Author Archives: John Oldshue

About John Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of SaveOnPhone.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers long distance and cell phone topics for SaveOnPhone.

Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 19, 2018

A Concerning New Study Links Miscarriages to Cellphone Radiation There’s emerging evidence that exposure to one type of radiation from cellphones and other devices might be linked to a major adverse health outcome in women: miscarriages. A new study published … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 12, 2018

Google Explores Texting From Your Browser Google’s Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features. It looks like you’ll be able to pair your phone with a computer and text directly from a browser … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 5, 2018

Global Smartphone Market Drops 9% in Biggest Ever Fall The global smartphone market fell 9% in a year this quarter, the biggest fall in smartphone history, with even Apple’s iPhone sales down 1% as users hang on to their phones … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 29, 2018

Thousands of FBI Cellphones Affected by Technical Glitch that Lost Texts Between Anti-Trump Agents Thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by the glitch that allegedly caused the loss of five months worth of text messages between two FBI officials who … Continue reading

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LG Joins the Foldable Smartphone Race

Samsung’s Galaxy X may not be the only foldable smartphone released in the near future. LG has also patented folding smartphone technology with the World Intellectual Property Organization. While the company filed the patent last July, the information was just … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 22, 2018

Kroger is Rolling Out a New Technology to Nearly 200 Stores That Could Change Grocery Shopping as We Know It Kroger is rolling out a new technology, called Kroger Edge, to nearly 200 stores by the end of 2018. The … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 15, 2018

Teen Cellphone Addiction: How Bad Has It Gotten? One out of two teenagers feels “addicted” to their phone, according to a recent study. Statistics like this may have fueled two major Apple investors to push the company to offer more … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 8, 2018

White House Bans Personal Cell Phones from the West Wing The White House is banning the use of personal cell phones within the West Wing, citing security concerns, a move that has prompted widespread frustration amongst staffers. “The security and … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 2, 2018

Apple Will Offer Discounts on Replacement Batteries, Following Lawsuits over iPhone Slowdowns Apple apologized to customers Thursday for not being clear that the company slows down phones with aging batteries. Apple promised that it will “give users more visibility into the health … Continue reading

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New Facebook Messenger Kids Intended to Keep Children Safe

Facebook has introduced Messenger Kids, which allows children aged 6 to 13 to text, send photos, and video chat. Parents must provide their approval for kids to download the app, and must okay everyone on their child’s contacts. Antigone Davis, … Continue reading

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