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So you just got your iPhone 3G S and with great excitement you plug it in for activation. Only there is a problem. You can’t. And you are going to have to wait.So you just got your iPhone 3G S and with great excitement you plug it in for... more
Recently AT&T has become synonymous with bad news for iPhone users however with the release of OS 3.0 they may have finally given them something to cheer about.Recently AT&T has become synonymous with bad news for iPhone users however with... more
That's gonna be a lot of video.
A peek at the features that made it to the new iPhone 3G S, plus some of the lesser known announcements that came today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.A peek at the features that made it to the new iPhone 3G S, plus some of the lesser... more
This is a frequently updated article tracking announcements at Apple's Worldwide Web Developer’s Conference this week in San Francisco. One big unveiling has already taken place, will there be more?This is a frequently updated article tracking announcements at Apple's Worldwide... more
The day you've been waiting for is here. Sprint just announced that the Pre will cost $199.99 after $100 mail-rebate and 2-year contract and will launch on June 6th as rumored this morning. The phone will go on sale nationwide (US-only for the moment) at Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and select Wal-Mart stores.
The Pre will be available under Sprint's Everything Data or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plans. Accessories include the optional $69.99 Touchstone charging dock kit that includes the $49.99 dock and $19.99 Pre back cover. June 6th, that's two days before the WWDC keynote. Poor Apple.The day you've been waiting for is here. Sprint just announced that the Pre will... more
It's been a tense bunch of months between the Palm Pre's January unveiling and the almost palpable launch next month, with fears of delays and a fairly tight-lipped Palm keeping us on the edge of our seats.
But with the launch finally just two weeks away, we thought we'd revisit our "everything you ever wanted to know" feature on the device and work in everything we've learned since.
http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/13/palm-pre-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know/It's been a tense bunch of months between the Palm Pre's January unveiling... more
Luckily we've got solid word of HTC's Touch Pro2 headed for all of the majors Stateside, or this would come as a bit more of a blow for the hopelessly selfish Windows Mobile users among us: HTC's QWERTY slider flagship is now available online and unlocked, though its Euro-centric nature means there's no 3G for folks who'd like to use it in the wilds of the United States of America.
Still, there's plenty of greatness here outside the HSPA data, and the $800-ish pricetag doesn't seem too unreasonable for what you get. And hey, maybe you live in Europe -- we're not ones to judge.Luckily we've got solid word of HTC's Touch Pro2 headed for all of the... more
A week ago, the University of Missouri journalism department announced it would require its students to purchase an iPhone or iTouch for the fall semester. Many people have voiced their opinions on the subject but the alternatives to these products have been left without a voice. Until now.A week ago, the University of Missouri journalism department announced it would... more
Netbooks have been taking the tech industry by storm. Cheap, efficient, mobile mini laptops that are perfect for updating your social networking sites and checking your email. With Verizon’s announcement they will start carrying HP’s version of the Netbook, it’s safe to say other companies will follow soon enough. Read about the news.Netbooks have been taking the tech industry by storm. Cheap, efficient, mobile mini... more
Sweating bullets over network saturation, are we? AT&T's obviously taking a good helping of heat today over Sling's rock-and-a-hard-place decision to remove 3G streaming capability from its SlingPlayer Mobile build for the iPhone -- a decision that gets at the very heart of several hot-button issues plaguing AT&T and Apple alike -- and the carrier understandably felt the need to release an official statement to address the situation. Unfortunately, it prompts as many questions as it offers answers. It starts off simply enough, stating that apps like SlingPlayer could create congestion on the network that denies services to others -- and while a truly trivial number of users own Slingboxes, we understand what they're getting at; no amount of tweaking or fudging of a modern HSPA network can withstand the traffic onslaught generated by wildly popular streaming video services.Sweating bullets over network saturation, are we? AT&T's obviously taking a... more
Someday, we’ll tell our grandchildren how we had to drive around town looking for a coffee shop when we needed to get online, and they’ll laugh their heads off. Every building in America has running water, electricity and ventilation; what’s the holdup on universal wireless Internet?
David Pogue tests the Novatel MiFi 2200, a private hot spot that follows you everywhere you go.
This sounds very cool and convenient, but I personally try to limit my exposure to Wi-Fi and cellular signals. My home is now a Wi-Fi free zone, except if my neighbor needs to use my connection, or if we're having a surfing party. I figure we're bombarded with all these signals every time we go out in public, why do it at home too?Someday, we’ll tell our grandchildren how we had to drive around town looking... more
Follow the instructions below to complete the test, which will take about five minutes.
1. Ensure Wi-Fi is turned off and 3G is enabled on your smartphone (not the slower EDGE connection).
2. Load your smartphone’s browser and visit http://inetworktest.com/wired.*
3. The test will run automatically as the page loads. When it’s done loading, tap your carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint), and your results will appear.
4. On your computer screen, scroll to the ZeeMap at the top of this article and click the Add button. Fill in the Location and Details fields (see screenshots below for examples). For “General Satisfaction” rate your satisfaction on a scale from 1 to 5 — low satisfaction to high satisfaction, respectively.
5. Click Submit to complete the survey.
Click the link to see more.Follow the instructions below to complete the test, which will take about five... more
T-Mobile’s Google Android smartphone has reached an incredibly important milestone, reaching one million in US sales in the six months since the phone launched. The smartphone now accounts for almost two thirds of all of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile network.
T-Mobile is the US’s fourth largest wireless network operator and has over 32.1 million customers. The company started selling the G1 Smartphone on October 22, 2008.T-Mobile’s Google Android smartphone has reached an incredibly important... more
HTC will be releasing their second android powered phone for T-Mobile, the "Magic", sometime later this year. The phone will have a large touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera, microSD/TransFlash/SDIO support up to 32GB, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, will have Android 2.0, and will run on UMA, AND T-mobile's USA 3G network.
If Android gets a few things sorted out with its OS, it will be some serious competition for the iPhone.HTC will be releasing their second android powered phone for T-Mobile, the... more
Sydney Residents Fear the Effects of Electrosmog video here: http://www.electrosmog.com.au/7news_esmog.htm
Videos from http://www.electrosmog.com.au/threat.htm
Radio Frequency ( RF) & Microwave Prevention Tips from Safe Living Technologies
"Avoid the use of cordless telephones. Most new models (DECT) base stations constantly transmit RF radiation even when they are not in use.
If a cordless phone is necessary, choose 900 MHz cordless phone before higher frequency phones. Most 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz phones base stations constantly broadcast where as the majority of 900 MHz phones do not. Also the 900 MHz cordless phones use an analogue signal where the 2.4 GHz and the 5.8 GHz phones use more biologically damaging pulsed digital signals."
There's more tips and info at : http://www.safelivingtechnologies.ca/EMF_Safety_Tips.htm
Here's an interesting PDF on DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) wireless technologies.
"Medical warnings needed on DECT cordless phone use"
http://www.emfacts.com/papers/dect.pdfSydney Residents Fear the Effects of Electrosmog video here:... more
All three Chinese telecommunications companies received 3G licenses last week from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and each has a different standard of choice.
China Mobile, the largest mobile phone operator in China, will build and operate a TD-SCDMA 3G network. The 3G standard is a Chinese development that differs from W-CDMA in that it uses Time Division Duplexing, a method of separating uplink and downlink signals and dynamically allocating spectrum to each. Over the weekend, the company told the Beijing News that its plan for the network includes a 58.8 billion yuan investment ($8.6b/ €6.43b) on some 60,000 TS-SCDMA base stations and have coverage in 238 cities.
China Unicom, meanwhile, will be kicking off its W-CDMA network on May 17. That company said its 3G investment will be approximately 10 million yuan, growing the existent network it has tested in ten major Chinese cities.
First out of the 3G gate will be China Telecom, which announced today that it will be launching its own CDMA-2000 services at the end of February in 100 cities around the country. While more accurately considered a 2.5G connection, China Telecom took over the CDMA-2000 network that was run by China Unicom and built on Ericsson solutions.
This explosion in demand for 3G telecommunications equipment will cause a jolt in sales of semiconductors from such companies as ZTE and Datang Telecom Technology, and then for mobile phone manufacturers, according to Chinese IT consulting firm CCID. That group projects China's total 3G hardware investment to reach 200 billion yuan by the end of 2009.All three Chinese telecommunications companies received 3G licenses last week from the... more