Tagged with: Smartphones

The History of Autocorrect: How Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Tool Came to Be

The History of Autocorrect: How Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Tool Came to Be

Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel of our mobile text-correction systems is how astoundingly good they are. It's not too ...

HTC’s One remix, a Smaller Form-Factor of HTC’s Flagship Phone, is Now Available at Verizon

HTC’s One remix, a Smaller Form-Factor of HTC’s Flagship Phone, is Now Available at Verizon

The HTC One (M8) is an awesome phone -- its metal design, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and dual front speakers are all standout features. But if you've wanted the device -- and just wished it was in a different size -- your wish has been granted with the new compact HTC One remix. The remix was made with selfie ...

Motorola and VivaLnk Release a Digital Tattoo to Unlock Your Smartphone

Motorola and VivaLnk Release a Digital Tattoo to Unlock Your Smartphone

Hate unlocking your Android smartphone so much that even Face Unlock or Skip feels like too much of a hassle? Motorola just came to your rescue. The company has partnered with VivaLnk to launch the previously teased Digital Tattoo, an NFC-based skin tag that unlocks your phone (currently limited to the Moto X) with a quick ...

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple has published new information about the diagnostic capabilities of iOS, in what appears to be a response to suggestions that it includes a ‘backdoor’ that could enable governments and other third-parties to access user data. The controversy arose after security consultant Jonathan Zdziarski documented a ...

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon already has the most loyal customers in the mobile industry, but it aims to make its service a bit stickier to its customers. On Thursday, Verizon is launching a rewards program, which will give customers points for paying their bills on time or using its online customer service portal. It’s not like an airline ...

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere between 70 to 80 million units. That number will be split up between ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About the LG G3 on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About the LG G3 on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about the LG G3. ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 22, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 22, 2014

If you spend a lot of time traveling overseas, you’ll quickly realize that smartphones are not all smart. The rates for making and receiving calls are reminiscent of mobile phone plans in the 90s. If you don’t buy an expensive monthly international roaming plan, your phone calls may cost several dollars per minute. Even ...

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Internet of Things,” where all kinds of devices – everything from clothing to appliances to vehicles -- will be interconnected via the cloud. Sounds enticing, but really not much of a stretch from what’s already happening now via smartphone apps connecting us with ...

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

People with a cellular plan that works for them tend to stick with it for a while, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (via Business Insider). But for AT&T at least, no plan is proving as sticky as unlimited data. 44% of AT&T customers are on grandfathered unlimited plans — that ...