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587 December 27, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Happy New Year to all. May the coming year be full of joy, and happiness for you. The formula that works for me is included in this week's THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK.
  • Continuing our discussion from last week about potential problems with using cellphones onboard aircraft, Jay Thompson did his homework and reported some important details on this issue from the FCC's NPRM (Notice of Proposed RuleMaking). Check it out in the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section.
  • This is a shortened holiday-edition of the newsletter.
  • News in brief:
    • BlackBerry's latest casualty: Two unreleased phones
    • Apple and China Mobile sign deal to sell iPhones
    • T-Mobile Uncarrier 4.0 Reportedly Buys Out Contract When Switching
    • N.Y. judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal
    • Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss
    • Celebrate Christmas with Free Stuff for Your Phone and Tablet
    • Google Glass Gets More iPhone-Friendly
    • LightSquared Proposes New Financing as Way to Emerge From Bankruptcy
    • Texting while driving is getting out of control
    • Samsung's got another tablet in the works
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Thompson
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • My Annual Life Goals

 

—— December 25, 2013 The Editor's Christmas Card
586 December 20, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Lots of chatter this week about the possibility of using cellphones onboard commercial aircraft.
  • Judge's Word on NSA Program Won't Be the Last
  • FCC moves toward in-flight mobile use; Transportation may ban voice calls
  • NTIA — FirstNet — State/Territory Single Points of Contact
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Rules Impose New Requirements, Annual Certification Requirement on Wireline and Wireless 911 Service Providers
    • IP Technology Transition Task Force Presents Path Forward at FCC Open Meeting
    • FCC Initiates Proceeding Regarding Cellphone Use on Commercial Aircraft
    • Largest Wireless Carriers Adopt Voluntary Principles on Device Unlocking
    • Deadlines
      • including paging companies
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Can BlackBerry Be Fixed?
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Cellphones on Aircraft
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • What is Christmas anyway?
585 December 13, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • It's cold at my house!
  • And another winter storm is heading this way—due this afternoon.
  • I would like to draw your attention to an interesting article from The Washington Post " Here's why the House patent bill won't put a stop to patent trolling " It mentions several issues that have caused some grief in the Paging and Wireless Messaging industries.
  • Details of the FCC, U.S. Carrier Cellphone Unlocking Deal
  • Instagram goes 'Direct' with new messaging system
  • Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger
  • New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision
  • C Spire to acquire Mobile-based Callis Communications
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • House Energy and Commerce Committee Wants to Update Communications Act
    • FCC Chairman Delays Incentive Auction Until Mid-2015
    • FCC Issues NAL for Failure to File International Telecommunications Data
    • PRA Comment Sought on new Special Access Information Collection
    • Committee Approves FCC Process Reform Act, Federal Spectrum Incentive Act
    • FCC Issues Agenda for December 12 Open Meeting
    • House Subcommittee to Hold FCC Oversight Hearing on December 12
    • Anti-Patent Troll Legislation Passes House
    • FCC Should Adopt Wireless Competition Task Force Say CCA
    • Deadlines
      • including paging companies
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Here's why the House patent bill won't put a stop to patent trolling
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
584 December 6, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Well, we are having our first snowstorm of the year here in Southern Illinois. There is about one foot of snow on the ground and it's still coming down.
  • Campus Alerts Not Always Reaching Students
    • NBC quotes Jenna Richardson of American Messaging
  • Amazon plans to use aerial drones to deliver packages via a new Prime Air service
  • Verizon Wireless's 4G Blitzkrieg
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Chairman Wheeler Speaks at Ohio State University
    • FCC Allows Consumers to Bring Accessibility Complaints Directly to Carriers
    • Chairman Wheeler Appointed Defense Commissioner
    • FCC Announces Further Staff Appointments
    • Rescue Squad Indicted for Putting Law Enforcement Channels on Squad Radios
    • U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review State Internet Sales Tax Decision
    • FCC Releases Local Competition Data
    • Deadlines
      • including paging companies
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • AT&T Unveils Cheaper No-Contract Plans
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt
583 November 29, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Welcome to a new advertiser, Eagle Telecom. Please check out their new ad, which follows. Be sure to call them and mention that you saw their advertisement here in the newsletter.
  • This would be a good time to use up the rest of your advertising budget before the end of the year.
  • TechBytes: Cyber Scams, Lamborghini Mobile Phone
  • Sony's New SmartWatch Is Better Than Its Last Attempt, But Still Not Perfect
  • N.S.A. May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC To Consider Repealing Prohibition on the Use of Cell Phones Aboard Aircraft
    • White House Reiterates Support for Wireless Spectrum Caps
    • NASUCA Files Motion to Extend Reply Comment Filing Deadline for Cramming
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for December Open Meeting
    • Time Warner Cable — Ripe for Takeover?
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Imposition of Special Access Reporting Requirement on Part 101 Microwave and Part 25 Satellite Licensees May Impose Undue Burden on Unsuspecting Licensees
    • FCC Chairman Wheeler Names Admiral David Simpson as Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
    • FCC Proposes $234,000 Fine for Tower Violations
    • FCC Confirms that Federal to Federal Communications are Permitted under Rule Section 90.179(g)
    • State of Maine Obtains Waiver to Use One-Way Paging Channel for Two-Way Communications; Virginia Urges Reallocation of One-Way Paging Channels
    • November is a Busy Month for Enforcement
      • Unlicensed Operation
      • Operation of Equipment Inconsistent with Equipment Authorization
      • Improper Operation — Operation on an Incorrect Frequency
      • Manufacture and Marketing of Unauthorized RF Equipment
  • BlackBerry's Porsche-designed Z10 is a phone that even it can't afford
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Hope You Had A Happy Thanksgiving
582 November 22, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • "Wheeler Embraces the "IP Transition."
    • Is this "the tail waging the dog"?
  • This would be a good time to use up the rest of your advertising budget before the end of the year.
  • New Optical Atomic Clock Poised to Redefine Timekeeping
  • Illinois Tornados
  • Find Out How to Use Real-time Analytics to Improve Volunteer Dispatching!
  • FCC eyes lifting ban on cell calls on planes
  • Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'
  • TigerText Ties With Cloud Contact Software Provider
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Wheeler Embraces the "IP Transition"
    • Wheeler Calls for Cellphone Unlocking Before the Holidays
    • SBCA Responds to NTCA's Vantage Point Paper
    • FCC Issues Call For Papers on System for Sharing Spectrum in the 3.5 GHz Band
    • FCC Seeks Input on Improving FCC Efficiency
    • FCC Announces Effective Date, Comment Due Dates on Inmate Calling Services
    • LightSquared Sues Charles Ergen and DISH Network
    • FEBRUARY 1: FCC FORM 502 , NUMBER UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORT. Any wireless or wireline carrier ( including paging companies )
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Ytterbium Clock Sets New Stability Mark
  • Pedi-Flite improves outcomes and reduces costs for pediatric diabetic patients
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Barry Kanne
      • Call-Out Solutions
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Mark Twain's sarcastic comments on Thanksgiving
581 November 15, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • This would be a good time to use up the rest of your advertising budget before the end of the year.
  • FCC Chairman Pushes Carriers to Allow Phone Unlocking
  • Review: Sony's Smartwatch Good, but Not Essential
  • iPad Air: Best tablet ever made
  • Why Motorola's low-cost Moto G can take over the world
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • NTCA Submits Paper on Limitations of Satellite Service
    • FCC Issues Agenda for November 14 Open Meeting
    • Act Repealing Cellphone Unlocking Ruling Progresses
    • Communications Workers of America Pushes for 'Press One For America' Bill
    • Sprint Reportedly Passing on H-Block Auction
    • CIA Pays $10 Million to AT&T for International Call Details
    • T-Mobile Plans $1.8 Billion Stock Offering to Finance Spectrum Purchases
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Voxpro founders named MSL Cork Business People of the Year
    • Dan and Linda Kiely
  • Silicon Valley Nerds Seek Revenge on NSA Spies With Super Coding
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Shane Scofield
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Something Christians and Buddhists should agree on
580 November 8, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • It's starting to get cold in Southern Illinois
  • Video of Chairman Tom Wheeler's First All Hands Meeting With FCC Staff.
  • BlackBerry's Chen Gets Pay Package About $88 Million
    • Former Apple CEO Sculley Weighed Bid for BlackBerry
  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced staff appointments
  • Shortened Battery Life Found in Some New iPhones
  • PageOne secures new national paging frequency to deliver Triple Resilience alerting solution
  • Motorola studying modular smartphone
  • FAA Approves Use of Electronic Devices on Flights
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Proposes $33 Million in Penalties against Three Lifeline Providers
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Use of Big LEO S Band to Expand Terrestrial Wi-Fi Service
    • NTIA/NIST Co-Host Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technology Day
    • IEEE Asks FCC to Declare Technologies Above 95 GHz in the Public interest
    • Comment Sought on Revised 3.5 GHz Band Licensing Model
    • C-Spire Announces Gigabit FTTH Plans
    • Commissioner Clyburn Proposes Ending FCC Sports Blackout Rules
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • USA Mobility Reports Third Quarter Operating Results
  • AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 launching Nov. 22
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Michael Candell
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Albert Einstein
579 November 1, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • I go to St. Louis, Missouri frequently. The doctor who replaced my knee is there and I visit friends in the area as well. So, this week I went to visit Rick McMichael, took some photos, and this issue includes a special promotion on his company, Preferred Wireless .
    • If you don't read anything else this week, please read the PREFERRED WIRELESS PROMOTION
  • Google RIPS WRAPPER off KitKat Android 4.4 , new Nexus 5
  • Discover the Latest Innovations in Public Safety Critical Messaging!—from Critical Response Systems
  • PREFERRED WIRELESS PROMOTION
    • Photojournalism
  • Google gives a first look at the next-gen Glass — including its nifty new earbud
  • Text messaging comes to 911
  • Google Smartwatch Release Date: Mass Production to Begin Within a Few Months
  • BlackBerry reportedly propositioned Facebook for a bid
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Commission Finally at Full Strength as Wheeler, O'Rielly Confirmed
    • FCC Adopts Rural Call Completion Order
    • Effective Date of Roaming Text-to-911 Bounce-Back Message Requirement Announced
    • Failure to Register 3650-3700 MHz Transmitters Leads to $3,000 Fine
    • Phase II E-911 Location Accuracy Workshop Rescheduled
    • FirstNet Board of Directors Holds Special Meeting, Designates HQ
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Government Shutdown does not Delay Availability of Certain 800 MHz Frequencies to Public Safety Licensees
    • Workshop on E911 Phase II Location Accuracy Postponed
    • Failure to Notify FCC of Change in Tower Owner Results in $4,200 Fine
    • FCC Cites Hair Salon for Harmful Interference from Light Bulbs to AT&T's 700 MHz Cell Site
  • FAA loosens rules for electronic devices during flights
  • $4,000,000 FY2014 Small Equipment Grant in Illinois includes Paging Equipment
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • This Week's Recommended Reading
      • Nikola Tesla
578 October 25, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • A big thank you to all my friends who helped out this week. You know who you are. Some sent in support for the newsletter via PayPal and others helped me a lot with advice for a consulting assignment that I am working on.
  • Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise?
  • The NSA spied on the phone calls of 35 foreign leaders, according to The Guardian
  • Tablet smackdown: Apple, Microsoft unveil newest gadgets
  • Iridium Satellite Awarded Big Government Contract
  • The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel
  • Study Reveals Top Emergency Communications Challenges
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Sets New Deadlines for Filings Due During the Shutdown
    • H-Block Auction Rescheduled for January 22, 2014
    • Senator Ted Cruz Places Hold on President Obama's FCC Nominee
    • October 28 FCC Open Commission Meeting
    • Senate Announces Hearing on Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile
    • AT&T Announces $4.85 Billion Tower Sale to Crown Castle
    • Calendar At-a-Glance
  • Internet address system expands with 4 suffixes, first of hundreds of additions expected
    • It's happening – the biggest change to the Internet since its inception
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall.
577 October 18, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • CONTACT? I would like to get in touch with Jeff Nodine, and Don Siperko. They worked for Motorola in the Ft. Worth paging facility. If anyone has their phone number(s) please let me know.
  • AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets
  • Critical Response Systems: In our on-going efforts to keep healthcare and public safety professionals informed of the benefits of response paging, we are offering the two white papers below. We hope you find them interesting and informative.
  • U.S. Senator Cruz blocks confirmation of new FCC chairman
  • MotoMaker scores iPhone transfer tool, ships Moto X with your data inside Mobile
  • County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service selects PageOne's triple resilience alerting solution to alert retained Firefighters and Officers
  • Moto X isn't helping Motorola yet as losses widen
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update—Special Edition
    • FCC has continued the suspension of filing deadlines through next Monday, October 21, 2013 Important Information
  • How To Protect Your Passwords—National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Jeff Dutler
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
576 October 11, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Congratulations to Mary Jesse , advertiser and supporter of this newsletter. Ivycorp has been selected as a 2014 FiReStarter company to be featured at its 12th annual Future in Review (FiRe) Conference.
  • I would like to get in touch with Jeff Nodine , and/or Don Siperko . If anyone has their phone number(s) please let me know.
  • In speech to telecom industry, NSA's Alexander criticizes coverage of surveillance
  • Fire Conference Names Ivycorp a Fire 2014 FiReStarter
  • Skype being investigated in Luxembourg over NSA spying links
  • iPhone 5C sales estimates chopped by analyst
  • BlackBerry Founder Looking at Buying Company
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update—Special Edition
    • Government Shutdown Continues, Deadlines Affected
    • Senate Postpones Hearing on FCC Nomination of Michael O'Rielly
    • Satellite Operator LightSquared Headed for Auction Block, DISH Circles
    • Samsung Loses Bid For U.S. Veto of Import Ban
    • Microsoft-HTC Venture May Be In the Works
    • Calendar At A Glance
      • Suspended Deadlines—Due the day after the FCC returns to business.
      • Upcoming Deadlines—Due as indicated
  • Cool Gadget—Belkin's Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Switch
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • For Meditation: Photograph by Jim Brickett
575 October 4, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Why Smartwatches, TVs & Smart Home Could Be The Next Big Opportunity For Apps
  • Google Glass proof of concept — Philips Healthcare
  • Allison Dye: Great mobile service at a great price
  • Regulatory: FCC—"We Regret the Disruption." Commission Shutdown Complete
  • Apple ends Coca-Cola's reign as the world's most valuable brand
  • Adobe loses 2.9 mil customer records, source code
  • Apple says it's fixing iMessage bug in iOS 7
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Government Shutdown Alters Filing Procedures; Delays Application Processing
    • FCC Modifies Text-to-911 Bounce-Back Message Requirement As Applied To Roaming
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Mobile Wireless Network Resilience Reporting
    • FCC Seeks to Reduce Barriers to Deploying Small Cells and Temporary Wireless Towers
    • FCC Proposes Elimination of UHF Discount
    • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment on EAS Test Results
    • Effective Date Set for New Rules Governing Unlicensed Operations at 57-64 GHz
    • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Open Meeting
    • FTC Steps Into the Fray Against Patent Trolls
    • BlackBerry Posts Nearly $1 Billion Loss, Future Uncertain
    • Calendar At A Glance
  • BlackBerry Z30 launching in Canada October 15
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • This is the book I am currently reading:
      • "Nine Stories" by J.D. Salinger
574 September 27, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Straying From Wireless Topics
    • Illinois Gangster History
  • Check out: 1980's Mobile Phone TV Ad
    • And then be amazed in light of Apple selling nine million new smartphones in the first three days of its launch last week.
  • Allison Dye has a great deal on mobile telephone service
  • In another blow, Blackberry suspends Messenger rollout for iPhone, Android
  • iPhone 5s, 5c rack up 9 million sales, 200 million users update to iOS 7
  • Apple Fixes iOS 7 Bug; Google Revamps Search; Gates Calls Ctrl+Alt+Del a 'Mistake'
  • UK Government to Test Sending Emergency Alerts to Mobile Phones
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Shootings Demonstrate Interoperability Lacking Between State/Local and Federal First Responders
    • Former FCC Economist Points to Risks if Incentive Auction Bid Restrictions are Imposed
    • Tenth Circuit Denies FCC Motion to Change Oral Argument Framework
    • FCC Approves AT&T Acquisition of ATNI / Allied Wireless Assets
    • FCC Releases Agenda for September Open Meeting
    • FAA to Consider Wireless Device Rules; Cell Phone Use to Remain Out of the Mix
    • House Hearing on Challenges and Opportunities in the 5 GHz Spectrum Band
    • Chairman Rockefeller Calls on Motorola to Cease Campaign to Undermine FirstNet
    • ITU Broadband Report Ranks US 24th in Global Internet Usage
    • Calendar At A Glance
  • Twitter Alerts give new meaning to crisis communication
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • This is the book I am currently reading:
      • At Home in the World: A Memoir
      • Joyce Maynard recounts her affair with J.D. Salinger
    • ILLINOIS GANGSTER HISTORY
      • Peoria and The Shelton Gang
573 September 20, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • BlackBerry's BBM may hit Android Friday, iOS on Saturday
  • New iPhone models to go on sale Friday morning ( today ) days after iOS 7 release
  • AT&T Completes $1.9B Purchase of Verizon Spectrum
  • DHS inspector general blasts department's management of its radio communications program
  • Four privacy settings you should enable in iOS 7 immediately
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Ownership Changes May Require FCC Approval
    • NTIA Files Petition With FCC Regarding Cell Phone Unlocking
    • Carrier Assessed Late Fees for Failing to Timely Submit Form 499-Q
    • Next Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Workshop Scheduled for Oct 15
    • Europe Considers Net Neutrality and the End of Roaming Fees
    • AT&T Reportedly Seeking Sale of Cell Towers Valued at $5 Billion
    • Calendar At A Glance
  • Ham Radio Publications Pioneer, Visionary, Iconoclast Wayne Green , W2NSD, SK
  • More About Wayne Green
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • This is the book I am currently reading:
    • “Salinger
572 September 13, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • New FCC Policy Changes Enable U.S. Hospitals to Improve Patient Safety with High-powered Critical Alert Messaging Solutions.
  • Critical Response Systems Provides Critical Messaging Solution to The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • The Johns Hopkins Becomes One of the First Hospitals to Receive License under New FCC Regulations.
  • In a Natural Disaster, Such as a Tornado or Hurricane — Cell Phones and Smart Phones Cannot Be Relied upon for Critical Communications.
  • The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: What you need to know
  • Samsung to follow Apple with 64-bit smartphones
  • Why Apple went 64-bit with the iPhone 5s
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Form 481 Filers Must Seek Separate Confidentiality from FCC, State Commissions
    • Court Hears Oral Argument on Net Neutrality
    • FCC Releases Interactive Map, Identifies Communities Targeted for CAF Support
    • FCC and Industry Carrier Agree on Lower 700 MHz Interoperability Solution
    • FCC Issues Tentative Agenda for September 26 Open Meeting
    • NTIA Seeks Comment on Continuing BroadbandMatch Website
    • "Cloud VoIP" to Help LTE Fill Voice Gap?
    • Calendar At A Glance
  • Simple, Inexpensive Jammers Threaten GPS
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Slavko Kocjancic needs information about Mark IV/V/VI paging formats
    • Bill Marshall needs to buy some Barran 2-way pagers
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness
    • Being happy is about feeling good. Meaning is derived from contributing to others or to society in a bigger way.
571 September 6, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • OUR PAGING COMMUNITY FORUM
  • This week's topic is a GPS Anomaly
    • The GPS Constellation
    • A review of the basics of High-Speed Paging
  • T-Mobile Offers Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
  • CRS: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Becomes One of the First U.S. Hospitals to Receive a License under New FCC Regulations
  • Al Qaeda reportedly seeking ways to target US drones
  • NEW GPS Jammer Detector and Locator System from Chronos Technology to be Sold in the United States by NavtechGPS
  • Clips of reports and opinions on the GPS Anomaly
  • Readington man fined $32,000 after FCC says device jammed Newark airport navigation
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Clients May Need Waivers of the Newly-Enacted Text-to-911 Bounce-Back Message Requirement; FCC's Staff Clarifies Certain Issues
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Imposing More Cramming Rules on Carrier Billing Practices
    • Rural Utilities Service Offers Suggestions on Improving Broadband Access
    • Challenge Process For Round 2 of CAF Phase I Begins
    • Sender of a Text Message May be Civilly Liable for NJ Car Accident
    • Verizon Agrees to Buy Vodafone Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion
    • Nokia to sell mobile phone business to Microsoft
    • Calendar At A Glance
  • Simple, Inexpensive Jammers Threaten GPS
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Vaughan Bowden
      GPS — Potential Problem
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Wireless Cartoon
570 August 30, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Skype works on 3-D calling system
  • The 10 moments that defined BlackBerry 's rise and fall
  • 2013 Preparedness Grants announced by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Third party Android stores host over 7000 malicious apps
  • Apple and Samsung to boost smartwatch shipments 36X in next 5 years
  • Brian Kirhagis: Salvador Dali Paintings in the Age of Technology
  • Low-cost hacked mobile devices can block incoming calls to nearby phones
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • FCC Freezes Acceptance of Certain Applications for 800 MHz NPSPAC Frequencies
    • Regulatory Fee Payments Increased; Commercial Service Fees Due September 20, 2013
    • FCC Announces New Spectrum Sharing Arrangements with Canada
    • New Study Shows Patients Using Mobile Devices for Remote Healthcare are More Engaged
  • Pain-free parking apps give you one less thing to whine about
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Curtis Rock on the FEMA Alerts
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Tony Robbins on Communication
569 August 23, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • My Hometown, Fairfield, Illinois
  • Nokia event with multiple product launches rumored for September 26 in New York
  • Scam Alert: Do NOT click on that 'Instagram for PC' ad
  • Delta to buy 19,000 AT&T Windows 8 phones for flight attendants
  • Mysterious FEMA Region lll Alert Has Folks on Edge
  • The Story Behind Those Emergency Alerts On Your Cell Phone
  • Amazon explores possible new fast, uncongested wireless service
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Special Issue —Regulatory Fee Payments Due September 20, 2013
  • Regulatory: FCC Cites More Retailers for Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices
  • Ham Radio in Space: Ham Radio Payloads Preparing to Launch
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • David A. Behar
      • Is paging service really "outdated"?
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Billy Graham on Finances
568 August 16, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Various links to other news
  • CIA : The mysterious Area 51 exists!
  • UK Bars Trash Cans From Tracking People With Wi-Fi
  • Critical Response Systems
    • New FCC regulations now provide U.S. hospitals with:
      • Better availability of secure, high-power RF channels
      • Faster, simpler FCC licensing process
      • Improved protection from RF interference
      • Excellent protection of capital investment
  • Apple will reveal new iPhone next month
  • Google retires the classic Gmail composition interface: How to make the new one more usable
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • The BloostonLaw Telecom Update newsletter will be on their traditional August recess, in light of the usual slowdown in the news cycle. They will resume publication on September 4.
  • Google Under Fire Over Gmail Privacy Remarks
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Paging and Two-Way Radio Technician Opening
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • C.S. Lewis on Forgiveness
567 August 9, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • I am sending your copy of this week's newsletter one day early. I am driving down to Kentucky today, to hear my favorite singer, Rhonda Vincent , at the Henderson Community College.
  • iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Which Small Tablet Is For You?
  • American Messaging Services , LLC acquires the paging assets of Cook Telecom, Inc.
  • Teaching seniors the art of texting and other tasks they can perform with a cell phone
  • Critical Response Systems Provides Critical Messaging Solution to The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts: Forcing Cell Phones to Emit Loud Noises Across California
  • The Moto X From Google, iPhone's Latest Challenger
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Establishes Deadlines for 2013 §54.313 Annual ETC Report
    • President Obama Nominates Michael O'Rielly to fill Republican FCC Commissioner Seat
    • Decision by Employee to Install GPS Jammer in Company Vehicle Nets Reward for Achievement — $32K Fine from FCC.
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jenna Richardson
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Book Recommendation)
    • William Maxwell
566 August 2, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Texting While Driving Kills More Teens Than Drinking
  • How to Optimize Cell Broadcast for Higher Ed Emergencies
  • USA Mobility Inc. (USMO) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.13
  • News from Prism-IPX
  • Tennessee ranks worst in nation in cellphone-related driving deaths
  • Thumbells, Thumb Dumbbells, to Build Stronger Texting Thumbs
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Wireless Industry Challenges Technical Feasibility of Certain Text-to-911 Requirements
    • Senate Committee Approves Wheeler
    • Appellate Court Upholds Warrantless Access to Cellphone Location Data
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Changes to E-Rate Forms
    • House Subcommittee Votes To Revamp FCC Processes
    • Canadian Carriers Oppose Verizon Entry into Canadian Wireless Market
    • FCC Issues Updated
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • BloostonLaw Private Users Update
    • Caribe Federal Credit Union Cited for Allowing Light Fixtures to Interfere with Licensed Operations in the 700 MHz Band
    • FCC Modifies 900 MHz Freeze to Allow Limited Incumbent System Expansion
    • Verizon Wireless Femtocells Reportedly Vulnerable to Security Hacks
    • Motorola Opposes 700 MHz Public Safety Initiative
    • FCC Clarifies that Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Equipment Can be Used in the 800 MHz Band
    • FCC Amends Part 90 to Permit Airport Foreign Object Detection in the 78 – 81 GHz Band
    • Traveler's Information Station Rules Updated
    • Study Shows Wireless Connectivity Improves Patient Outcomes
  • FCC: ARRL Reiterates Call to Evaluate Interference Potential of 5 GHz U-NII Devices
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Tim Jones
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • PLS DNT TXT + DRIVE
565 July 26, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • THE "FREE" NEWSLETTER?
  • TWO CLASSIFICATIONS OF PAGING
  • Hands-on with Google Glass
  • Bell Canada joins Rogers, calls on Ottawa to close 'unfair' foreign ownership loopholes
  • BlackBerry lays off 250 employees in latest round of cuts
  • American Messaging has a new web site
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on E-Rate 2.0
    • 1755-1850 MHz Band May Become Available for Commercial Broadband Operations
    • Public Knowledge Urges Further Examination of Verizon Request to Discontinue
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Rules and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Model for AWS-3 Band
    • FCC Issues Tentative Agenda for August 9 Open Meeting
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • Thumb Injuries A Risk With Repetitive Texting
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Frank Hackett
      • Hubble pointing at nothing
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Life is like coffee
564 July 19, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • INCREASED EMPHASIS
    • Texting while driving ” has become a major problem—causing many traffic accidents and even fatalities. I will be covering more on this topic in the future.
  • Surface Watch ? Microsoft allegedly testing a 'translucent aluminum' smartwatch
  • This just in . . . New Bill to Open 1,700 MHz Band Spectrum for Auction
  • Texting while driving is banned in Louisiana
  • Idiot With Suspended License Runs Into Cop While Texting And Driving
  • Gary Shapiro Endorses Anti-Texting-and-Driving Effort
  • Why does a Russian CEO need a $3.69 million tablet?
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Petitions for Reconsideration of Progeny Waiver Grant Filed
    • Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on E-Rate
    • Reply Comments Deadline Extended on State of Competition in Mobile Wireless Report
    • AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless
    • Verizon Wireless Femtocells Reportedly Vulnerable to Security Hacks
    • Will Apple Require Verizon to Pay $14 Billion to Cover iPhone Sales Shortfall?
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • Cows are texting farmers
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Aaron Osgood
      • [Outages-discussion] [outages] SMS issues
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Henry Ford
563 July 12, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • NY Launches Specialized Vehicles to Nab Texting Drivers
  • A friend pointed out that the PayPal "Donate" button wasn't working right in previous newsletters. I think I have it fixed now. All contributions are sincerely appreciated.
  • Nine Ways Blackberry Could Be a Better Company
  • BlackBerry Chief Admits Release of New Phones in U.S. Was Flawed
  • Apple Patents An In-Car Entertainment And Information System With Tactile Feedback
  • The SoftBank deal is done: Sprint, Clearwire officially turn Japanese
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update Vol. 16, No. 25 July 10, 2013
    • AT&T Comments on Technology Trials Shed Light on Future Plans and Lobbying
    • Acting Chairwoman Clyburn Responds to Congressional Members on Lifeline Reform
    • FCC Seeks Comment on Draft Eligible Services List for E-Rate Program
    • FCC Seeks Paperwork Reduction Act Comments on E-Rate Forms
    • Senate Hearing on Stopping Fraudulent Robocalls
    • House Hearing on Improving FCC Process
    • FCC Approves SoftBank/Sprint/Clearwire Transaction
    • Report: U.S. Cable Companies to Deploy More than 250,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots by Mid-2014
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • Maine Requests Paging Frequency for its Public-Safety Radio System
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Dennis Cameron
    • Robert Thoelen
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Elbert Hubbard
562 July 5, 2013

SHORTENED HOLIDAY EDITION

This Week's Headlines:

  • EDITORIAL: The sad state of affairs in American businesses.
  • Bell Labs Top 10 Innovations
  • Huawei's Best-Kept Secret: an Army of Engineers
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Claude Shannon
561 June 28, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • T-Mobile forks over $308M for U.S. Cellular spectrum
  • What History Will Write About The Technology Revolution 1980-2030
    • Ivytalk Blog by CEO Mary Jesse
  • Critical Response Systems Announces New Solution Designed to Help Emergency Personnel Communicate during Disaster Events
  • Verizon Wireless brings 4G LTE to more cities, looks to LTE-A next
  • FCC: Reply Comment Deadline Extended in 5 GHz Proceeding
  • FCC: Location Service Deployment May Constrain 902-928 MHz Amateur Use
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • U.S. Cellular, CoBank Discuss Phase II Mobility Fund with the FCC
    • Progeny Establishes Interference Hotline and Webpage
    • Comments Due July 19 on VoIP Providers Direct Access to Numbers NPRM
    • FCC Issues Agenda for June 27 Open Meeting
    • FAA Moves Toward Looser Electronics Restrictions on Airlines
    • AT&T Seeks Deals in Europe
    • Changes in Service Plans Change Wireless Landscape
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
    • FCC Announces that PSAPS May Report Communications Outages Directly to the FCC by E-Mail
    • Follow up: EPA Issues New Regulations on Generators
    • Warren Havens has Bad Week at FCC
    • Verizon Argues for CMRS Standards for FirstNet Technical Rules; Other Commenters Want FCC to Ensure Prompt Rural Buildout
  • BlackBerry shares plunge 25% on disappointing earnings
  • FCC MOVES TO ENABLE USE OF 10 MHZ OF SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND
  • Subject: Something interesting I have to sell
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Zig Ziglar
560 June 21, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Coffee/Coke with Ira Wiesenfeld
  • Are You Still Paying A Cellphone Bill?
    You Don't Have To!
  • An iPad For Every Student In Los Angles Public Schools
  • 13 Must-Have Mobile Apps For Business
  • Long Range Systems Launches Antibacterial Guest Pager
  • Manhattan's Secret Payphone Graveyard
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Obama Administration Announces Spectrum Sharing Initiative
    • Remarks of Commissioner Pai at Cellphone Unlocking Forum; Legislation Introduced in Congress to Permit Unlocking
    • FCC Reinforces Microwave Licensee Obligations for Prior Coordination — Failure to Comply Could Lead to Application Dismissal
    • Google Launches Balloon-based Broadband Program in New Zealand
    • Deadlines
    • Calendar At-A-Glance
  • Enforcement: FCC Citation Targets Online Retailer
  • Apple's media empire: 575M users spending $20B/year on apps, games, music, video, & books
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • From: Eric Dobrowansky
      Subject: Looking for WiData software assistance
    • From: David Levine
      Subject: Something interesting I have to sell
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
559 June 14, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • New Macintosh iOS Coming
  • This would be a good time to help support the newsletter
  • Google Expands Its Boundaries, Buying Waze for $1 Billion
  • New terms in Sprint contracts look toward WiMax shutdown
  • The White House: Administration Provides Another Boost to Wireless Broadband and Technological Innovation
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • FCC to Consider New Rules to Protect CPNI on Wireless Devices
    • EPA Issues New Regulations on Generators
    • And several other important news items
  • Microsoft Launches Office Mobile for iPhone
  • AT&T bumps up device upgrade wait time from 20 to 24 months
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK
    • Elbert Hubbard
    • Albert Einstein
558 June 7, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Editorials
  • Long Range Systems Launches LRS Survey for Real-Time Guest Experience Feedback
  • Behind Surveillance Flap, Plunging Trust in Government
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Amcom Software Receives Presidential Award For Exports
  • Infographic: How fast are America's wireless networks?
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Bob Jones, Sr.
557 May 31, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Plan by Google's Motorola to open Tex. factory signals shift as tech firms look to add U.S. jobs
  • Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October
  • 2013 Wireless Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
  • Prism-IPX Systems : Critical Messaging Company Expands its Business During Difficult Economic Times
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update and the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • ARRL Comments on Proposed Expansion of 5 GHz Unlicensed Broadband
  • TeleDNA announces CBC platform for LTE / 4G deployment
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • D.L. Moody
556 May 24, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century
  • Verizon Cloud service now available on iOS devices
  • FCC Now Down to Three Commissioners
  • Teen's device charges cell phones in 20 seconds
  • Supreme Court upholds FCC power in cellphone tower case
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Nextdoor, your neighborhood social network, now on iPhone
  • Microsoft caught lying about tablet size in comparison to Apple's iPad
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Jimmy Carter
555 May 17, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • My 2013 Miniature Garden Planted
  • FCC [Chairman] Nominee to Divest AT&T, Verizon to Avoid Conflict
  • Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development
  • Google engineers: We're trying to fix Android fragmentation
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • The Lies You've Been Told About the Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard
  • Tweet a Picture From Your Glasses — Google Glass Goes Social
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Voltaire
554 May 10, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • BOLONEY STORY OF THE WEEK
  • USA Mobility (USMO) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.13
  • Why Even Google Will Embrace Cellphone Chips in the Data Center
  • Apple's iPhone Security Measures Prompt Queue Of Unlock Requests From Law Enforcement
  • Report: Amazon is working on two smartphones, one with a 3D display
  • Hennessy Outdoor Cabinet w/AC unit for sale
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) To Release Smartphone With 3D Screen
  • FCC To Boost Wi-Fi On Planes
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Robert Schuller
553 May 3, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Smart glasses may face hurdles in enterprise
  • Ramifications of mandatory BYOD on workers and employers
  • 3D printed 'bionic' ear combines cartilage with an antenna
  • 13-year-old Irish coder and CEO to address the titans of Silicon Valley
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update and the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • Senator introduces legislation targeting patent trolls
  • America Movil warns of "material" impact from Mexican reform
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Enrique Llaca
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
552 April 26, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger To Become Official 1st Of May
  • For first time, smartphone sales top other mobile phones in first quarter
  • PageOne and Swissphone showcase triple resilience alerting for Fire Fighters at British APCO 2013
  • AT&T flips the switch on home automation with Digital Life platform
  • New Apple Commercial Touts the iPhone as the World's Most Popular Camera
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • ITC rejects Motorola touchscreen patent complaint against Apple
  • Crowdsourcing a crisis: How to use Twitter in a tragedy
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Giles Smith in need of several Vocom 350W output, 5 watt input UHF (462.875) amplifiers.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Dr. Bob Jones, Sr.
551 April 19, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Editorial comments on the reliability of cellphone service after the Boston Marathon bombing
  • Mary Jesse has become an Advisory Board Member for School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at University of Washington, Bothell.
  • Welcome to STI Engineering a new supporter of the newsletter. Check out their advertisement featuring their RFI-148 250 high-performance paging transmitter.
  • The Global Critical Messaging Convention
    • May 29-31, 2013
    • At the Hamilton Crowne Plaza
    • In Washington, DC
  • USA Mobility Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results
  • Bullet Hits [Swissphone] Paging Device on Belt, Firefighter OK
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Carriers Deny Cell Shutdown Following Boston Bombings
  • BPL: FCC Again Denies ARRL's Petition in BPL Proceeding
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Mahatma Gandhi
550 April 12, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Crazy Weather
  • UCOM Paging and Teletouch Paging assume the Critical Alert Systems name
  • Tiny DARPA chip has six-axis inertial guidance for military GPS backup
  • The Global Critical Messaging Convention
    • May 29-31, 2013
    • At the Hamilton Crowne Plaza
    • In Washington, DC
  • Wireless phones fee advances
    • Under the legislation, 2 cents would be added to the monthly bill for a wireless line or pager
  • PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • 911 Dispatch Testing New Backup System
  • Hedge Funds Are Dumping USA Mobility
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Billy Graham
549 April 5, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Skype Users Spend 2 Billion Minutes a Day Connecting
  • Mobile Telecommunications Technologies Sue Apple over iMessage
  • Can you hear me now? Cellphone turns 40
    • Slideshow
    • Video
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom & Private Users Update
  • TeleCommunications Systems Unveils Cloud-Based SMS Service
  • Aeroflex Announces The POCSAG Testing Option For The 3920 Series Radio Test Set
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    • Bill Waugaman has some paging equipment he wants to give away
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • C. S. Lewis was an Oxford medieval historian, popular writer, and Christian apologist
    • Lunatic, Liar, or Lord?
548 March 29, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • I owe my friends at e*Message Wireless Information Services in Germany an apology. They sent me several very interesting pieces for the newsletter last month and I forgot to include them. I have been surviving on coffee and pain pills since my surgery, so let's blame it on that—not old age.
  • German Federal Network Agency Allocates Paging Spectrum for New Term
  • The Wireless Technology's Future Has Just Begun
    • White Paper Indicates New Applications Beyond Broadband Trends
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom & Private Users Update
  • RIM Founder Says Board Asked Him to Stay as CEO
  • USA Mobility Reports Selected Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results; To Restate 2011 Financial Results
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • It's Friday
    • but Sunday's Coming!
547 March 22, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • The Wheel Of Fortune revisited
    • HahntechUSA's ReFLEX modem
  • Our colleagues in Sweden need some help finding a hard drive for their paging terminal. Please don't miss the message from Johan Ågren, CEO of Generic Mobile Systems, in the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section.
  • When Apple's new iPhones are due
  • FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Resignation
  • one2many Introduces Machine-to-Machine Cell Broadcast
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • T-Mobile USA Merger With MetroPCS Clears Last Regulatory Hurdle
  • Edward John Andrew—1935 – 2013 | Obituary
    • KB9KV SK
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Johan Ågren, CEO of Generic Mobile System
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The paradoxical aspect of neurotic shame
      John Bradshaw
546 March 15, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Did you notice that yesterday was "pi day?"
  • A funny video in from Frank Mercurio
  • Can covered entities utilize text messaging and text paging without violating HIPAA?
  • New cellphone-unlocking bill offers narrow fix
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • A brief history of pi
  • Looking for tech's future? Watch teenagers
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • The Righteous
    • John Bradshaw
545 March 8, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Keeping Informed About Your Competitors
  • Thanks again for the many messages wishing me a speedy recovery from my knee-replacement surgery. Each day I get a little better. I have now transitioned from a walker to a cane—a very welcome change.
  • Google Earth visualization of available TV white space spectrum
  • Extra Credit Reading Assignments
  • Google Cutting 1,200 More Motorola Jobs
  • White House says unlocking cell phones should be legal
  • Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Fund Postal Service
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • CellTrust Corporation Introduces SecureSMS PULSE at HIMSS 2013 as Next Generation Paging Technology and HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging for Healthcare
  • From My Daughter Allison—an amazing offer— unlimited nationwide 4G voice, text and data for only $49.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • It's okay to make mistakes
    • John Bradshaw
544 March 1, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

old man w sign

  • Well . . . the old man is back.
  • CMAS is No More!
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update and the BloostonLaw Private Users Update
  • FCC To Investigate Cell Phone Unlocking Ban
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • John Bradshaw
543 February 8, 2013

knee surgery

REPAIR JOB

I feel like an old used car. Some of my parts are wearing out. Next Wednesday I am going to have my right knee replaced. Since I will be in a hospital in St. Louis, I won't be able to publish the newsletter. I expect to be back to you as soon as possible.

  • So the following is my anticipated schedule:
    • February 8 — this issue (shortened)
    • February 15 — no issue
    • February 22 — no issue
    • March 1 — back to normal (I hope)

This Week's Headlines:

  • Windows Phone Overtook Blackberry To Become America's No. 3 Mobile OS In Q4 2012
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • Apple's iPhone Sales Grow By As Much As 400% In 3 Months In India, But There's A Huge Gap To Close
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • John Bradshaw
542 February 1, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • We have a big issue this week. The major topics are about modifying your cell phone
    • What's The Difference Between Unlocking and Jail-breaking an iPhone?
    • Rex Lee, VP of business development for Houdinisoft, has sent in a letter to the editor explaining some of the details of these issues
  • BlackBerry Sheds RIM name,
    Launches BB10 Platform, Z10 and Q10
  • Phone unlocking ban could hit you in the wallet
  • Starting Today, It's Illegal to Unlock Your Cellphone
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update , a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
  • iPhone Sales Make Apple Top Mobile Phone Vendor in America
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Rex Lee
      • DMCA Ruling on Unlocking Cell Phones
    • Jay Moskowitz
      • My Favorite Blackberry
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Henry Ward Beecher
541 January 25, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Editorial ramblings
  • FCC Trying To Speed-Up The Internet
  • History Of BlackBerry In 11 Devices:
    From Pagers To BB10
  • TPI Study Pairs Broadcasting With Paging as 'Dying' Services
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update
  • Google is creating a mysterious wireless network in Mountain View
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Mother Teresa
540 January 18, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • The year of 2013 is going to be a great year in the world of wireless messaging.
  • Special Advertising Offer for a limited time
  • FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For January Open Meeting
  • one2many Extends Operations into Latin America
  • BlackBerry 10 nets 15,000 apps in under two days
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP.
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Robert Browning
539 January 11, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • Special Advertising Offer for a limited time
  • Apple Looking at Low-Cost iPhone Later This Year
  • FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES MAJOR EFFORT TO INCREASE WI-FI SPEEDS AND ALLEVIATE WI-FI CONGESTION AT AIRPORTS, CONVENTION CENTERS, AND IN HOMES WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES AND USERS
    • FCC Action To Free Up New Spectrum For Wi-Fi Will Kick-Off Government-Wide Effort To Expedite Ultra-High-Speed, High-Capacity Wi-Fi And Support U.S. Innovation Economy; Increasing “Gigabit Wi-Fi” Spectrum by 35%
  • FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES ACTION TO STRENGTHEN RELIABILITY AND RESILIENCY OF 9-1-1 COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS DURING MAJOR DISASTERS
    • Based on findings and recommendations of a comprehensive inquiry into widespread 9-1-1 service failures in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions as a result of 2012 derecho storm; Final report delivered by the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
  • FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES UP TO $400 MILLION HEALTHCARE CONNECT FUND TO CREATE & EXPAND TELEMEDICINE NETWORKS, INCREASE ACCESS TO MEDICAL SPECIALISTS
    • FCC WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HEALTHCARE CONNECT FUND BEGINNING LATE SUMMER OF 2013
  • Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.
  • $10 million Pebble e-watch to ship January 23
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    • Jay Moskowitz
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • Steve Jobs
538 January 4, 2013

This Week's Headlines:

  • 2012 was of a year of many improvements and changes to the newsletter
  • Cloud Computing
  • Yes, winter has arrived in full force at my house
  • Rural Proponents Come Out for Lightsquared Proposal
  • WiGig Alliance to consolidate activities in Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Allison's Dye's Amazing Offer — unlimited nationwide 4G voice, text and data for only $49.
  • Whitepaper: Critical Alerting in a Hospital Environment
    Cell Phones? Smart Phones? Wi-Fi? . . . or Response Paging ?
    • Alarm Notification
      • Availability
        • Cellular System Availability
        • Wi-Fi System Availability
        • Cellular/Wi-Fi Handset Availability
      • Performance
        • Cellular Performance
        • Wi-Fi Performance
      • Distraction and Workflow
      • Response Paging: A Better Solution
        • Response Paging Availability
        • Response Paging Performance
        • Distractions and Workflow
  • 2012 Review of Alerts and Notifications
  • comScore Reports November 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
  • THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
    • A Humorous Prayer

 

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