Tag Archive: Mobile


Getting to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). It might surprise you to know that companies like MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and

Snap Inc. begins offering Spectacles through mobile Snapbots

Snap Inc. has begun offering Snapchat Spectacles to customers in a unique and innovative way. The company’s life-capturing glasses are being sold exclusively through Snapbots, which are mobile vending machines that allow customers to virtually try on different colors of Spectacles before purchasing a pair. Spectacles are available in three color choices of Black, Coral, and Teal and are priced at $ 129.99, which customers can pay with a debit or credit card.

To find a Snapbot, users have a couple  [Read More…]

Play Catan for cheap with the latest Humble Mobile Bundle

I used to love writing about new Humble Mobile Bundles, the Android equivalent of HB’s excellent pay-what-you-want software packages that benefit charities, and great indie developers. Sadly, those days don’t come as often anymore, but this latest one — board game-themed — is worth mentioning.

Carcassonne: fine. Scotland Yard: meh. Great games, I’m sure — but you’re really here for Catan, one of the greatest trading strategy board games ever conceived.

Catan, along with Splendor and  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s SyncUP DRIVE turns your car into mobile hotspot

T-Mobile today announced the SyncUP DRIVE, a plug-in device for automobiles which provides safety and analytics tools, alerts, and notifications to users. Moreover, it gives cars a Wi-Fi hotspot which allows for sharing to up to five devices. The SyncUP DRIVE, which plugs into most vehicle OBD-II ports, is like having a mechanic constantly diagnose and evaluate your car. Paired with

Google Wallet launches snazzy new web app for desktop and mobile

Google keeps up with Wallet, which is great for everyone.

Though Android Pay has taken the spotlight as of late for in-store NFC payments and online purchases, Google Wallet lives on for person-to-person money transfers in a market filled with alternatives like Square Cash, Venmo and PayPal. Though the Google Wallet app is of course still available for Android and iOS, Google announced a fresh launch of the Google Wallet website, giving the service its own defined place as  [Read More…]

Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new phone!

Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can’t go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. There are a bunch of new phones out there and we wanted to get an idea about what’s important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier. Thus, this survey.

We get a little detailed, but that’s because we want to suss out what it  [Read More…]

Samsung, LG and HTC’s mobile divisions are all losing money, but why?

The use of smartphones has been rapidly and steadily increasing over the past few years. Today smartphones can be considered ubiquitous and everyone, from your work colleagues to your mother seems to be owning one. You might think that given the prolific trend, the world’s biggest smartphones manufacturer like Samsung and LG are making profits

Android and Chill: We need a third mobile platform

Google and Apple offer a great experience and everything we could want in our phones. While that’s a great recipe for success and happy customers, it also means they can afford to get a little lazy.

Now I’m not saying the people working there aren’t busting their butts and worth their salaries, I’m talking about the company — and their mobile ecosystem (God I hate that phrase) — becoming complacent and less willing to try new  [Read More…]

Samsung, LG and HTC’s mobile divisions all losing money, but why?

The use of smartphones has been rapidly and steadily increasing over the past few years. Today smartphones can be considered ubiquitous and everyone, from your work colleagues to your mother seems to be owning one. You might think that given the prolific trend, the world’s biggest smartphones manufacturer like Samsung and LG are making profits

Samsung posts lowest profits in two years as mobile division feels the burn

Samsung posted its Q3 2016 results, and as the company forecast last week, the discontinuation of the Note 7 had a noticeable impact on its bottom line.

Overall revenue was down 7.5% to $ 42.01 billion (47.82 trillion Won), a decrease of $ 3.4 billion (3.87 trillion Won) from the same period last year. Operating profit was down by 30% to $ 4.56 billion (5.20 trillion Won), its lowest in two years.

The mobile division took  [Read More…]