Ever send a friend or family member to voice mail only to have them keep calling or even text you asking why you declined their call? … Read more
With Do Date, you can add reminders to your iPhone's Notification Center to help you keep track of important dates.
I like the idea of the pull-down Notification Center but I feel that Apple isn't making the best use of this tool. Unfortunately, the Quickpick app that added some great utility to the Notification Center was pulled from the App Store almost immediately after I wrote about it last month. Let's hope Do Date does not meet the same fate.… Read more
How does a lesser-known brand generate some pre-CES buzz? Why, with the ever-popular Facebook tease, of course.
Sony Ericsson is the latest to reveal a sneak peek of a smartphone it plans to reveal at CES next week through the channel of its official Facebook page.
The four images are intentionally hard to make out, but what is clear is that the handset will have HD photo and video capability, and will come equipped with a dedicated camera button.
Underneath the montage, the company's Facebooker wrote, "Just a few more days until we can reveal some interesting news--what do you want it to be?"
Signs point to a new Xperia Arc at the other end of the big reveal, specifically the dual-core "Nozomi," or Xperia Cloud, that we first learned of in early December. That Android device is expected to pack a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 720p HD resolution display, and a whopping 12-megapixel camera.
We'll find out soon enough either way.… Read more
Microsoft and Nokia are ready to back the money truck up for Windows Phone.
That's according to Windows IT Pro, which reported today that the companies are planning to spend $200 million on marketing in the U.S. to promote the upcoming lineup of phones.
The significant surge in spending underscores the importance of making a splash in the market, particularly from a phone brand that has faded over the past few years and a software partner that lacks the cool factor of its younger competitors. While T-Mobile USA has the first Nokia Windows Phone with the mid-tier Lumia … Read more
MetroPCS said today it is partnering with a consortium of broadcasters to bring live local television to its wireless customers later this year.
The prepaid mobile service provider is working with Mobile Content Venture, a group of companies with a string of local broadcast networks, to bring the content through a service called Dyle Mobile TV. Samsung Electronics will make the first smartphone to use the Dyle app, although the company hasn't divulged the handset's name.
Broadcast companies have long been looking to get into the mobile television business. More importantly, the companies needed a reason to keep … Read more
Just in time for ski (and snowboard) season, Liftopia has released an iOS app, which brings you the ability to get snow reports and purchase discounted lift tickets on your iDevice.
I have used the Liftopia Web site for years to hunt for deals, whether I'm looking for discounted tickets in New Hampshire and our neighboring states or planning a trip out West. Most resorts offer some sort of deal if you purchase a ticket online at least one day in advance. Now, this same functionality is offered in a well-designed and free Liftopia iOS app.… Read more
Samsung will unveil a new line of AirPlay audio docks at CES that are the first to support both the Samsung Galaxy S family and the iPhone.
The flagship DA-E750 features compatibility with both Samsung and Apple devices, including iPads, with what Samsung describes as "dual docking structure. Wireless connectivity is catered for with AirPlay, AllShare for Samsung Galaxy, and Bluetooth. A USB port is also provided with support for MP3, WMA, and WAV.
The DA-E750 will feature Samsung's proprietary 100-watt hybrid vacuum tube amplifier and a 2.1 speaker system.
Meanwhile, the 40-watt DA-E670 features AllShare, Airplay, … Read more
When Asus unveiled its Honeycomb-powered Transformer Prime tablet last November, it stated that Ice Cream Sandwich would be on the tablet by year's end. As owners of the tablet can tell you, that didn't pan out. However, according to its Facebook page, the company will begin pushing the update to Prime owners worldwide, starting January 12.
That's the boring part though, since Asus made no secret of the fact that ICS was coming. More intriguing however, are the other parts of Asus's Facebook post.
Since the release of the Transformer Prime, two potential issues have come … Read more
Barely six months after making its debut, the Droid 3 may be packing its bags and heading off into the sunset.
According to information obtained by The Verge, Verizon Wireless is poised to discontinue a number of devices, including the Motorola Droid 3, LG Revolution, and various Mi-Fi Hotspots. Their source advises that the final shipments are expected to arrive later this month.
Although both the Revolution and Droid 3 are relatively newer smartphones, the specifications pale in comparison to other Android handsets. Considering that successors to both models are rumored to debut in the near term, it makes sense … Read more