• From Julia Child to mobile devices: How one group cooks up accessible media technology

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    The National Center for Accessible Media helps develop tools, standards and policies so people with disabilities can access new technology and content
  • 2010 reliability and service survey: Smartphones and carriers

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Apple fans love the iPhone, but they're not particularly thrilled with AT&T, which at press time was the exclusive iPhone carrier in the United States. Readers rate AT&T last in voice call quality and data speed, while Verizon Wireless is the overall favorite.
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • Stupid mobile tricks: 7 stories of smartphone horror

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    If the word "smartphone" has ever struck you as ironic, you aren't alone. Thank your lucky stars these horrors didn't happen to you
  • Gear You Can't Get Here: 10 Great Digital Cameras, Smartphones, and Tablets

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Some cool and crazy gadgets never make it to our shores. Here are a few sexy smartphones, tablets, cameras, and watches that you can't buy in the United States--so far.
  • Top 10 Smartphone Easter Eggs

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 11:18 am

    For the un-initiated, the term Easter Egg is geek parlance for secret gags and goofs buried deep inside software. Now as cell phones have hit mass appeal, perhaps it's no surprise that Easter eggs have snuck into our handhelds.
  • Smartphone smackdown: HTC EVO 4G vs. Google Nexus One

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Can HTC's WiMAX phone best Google's own Android handset?
  • Motorola Droid vs. Apple iPhone 3GS

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    A side-by-side look at these two hot smartphones
  • Verizon Droid FAQ: What We Know So Far

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:58 am

    Whether it's because of Apple-bashing commercials, brief appearances on vanishing Web sites or hints and hype about features, the Verizon Droid has been attracting a lot of attention over the past few days. Here is a breakdown of what we know so far.
  • Ahead of their time: Nine technologies that came early

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:26 am

    The tech industry has seen more than its share of products and services that are ahead of their time. All of them flopped, but all of them also influenced the industry. This list should serve as a warning to those who think that being the first to think of something will lead to any easy road to success.
  • Smartphones for the holidays

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    This autumn, it's all about Android
  • Smartphone smackdown: Motorola Droid vs. iPhone 3GS

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:58 pm

    The new Motorola Droid could be the most serious smartphone challenger yet to the iPhone 3GS. Here's why.
  • Their phone, your headache

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:38 pm

    Employees want IT to link their personal smartphones to email and other corporate resources, but how do you secure devices that house a mix of personal and corporate information? And what happens when those employees quit?
  • 7 keys to the ultimate smartphone

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 11:14 am

    Everybody loves their smartphone, but no device is perfect - just ask iPhone owners how they feel about relying on AT&T as their carrier.
  • CTIA Wireless 2009: Fall's Hottest Handsets

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    While Android phones are starting to enter carriers' lineups, most of the new phones launched at the recent CTIA wireless telecommunications trade show ran Windows Mobile 6.5. A few inexpensive--but well-equipped--feature phones also debuted, further blurring the line between what is and what isn't a smartphone.
  • Good and wicked cool mobile and wireless companies to watch

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    Our 2009 list of wireless and mobile companies to watch reveal the breadth, depth, and excitement of the human imagination applied to wireless and mobile technologies. Check out the main story for more details. And jump into "comments" section to give us your opinion of this crop of companies.
  • Got a mobile strategy? Connect with customers' smartphones

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:22 pm

    This was certainly unexpected: When Alex Betancur, general manager of Publisher's Clearing House (PCH) Online Network, looked at the sweepstakes giant's Web site logs in late 2008, he was surprised by an upsurge in visitors using mobile browsers.
  • Best Smartphones for Under $100

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 11:40 am

    No need to pay big bucks for a high-quality, full-featured smartphone. We've rounded up the best inexpensive models across the four major carriers. Whether you're a social networker, a business executive, or a multimedia addict, there's a wallet-friendly smartphone for you.
  • Five Things You Need to Know About Smartphone Security

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    Smartphones share many of the same risks of laptops and are easier to lose.
  • The iPhone 3.0 feature compendium

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 1:41 pm

  • iPhone vs. BlackBerry: Readers strike back

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:43 am

    In comparing the RIM BlackBerry Bold to the Apple iPhone 3G, after a month-long test of each, I declared that it was time to bury the BlackBerry, as it was mediocre in its signature mail functions and pathetic in next-gen mobile capabilities such as Web browsing and applications. Not surprisingly, BlackBerry users took great exception to this assertion.
  • Getting busy

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 10:16 am

    What's the last thing you do before going to sleep?
  • How much work can you do on a BlackBerry?

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 9:30 am

    Not one to steer clear of a challenge or the chance to be labeled "crazy" by colleagues, I decided to spend a month seeing how far I could go toward replacing my laptop with one of the two more popular smartphones on the market, the BlackBerry 9000 (Bold) and the iPhone 3G.
  • Next year's netbooks: Notebook, meet smartphone

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Google Android, ARM processors and all-day batteries will transform today's netbook into something completely new.
  • Simple Steps to Hack a Smartphone

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 10:28 am

    Trust Digital, a firm that specializes in mobile security, demonstrates how to hack a smartphone with no more information than a phone number.
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