With external threats online there’s no doubt Antivirus software is now a necessity. However, which one to choose can be a tedious process. Most just choose what is readily available as they purchase the computer. Or, they visit several different ratings sites to see what the experts have to say. BitsOnBroadband has taken the work out of the process. [Read more...]
As predicted in our recent article, How to Cancel Cable and Save with Free TV, cable companies starting to lose TV subscribers as consumers find better alternatives to cable TV. We can now safely say that folks are listening, and jumping off the triple-play bandwagon. [Read more...]
About 20 years ago, the AOL startup disc was as ubiquitous as McDonald’s locations. In the era before broadband, AOL was the most dominant Internet service provider with more than 126 million subscribers. I actually worked for PeoplePC for a period of time, and we had the same direct mail initiatives. At that time CD’s were an awesome way to attract new subscribers. [Read more...]
That’s why one local mom took control and invented an app that her kids — and your kids — can’t ignore. [Read more...]
The new old-school Nokia 130 comes in single or dual-SIM versions and goes on sale in China, India and Africa.
A new budget mobile phone that can play movies, has a one-month battery life and is cheaper to buy than one of the top-up cards it uses has been unveiled.
Nineteen euros won’t buy you much in this day and age, but it will buy you a no-frills Nokia phone. The Nokia 130 is an old-school mobile phone at an old-school price for developing markets, with basic smartphone features like music and video in a phone that will last over a month before it needs juicing up. [Read more...]
A new cell phone application is helping people save hours of battery life on their phone.
E-star was unveiled earlier this month on the Google Play Store. This is a free app and was developed by Mobile Enerlytics of Purdue Research Foundation. [Read more...]
The Google Play store is constantly getting fresh new titles each week, that are very impressive and (with the right phone) can be as fun as any console game. If you own an Android tablet or smartphone, you may have tried games in the past but it’s difficult to mill through all the new games and know which one is best. [Read more...]
Your personal data isn’t the only thing that can identify you. Now your hardware can, too.
Researchers at Stanford University have figured out how to accurately identify a device, even if apps can’t access its data, by building a profile of its unique hardware quirks. Taken together, a device’s many tiny idiosyncrasies—due to manufacturing errors—make up a so-called “sensor fingerprint.” [Read more...]
FCC is ‘deeply troubled’ by Verizon’s plan to slow down data for subscribers. Is this a play for stronger regulations by the FCC?
The Federal Communications Commission has sent a strongly worded letter to Verizon warning that changes in the way it handles mobile Internet traffic may violate federal regulations.
More broadly, the letter by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is the latest sign that the commission is considering applying its new net neutrality rules to wireless carriers. [Read more...]