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Google’s Wireless Service Will Only Support One Phone

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As an MVNO, Google enters a crowded and competitive market. Increasingly MVNOs are trying to bring prices down by depending on devices specifically designed to seamlessly move to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. 

Apple, Android Scramble to Fix Browsers Open to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices...                                    

Report: Women Lagging in Mobile Adoption Globally

March 4, 2015 2:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The research showed that over 1.7 billion females in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 percent less...             

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BlackBerry Shares Up on New Phone, Partnership News

March 3, 2015 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The BlackBerry Leap smartphone was announced at a morning press conference at Mobile World Congress. The new phone features a 5-inch display and 2800 mAh battery that BlackBerry promises will fuel 25 hours of heavy use.

MWC: Mastercard, Others Beat Drum for Inclusion

March 3, 2015 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

It’s a story the wireless industry knows well—farmers in the developing world need mobile service so they can check the price of crops at market without making a long...

MWC: Microsoft Launches Pair of New Lumia Devices

March 2, 2015 3:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft announced that it is now offering a Windows-driven suite of Office apps through AT&T aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.               

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Ahead of MWC

March 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung says the phones’ new metal design is 50 percent stronger than past models, quipping that it will not bend, a shot at Apple’s recent complaints of the iPhone 6 Plus bending. 

MWC: Huawei Goes All In with New Wearable Line

March 1, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Huawei Watch will be available in 20 countries, including the United States. Exact availability and pricing will be announced at a future date. 

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Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

Ericsson Takes Apple to Court for Patent Violations

February 27, 2015 9:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and LTE standards, as well as other patents that are Ericsson says are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices such as the design of semiconductor components, user interface software...      

Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     

Galaxy S6 May Come with Outsized Pricing

February 25, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung took home 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Apple managed a 41.7 percent share. 

Moto E Launches with Modest Specs, Bargain Price

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 

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Google Wallet Absorbs AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's Softcard

February 23, 2015 1:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Softcard, which was launched by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as a joint venture in 2010 under the name ISIS, uses Near Field Communications (NFC) to make contactless...

Automotive Display Revenue on the Rise

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While estimated year-over-year mobile phone flat panel display unit shipments grew 10 percent and mobile PC display shipments grew...                            

Samsung Buys LoopPay for Magnetic Stripe Mobile Payments

February 18, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Prior to Wednesday's announcement, reports had already begun circulating that Samsung would be including LoopPay on its next flagship smartphone, the rumored Galaxy S6.    

Take A Look: Is Your Phone Spying on You? Probably

February 18, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

Smarpthones are our constant companions, but are they always secure? Probably not. Take a look and see just how vulnerable your information may...

Will Smartwatches Really Allow Us to Leave our Phones Behind?

February 18, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want...

Sony's New 3-Year Plan Leaves Phones, TVs in Dust

February 18, 2015 9:52 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company is targeting an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($4.2 billion) and a 10 percent return on equity for the fiscal year through March 2018, but it won't target sales, highlighting its new approach...                    

Apple Watch Orders in Line with Analyst Expectations

February 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Those estimates are in line with analyst expectations, and the Journal reports that orders were limited for the high-end 18-karat gold version...                            

Japan Continues Adoration of the Feature Phone

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Japan has a history of technology and cultural trends that evolve independent from the rest of the world. Some refer to this as the Galapagos Effect.                                          

Watch: Apple iCar on Loose in Palo Alto?

February 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's industrial design team is staffed with several people with automaking experience. That group includes...                                     

Xiaomi Tests U.S. Waters with Smartphone Accessories

February 13, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Although its smartphones won't be available here anytime soon, Xiaomi unveiled plans Thursday to test the U.S. market by selling...                                  

Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

EIPs Shaking Up Device Market as Phone Sales Slide 15% in 2014

February 11, 2015 10:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Recon forecasts device sales to fall by 5 percent to 136 million in 2015 and to fall again by 4 percent to 131 million in 2016...                       

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