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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

The golden rule of group texts

Feb 14, 2013
Janell Burley Hofmann, one of our resident tech etiquette gurus, is a Cape Cod Mother of five with strong opinions about how to behave with technology. Today's topic: Group text messages.
Posted In: text messages, Tech, mobile, family tech

Apple eyes smart watch

Feb 12, 2013
While wearable electronics seem to be the next must-have gadget, it's not clear whether consumers are ready to compromise style for function.
Posted In: Tech, apple, watches, mobile

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