Mobile

Google discussing plans with Three to bring cheap overseas calls

You'd think that with the advent of the Internet, mobile networks, and instant messaging platforms, people would no longer need to make expensive overseas calls. It may be hard to believe but not everyone has or can afford a mobile phone in other parts of world. Google wants to help by bringing cheaper overseas calls. One of Google's goals is to build a global network that will offer cheap voice calls to communicate overseas with the same cost as local texts, calls, and mobile data.

IDC says Android dominated the market in 2014

The newest IDC numbers are in, and they show that the mobile world has been swept up by Android and iOS, with the former of those two being able to boast as last year's mobile platform victor. Both Android and iOS have nearly consumed the entire digital world, claiming a place on 96.3-percent of the world's smartphones (Windows Phone takes up most of the remaining percentage). Android was clearly the champ among them all, with over a billion units shipped over the course of the year and the majority of the market share.

Google Inbox to dabble with Google Apps for Work users

Google introduced "Inbox" back in October 2014, and it has been chugging along nicely since then, with those who have been using it generally giving favorable reviews. As promised when Google first introduced it, Inbox takes one's email to the next level, and soon it'll be doing that for business users, as well. The Internet giant recently announced that it'll be rolling out Inbox for a limited number of Google Apps users, and though it plans to keep a tight grip on things for now, Google promises to open up Inbox to a wider array of users "in the coming months".

AT&T announces 7GB mobile share data plan

So many great new devices, promos, and data plans are being announced. The more mobile technology is improving, the greater network coverage, the faster connection, and the better data plan deals will be. AT&T is always quick to upgrade its systems and plans. Just last month, it started offering unlimited calling in Mexico and rollover data plans for shared subscribers. AT&T isn't the only carrier offering new plans though. Verizon was earlier tipped to slash $10 off most data plans last week. AT&T's prepaid carrier has also unveiled a new All-in Prepaid Plan while Verizon announced more data plan options for prepaid subscribers.

Research says mobile use may affect kids’ problem-solving skills

It is already an accepted fact that the best way to distract kids or to keep them from getting bored is to plop a mobile device in front of them. In fact, you probably will not be able to separate them from the smartphone or tablet when you actually need them to pay attention. Much has been said about the effect of heavy mobile device use on the young ones, but there are still no hard facts to support our theories and speculations.

Cablevision to offer mobile phone service through WiFi

As more and more people are using data more than SMS or calls on their mobile phone subscriptions, carriers will become even more competitive, but on a different frontier. But it looks like some Internet providers are also getting in on the action, but this time offering mobile phone services through their WiFi. One of the earliest to jump on this wagon is Cablevision with their new low-cost service called Freewheel.

MetroPCS announces $50 promotional plan including unlimited data

MetroPCS is rolling out a new service plan for customers who are looking to get unlimited data. The promotion of the service plan has customers dishing out $50 per month - giving subscribers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data. The promotion is followed by fine details but nothing in a sense where you would be receiving hidden charges. Simply stated, you need to sign up before April 5, own a certified metroPCS phone, and you cant BYOD (bring your own device).

Google’s Project Ara hands-on: modular plug-and-play smartphone action

The modular smartphone you're about to take a peek at goes by the name Project Ara. It's a modular smartphone concept, coming from Google ATAP and actually - eventually - coming to the market with its own hardware store. Where you may have purchased your own custom Moto X in the past, you get one shot - the device stays as it is. With Project Ara, you've got the option of updating the smartphone's hardware - new pieces can be added whenever you like.

Will Sony sell its TV, mobile division anytime soon?

Sony probably still hasn't recovered from the whole hacking, leaking and The Interview brouhaha the past few weeks, but it seems like other rumors about the state of several of their businesses have been floating around. After selling their VAIO personal computer business just last year, the murmurs are saying that their mobile and TV business will be up for sale pretty soon, if things don't drastically change.

Facebook will now notify you of AMBER alerts

Being messaged of an Amber Alert on our phones is nothing new but promising in a sense that its a new way to communicate attention. Facebook announced today that they would be collaborating with the National Security for Missing and Exploited Children to send AMBER Alerts to the Facebook community. The efforts to communicate the Amber Alert would up the chances of a rescue and possibly save a life.
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