Tagged with: Smartphones

Republic Wireless: An Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $19/Month

Republic Wireless: An Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $19/Month

A typical smartphone costs around $200, but it’s usually shackled to a two-year contract that often costs $70 or more monthly and includes limits on data consumption, voice minutes and texts. Even prepaid smartphones, without a contract, can cost $30 to $50 a month and carry limits. But I’ve been testing an Android ...

The Tough Road for New Publishers in the App Store

The Tough Road for New Publishers in the App Store

Illustrating how very, very hard it is to have a breakout hit in today’s mobile app stores, a report from app store analytics firm Distimo released on Wednesday finds that only 2 percent of the top 250 publishers in the iPhone App Store are “newcomers,” versus just 3 percent in the Android store, Google Play. In ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2013

Look out, Apple and Samsung. There’s a new horse in the smartphone race. HTC just unveiled the HTC One, the company’s new flagship phone. When you turn on the HTC One, you’re brought to BlinkFeed, which shows stories, pictures and videos from the sources you care most about. Can’t live without Twitter, Facebook or ...

The HTC One’s “UltraPixel Camera”: What is It?

The HTC One’s “UltraPixel Camera”: What is It?

Did you hear about the HTC One's fancy new "UltraPixel Camera"? HTC touts the camera as an end to the "megapixel wars." UltraPixels! Revolution! And, yes, the technology sounds very promising, but, uh, wait a second, what is an UltraPixel anyway? UltraPixel is a made up marketing word... HTC's new phone only has a ...

HTC Launches HTC One, Company’s New Flagship Smartphone

HTC Launches HTC One, Company’s New Flagship Smartphone

HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the One, is an impressive bit of hardware and a big step forward for the company in three significant ways. The One is a top-notch, beautifully designed handset packed with the best specs and a ton of compelling features. It also runs a unique, fresh take on Google’s Android operating ...

Girl Scouts Go Mobile: Cookie App Now Available

Girl Scouts Go Mobile: Cookie App Now Available

Thin Mints have gone mobile. Even though it’s the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world, with a $750 million business, the Girl Scouts’ longtime tradition of selling cookies has remained one of the more analog operations around. But, as of last week, the new Girl Scout cookie app is now available for Apple ...

Tamagotchi Back With a Vengeance in Android App

Tamagotchi Back With a Vengeance in Android App

For anyone nostalgic for the '90s virtual pet craze, you can now carry your Tamagotchi in your pocket once again, with a free app released Thursday for Android. The Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. App recreates the experience of caring for and feeding your own pocket creature. The app's release marks the brand's re-expansion to North ...

iOS 6.1 Security Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Your Lock Screen

iOS 6.1 Security Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Your Lock Screen

So, iOS 6.1 hasn't been Apple's finest hour. So far it's been plagued with connection issues, battery woes, and now it's sadly insecure, too. You can bypass any lockcode on an iPhone using this straightforward sequence of button presses. The instructions are pretty simple. First you have to pretend to turn the phone off, ...

Report: HTC One to Release on March 22 for $199.99

Report: HTC One to Release on March 22 for $199.99

HTC has had a hard time keeping its new devices from leaking across the Internet. We have already seen pictures and specs of the company’s upcoming flagship device, which will likely be known as the HTC One, and now have a release date and price. According to HTC Source, the One smartphone will be released on AT&T, ...

Google Nexus 4′s LTE Workaround Ended by Android 4.2.2

Google Nexus 4′s LTE Workaround Ended by Android 4.2.2

Nexus 4 users are finally beginning to receive their Android 4.2.2 update, about 48 hours after it was first spotted on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. Users of LG and Google's latest Nexus handset may find themselves losing a desirable feature, though—AnandTech reports that an update to the phone's baseband ...