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Emergency alerts system set to launch

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Beginning in June 2012 a new type of emergency alert system is scheduled to launch across the country.  The federal government and wireless phone service providers have built a system that will send a text-like message to your phone.  These messages will be sent directly to phones that are in an area impacted by a threat and to phones that enter into an impacted area. More>>

WEA versus Text Alerts

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WEA/CMASText Alerts Ability to choose alertsYes (though all are ON by default)Yes Weather Alert types Tornado warningYesYes Tornado watchNoYes Severe thunderstorm warningNoYes Severe thunderstorm More>>

CMAS compatible phones

WEA enabled phones should have this label on the packaging WEA enabled phones should have this label on the packaging
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Please note that the phones capable of receiving CMAS alerts will continue to grow and change. This is a partial list of phones which was provided to us by wireless carriers. Please check with your wireless More>>

An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:35:08 GMT
    A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.More >>
    Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.More >>
  • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:02:28 GMT
    Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.More >>
    Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.More >>
  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:06:54 GMT
    Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.More >>
    Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.More >>
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