Tag Archive: Cell


Injuries due to cell phone usage have risen dramatically since 2007

Ever since the creation of the modern smartphone.

What you need to know Cell phone-related injuries have risen dramatically over the past 20 years. The most common injuries include cuts to the face and head, bruises, and abrasions. The biggest uptick in injuries came after the iPhone was released in 2007.

Authors of a recently published study in the journal JAMA have noted an increase in cell phone-related injuries over the last 20 years. The study analyzed  [Read More…]

Stabilize your smartphone with this $6 Aukey Cell Phone Tripod

Best thing since the grain filter.

This Aukey Cell Phone Tripod Mount is down to only $ 5.99 right now over at Amazon. This thing normally sells for around $ 12, and the reviews are pretty nice too.

This tripod helps you take clearer shots and more stable video. It is compact and lightweight, but it can hold smartphones up to 5.7 inches. You can mount other cameras and things of that nature on it too, if  [Read More…]

MrMobile goes hands-on… with a cell tower

Fun fact: when I was selling mobile phones back in 2004, I would spend the store’s slow days taking online training courses reserved for my employer’s engineers, fascinated by the networks that made mobile phones work. 14 years (and a change of careers) later, my network curiosity still burned strong. So I asked AT&T to let me go hands-on with a cell site – and to my great surprise, the carrier said yes!

Come along as I scope out  [Read More…]

Grab Aukey’s cell phone tripod for $8 to become a better mobile photographer

It’s time to take your photography game to the next level, and this inexpensive accessory can help!

Smartphone cameras have become significantly better over the past few years, and people like to push them to their limits. A great way to really take advantage of how far they’ve come is by using a tripod to take your skills to the next level. We know, people don’t want to lug around a full-sized tripod to “get the shot”, but what  [Read More…]

Cell carriers waive fees to following earthquake and hurricane Irma

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have waived fees following deadly earthquake.

Following a deadly earthquake of the Mexican coast, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced they will be waiving fees for anyone calling to the region. The earthquake has been said by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to be the strongest earthquake felt by the country in 100 years. The death toll from the earthquake has already reached 61, a number that will unfortunately but surely rise. We have  [Read More…]

Popular cell phone plans you should avoid

There is a phone plan to fit everyone. There are also plans that won’t fit you.

There is an endless number of different phone plans to choose from. While that means there are some that will fit your lifestyle well and be just what you need, there will also be a few you should avoid. And since each of us is different, it’s impossible to just say don’t buy this or don’t buy that.

We can look  [Read More…]

Inside the battery-free cell phone of the future

The battery-free phone runs on ambient light and RF signals, though it’s not enough to power your favorite game.

Batteries: You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them, and I recite that cliche because I know you’re nodding along with me right now. Smartphone battery packs have become bigger so that they last longer, and a majority have been infused with fast charging technology. But a dead battery remains a major pain point, especially since  [Read More…]

Deal: Save 20% off your first six months of cell service at TPO

If you’re looking for a sweet deal on a new phone plan, look no further than TPO.

TPO (The People’s Operator) — an alternative carrier that runs off Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. — is currently offering 20% off your first six months of service with new activations. You can activate a new number and a new device, or keep your current setup, to save on their 500MB, 1GB or 2.5GB plans. The best part is  [Read More…]

The Secret To Saving Money On Cell Phones and Service

You can save money on your phone and plan if you do a bit of homework before you buy.

It’s never fun to pay more than you need to. And that includes your phone and plan you use with it.

Like most things, you can find a balance where you pay for what you actually use and need rather than pay what someone else thinks you need. That’s the real secret to saving money on your phone  [Read More…]

Sprint introduces all-wireless ‘Magic box’ small cell for homes and businesses

Sprint’s key to coverage is a small cell tower in your window.

Cellular carriers have long offered so-called “microcell” hardware to help boost cell signal from that carrier at your home or business, but Sprint is taking a slightly different approach with the launch of its “Magic Box” small cell. Despite having a questionable name that tells you nothing about what it does, the Magic Box is super simple: set it in a window and plug it into power,  [Read More…]