Mobile & Wireless

11 December 2013

Worker Deaths Raise Questions at an Apple Contractor in China New York Times

Last September, a young Chinese laborer named Shi Zhaokun began working long hours at a huge manufacturing plant that produces Apple's new iPhone 5C.

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10 December 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW: Nokia Wireless Charger Proves Surprisingly Handy

Recent high end Nokia mobile phones come with the possibility for wireless charging, so when I was asked to review Nokia's Wireless Charging Stand I thought why not, but did also think it would only be of limited benefit.

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05 December 2013

Facebook dominates mobile apps, survey says CNET

Almost half of mobile phone users polled by CIRP singled out Facebook as one of their three most used apps.

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Seattle Restaurant Boots Google Glass-Wearing Patron PC Mag

Well, it happened. Someone wore Google Glass into a restaurant and that restaurant ended up ejecting the patron over his headgear.

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02 December 2013

WhatsApp leapfrogs Facebook as the most popular mobile messaging service The Drum

Messenger service WhatsApp has leapfrogged Facebook to become the leading mobile social messaging service.

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27 November 2013

Global 4G Connections to Pass 1 Billion Mark by 2017 Computerworld

The number of 4G-LTE mobile connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by 2017, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of GSMA, the international trade body for mobile operators.

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22 November 2013

Only half of large companies have strong mobile strategies Computerworld

More than six years after the first iPhones hit the streets and more than three years after the iPad emerged, less than half of IT operations have implemented comprehensive mobile strategies.

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21 November 2013

Wireless Carriers Block Simple Solution To Phone Theft To Protect Profits, Prosecutor Says Huffington Post

As cell phone robberies have soared nationwide, phone companies have found a lucrative side business offering insurance to customers who are anxious their devices may be lost or stolen.

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15 November 2013

Europe allows gadgets to be used from take-off BBC News

Europe is relaxing rules about the use of electronics during flights, paving the way for devices to be used during take-off and landing.

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02 November 2013

Europe looking to follow US to approve in-flight electronics The Guardian

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is scrutinising the use of electronic devices during take-off and landing following the American Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval on 31 October.

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01 November 2013

Swedish children complain their parents spend too long on phones The Guardian

More than a third of children in Sweden's cities complain that their parents spend too much time staring at phones and tablet computers, leading doctors in the country to warn that children may be suffering emotional and cognitive damage.

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F.A.A. Moves to Ease Electronics Ban, Opening the Runways to Angry Birds New York Times

The days of airline passengers being hounded to turn off their tablets or e-readers for takeoff and landing are coming to an end.

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31 October 2013

New coating could lead to waterproof mobile phones Daily Telegraph [UK]

A new waterproof coating to protect the delicate electronics in mobile phones could mean getting your phone wet will no longer be a disaster

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20 October 2013

European decision supports move to universal mobile charger - ITU calls for global standard to be referenced International Telecommunication Union

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have embraced an opportunity to mandate the use of universal charging solutions for mobile phones.

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11 October 2013

Colombia senator proposes state management of mobile network Reuters

A Colombian senator is proposing that a state-run telecoms company be set up to manage the country's network of cellphone towers and lease capacity to operators, a model he said would improve coverage and boost competition.

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07 October 2013

How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society New York Times

... Paul Misener, vice president for global public policy at Amazon and chairman of the technical subcommittee of the F.A.A. working group, said we could actually thank old television sets for this history of gadget regulation on planes.

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26 September 2013

France Probes Apple's Contracts With Mobile Operators - Investigation Raises European Pressure Wall Street Journal

French authorities are probing Apple Inc.'s contracts with mobile operators in France, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest move by European governments to ramp up pressure on largely U.S.-based tech firms.

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24 September 2013

F.D.A. to Regulate Some Health Apps New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it would regulate only a small portion of the rapidly expanding universe of mobile health applications, software programs that run on smartphones and tablets and perform the same functions as medical devices.

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F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices New York Times

The rules on when to turn off electronic devices on airplanes have long been a sour, and sometimes contentious, point for travelers. But faced with a surge of electronics on airplanes and under pressure from a growing number of tech-savvy -- and increasingly tech-dependent -- passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration recognized that change was inevitable.

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23 September 2013

Mobile broadband fastest growing technology in history Computerworld

Mobile broadband uptake is growing at 30 per cent per year, according to the 2013 State of the Broadband report, and will be the fastest growing technology in history.

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Apple iPhone fingerprint sensor hacked by Germany's Chaos Computer Club The Guardian

Germany's Chaos Computer Club says it has cracked the protection around Apple's fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone 5S, just two days after the device went on sale worldwide.

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17 September 2013

Study: U.S. mobile Web use has doubled since 2009 CNN

When your smartphone makes it so easy to connect to the Internet, why bother firing up a clunky desktop or laptop computer?

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11 September 2013

End Roaming Charges Across Europe, E.U. Chief Says New York Times

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called on Wednesday for an end to the high charges for using mobile phones across national borders throughout Europe.

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Telstra trials super-fast mobile technology Australian Financial Review

Telstra has begun trials of a new mobile technology that can reach download speeds up to nine times faster than what the Coalition's national broadband network will deliver to most homes and businesses.

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06 September 2013

Workers' rights 'flouted' at Apple iPhone factory in China The Guardian

The new cheaper iPhone that Apple will unveil to a global audience on Tuesday is being produced under illegal and abusive conditions in Chinese factories owned by one of America's largest manufacturing businesses, investigators have claimed.

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