19 million Americans still go without broadband

19 million Americans still go without broadband
A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth in Manhattan. EnlargeClose. John Moore, Getty Images. A free Wi-Fi hotspot beamsbroadband internet from atop a ... Similarly, mobile broadband Internet services delivered by ...


4G decision annoys Everything Everywhere's rivals - but it will benefit consumers
Ofcom's decision to allow Everything Everywhere — the company behind T-Mobile and Orange — to begin offering 4G services from 11 September has been met with predictable disappointment from the other mobile operators left out in the cold. However, it ...

MetroPCS unveils budget-friendly 4G plan and new 4G phone
... 4G plan and new 4G phone. The carrier is rolling out a $55 unlimited 4G LTE plan and a $149 LG Motion 4G phone to sweeten the deal. ... Available as a promotion, the carrier's new 4G LTE plan provides unlimited, talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for ...

Android, Apple tops among smartphone users in Japan
Looking at Japanese smartphone ownership in the three months ending June, ComScore found thatAndroid took home the lion's share with a 64 percent share, up almost two points from the prior three months. Apple's iOS grabbed a 32 percent share.

Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts
This morning those of you working with the iOS version of Skype for either your iPad or iPhone will be glad to find an update waiting in your App Store inbox, so to speak. There you'll be seeing a version that brings on one of the most frequently ...

Did Samsung Just Admit the Galaxy Nexus Failed?
PC Magazine
The previous Nexus model, the Nexus S 4G wasn't a big hit, even compared to other Sprint Android phones. From the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012, the Nexus S 4G sold 512000 units. Even the two-star Samsung Replenish sold more ...

Motorola Xyboard Tablets Get Taste of Ice Cream Sandwich
PC Magazine
Motorola has announced that an update to the Android 4.0 (ICS) operating system is available for the 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch Wi-Fi Xyboard models in the U.S. Plus, Verizon said that the LTE version of the tablet, the Droid Xyboard 10.1 , is also getting ...

UK aims for the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015
CNET (blog)
Hunt reaffirmed the government's ambition for the U.K. to top the broadband league tables in a matter of years at an event yesterday in Google's London offices, the Guardian reports. The offices are close to Silicon Roundabout -- an area of the city ...

Android app will let you control your Panasonic appliances
The new Panasonic Smart App will allow Android smartphone owners to remotely operate their Panasonic smart home appliances. ... Owners of certain Panasonic smart appliances will soon be able to manage them remotely via their Android phones.

Motorola Razr V
Besides the Razr Maxx, Motorola's other Razr, the Razr V, comes sharing much of the same looks but with a little something different. Unlike the rest of Motorola's Android handsets, the Razr V lacks physical keys. Instead, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus ...


'European Square' iZettle Now Works With Android; Visa Europe ...
By Ingrid Lunden
This makes iZettle, which in June picked up a $31.4 million round of funding, the first company to commercially offer a plug-and-play, mini chip-card dongle for Android, the dominant smartphone platform in the region, accounting some 60% of all devices. Before today, iZettle's payment platform only worked on iOS-based iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets. But as iZettle continues to grow its ubiquity on one level, it's still working on compatability on another: the news comes as ...

ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video ...
By Dana Wollman
First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company.

Skype Adds Photo Sharing in Latest iOS Update
By Samantha Murphy
Skype-App-Photo-Sharing. Skype announced Tuesday that it's adding photo-sharing capabilities to its iPhone and iPad apps, as well as improvements to the apps' overall performance. Photo sharing lets users to send pictures from your iOS ...
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UK offers a shortcut to 4G, but angry Vodafone protests — European ...
By Bobbie Johnson
A shortcut offered to Britain's biggest mobile operator could allow some UK users to get their hands on 4G services well ahead of next year's expected rollout. But the decision has drawn a splenetic reaction from rivals who say the deal could ...

iZettle Goes Android But Only On Samsung, And Only In Sweden
By Robin Wauters
iZettle for Android is free and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S II, S II LTE, S III and the Galaxy Note – it can be downloaded from Samsung Apps. The company promises that the Androidapp will be compatible with other Android phones “ during the next couple of months”. ... iZettle forAndroid has the same features as the iOS version, but plugs into the device's audio jack. Also worth noting: where Square makes use of the magnetic strips on payment cards, iZettle's focus is on the ...
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