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iluv Releases New Compact Charging Station Among Other Products
By Matt Paulson
Mobile accessory manufacturer iLuv Creative Technology has just unleashed a new line of products designed to help smartphone users end their battle with batteries. Two of the most groundbreaking products part of this release are the Rockwall 5, which can charge up to 5 devices simultaneously, and th…

Apple Paints the iPad Gold to Attract Customers
By Ben Linton
This week Apple announced that it will now offer a gold color option for its full-size iPads. The new versions of the iPad are anticipated to be unveiled sometime this month. The product will include gold as a color choice for the metal cover, adding to the silver and gray available for the iPad Air…

Who Uses a Phone Booth Anymore? Telstra Plans To
By Steve Anderson
It would not be out of line, many would note, to suggest that the phone booth as we once knew it is dead, slain by the ubiquity of the cell phone and similar mobile devices. But what to do with all those leftover booths, in some cases just sitting there, a target for vandals or potentially worse? Te…

Shelly Palmer is Right: Fan Boys and Fan Girls Love the iPhone 6
By Carl Ford
I sometimes feel like I am in the Star Trek episode where Kirk is beamed into an alternate Enterprise where everyone is the same but different in personality.

Mobile Equipment Installment Plans Apparently Working Out as Planned
By Gary Kim
AT&T expects total AT&T "Next" installment plan sales to be about 50 percent of all devices it sells in the quarter. That is one measure of how fast equipment installment plans have become a favored way for U.S. mobile service providers to encourage smartphone sales while reducing the financial impa…

Hong Kong Protesters Are Communicating Without Cell or Wi-Fi Networks
By Joe Rizzo
Open Garden is the company that made FireChat, Christophe Daligault, the company's vice president for sales and marketing said "Once you build a mesh network ... now you have a network that is resilient, self-healing, cannot be controlled by any central organization, cannot be shut down and is alway…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Apple vs. Verizon
By Matt Paulson
Today's mobile technology market is rife with competition, and the past week's headlines show that both Verizon and Apple are making big plays and taking large risks. But of the two mobile giants, who came out on top, and who had to make the biggest sacrifices? The release of the iPhone 6 saw a mass…

How does Surging OTT Content Affect Bandwidth Consumption?
By TMCnet Special Guest
Binge-watchers rest assured, OTT content providers show no sign of slowing down. New reports from Digital TV Research show global online TV and video revenues over fixed broadband networks will reach $42.34 billion by 2020. This forecast is warmly received by major OTT companies like Netflix, a cont…

Electronic Test Equipment Market Set for Growth, Thanks to Wireless Demand
By Michelle Nicolson
The proliferation of wireless technology is setting the stage for solid growth in radio frequency (RF) test equipment, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

Verizon Communications Tower Sale Not Unique
By Gary Kim
For fixed network service providers, the network of access cables stretching from points of presence (central offices, headends or data centers) to actual end user locations always has been viewed as a source of unique business value, because such networks are hugely expensive and therefore rare.

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