Not to be outdone by T-Mobile's big cellular pricing shake-up, Sprint just made its rumored Unlimited phone plans official. Essentially customers can now purchase all-you-can eat voice and text for one phone line starting at $50 per month. Prices decrease though as you add additional lines, but of course there's a catch. … Read more
My engineer friend George is not having a good week.
His dating life is taking on the same flavor as Google's Franz Kafka doodle.
The more women that offer him their huffy, puffy Jennifer Lopez, the more he turns into a cockroach and delves into the Web's darker crevices for succor.
He has happened upon the flaming box known as Tinder. Should you be unfamiliar with this app, it allows you to scroll through faces of your target gender that happen to be in your vicinity.
Should any face you like happen to like your face, a match … Read more
Apps are one of technology's greatest inventions.
They're so easy to use that even a halfwit with shears for hands can discover tomorrow's weather or the latest broccoli restaurant in Brooklyn. (It's called Broccolyn. Surely you've been there.)
Sometimes, though, an app's fluid simplicity can sail you into dangerous waters, such as allowing a 14-month-old little girl buy a car.
Sorella Stoute, the toddler in question, was just being a curious toddler when she played with her dad's smartphone.
Whenever I call Heavens Above, I never seem to get a reply.
Perhaps that is, in itself, a reply.
There are those, however, who must be trying harder -- or even getting some results.
I make this generous assumption on the basis of research that has just descended upon me. It seems that fully 19 percent of Americans admit to using their phones in church -- or their other places of worship.
Yes, of course they could be shopping for a new outfit or calling their new illicit friend. I prefer to think, though, that some have a hotline to … Read more
When someone steals something from you, you want your something back.
But, if you're a well-adjusted human, you also want justice.
Please imagine, then, the feelings of Eliza Webb as she got into her car and felt something wasn't quite right.
Where were her shades? Where were her running shoes? Yes, she lives in Seattle, but these things are still useful there. And the car was a mess. Surely her husband hadn't done this.
Then, as ABC News reports, she noticed a black cell phone on the driver's seat.
With a touch of lateral thinking, she … Read more
Some people are better at giving than receiving.
It may well be that they are merely self-centered. It may also be that they have self-preservation at their core.
So when it comes to the roastingly hot trend of the naked selfie, they realize there's a danger. What happens on your smartphone may not stay on your smartphone -- and, frankly, may not be so smart.
When it comes to gadgets that are truly cool and useful, little red Corvettes have status.
iPhones, sadly, do not.
This, at least, seems to be the view of very beautiful musician Prince, who claims not to own a cell phone at all.
In a quite moving interview with V Magazine, Prince regally dismisses the question of whether he owns an iPhone: "Are you serious? Hell, no."
He then went on to utilize his very fine, high-pitched voice to allegedly mimic not himself, but a woman.
He shrieked: "Where is my phone? Can you call my phone? … Read more
Timing is everything.
Motorola has discovered this a few times in its interesting history.
So now that it is a Google company, it is attempting to time the launch of its new Moto X phone perfectly.
It has released a teasingly emotive ad, placing its hand on its heart and its flag in the ground.
While Apple has merely embraced the concept of its products being designed in California, Motorola thumbs its nose and displays its all-American credentials.
In ad due to appear July 3, the headline reads: "The first smartphone designed, engineered and assembled in the USA is … Read more
Cell phones have become the most crucial personal technology purchase you can make. Not only are these devices full-fledged miniature computers in their own right, they're getting smarter with each product generation. If you're looking for a new handset right now, start with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. The Galaxy S4 offers all the power you'd expect from a high-end Android device in an ultraslim package. The HTC One, meanwhile, is the most gorgeous smartphone we've ever held, yet also manages to match the S4 in terms of speed and performance. No handset, … Read more
T-Mobile issued invitations today for a media event in New York City on July 10.
Exactly what the carrier has in store for the shindig remains a mystery, but T-Mobile promises that it will deliver its "boldest moves yet." It all begins at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Of course, a flashy new handset (or handsets) is a big possibility, with the Sony Xperia Z as the most likely star. Remember that last week, CNET's Roger Cheng reported that T-Mobile had confirmed that the Xperia Z would go on sale "in the coming weeks."
The … Read more