Monthly Archives: May 2015

Restaurants Should Embrace Mobile Payments

According to a new study from point-of-sale manufacturer Harbortouch, restaurants are not meeting the demands customers have for mobile payments in their establishments. “One of the more interesting findings we uncovered from our survey is the growing desire for consumers … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–May 26, 2015

Kids Do a Lot Better When Schools Ban Smartphones Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics. “We found the impact of banning … Continue reading

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Escape the Smartphone Distractions with the Light Phone

Ever feel overwhelmed with text messages, email alerts, Facebook updates, and all the other distractions on your smartphone? If so, the Light Phone may be the answer for you. Light Phone takes away all of the fancy features of modern-day … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–May 18, 2015

Berkeley Says Cell Phones Cause Tumors Cell phones. You can’t live without them, but can you live–and stay healthy–with them? This week the question gained new urgency when Berkeley, California became the first city to pass an ordinance banning phone … Continue reading

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New OlloCase for iPhone 6 Compatible with OlloClip Lenses

Fans of the iPhone lens add-on OlloClip will soon have a new way to incorporate their photo enhancers on their phones. The company has revealed a special project, known as the OlloCase, which provides an iPhone case that specifically ties … Continue reading

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Ninentendo Will Release Five Smartphone Games

Nintendo has finally announced the release schedule for the company’s highly anticipated smartphone games. The apps, first rumored in 2014 and confirmed in March, will be launched one by one over the course of two years, with the first one … Continue reading

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Phablets Claim 21% of Smartphone Sales in First Quarter

New research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that phablets made up 21% of smartphone sales for the first quarter of 2015, up from just 6% during the same period in 2014. Phones like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and … Continue reading

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Nexpaq Modular Case Offers Interchangable Add-ons for Smartphones

Startup Nexpaq has created a modular smartphone case to enhance many popular smartphones and phablets already on the market. Some analysts compare this to Google’s Project Ara phones which could be introduced later this year, but this is a case … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–May 11, 2015

FAA Can Allow Cellphones During Takeoff and Landing Federal aviation officials acted within their authority in allowing airline passengers to use cellphone and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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TracFone Introduces Text Messaging Reload Cards

TracFone was one of the first prepaid phone providers on the market, and continues to be a trusted name in pay-as-you-go cell phone service. Loyal TracFone consumers have another reason to celebrate, thanks to the company’s launch of the text … Continue reading

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