Tagged with: Smartphones

Verizon’s Share Everything Plan and Me: Wait, It’s HOW Much?

Verizon’s Share Everything Plan and Me: Wait, It’s HOW Much?

My current Verizon phone is eligible for an upgrade in March. (Coincidentally, within a week of when Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy S IV. I’m very excited.) I’m currently on a family plan, still grandfathered in with unlimited data. It’s wonderful. But ever since Verizon switched over to its Share ...

Mozilla Unveils Firefox Phone (Right Now, for Developers Only)

Mozilla Unveils Firefox Phone (Right Now, for Developers Only)

Mozilla said it won't be launching its own hardware to run the in-development Firefox OS when it's finished, but the company has just announced a "Developer Preview Phone" for putting the OS through its paces. It's not quite the same as the mystery device we saw sporting Firefox OS at CES, but its specs seem almost as ...

AT&T Acquires Alltel, More Wireless Spectrum for $780 Million

AT&T Acquires Alltel, More Wireless Spectrum for $780 Million

AT&T is spending $780 million in cash to scoop up more wireless spectrum. The company announced Tuesday that it is buying the U.S. retail wireless operations of a carrier called Atlantic Tele-Network or ATNI. As part of the deal, AT&T will acquire wireless spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and ...

CurbTXT Lets San Franciscoans Text Drivers via License Plates

CurbTXT Lets San Franciscoans Text Drivers via License Plates

Trying to find parking in San Francisco sometimes feels likes a car-based version of "Survivor." It's not pretty. Cars block driveways, drivers forget to curb their wheels, lights get left on, and meters run out. These are all reasons why you might want to contact a vehicle's owner. If everyone in San Francisco signed up ...

Free is the New Premium: Paid Apps Are Dead

Free is the New Premium: Paid Apps Are Dead

Last week marked an important moment in the evolution of the iOS app market. As Pages just slipped out of the iPad top 10 highest grossing apps chart, there are now no paid apps among the ten applications that generate most revenue on the iPad. When the iPad application market was born a few years ago, it was dominated by ...

Being Connected 24/7 Can Also Mean Having Fun

Being Connected 24/7 Can Also Mean Having Fun

We’re more connected now than we ever have been before, and we’re only going to get more connected as we move into the future. According to Intel, at the beginning of 2012 there were approximately 2 billion people connected to the Internet. By 2015, Intel expects the number to be over 3 billion and, by 2020, the company ...

The Future of Siri: A More Engaging, Funny Experience

The Future of Siri: A More Engaging, Funny Experience

Apple is apparently looking to give Siri a personality boost. 9to5Mac has found a new Apple job posting looking for “a uniquely creative individual to help us evolve and enrich Siri” for future updates. More specifically, Apple wants to hire “someone who combines a love for language, wordplay, and conversation with ...

iOS Newsstand to Publish Some Magazine Issues Early

iOS Newsstand to Publish Some Magazine Issues Early

Looking for a reason to buy an iPad edition of a magazine? Hearst hopes this will do the trick: Readers who buy the publishers’ titles from Apple’s Newsstand will get them before anyone else — on or offline. This feature appears to have popped up today, and there doesn’t seem to be any other details about the offer, ...

iPhone Mini: Analyst Pegs Price Point Between $299 and $349

iPhone Mini: Analyst Pegs Price Point Between $299 and $349

Apple may be able to build a cut-rate iPhone for $144, which would let it price the device between $299 and $349, hundreds less than the unsubsidized price tag of its flagship smartphone, an analyst said today. A lower-cost iPhone would be a major strategic shift by Apple, which has rigorously held the price line, and may ...

Walmart’s ‘Unlimited’ iPhone Data Plan Is, In Fact, Very Limited

Walmart’s ‘Unlimited’ iPhone Data Plan Is, In Fact, Very Limited

Walmart last week announced the availability of iPhone 5 on a Straight Talk no-contract plan with unlimited voice, text and data, but like most so-called unlimited plans, this one too has a limit. For $45 a month, you can use up to 2GB of data, which these days isn't a whole lot. Stream a movie on your shiny new iPhone? Not ...