Android L to offer default encryption on data, working towards making a more secure Android

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Android has always suffered from a big security problem: all Android devices offer data encryption, but most users don’t know how to turn it on, or even what it is. That’s why Google is turning on data encryption automatically with the new release of Android L. The automatic data ...

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TracFone sets record straight on data throttling for Straight Talk, Net10

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With consumers asking questions about throttling policies has become a normal conversation topic, TracFone has decided to come in and set the record straight on their own policies for data. Speculation has had those with “unlimited data” wondering why rumors of 1.5GB throttling ...

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Leak shows U.S. Cellular to introduce shared data plans

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According to sources, U.S. Cellular is slated to introduce shared data plans in the USA. A new leak of a small roadplan outline is showing that the cellular provider is going to be lining up with the like of AT&T and Verizon in their plans by allowing multiple users to share out of a ...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

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If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to you. According to a recent report from the EFF, Google has ranked as one of the highest in a slew of ...

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AT&T announces shared data plans

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Today, AT&T has announced a new set of data plans. Like Verizon, these data plans are shared, making them the second major US carrier to offer such plans. The changes should come in late August. The plans are not mandatory, as they are at Verizon, meaning you can keep your current data plan ...

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AT&T: Family Data Plans Ready to Roll Out?

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Heads up all you AT&T users! The screenshot above shows “Group Data” usage, so does this mean we will be getting that new Family Data Plan? Back in May, Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobile, said: “The company has a firm hold on what type of plan it will offer and ...

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T-Mobile HSPA+ 42 users consume average of 1.3GB per month

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T-Mobile's HSPA+42 users pull down 146X more data than five years ago.

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Net Nanny mobile helps keep kids safe and parents’ minds at ease

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  Net Nanny has been a leading provider of safe online experiences for kids for years, and now the company is branching out and going mobile. “Every day, around 150,000 new web pages are created,” said Russ Warner, president and CEO of Net Nanny. “When you couple this with the ...

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Sprint debuts five new “Warning” commercials [VIDEO]

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Sprint has just released a set of five new commercials, each only fifteen seconds long.  Centered around the same “Warning” theme, they essentially tout the same service – unlimited data.  As we’re reminded in the following ads, you’re not getting unlimited data if ...

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Verizon to give 4G smartphone users double data for the normal data price

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Are you on Verizon with a 4G device, and find yourself torqued about the amount of data you get for the price? Well, Verizon has decided that, for eligible 4G smartphone-toting users, the price should remain, but the data should double. Starting Tuesday, any customer with a 4G smartphone will ...

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Boingo Chosen by LG to Bring Data Offloading and Global Wi-Fi Roaming to U+ Customers

Boingo, one of the largest providers of Wi-Fi software and services in the world, announced today that they have partnered up with LG Uplus (or “U+”) in South Korea to provide data offloading and global Wi-Fi roaming to their customers. The service agreement has been slated for ...

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Verizon Intros $20 Data Plan for DC, VA, and MD

Verizon Wireless has introduced a $20 data plan for its customers that live in either Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia. The plan is aimed towards first-time smartphone users, who may not be ready to gobble up data at the speed of light just yet. The plan gives users 300 MB of data for just ...

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Verizon, AT&T Putting Foot Down on Illegal Tethering

Verizon and AT&T have had enough of your illegal tethering and they’re not going to sit back any longer.  The two carriers have recently started taking preventative measures to ensure you ultimately pay for those tiered/usage-based data plans and the accompanying tethering options. ...

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T-Mo Launches Monthly 4G No Contract Service

When we spoke to Dan from T-Mo a few weeks ago on AGTN, he told us that the company was going to be business as usual until they heard something different regarding the AT&T and T-Mo Merger. It looks like he wasn't kidding! T-Mo has announced an interesting new plan scheme for users of ...

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3G Watchdog Keeps an Eye on Your Data Usage

In the age of data caps and throttled speeds, Android users are forced to keep an eye on their data usage any way they can.  I’ve found a pair of great apps to help me in 3G Watchdog and its premium version, 3G Watchdog Pro ($3.25 US).   The basic concept of 3G Watchdog is... Read More