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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: No waiting rooms, no copay: 6 apps to get a doctor's advice

    The last time I saw my doctor, I arrived about 12 minutes early for my appointment. She arrived 22 minutes late, to find me waiting outside of her locked office. Which means I'd been there for over half an hour before I even saw the waiting room. Now, I appreciate the test of both my patience and my blood pressure, but it seriously cannot continue to take me three hours to get a prescription filled. In the wise words of Sweet Brown: Ain't nobody got time for that.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 game of the week - Cut the rope

    It’s the simple things that help to keep us occupied and Cut the Rope is one of those seemingly simple yet massively addictive games that you can happily spend hours in.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

    iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype. The remainders for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 have done their time.

  • Opinion: Skirting forbidden FaceTime restrictions

    Reader Walt Pinkston has family abroad that he'd like to chat with via FaceTime. He writes:

  • Opinion: 10 great Android apps you should be using, but aren't

    Finding high-quality Android apps in the Google Play Store can be challenging--what with 700,000 or so titles to choose from. Let us help.

  • Opinion: Gesundheit! Six apps that ease the hell of allergy season

    I have Kleenex stuffed into the pockets of every coat I own, my makeup bag holds eyedrops and Claritin, and I keep an ample supply of Benadryl at my desk. Given those details, you may have been able to correctly guess that I suffer from allergies. What am I allergic to? It's hard to say, since every time I've gone for an allergy test I react to literally everything they test me for. Nothing like getting 185 needless needle shots to the arm, am I right?

  • Opinion: Research and compare the latest smartphones at PhoneRocket

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled Hassle-Free PC post to bring you the Hassle-Free Phone edition.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Making a PC-smartphone love connection

    Your PC and mobile device don't get to visit very often. In fact, other than special occasions where you're transferring that new album or movie over, they barely talk at all. It's time they reconnect--literally. Luckily, Chrome experimenters are playing matchmaker and hooking them up better than ever with these awesome free games.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Clearly wrong

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Assuming that "Denmark" is what we're calling the space between Henry Blodget's ears, and not Cupertino. And why not? Both have seasonal variations of daylight and require frequent land reclamation.

  • Opinion: The Floome smartphone breathalyzer will tell you when it's time to call a cab

    It can be awkward to try and convince a friend that they shouldn't be driving, but it's a situation that many of us find ourselves in: It's late on a Friday night, you've been out with coworkers for a few hours, and then Steve from accounting unevenly rises and declares it's time for him to head home. "Are you okay to drive?" someone asks, and he says he's fine--but it also took him several minutes to find his keys in his jacket pocket. Maybe he's just tired, maybe he's past his limit, but there's no real way for you to determine whether or not you should insist on calling him a cab.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Charge!

    Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts. The remainders for Monday, June 3, 2013 are large and in charge.

  • Opinion: Internet radio with TuneIn Radio

    Search the Windows App Store for TuneIn and you’ll be able to download a free application that makes getting web radio really, really easy.

  • Opinion: Replace Calendar with Fantastical on your iPhone

    Apple's built-in Calendar app for iPhone is fine, but I prefer Fantastical, a $5 alternative from Flexibits. Because the app can access your iPhone's calendars, it essentially offers complete integration with any calendaring system your iPhone can use or sync with--including iCloud, Google, Yahoo, and Exchange calendars. I reviewed the app in November of last year, awarding it four mice.

  • Opinion: Biosensor cradle turns your iPhone into a medical tricorder

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a shiny new accessory for you iPhone that turns it into a mobile biosensor--or what's better known to sci-fi geeks and trekkies as a medical tricorder.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: The fast with the facts and the furious

    Several thoughful pieces have been published recently on smartphone market share.

  • Opinion: New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

    We've seen several Linux tablets emerge over the past year or so, but examples with triple-boot capabilities are much less common.

  • Opinion: Track your G-force with the Lit action activity tracker

    It seems strange to think that only a few years ago there were no Fitbits, no Jawbones, no Larklife, no Nike+ Fuelbands. These days, almost everyone at the gym has a smart device wrapped around their wrist or clipped to their waistband to measure how far they've run or how many steps they've climbed.

  • Opinion: Nokia ad hints at another new Lumina phone with aluminum body, super duper camera

    Fresh off the unveiling of the Lumina 928, it looks like Nokia may have one more surprise waiting. This past Sunday, Nokia ran this spot on British TV in anticipation of the Lumina event to be held in London on May 14.

  • Opinion: Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

    Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no different. iOS 7 seems likely to take its bow at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held June 10 through 14 in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: First Firefox OS developer phones are already sold out

    The first two developer smartphones running Mozilla's upstart Firefox OS went on sale Tuesday morning and then quickly sold out.



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