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  • Time Warner and Comcast FCC filing hints at new Apple TV set-top box
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    Time Warner and Comcast FCC filing hints at new Apple TV set-top box

    By 8 April 2014

    It's well-known that Apple is probably working with cable providers on new version of its Apple TV, but now there's finally some proof to back up those claims. In a US Federal Communication Commission filing from Comcast and Time Warner, which pleads...

  • FCC instates clear cellphone unlocking terms in US, after much confusion
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    FCC instates clear cellphone unlocking terms in US, after much confusion

    By 12 December 2013

    US wireless carriers must adhere to a strict cellphone unlocking policy, following a ruling from the Federal Communications Commision on Thursday. All major carriers in the US have signed on to the policy, and the agreement will ensure customers are notified...

  • Forget airplane mode: FCC may allow cell phone use during flights in the US
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    Forget airplane mode: FCC may allow cell phone use during flights in the US

    By 22 November 2013

    The Federal Communications Commission is looking into allowing passengers to use their cellphones on aircraft in the US, a change to a longstanding rule that has perhaps brought passengers peace, serenity and a few hours without the phone to their ear....

  • FCC approves Nokia RM-877 ahead of 11 July event - is it the EOS?
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    FCC approves Nokia RM-877 ahead of 11 July event - is it the EOS?

    By 17 June 2013

    A Nokia device with the codename RM-877 has quietly moved through the US Federal Communications Commission, with certain tech specifications that might suggest it is the Nokia EOS. The device, which passed the FCC's approval process and surfaced in documents...

  • US communications chief wants gigabit broadband in every state by 2015
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    US communications chief wants gigabit broadband in every state by 2015

    By 18 January 2013

    Julius Genachoski, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wants to bring faster internet to the US by challenging all 50 states to have gigabit internet by 2015, following Google's Fiber project in Kansas City. Gigabit internet...

  • Apple Bluetooth trackpad turns up at the FCC
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    Apple Bluetooth trackpad turns up at the FCC

    By 20 July 2010

    If it's not employees leaving prototypes in a bar, or factory workers giving unreleased products to Vietnamese bloggers, it's the US government leaking Apple products. Apple's Magic Bluetooth Trackpad thingy-me-bob has just got FCC approval in the US,...

  • HTC slider appears in FCC filing
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    HTC slider appears in FCC filing

    By 29 April 2010

    An FCC filing has just exposed a new HTC phone that hasn't previously been seen. It's called the HTC PC70110, but could this be the Wildfire that fans of HTC on Facebook were recently polled about? The device features a touchscreen, along with a full...

  • Project Pink phone, aka Turtle, seen at the FCC
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    Project Pink phone, aka Turtle, seen at the FCC

    By 13 February 2010

    Microsoft has always denied it is building it's own phone instead preferring to allow handset manufacturers like HTC do the building for them while they concentrate on the software. While that isn't likely to change, Neowin.net has dug up pictures of...

  • Google: Apple lied to FCC over Google Voice App
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    Google: Apple lied to FCC over Google Voice App

    By 18 September 2009

    Google has accused Apple of lying to the US government over the Google Voice application being rejected for inclusion in Apple's App store. The claims come as Google backtracks on its FCC filing over the incident asking for previously redacted content...

  • Apple to FCC: We haven't rejected Google Voice. We worked alone
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    Apple to FCC: We haven't rejected Google Voice. We worked alone

    By 21 August 2009

    Apple has published its answers to an FFC investigation in the US over its role in the Google Voice Application debacle on Friday. In a move that will surprise some, the company chose to openly publish its answers on its website for all to see in the...

  • FCC steps in over Google Voice iPhone App row
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    FCC steps in over Google Voice iPhone App row

    By 1 August 2009

    The FCC in the US has launched an inquiry into Apple and AT&T over the rejection of Google's Voice application from the App Store. In a move that is likely to have massive ramifications if an FCC filing finds in favour of Google, the Federal Communications...

  • Creative planning "Zii" PMP with HD camera
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    Creative planning "Zii" PMP with HD camera

    By 8 July 2009

    Creative appears to be planning a rather iPhone-like touchscreen PMP to contain its Zii system-on-a-chip, if a filing to the FCC is to be believed (which it almost always is). However, it seems it'll be offering its own twist on things. The camera is...

  • FCC puts roaming plans on hold
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    FCC puts roaming plans on hold

    By 27 August 2008

    Over in the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put a freeze on plans which would have allowed small wireless phone carriers to use the networks of larger telecoms companies. The move has been postponed because of a debate as to whether...

  • HTC Dream hits FCC
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    HTC Dream hits FCC

    By 18 August 2008

    The HTC Dream, the phone earmarked to be the first commerically available Android handset, already promised to us by HTC before the end of the year has just hit the FCC in America. The news, adds to the rumours that the device will be getting a September...