10 February 2013

Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair

Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair
BillMoyers.com (blog)
The faster high-speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in bursts of laser light, but many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire. We're stuck with this old ...

As SkyDrive hits 1bn documents, Microsoft now lets you share and edit files in Office Web Apps sans account - The Next Web: "For senders, the change means they can share without worrying about whether the person will be able to view and edit their document. For recipients, the change means they can go from clicking a link to editing immediately (all recipients can edit a document simultaneously). What if you don’t want to let the world ability to edit your document? If signing in isn’t required, technically anyone who gets the link can go in and have some fun. Microsoft still lets you control over exactly who can access your document, but in that case you’ll have to invite specific people via their email addresses and check the new “Require user to sign-in” check box."

Cuyahoga judge removes prosecutor from Internet cafe case
Plain Dealer
In a ruling filed Thursday, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Deena Calabrese disqualified Assistant Prosecutor James D. May from the case against VS2 Worldwide Communications. The New Jersey company is charged with gambling, racketeering ...

Rule to expand rural broadband set by USDA
Rapid City Journal
The broadband program was first enacted by the 2002 Farm Bill, which directed RUS to establish abroadband loan program to fund construction, improvement and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in rural areas. Regulations were ...

Podcast and internet radio previews: The Secret Policeman's Ball, Point of ...
Podcast and internet radio previews: The Secret Policeman's Ball, Point of Inquiry, Radio Three Sixty and The Jazz Groove. Pete Naughton previews the week's best or most topical downloadable podcasts and internet radio stations. Peter Cook and Dudley ...


Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir
Deccan Herald
Mobile internet services in the Kashmir Valley were today snapped following the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru amid apprehensions of a backlash. All the mobile internetconnections stopped functioning this morning as the news about ...

Tablet computers: how best to get connected to the internet
The Guardian
3G is the most widely available form of mobile broadband in the UK, while the faster4G is currently only offered by Everything Everywhere, and not across the whole country. ... The most cost-effective way to connect your tablet to the internet is via ...

The Guardian

Samsung: The only Android smartphone maker that matters
While Samsung's share grew 2.3 percent HTC's dropped 1.8 percent. You could almost say Samsung grew share at HTC's expense in spite of Windows Phone 8 launching during that quarter. Motorola had a modest 0.7 percent drop in share over the same ...


Nexus One could be one of the first Android smartphones to go into orbit
Ars Technica
The Nexus One may be a few iterations behind the latest Nexus handsets and other Androidsmartphones on the market, but that doesn't mean it isn't suited for a trip into space. As reported by ZDNet, the University of Surrey's Space Centre (SSC) will ...

Smartphone, Tablet Users Shifting Content from PCs: NPD
Consumers are still using their computers for many of the core PC-centric activities, but the tablet and smartphone are gaining traction, according to the "Connected Intelligence Application and Convergence Report" from IT analytics company The NPD Group.


BlackBerry pulls 2 new smartphone models from Japan market
Washington Times
BlackBerry has taken several steps to ward off competition from Apple and Android-based phones in the past few months, even changing its corporate name from Research in Motion, or RIM, to BlackBerry in a rebranding move made official last week.

Washington Times

Smartphone, Tablet Users Drive Print Trends in Business
Mobile device management (MDM) and the use of iOS and Android mobile devices may be changing the course of yet another old IT standby, suggested the results from a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report, which surveyed smartphone and ...

Home Depot abandoning BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS
Apple Insider
Home Depot abandoning BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS. By Kevin Bostic. EXCLUSIVE: Home improvement retailer Home Depot plans to replace thousands of BlackBerry smartphones issued to its managerial and corporate staffers...

Apple Insider

App Deals Of The Day: Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone
Lifehacker Australia
Share Discuss Bookmark. Moon+ Reader Pro for half price on Android, Visual Calendar for free oniOS, Whiteboard HD for half price on iPad, new Spotify now available on Windows Phone, plus lots more. Deals end without warning, so be quick or miss out!

Android operating system catching up
InvestmentNews (blog)
I thought I would simply share that because so many advisers keep asking me these days about using both Android phones and tablets (and asking why I appear to be an iPad fan boy --- which I'm not, in fact I've only had an iPad for six months). That S ...

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