Looking for dirt-cheap phone service for your smartphone? If it's an unlocked GSM phone that began life on AT&T or T-Mobile, you might want to check out UppWireless.
For as little as $15 per month, you can stock your smartphone with a no-contract SIM card that leverages Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity for calls, text, and data. But is it really as simple as that?
I'll let you know once I've had the chance to test UppWireless for myself. In the meantime, I can tell you that your $15 buys you unlimited calling and texting … Read more
Apple's iOS 7.0.6 had captured more than 13 percent of all North American iOS traffic on the Chitika ad network just two days after its debut.
Releasing its findings on Wednesday, Chitika noted that the latest version of iOS accounted for 14.5 percent of ad impressions on the iPhone and 12.3 percent on the iPad, resulting in an average of around 13.3 percent.
Though the initial two-day adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6 failed to match the results for iOS 7, Chitika believes the majority of iOS users could be running the latest … Read more
Windows Phone could be the only major mobile OS to see a gain in market share in the next few years.
Released Wednesday, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecasts a rise in Windows Phone's global market share from 3.9 percent this year to 7 percent in 2018. That may not seem like a huge leap, but such growth will outshine the market share declines predicted for the other major mobile platforms.
Although it will still dominate the smartphone landscape, Android will see its global market share drop from 78.9 percent this year to 76 percent … Read more
Apple's iPads may be grossly overpriced compared with other tablets, but it's obvious plenty of people don't care: the buggers sell like hotcakes. Give credit to shiny hardware, an intuitive operating system, and that certain je ne sais quoi.
I'm a Kindle Fire user myself, and as much as I like the device, I can't help feeling pangs of Mini envy whenever I see Apple's adorably shrunken iPad. (It's the je ne sais quoi, people!)
So, yeah, I want one, but no way am I going to pay $299 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi-only … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- While companies are still figuring out the best way to use Apple's location-sensing tech, iBeacon, push notification specialist Urban Airship believes it has a way to make it relevant to both retailers and consumers.
Urban Airship on Wednesday unveiled enhancements to its service, offering a new way to automate marketing messages and specifically target audiences for push notifications, or those alerts that pop up on your phone based on the apps you've downloaded. It announced compatibility with iBeacon, and hopes its smarter system will spur adoption of the location-based feature.
Urban Airship Chief Marketing Officer … Read more
With the launch of a new app Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission expanded the scope of its research on US mobile-broadband speeds to include iOS users.
The FCC Speed Test for iOS app, released to Apple's App Store today, is designed to collect information about the performance of participating smartphone users' mobile-broadband services nationwide. The agency's hope is that the data collected will help it generate an accurate comparison of wireless carriers' mobile broadband speeds.
"The iOS release is the latest step in the Commission's efforts to crowdsource mobile-broadband performance data for the mobile Measuring Broadband … Read more
Companies like Shutterfly, VistaPrint, and Zazzle have been able to print your photos on a variety of mobile phone cases for a while now, making them distinctively yours. But a new company seeking Kickstarter funding will actually be able to 3D-print an entire iPhone case for you, making it a one-of-a-kind creation -- if you have the design chops to dream one up.
The company, called Fraemes, uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers to create plastic panels in a variety of colors and pretty much any design imaginable. SLS is a technology originally developed by DARPA that uses high-powered lasers to fuse plastic powders together, building plastic objects literally from the ground up.… Read more
When commenters lurch to these pages, their lightsabers raised even higher than their voices, they categorize phones in simple terms.
The Samsung Galaxy, is, in an Apple lover's eyes, a big, bad copy of an iPhone.
The iPhone, to everyone but an Apple lover, is merely a girlie gadget with all the technological sophistication of a 1980s Barbie.
How odd, then, that a piece of research has just appeared before my exclusive eyes to suggest that women prefer an iPhone.
Dave McGregor is attached to his iPhone 4, but it wasn't attached to his kayak well enough to prevent it from falling into the sea while he was out recording his paddling adventures in Australia. The smartphone spent 82 days under water before washing up on the beach.
A lot of phones won't survive a dunk in the toilet, much less a three-month soak in the sea. McGregor's phone, however, was covered by a waterproof Optrix case. He held out hope for weeks that he might be reunited with his phone, but eventually gave up and threw away the accessories.… Read more