'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

BlackBerry is back in the black

Mar 28, 2013
BlackBerry posted a surprise profit for the quarter today. The Canadian company’s been struggling to stay relevant in the smartphone market but while the news is hopeful, it’s still too early to declare a turnaround.
Posted In: Blackberry, mobile, Cellphones, smart phones

Car service app Uber faces driver complaints

Mar 28, 2013
Does Uber properly share the bounty with drivers and does it operate in accordance with rules that govern taxis and limos in various cities?
Posted In: app, mobile, transporation, smartphone

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

Mar 28, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

T-Mobile drops contract plans to compete with smaller carriers

Mar 26, 2013
T-mobile is ditching two-year contract plans and phone subsidies. Consumers will have to pay for the phone upfront or enter a payment plan.
Posted In: T-Mobile, Cellphones, mobile

Samsung Galaxy S4 leads the Android pack, challenges Apple

Mar 15, 2013
Samsung unveiled its new smartphone, the Galaxy S4, last night in New York. The phones will start shipping at the end of April and have a slew of new features, including one that is raising some eyebrows, literally.
Posted In: samsung, iPhone, smartphone, mobile

10 ways your teenager is using the Internet

Mar 13, 2013
Smartphone use by teens is skyrocketing. The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project has new stats on how young people are using technology these days.
Posted In: Internet, mobile, smartphones, teenagers

Meet Tizen, Samsung's new mobile operating system

Feb 27, 2013
Samsung's new phone operating system is called Tizen, and there are other rivals coming soon, including one from the browser maker, Firefox.
Posted In: samsung, mobile apps, mobile, ios, android

Block that pop-up! Why mobile ads don't work

Feb 26, 2013
As ads shrink to fit our mobile screens, are they still effective?
Posted In: mobile apps, mobile, advertising, marketing