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How U.S. Carriers Fool You Into Thinking Your iPhone 4S Is Unlocked - Forbes

How U.S. Carriers Fool You Into Thinking Your iPhone 4S Is Unlocked - Forbes | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

The dual-mode iPhone 4S is a billed as a universal phone, but only if purchased from Apple. a non-Verizon customer cannot unlock a phone they purchased from someone other than Verizon, nor can a customer that has only subscribed to the service for less than sixty days, even if the phone number was ported from another carrier.

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The Myth That SOPA/PIPA Only Impact 'Foreign Sites'

The Myth That SOPA/PIPA Only Impact 'Foreign Sites' | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
One of the key talking points of supporters of PIPA and SOPA is that these bills "only target foreign sites," so domestic sites and companies shouldn't be complaining.
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Encrypt: Be anti-forensic friendly to protect your Android and your privacy

Encrypt: Be anti-forensic friendly to protect your Android and your privacy | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

Did you know encrypting SMS messages can help protect against mobile malware targeting Android smartphones? There are Trojans and malware-tainted apps that are intent on stealing text messages or worse. 'Good apps' are often repurposed and crafted to deliver a wicked payload to take over the phone, gain access to text messages and email, or to steal financial data like bank login information.

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New Nokia smartphone fails to turn tide

New Nokia smartphone fails to turn tide | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia's long-awaited Windows phones may be too little, too late in the smartphone war dominated by Apple and Google, despite positive reviews by handset critics.

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Motorola May Be Violating Another Microsoft Patent

Motorola May Be Violating Another Microsoft Patent | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
Microsoft has scored another victory against the Android camp as the ITC confirmed a claim that Motorola is violating one of the company's patents.

The patent in question describes the creation of meeting requests with a scheduling function on mobile devices. the decision by the ITC is the second hit against Android within two days.

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Google Voice for iPhone Gets Multi-Person Texting, Sprint Integration, and More

Google Voice for iPhone Gets Multi-Person Texting, Sprint Integration, and More | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
iOS: iPhone and other iOS device owners can finally get a feature in Google Voice that Android users have been enjoying for more than a month: Group texting.

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Take Action | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Take Action | Electronic Frontier Foundation | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the Internet Blacklist Legislation as a new way to prevent online infringement. But innovation and free speech advocates know that this initiative is nothing more than a dangerous wish list that will compromise Internet security while doing little or nothing to encourage creative expression.

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Up in the Air with Tropo and ScraperWiki

Up in the Air with Tropo and ScraperWiki | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
ScraperWiki is a powerful cloud-based service that lets you scrape data from online documents and websites.
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LightSquared Throws Ultimatum at FCC

LightSquared today filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission demanding that the government recognize and affirm LightSquared's "right to use the spectrum licensed to the company by the federal government." LightSquared also wants...
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RIM Gains After Reports Say It May Have Been Takeover Target - BusinessWeek

Research In Motion rose 11% in late trading after news reports of Microsoft and Nokia mulling a joint bid, while Amazon considered buying the BlackBerry maker...
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Amazon updates Kindle Fire, breaks root

Amazon updates Kindle Fire, breaks root | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
The Internet retailer releases over-the-air update for its Android tablet, addressing performance and navigation issues. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Mobile.
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Samsung will upgrade Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to Android 4 in Q1 2012, other devices to follow

Samsung will upgrade Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to Android 4 in Q1 2012, other devices to follow | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
Samsung plans to make the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note its first Android 4 devices in the first quarter of next year, the company has just announced. They headline a list of ICS-upgradeable devices...
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Unintended Consequences: How SOPA could threaten Internet security

SOPA has real and serious implications that could undermine the overall health and security of the Internet. It could actually make life easier for the criminals it is supposed to thwart.

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It Doesn't Matter If RIM Is Lying, It's Still in Deep Trouble

It Doesn't Matter If RIM Is Lying, It's Still in Deep Trouble | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

When Research In Motion (RIM) announced that BlackBerry 10 devices would be delayed until late 2012, co-CEO Mike Lazaridis blamed the delay on needing to wait for dual-core, dual-mode LTE chipsets.

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How hackers gave Subway a $3 million lesson in point-of-sale security

How hackers gave Subway a $3 million lesson in point-of-sale security | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
For almost three years, Subway franchisees and other small retailers left their registers connected to the Internet, allowing hackers to digitally walk in and steal credit card data as customers made purchases.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Said to Be Hit by China-Based Hackers - Businessweek

China-based hackers rifled the computer networks of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, stealing a large amount of confidential e-mails and documents in what a person familiar with the investigation described as a major security breach of the largest U.S. business lobbying group.

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Local news: Who will buy unused spectrum?

T-Mobile provides almost no service in West Virginia but owns vast swaths of wireless spectrum.

AT&T's decision to hang up its effort to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion leaves a big unanswered question in West Virginia's wireless market: Who will buy T-Mobile's West Virginia spectrum?

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Kindle Fire, Nook driving 7-inch display demand

Kindle Fire, Nook driving 7-inch display demand | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

Amazon said earlier this month that the Kindle Fire is its bestselling product and sales have been increasing week over week. Sales of at least several million are projected in the first month.
Barnes & Noble, meanwhile, is expected to take delivery of well over a million Nook Tablets and Nook Colors combined in the fourth quarter.

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ACSC - Send a Fax to Stop SOPA

ACSC - Send a Fax to Stop SOPA | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

E-mails can be filtered, automatically filtered out of the Inbox. Faxes, require some human interaction.

If sent to a traditional fax machine, someone will have to handle the paper. If sent to an fax to e-mail service, someone has to open the attachment and see it.


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Google's vision of what a smartphone should be

Google's vision of what a smartphone should be | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

Google gives away its Android smartphone operating system to anyone who wants to build handsets around it and pretty much lets manufacturers do what they want. But with each new release of Android, Google oversees the creation of one special phone as if to say, "This is how it's done, son."

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WebPulp.TV Interviews Tropo

Jose de Castro, our Chief Architect, was recently interviewed by Josh Owens from WebPulp.TV on the interworkings of Tropo’s Webscale cloud communications platform.
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First true Google tablet arriving next year, says Schmidt

First true Google tablet arriving next year, says Schmidt | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it

The tablet market is an increasingly crowded place. On the one hand, you have the Apple iPad, the reigning heavyweight, and the luxury tablet of choice. On the other, you have the scrappy young Amazon Kindle Fire, which appeals, in the formulation of one analyst, to a "wider, more diverse customer base." And now comes word Google could be wading into the fray, possibly with a committed, high-end tablet bearing the Nexus moniker.

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Apple's Siri Still Hates the British. And Southerners

Apple's Siri Still Hates the British. And Southerners | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
Siri makes the new Apple iPhone 4S incredibly easy to use … as long as you're not from England. Or Scotland. Or Tennessee. Or Mexico.
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iOS: A visual history

iOS: A visual history | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
In what is widely regarded as his greatest presentation ever, Apple's Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world on January 10th, 2007.
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Managing data traffic in real time, down at the cell level

Managing data traffic in real time, down at the cell level | IP Communications & VoIP | Scoop.it
In a recent report, I argued that data caps are not effective as a traffic management tool as they may encourage peak traffic, and thus increase congestion, instead of containing it.
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