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  • US carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

    The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said Wednesday.

    30 Sept. 16 05:03 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Quiet rumblings but few fireworks at LTE-U gathering

    A Washington, D.C. think tank on Wednesday hosted the first event to feature representatives from both sides of the LTE-U debate since a contentious agreed testing framework was created several weeks ago.

    29 Sept. 16 06:38 Written by Jon Gold
  • Why you want Google's Allo

    Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

    24 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • Why 90% of customers still want their Note7

    There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.

    24 Sept. 16 00:53 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Google needs solid win with release of smart Allo app

    Google this week launched Allo, a smart messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to help users express themselves, accomplish more and find more information within their chats.

    22 Sept. 16 21:35 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

    A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used by employees and external users on mobile devices.

    22 Sept. 16 06:19 Written by Bob Brown
  • Can Wi-Fi and LTE-U live together? The tests are ready

    On Wednesday, the Wi-Fi Alliance released a test plan for LTE-Unlicensed products, which would bring 4G cellular to unlicensed spectrum bands that Wi-Fi users depend on.

    22 Sept. 16 05:02 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • EU plan swaps roaming fees for roaming fudge

    The European Commission has reworked its plan to end mobile phone roaming fees in the face of widespread criticism of its 90-day annual limit.

    22 Sept. 16 00:09 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Samsung ships 500,000 replacement Note7s for recall exchange

    Samsung said that 500,000 new Note7 devices have been shipped to U.S. carriers and retailers to replace the smartphones recalled because of a fire hazard. The devices will be available for exchange starting Wednesday.

    21 Sept. 16 08:57 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Smartwatches are big, pricey -- and ugly

    Most of the 1,500 survey respondents set a maximum of $200 for a smartwatch -- and nearly half haven't bought one yet.

    20 Sept. 16 22:00 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Apple's iMessage finally grows up

    Apple's iMessage service will have a much bigger impact than you think. It's all about the App Store.

    17 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • US bans using Galaxy Note7 phones on planes

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered that Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones can only be carried by crew and passengers on planes if the phones are switched off and are not connected to charging equipment.

    16 Sept. 16 16:50 Written by John Ribeiro

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