(CBS) - If you're lucky, your smartphone battery life lasts an entire day. But over time, that number could dwindle down to a handful of hours depending on use.
Now imagine that your smartphone battery could have even more juice than that thanks to a new invention? That'd be life-changing, wouldn't it?Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the search giant announced Monday, giving Google, developer of the Android mobile operating system, a direct hand in hardware manufacture for the OS. The deal will, says Google Chief Executive Larry Page, "supercharge" Android.Continue »
The District Attorney of San Mateo County decided Wednesday not to file charges against the bloggers. In the official statement the DA stated, "After a consideration of all the evidence, it was determined that no charges would be filed against employees of Gizmodo."Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - We've all heard such tales... Man or woman loses his or her iPhone. Man or woman loses his or her mind. Imagine you met this fate? What if you leave your iPhone at a store only to return to find nothing? Heck, leaving your iPhone at home for the day - though you know you'd eventually be reunited after a few hours - can resemble a nightmare of epic proportions.
iPhone users can't help but be attached. It provides directions, diversions, even comfort.
It's no wonder a new survey finds that iPhone users would gladly trade shoes and sex for their phones.Continue »
(CBS/CNET) - Yesterday, Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of five new BlackBerry smartphones. Do the iPhone and Android have themselves a rivalry here? Many tech nuts say nah.
In a CNET commentary, senior writer Roger Cheng, explains why it's not a good idea to get a BlackBerry...Continue »
In the research network's study, 4,163 consumers primarily in the North American smartphone market were asked to reveal their mobile device preferences. With nearly half of the respondents saying they're going to get iPhones, 32 percent say they favor the Android OS. Only 4 percent said they want a BlackBerry OS device.Continue »
(CBS/CNET/AP) - Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, is getting rid of its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers starting Thursday, shifting instead to limited data plans that give users between 2 and 10 gigabytes of data each month.
With the change, Verizon joins the company of fellow carriers AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA, which have both set limits to monthly data usage. Sprint Nextel Corp., the country's third-largest carrier, still offers an unlimited plan.Continue »
If you're still debating whether to sign up for Verizon's unlimited data plan, time's almost up. Starting Thursday, Verizon's all-you-can offer will be off the table.