A study commissioned by the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) in 2010 found that one out of every six American's have experienced "bill shock" at one point or another. About a third said they received bills that were $50 higher than they expected, and nearly a quarter said it was by more than a hundred bucks. The FCC, along with the CTIA and Consumers Union, will try to make bill shock a thing of a past by implementing industry wide changes designed to keep wireless users better informed.
We love it when the folks over at iFixIt tear into brand new hardware with Dexter-like precision and exposes the guts. The latest piece of hardware to hit iFixIt's operating table is Apple's recently announced iPhone 4S smartphone that started shipping today. Given that the iPhone 4S is really just an upgraded iPhone 4 in the same mold, will there be any surprises waiting inside?
Now that the dust has settled on the initial iPhone 4S frenzy, Motorola felt it was a good time to trot out its Atrix 2 smartphone, another dual-core device that will be available at AT&T on October 16th. The Atrix 2 doesn't bring any groundbreaking changes over its predecessor, but it does offer a bigger 4.3-inch qHD display and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
In an interview with The Seattle Times, Andy Lee, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, took a few potshots at the competition while talking up his company's Mango platform. Mango, or Windows Phone 7.5, was introduced to some existing Windows Phone users last month and introduces 500 new features. But is it better than the competition?
Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon as one of three wireless carriers signed up to carry Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone, and in fact has inked a deal to purchase 30.5 million iPhone devices worth $20 billion over the next four years. But unlike its two competitors, the spunky newcomer to the iPhone space will continue to offer an unlimited data plan with no overage fees or throttling.
After months and months of hype, leaked information, rumors, speculation, and even another bungled bar room scene, Apple yesterday finally introduced its next generation smartphone, the iPhone 4S. It's not the iPhone 5 many were expecting, nor does it look any different than the iPhone 4, but it does sport several improvements underneath the hood, including the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2. So how did investors react?
Apple's much hyped iPhone press event has brought the Web's worst out of the woodwork (we're talking about hackers, not Apple fanyboys, in case that's not clear) who are trying to get gullible users to click on malicious links. The email appears to come from Apple and seemingly provides details about "the new Apple iPhone 5GS," and that alone is a dead giveaway that something's fishy. Apple announced the iPhone 4S today, not the iPhone 5GS.
Apple's much anticipated "Let's Talk iPhone" press event is underway, and after lots of chest thumping over iOS, Mac sales, iTunes, and everything else, the Cupertino company has finally and officially unveiled its iPhone 4S smartphone. It looks just like the regular iPhone 4, including the same retina display, but there's plenty new underneath the hood, including a dual-core processor.
As outlined in Microsoft's 2011 Proxy Statement, company CEO Steve Ballmer will collect $682,500 in bonus pay, the same as his annual salary and equal to half of the maximum bonus pay he could have received. A variety of factors played a role in Ballmer not receiving the full bonus amount, including lower than expected sales of Windows Phone 7, a 2 percent dip in Windows and Windows Live Division, and the need for further progress in new form factors.
Among a host of other things, Google is a mighty successful browser vendor, what with both its desktop and mobile browsers occupying the third spot in their respective markets and constantly conquering fresh ground. However, a lot of people are wondering why Google continues to have two separate browsers for the desktop and mobile markets. But soon enough these people will have better things to do, for an effort to port Chrome over to Android now seems to be underway.