cell phones


Apple launches iPhone trade-in program to shore up sales growth

Sep 9, 2013
Apple wants owners to sell their old iPhones back to the company for a discount on a new phone.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, cell phones, mobile

PayPal's updated mobile app changes purchasing experience

Sep 6, 2013
PayPal hopes their new app change will help bolster the company's mobile e-commerce.
Posted In: paypal, e-commerce, mobile apps, cell phones

Microsoft buys Nokia's devices for $7.2 billion

Sep 3, 2013
The tech giant is paying $ 2.2 billion to license Nokia patents.
Posted In: Microsoft, nokia, cell phones, windows, software

Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Jun 7, 2013
Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining

How is the government going to find anything in the Verizon phone data?

Jun 6, 2013
Verizon is reportedly handing the National Security Agency data on every customer's calls. So how does the government go about finding needles on the digital haystack?
Posted In: Verizon, data mining, cell phones, terrorism, security

Dinner time: Surrender your cell phones to dad

May 13, 2013
The story of how one family makes time for each other at dinner in our high tech, interconnected world.
Posted In: family, cell phone etiquette, cell phones

Media, cell phone companies exploring ways to lower data costs

May 10, 2013
Media companies are considering subsidizing data-plan costs so smartphone users will keep watching video, wireless carriers will keep data revenue, and streaming shows can sell more ads.
Posted In: media, second screen, cell phones

Siri, meet your new competitor, Google Now

Apr 30, 2013
Siri has some stiff competition in Google's Google Now, which just hit iPhone.
Posted In: siri, Google, cell phones

What to do with an old cell phone: Sell it!

Feb 19, 2013
Consumers are sitting on $33 billion worth of old, unused mobile phones.
Posted In: cell phones

President Obama's secret directive on cyber ops

Nov 15, 2012
The president has reportedly signed a directive that could change the way the government could fight cyber terrorism. Also, cell phones that can get a charge from a good shake, and climate change's impact on satellites.
Posted In: cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, President Obama, cell phones