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  • Amazon pushes Kindle Fire touch update

    Amazon on Wednesday issued a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet that it said addresses some of the most vocal complaints about the device, including sluggish response to touch and a lack of parental controls.

    Written by Gregg Keizer22 Dec. 11 06:19
  • AT&T, Verizon LTE nets offer similar data download, Web browsing speeds

    Data downloads and Web browsing on new LTE-ready smartphones were slightly faster on AT&T's new 4G LTE network than on the far more widely spread 4G LTE network of rival Verizon, according to a study released Tuesday by by Metrico Wireless.

    Written by Matt Hamblen20 Dec. 11 22:17
  • Verizon to Pay $3.6B for Mobile Spectrum

    Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $3.6 billion to buy licenses for mobile spectrum covering 259 million U.S. residents from SpectrumCo, a joint venture of three cable providers.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Dec. 11 22:09
  • Sprint says 26M handsets have Carrier IQ; AT&T claims 900K

    Documents filed in response to a U.S. lawmaker's request show that Sprint is by far the biggest user of Carrier IQ's software, with more than 26 million handsets featuring the controversial mobile tracking tool.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan16 Dec. 11 23:32
  • TeleNav to offer Web-based HTML 5 navigation services

    Location-based service provider TeleNav on Wednesday announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices that will give users the ability to receive free voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions when using an app or visiting a Web site for a restaurant or other destination.

    Written by Matt Hamblen15 Dec. 11 04:33
  • Carrier IQ moves to allay fears of its tracking software

    Carrier IQ last night released a document describing its technology in what appears to be a belated attempt to quell continuing concerns over its controversial tracking software.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 Dec. 11 07:11
  • FBI rejects FOIA request for Carrier IQ info

    The FBI has denied a request for the release of information regarding its use of Carrier IQ's software, saying that releasing the information could interfere with ongoing law enforcement operations.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan13 Dec. 11 23:00
  • Flow launches new data exchange technology

    A startup called Flow Search Corp. recently launched real-time data exchange technology for mobile developers, consumers and enterprises.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Dec. 11 22:06
  • No Google Wallet on Verizon's coming Galaxy Nexus

    Google Wallet, a mobile payment app, won't appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon Wireless, a <a href="">Google spokesman told</a> Computerworld blogger J. R. Raphael this week.

    Written by Matt Hamblen07 Dec. 11 01:27
  • Lookout releases free Carrier IQ detection app

    A mobile security software company last Friday released a tool that detects Carrier IQ, the software embedded in numerous smartphones that has raised questions from users, privacy advocates and even Congress.

    Written by Gregg Keizer06 Dec. 11 03:32
  • DHL wireless locator device tracks its location in a box of cargo

    Air freight company DHL recently started using a real-time wireless locator device that can be affixed to boxes of mission-critical cargo shipped by medical and pharmaceutical companies, among others, that require urgent delivery around the globe.

    Written by Matt Hamblen05 Dec. 11 22:06