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

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 AT&T, saying that their respective zero rated data offerings could cause unfair competition and bring harm to mobile users.

iHeartRadio Launches Beta Versions Of New On-Demand Music Plans

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. With this plan, subscribers can choose to listen to the radio as usual, but if they hear a particular tune they like, they are now given the opportunity to replay that song instantly.

Your Guide To AT&T’s New Streaming Services

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. Scroll down below for a quick guide on each new service

 

DirecTV Now

 

Projected Smartphone Sales Growth For 2016 Only At 0.6 Percent

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. However, this volume only represents a 0.6 percent improvement over last year’s numbers, indicating a massive decrease from the 10.4 percent growth rate the global smartphone industry registered between 2014 and 2015. 

 

NHTSA Proposes Driver Mode For Smartphones To Reduce Accidents

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.

Pokemon Go Gets Updated With Tracking System And New Creature

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. And with no decent trackers, some mobile users began losing interest in playing the game.

 

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

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.

 

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

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 South Korean tech giant in the future, at least according to the results of a recent survey conducted by

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

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. With the rate of introduction of new apps continuing to grow at 24 percent year over year, the number of installs can not quite keep up with the volume of new apps being launched. This is more apparent among apps belonging in the top 20 percentile.

Introducing iDentifi: A Mobile App For The Visually Impaired

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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