Topics :: smart phones

Bigger is Better for Personal Tech

By Rhuaridh Marr | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
It's official, people: Bigger is better. It's something we can no longer ignore - our smartphones are swelling to ever-greater sizes following years of shrinkage, and we're lapping up these behemoths in droves.

The 'Buzz' Says The kGoal App Makes Kegel Exercises Fun and Rewarding

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
Concerned about your pelvic floor muscles? The creators of kGoal, a revolutionary new Kegel training system, are on the final week of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its creation.

Amazon Launches Firephone

By Rhuaridh Marr | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Following in the footsteps of its Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV streaming device, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to the stage in Seattle to announce the Fire Phone, Amazon’s first smartphone.

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.