Life is so much easier when you have your most pertinent personal information on hand. SplashID for iPhone and iPod Touch is a premium application ($9.99) that encrypts and password-protects the credit card, frequent flyer, and bank account numbers you've entered into the neatly arranged application. See how it works in this First Look video.
At first, I thought California's new hands-free calling law was a great idea. Though it's debatable whether cell phones in the car can ever be safe, I took a lot of comfort in knowing that holding your phone to your ear while driving was now illegal. True, there's no guarantee that both hands will now be on the steering wheel, but I thought my chances of being run down by a yakking driver were just a bit smaller.
But, only a few days after the law went into effect I realized that it had one unfortunate consequence: … Read more
Got questions about Apple? Or how about the new iPhone 3G? Well, if you do, you've come to the right place.
Our next upcoming Ask the Editors Live chat begins at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Eastern), Thursday, July 17. Our special host will be CNET News.com staff writer, Tom Krazit, who will be here to discuss, debate, and answer anything to do with Apple from the new iPhone 3G, Macs, iTunes, to the future of Apple, you name it, Tom is your Apple man!
Nokia is gobbling up market share on mobile handsets fueled by sales in emerging markets, as some of its competitors likely fall further behind.
On Thursday, the Finnish mobile phone maker beat sales expectations on its mobile handset business when it announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2008. Nokia sold 122 million cell phones during the quarter, beating the average analyst forecast of about 120 million phones for the quarter.
As a result, the company increased market share once again grabbing about 40 percent of the market, up about two percentage points from its second quarter 2007 market … Read more
Instead of trying to scrawl down lyrics, doing a search on Google (only to be lead to some bizarre lyric website repository that may or may not work, all the while offering me free ringtones and ceaseless pop-up ads), with Shazam's app, I've actually found songs by, well, listening to them. Shazam is slick. You hear a song, start the app, hold your iPhone's mic up to the sound source and viola! It's been 'tagged' and identified like a wild bird you caught on Animal Planet. Another app by Midomi even lets you hum a tune … Read more
Still waiting for your iPhone 3G? Wondering if you should buy a Mac?
Come over to CNET's Forums for an Ask the Editors session with me at 11 a.m. PDT for an open discussion on anything and everything Apple. With the iPhone 3G launch last week, and Apple's earnings on tap for Monday, there should be plenty to talk about.
I'll try to get to as many questions as possible, but I can only take questions for an hour. Bear with my fingers as I shake off the effects of a three-day vacation and re-learn how … Read more
The short version:It really comes down to what you need more in a phone. While the Bold certainly has improved media and other consumer features, it really is a business device at the end of the day. The iPhone 3G is a consumer device that happens to play nice with a lot of corporations, and we honestly think you won't find many people dropping their BlackBerrys for an iPhone. They'll carry both as long as they can afford it.
"Welcome to the new AT&T, we're currently out of iPhones, how can I help you?"
That's how two AT&T stores--one in Los Angeles, another in Denver--answered their phones Tuesday. But those stores are hardly alone in their lack of 3G iPhones. A CNET News survey on Tuesday and Wednesday showed that during their first week on sale, Apple's latest iPhones are playing extremely hard to get.
In total, we contacted 50 AT&T stores in 21 cities across 11 states, and not one had any of the three models of … Read more
There's been some grumbling on the blogsphere about the iPhone's 3G's battery life, which Apple rates at five hours of 3G talk time. Indeed, five hours wouldn't get the most ardent road warrior through the day, but is five hours really that poor? Sure, it is quite low when compared with the iPhone's promised EDGE talk time of 10 hours, but when stacked up against other 3G handsets the iPhone holds its own. Below you'll find a selection of current 3G cell phones and smartphones and their tested talk time (in hours) from CNET Labs. … Read more