O2 joins the ad-blocking snowball


The virtual snowball of carriers exploring the blocking of ads continues to expand with another U.K. carrier, O2, revealing that they are in the “well advanced” stages of addressing the issue. This comes on the heels of EE announcing they were looking at blocking ads at the network level or otherwise enabling their customers to better control the delivery of ads to their mobile devices. The carriers appear to be responding to reports that 10 – 50% of wireless data is being used up on advertising. This not only negatively impacts the user experience, it is putting considerable strain on the network infrastructure. Read more

Google updates ramp up of AMP


Back in October, Google announced the launch of a new initiative called the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. AMP is an effort to speed up the delivery of web content through an open framework. In an update posted this week, Google indicated they are on track to start sharing AMP pages via Google Search in early 2016. The AMP team also shared some information on the partners they are bringing on board and some of the challenges they are addressing. Read more

How to use Samsung’s Live Broadcast


At the company’s event on August 13, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Along with those two phones came Live Broadcast, a feature that would also be brought to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As time progressed, people forgot about the feature because it’s not very common to stumble upon. The feature allows users to stream live video from their device to YouTube. This means you’ll have to have a YouTube account (through Google) set up and ready to go. The feature seeks to fight off rival apps such as Periscope, Meerkat, and a number of others.

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You can pre-order the 32GB Moto X Pure Edition with a Jonathan Adler design for just $475, shipping starts December 15

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You can customize your Moto X Pure Edition smartphone to your heart’s content via Moto Maker, but if you prefer, you can also pre-order one of three limited edition designs created by the Jonathan Adler. In case you are wondering who Jonathan Adler is (I know I was), he is a potter, designer, and author who seems to be big in ceramics and home furnishings.  Read more