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iParenting: How I keep my kids safe around tabletsThe FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:17:24 GMT

(image) The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.


The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.



FCC to hold hearings on post-Sandy cell coverageThe Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:05:06 GMT

(image) The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.


The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.



ITC to review Apple, Samsung patent decisionThe U.S. International Trade Commission will review a judge's decision which found that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:50:10 GMT

(image) The U.S. International Trade Commission will review a judge's decision which found that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.


The U.S. International Trade Commission will review a judge's decision which found that Apple did not violate patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.



Android 4.2 skips ChristmasSome of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:31:16 GMT

(image) Some of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!


Some of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!



Google, Dish may be mulling wireless serviceIt could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:11:58 GMT

(image) It could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.


It could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.



Text messaging is on decline in US, says reportAmericans are text messaging less on their cellphones, according to a new report (although you may not find that to be the case with your family at the dinner table or in the car).

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:07:18 GMT

(image) Americans are text messaging less on their cellphones, according to a new report (although you may not find that to be the case with your family at the dinner table or in the car).


Americans are text messaging less on their cellphones, according to a new report (although you may not find that to be the case with your family at the dinner table or in the car).



Is a new iPhone 5S in trial production?Could Apple be planning to do with the iPhone 5 what it did recently with the iPad 3 — release a "refreshed" version months after the new version came out?

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:51:01 GMT

(image) Could Apple be planning to do with the iPhone 5 what it did recently with the iPad 3 — release a "refreshed" version months after the new version came out?


Could Apple be planning to do with the iPhone 5 what it did recently with the iPad 3 — release a "refreshed" version months after the new version came out?



Skype for Windows 8 Phone out as 'preview' appSkype for Windows 8 Phone is available from Microsoft now in a "preview" version, meaning there's going to be bugs. Still, initial comments about it share the enthusiasm users have for the popular video calling program.

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:25:20 GMT

(image) Skype for Windows 8 Phone is available from Microsoft now in a "preview" version, meaning there's going to be bugs. Still, initial comments about it share the enthusiasm users have for the popular video calling program.


Skype for Windows 8 Phone is available from Microsoft now in a "preview" version, meaning there's going to be bugs. Still, initial comments about it share the enthusiasm users have for the popular video calling program.



Some cellphone fees waived for Sandy victimsVerizon Wireless and AT&T, the nation's two largest wireless carriers, are waiving various cellphone fees for those hurt by Superstorm Sandy.

Fri, 9 Nov 2012 21:36:02 GMT

(image) Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the nation's two largest wireless carriers, are waiving various cellphone fees for those hurt by Superstorm Sandy.


Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the nation's two largest wireless carriers, are waiving various cellphone fees for those hurt by Superstorm Sandy.



Wireless carriers gearing up for nor'easterWith emergency teams and extra engineers already in the Northeast because of Superstorm Sandy, wireless carriers say they're ready to deal with the effects of the nor'easter hitting the New York/New Jersey region Wednesday.

Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:01:35 GMT

(image) With emergency teams and extra engineers already in the Northeast because of Superstorm Sandy, wireless carriers say they're ready to deal with the effects of the nor'easter hitting the New York/New Jersey region Wednesday.


With emergency teams and extra engineers already in the Northeast because of Superstorm Sandy, wireless carriers say they're ready to deal with the effects of the nor'easter hitting the New York/New Jersey region Wednesday.



AT&T must refund overcharged cell customersAT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and refund customers who had been overcharged on smartphone plans, after the Federal Communications Commission looked into complaints that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier may have switched users to costlier monthly subscriptions without their consent.

Wed, 7 Nov 2012 01:17:46 GMT

(image) AT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and refund customers who had been overcharged on smartphone plans, after the Federal Communications Commission looked into complaints that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier may have switched users to costlier monthly subscriptions without their consent.


AT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and refund customers who had been overcharged on smartphone plans, after the Federal Communications Commission looked into complaints that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier may have switched users to costlier monthly subscriptions without their consent.



Juice up phones via wireless carriers in NJ, NYCellphone service in areas hit by Sandy is getting back online slowly, with about 20 percent of cell sites still out of commission on the East Coast, down from 25 percent, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday. For those in the New Jersey and New York areas still without power, but whose cellphones are working, major wireless carriers are offering users places to juice up.

Thu, 1 Nov 2012 23:39:50 GMT

(image) Cellphone service in areas hit by Sandy is getting back online slowly, with about 20 percent of cell sites still out of commission on the East Coast, down from 25 percent, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday. For those in the New Jersey and New York areas still without power, but whose cellphones are working, major wireless carriers are offering users places to juice up.


Cellphone service in areas hit by Sandy is getting back online slowly, with about 20 percent of cell sites still out of commission on the East Coast, down from 25 percent, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday. For those in the New Jersey and New York areas still without power, but whose cellphones are working, major wireless carriers are offering users places to juice up.



Pentagon: BlackBerry stays; iPhone, Android newThe Pentagon on Wednesday said it would continue to support "large numbers" of BlackBerry phones made by Research in Motion even as it moves forward with plans that would allow the U.S. military to begin using Apple's iPhone and other devices.

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:22:15 GMT

(image) The Pentagon on Wednesday said it would continue to support "large numbers" of BlackBerry phones made by Research in Motion even as it moves forward with plans that would allow the U.S. military to begin using Apple's iPhone and other devices.


The Pentagon on Wednesday said it would continue to support "large numbers" of BlackBerry phones made by Research in Motion even as it moves forward with plans that would allow the U.S. military to begin using Apple's iPhone and other devices.



AT&T, T-Mobile share networks for Sandy usersAT&T and T-Mobile will let customers who live in Sandy's path use roaming on the other's carrier's network. Both wireless carriers, who use the same GSM and UMTS standards, said Wednesday that the agreement will "enable roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the heavily impacted areas and where capacity is available and for subscribers with a compatible device."

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:36:32 GMT

(image) AT&T and T-Mobile will let customers who live in Sandy's path use roaming on the other's carrier's network. Both wireless carriers, who use the same GSM and UMTS standards, said Wednesday that the agreement will "enable roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the heavily impacted areas and where capacity is available and for subscribers with a compatible device."


AT&T and T-Mobile will let customers who live in Sandy's path use roaming on the other's carrier's network. Both wireless carriers, who use the same GSM and UMTS standards, said Wednesday that the agreement will "enable roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the heavily impacted areas and where capacity is available and for subscribers with a compatible device."



Mobile service still not fully restored for manyWireless carriers worked diligently Tuesday to get their networks back up and running after Sandy struck, but despite that, outages continued for many mobile customers. About 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states hit by the storm, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:55:28 GMT

(image) Wireless carriers worked diligently Tuesday to get their networks back up and running after Sandy struck, but despite that, outages continued for many mobile customers. About 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states hit by the storm, according to the Federal Communications Commission.


Wireless carriers worked diligently Tuesday to get their networks back up and running after Sandy struck, but despite that, outages continued for many mobile customers. About 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states hit by the storm, according to the Federal Communications Commission.