AT&T to Block Stolen Phones Starting This Week
AT&T today confirmed that it plans to officially launch an initiative first announced earlier this year that will prevent stolen cell phones from working on its network. AT&T will open and maintain a database of stolen cell phones, partly in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission. Using the database, AT&T will block devices reported as stolen from being reactivated on its network. Eventually, it will work with other carriers to block stolen devices. "As announced in April, AT&T is creating a stolen phone database to prevent devices reported stolen from accessing wireless networks," said AT&T spokesperson Mark Siegel in a statement sent to the New York Times. "We will install this availability for AT&T phones on our network and are working toward a cross-carrier solution later this year."
Apr 12, 2018
LG is making a renewed commitment to distributing software updates to its phones in a more timely manner. LG today said it officially opened a new Software Upgrade Center at its Magok-dong facility in South Korea.
Feb 14, 2017
Nest today updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways.
Jul 24, 2017
T-Mobile today said it is extending the same scam-stopping tool its postpaid customers have enjoyed since April to its prepaid MetroPCS customers beginning July 25. T-Mobile introduced the network-based tool earlier this year to help identify and block potential scam calls.
Mar 24, 2017
T-Mobile today said it is rolling out new network-based tools to help identify and block potential scam calls. Beginning on April 5, T-Mobile will begin to analyze every call that reaches the T-Mobile network against a global database of known scammers.
Feb 1, 2018
Google this week added its name to a growing number of companies that support an open active stylus standard. It officially joined the Universal Stylus Initiative along with 3M Lattice Semiconductor, Maxeye Smart Technologies, MyScript, and Tactual Labs.
Entirely kidding though, but still shocked it took them this long to implement this.