Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

Firefox OS’ new interface looks both very modern and very familiar

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 4/10/14 Mozilla promised that Firefox OS was getting a gigantic interface redesign later this year, and it’s now clear just how ambitious that remake will be. Ahmed Nefzaoui and Soren Hentzchel have provided a detailed look at Firefox OS 2.0 that shows off its thoroughly modern style. There are flat surfaces everywhere, […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi teams up with NFC to create secure connections with a simple tap

Kevin Fitchard, GigaOM, 4/10/14 Summary: The Wi-Fi Alliance is certifying a new technology that uses an NFC tap to grant devices access to Wi-Fi networks. The technology is targeted at the internet of things, but it would be very useful for smartphones too. The Alliance has updated its Wi-Fi Protected Setup certification program to support […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Tri-band capable Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets Wi-Fi Calling

Mark Elliott, Sprint, 4/10/14 Samsung Galaxy S 4® with Sprint Spark™ (enhanced LTE) becomes a fourth Wi-Fi Calling enabled smartphone from Sprint through an over-the-air update that started rolling out today. The update notification will be pushed to all our customers automatically during the next few weeks. Wi-Fi Calling is a FREE service that lets you […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:43 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service

Steve Dent, Engadget, 4/10/14 With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from The Information. Insiders claim that, like Google, it’s considering a service that would work using a combination of Comcast’s million+ WiFi hotspots and leased cellular capacity from […]

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:39 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed

David Talbot, Technology Review, 4/8/14 Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services. In a two-story building in an industrial district of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ara Knaian shows off prototypes of what could be the industry’s first completely modular smartphone. On workbenches sit prototypes of memory modules, […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How Intel does 64-bit on 32-bit Android

Brooke Crother, CNET news, 4/8/14 Intel wants to take the lead in 64-bit Android. This week, it offered some proof of how it’s doing that. Intel said this week that it’s going 64-bit on 32-bit Android. Confused? Intel offered some clarification at its China developer conference this week. Here’s the initial statement Intel released this […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:28 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology

Paid App Market Is Shrinking With Stunning Speed

Tero Kuittinen, Forbes, 3/27/14 Tired and disgusted with free apps that try to hawk in-game purchases and ads to you at every turn? There is no escape; the entire app market is going freemium. The reason for the rapid transition is spelled out by App Annie’s new survey. It claims that revenue from paid apps […]

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:12 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iPhone, Mobile Technology

Sprint’s Hesse: HD Voice Goes Nationwide in July

Dan Jones, Light Reading, 3/27/14 Sprint CEO Dan Hesse revealed in his keynote here Tuesday that the operator is ready to launch its HD Voice service across the US in July. HD Voice increases the clarity of a voice call across seven octaves, as opposed to the four octaves that many current smartphones support.  Sprint […]

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Half full or half empty? HTML5′s mixed outlook

Paul Krill, InfoWorld , 3/24/14 The programming language faces an uncertain future and likely won’t replace native mobile development anytime soon These are the best of times and the worst of times for HTML5. The language has been a significant achievement but has not yet met expectations, according to a newly released IDC report. HTML5, […]

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Posted on March 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Adobe Expects New Integration to Improve Mobile Experiences

Noreen Seebacher, CMSWire, 3/6/14 How can you drive consistency across rich-content mobile apps and websites? Adobe thinks the answer lies in integrating its Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) and Experience Manager, part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. The goal is to create a “unified design and publishing process.” Adobe announced the integration today. In a conversation […]

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 8:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Mobile Technology