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Chat apps overtake traditional SMS texting

Apr 29, 2013
Chat apps -- like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage -- are now more popular than SMS, a service that has been around for decades.
Posted In: text messages, sms, apps, mobile

What's inside that brand new Samsung phone?

Apr 26, 2013
The iPhone is like the Golden Gate Bridge: It hogs attention, but the Bay Bridge to and from Oakland gets used more often. So what's the Bay Bridge in this analogy? The Samsung Galaxy.
Posted In: samsung, iPhone, smartphone, mobile

Beware of malware...on your smartphone

Apr 17, 2013
A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of evil software showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year.
Posted In: mobile, malware

Dish TV Network bids for Sprint Nextel, sets sights on mobile

Apr 15, 2013
The Dish TV Network this morning is making a big bid to get into the mobile space. It wants to buy the country’s third largest cellphone carrier Sprint-Nextel for more than $25 billion.
Posted In: Sprint, dish network, Dish, mobile

Global PC sales plunge, what's Microsoft got to do with it?

Apr 11, 2013
Personal computer sales fell by 14 percent around the world during the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from the research firm IDC.
Posted In: PCs, mobile, windows 8, computer

New technology lets deaf, hard of hearing make calls in HD

Apr 9, 2013
A company called Purple Communications has new technology to help people who are deaf or hearing impaired communicate digitally through an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.
Posted In: mobile, Tech

California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Apr 9, 2013
Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california

Why go through the Internet to watch TV on the go?

Apr 8, 2013
Instead of streaming movies and shows on your smartphone over Wi-Fi, why not watch them over the same transmitters that send signals to your television? Mobile TV may be the next key development for broadcasters.
Posted In: television, mobile, media

'Home' gives your phone a Facebook facelift

Apr 5, 2013
While some are calling Facebook's big announcement on Thursday 'the fanciest screensaver anyone's ever seen,' Farhad Manjoo at Slate Magazine thinks 'Home' will work for a lot of people, including teens.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile apps, mobile, smartphone

'Facebook Home'? A new Facebook flavored smartphone

Apr 2, 2013
Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET Reviews joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to discuss what a Facebook smartphone would look like and why it might sell.
Posted In: Facebook, smart phones, mobile, htc

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