If your carrier asks you to pay for the right to tether (called mobile hotspot), and you do so without enrolling in (and paying for) this plan, then you are stealing service from your carrier.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
I have a 4G-enabled smartphone with a data plan, a 3G-enabled tablet with a data plan and a 4G-enabled mobile hotspot with a data plan. Mobile carriers do not offer discounts for customers with multiple lines, leaving me free to move to a competitor.
It seems that every day we see an article that claims a device will be the "iPad killer", or perhaps the "iPhone killer." That's not likely to happen as the mobile space is bigger than ever.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week a Sprint 4G MiFi arrived.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I continue with Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. In this show we cover the release of Cloud Drive by Amazon, and what that means.
The iPad is a great tablet that is highly mobile and fun to use, but for those times when only a "real" computer will do, the LogMeIn Ignition app steps in to take control.
The folks at Spb Softwarehouse have released Spb Shell 3D for Android phones that takes the user interface to an entirely new level, and all in 3D. Check out the video.
Whether working remotely is productive or not depends on the work environment at a given location. Here are some basic tips for building a good virtual cubicle no matter where you work.
When mobile tools become an integral part of the work day, it enables setting up a full office no matter where you might be working at the time. The virtual cubicle is wherever you happen to be.
Amazon has its own ecosystem that today, with the launch of Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, the company is quietly merging with that of Android.
The tablet space is going to get smoking hot this year, with some compelling devices hitting the market that will crank things up. These are the top 10 tablets to watch this year.
Amazon is now fully ingrained in the Android ecosystem, with its new cloud services joining the Amazon Appstore to position Amazon to be a full service shopping destination for Android.
AT&T has stated on Facebook that the two 4G-capable handsets it sells, the Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G, will get software updates in April finally enabling speeds that are expected on HSUPA phones.
Microsoft has a real PR problem over the nightmare that is Windows Phone 7 updates, but has no one to blame but itself.
I have become platform agnostic, and it's due to the maturation of mobile connectivity. It is madly liberating, as it has shifted my focus to getting the work done, and not on how that will happen.