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Oct
17
2014

New Apple SIM Could Change Everything, Likely Terrifies Carriers -

One thing of particular note to our readers during Apple’s unveiling of new iPads yesterday is the new Apple SIM, which Apple didn’t mention at all — yet most analysts believe has a real chance to disrupt the industry. Installed on iPads with embedded Wi-Fi and cellular radios, Apple notes their new Apple SIM allows users to float between carriers without having to replace the SIM card. States Apple: quote:The new Apple SIM is preinstalled […]

Oct
17
2014

New iPads Feature Apple SIM That Could Disrupt Industry -

One thing of particular note to our readers during Apple’s unveiling of new iPads yesterday is the new Apple SIM, which Apple didn’t mention at all — yet most analysts believe has a real chance to disrupt the industry. Installed on iPads with embedded Wi-Fi and cellular radios, Apple notes their new Apple SIM allows users to float between carriers without having to replace the SIM card. States Apple: quote:The new Apple SIM is preinstalled […]

Oct
17
2014

Google Wants to Test Millimeter Radio Systems

Given its commercial Google Fiber service, as well as Wi-Fi networks at other venues, plus Project Loon tests, and its ownership of an unmanned aerial vehicle company, all of which deal with ways of providing Internet access, it might not be totally surprising, or even unexpected, that Google wants to test millimeter wave radio access systems as well. Google has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for permission to conduct tests in California across different […]

Oct
17
2014

Will Apple Pay be a Mobile Payments Breakthrough?

With Apple’s Apple Pay launch, set to go live October 20, 2014, we might finally get an inkling of whether contactless mobile payments can become a relatively common form of retail payment, outside the confines of Starbucks locations. Apple Pay offers an easy, secure and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6  and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Apple Pay also will be enabled on  iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets […]

Oct
17
2014

Do Mobile Usage Caps Really Block App Development?

Do high prices for mobile Internet access, or limited usage caps, really block a cycle of virtuous app development? Some think so. “While fees remain high, the virtuous cycle of development and user deployment that drives the demand for bandwidth can’t get started,” says Mark Pesce, a contributor to The Register. “Killer mobile apps never make it through the development process.” Maybe not. Smartphones are to some extent content consumption devices, and also content creation […]

Oct
16
2014

Verizon Makes Its Edge Early Upgrade Program Slightly Worse -

Verizon Wireless this week made the company’s Edge handset early upgrade program slightly worse, extending the time customers have to wait between upgrades. First spotted by Droid Life, Verizon is increasing the number of monthly customer payments for a device from 20 to 24 months. While that will reduce the cost of each payment, users now have to pay off 75% of a device’s cost to upgrade to a new phone (this was previously 60%). […]

Oct
16
2014

Google Fiber Austin Sign Ups Start in December -

In April of last year when Google announced they’d be bringing Google Fiber to Austin, the company stated they expected Austin users to start being hooked up around the middle of 2014. The halfway of the year point rolled on past, without any new hard deadline for a launch or even the “fiberhood” system they use to determine deployment neighborhoods. Aside from a September blog post with a sort of “shucks, building big networks takes […]

Oct
16
2014

Worcester, MA Laughs at Comcast's Merger Takeover Request -

Massachussets has long struggled with the Verizon and Comcast duopoly — Verizon’s refusal to upgrade a few tiny portions of the state (like oh, Boston) giving Comcast what’s effectively carte blanche monopoly power in many areas. That has resulted in the usual assortment of high prices and awful customer service seen by Comcast in many areas. That awful service has resulted in Worcester city officials voting 8-3 to urge Worcester s city manager to let […]

Oct
16
2014

CBS Joins HBO in Over the Top Video Streaming Market

The crack in the over the top video streaming market just widened a bit more. CBS Corporation has launched CBS All Access, its new over the top subscription video service, following the announcement by HBO earlier in the week that it is launching its own over the top streaming service. CBS All Access offers subscribers thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to […]

Oct
16
2014

CBS Has Launched a $6 Per Month Streaming Option -

CBS today jumped into the increasingly-crowded streaming video fray by announcing that the company would be launching a streaming service of their own. CBS’s new service will offer users access to 15 primetime shows the day after they have aired on broadcast and cable — for $6 a month. Dubbed CBS All Access, the service is being heavily promoted on the CBS website today, though it’s initially only available in fourteen metro markets (listed here). […]

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