Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
New Windows sneak peak; U-verse to Wilmington; Cisco's $1B cloud move; China OKs iPhone 6; Ireland-Apple tax deal
In today's technology news wrapup: Microsoft to offer sneak peak of new Windows; AT&T takes U-verse to Wilmington; Cisco expands cloud network; China OKs new iPhones after security assurances; and the EU presses Ireland about Apple tax breaks.
Last week, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don't like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are. We also promised to run the same tests on comparable smart phones. We've done that now, and our tests show that both iPhones seem tougher than the Internet fracas implies.
The founders of social media engagement app Stealz came together to start a nonprofit organization to help school systems raise more money. In the process, they met owners of restaurants, bars and venues and learned of a key problem in marketing and growing their businesses. They didn't have the time, or the content, to take advantage of social media. Stealz helps. But is Stealz a steal for users? ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes an inside look at the company, its growth and its challenges.
Gigabit Internet to the desktop and to the home is about to hit the Triangle. Are you ready to cash in for your business -and for your own entertainment? Have questions? Need answers? Then you need to attend WRAL TechWire's "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference at SAS on Oct. 13.
The interest in young startup company CellBreaker came from ABC World News as their producers were investigating how consumers might save on their cell phone contracts. The news sent traffic skyrocketing at CellBreaker's website. So how did this all come about? WRAL TechWire Insiders get the details.
MCNC will mark the 30th anniversary of the North Carolina Research and Education Network during their annual Community Day celebration on Nov. 5-6 on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh.
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Cisco Intercloud partner ecosystem expanded with $1 billion in new financing; Microsoft offers first look at new Windows this week; Anti-Facebook social network Ello goes viral; Yahoo! Directory is shutting down this year; and what can doctors can learn from our Selfies?
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Washington Post hails Automated Inights; DirecTV-AT&T deal advances; FBI criticizes Apple, Google; drones win FAA OK
In today's wrapup of technology news: Automated Insights gets big press for fantasy football program; DirecTV shareholders OK AT&T deal; the FBI criticizes new data protection of Apple and Google devices; and the FAA gives OK for use of drones in movie making.
"There's a certain perception that Apple has to get things right, and when they don't, the whole company gets questioned," says Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel. "But they came out and said 'We apologize; we're working 24/7 to fix it.' I think that's what matters."
Do the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bend? We plan to find out for sure. We're designing an authoritative test to find out whether Apple's new phones have structural issues
Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.
BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone as the embattled Canadian company tries for a comeback. It's called the Passport, and a reviewer at the Verge says it's not for novice users.
Apple, Google and other tech companies have been trying to depict themselves as trustworthy stewards of personal information following revelations that the National Security Agency has been snooping on emails and other communications as part of an effort to identify terrorists. Beyond setting up passcodes, some phones have additional tools for hiding or securing sensitive photos and documents stored on the phone, particularly if you need to lend or show your phone to someone.
Epic Games was never able to bring its mega-selling hit "Gears of War" to the big screen, but the story may have a happier ending for its Infinity Blade. The series, developed for mobile devices to run on Apple's iOS, has sold more than 50 million copies. The game itself is ending but there may be new life for it in Hollywood. John Gaudiosi has the exclusive details for WRAL TechWire Insiders.
Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to everyday accidents, according to SquareTrade, a company that provides extended protection plans. The iPhone Plus 6 isn't far behind,
The first of its kind report last week documenting the economic impact of gigabit Internet on communities where the service is offered shows what the Triangle might expect from the forthcoming North Carolina Next Generation Network from AT&T and other providers. A wide range of industry experts will discuss what's coming at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference at SAS on Oct. 13.
The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications news this week: FCC embraces broadband as health solution for aging population; Consumer access, use of online health records: It takes two to tango; Farmers need broadband access for business; Sorry, AT&T and Verizon: 4Mbps isn't fast enough for broadband; and FCC revisits net neutrality exemption for mobile broadband.