A controversial new US law goes into effect on Saturday 26 January which prohibits cell phone users from unlocking their devices so they can be used with another carrier. The new law, which is overseen by the Librarian of Congress, is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and is applicable to all newly purchased mobile phones purchased after January 26.
AT&T will unlock any of their customers’ devices if their account and device meet several conditions, which are detailed in full in an AT&T company blog post headed “Bottom line: We Unlock Our Customers’ Devices”. This comes as a response to a controversial U.S. law that prohibits cell phone users from unlocking their phone so they can be used with another carrier.
Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humourous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web.
President Obama’s State of the Union address is only hours away, and Bing has readied itself with a special interactive website to not only showcase the event but also gather public reaction in real time. President’s Obama’s address to the nation will be the first of his new term. Bing Pulse is a partnership between the search engine and FOX News Channel and Foxnews.com.