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Sprint Customers Get a Second Chance to Protect Their Device

June 05, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

During the entire month of June, existing Sprint customers have the option to add device protection to their Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Apple smartphone for as... read more

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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, but be sure to... 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... read more

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

February 28, 2014 | by Scott 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 broadband balloons. Since Google is... read more

DISH To Become a Wireless Provider?

February 28, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Sources say DISH is likely the winner of the FCC H Block Spectrum Auction.  What does this mean to the rest of us?

This was the FCC's first major spectrum sale in more than five years.  The significance of this to consumers is that the spectrum being auctioned has been approved for use with terresterial and mobile wireless services, including broadband.  DISH's founder, Charlie Ergen, has often expressed desire to enter into the wireless industry, making a DISH a multi- service provider (TV, internet, and cell phone service?).  With the timelines imposed on the spectrum sale by the FCC, the winning bidders will have... read more

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

February 28, 2014 | by Scott 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&TSprint,... read more

Are Bigger Smartphone Better?

Is Bigger Really Better When It Comes To Smartphones?

February 27, 2014 | by Scott 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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