Topic: smartphones

For Some, iOS 8 is Taking *Forever* to Download

For Some, iOS 8 is Taking *Forever* to Download

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 8, officially released to the public yesterday. Many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners jumped on the update, starting the download right away. And some of … [Read more...]

Apple Store Still Isn’t Up, One Hour into iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

Apple Store Still Isn’t Up, One Hour into iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

It is almost ritual for the Apple faithful; staying up until midnight (or, on the east coast, setting an alarm for 2:55 a.m.) to pre-order the next version of the immensely popular iPhone. The process itself only … [Read more...]

John Gruber Takes a Shot at Predicting Future iPhone Resolutions

John Gruber Takes a Shot at Predicting Future iPhone Resolutions

If anyone on the planet can put together a decent theory regarding an Apple product, it's John Gruber. In this case, Gruber has taken a look at two products -- the dual iPhones we're expecting to see next month -- and … [Read more...]

What We Didn’t Get from Amazon’s Fire Phone

What We Didn’t Get from Amazon’s Fire Phone

It seems like we've been talking about a potential Amazon smartphone ever since the company launched its Kindle Fire tablets a few years ago, and rumors about such a device have been picking up steam over the past year. … [Read more...]

Cliq Case Adds Buttons to Your Android Smartphone

Cliq Case Adds Buttons to Your Android Smartphone

Smartphone controls have become mostly touchscreen since the introduction of the iPhone, but a recent Kickstarter campaign is looking to bring back the button. The product hoping to be crowdfunded is called the Cliq, … [Read more...]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants All Carriers to Eliminate Overage Fees

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants All Carriers to Eliminate Overage Fees

If you're an AT&T or Verizon Wireless customer, you likely have a data limit on your smartphone plan. Should you go over that limit, in most cases, you're charged a higher per-gigabyte price than you have included in … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google Unveils Android Wear; Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google Unveils Android Wear; Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins

It's Sunday, which means we're once again filling you in on the past week's top tech stories. That's right -- it's Weekend Wrap-Up time. Buckle in and watch our video version below, or scroll down a bit further to read … [Read more...]

About That Flop: Apple’s iPhone 5c Still Outsold Android, BlackBerry & Windows Phones in Q4

About That Flop: Apple’s iPhone 5c Still Outsold Android, BlackBerry & Windows Phones in Q4

A new report from Apple Insider uncovers a surprising fact about Apple's "unapologetically plastic" iPhone 5c; despite the stories of it being a failure or a flop, the less-expensive iPhone actually outsold its … [Read more...]

Amazon Reportedly Launching ‘Project Aria’ Smartphone This Year

Amazon Reportedly Launching ‘Project Aria’ Smartphone This Year

Is Amazon ready to make a play for your pocket? That might be the case, according to The Information. The site is reporting that Amazon is working on a smartphone -- dubbed "Project Aria" -- that could launch … [Read more...]

Canonical Says Ubuntu Touch Handsets on the Way

Canonical Says Ubuntu Touch Handsets on the Way

Today, Canonical—the maker of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system—announced two companies that will soon be making phones based on its Ubuntu Touch mobile OS. Spain’s second biggest smartphone maker bq and … [Read more...]