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Posted on March 2, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Google has a plan to revolutionize your cell phone service

Google has a plan to revolutionize your cell phone serviceNews from Fortune:
Google confirmed Monday that it’s moving into the wireless phone business, unveiling an ambitious plan to launch a mobile network using a combination of cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots.
Phones on the new network will be able to switch seamlessly between cell towers and Wi-Fi connections, Google SVP Sundar Pichai told an audience at a Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. Google will rely on existing carriers’ infrastructure for the cellular side of the network, codenamed “Project Nova.”
“We [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 27, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Hackers use feds to scam cell phone users into paying up

Hackers use feds to scam cell phone users into paying upNews from KTRK-TV:
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Scammers are finding ways to remotely hack into cell phones and make you believe you’re wanted by the Feds. If you take the bait, it could cost you hundreds.”They have access to everything. They can record you. Record every call, every text,” IT Expert Colman Ryan said.Ryan says this tactic has been used before. But now, there’s a mobile twist.”The FBI or Federal ransom-ware, malware or virus has been around for years, but now I’m [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 26, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Charges crumble after cell phone video uncovered

Charges crumble after cell phone video uncoveredNews from WWL:Mike Perlstein / Eyewitness News 11:09 p.m. CST February 25, 2015

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Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacreNews from U.S. News & World Report:In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 photo, people get their cell phone SIM cards verified in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistanis have been lining up to scan their fingerprints and verify their identities in order to keep their cell phones, as part of stepped up security measures in the wake of [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 25, 2015 In: Cell Phone

States Should Lower Cell Phone Taxes

States Should Lower Cell Phone TaxesNews from Daily Caller:
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Taxes on wireless telephone services across the country have reached a staggering percentage of consumer bills. Currently, consumers in 7 states pay over 20 percent in taxes on their wireless bills, according to an analysis done by the Tax Foundation, with consumers in 28 states paying over 15 percent. Taking into account all 50 states, the average consumer pays 17 percent in taxes on their wireless bill. This tax bill dwarfs the average sales tax across the country, with consumers paying a [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 25, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Have Smartphone Sales Peaked?

Have Smartphone Sales Peaked?News from DailyFinance:Frank Augstein/APA customer smiles while leaving an Apple store in Germany with a bag of iPhones last fall. As the entire tech and investing worlds know by now, Apple (AAPL) had a record-smashing Q1. The company notched an all-time high for quarterly net profit ($ 18 billion) not only for itself, but for any publicly traded company in history.A big part of this success was the company’s iconic iPhone: With a pair of new models recently released, Apple sold over 74 million units [...] Continue Reading…

Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphoneNews from Washington Post:
A Pakistani mobile vendor deals with customers at his roadside stall in Rawalpindi on Jan. 6. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistan Anti-Terror Laws Force 100M Cellphone Users to Be FingerprintedNews from NBCNews.com:

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Woman Talking On Cellphone Fatally Struck By Freight Train Near Santa BarbaraNews from CBS Local:

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GOLETA (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was fatally struck by a freight train north of Santa Barbara was talking on her cellphone when she walked into the path of the train.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said the Union Pacific train’s horn sounded several times before Saturday’s collision near a train station in Goleta.
The victim was identified as 49-year-old Suzanne Worsham. Hoover said the woman had visited [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 13, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Dump your iPhone or Android smartphone, and go modular

Dump your iPhone or Android smartphone, and go modularNews from MarketWatch:
Tourists who visit my home country of Croatia soon notice that a hallmark (besides beautiful beaches, fortified cities and wondrous sites of ancient Roman architecture) is how widespread smartphone use is. According to the Legatum Prosperity Index data for 2013, there were 114.5 mobile phones for every 100 Croatians — that’s a lot of phones!
Furthermore, most of my friends own phones that aren’t cheap. It’s either an Apple AAPL, +0.49%  iPhone or a good Android device. But if it [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 13, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Jury to see video of Aaron Hernandez dismantling cell phone

Jury to see video of Aaron Hernandez dismantling cell phoneNews from Boston Herald:
FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez will be able to view surveillance footage showing the former New England Patriot dismantling a cell phone in the parking lot of a police station, a judge ruled today.
A video shot in the North Attleboro police parking lot shows Hernandez taking his phone apart on June 18, 2013, the day after Odin Lloyd was murdered, according to prosecutors. Hernandez and two associates — Ernest Wallace and [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on February 12, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Could you live without a cell phone for 135 days?

Could you live without a cell phone for 135 days?News from KSAT San Antonio:

By Hope King
I’ve been living without a cell phone for the past three and a half months.
The decision to live without a phone wasn’t mine to make, initially. My gold iPhone 5S was stolen after I left it on a shelf of plus size sweaters back in September. I furiously checked Apple’s Find My iPhone feature. I emailed and tweeted at the retailer. I went back to the store twice to offer employees a $ [...] Continue Reading…