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On Open Internet, Smart Phones Need Smart Policy

October 30, 2014 9:58 am | by Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA; and Jonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile Future | Comments

One area fraught with peril is the insistence by some that if you truly support an open Internet, then you must blindly adhere to the irrefutably false conclusion that...                

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Analysts: AWS-3 Auction is Going to Be a Street Fight

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

In total, 80 potential bidders have submitted both complete and incomplete applications to participate in Auction 97. There are big name and small name players but four competitors stand out from the rest.

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Samsung Note 4 Pushing Back Against iPhone 6 Plus

October 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Even though reviews for the Galaxy Note 4 have been favorable, analysts said its redesign may not be enough as Apple Inc. has entered the large-screen smartphone category with the iPhone 6 Plus. "It will not be easy," said Lee Sei-chul, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities. The Note 4 "is a nice product but...

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Review: How Will Your iPhone and iPad Work with Yosemite?

October 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Let's say you're writing a lengthy email on your iPad and would prefer the Mac's keyboard. You can just click an icon on the lower left corner of the Mac and continue there. What you've already started on the iPad automatically appears...

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Talking to Siri While Driving Could Be Dangerous

October 8, 2014 9:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

Voice-activated systems were graded on a distraction scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing no distraction and 5 comparable to doing complex math problems and word memorization.                                                                  

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Silicon Valley Still Reacting to Mobile Disruption

October 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | Comments

Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."

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Is Virgin Mobile Becoming the Home for No-Data Smartphones?

October 6, 2014 5:24 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

A Virgin spokesperson confirmed there are no limitations on which Sprint-compatible devices can be used with the plan as long as they are Wi-Fi ready. As for the reasoning behind the unorthodox offering, the spokesperson simply indicated that Virgin understands “some people don’t need a ton of data.” Or in this case, any at all.

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Review: iPhone 6 Prompts New Batch of Nifty Accessories

October 3, 2014 2:10 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

With the launch of every new iPhone comes an onslaught of cases and accessories. The iPhone 6 is no exception. Here's a few of the standouts we've seen hit the market over the past couple weeks.                                                                  

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Football Stadiums Go High Tech with Mobile Gear

October 3, 2014 9:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The temptation to stay home goes beyond cost. Equipped with high-definition televisions, Wi-Fi and laptops, tablets and smartphones, fans at home can watch multiple games on Sunday while simultaneously checking their fantasy rosters and celebrating (or taunting) friends via text.

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Review: Is Paying by Phone Really Easier than Plastic?

October 2, 2014 9:40 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In theory, mobile-payment services such as Google Wallet are easy to use. You simply download an app and enter your card information. With Apple Pay, you can even snap a picture of the card or use the one you already use with Apple's iTunes.

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Getting Mobile Right for E-Commerce Retailing

September 29, 2014 10:07 am | by Deepak Agarwal, co-founder and CEO of nomorerack | Comments

Online retailers are trying to harness this accelerating mobile trend to capture a huge growth opportunity. But to do so, they must engage buyers with desired services and content at the precise moment of need. That’s causing more “e-tailers” to deploy...                 

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Review: Samsung Alpha Big on Design, Short on Tech

September 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone.

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Nextivity CEO Talks Magic Behind Uncarrier 7.0

September 24, 2014 9:21 am | Comments

“There’s never been a tool like this for carriers to solve buyer’s remorse for the customer who signs up for a big postpaid plan and then gets home and realizes they don’t have coverage in their living room,” Sievers said. “Now there’s Cel-Fi and better than 95 percent of the time it will solve your problem.” 

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Review: Why I Chose the iPhone 6 over the S5 and Lumia 1020

September 24, 2014 9:19 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After having been an iPhone user since the launch of the 3Gs, I wanted to test the other operating systems on the market. I had no problem leaving the Android-based S5 behind, but I have to admit that when iPhone launch day came around, I was a little hesitant to give up the Lumia 1020.

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Belkin Eases the Consumer Into the Connected Home

September 23, 2014 4:14 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The connected home can look like a complex space to enter for consumers. But companies like Belkin and its WeMo products favor a step-by-step process that it hopes will simplify things for end users. WeMo’s focus is on bite-sized, cost-of-entry connected home solutions that make it easier for consumers to slowly immerse themselves in home automation.

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