Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

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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How Not to Be Wrong When You’re Talking About Smartphone Displays

Darren Orf, Gizmodo, 1/28/15 A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they’re your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here’s how to sound like you […]

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Posted on January 28, 2015 at 7:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Going open source on Android with F-Droid

 Scott Nesbitt, Open Source, 1/23/15 Android. It can be a divisive word in the free and open source software world. Some embrace it, others shun it. Some still use open versions of Android like Cyanogenmod and Replicant. If you do use an Android device—no matter what version of the operating system it is—there’s one thing […]

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Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:03 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PureLiFi Raises £1.5M For Tech That Uses Pulsating LED Light To Create WiFI Alternative

Steve O’Hea, Tech Crunch, 1/21/15 PureLiFi, a spin out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, is developing what it calls ‘LiFi’ technology, an alternative to wireless networking, such as WiFi or 5G, based on visible light communication (VLC). Specifically, the tech uses pulsating LED light, imperceptible to the human eye, as a way of […]

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Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:16 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Malware Increasing, Getting Smarter

Yahoo! News, 1/16/15 Most Americans still don’t worry about malware on their mobile devices. But the halcyon days of Android innocence are fast coming to a close, according to a new report by San Francisco-based mobile-security-software developer Lookout, Inc. Android malware has grown smarter and more prevalent in the past year, Lookout found, and as […]

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Posted on January 16, 2015 at 7:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Citrix Drives Secure Mobility with XenMobile 10

Jennifer LeClaire, Mobile Tech Today, 1/15/15 Desktop virtualization firm Citrix is getting off to a fast start in 2015. After acquiring virtualized storage player Sanbolic on Monday, the company is moving ahead with a new release of its XenMobile enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. With XenMobile 10, Citrix makes promises on both sides of the […]

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Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:31 am 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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Microsoft’s New Browser Will Make It Easier For You To Read Long Articles On Your Phone

Jillian D’Onfro, Business Insider, 1/8/15 The new browser Microsoft is reportedly working on will have a mode to make it easier to read long articles, Neowin’s Brad Sams reports based on leaked screenshots. The new browser, code-named “Spartan,” will be more like Chrome or Firefox than Microsoft’s current browsers Internet Explorer, and will be optimized for […]

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Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:58 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BlackBerry climbs out of your pocket and into the internet of things

Chris Velazco, Engadget, 1/8/15 BlackBerry’s been doing its best to engineer a smartphone comeback, but its future doesn’t just hinge on stuff that goes in your pockets. Those plucky Canadians have also had their sights on cracking the fabled internet of things, and today it’s finally pulled back the curtain on a cloud-friendly system meant […]

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Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s Android loses share in operating system market

TreyWilliams, MaretWatch, 1/8/15 There was movement in the smartphone market in the months following Apple Inc.’s September release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus—Android’s share of the operating system market fell for the first time since 2013. Android—Google’s GOOGL, -0.29%  mobile phone operating system—dropped 2 percentage points in the U.S. for the 3-month […]

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Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iPhone, Mobile Technology