News on Cellphones continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
3 hrs ago | West Australian
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.
5 hrs ago | InformationWeek
Mobile tracking has to be instituted in this case if there is an opportunity to do so.
10 hrs ago | CJAD
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.
14 hrs ago | Express India
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:49 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC