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About John Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of SaveOnPhone.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers long distance and cell phone topics for SaveOnPhone.

Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 16, 2017

SoftBank Close To Announcing Merger Deal For Sprint, T-Mobile SoftBank Group has reached a broad agreement to merge its Sprint unit with T-Mobile US, a long-sought-after move for the Japanese group that would create a rival to America’s top two … Continue reading

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Microsoft Has Abandoned Its Windows Phone

In a series of tweets this weekend, Windows VP of Operating Systems Joe Belfiore confirmed what many had already suspected: the Windows phones will be no more. In response to a question about whether users can expect a new Windows … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 9, 2017

Russia Targets NATO Soldier Smartphones, Western Officials Say Russia has opened a new battlefront with NATO, according to Western military officials, by exploiting a point of vulnerability for almost all allied soldiers: their personal smartphones. Troops, officers and government officials … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 Users Report “Swollen” Batteries

iPhone 8 Plus just hit shelves on September 22, and some users are already reporting problems. Users from Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan claimed the battery of their new phone swelled and pushed the screen out of … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico Is Nearly Entirely Cut Off From Cellphone Service, Leading To Low Tech Solutions Double-barreled hurricanes that wiped out the island’s cellphone towers have left 91% of Puerto Rico without cellphone coverage, cutting off a lifeline to family and … Continue reading

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Sony Smartphones May Get a New Look in 2018

Sony, which has been using the same OmniBalance design since 2013, has recently hinted that it will be adopting a new look for its smartphones. Sony’s managing director in India, Kenichiro Hibi, told The Indian Express that they do not plan … Continue reading

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Mobile Stock Apps May Contain Vulnerabilities

Many popular mobile trading applications may have security vulnerabilities that would allow criminals to steal personal data or even money from user accounts, according to recent research from IOActive. The study reported more than 20 popular trading apps contain vulnerabilities, … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—September 25, 2017

Google Sets Its Sights On The iPhone With HTC Deal The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is … Continue reading

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Google Spends $1.1 Billion on HTC’s Pixel Development Team

Google announced it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC’s team of nearly 2,000 engineers who are currently working on the Pixel smartphone. The two entities have signed a separate agreement, which will give Google a non-exclusive license for HTC … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—September 18, 2017

Apple Isn’t Expected to Catch Up to iPhone X Demand Before First Half of 2018 Apple is poised to be able to ship about 40 million iPhone X units before the end of 2017, which won’t be nearly enough to … Continue reading

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