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Kelly Hodgkins

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AT&T begins transition of acquired Verizon Wireless assets

July 22nd, 2010

Verizon Wireless customers in the 79 markets that AT&T acquired are being alerted that they will soon be AT&T customers. A welcoming letter detailing the initial phase of the transition is being sent out to this lucky group of Verizon Wireless subscribers and one of our readers was kind enough to share the letter with us.  The …

The big winner in the wireless data wars is Sprint/Clearwire

July 22nd, 2010

With the #1 and #2 wireless carriers scrambling to beef up their network and limit data usage by instituting tiered data plans, Sprint/Clearwire is sitting pretty on to a treasure trove of 100-120 MHz of spectrum across much of its coverage area. In this dawning age of data hungry devices, Sprint/Clearwire has three to four …

Serious Safari security flaw found

July 22nd, 2010

If you are a Mac user, and fancy Safari as your default internet browser, you are going to want to pay attention to this one. A bug found in Safari’s AutoFill feature can allow a malicious website to gather personal information from a users address book card — more specifically: first name, last name, work place, city, state, …

InNova Patent Licensing LLC files infringement lawsuit against thirty-six companies over email spam patent

July 22nd, 2010

Texas-based InNova Patent Licensing LLC has filed a broad lawsuit against thirty-six defendants accusing them of infringement upon an email spam patent that was granted to InNova founder Robert Uomini. The patent describes a method of identifying incoming email as spam by using external context information obtained from the sender and according to Christopher Banys, lead counsel …

Facebook hits 500 million user milestone

July 21st, 2010

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that the social network has 500 million active users, a figure that puts MySpace, Ning, LinkedIn, and even Twitter to shame. Facebook continues its impressive growth, adding 100 million users since February and boasts of the following the statistics: 500 million active users 50% of users login on any given day …

Bing to be the one and only search engine for Windows Phone 7

July 21st, 2010

We knew that Bing was the default search engine for Windows Phone 7 handsets, but earlier information about the mobile OS suggested that carriers and OEM’s could change the search engine as part of the allowed customizations. Apparently that information, which was based upon leaked documents, is now incorrect. In a recent interview with Pocket-Lint, …

Verizon Wireless DROID X plagued by Wi-Fi connectivity issues?

July 21st, 2010

Chatter on the forums suggests that the latest update hitting the DROID X has not fixed the WiFi connectivity problem many users were reporting. Affected DROID X owners report that their handsets have difficulty connecting to a WiFi router and poor network performance once a connection has been established. Several users report that changing the …

Popular Shipped ROMS website now in suspended animation

July 21st, 2010

After compiling and posting ROMs for hundreds of smartphones — from HTC, RIM, Motorola, and more — Conflipper is throwing in the towel and no longer updating his popular Shipped ROMS website. The decision is part of a compromise negotiated with HTC following a Cease and Desist letter from the handset manufacturer over these publicly …

Nuance Dragon Search and Dragon Dictation to hit the UK soon

July 21st, 2010

Burlington, Mass-based company, Nuance, is bringing its duo of popular speech recognition software to customers in the UK. Nuance’s popular Dragon Search and Dragon Dictation have been submitted to Apple’s App Store and are awaiting approval for distribution in the UK. Both titles are currently available for free in the US and boast of combined …