Simon Sage

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Rogers turns on 700 MHz spectrum for communities in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto

Rogers turns on 700 MHz spectrum for communities in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto

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Rogers just activated their fresh 700 MHz spectrum in a few regions across Canada. Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver are the lucky cities today, though we can expect a nationwide rollout eventually. 700 MHz has been widely described as “beachfront” spectrum that’s particularly good at penetration, so you can keep a signal in elevators and parking garages, for example. It also provides...

Starwood releases Google Glass app that lets you find and book hotel rooms

Starwood releases Google Glass app that lets you find and book hotel rooms

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If you just picked up Google Glass from the one-day sale yesterday and you’re planning a vacation, you’re in luck (and not just because you’re going somewhere sunny with a shiny new gadget). Starwood Hotels has announced that they’ve got a beta app ready to go to book your room. The app offers calling, reservations, GPS directions, and photos, though it’s still in beta, and is likely to...

How to install the battery, SIM card, and microSD memory card on the Samsung Galaxy S5

How to install the battery, SIM card, and microSD memory card on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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If the Samsung Galaxy S5 is your first smartphone, it may be a little intimidating trying to get everything started and set up. We've got a handful of things you should do early on with your shiny new device, but there are some basic things you need to do before you get started. Don't be embarrassed if you're having problems this early in the game; Android Central is here to help with...

Facebook to kill in-app messaging in favor of using dedicated Facebook Messenger app

Facebook to kill in-app messaging in favor of using dedicated Facebook Messenger app

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Low-end devices with constrained resources can keep using in-app messaging Facebook is working on transitioning users somewhat forcefully to using their dedicated Messenger app. Warning messages have been sent out to some European users that in about two weeks time, they wouldn’t be able to use the core Facebook app to do their chatting. Though this change will be rolling out globally...