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AT&T's FaceTime move could get it slapped with an FCC fine

Will Apple's FaceTime app hog your data plan?

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Now that more users have capped or tiered data plans for their smartphones, should they be careful about using Apple's FaceTime app, which will soon allow video chatting over a cellular network? [Read more]...
Will Apple's FaceTime app hog your data plan?
Study: 3G/4G tablets suck up 3X more data than smartphones
So long, Julius: FCC chair lauded by industry, blasted by activists
Google reportedly plans to launch its wireless carrier service by late 2013

AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

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Following yesterday's discovery of a dialog box in the latest iOS 6 beta suggesting that AT&T users may be subject to restrictions or additional charges if they wish to use the FaceTime video calling feature over the carrier's cellular network, the company issued a brief statement simply acknowledging that it...
AT&T CEO Acknowledges Rumors of Cellular FaceTime Charges, Says 'Too Early' to Discuss

Onavo Extend’s data compression comes to 4G LTE iPad, CDMA iPhone 4S

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Onavo is opening up its data compression app, Onavo Extend, to even more iOS users today. The company announced this morning that the app is now available for the new LTE iPad and the iPhone 4S on CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon. The news doesn’t come as a...
Onavo Extend’s data compression comes to 4G LTE iPad, CDMA iPhone 4S

After being banned in Australia, Huawei plans increased 4G investment in India

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Chinese telecom firm Huawei is to increase its presence in India’s growing market and focus on 4G, after the company was barred from competing for a contract relating to Australia’s national broadband network on national security grounds. Now, according to a Business Line report, the company has set its sight on India,...
After being banned in Australia, Huawei plans increased 4G investment in India

Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

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One of the new features in Apple's iOS6 release due this fall is an enhancement to the FaceTime video call feature, allowing it to function on any cellular network. Friday, AT&T announced that the privilege only extends to users on its new "Mobile Share" programs, and not for users grandfathered...
Public Knowledge blasts AT&T over FaceTime network limits

Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola Android devices in Germany

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Microsoft confirmed that it won an injunction today in a German court against Motorola Mobility Android devices that infringe a patent covering the sending of long text messages. Motorola, which became a Google subsidiary several days ago, was found to infringe a European patent that covers the sending and receiving...
Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola Android devices in Germany
Orange customers flee to Free Mobile’s new ultra-cheap plans

LightSquared owner explores lawsuit vs FCC, GPS industry

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LightSquared's primary investor, Philip Falcone, is exploring possible lawsuits against the FCC and the GPS industry in the wake of the FCC's rejection of the carrier's plan for a 4G cellular network, sources familiar with the company's planning confirmed on Friday....
LightSquared owner explores lawsuit vs FCC, GPS industry

AT&T May Have To Let All iPhone Users Video Chat (T, AAPL)

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Three groups sent a letter to AT&T today warning that if it doesn't stop blocking Apple's FaceTime video chat, they are going to file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission about it. Originally, FaceTime only worked on iPads and iPhones connected by Wi-Fi networks--a big limitation.  Last month, AT&T...
AT&T May Have To Let All iPhone Users Video Chat (T, AAPL)

US Cellular to provide home phone service over cellular network

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US Cellular is planning to provide a home phone service, using a base station that connects to the carrier's wireless network. The system, similar to the Home Phone Connect service provided by Verizon, will allow calls to be placed through a normal corded or cordless home phone attached to one...
US Cellular to provide home phone service over cellular network

AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

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Last month, open Internet advocacy groups threatened to file complaint against AT&T with the Federal Communications Commission due to AT&T’s decision to limit the use of Apple’s FaceTime video calling application. AT&T said that users wouldn’t be able to use FaceTime over its cellular network, unless they were also on the...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

No Matter How You Define 4G, Most U.S. Smartphones Still Aren't Running on It

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Flickr/Gawen947 There may be all kinds of new high-speed wireless networks out there, but the fact is most new phones being sold don’t support them. According to NPD, 35 percent of the smartphones sold last year run on a 4G network, even under the loosest definition of 4G. While that’s...
No Matter How You Define 4G, Most U.S. Smartphones Still Aren't Running on It

Graphics-savvy iPad maintains battery life

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Leveraging its efficient chip design, Apple says latest iPad batteries can still run for 10 hours, like the iPad2, and for nine hours on the 4G LTE cellular network. [Read more]...
Graphics-savvy iPad maintains battery life

AT&T to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers by end of year

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AT&T has announced that all mobile video chat applications, including Apple's FaceTime, will work over its cellular network by the end of this year.    ...
AT&T to bring FaceTime over cellular to all customers by end of year

Apple seeks sanctions against HTC after inventor of two 4G patents denies that he knows his stuff

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On Friday I commented on Bloomberg's report on the start of the ITC trial in the investigation of HTC's second complaint against Apple, which is, at this point, all about two patents allegedly essential to the 4G/LTE standard.It appears that at least one very key witness -- Mr. Michael J....
Apple seeks sanctions against HTC after inventor of two 4G patents denies that he knows his stuff
AT&T finally lets iPhone 4S owners with tiered data use FaceTime over cellular

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more

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Apple has released the  iOS 6.0.1 update for its portable devices. The update is rolling out now on Apple’s servers and to its mobile devices. Here are the items contained in the update: Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air Fixes a...
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more
AT&T will open up video chatting for Google Hangouts later this year

FCC approves AT&T's nationwide 4G band plan

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AT&T has received the final approval it needs to create a nationwide 4G band for its own private consumption. On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission vote 5-0 in favor of Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal to turn previously useless 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Services (WCS) airwaves into a band fit for...
FCC approves AT&T's nationwide 4G band plan

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

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Be careful what links you click: A single line of HTML code can wipe the data on certain Samsung smartphones running Google’s Android software. The issue is specific to Samsung phones that also use the company’s TouchWiz software, says SlashGear, which actually means most of the current Samsung smartphones. Google’s...
One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

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The Phone The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple’s campus? Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, were authorized to begin using late pre-production units outside...
★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

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Last month, FreedomPop began taking pre-orders for a $99 sleeve that turns an iPod touch into a voice-enabled 4G handset. The device uses Clearwire’s WiMAX 4G network for connectivity and is combined with a VoIP software client so that the iPod essentially becomes a modern day smartphone. That sounds great...
iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

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AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar...
AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

How an Architecture Website Got Featured in the iPhone 5 Launch Video

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Architecture website Dezeen was prominently featured in the iPhone 5 promotional video revealed yesterday, and today the site has posted a brief behind-the-scenes look at how the collaboration came to fruition. The site is featured in the video starting around the 1:16 mark, with the iPhone 5 user opening an...
How an Architecture Website Got Featured in the iPhone 5 Launch Video
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