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LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The organizers of the FirstNet LTE public safety network have the frequencies and standards they need to build the system, and they know where the money’s coming from. They know how to get there from here, but it won’t be a quick trip.

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A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

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A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president’s signature

A bill that allows consumers to unlock their cellphones for use on other carriers passed its last hurdle in Congress on Friday, opening the way for it to become law once it is signed by President Barack Obama.

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Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president’s signature

How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you’ve probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead

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Apple hasn’t exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.

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Apple hasn’t exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Oracle’s new in-memory database option could spark unanticipated costs, expert warns

Oracle database shops that have or are planning to download the latest version of 12c take warning: The vendor’s newly launched, much-hyped in-memory processing database option is turned on by default, according to one expert.

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Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a US$3 billion deal.

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SEC drops probe into Facebook’s pre-IPO sales disclosures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its investigation into disclosures about Facebook advertising sales before the company went public in 2012.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

The OS X Yosemite public beta gives us some insight into Apple’s next-generation operating system, but it is a beta release–a version of the Mac OS that will have problems and will not be compatible with some of your existing software. If you’ve leapt aboard the beta without thinking carefully about what this would mean for day-to-day use, and you now wish you had Mavericks (OS X 10.9) back, we’re here to help

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How Microsoft’s CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia

During an earnings call this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella repeatedly promoted Lumia smartphones running on the Windows Phone platform. The call was just five days after the company announced a record 18,000 layoffs that raised concerns about Microsoft’s long-term commitment to its phones.

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How Microsoft’s CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia