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Devicescape offers a Wi-Fi fallback service to mobile carriers

Devicescape has long offered a crowdsourced network of hotspots to carriers that have adopted a “Wi-Fi first” attitude, which aims to move as much …

Two US carriers are interested in “data signal sharing” technology for 2015

CMU.edu<p>Imagine walking down the street in your neighborhood and having full 4G LTE connectivity on your device. Also imagine your neighbor walking on the other side of the street with just 1-2 bars of 4G LTE connectivity. Would you share some of your connection/bandwidth to help boost your …

10 things you need to know about voice calls

As how we communicate constantly expands companies are creating new systems for old. (But you could still be talking to a robot)<p>Don’t believe grand claims that everyone now uses a mobile phone rather than a landline. According to communications regulator Ofcom, 64% of British adults used a landline …

iPhone 6 review: thinner, faster and slightly cheaper

According to Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the reason iPhone users have had to wait until now for a 4.7in (12cm) and larger screen is because Apple wanted to do it right: keep the phone thin and light, and keep the screen quality up.<p>Without doubt the iPhone 6 achieves this. The screen quality is …

Comcast customers can access Wi-Fi hotspots in Europe

TechTimes<p>Comcast has come to an agreement with Liberty Global to allow users to access each other’s Wi-Fi networks around the world by 2015.<p>At the moment, Comcast has approximately three million Wi-Fi hotspots in the US while Liberty Global has around 2.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots in various countries …

China tightens control on instant messaging services

<b>Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.</b><p>Public users of popular services such as WeChat will also have to sign agreements promising to uphold "the socialist system", state media say.<p>It …

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Singaporean startup launches free VoIP for 2G

Gentay Communications, a Singapore-based startup, has just launched Nanu, an Android app capable of making VoIP calls even on low-bandwidth 2G connections.<p>This means that, in theory, the phone should be able to work in rural areas where 3G isn't available. The app lets you make app-to-app calls, as …

300bn messages sent in UK forecast this year largely due to mobile flirting

WhatsApp has spawned a new generation of instant messaging superusers, with some teenagers and young adults using their smartphones to despatch up to 100,000 electronic messages a year, according to a study by Deloitte.<p>The number of instant messages composed in Britain in 2014 is forecast to double …

London kicks off free bus WiFi trial on two routes

It's safe to say Transport for London (TfL) is pushing hard to equip London's bus and train networks with their fair share of tech. Not long after it announced the launch date for contactless payments on the Tube, it's just confirmed that two of the city's Routemasters are now offering free WiFi to …

Automated payroll for Indian startups.

Payroll on auto-pilot<p>Experience payroll that runs itself automagically. Just set up your account, and we’ll take care of the rest, without you …

Foursquare’s Swarm And The Rise Of The Invisible App

Swarm is a new app from Foursquare out today that chisels off the check-in and proximity features of the main app and places them in a sparse, focus-driven new home. The app is nicely done, though it will be of most use to those in dense urban areas with lots of friends.<p>The underlying mechanics of …

Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

A company known as Zip Phone is making it easier to place secure, Wi-Fi enabled phone calls, in order to save consumers from using up the limited number of cellular minutes that come with their smartphone’s voice plan. That’s a more common problem outside of North America where unlimited calling …