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Archive for November, 2012

Smartphone Apps that Find Stuff

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2012

StickNFind is a Kickstarter project that uses your phone and coin-like tags to find lost items, using Bluetooth. Stick-N-Find stickers, about the size of a quarter, have a buzzer and light, so that you can find stuff also in the dark. Stick-N-Find Stickers have a Range of about 100 Feet, with a Battery that lasts […]

T-Mobile Needs HSPA Refarmed for iPhone

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2012

Amid speculation that T-Mobile USA will or will not carry Apple’s new iPhone, the carrier’s network is working hard to support it, refarming their PCS band with HSPA. T-Mobile, of course, won’t have LTE service until mid-2013. Meanwhile, the carrier now counts 15 markets with HSPA on 1900 MHz. T-Mobile currently has most of its […]

Newspaper Ad Revenue Down 5%

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2012

Newspaper advertising revenues were down 5.1 percent in the third quarter, compared to the same period in 2011, the Newspaper Association of America reported. The results were marginally better than those for the first two quarters of 2012, but the industry has posted advertising losses for 25 consecutive quarters, dating back to 2006. Digital advertising […]

Nook Tablet Jelly Bean Conversion

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2012

If you own a Barnes & Noble Nook Color or Nook Tablet, then you can turn it into an Android 4.1 tablet, quickly and easily, says Rick Broida, of C/Net. N2A Cards offers a bootable microSD card that transforms the Nook into a real Android tablet, complete with the Google Play store. Originally, that option […]

Microsoft Confirms Surface Pro at $899

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2012

Microsoft says their Surface Pro tablet will start at $899 for the 64GB model, with the 128GB version $999. Surface with Windows 8 Pro will run current Windows 7 desktop applications and comes with an Intel processor. Both of those prices reflect the “standalone” model, which means you’ll get a Surface pen/stylus, but a keyboard […]

Consumer Reports: Verizon Best, AT&T Worst

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2012

Consumer Reports annual survey of the nation’s wireless carriers, found Verizon Wireless the highest-Rated major carrier with AT&T at the bottom, although AT&T stole the 4G title from Big Red. The survey polled some 63,000 U.S. wireless subscribers for their thoughts on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. Verizon received top marks for voice […]