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Smartphone theft is an ongoing concern among users because the resale value of the devices are very high. In order to combat the problem, a Democratic Senator from California has proposed a bill to make the installation of kill switches in cell phones mandatory. The kill switch would enable a lost or stolen phone to be completely deactivated. The goal of the kill switch is not only the fact that the smartphone can be shut down remotely, it is also that just the option being installed would deter theft from even occurring because no one wants a smartphone that doesn't work.
The new bill proposed would require all smartphones sold after January 1, 2015 to include the kill switch technology. If not, the manufacturer would face stiff fines. Currently all of the major wireless... read more
Last week the Better Business Bureau warned consumers of what they are calling the "One Ring Cell Phone Scam." What is happening is that someone calls your cell phone number lets it ring just once and hangs up. This leaves you with a missed call. Some people will just ignore the call from the unfamiliar number, but many others have called the number back. The number is usually a number based in a Caribbean country which automatically charges you for an international call. Canada and many Caribbean countries use the same country code as the United States (1) which makes it very easy for consumers to overlook the fact that it might be an international call. The charges don't stop at the international charges. The call is then connected to an "adult entertainment" phone operator creating... read more
Wirefly Friends - I recently got a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear from Verizon and love the phone. The giant 5.7" Blu-ray resolution screen is a real benefit - you can do production email on this phone and last week I read an entire Kindle book on a flight from Las Vegas to Washington.
However - I was a little disappointed with the fact that I didn't get any more application icons on my new giant screen and also the standard Samsung weather/clock widget took up way too much of the screen. So I decided to give my phone a new look - take a look at the results below.
BEFORE - An AT&T Note 3 with the stock Samsung User Interface is on the left with 8 icons on the home screen.
AFTER - My Verizon Note 3 is on the right running, Nova Launcher, special Nox... read more
Technology changes as quickly as we can snap our fingers. It seems like just when we feel like we know about the newest electronics to hit the market, something new comes out and racks our brains. The wireless industry is no different when it comes to introducing us to new smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices on what seems like a daily basis.
If you are one of those people who wished that everything would just slow... read more
Wirely has the best online selection of cell phones, smartphones, and phone plans that are also budget-friendly. And not only does having a smartphone make you more high-tech and connected than the rest, but it saves you more money than you would think.
With all the apps you can download for free or just a dollar, you'll find yourself buying other products less and less.
For example, there are a few useful apps like... read more
CES 2014 was full of wearable tech from calorie counters to watches and everything in between. We have all seen the reports that head injuries like concussions are on the rise due to sports related injuries. Reebok has made it a top priority to make sure that when an injury occurs, it can be better assessed. The CHECKLIGHT by Reebok is a skullcap, that can either be worn alone or under a helmet, that measures head impact during sports or other activities.
Using a small display on the back of the neck the CHECKLIGHT displays information such as how hard the impact was and how many total impacts the... read more
I normally think about cases as a way to protect my phone not the phone protecting me, but the Yellow Jacket Stun Gun smartphone case does both. It has a high powered 950,000 volt stun gun built right into the case. Wondering the floor at CES I saw all kinds of neat stuff, limited time kept me from looking at everything, however, how can anyone resist a stun gun demo. Right?
This concept was introduced last year, but the slimmer design, increased power, and other upgrades made to the new products make it even better. The case itself is now detachable from the stun gun portion.
This allows for you to only attach it when it might be necessary. For example, while at... read more