All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Verizon’

Verizon Report Cites Rise in Anonymous “Hacktivism”

Verizon today released its 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report and highlighted the growing threat of “hacktivism” by groups such as Anonymous. The report was compiled with the help of the Australian Federal police, dutch national High Tech Crime Unit, Irish Reporting and Information Secuity Service, Police Central e-Crime Unit, and U.S. Secret Service. It its summary, the report states: “[The] …

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New iPad 4G Users Hitting Data Caps Much Faster Than Before

One of the biggest new features of Apple’s new iPad is its ability to connect to 4G LTE data networks. Often nearly as fast as your average in-home wi-fi, 4G LTE is a dramatic improvement over 3G. Per Apple’s own description, a 4G LTE iPad lets you “browse the web, stream content, or download a movie at blazing-fast speeds.” Now, …

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90% of Tablet Use In Wi-Fi: No Need For Data Plans

If you are putting off buying a tablet because you can’t afford to buy the necessary data plan required to surf the net, you don’t need to. It appears most users are merely using wi-fi to do a majority of their surfing anyway. If you have wi-fi in your home or office, you probably won’t need the connectivity in too …

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New iPad: No FaceTime Over 4G LTE

The ever-expanding 4G LTE networks run by Verizon and AT&T offer enormous advantages to those whose devices are 4G-capable. On a good day, a 4G connection is comparable to your home wi-fi network in terms of speed. To the delight of many, Apple has included this technology in their third-generation iPad. Those who are eagerly awaiting their new iPad (which …

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Verizon Expecting 4G IPhone, Plans Massive Network Upgrade

There’s no doubt at this point that 4G LTE is the wave of the cellular data future. All the latest and greatest smartphones are 4G-capable. Even Apple’s new iPad has 4G. While the networks to support these super-fast new devices are still small, they’re growing rapidly. AT&T just announced that their 4G LTE network would be expanding to eleven new …

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DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update

Hot on the heels of news that Samsung announced, then denied, that their Galaxy S II phone would be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola’s DROID 2 Global is getting an update of its own. But not to Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID 2 Global, which is an older model, is getting an update to an …

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New iPad 4G Models’ Shipping Dates Already Delayed

Less than 24 hours after the new iPad was unveiled and put up for pre-sale, some of its models have already been delayed. In terms of shipping dates, some 4G enabled models on AT&T’s network have been pushed back three days. Over at the Apple online store, it appears that the biggest demand so far is for white 4G enabled …

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Verizon Explains Stance On Bootloaders To FCC

Verizon has responded to a complaint filed to the FCC concerning the locking of bootloaders on its Android phones. The lockdown, done to prevent users from rooting their Android phones, has long been a sore point for many Android users. Rooting, like jailbreaking an iOS device, allows a higher degree of customization than the OS itself is designed to allow. …

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First Look at Isis Mobile Wallet

We are getting our first glimpse of Isis, the mobile wallet app that will be available to more than 100 million United State Credit Card holders this summer. The new app will compete with Google Wallet and Opera, offering a secure and convenient way to pay with your credit card on your mobile phone. The UI looks simple enough, with …

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iPhone Sales Hurt By Lack Of Carrier Subsidies

Anyone who has ever tried to buy a contract-free iPhone has first-hand experience with how heavily Apple relies on carrier subsidies to sell its phones. The price difference, usually in the neighborhood of several hundred dollars, is made up for by the contract users purchase with their phones. For customers in the United States, this process brings the iPhone into …

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Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition

Last year ,Verizon announced it would purchase mobile spectrum licenses from several cable companies for about $4 billion. Competitors think this will give Verizon too much power and hurt competition. Complaints from T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Public Knowledge, and the National Consumer Law Center have been filed with the FCC, trying to get Verizon’s efforts blocked. WebProNews interviewed Public Knowledge …

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SNL Spoofs Verizon’s 4G LTE Ads

Saturday Night Live has been accused by some people these days of not being that funny anymore and that all of its good actors have moved on. SNL proved last night that they still got it. A sketch last night on SNL spoofed Verizon’s ads where a person walks into a store to look for a new phone while an …

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