Will Apple Expand iOS, A5 Chips Into Wireless Airport Routers?

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In addition to using its A4 and A5 chipsets along with the mobile iOS platform on products like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV, Apple may be expanding its proprietary ARM chips and iOS into the wireless router market, potentially introducing new hardware with better iCloud integration. It’s unclear if updated Time Capsule […]

Viper Brings SmartStart Technology to Home Alarms

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Viper, which makes an app and the required hardware to remotely start, lock, and arm your car with your smartphone, has teamed up with Alarm.com to let smartphone users also manage their home security system remotely. The app, which is downloadable right now, is in version 2.2. To switch between controlling your car or your […]

AT&T 3G MicroCell Review: Good Quality But Don’t Pay For It

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AT&T offers a small base station calle a MicroCell, which is supposed to boost your network connection at your home. In testing, we found that the AT&T MicroCell is nice, but we wouldn’t pay for one. When AT&T offered to give me a free 3G MicroCell, I took them up on the offer. It was […]

Lose the Wires with the LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad

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Amidst the many announcements about new phone releases and platform updates from CTIA, the LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad is easy to miss. The new phone charging product from LG promises to help users lose the wires with a variety of innovative features. The device looks like sleek addition to any mobile set-up and comes […]

RIM Announces BlackBerry Protect Now Available in Open Beta

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Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Protect is a remote finder and wiper for misplaced, lost, or stolen BlackBerry smartphones that is similar to MobileMe’s Find My iPhone or other third-party security software solutions on the market today. Previously available only as a private beta, RIM is now opening BlackBerry Protect to users in North America and […]

LG Revolution Gets Fulton Qi Inductive Wireless Charging Back Cover

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At Mobile World Congress, Fulton was showing off its inductive wireless charging solution, which will be inter-operable with other devices thanks to its reliance on the Qi wireless charging standard introduced by the Wireless Power Consortium. Handset makers such as Motorola, LG, and HTC have all signed on, so if you have a Motorola phone […]

AT&T Novatel MiFi 2372 Review (Video)

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While Xavier’s been over the Sprint Overdrive, a 3G/4G mobile hotspot that’s made by Sierra Wireless to compete with Sprint’s original Novatel 3G MiFi, one possible alternative, which may be better for people in Xavier’s position, for a mobile broadband Internet connection on the go that’s sharable with up to five devices is AT&T’s MiFi […]

HP TouchPad webOS Tablet Hands On Video

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Earlier today HP had unveiled its webOS tablet, called the TouchPad, along with a few webOS-powered smartphone. The lineup announced today, according to HP, marks the beginning of the next-generation of webOS devices. The company is promising that the mobile operating system will make its way over to Internet-connected printers along with desktop and notebook […]

The iPhone’s Role in Limited Data Plans

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As a Verizon Wireless subscriber for over five years, I’ve had essentially no problems with their wireless service. My experience with customer service, on the other hand, has had its share of bad moments, but I’m happy overall. I would consider myself a satisfied customer except for one thing. I wanted the iPhone. Like many […]

Beat the System with Google Voice

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Am I the only person in America who thinks wireless carrier’s plans are purposely difficult to understand and too costly?  Data plan caps, tethering, ETFs and a lot of other lingo often prevent folks from considering phones with data plans.  I wasn’t surprised during a recent visit to Best Buy when I examined wireless carrier’s […]

AirTurn: Wireless, Hands-Free Page Turning for Musicians

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Hear that sweet music?   It’s coming from Hugh Sung and his new company, AirTurn.   The company sells wireless, hands-free page turning transmitters for musicians that use Tablet PCs or laptops to read music.   The AirTurn device hooks up to your computer via USB, is easy to use, and compatible with many operating […]