A source inside Apple has revealed to Bloomberg News that the upcoming iPhone 6 will depart from the traditional rectangular shape and will feature a new body look. Not only that, it’s expected to have a larger screen size that may come close to the display size leader in smartphones—Samsung.
But as we all know, rumors about upcoming iPhone models should always be viewed with a wary eye and some skepticism because nearly all of them are inaccurate or way off base.
In saying this, we’ll dish out what Bloomberg reported and give you our take on what we think is in store for the iPhone 6. More...
Google showed off its latest phone today, the Nexus 5, and aimed its sights on its competitors by offering better pricing, a larger display, and other features to make it a viable alternative for Android phone fans.
We’ll go over the specs and pricing of the Nexus 5 so that you’ll know all you need to know in order to make a decision to buy it.
The case specs at a glance
First off the bat is the Nexus 5’s larger 5-inch display (actually 4.95-inches but who’s counting?) that has a full HD IPS resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 445 ppi.
And for those who are bit accident prone, the display is made out of tough Gorilla Glass 3 manufactured by Corning.
The Nexus 5 has shed some of its weight and has a slimmer profile for 2013 and tips the scales at 4.6 ounces with a thickness of 8.59mm. More...
We all know how expensive data plans are and some of us try to get a little extra mileage out of our monthly allotment by using public Wi-Fi hotspots or tying into our home wireless accounts.
Using public Wi-Fi can really be useful when we are on the go at airports, stations or bus terminals, and some restaurants and hotels also provide free Wi-Fi service to their patrons. For students, it’s as easy as logging into the school’s network.
But as convenient as these free Wi-Fi services are, they are also public, which means anyone on the same network has the potential of either spying on what you are doing on your computer, finding out where you are located, or at the very worst, steal sensitive data off of your laptop.
What can be done to protect you from cyber-spying and theft? More...
Samsung set the standard for mega-screen smartphones with the introduction of its Galaxy Note line. And as each new model shows up, the display dimensions get a little bigger.
With the soon to be released Galaxy Note 3, it gets even closer to tablet screen specs with its huge 5.7-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display. Also on the agenda for launch is Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch.
So is a bigger smartphone or new Smartwatch in your future? We’ll find out by giving you the specs, info and official launch availability for these new products. More...
Wireless carriers do their best to try to warn you when you are approaching your data limits. But sometimes these warnings either come too late or the limit was already passed while in the middle of streaming or downloading content.
Overage charges can get pretty expensive if you don’t have an unlimited data plan; it can cost you at least $10 for each gigabyte over your
So how can you monitor your data use without having to constantly log onto your service provider or going into obsessive compulsive behavior by watching every kilobyte?
Data monitor apps may be the answer you are looking for. More...
Fans gathered outside Apple Stores around the world today waiting for their chance to purchase Apple’s two newest phones; the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Apple maintains that quantities are now very limited, and that demand for the new iPhones is high. Apple says there will be a wait for available stock for the iPhone 5S.
When the doors opened at Apple Stores around the globe, many of them were reporting that the iPhone 5S was sold out in an half an hour or less. The new colors for the iPhone 5S are gold, silver, and space gray. More...
Now that the buzz has somewhat died down over the unveiling of Apple’s newest handsets, announced on September 10, some are wondering just what the specific details are on each model and how they differ from one another.
We’ll take a close up look at the iPhone C and iPhone 5S to see what they’re made of and how they differ from each other.
The iPhone 5C, long rumored to be in the works during the first half of 2013, is very close to the features various blog sites and news sites had been speculating on. This version sports the expected new colors in green, white, blue, pink and yellow. The phone's body is made out of polycarbonate plastic. More...
Virtually every news and blog site has been anticipating the announcement of Apple’s new iPhone. Recent rumors pointed to a September launch of the next iteration.
Several new media sources said today they had received invitations to come to Apple HQ on September 10 to hear an announcement that would “...brighten everyone’s day.”
Now that the cat is partially out of the bag, and a flurry of speculation is hitting the airwaves as to what Apple will unveil, the rumors about a new iPhone 5S and several new “low-cost” iPhones are taking the lead. More...
When Nokia decided to abandon its proprietary mobile phone operating system, Symbian, in 2011 and adopted the Windows platform instead, there was a lot of speculation on whether Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, made the correct decision for his company or not.
Now, two years later, the writing on the wall seems to indicate that he made a questionable move; Nokia’s Windows phones have had a hard time in becoming a popular alternative to iPhones and Android phones in spite of intense advertising and generally good reviews from tech websites.
But the floundering phone manufacturer has found a hero that will save it from its inevitable demise—namely Microsoft. Nokia was purchased for $7 billion dollars and the future of Nokia, at least for now, seems safe.
The deal was announced by Microsoft on September 2 and is pending on Nokia shareholders accepting the deal. More...
The latest flagship smartphone from Nokia was released recently and if a picture is worth a thousand words, there may be millions of them inside the Lumia 1020—it has a 41-megapixel camera.
This astonishing accomplishment is sure to draw in customers who are looking for the ultimate in a camera phone that will allow them to edit virtually any portion of an image in order to enlarge it, and still keep the quality up. But the big question is: Is it worth it?
We’ll go over the specs of this phone and see who may be interested in it. More...
Let’s face it, monthly wireless carrier bills can be a bit shocking. What you thought you were paying for is usually crammed with extra charges related to government fees, 911 fees, special taxes, and other tag-along costs not explained when you first signed up.
Added to this dilemma of expensive wireless bills is the two-year contract and mandatory data plans you must purchase with your cell phone. You may have paid “only” $200 for your Super Duper smartphone, but did you know that you’re really repaying the entire cost of it ($600-$700) over the life of your two-year contract and data plan?
There are certain reasons why it may be a good idea to switch over to a prepaid phone plan, and we’ll point out what they are, and who may benefit from them. More...
Urban legends have been around the Internet for decades and virtually every topic has been included in these tales. But some are so realistic that it is often hard to distinguish between what is fact and what is fiction.
Cell phones have been the object of some of these urban legends and interestingly enough, some of them are actually based upon truth.
Here are some of the most popular ones from around the Web; we’ll explore which ones are accurate and which ones are not.
Worldwide emergency number 112
According to this information, if you are in any part of the world and need emergency assistance, all you have to do is dial 112 from your cell phone. More...
In a perfect world no one would have to worry about viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, and other assorted nasties that slowdown or damage Android phones, but the reality of the matter is that these things are out there and are waiting for hapless victims to enter their snares.
The good news is that you can protect your Android devices from this malware by downloading one of many free anti-virus programs from various tech and download sites on the Internet.
We’ll go over two of the most popular anti-virus programs and show you what they can do to make your Android safer. More...
If you own a mobile phone, the odds that you have taken a picture with it, at least once, is virtually guaranteed. In the real world, mobile phones have overtaken the use of “real” cameras for everyday picture taking tasks because of their ease of operation and mobility.
In the early days of mobile phone cameras, all you could do was snap a picture. But the mobile phones of today have onboard software that allows you to edit your photos, adjust for color, and many other things to improve your images.
But there are other things that you can do with your photos by downloading special photo apps that can take your pictures to the next level with special effects, backgrounds, animation or even a bit of humor. We’ll take a look at a few of our favorites and let you know what they can do. More...
If you own an iPhone you have probably run into the topic of “jailbreaking” your device. If you own an Android phone, the phrase of “rooting” your phone is familiar.
These two terms mean the same thing; accessing your phone’s operating system so you can customize or modify your phone’s attributes, run apps that take advantage of your phone’s new “abilities,” and add features not available on “stock” phones.
Is jailbreaking or rooting your phone a good idea? What are the disadvantages or advantages of doing this? Is it legal? We’ll tackle some of these questions and more to clear up your concerns about these procedures. More...