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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With fitness bands being all the rage this holiday season, Samsung decided to jump on the bandwagon and plans to release two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, but this time with fitness features.
I am asked all of the time in the office, over social media, and at family events about the best free apps for Android, Windows, or Apple smartphones. When trying to answer this question for everyone over the last year, I came up with lots of free apps that I would recommend that new smartphone users put on their phones. Some of these apps take a subscription to utilize like Netflix or HBO Go, but if you have the subscriptions already, you should absolutely download the free app. To make it easier to navigate, I broke the list up in to different categories or activities.
HTC has announced their new HTC Advantage Program with the goals of promoting the HTC brand while setting it apart from others by showing the importance of the customer experience. The four main points include Screen Break Coverage, Priority Access, Future Proof Guarantee, and Customer Loyalty.
This morning Verizon Wireless announced some updates and a name change to their Share Everything plans. The newly branded MORE Everything plans are truly a step in the right direction for the second generation of data sharing plans from Verizon Wireless.
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