Items tagged with Cell Phones

Well, there goes our dating prospects. Just when singles had discovered the key to attracting mates – posing for a selfie with a tiger – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that bans contact between most people and tigers. That’s sure to put a dent in the number of “tiger... Read more...
Score one for the customer. President Barack Obama signed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” which Congress recently passed with unusual ease. The bill makes it legal for mobile phone service customers to... Read more...
Today, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on data privacy, holding 9-0 that neither police officers nor federal law enforcement have a unilateral right to search cell phones without first procuring a warrant. Prior to today, the government... Read more...
Recovery efforts are now in full swing for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which has left at least 55 people dead on the East Coast and knocked out power for millions of others. To make matters worse, many found themselves without cell phone or... Read more...
We'd like to say we're surprised by Verizon's latest claims regarding fees, services, and ridiculous pricing, but after the "Share Everything" plans pegged the cost of a gigabyte of data at up to $50, we're immune to much of anything. A recent blog... Read more...
CTIA, the wireless industry's biggest trade group announced on Friday that it has sued the city of San Francisco over its recently passed ordinance requiring retailers to display the radiation levels emitted from cellphones. The “Cell Phone... Read more...
Tetris, which last year celebrated 25 years of falling bricks, has hit, and passed, 100 million downloads to various mobile devices. -Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the game, and EA Mobile, a... Read more...
Taser, which has already started to expand out from its ubiquitous Taser line of stun guns, announced they are have entered the realm of cell phone software. The cellphone software, called Protector, is designed to give parents control over their... Read more...
New data from Nielsen shows that the iPhone is the top phone among U.S. cell phones.  However, if one looks at market share in terms of manufacturers, not handsets, both RIM and LG top Apple, based on having several different handsets. In fact, the iPhone (i.e., Apple) has 4.0 percent, while RIM has 6.3... Read more...
The risk has been confirmed, right down the the number of times your crash vulnerability is increased. Matching an earlier study by the Michigan State Medical Society, a new study says that accident risk is increased by 6 times by texting drivers. The only issue is that people don't seem to be willing to change... Read more...
Knowing a massive untapped market when it sees it, Microsoft on Monday launched OneApp, a software application that enables feature phones (think Motorola Razr, for a good example), which are commonly found in emerging markets to have access to... Read more...
Kids and cell phones. You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em. We're speaking of the kids, actually, as cell phones, most teens would say they can't live without, period. A new Pew Internet & Life Project survey (.PDF) shows that, unsurprisingly, cell phone use is continuing to rise among... Read more...
Small chunks of change can add up to a lot. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile know just how true this is. Recently, the carriers banned together and agreed to raise a monthly fee that’s tacked on to your monthly wireless bill. This higher fee... Read more...
It was great when number portability came to cell phones. It was great when Google Voice (nee GrandCentral), promising one number to ring multiple phones emerged as a service. What if you could port your number to Google Voice, though? That's what... Read more...
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