The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is already a very competitive one, but with the arrival of Tello, the competition is sure to go up a notch. So how will this new mobile carrier be able to manage? Well, it turns out Tello has plenty up its sleeve, starting with a “No Fees, Whatsoever” branding that just might attract throngs of mobile users eager to sign up for even more affordable wireless plan options.
Recently this week in the beautiful city of Brussels in Belgium, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held discussions with the European Union with regards to the subject of possibly banning big electronic devices from being taken aboard the cabin of commercial flights coming from the European continent to the US, according to a report recently published by the Associated Press. After the talks, a decision was made, and it favors not going through with the ban.
Google yet again continues to try to make Internet surfing on mobile devices a more improved experience. Recently during its annual I/O developer conference, the tech giant revealed that its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) service is now currently on more than a couple of billion mobile web pages, spanning over 900,000 domains in the world wide web.
Over 300,000 computers in more than a hundred countries around the world have been affected by the WannaCry cyberattack. For those not familiar with WannaCry, it works by exploiting outdated versions of Windows, especially those that never got updated with relatively recently rolled out security patches from Microsoft.
Almost a week ago, Straight Path had announced that it had struck a merger deal with Verizon Wireless that will effectively have the biggest wireless carrier in the United States pay about $3.1 billion (by way of an all stock transaction) in order to acquire Straight Path. The Big Red was in a hotly contested bidding war with AT&T (the number two mobile operator in America) for the spectrum holder’s airwaves.
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Car manufacturers Audi and Volvo have announced their plans to fully integrate Google’s Android Auto into their upcoming vehicles in the near future. For those not familiar with Android Auto, it is basically a mobile device interface that allows users access to auto related information, such as directions, incoming notifications, and entertainment options (especially music).
Emoji are cool and all, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to customize them into something that resembles us just a little bit? Well, Google Allo has got you all covered. Google has just rolled out a new feature in its Allo app that basically allows users to create custom emoji out of their own selfie face.
Google recently rolled out a new update to its app and mobile web search, which now allows users in the United States to easily look for interesting activities (music concerts, film festivals, sports games, art shows, seminars, conventions, etc) nearby, either later in the day or in the days or weeks to come. Google explains that every day, it sees millions of searches being done by users regarding local events and happenings. With Google being Google, it actually did something about it.