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Articles tagged with "Smartphones"

5 things cell phone carriers should offer (but don’t)

Most cell phone plans cost consumers hundreds if not thousands of dollars per year for voice, texting and data services. Yet the major cell phone carriers are still making our lives difficult by forcing us to pay for things that we don’t need, or deal with applications that we don’t want. Rates ... Full Article »

July 16, 2012 1:35pm

Comparing the first four years of the App Store to the early commercial web

When Apple debuted its App Store four years ago today, even the most bullish analysts and enthusiastic fanboys could not have fathomed how iOS apps would so quickly change our lives. Before the App Store, only the most patient and dedicated users would invest the 30 clicks or so it took to download ... Full Article »

July 9, 2012 9:00pm

How might an Amazon smartphone change the app landscape?

If Bloomberg reports are true, Amazon might be manufacturing its own smartphone and will viciously compete against Apple, Google and even Microsoft for palm share. Here are five ways Amazon’s entry into the smartphone space could potentially play out. 1) Android likely would take the biggest hit ... Full Article »

July 6, 2012 5:00pm

The pros and cons of purchasing a prepaid smartphone

While prepaid smartphones are not for everybody, the opportunity to purchase an iPhone or any other state-of-the-art device without a long-term carrier contract is an attractive value proposition for many consumers. For the first time since its debut in 2007, the iPhone is now available with no con ... Full Article »

June 25, 2012 8:10am

Apple dominates mobile PC world, sees big increases in smartphone market

Apple’s iPad continues to slug through the mobile computing market, dominating all other tablets, notebook computers and mini-notebook computers. Mashable has the story, detailing a report from NPD DisplaySearch that found that Apple moved more than 17.2 million mobile PCs in the first quarter of ... Full Article »

May 25, 2012 7:59am

Why size matters for Apple’s next iPhone, and what this means for app developers

Whenever the next generation iPhone comes out – either next month at Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference, later this year, or sometime in 2013 – it will likely look dramatically different. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to expand the screen size of the ... Full Article »

May 16, 2012 9:37am

The best smartphones to buy for less than $100 (and without a long-term contract)

Great deals on smartphones are not always what they appear to be. Most smartphones that are “on sale” for less than $100 will end up costing you thousands over the course of a required two-year contract. Of course, you can buy a smartphone without a contract, but end up paying several hundred d ... Full Article »

April 16, 2012 9:42am

Smart watch with iPhone connectivity nets $500,000 in Kickstarter funding in one day

Apparently, what iPhone owners want is a watch that lets them access their iPhones.That’s actually putting it a little simply, but if the Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Pebble is any indication, there’s a big market out there for a smart watch that can offer connectivity to users ... Full Article »

April 12, 2012 1:07pm

In a pinch, these smartphones could be better than most digital cameras

As many photographers will tell you, the best camera you own is the one you have with you at the right time to capture that special moment. While camera technology continues to improve for both smartphones and single-use devices, most of us are not joined at the hip with our cameras wherever we trav ... Full Article »

April 11, 2012 6:15am

Analyst: One in three high schoolers owns an iPhone

Smartphones are exploding among the United States population, with nearly 50 percent of everyone in the country now owning one. And there are rising trends even among teenagers. According to analyst Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, a survey of 5,600 U.S. teens found that about 34 percent of them ... Full Article »

April 4, 2012 7:50am


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