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Devicescape offers a Wi-Fi fallback service to mobile carriers

Image copyright MA Photography/Shutterstock.Devicescape has long offered a crowdsourced network of hotspots to carriers that have adopted a “Wi-Fi …

Mobile
Mobile

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>1 Are landlines dying out?<p>Don’t believe grand claims that everyone now uses a mobile phone rather than a landline. According to communications regulator Ofcom, 64% of …

iPhone 6 review: thinner, faster and slightly cheaper

Apple has finally got a phone with a screen size comparable to many Android phones - but has added design and lightness rivals don’t have<p>iOS 8 review: the iPhone and iPad get customised, extended and deepened Stephen Fry’s iPhone 6 verdict: the most exquisite mobile ever made<p>According to Apple …

Net Neutrality

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 …

China

Singaporean startup launches free VoIP for 2G

The Nanu app plays sponsored ads before a call, letting users make free calls to other app users, as well as landlines and mobiles not using the app.<p>Gentay Communications, a Singapore-based startup, has just launched Nanu, an Android app capable of making VoIP calls even on low-bandwidth 2G …

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

The growth of mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger have led to the number of messages sent in 2014 to be roughly double that of 2013<p>WhatsApp has spawned a new generation of instant messaging superusers, with some teenagers and young adults using their smartphones …

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 …

Small Business

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 …