There are a lot of tempting reasons to upgrade your phone these days. In fact, here are five of them. But what do you do with your old phone?
Selling your old Android phone can be an easy way to make a little money. But before you let it go, you'll want to make sure you've backed up any important information and deleted any trace of your personal data. So let's walk through the process.
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Have a used item you don't think will sell on eBay? A new program could still fill your pockets with half the proceeds.
Recently launched on a test basis, "Sell it Forward" lets you send your used items to eBay in a free, postage-paid bag. From there, eBay hands them over to the San Francisco Bay Area branch of Goodwill Industries. If Goodwill can unload the items within 14 days, you score a 50 percent cut of the sales price, which is sent to your PayPal account. If not, you get a receipt for a donation that … Read more
In last month's Smartphones Unlocked, I shared what happens to your smartphone when it ceases to be yours.
Although I listed resources for getting rid of your phone (and took a poll of what CNET readers usually do with their old handsets,) it's high time I offered up some tips for how to go about selling your phone...or any other consumer electronic, for that matter.
Don't count on a Hawaiian vacation for your efforts, but depending on how much you hoard or how savvy you sell, the dollars could really add up.1. Raid the closet … Read more
As eBay comes up against more competition from the growing number of online retailers, it has to keep reinventing itself. The newest endeavor for the online auction house means coming offline and helping people sell their goods in person.
eBay has recently launched three new pilot programs that involve company representatives working with sellers and buyers to figure out how to best purchase or get rid of wares, according to All Things D.
"People make their living on eBay and that feels good, but to be the belle of the ball, we have to step it up. We can'… Read more
Cisco Systems is said to be in the works of selling off home wireless router-maker Linksys, according to Bloomberg.
Cisco has reportedly tapped financial services company Barclays to help it find a Linksys buyer. According to Bloomberg, the hope is that TV set makers may be interested in purchasing the company.
The networking-equipment maker bought Linksys for $500 million in 2003 as a way to facilitate its entry into the consumer networking market. Now, nearly 10 years later, it's looking like Cisco is trying to get out of this market.
Cisco has shuttered several of its consumer businesses the … Read more
In the brave new world of connected personal computing devices, Hewlett-Packard is a distant No. 4, with Samsung and Apple leading the way.
Think of IDC's "Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market" report as the 21st century equivalent of PC maker rankings.
Personal computing today includes tablets and smartphones, not just the laptop in your father's home office.
That global smart-connected device market grew 27.1 percent year-over-year in the third quarter to a record 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion, IDC said today in a research note.
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A blue mat, a fine-tipped screwdriver, and a dozen itty bitty screws. This is Titus Green's workspace, set within a warehouse that processes 2 million pounds of unwanted electronic waste each year.
Green, 22, and his team at San Francisco Bay Area e-waste collection center Green Citizen, refurbish 30 cell phones a day to put back into customers' hands.
If you don't chuck your electronics down the trash chute (and please don't,) the most likely cycle is that the phone will be refurbished and resold, one way or another.
Of the appliances that come through Green Citizen'… Read more
Apple's technology chief Bob Mansfield has sold off another sizable chunk of his company stock.
According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon, Mansfield yesterday let go of 35,000 shares, worth just over $20.37 million.
Mansfield, who joined Apple when the company acquired Raycer Graphics in 1999, now has a little under 30,000 shares, a tally that does not include restricted stock units given out as bonuses.
A leaked company-wide e-mail from Cook last month noted that Mansfield would be staying on with Apple for another two years.
Mansfield, of … Read more