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Saying goodbye to my iPhone, the data hog

After flirting with an iPhone for a month, here's why I switched back to a BlackBerry. The iPhone was fun, don't get me wrong, but I know where my loyalties lie.

By Apr. 14, 2012


Will Apple's FaceTime app hog your data plan?

Now that more users have capped or tiered data plans for their smartphones, should they be careful about using Apple's FaceTime app, which will soon allow video chatting over a cellular network?

By Jun. 11, 2012


Is AT&T a wireless spectrum hog?

Without T-Mobile's spectrum, AT&T says its customers will experience more dropped calls and slower data connections, but AT&T already has more spectrum than any other carrier. How much is enough?

By Apr. 29, 2011


Former Siri board member: She's 'not a data hog'

Someone from Siri's past has come out in defense of the software voice assistant's alleged data hogging ways, saying each query is about 63 kilobytes of data.

By Jan. 30, 2012


Is Apple's App Store a cellular data hog?

iPhone and iPad wireless subscribers may want to think twice about searching for and downloading new apps from the Apple iOS App Store while on the go.

By Sep. 26, 2011


Safari the memory hog

Safari is a great Web browser, but despite its benefits it can be quite a memory hog and depending on your system, having the browser or any application use a lot of memory may impede on the performance of other applications.

By Dec. 18, 2009


Analyst: Flash may hog PlayBook battery life

A Kaufman Bros. analyst reiterates his belief that the RIM's forthcoming tablet can't come anywhere close to the iPad's 10 hours of battery life.

By Jan. 4, 2011


S.F. bakery goes whole hog with Angry Birds tribute

Bakery owner in San Francisco's Noe Valley constructs elaborate shrine to his favorite game.

By Aug. 1, 2011


FeedFliks shows if you are a Netflix hog

FeedFliks leverages Netflix's API to tell you when you've had a movie out too long, what your cost per movie is, and how to optimize your queue.

By Sep. 24, 2009


Report: Jobs disses Adobe Flash as 'CPU hog'

The Apple CEO also reportedly called the Web video software "old technology" in a closed-door meeting with The Wall Street Journal.

By Feb. 18, 2010