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FCC launches PLAN emergency alert service for mobile devices

May 13th, 2011

The city of New York has teamed up with the FCC and wireless carriers to unveil a new emergency alert system called PLAN. PLAN can notify mobile users in a specific geographic location of a hazardous or potentially life threatening situations. The new system was announced a few days ago at an event at the still-under-construction World …

AT&T offering 1,000 Rollover minutes to loyal iPhone customers

February 11th, 2011

Competition is a great thing. The Internet is atwitter with reports that AT&T is, without provocation, offering its loyal iPhone customers an additional 1,000 Rollover minutes via text message. What makes you worthy of this offering? We’re not quite sure. What we do know is that texting the word “yes” to 11113020 will help expedite …

Apple posts mysterious message on homepage, iTunes announcement due tomorrow

November 15th, 2010

This morning, Apple posted a mysterious message on its homepage. With instructions to “check back here tomorrow” the note alludes to an “exciting announcement from iTunes.” We’re not certain whether Apple will announce another iTunes milestone — billions and billions served — or if there is something else in the works from the Cupertino company (Beatles catalog, cloud computing?). We’ll …

Qik to power T-Mobile’s mobile video chat service

November 3rd, 2010

Qik, the mobile video company that is often most closely associate with Sprint’s Evo 4G, will be playing a serious roll in T-Mobile’s Android lineup. A press release, fresh out of the oven, reports that: The integrated T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik will be the first to offer integration into the native Android™ address …

BGR reader unofficially bests text messaging world record

August 25th, 2010

A BGR reader (and fellow blogger) by the name of Brian stumbled upon our post about a U.K. woman who bested the Guinness World Record for text messaging speed. The 27-year old, named Melissa Thompson, used a Samsung Galaxy S — with the SWYPE keyboard — and managed to squeeze out: “The razor-toothed piranhas of …