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Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

We've been seeing a major push for tablets lately, but if a new study from Arieso is to be believed, then manufacturers might want to rethink their strategies. As it turns out, Arieso has found that smartphones have passed tablets in data usage for the first time in the three years the company has been doing these studies. You'd think that given the larger screens found on most tablets, users would turn to those devices more often for Internet access, but it seems that the tides are changing as far as mobile data goes.

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AT&T brings 4G LTE speed to four new markets

AT&T brings 4G LTE speed to four new markets

If you've got a 4G LTE-enabled handset and you're an AT&T customer, there's a chance you're seeing some faster data speeds today. That's because the company has rolled out 4G LTE in four new markets today, bringing the total number of markets with AT&T LTE up to an impressive 113. "Impressive" certainly is the word too, as AT&T has been launching 4G LTE in new markets at a very fast rate.

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AT&T rolls out 4G LTE service in six new markets

AT&T rolls out 4G LTE service in six new markets

Whip out those handsets, AT&T customers, because the company announced today that it has launched 4G LTE service in six new markets. These announcements of 4G LTE rolls outs are coming in at breakneck speeds from AT&T, so it would seem that the company is very serious about expanding its coverage area. That's definitely good news for subscribers, as it means there are more areas in the country where they can access AT&T's LTE network.

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T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

These past few weeks have seen various announcements from Verizon and AT&T related to the expansion of their 4G LTE networks, but today T-Mobile is reminding everyone that its own plans for 4G growth are coming along swimmingly. The company announced that it has expanded its 4G service in 10 major markets across the country, so if you live in the one of the United States' big metropolitan hubs, there's a chance that you've got increased 4G coverage from T-Mobile today. Read on to find out which locations are getting a boost to service.

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FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

If there's one thing we love about the current state of mobile devices, it's the innovation that's being ushered in by forward-thinking brands like event-specific handheld device group FanVision. With the FanVision Controller, these folks are bringing in in-depth information about the event they're covering with a device that's interactive, not just a tiny display, and connected to their data source via UHF. Believe it or not, the signals they're working with are an older technology than the mobile data your smartphone uses, but here at each live event they work with, it works one whole heck of a lot smoother.

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Jesus makes an appearance in SplashData’s 25 worst passwords list

Jesus makes an appearance in SplashData’s 25 worst passwords list

He may be considered a savior by many people around the world, but today SplashData is showing us that Jesus won't do much when it comes to protecting you from having your online identities hijacked. The company has released its list of the 25 worst passwords for 2012, and aside from an appearance by one of the most important figures in the Christian religion, there are few new entries on the annual list. Of course, things like "password" and "123456" rank at the top yet again, so if you're still using those passwords to secure your online accounts, stop it already.

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Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

If you've been with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past and miss your ability to add Google Play purchases to your carrier bill each month now that you're on Verizon, you'll be glad to know that they'll be joining the party too quite soon. A confirmation of this update to the Google Play store as well as Verizon's connection to it has come through today via Google Play's official twitter account, complete with a date range for the roll out. If you're on Verizon you'll be able to add digital purchases to your normal carrier bill starting soon - within the next few weeks, in fact!

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Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

If you were wondering where the internet is housed, you're asking the wrong question - but if you want to know where Google's corner of the internet lives, you're in luck. This week Google has released not just a high-definition set of photos from several of their data centers, they've got a lovely Street View look at one in particular. Google's Lenoir, NC data center has the greatest little look-around you could hope for this afternoon.

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Verizon 4G LTE coverage blasts past year-end goals

Verizon 4G LTE coverage blasts past year-end goals

The folks at Verizon have today let it be known that their 4G LTE network will be covering 417 U.S. markets by the end of the day on October 18th, this destroying their year-end goals entirely. With a year-end goal at 400 markets total for 4G LTE in the USA, Verizon was more than happy to show off its greatness in a press conference today. This announcement was accompanied by assurances that the iPhone 5 launch has gone well so far and that their 4G LTE network has not given way to the massive amount of recently activated devices across the nation.

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