Tagged with: Smartphones

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called AliveCor has just announced ...

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation ...

Report: Verizon Will Launch an App Store to Challenge Google Play (Update: Verizon Says No)

Report: Verizon Will Launch an App Store to Challenge Google Play (Update: Verizon Says No)

Verizon is going to launch its own app store in an effort to compete with the Google Play Store on Android devices, claims a report from The Information. The new store will be available globally and is the result of a partnership with other carriers and hardware makers, says the report. In 2010, Verizon Wireless launched a ...

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Based on Amazon's selective PR history, the company isn't likely to reveal exact sales for its recent Fire Phone any time soon—unless the company's first-ever smartphone goes gangbusters. A recent study appears to put any hopes for a record-smashing debut in serious doubt. Rather than wait for the official word, online ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure everything out, then respond. Say you ...

Verizon Wireless Earns Top NYC Honors in Latest RootMetrics Report

Verizon Wireless Earns Top NYC Honors in Latest RootMetrics Report

Verizon Wireless has once again earned the top honors in New York in the latest RootMetrics RootScore Report, released on Tuesday. The report covers the first half of 2014, and measures the performance of the big four wireless carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The higher the RootScore, the better the ...

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

Password theft is an ongoing problem. Finger print and voice recognition is still years away. What’s a bank to do if it wants to verify the thousands of customers using its mobile app? One way is their behavior — or at least their typing behavior. Banks in Europe’s Nordic region have begun rolling out a new kind of ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall a little shy of the Galaxy S5, too, ...

Sprint Now Offers Families 20 GB of Data for $100, Will Pay You to Switch Carriers

Sprint Now Offers Families 20 GB of Data for $100, Will Pay You to Switch Carriers

Sprint on Monday announced new family rate plans allowing up to 10 lines to share 20GB worth of data for $100 per month. It’s the first move in what is expected to be far more aggressive pricing under newly named CEO Marcelo Claure. Sprint is also offering to reimburse up to $350 of the costs of ending a contract with ...

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

Tired of her kids ignoring her phone calls, this Texas mom taught herself how to develop an app and created “Ignore No More.” “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” Sharon Standifird, a mother of two, told ABC 13. “I got on the Internet and I literally ...