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Samsung Hopes to Reverse Dimming Fortunes with Galaxy S6

April 9, 2015 11:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled...                                                                       

Sprint Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones

April 9, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

An over-the-air update coming over the next week will give the feature to Sprint customers on an iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.3.                                                                 

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Get AWS-3 Licenses; Dish Still Waiting

April 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The list does not include Northstar or SNR Wireless, the two designated entity (DE) bidding partners Dish aligned itself with during the auction.                                                                 

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Your Guide to Trying On, Ordering Apple Watch

April 9, 2015 9:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card.                                                                             

AT&T Fined $25M Over Consumer Privacy Violations

April 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Data center employees confessed to selling personal information obtained to a third party known as “El Pelon.”                                                                                       

Verizon Supports Use-It-or-Share-It Approach for 3.5 GHz Tiered Plan

April 8, 2015 11:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier explained that if a PAL licensee has not both deployed services and registered...                                                                                                         

AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Intros Three New Phone Payment Plans

April 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Cricket also announced a promotion for customers who switch from other carriers one free...                                                                                                                 

Things to Know About Apple's New Photo-Storage Service

April 8, 2015 9:41 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

The service lets you sync photos among various personal computers and mobile devices. It also saves storage space by moving full-resolution versions online. Here are some things to know.                            

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Can Phone Companies Do More to Block Robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited.                                           

Thought True PTT Was Dead? Think Again

April 7, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

PDV hopes to fill a niche demand by offering true PTT service to businesses in local markets, without the burden of having to provide for retail consumers.

Tuesdays with Roger: Can HTC Finally Get Its Marketing Right?

April 7, 2015 11:49 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

Android flagship season is upon us and Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner is helping us prepare...                                                                                                       

HTC Posts 1Q Profit as Turnaround Progresses

April 7, 2015 11:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

HTC today released unaudited results for its fiscal first quarter, showing another profitable period for...                                                                                                  

Samsung Shows Signs of Emerging from Earnings Slump

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Youkung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung did not give a breakdown of its financial performance but analysts said robust demand for its mobile chips and improvements in its...

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Consumer Group Says YouTube Kids App Has Too Many Ads

April 7, 2015 10:07 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

One example is a 7-minute video of Disney's "Frozen" characters who appear as dolls inside a toy McDonald's, eating ice cream and drinking Sprite.                                                   

Network Software and Hardware have a Complicated, Evolving Relationship

April 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Mobile network definitions are changing and it’s causing a tidal shift in the relationship between software and hardware.                                                                                         

AT&T: No CDMA 700 MHz Voice Roaming Until VoLTE is Deployed

April 6, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T last week held a conference call with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to clarify...                                                                                                                   

Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.

Samsung in Damage Control Over Galaxy S6 Edge Bending Video

April 6, 2015 10:44 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In the wake of a YouTube clip calling into question the Galaxy S6 Edge’s durability, Samsung has...                                                                                                                          

Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

SmartWatch: Sprint Sprinting Towards Growth

April 2, 2015 10:42 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After a bit of a spring break, SmartWatch is back! In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the changes coming to Sprint. From expanding its network to launching an aggressive bounty program, Sprint and Marcelo Claure are out to get the nation's third largest carrier's back into fighting shape. 

iPhone 6 Takes China, Rest of World by Storm

April 2, 2015 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In urban China, the iPhone 6 remained the best-selling phone  for the period, with its share growing 10.2 percent compared to 9.5 percent registered in the three months ending in January.

Cricket Wireless To Sell BYOD SIM Through Amazon

April 2, 2015 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Cricket Wireless, which is now owned by AT&T, is just beginning the work of making its products available through the online retailer. 

Sprint Plans for RadioShack Locations Revealed

April 2, 2015 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint will have a presence in about 1,400 of the 1,700 planned stores, and the carrier’s logo will dominate signage. Sprint will also share in overhead costs and...

Google Could Take Big Hit on Stock Split

April 2, 2015 7:01 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than...

Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 

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