Mobile & Wireless

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Will Cortana dream?

Microsoft is not joking. Stick a fork in Cortana... it's done! If you are one of the dozens of Cortana users wondering why the Cortana content you created (such as reminders and lists) aren't working on your mobile devices, it's not an April Fools' joke: Microsoft announced last July that it would end support for the Cortana mobile app on March 31, 2021. Continue Reading →
In a blog post defining how AT&T is thinking about broadband for the 21st century, Joan Marsh, AT&T's EVP of Federal Regulatory Relations, says there's "no compelling evidence" that people need more than 50/10 Mbps or 100/20 Mbps service. Continue Reading →
Amazon Prime Video NFL
Whenever I'm asked about the fate of the television business, I always answer, "As goes the next NFL deal, so goes TV." Well, as everyone with even the slightest interest in the subject already knows, the NFL/TV deal is done—but times have changed. Continue Reading →
The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (aka S.4131) is a must-read. The text of this bill is soul-crushing: it's asking for $94 billion, of which $80 billion will be spent on deploying broadband infrastructure nationwide (prioritizing unserved and underserved rural, suburban, and urban areas). Continue Reading →

Is 5G a battery killer?

The other day, @VZWSupport tweeted (then deleted), "Are you noticing that your battery life is draining faster than normal? One way to help conserve battery life is to turn on LTE." So… does 5G suck the life out of your battery? Continue Reading →

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