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Verizon Report Cites Rise in Anonymous “Hacktivism” 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 …

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

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

New iPad: No FaceTime Over 4G LTE New iPad: No FaceTime Over 4G LTE
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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 …

Verizon Expecting 4G IPhone, Plans Massive Network Upgrade 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 …

DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update
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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 …

New iPad 4G Models’ Shipping Dates Already Delayed New iPad 4G Models’ Shipping Dates Already Delayed
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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 …

Verizon Explains Stance On Bootloaders To FCC 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. …

First Look at Isis Mobile Wallet 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 …

iPhone Sales Hurt By Lack Of Carrier Subsidies iPhone Sales Hurt By Lack Of Carrier Subsidies
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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 …

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

SNL Spoofs Verizon’s 4G LTE Ads 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 …

Is The iPhone Killing Wireless Carriers? Is The iPhone Killing Wireless Carriers?
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With all those iPhones sold last year, surely the wireless carriers are doing great, right? Turns out the iPhone is what’s hurting carriers the most. CNN reports that due to the heavy discounts applied to the iPhone by carriers, sales …

Verizon & Redbox Join Forces, But Will It Really Hurt Netflix? Verizon & Redbox Join Forces, But Will It Really Hurt Netflix?
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The digital streaming space is about to get more crowded as Verizon and Redbox prepare to launch their own service. Yesterday, Coinstar, Redbox’s parent company, and Verizon announced they were partnering in a new venture. The companies are combining Verizon’s video on-demand streaming and download service with Redbox’s popular DVD kiosk service.

Redbox Streaming Service On The Way Redbox Streaming Service On The Way

Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar announced a joint venture, which will results in a streaming service for the popular movie rental service. The new service is supposed to launch in the second half of the year under a subscription-based …

Watch Super Bowl Online: NBC Start Time, Kickoff Time, Super Bowl Odds Watch Super Bowl Online: NBC Start Time, Kickoff Time, Super Bowl Odds
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The Super Bowl is today. You probably already knew that. You might not have caught on to the fact that the Super Bowl isn’t only a TV event this year – it’s coming to a Web browser or smartphone near …

Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports

Several reports have come out indicating that AT&T has quietly begun allowing users of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S NFC-enabled smartphones to download Google Wallet. Slashgear reports that the download requires that an AT&T SIM be loaded into the …

Verizon Preparing To Launch Shared iPhone, iPad Data Plans Verizon Preparing To Launch Shared iPhone, iPad Data Plans

Verizon and AT&T have both said in in the past six months that they were planning to launch shared data plans for phones and tablets. Both companies currently offer separate data plans for separate devices. That is, if you have …

Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans

Indianapolis, you are about to have the best wireless service in the world and it’s all thanks to your dubious distinction as host to Super Bowl XLVI. AT&T has already upped their service in anticipation of the 150,000 Super Bowl …

Verizon’s Push Pays Off Big Time! Verizon’s Push Pays Off Big Time!

Today Verizon Wireless announced that they have added 1.5 million new customers over the last quarter and that smartphones are on the rise big time! Last quart only 39% of users were on smartphones, now over 44% of their total …

Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry

The iPhone 4S launch in October was met with high level of demand that has become customary for the launch of new Apple products. Of course, not all of those people lining up for new iPhones are current iPhone users, …