Mobile & Wireless

19 November 2014

90 percent to have mobile phones by 2020, predicts Ericsson Mobility Report Ericsson

Nine out of ten people aged six and over will have mobile phones by 2020. That is one of the most surprising predictions from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.

Read full article

Google to label 'mobile friendly' websites Computerworld

In the next few weeks, Google will start to label websites that render well on mobile devices and is considering giving that label weight as a search rank signal, the company said Tuesday.

Read full article

15 October 2014

Who Killed the Nokia Phone? Project Syndicate

It seems to be a law in the technology industry that leading companies eventually lose their positions - often quickly and brutally. Mobile-phone champion Nokia, one of Europe's biggest technology success stories, was no exception, losing its market share in the space of just a few years. Can the industry's new champions, Apple and Google - not to mention titans in other tech sectors - avoid Nokia's fate?

Read full article

26 September 2014

Driving while texting with Google Glass as distracting as phone - study Reuters

The first scientific study of driving while texting with Google Glass found that the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use on the road than a smartphone.

Read full article

25 September 2014

EU considers delaying end of mobile roaming charges - draft Reuters

The elimination of roaming fees for using mobile phones in other EU countries could be delayed in what would be a win for big European telecoms operators at the expense of consumers, according to a draft EU proposal.

Read full article

14 September 2014

Smartphones: The Corporate Personality Test New York Times

It was a big week for smartphones. Apple unveiled two new iPhones -- as well as a new smartwatch, which you can think of as a phone for your wrist. Amazon slashed the price of its new phone, and Microsoft, searching for new applications and content for its own struggling mobile platform, sought to acquire the company behind the blockbuster game Minecraft. What can we glean about these three companies -- and a fourth, Samsung -- from their smartphones?

Read full article

26 August 2014

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones The Independent

Parents who worry about their children constantly staring at their smartphones should set an example by not using their own devices so often - and set ground rules for screen-free mealtimes, parenting groups have said.

Read full article

16 August 2014

World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years BBC News

Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.

Read full article

28 July 2014

5G in London by 2020, pledges Mayor Johnson Daily Telegraph [UK]

Smartphone owners will be able to download films to their mobiles in less than a second by 2020 as part of a roll-out that will start in London, Boris Johnson will pledge this week.

Read full article

24 July 2014

Smartphone charging spews out megatons of greenhouse gases CNET

For the first time, smartphone shipments have reached 1 billion. That probably means a lot of calling, texting, and app use. It also means a lot of phones being plugged into the grid and charging.

Read full article

11 July 2014

Despite a Pledge by Samsung, Child Labor Proves Resilient New York Times

After work, the three teenage girls giggle and pull at one another's hair. But when questioned, they admit their common secret: They use false papers to work illegally here at the factory that makes mobile phone components for one of the world's biggest brands, Samsung.

Read full article

02 July 2014

Samsung finds labour violations at dozens of its Chinese suppliers The Guardian

Samsung says that an external audit found labour violations at dozens of its suppliers in China, including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours, but that none involved child workers.

Read full article

01 July 2014

Europe cuts roaming charges, plans to eliminate them by end of next year Network World

More European mobile operators should offer free international roaming, following the example set by U.S. operator T-Mobile, a European Commission vice president said Monday.

Read full article

28 June 2014

What Happened to the Facebook Phone? Not Very Much, It Seems New York Times

Facebook has long wanted to be a major part of how you use your smartphone. Now, it looks as if the company has all but abandoned one of its major strategies to do so.

Read full article

27 June 2014

UK app developers predicted to add £4bn to economy this year The Guardian

British companies building apps for smartphones and tablets are forecast to generate £4bn in revenues this year, with the UK benefiting more than any other European economy from the billions consumers spend on their phones.

Read full article

26 June 2014

Why It Matters That Google's Android Is Coming to All the Screens The Atlantic

There is a likely vision for computing in the next decade that looks like this: One smart device in your pocket acts as the brain for an ever-evolving constellation of screens in your car and living room and on your face and wrist.

Read full article

Android has 1bn active users and grand ambitions for cars, wearables and TV The Guardian

Google's Android now has more than 1bn active users, nearly double the 530m it had a year ago.

Read full article

20 June 2014

Android and Windows to get 'kill switch' BBC News

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

Read full article

17 June 2014

Landmark agreement between the European Commission and South Korea on 5G Europa

An agreement signed in Seoul today is a milestone in the global race to develop 5G mobile technologies. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Mr Mun-Kee CHOI, South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) have agreed to work towards a global definition of 5G and to cooperate in 5G research. They also agreed on the need for harmonized radio spectrum to ensure global interoperability and on the preparation of global standards for 5G.

Read full article

14 June 2014

Texting 'can boost children's spelling and grammar' BBC News

Children's unorthodox spelling and grammar while texting does not stop them learning the rules of formal English, suggests research.

Read full article

Sex apps increase risk of STIs, US researchers warn BBC News

Using smartphone apps to seek out partners for casual sex poses an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, researchers warn.

Read full article

21 May 2014

Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains Reuters

British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development.

Read full article

17 May 2014

Apple and Google's Motorola end their legal war over smartphones The Guardian

Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphones, ending one of the highest-profile lawsuits in technology.

Read full article

16 May 2014

World first from Telstra – 450Mbps achievable with LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Telstra

This morning [15 May] Telstra achieved a world first on its mobile network by demonstrating live network speeds of 450Mbps using LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation across a trial combination of 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands.

Read full article

03 May 2014

Mixed Verdict in Apple-Samsung Patent Fight New York Times

A federal jury said on Friday that Apple and Samsung had infringed on each other's patents in some mobile devices but awarded most of the damages to Apple, in the latest court fight between the two technology giants.

Read full article

Registrar Solutions