Tagged with: Smartphones

Sprint’s WeGo Phone is a Parent-Friendly First Phone for Kids

Sprint’s WeGo Phone is a Parent-Friendly First Phone for Kids

Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers? Sprint thinks its new WeGo phone is a good answer to that dilemma. The simple, rugged design not only limits a child's ...

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among Kuo’s predictions are ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – available now through most major wireless carriers – is an awesome phone in many ways. But did you know that it can also double as a baby monitor? Samsung’s newest flagship phone features a “baby crying detector” that’s capable of setting off a vibrating alarm to let you know to check on ...

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

We see the term the "second screen" thrown around all the time, a concept that refers to the belief that the immediacy of social media across phones and tablets makes television watching a communal experience. The thinking goes that Twitter and Facebook are portals into our consumption habits, allowing us to hurl breathless ...

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a different kind of mobility: the autonomous car. BlackBerry is working with VisLab, an Italian laboratory run by the University of Parma that focuses on computer vision research. One of ...

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Google is making a change to its Android security systems on Thursday that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps. Currently, Android users can have Google scan their apps for malicious code at the time of installation. Going forward, Google ...

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context. Here’s how the original article reads: "BlackBerry Ltd would consider ...

T-Mobile’s ‘Operation Tablet Freedom’ Offers Free Data, Tablet Deals

T-Mobile’s ‘Operation Tablet Freedom’ Offers Free Data, Tablet Deals

T-Mobile on Thursday announced a new promotion designed to woo tablet buyers by offering more free data during 2014 for customers that activate a tablet on their network. It’s part of the company’s three-day news blitz that began Wednesday with the introduction of a new low-end, $40-per-month phone plan. T-Mobile’s ...

Facebook to Remove Messaging From Mobile Apps, Force Download of ‘Messenger’

Facebook to Remove Messaging From Mobile Apps, Force Download of ‘Messenger’

Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to an extreme new level on Wednesday. It’s starting to notify users they’ll no longer be able to send and receive messages in Facebook for iOS and Android, and will instead have to download Facebook Messenger to chat on mobile. In an on stage talk I did with Mark Zuckerberg ...

T-Mobile Teases More is Coming with ‘Uncarrier 5.0′

T-Mobile Teases More is Coming with ‘Uncarrier 5.0′

After a quiet few months, T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere is looking to stir up some trouble again. "Just when you thought it was safe to return, T-Mobile is back," Legere said in an interview with CNET on Wednesday. To kick things off, T-Mobile launched its "Simple Starter" plan, a $40 option for customers who don't ...