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Dish confirms that it will become a major US mobile carrier

In step with today’s Justice Department approval of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish has confirmed that it intends to pursue a new path beyond satellite television: it’s going to replace Sprint as the fourth major US carrier. The company has agreed to what it calls a “transformative transaction” with the DOJ, T-Mobile, and Sprint that will see it acquire… Read More »

Niantic just proved that Android updates have a major discoverability problem

A couple of summers ago, I went to a party hosted by my mom’s best friend. It was one of those languid, casual dos where people show up at various points of the afternoon just to drink some coffee, say hi, and leave. The age ranges varied between toddler and octogenarian, and like any party, kids were running… Read More »

10 time-saving Windows tips and tricks that help you get stuff done faster

Time may not necessarily be money, but it still matters. Every second you spend wading through context menus or clunkily navigating Windows is a second you could be doing something you love instead. And with so much of modern life tied up in technology, those wasted seconds can add up fast. Now it’s time to reclaim those lost… Read More »

French wireless authority finds 8 phones that exceeded SAR limits

SAR – the Specific Absorption Rate – is a measure of how much energy is absorbed by the human body from the radio emissions from phones. Various wireless authorities do strict testing to make sure that manufacturers stay within limits and as France’s ANFR found out, sometimes phones exceed the limit. During the first half of 2018, the… Read More »

7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

  How do you plan on socializing next year? How do you plan on reaching your target audience, who will be socializing with each other, next year? By default, we underestimate how our lives will change in the future. We tend to think of next year as ending more or less the same as this year (with the… Read More »

Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s accessibility API

Google is cracking down on apps that use Android’s accessibility API. Even though the APIs have been around for years without any kind of rules about usage, Google has now started telling developers that using the accessibility API for anything other than helping users with disabilities will result in a ban from the Play Store. As first reported… Read More »

Apple, Others Warn EU Over Patent Fees Guidelines That Favour Qualcomm, Ericsson

Apple, Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting patent fee guidelines which favour Qualcomm and Ericsson could hurt consumers and hinder innovation. The companies’ lobbying group, the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA), voiced their concerns in a letter dated Oct. 16 to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska and their colleagues. The move comes as the EU… Read More »

Motorola Granted Patent for a Smartphone Display That Repairs Itself

Lenovo’s Moto brand has previously provided smartphones that have ‘shatterproof’ displays but it seems like the company is now ready to take things a notch higher. Motorola Mobility has now filed a patent for a screen that is capable of healing itself after getting deformed, at least to certain degree, as per the documents that were spotted on the… Read More »

Xiaomi Responds to eScan Claims That MIUI Is Riddled With Security Flaws

Security solutions company eScan on Thursday in a 36-page report alleged that Xiaomi’s MIUI custom Android ROM has multiple flaws that affected the security of user data. Xiaomi system apps such as the uninstall mechanism and Mi Mover were some of the flawed aspects of MIUI, the report stated. The Chinese smartphone company has refuted the allegations however, in a statement to… Read More »

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world

Wandering along the beach in Italy’s Viareggio you could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply a holiday resort. Yet the umbrella-lined, sandy beaches dotted with tourists mask another role, one at the heart of the shipping industry. This unassuming seaside city is where some of the world’s largest and most exclusive vessels are made. Its speciality is the… Read More »