Tag: category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless

Apple reportedly plans iPad 7 and iPad mini 5 for first half of 2019

After spending several years without updates, Apple’s iPad mini 4 was finally rumored late last year to have a sequel under development, and a new report offers a release window for both the small tablet and a new version of the entry-level iPad: the first half of 2019. The dates come from manufacturing publication DigiTimes, […]

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Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program now spotlights EMMs such as Microsoft and BlackBerry

Google is expanding its Android Enterprise Recommended program to include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) service providers. The internet giant announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program last February, serving as an easy way for companies to see at a glance which mobile phones meet Google’s heightened benchmark for hardware specifications, security updates, and general user experience. […]

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German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple

FRANKFURT (Byby Douglas Busvine, Reuters) – A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country. The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed […]

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Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial

With a market cap ten times higher than Qualcomm’s, Apple is hard to imagine as a victim of a billion-dollar extortion campaign, but the latest developments in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm are calling both companies’ negotiating tactics into question. At issue during testimony today: cross-allegations regarding onerous licensing fees and […]

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Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Apple Maps gets turn-by-turn navigation and ride-hailing app support in India

For years, iPhone users in India have complained that Apple’s services such as Siri and Maps don’t work well in the country and lack some crucial features. The Cupertino company, which is struggling to maintain iPhone sales growth worldwide, is showing at least some signs that it’s listening to the feedback. This week, the company quietly […]

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ProBeat: Use tech to get fit this year

It’s a few days into January, meaning you’re procrastinating from implementing your New Year’s resolution. Maybe you want to get “totally ripped, bro” or simply want to make a habit of leaving your bed/couch/chair trifecta. Regardless of how active you want to get, let technology help. The trick is to find the right combination of […]

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AT&T plans to swap LTE logo with ‘5G E’ on some 4G Android phones

Apparently not content to launch actual 5G services in parts of 12 U.S. cities today, AT&T now says that it will replace some 4G phones’ on-screen “LTE” indicators with “5G E” logos — a branding move that will blur the lines between 4G and 5G service for customers. AT&T previously announced “5G Evolution” as its […]

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Skeptics be damned, these early 5G devices are worth watching in 2019

Back in January, a CES panel of cellular insiders correctly predicted that 2018 would be remembered as the “road to 5G” — a year of laying the foundation for ultra-fast fifth-generation cellular devices to launch in early 2019. Hundreds of 5G announcements have followed since then, some more significant than others, and a few companies have […]

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AT&T opens 5G network in 12 U.S. cities, announces pricing for first 5G mobile device and service

Squeaking in just under the wire for its promised “end of 2018” launch of a 5G network, AT&T said this morning that its network is now live in parts of 12 cities across the United States, with the first mobile 5G device arriving on Friday, December 21. According to an AT&T spokesperson, the company’s 5G […]

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Decoding 5G: A cheat sheet for next-gen cellular concepts and jargon

Everything about the next-generation cellular standard 5G is complicated — too complicated for average users, and guaranteed to confuse everyone except engineers once early 5G devices begin to hit shelves over the next few months. But 5G is about to become one of the world’s most important and transformative technologies, so it’s worth understanding right […]

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Samsung to build 5G and V2X networks for autonomous car tests at South Korea’s K-City

Samsung is collaborating with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) to develop the mobile network infrastructure needed to enable autonomous vehicles at the recently opened K-City test facility. K-City, for the uninitiated, is one of a number of so-called “fake cities” to emerge in recent times designed as test-beds for the latest smart city technologies. […]

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Tropico comes to iPad on December 18, iPhone in 2019

Publisher Feral Interactive announced today that city simulator Tropico is coming to iPad on December 18. A version for iPhone will follow sometime in 2019. This is the first time the series is coming to mobile. Tropico has been a PC and console affair across its six installments. The first game came out in 2001. […]

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Russian internet giant Yandex launches its first smartphone

Yandex, the internet titan often referred to as the Google of Russia, has launched its first smartphone. Yandex.Phone, as the device is called, is a 5.65-inch Android-powered phone that will cost 17,990 rubles ($270) when it goes on sale tomorrow. In terms of specifications, Yandex.Phone is a fairly mid-range device, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, […]

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Huawei releases autonomous AI driving solution and demos cellular-connected cars

Though Huawei’s international business remains clouded by U.S. security allegations, the Chinese company is continuing to debut next-generation communications and AI solutions that will be of interest to companies around the world. Huawei’s latest such offering is the Mobile Automation Engine (MAE), a solution designed to accelerate autonomous driving using cellular networks. The idea behind […]

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U.S. lobbies Germany, Italy, and Japan to ban Huawei 5G equipment

The U.S. campaign to block Huawei hardware from being used in 5G networks expanded from domestic to international early this year, as American officials asked the Australian, Canadian, and South Korean governments to freeze out the Chinese company. Now the effort is expanding, as the U.S. has asked Germany, Italy, and Japan to avoid Huawei gear, […]

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Apple removed Tumblr from App Store due to child pornography sharing

Mirroring a situation earlier this year with Telegram’s app for iOS devices, the official Tumblr app unexpectedly disappeared from Apple’s App Store — a development the service now explains is due to child pornography sharing by some of its users. Owned by Verizon, Tumblr currently hosts 447 million blogs, and it exists to help people easily […]

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Microsoft Store starts accepting Windows 10 on ARM apps

Microsoft today announced that the Microsoft Store is now accepting app submissions built for the 64-bit ARM (ARM64) architecture. Also, with the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 this week, developers can now create ARM64 apps using officially supported SDK and tools. (Don’t confuse the Microsoft Store with Microsoft’s physical retail stores. Microsoft rebranded […]

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Google’s Wear OS Version H improves battery life and app switching

If you’re using one of the increasingly numerous Google Wear OS-powered smartwatches out there, there’s some good news to share today: Google has announced that a new “System Version: H Update” is coming, focused on improving the battery life and app responsiveness of prior-generation devices. Four key features are included in the H Update, which […]

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ProtonVPN passes 1 million users and launches on iOS

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has launched its standalone VPN app for iOS devices. The announcement comes more than a year after ProtonVPN launched globally for desktop users and 10 months after it landed on Android, so the iOS launch has been a long time coming. There is, of course, no shortage of VPN apps out there already, but […]

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