Podcast - 1st October 2014
In this week's podcast we begin with more news about Phones 4u, as Carphone Warehouse steps in to help iPhone 6 buyers.
We also talk about problems at Apple, a brand new handset from BlackBerry, mobile payments, phones on planes and a device that promises to stop people from texting while driving.
Last November, the European Aviation Safety Agency announced plans to permit the use of mobile phones and other personal electronic devices in ‘Flight Mode’ during taxiing, take-off and landing as well as throughout commercial flights.
It’s now introduced new rules that allow these electronic devices - including tablets, smartphones, eBook readers and mp3 players - to be used in their regular ‘connected’ mode when on an aircraft.
Podcast - 9th July 2014
We have a varied collection of mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast, including new rules affecting airline passengers with smartphones.
We also talk about BlackBerry giving up its European research centre, Vodafone installing fibre-optic broadband, Samsung's profits, spending on mobile advertising, M2M adoption and WiFi on trains.
New security measures affect all electronic devices in hand baggage
New security measures have been put in place for customers flying from the UK to the USA.
Electronic devices, including mobile phones and laptop computers, may now need to be switched on as part of the security screening process for hand baggage.
British Airways in discussions to offer mobile broadband at launch
UK-based satellite service operator Inmarsat plc is planning to deploy a combined satellite and air-to-ground network that’ll provide aircraft passengers with mobile broadband connectivity.
It’s ordered a new S-band satellite to work in conjunction with ground-based services.