Tag Archive: Phone


Amazon has dismissed dozens of engineers and ditched a handful of hardware projects following its dismal attempt at tackling the smartphone market, according to a new report. The retail giant has also restructured what’s left of its hardware division, combining what was two separate units into one. “In recent weeks Amazon has dismissed dozens of […]

Apple started a smartphone revolution with the introduction of the original iPhone in 2007, but despite the rise of high-powered phones, people in Japan are still clinging to their flip phones. The closest Apple ever got to making a flip phone was the disastrous Rokr the company developed in partnership with Motorola, so concept designer […]

Nintendo has been incredibly slow to embrace mobile. The gaming company announced that it will finally release a game on iOS — even though it probably won’t be as good as you were expecting — but this Nintendo Wii M concept has me wishing they’d just get serious about mobile and make their own smartphone. […]

Your phone could be slower due to hidden ads

What you don’t know won’t hurt you – is a common phrase that unfortunately does not apply to the apps on your phone. It turns out that thousands of apps on iOS and Android secretly have ads in them that… Read more ›

From subtly dissing Rihanna, to teaching you math with reference to the Cookie Monster, Siri is packed full of offbeat Easter Eggs. But here’s one that could actually one day prove useful, and even life-saving. Maybe. If you’re ever in… Read more ›

Microsoft is gutting its Windows Phone hardware business

Remember that time Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer openly laughed at the iPhone? Well, it turns out the phone business isn’t so easy after all, because for the second year in a row Microsoft has announced it’s laying off large numbers of… Read more ›

Former Apple CEO and business parter of Steve Jobs, John Sculley dropped some interesting new tidbits about Apple’s history in a recent interview. He said that all the way back in 1984, Jobs was dreaming up the idea of a… Read more ›

As a Brit that can’t handle warm weather, the recent heatwave that swept across the U.K. almost killed me. I sat here with my skin sticking to my leather office chair, longing for cool air conditioning that would help me breathe… Read more ›

One of the hundreds of great touches I love about Grand Theft Auto V is the way that it uses in-game smartphones as menus for added realism — giving players the opportunity of sending and receiving messages, taking photos, and… Read more ›

Way back in the day (1972), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed and started selling “blue boxes,” devices that generated specific tones that would game the telephone networks of the day (called “phreaking.” These would allow phone phreaks to make… Read more ›