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3 hrs ago | West Australian

UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Telecom, Vodafone

5 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Re: cell phones penetration

Mobile tracking has to be instituted in this case if there is an opportunity to do so.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

10 hrs ago | CJAD

Yearly cell phone seizures in federal prisons more than double

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized criminal activities. The Correctional Service of Canada says officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates through the first 10 months of the fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

14 hrs ago | Express India

Now, wave your hand to control your phone

Scientists have developed a new programme that allows your smartphone to recognise gestures, enabling you to control your device with the wave of a hand. SideSwipe, developed by Matthew Reynolds and colleagues at the University of Washington, comprises an algorithm that recognises the unique reflections created when fingers interrupt a burst of the radio waves that send information between your phone and the cell phone mast.

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Related Topix: University of Washington

18 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Apple may upend watch industry with new tech

On Tuesday, when the tech giant unveiled the Apple Watch, its sleek, futuristic timepiece selling for $349 early next year, it roared into a sleepy smartwatch industry dominated by niche devices, most of which had underwhelmed. Although late to the party, Apple has already proven it can upend entire industries: Look what its iPhones and iPads did for cellphones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Watches, Fashion, DKNY, Designers, Burberry

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Cell Tower and Cell Phone Issues

A cell, sometimes known as a "cell site," is a term used to describe a site where antennas and electronic communications equipment are placed, usually on a radio mask, tower or other high place to create a cell in a cellular network. The elevated structure typically supports antennas, and one or more sets of transmitter/receiver transceivers, digital signal processors, control electronics, a GPS receiver for timing, primary and backup electrical power sources and sheltering.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Independent.ie

Smartphones to open doors for world's biggest locksmith as it eyes deal with telcos

Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock maker, is negotiating partnerships with mobile-phone companies as new software for Apple and Google devices will allow users to open doors with their smartphones. "This industry is rapidly becoming electronic, but you still need a lock," chief executive Johan Molin said in an interview in the Stockholm headquarters of the company with a market value of $19bn.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Google, Startups

Inside Bay Area

Calculate your way to an easier life

There's a reason "do the math" has all but disappeared from popular culture -- with online calculators, who needs to do the math? Crunched: A nurse making $85,000 a year in Chicago is considering a move to New Haven, Conn., to be closer to family. Want to reconsider? To maintain the same standard of living in New Haven, he would have to earn $95,288.

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Related Topix: New Haven, CT, Cell Phones, Electronics

Inhabitat

India to Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers

India currently has one of the largest populations of cell phone users in the world - the nation is expected to have 815 million users by year's end. To help expand its growing communication network, the Indian government has announced plans to erect as many as 2,200 solar-powered mobile communication towers in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

News Max

Studies: Cellphone Use Not Helping College Students' Grades

College students spend almost half their waking hours using their smartphones, but they're not using them to talk. A surprising study from Baylor University found that actual voice conversation may be a dying art among young academics who instead use cellphones to send text messages and email, surf social media, play games, and visit websites like Pinterest and Instagram.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

ICTlogy

All Work and No Play? Judging the Uses of Mobile Phones in Developing Countries

Despite the multiplicity of affordances embedded in information and communication technologies , most ICTs for development interventions tend to expect that technology will be used primarily for "serious" purposes. However, user behaviors suggest that leisure-related activities feature prominently compared to other behaviors considered more likely to generate development outcomes.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

USA Today

Wireless carriers compete for iPhone customers

Much like Apple's unveiling of a larger iPhone is an opportunity to lure customers away from rivals, cellular carriers view the arrival of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as a ripe chance to do the same. It's on: Wireless carriers compete for iPhone customers SAN FRANCISCO - Much like Apple's unveiling of a larger iPhone is an opportunity to lure customers away from rivals, cellular carriers view the arrival of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as a ripe chance to do the same.

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Related Topix: iPhone, T-Mobile

Fri Sep 12, 2014

SiliconValley.com

Apple reports huge demand for iPhone 6

Apple saw a record number of pre-orders after the newest versions of its iconic phone went up for advance sale in the wee hours of Friday morning, a company spokeswoman said. The demand is stretching resources at the nation's major cellphone carriers, where the new iPhones appeared to be back ordered and several website glitches were reported.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA

SiliconValley.com

Q&A: Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

Entrepreneur Sina Khanifar is photographed with his iPhone at his home in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Khanifar became one of the leaders in the movement to reauthorize the unlocking of cell phones after he launched a petition on the White House website.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cell Phones, Electronics, DMCA News

ComputerWorld

10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

A year is a long time in smartphone technology today, so remember if you can the changes that have taken place over the last decade. In 2004, Apple had only just started working on development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the success of the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, South Korea, World News

Greenwich Citizen

Options abound for selling used mobile phones

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Home Listing, Home

The Campbell Reporter

Time to upgrade? Tips for selling your used mobile phone

The new iPhone 6 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Related Topix: eBay, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, Electronics, Cell Phones, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Home, Home Listing

Iol.co.za

Zimbabwe introduces mobile phone tax

Zimbabwe's finance minister announced taxes on mobile phones and on the charges for using them on Thursday and raised the levy on fuel in an increasingly desperate bid to boost state revenues in the face of stagnating domestic growth. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said economic growth would be dragged down by weaker performances in the mining, tourism and manufacturing sectors, although he kept his 2014 forecast at 3.1 percent.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Customer Interaction Solutions

Mobile Phones Help Farmers Boost Yields [analysis]

Subsistent farmers in rural Tanzania can now use mobile phones to access vital information that helps them increase their harvest. The service has helped bridge the information gap.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Agriculture, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Re/code

eBay Launching First Mobile Ad Business in Q4

EBay, which makes some of the most popular shopping apps in the U.S., will start running ads within its apps on phones and tablets in the fourth quarter, the company's lead advertising executive told Re/code in an interview Thursday. This will be the first time eBay will place advertisements in its apps or on its mobile websites, other than a brief test in 2012, the company said.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Mobile Marketing, Marketing

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