The mobile industry continues to play a major role in the average household, where toddlers tote cell phones and smartphones are the norm for tweens and up. Texting has almost become a national obsession and news travels as quickly as people can use their thumbs to type. Here we provide commentary and opinion on where mobile is headed, the good and bad of the competition, or lack thereof, in operating systems, and what this all means for the average consumer - you.
Calling, texting, directions, shopping, social media, photos, games, banking, reading, researching, checking the time or date, YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, emailing, surfing. We are of course talking about you and your phone. This thief robs us of time, interaction and, maybe, our lives. Or does it?
Are you still operating in the dark ages with a flip phone? At least you have less of a chance of getting robbed. Various news reports show that thieves specifically target iPhones, and in some cases have outright rejected old-fashioned flip phones or other devices like BlackBerry smartphones.
Are all apps safe for your teen to download and use? Learn what the app rating system means and why you should still be concerned about what is available for your child to download.
With the Kindle Fire tearing through sales records, the new rumor in town is about the possibility of an Amazon smartphone. The device may still be a year away, but that’s no reason not to dream about what it could do to the industry.
With new phones rumored and big success for the Nokia Lumia 800 in Europe, things are looking up for the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, not least further Windows Phone success with even more devices such as the mysterious Lumia 900 or “Ace”…
The PayPal app for smartphones has a lot more potential than just being a convenient alternative to the full PayPal website. This app could replace the cash and loose change in your pocket, and provide businesses of all sizes with a very alluring payment alternative. So why hasn’t it?
There once was a time where phone manufacturers struggled to create their own operating systems. With Android and iOS the landscape has changed. But is this growing reliance on Android and the dominance of Apple a sign of good things or bad things to come?
Unlimited data may soon be a thing of the past, but recent trends in mobile data usage could make this an explosive situation for mobile subscribers. Should wireless carriers be more worried about expanding their networks than they seem to be about setting data caps?
Snide comments in the press and courtroom battles seem to be a permanent fixture in the smartphone industry right now. There’s so much profit to be had that companies are willing to fight dirty for it and their main weapon seems to be patents.
Sprint’s CEO, Dan Hesse, made some huge, yet vague announcements around his company’s future, mainly around 4G LTE and the release of the Sprint branded iPhone. Shares of the company took a plunge as investors were uncertain as to whether this was a good move. Is the iPhone Sprint’s savior?