as the S6, S7 […]

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Posted on July 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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