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AskCALEA NewsWeekly August 17, 2012
Create Disposable Phone Numbers With Burner iPhone App
The new Burner app for iPhone generates throw-away phone numbers, which can be used for undercover operations or by those who simply prefer a deep layer of privacy.
Configure Samsung's S Voice for a more efficient mobile experience
If you've purchased a new Samsung mobile, like the Galaxy S III, then you have a voice command tool that can make your mobile life incredibly more efficient.
Nexus 7: A Road Warrior's best friend
Maps, video conferencing, voice to text, a great screen, Jelly Bean, and more make this Android tablet the one to beat.
Android 4.0 cheat sheet
New to Android 4.0? This handy reference for Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS shows you how to do everything from tweaking an app's notification settings to getting detailed info about your battery usage.
Your Android BYOD Toolbox: 15 Apps, Services, and Products
Bringing your own device to work? Here are some essential tools and add ons.
Six Future Uses for NFC: More than Just Mobile Payments
NFC has been lauded as the technology that will take mobile payments mainstream. But the truth is NFC is good for so much more.
The Best Mobile Hotspots
Why rely on public hotspots to get online when you can bring your own with you, wherever you go? Here are the best mobile hotspots available right now.
9 popular IT security practices that just don't work
The security products and techniques you rely on most aren't keeping you as secure as you think.
Five free and secure password management apps
Takeaway: Maintaining a large assortment of strong passwords is a challenge. Here are some apps that make the task more manageable.
New AT&T app will allow parents to remotely cut teens cell phone service when they're driving
AT&T is launching smartphone software that lets parents track a teen's driving, including speed and smartphone use, and disable the calling and texting ability if it's determined the teen is using the smartphone while driving.
AskCALEA NewsWeekly August 10, 2012
Here's Why Tablets Will Replace the Smartphone
Thanks to the pace of mobile-network expansion, new audio and video technologies, the expansion of Wi-Fi, and more-capable hardware that runs longer on a single charge, I expect the tablet to begin replacing the smartphone within the next half a dozen years.
10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet
Use these tips to download books, make phone calls, and get other vital information--all without investing in a data plan.
Samsung Galaxy Note
The Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile is exactly what it looks like: the largest smartphone available today.
Car hacking: Bluetooth and other security issues
It's not time for full-on panic, but researchers have already successfully applied brakes remotely, listened into conversations and more.
Do you give mobile apps the keys to your kingdom?
We are using more mobile apps than ever on our gadgets and many of them interact with our online accounts. Linking apps to online accounts can give them access to all kinds of personal information.
Growth in new mobile-network software could help shape services, bills
Mobile operators are rapidly adopting new network software, called EPC (Evolved Packet Core), that will give them more control over service quality but also new tools for metering data usage.
Will 4G Voice Silence Indie Talk Apps?
VoLTE could finally allow carriers a way to compete with popular over-the-top voice apps.
Sprint Goes Public with LTE Small Cells, Hires ALU
The operator said today it will deploy metrocells from Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio portfolio to "augment coverage" in high traffic indoor areas like stadiums and campuses.
AT&T Quietly Launches Wireless Based Landline Replacement Service
Other telecoms, including Verizon Wireless, C Spire and Sprint Nextel, have launched similar services, in which users plug their landline phones into an adapter that links to a wireless network.
Prepaid Cellphones Are Cheaper. Why Aren't They Popular?
Cellphone users continue to avoid prepaid plans even though they could often save considerable amounts of money, according to a published report that outlines several reasons why consumers still prefer to sign two year contracts to buy heavily subsidized handsets.
21 Awesome GPS and Location-Aware Apps for Android
Want basic driving directions? Help finding cheap gas? A cool way to create a digital scrapbook of your latest trip? Android has an app for that, and more.
AskCALEA NewsWeekly August 3, 2012
What's next for cellular? Try Wi-Fi
A perception exists that a network war is unfolding in the enterprise, with Wi-Fi facing off against up-and-coming cellular services, specifically 4G.
T-Mobile pushes hotspots instead of shared data
T-Mobile USA, which has registered its disdain for multi device service plans offered by rivals, is adding Smith Micro Software's connection manager to mobile hotspot devices and smartphones it markets in a bid to encourage customers to connect their Wi-Fi devices to T-Mobile's 3G and 4G networks.
Let my Wi-Fi go: FCC rules Verizon can't charge for Wi-Fi tethering
In what may prove a landmark ruling, the FCC has stated that Verizon can no longer charge users for using their 4G devices as Wi-Fi hotspots.
How to use your Android phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for free
What's the secret to getting free Android hotspot functionality on any carrier? It's actually quite simple, and you don't even have to root your phone to do it.
A new app lets you send pictures via sound
A little birdy told me that a new app called Chirp could revolutionize how we all communicate.
Google Fiber must succeed
If Google's fast, free Internet service spreads beyond Kansas City, it could put overly complacent ISPs on notice.
Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020
Summary: What are the issues, challenges and technologies that will frustrate and inspire those working on the cloud in 2020?
Android, Nokia smartphone security toppled by Near Field Communication hack
By exploiting multiple security weakness in the industry standard known as Near Field Communication, smartphone hacker Charlie Miller can take control of handsets made by Samsung and Nokia.
Five apps for your portable security kit
Portable security apps can come in quite handy in the field. Here are five lesser known apps worth checking out.