Wireless technology NFC still has a ways to go

Wireless technology NFC still has a ways to go
NEW YORK -- In ads comparing its Galaxy S III with the iPhone 5, Samsung is claiming superiority for features its flagship handset has that Apple's smartphone lacks. NFC is on the list. Never mind that very few people even know what NFC means in this ... 

Hands On With RIM's BlackBerry 10
PC Magazine
SAN JOSE—I got my hands on Research in Motion's next-generation BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system here at the company's BlackBerry Jam developers conference, where strugglingRIM is touting the delayed smartphone platform as the engine that ...

New software suggests Samsung set to launch Tizen-based smartphone
The release lends credence to rumors that project member Samsung Electronics is planning to launch a version of its Galaxy S3 smartphone running Tizen instead of Google's Android. The release is aimed at developers who can start working with new ...

Google, Samsung execs reportedly meeting to talk Apple
MarketWatch (blog)
Apple claims that operating system copies its own iOS platform that powers the popular iPhone, and has pressed its case in court against companies that make handsets using the software. Apple won a court victory over Samsung in ... Samsung is likely ...

Texas Instruments Moving Away From Smartphone, Tablet Chips
PC Magazine
TI did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. As Reuters noted, TI has been trailing behind rival Qualcomm, and hasn't received any help from Apple and Samsung, which are producing their own chips instead of using a supplier like TI.

Update your Samsung Galaxy SIII now or you might lose all of your data
PCWorld (blog)
Do you have a shiny new Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone? ... Samsung's TouchWiz UI,Motorola's MotoBlur UI, HTC's Sense UI, and similar tools add unique features and functionality not found in the core Android OS, or on rival Android smartphones.

Barnes & Noble's Nook HD 7-inch Android tablet, hands-on (video)
It was roughly this time last year that Amazon's Kindle Fire showed us just how successful an aggressively priced 7-inch tablet could be, becoming, arguably the go-to gift of the last holiday season. This summer, Google upped the ante, showing the ...

Lenovo poised to take on Apple, Samsung
Lenovo Group Ltd., set to overtake Hewlett Packard Co. as the biggest PC maker this year, now has its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets, as it takes on Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in China. “We want to test the market, see the ...


Samsung schedules strategy meeting with Google's Schmidt over Apple's ...
Google chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with Samsung execs in South Korea this week, Samsung's mobile chief has revealed, in what's tipped to be an attempt to boost Google's involvement in Android litigation. Shin Jong-kyun declined to specify the ...


TI to scale back smartphone, tablet chip development, focus on cars
Facing tough competition in the mobile chip space from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Apple, and others, Texas Instruments has announced plans to shift its focus a bit. TI OMAP 4. While the company will continue to support existing tablets including the ...

Android-powered Eken B70 tablet has a $99 price tag
TG Daily
As you may recall, the A8 chip is commonly used in uber-mini Android computers, and like its counterparts, the B70 won't be breaking performance records anytime soon with its hardware. Nevertheless, the B70 does boast a capacitive touchscreen along ...

TransPhone smartphone / tablet hybrid gets official, doesn't quite ...
By Nicole Lee
It looks like CMIT's TransPhone smartphone-tablet combo has finally made it to stores after its debut in May of last year. ... 2 days ago. Windows Phone 8X by HTC: 4.3-inch 720p display, LTE, dual-core S4, available this November. 6 days ago ...

Security Bug Can Wipe Out Your Android Phone By Visiting a Web ...
By Jesus Diaz
Beware, Samsung customers! If you have a Samsung Android-based phone running their TouchWiz user interface, your telephone can be wiped out by going to any web page that contains the code "tel:*2767*3855%23" in an HTML frame.

Wikipad tablet preview: surprisingly comfortable Android gaming for ...
By Sean Hollister
This Halloween, a company you've probably never heard of will begin selling a product that sounds positively mad: a $499 Android 4.1 tablet with a detachable game controller. ... Google Nexus Q review · Sony NSZ-GS7 with Google TV review · Samsung Optical Smart Hub review ... When you can buy the latest Apple iPad for the same price and a competent Android tablet like the Nexus 7 can be had for less than half the cash, it's easy to dismiss a new competitor out of hand. Today ...
The Verge - All Posts

Samsung: Galaxy S3 already updated with USSD ... - Android Central
By Alex Dobie
First Samsung comments on recent USSD vulnerability in some of its smartphones. ... "AC's resident Brit, cooking up steaming bowls of European Android coverage every day." Twitter · Google + · Email · 1366(articles) · 50(forum posts) ...
Android Central - Android Forums,...

Samsung and Google set for high-profile talks over Android ecoystem
By Matt Brian
Samsung and Google set to talk about Android ecoystem and Apple patents while Eric Schmidt is in the country. ... With Eric Schmidt in the country to help promote the launch of his company's Nexus7 tablet today, Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun has said he will meet with the Google chairman in a top-level meeting while he is in Korea. The Korea Times reports that the ... In recent months, Google has found itself embroiled in patent battles between Samsung, HTC and Apple.
The Next Web

FCC chairman: Agency needs to police broadband competition
Genachowski pointed to these successes in his four years as chairman: The U.S. has gone from lagging in 3G mobile rollout in 2008 to leading the world in 4G deployment in 2012. The U.S. has 69 percent of the world's LTE subscribers, and more than 80 ...

Italy's slow Internet set for reboot
Europe's fourth-largest economy has long been an Internet laggard, its creaky networks stunting the development of online commerce and banking. Italians pay among t h e highest prices in Europe forbroadband speeds on a par with Estonia or Cyprus.

Turkey moves to block Internet access to anti-Islam film
Washington Post
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court issued an order on Wednesday allowing authorities in the country to block Internet access to the anti-Islam movie that has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world, an official said. Binali Yildirim, the ...

Internet freedom is on the decline, but we're fighting back
Our internet freedoms are being curtailed, but not without a fight. This is the finding of a new study released on Tuesday by Freedom House, which looked at threats toInternet freedom and efforts to fight back in 47 countries worldwide. In 20 of 47 ...


"Internet Radio Fairness Act" to Level Playing Field for Internet Radio Companies
Investor's Business Daily
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - Royalties have always been a major cost for the Radio Industry. Previously, internet net radio companies have had to pay a higher rate of royalties than their cable and satellite radio counterparts. But a ...

Drive-by Wi-Fi: Staying connected on the road
Once upon a time, it was a real adventure to try to find Wi-Fi as you tooled about the countryside in (or on) your vehicle of choice. Snagging free Wi-Fi was even harder. These days, however, local and national merchants are competing to draw customers...


LTE Subscriber Totals Have Surpassed WiMAX in 2Q12, Finds ABI Research
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
“Japan, South Korea, and the United States used to have strong mobile WiMAX proponents, so while the momentum and future of WiMAX and LTE are clear, it is somewhat surprising to see how long the subscriber crossover has actually taken,” says research ...

Comcast's Internet Essentials Announces Broadband Adoption Partnerships with ...
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast's Internet Essentials program, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption initiative designed to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans, today announced two new partnerships with the ...

The US government resisted the Internet, instead of supporting it
The question of "Who really invented the Internet?" has been one of the technological issues in the current US presidential election. This is odd, because the Internet's history has been well documented, and most of the people involved are still alive ...


Estonia Gets Highest Marks for Internet Freedom - NYTimes.com
What's up with Estonia? The tiny Baltic nation affords its citizens the greatest measure of digital freedom as measured by Freedom House, a Washington advocacy group. Freedom House's rankings are based on things like access to the ...
NYT Bits

Register to Vote for Internet Freedom
By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Freedom advocacy groups launch voter registration drive in support of online rights.
Mashable » US & World

iOS 6 ships with WiFi plus cellular feature missing | TUAW - The ...
By Erica Sadun
... in August, much buzz arose about a new iOS 6 feature. WiFi plus Cellular promised to allow apps having trouble with WiFi to connect using cellular. ... The connection to the router is solid, but the Internet itself is pretty horrid -- case in point, most hotel rooms I've stayed in the past couple of years. Benjamin cites cases where you're making the transition ... iOS 6, Ios6, iPhone, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular, Wi-fiPlusCellular. Source: http://www.tuaw.com/2012/08/13/ios-6s-wi-fi-cellular-option-…
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Two Bills Set New Tone on Internet Policy
By Alex Wilhelm
Lofgren announced two new bills, both dealing technology issues, that could spark a more constructive debate on both privacy, and the security of Internet freedom. Of course, the proposed laws are miles away from becoming policy, but they ...
The Next Web

Mediacom Disconnects and Bans Alleged Internet Pirates ...
By Ernesto
Mediacom, one of the larger Internet providers in the United States, has not joined the controversial six-strikes anti-piracy scheme set to start later this year. But that doesn't mean Mediacom customers can pirate without consequences, on the ...

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