Mobile & Wireless

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and ...

Coin, the One Credit Card to Replace Them All, is Entering a Public Beta

Coin, the One Credit Card to Replace Them All, is Entering a Public Beta

When Coin released the first video of its über credit card, the response was enormous. After 40 minutes, even though it was still just a prototype, 1,000 people had evidently forked over $50 for the super-slim electronic device that stores multiple credit card numbers and lets you use any of them with the mere push of a ...

Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

If you're putting your Android phone or tablet up for sale on eBay, then a factory reset might not be enough to destroy all of the data on it. On some devices, the files and photos on your phone aren't actually erased—just the references and file structure around them. With a few hacking tools, anyone can scrape some of ...

A Security Flaw in Mobile Apps Could Cost You a Fortune on Your Phone Bill

A Security Flaw in Mobile Apps Could Cost You a Fortune on Your Phone Bill

A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook’s Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim’s expense, a developer contends. Phone numbers often appear as links on a mobile device. That is possible by using a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme called ”tel” to ...

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle ...

‘Normal’ (iOS) Tells You Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery

‘Normal’ (iOS) Tells You Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery

How do we identify and discard energy-inefficient apps? According to two Stanford computer scientists, the solution lies in another app. Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich designed a program called Normal to tell you which other apps you ought to kill. It’s a telling problem that iOS message boards are plagued by constant ...

OpenSignal Details Android Fragmentation: 18,769 Distinct Devices

OpenSignal Details Android Fragmentation: 18,769 Distinct Devices

This seemingly random assortment of colorful rectangles, reminiscent of a terrible paint swatch accident, actually represents the state of Android fragmentation in 2014. OpenSignal, a website dedicated to mapping all things mobile, pulled together this data and saw 18,769 distinct devices downloading its app on Android. And ...

Sprint is Now Offering a $60 Unlimited Plan for Individuals

Sprint is Now Offering a $60 Unlimited Plan for Individuals

Sprint on Thursday announced a new $60 unlimited plan in its latest bid to reverse a decline in its subscriber numbers. To get the $60 rate, customers need to pay full retail price or bring their own Sprint-compatible devices. The plan is available starting Friday for both new and existing customers, Sprint said. “People ...

Report: eBay is Considering Spinning Off PayPal

Report: eBay is Considering Spinning Off PayPal

eBay is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources. Shares of the online retailer jumped nearly 4 percent to $55.48 at midday. EBay told potential candidates for the position of PayPal chief executive officer, a post that ...

Bring a Friend to T-Mobile, Get a Year of Free Unlimited LTE

Bring a Friend to T-Mobile, Get a Year of Free Unlimited LTE

T-Mobile's John Legere has been shaking up the US wireless industry with his Uncarrier initiatives and as they attempt to take the third spot from Sprint before the end of they year they are offering yet another incentive for consumers. T-Mobile is encouraging current T-Mobile customers to 'throw a lifeline' to Sprint ...