Monthly Archives: December 2016

Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 27, 2016

California Tries Again to Thwart Prison Cellphone Smuggling California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones, thousands of which continue to flood … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 19, 2016

You Can Now Make Phone Calls Using Skype Translator Skype Translator, which officially debuted in May 2015, is truly astounding: It translates languages in real time, so you can have a call with a colleague who speaks Spanish, for example, … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 12, 2016

Transportation Department Weighs Allowing Phone Calls During Flights Airline travelers already upset about shrinking seats and rising fees should steel themselves for a potential new cabin reality: listening to another passenger yakking on a mobile phone. In a surprising and … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 5, 2016

Global Smartphone Shipment Gains Fall Back to Earth The growth in global smartphone shipments ground to a near halt this year, according to research firm International Data Corp., in the latest sign that the mobile-phone boom is petering out. Companies … Continue reading

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