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  • Google lets developers temporarily work around Apple security protocols to keep ads running

    28 August 2015, 12:43 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    Google is giving some developers a workaround to Apple's privacy protocols so they can keep selling mobile ads with their apps. Google later clarified that it was not trying to prioritize ads and ad revenue over security.
  • HTC delays widespread commercial launch of Vive VR headset to 2016

    28 August 2015, 12:34 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will not have a widespread commercial launch in 2015, as initially planned, with the launch slipping into 2016. HTC had previously said the Vive would be commercially released by year-end. 
  • T-Mobile: All Band 12 LTE devices on our network must support VoLTE, E911

    28 August 2015, 12:06 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    T-Mobile US is not forcing smartphone makers to drop support for its 700 MHz A Block spectrum using LTE Band 12, as some reports have indicated, but it does require that OEMs that want to include Band 12 support also support Voice over LTE and E911…
  • Rumor Mill: Apple's iPhone 6S will shoot 4K video, company won't release 4-inch iPhone 6c

    28 August 2015, 11:30 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Now that Apple has officially sent out invitations to its Sept. 9 media event in San Francisco, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones, a cavalcade of rumors is flooding out about what the company will and won't announce…
  • Samsung Pay beta launches in U.S. as Apple expands mobile payments reach

    28 August 2015, 10:50 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Samsung Electronics opened up a public beta for its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, ahead of its wider rollout next month. Meanwhile, Apple is expanding the number of locations that will accept its own mobile payments service, which has a significant…
  • Sprint targets AT&T by offering DirecTV customers 1 year of free service for switching

    27 August 2015, 4:30 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer -- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service if they switch to Sprint.
  • Charting the cable industry's consolidation over the last 10 years

    27 August 2015, 12:39 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    Thanks to a handy chart was created by Stacey Horne for FierceCable, we have a depiction of the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years. Special report
  • Motorola to take lead in smartphone design, manufacturing in Lenovo restructuring

    27 August 2015, 12:26 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, Lenovo confirmed, as it seeks to cut costs and improve sales.
  • T-Mobile joins CCA's data roaming hub to expand reciprocal roaming deals with smaller carriers

    27 August 2015, 12:03 pm by: Phil Goldstein

    T-Mobile US is joining the Competitive Carriers Association's LTE data roaming hub, giving small and rural carriers another partner to work with as they seek to expand their network coverage.
  • Report: Amazon scales back hardware development after Fire phone flop

    27 August 2015, 11:33 am by: Phil Goldstein

    Amazon has cut dozens of engineers from its consumers hardware unit in recent weeks and has stretched out its timeline for future smartphone development indefinitely, according to the Wall Street Journal, a sign that last year's Fire phone flop is coming…

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