Topics :: smart phones

Review: Slick iOS 7 shines on Apple’s new iPhones

By Michael Liedtke | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
Although the iPhone 5C is less expensive than its predecessor, the iPhone 5, iOS 7 almost made it look fancier than previous generations.

Obsessive ’Smart Phone’ Use Is Just Plain Stupid

By Vince Pellegrino | Friday Jun 8, 2012
Younger gay men are so attached to their iPhones that they are unaware of the world around them. Not only are they missing the actual living of their lives, they’ve become hermits amidst the noise.

Second iPhone App Decried as ’Anti-Gay’

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Feb 17, 2011
An iPhone app called Confession: A Roman Catholic App has drawn the ire of GLBT advocates, who say that it is "promoting anti-gay spiritual abuse" by directing users to ask themselves, "Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?"

Tracking Your Fitness with Your Phone

By Kent McGroarty | Friday Dec 24, 2010
A look at the new My Tracks application, which can help you monitor your fitness results in a whole new way.

Review: Windows Phone 7 a new start for Microsoft

By Rachel Metz | Thursday Oct 21, 2010
Microsoft was sick of watching consumers flock to Apple’s iPhone and smart phones running Google’s Android software as its own Windows Mobile software floundered. So the world’s largest software maker started from scratch with its new phone operating system, Windows Phone 7.

Study: Touchscreens Germier Than Toilets

Monday Oct 18, 2010
Findings in a recent study from the Journal of Applied Microbiology show that viruses can easily be transferred from nonporous glass surfaces, like those on smart phones, right to your fingers. Dr. Jennifer Ashton showed Harry Smith some ways to clean your touchscreen mobile devices.

AT&T to sell satellite-enabled smart phone

By Peter Svensson | Tuesday Sep 21, 2010
AT&T has weathered plenty of complaints about spotty cell phone coverage. On Tuesday, it will start selling its first phone that includes a backstop for AT&T’s own network, over a satellite. That means blanket coverage of the U.S., even in the wilderness or hundreds of miles offshore.

Taiwan’s HTC: iPhone’s `quiet’ challenger

By Joe McDonald | Monday Sep 6, 2010
East Asia is the world’s electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple’s iPhone.

Intel buys wireless chip tech in mobile-phone push

By Jordan Robertson | Tuesday Aug 31, 2010
Eighty percent of today’s personal computers use Intel processors. But Intel is absent in smart phones, which are threatening PCs as gateways to the Internet.

Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones

By Michael Liedtke | Thursday Aug 12, 2010
Just because mobile phones are becoming more like small computers doesn’t mean you should have to do a lot of typing on them.