Posted on 23 September 2011.
Quite the to-do was created this week when telematics provider OnStar sent out new privacy terms that states the company will continue to collect information about your driving habits even if you no longer subscribe to the company’s service. What the what!?! That is sort of like your local phone company still keeping track of your calls even though you switched to a VoIP provider.
by Dan Meyer Posted in Devices, Events, Industry News, Lifestyle, News, worst of the week
Posted on 16 September 2011.
So, AT&T Mobility is finally set to commercially launch LTE services across five markets this weekend, throwing its hat into the oncoming LTE battle that is currently dominated domestically Verizon Wireless. (Sorry MetroPCS.)
(I only half kid with the use of the term “finally” as I still vividly remember AT&T executive Kris Rinne speaking at a 4G World event a couple of years ago basically saying the carrier was in no hurry to roll out LTE services as its plans for HSPA+ would take care of its mobile broadband needs. This plan was quickly pushed aside following Verizon Wireless’ rapid LTE rollout plans and AT&T Mobility has managed to throw up a LTE network in a relatively short period of time.)
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Devices, Events, FCC, Industry News, Lifestyle, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News, worst of the week
Posted on 09 September 2011.
Not sure if I am like the rest of you, but short work weeks are somehow the most awesome and most frustrating things ever invented by the Dalai Lama. As such I both love and hate these four-day work weeks with a passion I usually reserve only for breakfast.
by Dan Meyer Posted in Content, Devices, Events, FCC, Industry, Industry News, Lifestyle, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News, worst of the week
Posted on 02 September 2011.
So, word on the street is that AT&T is looking to buy T-Mobile USA so it can either acquire sufficient spectrum assets to remain operational and save T-Mobile USA from imploding or it wants to remove a robust and viable competitor from the market, torture puppies and burn the Constitution.
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Events, FCC, Industry, Lifestyle, News, Rumor Mill, worst of the week
Posted on 26 August 2011.
Despite how it may appear, I do try to avoid bringing Apple into every one of my WOTW columns, though by doing so I make this job harder than it needs to be. I mean the company is such an integral part of the decisions that many in this industry make that to not include them is really a job itself. Plus, with names like “iPad” it seems Apple products and decisions are ripe for some ribbing.
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Components, Content, Devices, Lifestyle, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News, Rumor Mill, worst of the week
Posted on 25 August 2011.
Not too long ago we heard some evidence that eReaders – specifically Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color – were being snapped up by the world’s womenfolk. Now according to some official numbers from Nielsen, women are buying almost two thirds (61%) of all eReaders sold.
by Jon Norris Posted in Devices, Industry, Lifestyle, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News, OS
Posted on 25 August 2011.
When I think of Steve Jobs, feelings of wonder and absolute awe rush over me. Jobs is without a doubt, the most iconoclastic creative mind of the modern age. If that makes me a fanboy, so be it. If liking Apple Inc. products makes me a fanboy, I’m fine with that too. Jobs is in [...]
by Matt Kapko Posted in Devices, Featured, Industry, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News, OS
Posted on 24 August 2011.
Natural and manmade disasters are always going to overload wireless networks as frantic people try to contact loved ones, find out what the hell is happening and in today’s society, update their status, comment and upload video to social-media networks. Yesterday’s earthquake along the East Coast once again showed that even if the network can [...]
by Tracy Ford Posted in Carriers, FCC, News
Posted on 23 August 2011.
A little while ago Google announced they had purchased the g.co domain name, and were planning to use it exclusively for linking to Google-owned sites. Their existing URL shortening service, goo.gl, was to remain for user-generated links to any URL they pleased.
by Jon Norris Posted in Content, Lifestyle, Mobile Software, News, Social
Posted on 22 August 2011.
There was a victory for music owners and operators of so-called “music locker” services today as a judge in New York ruled such services do not infringe copyright, as claimed by a conglomerate of record labels in a case against website MP3tunes.com.
by Jon Norris Posted in Content, Devices, Lifestyle, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Software, News