LTE download speeds have risen by up to 10-fold using Licensed Assisted Access spectrum, T-Mobile's Neville Ray tweeted, referring to the unlicensed 4G technology the carrier launched late last year. T-Mobile is "driving LAA very hard" this year, Ray added.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics plan to demonstrate their new flagship phones this month, although some alleged details regarding the handsets have begun to leak. Samsung will reportedly pioneer 3D emoji and wireless speakers on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, while LG will follow up its V30 with new camera features.
The Equifax data breach revealed in September exposed more consumer information than was originally reported, including tax identification numbers and phone numbers, Equifax said in documents given to the Senate banking committee. A forensic investigation led to the discovery, the company said.
A Phoenix City Council subcommittee is looking for a firm to provide a risk assessment for local airports, as the previous security action plan was updated nearly 10 years ago. The panel specifically wants the firm to focus on ways to shore up the airport's cybersecurity.
Wireless subscribers on unlimited plans reported fewer network problems than other customers, per a J.D. Power and Associates survey. The research firm also reports that customers who brought their own phones when switching carriers suffered more issues than those who bought new handsets when they switched.
Apple may provide rebates to those who paid the full $79 price to replace batteries on three iPhone models after admitting that new software had impaired the handsets' performance. The company, which recently released an iOS 11.3 beta upgrade with a battery health monitor, told a Senate committee that it has seen "strong demand" for the new batteries after lowering their replacement cost to $29.
Powermat is working on boosting wireless charging pad output from 15 watts to a maximum of 40 watts, which would dramatically improve charging speeds. Meanwhile, Energous, Ossia and Powercast are developing over-the-air wireless chargers, with Ossia's Cota Tile prototype allowing over-the-air charging at a 30-foot radius.
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