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

October 21, 2014 | 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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Unlimited Data Plans Could Bring Unlimited Headaches

October 30, 2014 10:09 am | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

What’s really concerning is that there do not appear to be on the horizon any new LTE capacity enhancing technologies of the sort that helped when...                  

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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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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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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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Timex’s Ironman ONE GPS+ Nicely Fills a Niche

September 23, 2014 3:47 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Apple hijacked all wearables conversations with the introduction of its Apple Watch. The monolithic tech giant tends to do that when it enters a new product category. But some of that extra hype tends to trickle down to other deserving smartwatches, products like Timex’s Ironman ONE GPS+, which will be priced around $400 when it comes out this fall.

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A Closer Look: Ways to Hide, Secure Data on Phones

September 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your photos, messages and other documents are automatically encrypted when you set up a passcode, with or without a fingerprint ID to unlock the phone. Apple says it cannot bypass that passcode, even if law enforcement asks.

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Super Mobility Week: A Show of Contrasts

September 22, 2014 6:00 am | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

Analyst Elliott Drucker went to CTIA's Super Mobility Week in search of the kinds of "deep tech" he hopes will save the wireless networks. Instead, he found contrasting themes that he says illustrate the problems that the industry is likely to face over the next few years.

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