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THIS WEEKEND-Daylight Savings Time 2014 Begins

March 07, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

This Sunday, March 9th, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. This time adjustment doesn't only mess with your sleep schedule it can also interfere with the timekeeping of medical devices, travel, and record keeping. Your smartphone and tablet will adjust on their own as long as in your settings you have selected to use network provided time. It is usually the default setting. If you would like to verify go into the settings. On the Samsung Galaxy S4 go into Settings, More, Date and Time, and make sure that the Automatic date and time box is checked. It is really very simple. A few other household devices will automatically adjust... read more

Boeing Creates Super Secure Black Smartphone

March 06, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

Could there be a new player on the smartphone manufacturer team? Boeing Co. is adding a smartphone to their lineup of fighter jets, airliners, and satellites. It is definitely not going to be your average device. The smartphone, which they are calling Boeing Black, is based on Boeing's idea of Security + Modularity= Productivity. Typical commercial devices are designed with civilian consumers in mind; the Boeing Black is designed right from the start with U.S. Defense and security communities in mind. To provide the necessary security hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit... read more

Verizon, T-Mobile, And C Spire Wireless All Support Kill Switches

February 28, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

Wireless carriers are starting to change their mind when it comes to mandating kill switches in smartphones. Earlier this year a California Senator proposed a bill that supported the idea of kill switches. At that time AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile all were opposed to the bill. On February 27, executives from three different carriers all spoke out supporting the movement of offering kill switches, but have not yet... read more

Google's Project Ara Is Building A New Phone One Piece At A Time

February 28, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

Last month Google announced that they were selling Motorola to the Chinese electronics company Lenovo. Google's ownership of Motorola was short-lived and unprofitable, but during the sale Google still retained the portion of the company called ATAP. The Advanced Technology and Projects group is an innovative and forward thinking group similar to one of Google's other groups they call Google X. They are the creators of Google Glass and they are diligently working on other incredible projects like self-driving cars and... read more

Is Bigger Really Better When It Comes To Smartphones?

February 27, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

Until the last few years, cell phone manufacturers were competing with one another to see who could make the smallest phone. Consumers were under the impression that small and compact meant cool and portable. Over the last few years people have changed the way they use their phone, which means that the demands of their phone has changed too. The increasing amount of people that use their smartphones for watching video has led to the demand for an increase in screen size. This new trend does not seem to be going away anytime soon. This week at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona Spain, manufacturers introduced several new super-screen sized smartphones. The new phones ranged in size from 5" to 7" screens. Manufacturers including... read more

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Get A Deal On Wirefly's Facebook Fan Pick Poll Winner

February 27, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Wirefly wants to give you the best price on the exact phone you want to buy. That's why we started the Facebook Fan Pick Poll. In our most recent poll, our great Facebook fans told us the phone they wanted to see discounted for Verizon Wireless was the Samsung Galaxy S4.

You asked for it and Wirefly delivered. We dropped the price of the very popular Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless when you sign up for a New Account or Upgrade your existing line... read more

Samsung Unpacks The New Galaxy S5 At Mobile World Congress 2014

February 24, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 was just unveiled at another one of Samsung's famous Unpacking Events in Barcelona Spain at Mobile World Congress 2014. Some of the things we learned about this new flagship smartphone from Samsung are that it has some new hardware and will be running some new software, but we also learned that most of the new GS5 has come from its predecessor the Galaxy S4.

Some of the new hardware inside the GS5 is the addition of a fingerprint scanner under the physical home button. The fingerprint scanner can be utilized to unlock your phone and to help secure mobile payments. This was a logical addition to the Samsung Galaxy S5 since we have already seen... read more

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