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Is Republic's $19 cell phone service too good to be true?

Republic Wireless's $19 wireless service is a steal. But is it too good to be true? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon highlights why you get what you pay for with this service.

By February 22, 2013


Bluetooth headset buying guide

What you need to know when shopping for a hands-free headset.

By November 29, 2012


A modern-day phone F. Scott Fitzgerald would love

Pyle Audio goes back to the future with antique-style rotary telephones that let you toggle between your landline and smartphone like it's the Jazz Age.

By November 19, 2012


Panasonic redials smartphone plans beyond Japan

The devices, which will run on Google's Android mobile operating system, will feature networking capabilities with other Panasonic products.

By November 16, 2010


Add Quick Launch shortcuts to your Android lock screen

Looking for a new way to get quick access to your apps and missed notifications? This app will replace your current lock screen with a more useful one.

By August 10, 2012


Add shortcuts to your notification shade on Android

1Tap Quick Bar can take all of your toggle widgets and shortcuts and turn them into something more accessible.

By July 25, 2012


Turn an old MagicJack into a Google Voice accessory

Thanks to a clever Windows utility called GVJack App, you can make unlimited free calls (for now, anyway).

By May 2, 2012


Android Atlas Weekly 81: We need more power! (Podcast)

Phone manufacturers and the aftermarket wage war against crappy battery life and Google does battle with poor app design on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly.

By January 18, 2012


Smartphone hang-ups (week in review)

iPhone battery and Gmail app hit redial, while Internet sales tax gets another look. Also: A CNET exclusive on the death of Microsoft's Courier tablet.

By November 4, 2011


Microsoft hits redial in phone effort (Q&A)

Microsoft's Andy Lees talks with CNET's Ina Fried about the decision to start over in the phone game and why the company still thinks it can catch Google, RIM, and Apple.

By February 15, 2010