The fourth amendment of the U.S constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizure. The famous Roy Olmstead case of 1928 used this amendment in its defense when Olmstead was charged with a crime using evidence collected from phone tapping. Although the Supreme Court denied the defense, it gave way to a heated privacy debate that continues today.
I spent some time at Verizon this morning helping a client port her number from a T-Mobile Android to a Verizon iPhone. The real fun began when we couldn’t transfer 2,400 contacts off the Droid’s SIM card. Needless to say, I wish we had the ConXfer App!
ConXfer is a patent pending wireless, mobile to mobile secure contacts transfer application. It simplifies the process of securely transferring a user’s contact and mobile business cards from one device to another using WiFi or Bluetooth.
The most important thing to carriers besides subscribers is mobile spectrum; but by next year, according to CNN Money, the FCC could experience what is known as a “Spectrum Crunch” where there will be no more airwaves to pass around. This comes at a time where mobile carriers need spectrum the most as data hogging smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone, use up all their spectrum. If carriers don’t get enough spectrum soon, the result will be dropped calls and slow data speeds. So what are the big 4 mobile carriers going to do about this? They’re going to do the best they can to get a much spectrum as possible, but it won’t be pretty. In fact, its going to be gruesome and here’s why.
U.S. Seeks to Block AT&T Merger with T-Mobile
September 1, 2011 – 12:25PM Segment
I recently posted about the U.S. government’s meddling in the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile by having filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent the deal from going through.
It’s clear that wireless will be the communication and computing technology of the future, as sales of smartphones and tablets/iPads surge. Competition among mobile carriers, then, is clearly important to both consumers and the economy.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit today to block AT&T’s $39 billion merger with T-Mobile. The merger, which would create the largest wireless company in the U.S., would have been a deal between the nation’s second- and fourth-largest wireless phone carriers. The Department of Justice filed the suit on antitrust grounds, stating that the merger would substantially lessen competition, result in higher prices and give consumers lower quality and less innovative products. Along with Verizon, the two merged companies would account for 78% of the industry’s revenue and over two-thirds of wireless customers in the U.S.
Imagine running Windows 7 on an iPad… sounds cool? It’s real! Cloud Desktops make it possible. A Virtual Cloud Desktop is a personal, centralized computer located in the Cloud. Using any Internet connected device or thin client (i.e. an iPad), you can access your desktop from anywhere in the world.
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Earlier this week I wrote about the newly released White iPhone 4. I mentioned that with the White iPhone 5 on the way, you are best waiting until the Fall for the device on 4G than going out to buy it now. Now I have a new reason why you’d better wait: the White iPhone 4 is thicker than the black version. While it may not seem like a very big deal, the discrepancy actually creates a bit of an issue: if I buy this case, will it fit? The image above illustrates the minute difference.
After an incredible wait, Apple has finally released the White iPhone 4! The device, which ran into unexpected production issues last June, is available starting today in stores and online. Just like its black counterpart, it’s available in 16GB and 32GB capacities in a GSM version for AT&T’s network and a CDMA version for Verizon’s network.
Did you know you can deposit checks using mobile devices? There’s a Chase App for that!
One of the main reasons I was excited to switch from my Verizon BlackBerry to my new Verizon iPhone was this awesome Chase Mobile App. It lets you deposit checks of up to $500.00 using your iPhone or Android camera.
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