Tagged: Mobile

Google’s “Project Fi” Wireless Smartphone Service Offers Data At $10/GB, Will Credit You For Unused Data

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As expected, Google has finally announced the details of its wireless smartphone service that will, at least at first, piggyback on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile.
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Disable Google’s Location History settings

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I’ll admit I’m pretty good about protecting my privacy as well as I’m a large fan of Google.  This one however slipped under my radar and I was rather alarmed by the amount of data my smartphone had given Google on my Travels.  No the Map above is NOT my travels, however it just may as well have been.

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Google releases, new security tools to help improve online security

Management of one’s personal devices, applications and security settings for everyone in a large organization can become an overwhelming task and time consuming.  Google has released something that can make IT manager’s  breath a bit easier.  Their announcement today of a new set of security tools to help Google Apps users take back control of their security online.

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Legal Ruling Suspects Fingerprint may be used to UNLOCK his mobile device.

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A Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Fifth Amendment does not protect one’s fingerprint to unlock a device.  However it does protect passcodes.

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 fixing issues with with Cellular and Touch ID in 8.0.1

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Apple’s update iOS 8.0.2 has now been placed on servers to address the issues discovered in yesterday’s 8.0.1 update on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new release includes all of the HealthKit and keyboard fixes, among others, as well as the ability to actually make phone calls and connect to a cellular data network.   (more…)

Tablet TV Sees Huge Opportunity Ahead Of San Francisco Launch

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 — Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal. There is extremely strong market demand for an untethered tablet live television solution, and the demographics of this market are the kind that advertisers love. By putting the ability to watch and record all subscription-free, live HD television anywhere directly onto tablets (through an over-the-air signal transmitted to a small antenna), Tablet TV looks well-positioned to capitalize on consumers’ unmet needs.  (more…)

Bloomberg: Two iPhone 6 models will go into mass production in July, will go on sale at the same time

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Last night 9to5 Mac noted a report from a Taiwanese news outlet which claimed in part that Apple would be putting the next-generation iPhone into production next month. Now, Bloomberg has confirmed that the company will indeed be starting production on two different models of the upcoming smartphone in July. (more…)

Forbes: Reporting No iPhone 6 till September, and why.

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Because Apple sells more than 150 million iPhones a year with a sprawling network of suppliers making components, its ability to maintain such a wide cone of silence has become near-impossible. Apple has been mum but it appears  that the upcoming iPhone will switch to sapphire screen coating instead of the thin Corning Gorilla Glass that has been there since 2007. And how do we know this is happening? Last November, Apple paid $578 million to GT Advanced Technologies in Arizona to help it produce lots and lots of sapphire, used commonly in high-end watches because it’s so durable and scratch resistant. But what wasn’t yet clear was whether that meant Apple would be taking the big step of covering the whole iPhone screen with it.  (more…)