Category Archives: cell/smartphones

12 Useful Gifts Under $50

A tight budget doesn’t mean you need to fill stockings with a funny coffee mug, socks, or an impersonal $25 Amazon gift card. Here are a dozen cool new gadgets for less than 50 bucks each. Read all about these … Continue reading

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You Should Upgrade to iPhone 12, Here’s Why

Usually, with new Apple iPhone introductions, the question is: “Is it worth upgrading?” But with the iPhone 12, the question of upgrading – even if you own an iPhone 11 – is moot. With 5G now available for iPhone, as well as … Continue reading

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Huge Changes Coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps

Today, at WWDC20, Apple unveiled a multitude of improvements coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The new features will come with the release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS X Big Sur later this year and function across all … Continue reading

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5G’s Historically Bizarre Rollout

Technology rollouts are often messy. Multiple vendors propose competing (and often incompatible) variations in the hope of capturing the golden ticket to new market dominance. Entrenched interests campaign, lobby against or even legally threaten their eventual replacement. Technology misunderstanding or … Continue reading

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Apple Unveils a New $399 iPhone SE

The words “cheap” and iPhone” rarely appear in the same sentence, but that’s the best way to describe its new $399 Apple iPhone SE. Like the first generation iPhone SE (which starting shipping in March 2016 for $399), the new iPhone SE is … Continue reading

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TCL Teases Flexible AMOLED Smartphone Prototypes

Foldable phones such as the aptly-named Samsung Galaxy Fold, its second-generation successor the Galaxy Z Flip, and the reborn Motorola RAZR, are suddenly…a thing. So self-professed “fast follower” TCL, which will enter the U.S. smartphone market this spring with its … Continue reading

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Our Favorite 7 Cases for Samsung Galaxy S20 Phones

Buying one of the three new Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra phones is an investment,with prices starting at just under $1,000. And like with any sizable investment you make, you’ll want to protect it – in this instance with a … Continue reading

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My CES 2020 Coverage

As I have for the last 35 years or so, I helped cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the official CES Show Daily, published by TWICE. Here is a sampling some of my pre-show and on-the-spot reporting. FCC Chair … Continue reading

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Telehealth Apps Make Dental Care More Affordable and Convenient

What do many people fear more than a dentist? A dentist’s bill. That’s particularly true for many older Americans. According to a National Health Interview Survey, in 2017 less than a third of adults 65 and older had dental insurance. … Continue reading

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11 Steps To Easily Set Up Your New iPhone

If you have bought a new iPhone, follow these steps for the best way get it up and running quickly and smoothly. And then, take time to tweak some of the iOS settings for a more enjoyable iOS 13 experience. Read the … Continue reading

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