T-Mobile ran tests of 28 GHz millimeter-wave wireless technology in Bellevue, Wash., using 5G gear from Nokia and Intel, the carrier announced Wednesday, days after CEO John Legere said the company would support 600 MHz service on more than a dozen models. Carriers get more range from low-band spectrum, but higher frequencies are more effective in dense, urban environments.
U.S. Cellular has tapped Nokia for a network operations system that taps big data and machine learning to improve service by analyzing subscribers' mobile use patterns, the companies announced. The project is aimed at preventing operational problems and more efficiently planning cell tower and small cell deployments.
Apple is reducing the price of replacement batteries to $29 for the iPhone 6 and later and will release updated software that informs users if their iPhone batteries are still good after facing lawsuits over its move to slow down older models. Apple apologized on its website last week and said it will change its practices to regain its customers' trust.
Holding down business expenses is a key step on the path to profitability. Amanda Abella looks at five ways to keep expenses in line, including tweaking your marketing budget, cutting out unnecessary subscriptions and eliminating duplicate services.
Samsung and LG have clarified that they do not slow down smartphone processors with software updates over time. HTC and Motorola made similar statements in the wake of Apple's admission that iPhone processors were slowed over time to preserve battery performance.
Iowa Cell Phones and Repair has seen an uptick in counterfeit iPhones and Samsung phones. Many are purchased on buy-and-sell social media pages, store owner Phillip Biermann said.
The number of cybercrimes is expected to increase in 2018, and experts are planning ahead by making cybersecurity-focused New Year's resolutions. Eleven executives open up about their resolutions, including Security Fanatics' Nick Espinosa's resolution to improve education, and Uptake's Nicholas Percoco's focus on applying machine learning.
Phone Todd in Henderson, Ky., has seen an increase in customers concerned about news that older iPhone models are slowing down because of battery age. "A lot of the older phones about 2 years old definitely need new batteries," store manager Candace Parr-Lachnea said.
Smartphone repair business Doctor Manzana turned to creative consultancy Masquespacio for the design of a shop in Valencia, Spain. The design emphasizes bold colors and 54-degree angles, representing the angle at which smartphone users tend to hold their phones.