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Review: Stylish Makeover for Samsung Note Phone

September 5, 2013 10:35 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | Comments

 Samsung is giving its latest Galaxy Note smartphone a stylish makeover. The Galaxy Note 3, unveiled Wednesday, has a soft, leather-like back. It feels like you're holding a fancy leather-bound journal. Grooves on the side of the big-screen phone make it easier to grip...

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Review: 'Mega' Phone is Huge, with Limited Appeal

September 4, 2013 9:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Please turn off all electronic devices, the flight crew instructs as we approach Los Angeles. With a small phone, I might have gotten away with ignoring safety regulations. Samsung's new Galaxy Mega phone was too conspicuous for that...

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Femtocells Morph from Coverage to Capacity Devices

September 3, 2013 3:50 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Femtocells haven't exactly followed the course originally set for them. There was a time just a few years ago, when the femtocell was being pitched as a residential coverage extender. Conversations at conference breakout sessions went so far as to envision a portable device that could just as easily be taken to the beach as it could act as the hub for the home...

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Q&A with Steve Waken: AT&T and Preparing for the Storm

August 29, 2013 4:58 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Steve Waken, an assistant vice president responsible for AT&T’s Business Continuity Management Program, has been guiding the carrier’s disaster response efforts since 2005, which led in 2012 to the Department of Homeland Security giving AT&T its Private Sector Preparedness certification. Wireless Week recently spoke with Waken about what’s changed in his approach in the wake of Sandy.

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From the Magazine: Q&A: Simon Khalaf, CEO, Flurry

August 27, 2013 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

A mature economy and growing economy has emerged from out of the now burgeoning app stores. But like any musical artist will tell you, the competition out there is brutal and regardless of how good you are, it’s sometimes hard to be seen. App developers find themselves in the same situation...

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From the Magazine: Spectrum Clearing and Sharing

August 27, 2013 1:57 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other agencies move to meet the mandate to free up more spectrum for commercial broadband services...

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From the Magazine: The Ups and Downs of Ads Going Mobile

August 27, 2013 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Brands are finally shifting real dollars to mobile. In fact, eMarketer recently revised its 2013 forecast up $100 million, placing a valuation of the mobile-advertising industry at $7.9 billion for the year. While that number represents a huge opportunity, it’s going to take some work and savvy to realize...

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From the Magazine: The Growing Issue of Wireless Privacy

August 27, 2013 1:04 pm | by Elliot Drucker | Comments

Recent unauthorized disclosures regarding the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) cellphone data gathering have a lot of Americans wondering just how much privacy we can expect in our personal communications. Perhaps even more significantly, the flap over NSA activities gives rise to a much broader...

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From the Magazine: Uncluttered Automation Makes for a Happy Connected Home

August 27, 2013 10:55 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The emerging connected home segment shows a tremendous upshot. MarketsandMarkets predicted the home automation industry will grow from $16.8 billion in 2011 to $35.6 billion in 2016. But as connectivity creeps into more of the features and facets of the traditional home, controlling those devices runs the risk of becoming a more fragmented experience.

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Review: NetGear’s Zing Hotspot Highlights Sprint’s LTE

August 15, 2013 1:39 pm | Comments

The Wi-Fi in our office is seriously overworked and IT isn’t exactly crazy about everyone connecting their personal devices to it. Likewise, getting a signal from my chosen wireless provider in this building is almost impossible. As a result, the ability to check or send text messages during the work day means venturing outside for a signal.

Review: Google Glass Could Be Peek at Tech Future

August 9, 2013 9:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google believes it has the perfect accessory for the next phase of technology, the mind-boggling and appearance-shifting category already being described as "wearable computing." The widely anticipated evolution hatched Google Glass...

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August eReport: All Things LTE

August 6, 2013 1:14 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This special, monthly eReport will feature thoughtful content, featuring top industry voices, on a variety of issues, that can only be found here, at Wireless Week. Check out Wireless Week's in-depth August eReport on All Things LTE, where we look at key topics in the rollout of tomorrow's networks. 

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Being Proactive Against the Threat of BYOA

August 6, 2013 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The time it took for BYOD to become an annoying acronym is vastly eclipsed by the amount of time personal devices in the workplace has been a serious issue. The smartphone and tablet revolution has only ensured the problem will continue to grow.

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LTE and Wearable Tech Give Users Ultimate Personalization

August 1, 2013 4:36 pm | by By Steve Shaw, Director of Mobile Solutions, Juniper Networks | Comments

As smartphone users, we want immediate gratification and expect ultimate customization based on our preferences. We’re starting to see that dream become a reality as our smartphones evolve to offer new features like live streaming and content updates based on our app preferences...

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RootMetrics Wants to Define Network Reliability

August 1, 2013 3:54 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

As AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile took shots at one another in press releases and in the pages of national newspapers, a common name kept popping up: RootMetrics. AT&T noted that RootMetrics awarded it best overall call, text and data performance in several markets when it claimed the title of “nation’s most reliable” network in a press release. “Reliable” looks good on a network even if it can leave consumers scratching their heads.

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