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Written By: administrator on February 27, 2013 Comments Off on Cell phone companies could profit from your personal info

Cell phone companies could profit from your personal infoNews from WTVR:

BARCELONA, Spain (CNNMoney) — Your smartphone holds a treasure trove of information about you, and cell phone companies are looking for ways to turn that into profit.

Today, most of the data wireless carriers share with third parties is pretty generic: All four national carriers bundle […]

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Written By: administrator on February 26, 2013 Comments Off on Samsung schedules March event, new phone likely

Samsung schedules March event, new phone likelyNews from News 10NBC:

Posted at: 02/26/2013 6:22 AMBy: Associated Press | WHEC.com

Samsung is holding an event in New York next month to announce what is likely to be a successor to its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone.    In an invitation sent to journalists, Samsung Electronics Co. hints at […]

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Written By: administrator on February 25, 2013 Comments Off on LG to Boost Smartphone Sales 52% in Shift From Basic Handsets

LG to Boost Smartphone Sales 52% in Shift From Basic HandsetsNews from Bloomberg:

LG Electronics Inc. (066570) intends to boost smartphone shipments 52 percent this year after a shift away from basic devices ended a streak of two straight annual losses at its phone-making division.

The company plans to sell 40 million smartphones this year, helped by […]

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Written By: administrator on February 24, 2013 Comments Off on Company makes transparent cell phone

Company makes transparent cell phoneNews from WTVR:

Posted on: 9:10 pm, February 21, 2013, by Tasia Stone, updated on: 06:38pm, February 21, 2013

(CNN) — How would you like to have a cell phone you can see through?

The Taiwan division of a U-S company, Polytron Technologies, unveiled a prototype of a transparent cell phone that they spent six […]

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Written By: administrator on February 23, 2013 Comments Off on Sorry Motorola, Samsung and Apple Phones Top Reliability Survey

Sorry Motorola, Samsung and Apple Phones Top Reliability SurveyNews from PC Magazine:

February 22, 2013 03:03pm EST

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Every smartphone has it flaws, but according to FixYa, Apple’s iPhone has less than others.

Cupertino’s popular device beat out Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola in terms of reliability, based on FixYa’s analysis of troubleshooting requests.

According to the […]

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Written By: administrator on February 23, 2013 Comments Off on Cell Phone Unlocking White House Petition Reaches 100000 Signatures

Cell Phone Unlocking White House Petition Reaches 100000 SignaturesNews from Huffington Post:

In January, unlocking a cell phone became illegal. But on Thursday, those unhappy with the change gained a small victory when a petition to legalize the unlocking of cell phones reached the White House’s 100,000 signature threshold required for a response.

The petition urges Obama […]

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Written By: administrator on February 22, 2013 Comments Off on FCC institutes new rules on cell phone signal boosters

FCC institutes new rules on cell phone signal boostersNews from CNET:

In order to use boosters, consumers must register them with carriers and ensure that they obtain permission to use them.

February 21, 2013 8:27 AM PST

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced new regulations for cell phone signal boosters.

Under the new rules, anyone who […]

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Written By: administrator on February 21, 2013 Comments Off on Google executive promises ‘insanely great cameras’ on next-gen Nexus phones

Google executive promises ‘insanely great cameras’ on next-gen Nexus phonesNews from BGR:

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The cameras on Google’s (GOOG) line of Nexus smartphones have consistently performed worse than the competition. Some have said the default Android image processing software is at fault, while others have suggested low-end sensors are to blame. Google’s smartphones, nevertheless, cannot compete with […]

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Written By: administrator on February 21, 2013 Comments Off on Caribbean cell phone company asks South Florida relatives to buy minutes for …

Caribbean cell phone company asks South Florida relatives to buy minutes for …News from MiamiHerald.com:

An Irish billionaire’s telecommunications company, which has revolutionized cell phone usage in some of the world’s poorest countries, is bringing it’s latest marketing pitch to South Florida.

Digicel is tapping into South Florida’s close ties to Haiti and Jamaica in a campaign […]

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Written By: administrator on February 20, 2013 Comments Off on Law Change Makes It Harder To Unlock Cellphones

Law Change Makes It Harder To Unlock CellphonesNews from NPR:

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February 20, 2013

A ruling about copyright from the Library of Congress covers cell phones. The rules include whether you may buy your phone from one carrier and then use it with […]

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