Tagged with: Smartphones

Amazon Launches mp3 Web Store for iOS Devices

Amazon Launches mp3 Web Store for iOS Devices

Amazon has taken another step at reducing Apple’s hold over on-device music sales, announcing the launch of its HTML5 MP3 web store specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, offering 22 million tracks via a specially formatted mobile website. The online retailer says that it has developed its MP3 store to operate seamlessly ...

Microsoft Launches HelpBridge App for iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Microsoft Launches HelpBridge App for iOS, Android, Windows Phone

When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you’re fine or to make sure they are. To make this easier, Microsoft launched HelpBridge on Wednesday, a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. HelpBridge, which is based on ...

Facebook Begins Offering Free Calling in US Via Messenger App

Facebook Begins Offering Free Calling in US Via Messenger App

Earlier this month word got out that Facebook was trialing a free voice calling feature in Canada. We said that, if those tests went well, the company would expand to the US. Well, things must have gone swimmingly because, just two weeks later, American customers are starting to see the same feature turn up in the Messenger ...

AT&T Now Allows FaceTime over 3G to All Customers

AT&T Now Allows FaceTime over 3G to All Customers

After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data customers. AT&T cites that its testing phase for FaceTime over cellular is complete, and will be enabled for all of its customers, including those on tiered data plans at no additional ...

‘Nano Nails’ to Add Stylus-Like Ability to Fingernails

‘Nano Nails’ to Add Stylus-Like Ability to Fingernails

If you're a fan of long fingernails you've probably already developed special techniques for using touchscreen devices. But Sri Vellanki, the creator of a fingertip stylus called Tech Tips, feels women shouldn't be limited to what technology they can use because of their fashion choices. So she's developed a ...

Could Low-Cost iPhone Use a Plastic Body?

Could Low-Cost iPhone Use a Plastic Body?

A low-cost iPhone from Apple could be outfitted with a plastic chassis, a downgrade from the usual glass or metal design, according to the folks at DigiTimes. Citing the usual unnamed supply chain sources, Taiwan-based DigiTimes said the plastic body would be designed to cut costs on the cheaper iPhone. But other rumors ...

BlackBerry 10: 15,000 New Apps in Two Days

BlackBerry 10: 15,000 New Apps in Two Days

Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 application marketplace will have thousands of more programs, thanks to two events the company ran over the weekend. The events saw RIM net 15,000 app submissions for BlackBerry 10 within a period of 37.5 hours, according to company vice president of developer relations Alec Saunders. The ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 10, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 10, 2013

We’re in the heart of CES 2013, and we’ve seen tons of awesome things already unveiled with many more still to come. There’s been many tablet-related things here that are really exciting. Corning’s showing off its Gorilla Glass 3, the newest in its line of damage and scratch-proof tablet screens. Gorilla Glass was ...

Apple Introduces Shorter, Cheaper Lightning Cable

Apple Introduces Shorter, Cheaper Lightning Cable

Apple has quietly dropped the price of one of its most expensive accessory cables, along with releasing a shorter, cheaper model. The company now sells its $49, 2-meter Thunderbolt cable for $39. There's also a new 0.5 meter version (that's 1.64 feet) for for $29, notes 9to5mac. Thunderbolt is the input/output technology ...

CES 2013: T-Mobile Launches Nationwide HD Voice

CES 2013: T-Mobile Launches Nationwide HD Voice

Listen to this. T-Mobile just beat every other U.S. carrier bringing HD Voice to market, delivering a radical improvement in call quality for everyone carrying an HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy S III, or Nokia Astound phone. And wait, it gets better—it might work with iPhones. "It's a very noticeable enhancement to the voice ...