Report: DOJ investigating how the T-Mobile-Sprint merger affects wholesale pricing for MVNOs

Multiple sources are telling Reuters today that the Justice Department does have some concerns about the $26 billion Sprint-T-Mobile merger. The DOJ is concerned about how the deal might affect smaller carriers. The focus is on the pre-paid market where T-Mobile has a 36% share through its MetroPCS brand. Sprint controls 18% of this market as it owns both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. The merger would result in a single company owning 54% of the pre-paid landscape.
David Glickman, CEO of pre-paid brands Ultra Mobile and Mint Mobile, says that the Justice Department …


Google looking into Pixel 2 XL bug that affects volume of audio clips sent via a messaging app

The latest problem affecting the Google Pixel 2 XL is one that Google is already looking into. Complaints have been posted on the Pixel User Community of the Google Product Forum. According to these posts, voice clips sent through a messaging app by a Pixel 2 XL carrying this bug, are arriving on a recipient’s phone with very low volume. This is occurring with messages sent through WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Google Allo, Telegram and other platforms.
The low volume occurs regardless whether the recipient is wearing earphones or using the receiving phone’s speakers. …

Another iOS 11 autocorrect bug affects the words "it" and "is"

Remember the recent autocorrect issue that Apple users with iOS 11 suffered with? Every time the letter “I” was typed into a message, the autocorrect would suggest “A[?].” This became such a big issue that Ohio State Buckeye fans made fun of the bug in front of a sold out Ohio Stadium with 105,000 fans in the stands. Certain students were holding up cards that spelled out OHIO and when they got to the letter “I”, the cards formed an “A[?].” That bug was fixed by Apple.

Now, another autocorrect bug is afflicting iOS 11 users. Type the word “it” on your iOS 11 powered Apple mobile device and …

Judy, Judy, Judy; Malware affects as many as 36.5 million Android devices

Last week, researchers at Check Point discovered malware called “Judy” that could have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. The auto-clicking adware generates large numbers of fraudulent clicks on ads, resulting in large sums being paid to the hackers behind the operation. The malware was found on 41 apps offered by a Korean firm, and quickly spread between 4.5 million and 18.5 million downloads.

The interesting thing is that many of these apps had been listed in the Google Play Store for years, but all of them had recently been updated. Check Point also discovered a few apps …