ITworld Mobile &amp; Wireless en What Google is getting out of Ingress Official answer 1: Nothing! Official answer 2: Geo-map games! People&#039;s answers: more than you can imagine.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion augmented reality field trip Google Google Glass Google Maps Ingress ingress game mapping Mobile niantic labs portals walking directions wireless Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:22:41 +0000 kevinpurdy 415292 at FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Unified Communications News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:27:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 415277 at Want a Samsung Chromebook 2? Be prepared to wait. The Samsung Chromebook 2 looks to be a killer machine, with some of the best specs yet for a Chromebook. But don&#039;t start licking your chops yet, because if you want it, you&#039;re going to have to wait.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review chromebooks Samsung Chromebook 2 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Preston Gralla 415266 at How to stop location sharing with Facebook app? <p>This week Facebook rolled out “Nearby Friends” a new location sharing feature. I don’t need to share with everyone where I am all the time, and I don’t want Facebook to know this either. What do I need to do to disable this feature?</p> Mobile & Wireless android facebook location sharing privacy Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:58:32 +0000 JOiseau 415248 at Can we talk? Internet of Things vendors face a communications 'mess' Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. We&#039;re here to tell you that it hasn&#039;t. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Mobile & Wireless Networking News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:06:52 +0000 IDGNS staff 415205 at Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines Twitter&#039;s new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Mobile & Wireless News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 415203 at Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people&#039;s locations to their friends.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Mobile & Wireless On-demand Software Software Unified Communications News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 IDGNS staff 415161 at Why a smartphone 'kill switch' won't stop phone theft Yesterday, wireless industry group CTIA announced a partnership between many of the major smartphone makers and all of the leading U.S. wireless carriers that&#039;s designed to enable smartphone &quot;kill-switch&quot; functionality on handsets sold in the United States after July 2015.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Security Opinion kill switch Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:56 +0000 IDGNS staff 415101 at 33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7 Whether it&#039;s the first time you&#039;ve picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you&#039;ve pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you&#039;re not familiar with. Don&#039;t sweat it: We&#039;re here to help. We&#039;ve collected some of our favorite and most useful tips and compiled them here, just for you.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless On-demand Software Operating Systems Security Software News IOS iOS 7 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:36:19 +0000 IDGNS staff 415071 at Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with to boost the content on its mobile devices.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:52:10 +0000 IDGNS staff 415055 at With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google&#039;s computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Networking News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:42:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 415049 at Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery Samsung&#039;s Galaxy S5 carries a powerful lineage -- but it no longer stands out in a sea of thoughtfully designed competitors. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review android phones Galaxy S5 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:32 +0000 IDGNS staff 415048 at Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Mobile & Wireless Networking Unified Communications News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:18:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 415022 at What major changes are there in Windows Phone 8.1? <p>Are there any significant changes to Windows Phone with 8.1, or is it just an incremental update like Android 4.4.3?</p> Mobile & Wireless Microsoft windows Windows Phone 8.1 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:38:59 +0000 rcook12 414996 at MIT grad students seek to bankroll a power brick replacement If these guys can get off the ground, you can tell your power brick to hit the bricks.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless News battery Dart MIT Mobile POWER Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:59:18 +0000 Andy Patrizio 414994 at