Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

MacRumors, 9/22/14 Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now functional, allowing Verizon iPhone […]

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Posted on September 22, 2014 at 8:09 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon Wireless: We won’t support Wi-Fi calling until mid-2015

John Callaham, Crackberry, 9/19/14 A Verizon Wireless executive stated this week that the company won’t be adding support for Wi-Fi calling for its smartphones until sometime in mid-2015, stating that it will take “some technological work in our network to make it available.” FierceWireless reports that Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo made those comments as […]

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Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:08 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi Alliance Promises Simpler Wi-Fi Direct

Joseph Palenchar, TWICE, 9/17/14 The Wi-Fi Alliance upgraded its Wi-Fi Direct spec to deliver a one-step connection between devices. Product-certification tests got underway in August, and the first TVs and printers with the optional enhancement could be launched at International CES. Cellphones could arrive this year with the technology, said Edgar Figueroa, president/CEO of the […]

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Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:29 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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With VoLTE already rolling out, AT&T turns to Wi-Fi calling in 2015

Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM, 9/17/14 AT&T will follow T-Mobile by offering voice calls over Wi-Fi networks next year. AT&T CEO and President Ralph de la Vega announced the plans on Friday while speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference. Light Reading reported the news, noting that de la Vega made sure to temper expectations on when […]

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Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile will give you a customized router for better Wi-Fi calling

Kif Leswing, GigaOM, 9/11/14 T-Mobile will start providing a customized Wi-Fi router to subscribers that prioritizes voice calls over other packets. The device, called the T-Mobile Personal CellSpot, will require a $25 deposit and can work alongside an existing household router. The announcement was made at a T-Mobile Uncarrier event in San Francisco on Wednesday, where the […]

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Posted on September 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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iOS 8 Offers Some New Tricks For Big iPhones

Adriana Lee, ReadWriteWeb, 9/9/14 Back in June, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, exec Craig Federighi introduced some big changes to iOS, the iPhone and iPad operating system. Now, it appears the company has few cool additions to add to the mix with iOS 8, the latest version of the software. The public has known we’ll […]

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Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Firefox for Android beta ushers mobile streaming to Chromecast, Roku

Seth Rosenblatt, CNET news, 9/9/14 Two Firefox betas focus on media: enabling video streams to Chromecast and Roku via Android-based mobile devices and creating a free in-browser competitor to Skype on desktops. Mozilla’s efforts to keep mobile Firefox competitive include adding remote streaming-media support to a new build of the browser. The star of Firefox […]

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Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Firefox for Android beta ushers mobile streaming to Chromecast, Roku

Seth Rosenblatt, CNET News, 9/5/14 Two Firefox betas focus on media: enabling video streams to Chromecast and Roku via Android-based mobile devices and creating a free in-browser competitor to Skype on desktops. Mozilla’s efforts to keep mobile Firefox competitive include adding remote streaming-media support to a new build of the browser. The star of Firefox […]

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Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Open WebOS reborn in new LuneOS release

Eric Brown, LinuxGizmos.com, 9/4/14 The Open WebOS mobile Linux operating system has been renamed “LuneOS,” and is available in an “Affogato” release supporting HP’s TouchPad and LG’s Nexus 4. WebOS is back — yet again — in an open source “LuneOS” respin of the Open WebOS project, itself a spinoff of the proprietary WebOS. The […]

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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:59 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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After VoLTE, what is the future of the telephone call?

Mike Dano, FierceWireless, 9/4/14 After years of discussion, hype and delays, Voice over LTE technology is finally real in the United States. Verizon Wireless  plans to launch the technology nationwide in the next few weeks, AT&T Mobility  has launched VoLTE in a handful of markets, and T-Mobile US has launched VoLTE across its nationwide LTE […]

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Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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