Jerry Hildenbrand

Linux Professional, aging hippie, and recovering engineer. Editor in charge of touching things until they break, trying to figure stuff out, and talking about Android at Android Central. I think the black jelly beans are the best and wear sneakers I bought in 1996.

Articles by Jerry Hildenbrand

FTC claims T-Mobile charged customers millions for bogus SMS subscription fees [Updated]

FTC claims T-Mobile charged customers millions for bogus SMS subscription fees [Updated]

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Update: T-Mobile CEO John Legere has posted a public response to these claims, saying they are "unfounded and without merit." He goes on to talk about T-Mobile's proactive response to these issues as compared to the competition. You can find the full statement at the T-Mobile Newsroom Original story: The Federal Trade Commission says that T-Mobile has placed "hundreds of millions" of...

BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps gets update to Android 4.3, BB10 accounts support

BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps gets update to Android 4.3, BB10 accounts support

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The Android 4.3 runtime is now available as part of BlackBerry 10.3 SDK beta. The new runtime will offer compatibility existing Android applications, as well as bring new APIs which will open even more applications for use on BlackBerry. Besides the update to support applications built against the Android 4.3 SDK, you'll get the following new features: Accounts Support: Android...

Manufacturers and carriers get together to bring anti-theft tools to smartphones

Manufacturers and carriers get together to bring anti-theft tools to smartphones

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft are but a few of the names that have announced a commitment to including features to deter smartphone theft in all future products. Even the carriers are on board, with the big four announcing support and commitment as well. What they're all committing to is the "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment." All phones sold by the signees after July 2015...