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Top Two Wireless Carriers In The US Questioned Over Zero-Rated Data Offerings

Top Two Wireless Carriers In The US Questioned Over Zero-Rated Data Offerings

by Staff on Friday, December 02, 2016

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sent letters of warning to industry leaders Verizon Wireless and

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iHeartRadio Launches Beta Versions Of New On-Demand Music Plans

iHeartRadio Launches Beta Versions Of New On-Demand Music Plans

by Staff on Thursday, December 01, 2016

Some time earlier this year, iHeartRadio had revealed its plans of offering new paid subscription services for on-demand music. Well, the web radio platform has made good on its promise, launching beta versions of its latest music plans. The cheapest plan is called iHeartRadio Plus and it is priced at $4.99 a month.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Your Guide To AT&T’s New Streaming Services

Your Guide To AT&T’s New Streaming Services

by Staff on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If you have not heard already, AT&T has just officially launched a trio of new streaming services, namely DirecTV Now, Fullscreen, and FreeView, and all these can be streamed from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as on other gadgets such as computers and smart TVs.

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Projected Smartphone Sales Growth For 2016 Only At 0.6 Percent

Projected Smartphone Sales Growth For 2016 Only At 0.6 Percent

by Staff on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Market research firm IDC has published its latest projections for 2016, and it appears that this year will end having accumulated smartphone shipments of around 1.45 billion units around the world.

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NHTSA Proposes Driver Mode For Smartphones To Reduce Accidents

NHTSA Proposes Driver Mode For Smartphones To Reduce Accidents

by Staff on Monday, November 28, 2016

Drivers of today already make use of interfaces such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that allow their smartphones to be paired with the vehicles they are driving. Moreover, these interfaces already do a neat job of shutting off features that might cause distractions for those behind the wheel.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Pokemon Go Gets Updated With Tracking System And New Creature

Pokemon Go Gets Updated With Tracking System And New Creature

by Staff on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pokemon Go is a phenomenally cool mobile game and all, but few would say that its tracking system was world class. Some even claim that third party trackers actually do a better job compared to the app’s own system. What was worse was that the creators of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs, kept shutting third party systems.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Facebook Testing Feature That Allows Users To Detect Free Wi-Fi

Facebook Testing Feature That Allows Users To Detect Free Wi-Fi

by Staff on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Facebook has already started testing a feature that will help its users spot places where they can enjoy access to a free Wi-Fi connection. As a matter of fact, this new feature is actually being rolled out in a few countries around the world, especially among iOS powered devices that have the social media giant’s app installed.

 

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9 Out Of Ten Owners Of Samsung Devices Likely To Give The Brand Another Shot

9 Out Of Ten Owners Of Samsung Devices Likely To Give The Brand Another Shot

by Staff on Monday, November 21, 2016

Despite the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, it appears that a vast majority of existing owners of Samsung mobile devices still want to purchase a handset from the

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Is It Getting Harder And Harder For People To Try Out New Mobile Apps?

Is It Getting Harder And Harder For People To Try Out New Mobile Apps?

by Staff on Friday, November 18, 2016

It appears so, or at least as indicated in a new state of the industry report published by Adobe. Most users of today seem to be sticking to familiar mobile apps instead of giving new apps a shot. And interestingly, the rate of app abandonment is also on the rise, with the number of app installs only increasing 6 percent year over year.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Introducing iDentifi: A Mobile App For The Visually Impaired

Introducing iDentifi: A Mobile App For The Visually Impaired

by Staff on Thursday, November 17, 2016

iDentifi is a new mobile app (it can be downloaded for free from the App Store) that allows users to point their smartphone’s camera at a specific object, and then get a description of the object immediately afterwards.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

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