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Apple sued over WiFi Assist iOS feature

A few Apple customers were pretty annoyed when they discovered the WiFi Assist feature within iOS 9. The feature comes switched on by default and switches out your WiFi signal with 3G or 4G when it gets too weak. As a result of this happening, some customers found themselves using …

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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent restart merge talks

Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Corp. have restarted talks about a possible merger, according to a media report. If the companies become one, they will be the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication equipment with formidable portfolio of telco patents. The Manager Magazin reported this week that Nokia, with its strength in wireless networks, …

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Three and EE announce calls and texts over WiFi service

To help combat the growing trend of users taking to third party apps for their main methods of communication, both Three and Everything Everywhere (EE) have announced new services that allow customers to use their WiFi connection to send text messages and make calls, in the same manner as software …

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Lenovo acquires mobile patents from NEC

Lenovo Group, the largest supplier of personal computers in the world that wants to become a top smartphone maker, said that it had bought a portfolio of mobile patents from NEC Corp. The move should help Lenovo to avoid legal conflicts with other makers of smartphones and boost its own …

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EE adds 4G to 14 towns and 18 airports

EE has switched on 4G LTE connectivity in 14 more towns as well as 18 airports, ramping up its 4G coverage in order to stay competitive with  the expanding infrastructures of rival networks: O2 and Vodafone. EE now has 70 per cent of the population connected to 4G, in total …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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Windows 8 to provide native mobile networking

One of MSDN’s most recent blogs goes into detail about Microsoft’s efforts to vastly improve wireless connectivity in Windows 8 to the point of even providing native connectivity support for 3G and 4G networking. As it stands now, specialized applications from hardware providers are required for mobile connectivity. The idea …

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Nokia shuns origins, coolest features are USA-only

Over the past 5 years, Nokia’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The Finnish frost giant is going to have to do something pretty amazing to save itself from further falls in the future. KitGuru has just learned that Nokia’s technology and marketing teams have made an unusual choice with …

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