When making voice calls, users’ phones can utilize a nearby WiFi network instead of using their carrier's network connection. This can bypass the issue of weak carrier coverage in certain areas where users may be unable to get an adequate signal.
With the unveiling of iOS 10 yesterday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a host of new features to come -- along with an updated, more fully-loaded Siri to help users navigate this expanding landscape.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be Microsoft's first ever Windows-powered smartphones, offering Windows 10. However, the software giant might have to think of another way to stay relevant in the smartphone industry: Currently, AT&T is the only carrier that plans to sell the Lumia 950 in the United States.
When it comes to mobile security, studies show that mobile malware is a rapidly growing concern in today’s increasingly connected world. Enter a new breed of smartphone that’s designed to address these concerns and thus become the new face of enterprise security. At least, that’s what BlackBerry and Android – the duo behind this new device – are trying to accomplish.
These days, businesses must understand that the key to enhanced mobility is not only a proactive attitude toward new capabilities, but also a focus on integrating cloud to facilitate these innovations. To take the next step with mobile, businesses must also embrace and integrate cloud.
Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with Android devices.
Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with iOS.
Apple just broke some serious records, thanks to massive sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at the end of 2014. These sales contributed to Apple’s revenue increase to $74.6 billion, an $18 billion profit that is the biggest ever reported by a public company worldwide.
We know we’ve become attached to our smart devices, but do we know exactly how much our increasing obsession is costing us? Average annual U.S. household spending on cell phone bills has grown by more than four times in the past 13 years.
As a testament to the prevalence and unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the number of LTE-enabled user devices has increased again by 78.8 percent, while the number of LTE device manufacturers has increased by 52.5 percent.
Thanks to aggressive data promotions for tablets, the growing popularity of data sharing plans and progress in the tablet market, tablets boasted some of the most promising numbers for carriers from Q1.
In the aftermath of Heartbleed, internet security is coming under close scrutiny. But it turns out that being hacked is still a very real threat for certain Android devices, calling enterprise mobile security into question.
As BYOD becomes an increasingly widespread trend in the workplace, a recent survey reveals that employees using personal devices in the workplace could be leaving themselves (and their companies) open to attack.
Ever since wireless carriers first began offering mobile data services, widespread data consumption in the mobile industry has skyrocketed, exceeding 50 percent and surpassing voice revenue for the first time.
While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
Thanks to an intervention last month by the FCC, cell phone users will soon have the freedom to unlock devices after their contracts expire. Unlocking lets users move seamlessly between networks or use their devices while traveling overseas.
With an ever-increasing proliferation of smartphones in the market, a problem also emerges: the issue of smartphone theft. It’s a huge-scale problem with hundreds of devices stolen every day across the country, particularly in major cities. Now, the wireless industry is beginning to fight back.
The devices that connect us – aka our PCs, smartphones and tablets – are now ingrained in our daily lives, and the market for them is still growing. Experts predict that tablet shipments will outnumber total PC shipments in Q4 of 2013...
Once-mighty BlackBerry is officially for sale, and the bidding starts at $4.7 billion. That’s about $9 a share for a company that’s been struggling for years amongst constant change and innovation; however, experts have speculated that the smartphone manufacturer’s real value lies in its patent portfolio.
Smartphone users are taking longer to upgrade their older phones with newer models. Since the very health of the “mobile ecosystem” depends on users feeling the need to always have the latest technology, experts say that without a quick upgrade cycle, mobile growth will slow down substantially.
Carrier reports from last quarter give an interesting view of the smartphone industry, and with these revolutionary changes in smartphone uptake, significant changes are also beginning to occur in the rankings of smartphone companies themselves.
As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.
According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.
For now, most people can save themselves the headache by keeping their traditional plan and simply upgrading when they get sick of their old phones – at least until a more consumer-friendly plan is introduced. In addition, it may be smarter to wait and see how these plans will adjust to the market trend of falling smartphone prices.
Ever since BYOD made its momentous debut in the business world, its continuously growing popularity indicates that BYOD is more than just a trend. In fact, 38 percent of companies predict that they will stop providing employee devices by 2016, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted by Gartner. Experts say, at this rate, the number will increase to 50 percent – half of all employers – by 2017.
Everyone knows that BYOD is a big deal. To date, roughly half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone. High-tech equipment is now more affordable and available than ever. Consumer markets – not business markets – are the main driving force behind mobile innovation. And by the end of 2012, U.S. CIOs expect 38% of their workforce to use personal devices at work.
Implementing a BYOD policy means lower equipment costs and potentially reducing monthly recurring charges, on the surface. But if you peel back some of the layers, it turns out that BYOD won’t actually save as much as you may expect at the end of the day.