New apps are brewing at Facebook: The social network experiments with phone calls, and Instagram's Layout combines multiple photos. Meanwhile, Square creates "cashtags" for sending money to friends and businesses.
Verizon begins rolling out the latest version of Google's mobile OS to Samsung's 5-inch flagship phone.
ZipDial lets consumers make a phone call and then instantly start receiving marketing promotions via text, voice, and app notifications. This is designed to appeal to people with limited or no Internet access.
As it rolls out a new version of Skype for iPhone, Microsoft announces it's recruiting users to test out pre-release versions.
Continuity Keypad is something Apple should have built, but didn't.
Now that Google has finally rolled Voice into the existing Hangouts app, there are a few settings you may want to adjust for a better calling and texting experience.
With better ways to search your contact lists, and tons more information for each contact, Humin is an excellent replacement for your iOS dialer.
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CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.
The VoLTE network, which will provide high-definition voice service and a new Skype-like video chat service, will debut for consumers in the coming weeks.
I'll show you how the big cell phone companies leave their mark on Android by altering the design of Google's mobile operating system.