Category archives for: Cell Phones

T-Mobile Notifying Users Of Cyber Attack On Prepaid User Accounts

Today some of T-Mobile’s prepaid user shave been receiving SMS messages from the carrier letting them know their account was impacted by a cyber security attack (link to T-Mobile’s statement). Please note that T-Mobile says no financial information or passwords were compromised.  The hackers did get away with CPNI, account number and phone and address […]

Verizon Adds Detailed 5G Coverage Maps To Its Website

Verizon has added detailed maps of its mmWave 5G coverage to its web site. The maps show where 5G is available on a block-by-block basis in the cities where Verizon has launched the service. Verizon started offering 5G in April, but has not offered any coverage maps for the service until now. Because Verizon’s 5G network […]

Verizon Turn On 5G In Boston, Houston, Sioux Falls

Verizon has launched 5G service in three new cities, bringing the number of cities with Verizon 5G to 18. The service is uses mmWave frequencies, which generally offer high speeds but limited coverage. It’s available in “parts of” Boston, Houston, and Sioux Falls. In Boston, initial 5G coverage is concentrated in Fenway, along Brookline Avenue […]

FCC Chair Want A Public Auction Of C Band For 5G

FCC Chair Ajit Pai this week announced a decision on how to auction new radio spectrum for 5G that will be reclaimed from satellite operators. The FCC will conduct a public auction of spectrum licenses, as it has done with most bands used for mobile services to date. A group of satellite operators that currently […]

Samsung Debuts The Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition

  Samsung will sell a Star Wars Special Edition of the Galaxy Note10+ this December, with Star Wars-inspired design elements and digital content. The phone will be bundled with a specially designed case, a metal badge as a collector’s item, a red S Pen, and Galaxy Buds. The design features a First Order logo on the back. […]

Google Maps Adds Travel Feature Of Speaking Aloud Places In Local Language

Google has updated its Maps app with the ability to speak aloud the name and/or address of your destination in the local language when traveling abroad. The feature is designed to be used using a taxi or asking a local for directions. The feature appears automatically when in a country where the local language doesn’t match your […]

Google Brings RCS To Everyone In The US

Google today announced the US rollout of Google-operated RCS for its Messages app for Android, making RCS “broadly” available to Android users in the US by the end of the year. RCS is the new industry standard for messaging designed to replace SMS and MMS. It brings advanced features similar to iMessage, including the ability […]

The Motorola Debuts The Android RAZR With A Folding Screen

Motorola has unveiled the long rumored razr phone for 2020. The phone matches the design language of the original RAZR V3, but with an inner surface that is one continuous 6.2″ HD (21×9) touchscreen that bends at the hinge, like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Just like the original RAZR V3, it has a “chin” that sticks […]

Minecraft Earth Comes To The USA

Minecraft Earth is now available in the US in an “Early Access” version. The mobile AR game was announced back in May as a joint effort between Microsoft and Mojang. Per the release, the game lets players trawl through their neighborhoods to collect resources, collaborate on builds with other players, and battle Minecraft mobs. Users can walk around […]

Judge Rules US Border Agents Need ‘Reasonable Suspicion, To Search A Phone

A federal judge today ruled that US border agents can’t search travelers devices without “reasonable suspicion”, Reuters reported . While they can still search devices without a warrant, they now need a specific reason to do so. Previous searches by CPB and ICE without reason violated the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches […]

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