Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Uncategorized | Tuesday May 13 2014 1:09 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Commentary: The hardware is fine, and so is the service. But if your iPhone ever needs replacing, watch out.

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this


Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Five ways I survived the switch from iPhone to Android

Uncategorized | Monday February 3 2014 7:00 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Five ways I survived the switch from iPhone to Android

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Although there’s growing evidence that Apple will introduce larger iPhones sometime this year, I’m keeping the promise I made last year. I need and want a phone with a larger screen — now, not later — and for me, that means an Android model. (No offense, Windows Phone fans: I simply don’t like the hardware and especially don’t like the OS.)

After a lot of testing and investigating, I decided the (more…)

Nokia purges Here Maps from App Store over iOS 7 issues

Uncategorized | Wednesday December 25 2013 4:18 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Nokia purges Here Maps from App Store over iOS 7 issues

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iPhone and iPad users searching for Nokia’s Here Maps app in the App Store will come up empty.

Nokia removed its maps app from Apple ‘s store earlier this week seemingly over problems related to iOS 7. Trying to access the app through the App Store now returns an error that it’s no longer available. Nokia didn’t reveal the specific causes for the app’s ouster but did send (more…)

iPhone 5S now ships from Apple within 24 hours

Uncategorized | Tuesday December 10 2013 7:33 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

iPhone 5S now ships from Apple within 24 hours

Apple 's iPhone 5S.

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Consumers who buy the iPhone 5S from Apple ‘s online store now have to wait just a day or less before it ships.

The new wait time of “within 24 hours” applies to all capacities and flavors of the 5S, both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+Cellular through AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The unlocked version through T-Mobile shows a ship time of one to three business days, (more…)

iPhone 5S now ships within 24 hours from Apple

Uncategorized | Wednesday December 4 2013 12:58 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

iPhone 5S now ships within 24 hours from Apple

Apple 's iPhone 5S.

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Consumers who buy the iPhone 5S from Apple ‘s online store now have to wait just a day or less before it ships.

The new wait time of “within 24 hours” applies to all capacities and flavors of the 5S, both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi+Cellular through AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The unlocked version through T-Mobile shows a ship time of one to three business days, (more…)

iPhone 5C snags half its buyers from rival brands

Uncategorized | Saturday November 30 2013 9:41 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

iPhone 5C snags half its buyers from rival brands

Apple 's iPhone 5C lineup.

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The iPhone 5C has lured almost half of its users from Samsung, LG, and other rival smartphone makers, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Many Apple analysts and watchers expected the company to launch a truly low-cost international iPhone . But even with a starting price of $99 on contract and a full price of $549, the 5C still (more…)

iPhone 5S, 5C lure fewer upgrades from prior model, report says

Uncategorized | Tuesday November 12 2013 4:39 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

iPhone 5S, 5C lure fewer upgrades from prior model, report says

Apple 's iPhone 5S and 5C lineup.

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The new iPhones have apparently convinced only a small percentage of iPhone 5 owners to upgrade.

Polling 400 US phone customers that activated an iPhone between September 20 and October 20, research firm CIRP found that only 6 percent of iPhone 5 owners jumped to an 5S or 5C. In contrast, 12 percent of iPhone 4S owners had upgraded to the iPhone 5 over (more…)

Apple getting its A7 chip from Samsung

Uncategorized | Sunday September 15 2013 8:00 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Apple getting its A7 chip from Samsung

Editors’ note: This story was originally published on September 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM PDT. It has been updated throughout. (Credit: Apple )

Apple is getting its A7 processor from Samsung, as expected.

By “decapping” the A7, Chipworks has verified that the A7 is manufactured by Samsung.

“Internal shots revealed the A7 to be made by Samsung,” said iFixit, which has been working hand in hand with Chipworks (more…)

Apple snagged 20 percent of its iPhone buyers from Android

Uncategorized | Saturday August 17 2013 4:18 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Apple snagged 20 percent of its iPhone buyers from Android

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Apple seems to be doing a good job at wooing customers away from other mobile platforms, at least according to a survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

In a report summarized on Monday by Fortune, CIRP found that 20 percent of Apple iPhone buyers between July 2012 and June 2013 jumped ship from an Android phone. Drilling down further, only 7 percent of Samsung smartphone buyers (more…)

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

Uncategorized | Wednesday May 29 2013 6:52 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

A new model every week. New updates all the time. New prepaid carrier options. Stop the insanity!

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There are days when it’s so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it’s like to be a technology consumer.

For example, and I’m just ballparking here, there are some 37,000 smartphones you can buy today. Whoops, hang on, just got a press release from HTC; make (more…)

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