According to a recent U.S. report published by Nielsen, Apple’s iPhone 3G is the no. 1 mobile device of choice among users in 2009.
A dear friend of mine, Michal (pronounced mee-khal!), is about to go to Vietnam for a month-long backpacking excursion. While she wants to bring her BlackBerry to pick up email, she doesn’t want to incur the expensive roaming charges for data usage. Here’s the solution.
It’s been exactly two years – at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show — since the folks at Slingbox first demonstrated its SlingPlayer Mobile software, allowing you to stream local TV programming to your smartphone via Wi-Fi connectivity. Today, iPhone users can access their TV shows over 3G cellular connectivity, too.
A new Retrevo study entitled “Are Consumers Warming Up to Shopping On Their Mobile Phones?” found only 8 percent of those surveyed said they’d never shop on their cell phone.
Even if you’re not a fan of “As Seen on TV” products, you’ve no doubt heard of the Magic Jack by now. Popularized by a year-old informercial, this clever product turns your computer into an inexpensive landline alternative. Now, YMax Corp. has unveiled its next product at CES — and you won’t believe what it can do.
BlackBerry owners who subscribe to Bell Mobility might have noticed this week a new icon on their home screen, which looks like telephone beside a tape. Clicking it will download the new Visual Voicemail service. Here’s the dilly-o.
Perhaps this isn’t the kind of news overprotective parents want to hear, but a new U.S.-based study has found “sexting” – that is, using cell phones or a computer to chat suggestively or share photos and videos – is a lot more common than you think.
Among other interesting findings, the J.D. Power and Associates “2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study” released today found the percentage of wireless customers in Canada who own a smartphone has increased from 25 percent in 2008 to 32 percent in 2009.
OK, so a cousin who shall remain nameless lost her cell phone at our place last week – um, in our toilet. And get this, she “accidentally” flushed it down rather than fishing it out. Now I’d like YOU to come clean – are you a toilet talker?
If you know anyone who texts while driving, send them this PSA video from the UK. As a word of warning, this 4-minute clip is chilling to say the least, but I’m in favour of this graphic imagery if it stops people from texting while behind the wheel.