Twitter said Wednesday that it has introduced a set of tools that allow marketers to target ads at mobile users based on a wide range of criteria, including their operating system, their device, and even if they're on Wi-Fi.
In a blog post, Twitter explained how it's expanding the mobile-targeting options it's giving advertisers. Previously, the company said, it allowed mobile targeting only by operating system. But now marketers will be able to direct ads at Twitter users based on which specific version of iOS or Android they're using, as well as their specific mobile device, … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're a Firefox OS fan and you live in the United States, you're going to have to wait a bit longer to get your Firefox phone.
Earlier this year, Mozilla's then-CEO Gary Kovacs said at Mobile World Congress that Firefox OS phones would be coming to Sprint in 2014. At the OpenMobile Summit here Wednesday morning, Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker appeared to backtrack on that comment.
"Currently, there are no plans to launch in the US," Baker told CNET's editor-in-chief, Paul Sloan, during a fireside-style conversation in front of … Read more
The device will be T-Mobile's first Kyocera handset, but it'll only be offered through the carrier's business-to-business market.
Aside from being able to survive a meter-deep swim underwater for 30 minutes, the phone also has 4G LTE connectivity and a 4-inch WVGA display.
In addition, it features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, expandable memory, and a 2,000mAh battery that managed 5.53 hours of continuous video playback during our battery drain test.… Read more
Nokia's Refocus Windows Phone application is now available, the company announced on Wednesday.
Microsoft's Windows Phone store is offering the free app, which allows users to snap a photo and then adjust the depth of field -- in other words, choose which parts of the image are clear and which segments are out of focus. The application also includes support for "Color Pop," a feature that allows users to turn on color in one section of the image and turn the rest of it to black-and-white.
Nokia's Refocus app isn't available across all Windows … Read more
LG's G Flex won't be stuck in its home market of South Korea.
The unique curved phone will be heading to the US, according to a person familiar with the phone's launch plans.
It's still unclear which carriers will actually sell the G Flex, but Twitter account @evleaks -- which has demonstrated an accurate track record of product scoops -- said earlier on Wednesday that it "confirmed" the phone would head to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
LG G Flex confirmed for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 13, 2013 … Read more
Apple's iPad Mini with Retina display, which hit store shelves this week, is not so easy to repair, according to iFixit.
iFixit on Wednesday released its official teardown of the iPad Mini with Retina display and discovered that the device, like the Apple tablets that preceded it, would prove a challenge for anyone who wants to take it apart and attempt some repairs. In fact, iFixit gave the device a 2 out of 10 for repairability; the higher the number, the easier a device is to repair. The bottom line: the iPad Mini with Retina display isn't so … Read more
Google's inexpensive, new Android phones mean the company has a real chance at transforming the wireless industry -- something it attempted to do nearly four years ago with the Nexus One.
In October, the company released the Nexus 5, a top-end phone built by LG Electronics that has a remarkably low price of $349 for a 16GB model -- unlocked and with no contract. On Wednesday, Google announced the Moto G, which costs $179 for an 8GB model, also unlocked and off contract. … Read more
Dow Draper has his work cut out for him.
As the new president of Sprint's prepaid business, Draper is tasked with reversing the slowing growth of its no-contract business -- primarily its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile arms -- as well as contend with a resurgent prepaid business from AT&T and an increasingly loud rival in T-Mobile.
One way to ignite some excitement in prepaid is to tackle a long-standing issue in prepaid: the need to pay the full price of a device. While that's less of an issue for basic phones and budget Android smartphones, … Read more
Style-7's Analog Clock-7 Mobile is a highly visible analog clock display for Android devices. With a bright green dial on a black background, you can read the time from quite a distance. An optional sweep second hand and digital display with AM/PM indicator add to the app's usefulness. A Pro version with more features is available, but the free app's pretty cool on its own.
We installed Analog Clock-7 Mobile on our Android device and opened it to display the analog clock face. Tapping the "Menu" button let us open the Settings, upgrade to … Read more