You’re going on vacation with the family. You drive six hours to get to the beach and can’t wait to hit the sand. But first, you need to send a crucial proposal to your boss. But wait… your super-saver hotel doesn’t have Wi-Fi. They only have dial-up for their desktop computers, which doesn’t help you at all because your document is on your laptop.
If only your laptop could hop on 3G and magically connect to the Internet like your phone!
… Could it?
We already know that life without mobile phones would be pretty tough for cell phone junkies like ourselves, if not downright impossible. We use our cell phones for so much more than just phone calls every day: email, texting, directions, entertainment.
But how did we get here? Phones weren’t always so hi-tech. In fact, they weren’t always mobile! Remember when you gave out your home phone number? Now, many people don’t even have a landline.
With all of the advances in mobile technology, we’d like to take a moment to reflect back on cell phones’ evolution. How can we appreciate where we are, if we don’t know where we’ve been? Continue reading
Ah, texting—Millennials’ natural way of communication and English teachers’ arch nemesis.
Mobile phones provide us with several easy ways to communicate, but perhaps the simplest method of all is the text message. Quick, short and convenient, texting is often the preferred method of communication for several mobile phone users.
The best part? Texting abbreviations of course. As if texting wasn’t quick enough, mobile junkies have now created some lingo to save you even more time when constructing a message
But what do these terms & abbreviations really mean? We’ve decoded 20 of the most common texting abbreviations. Are you text savvy? Read on to find out!
Hey Cell Phone Junkies and Mobile Internet Addicts!
Today, we’re imagining a time you probably can’t comprehend… a time before cell phones.
Nowadays, us technology folk are all about these devices and their mobile Internet capabilities—even seniors are savvy cell users! So we took a minute to think back on life without our right-hand man. Do you think you could’ve handle it? Let’s find out!
We’ve all been in that awkward situation. You know, the one where your friend is practicing horrendous cell phone behavior. You blush, scoot over a little, and shoot bystanders apologetic looks, all the while thinking, “How does she NOT realize everyone is staring?”
Unfortunately, poor cell phone etiquette has become this mobile-savvy generation’s epidemic. Could you be infected, too? Here are some telltale signs that you are that cellphone user, and remedies to help you recover!
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about unlocked phones, thanks to a bill regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the exemption of these devices. But what exactly is an unlocked phone?
“Did you say ‘unlocked’ phone? That sounds sketchy…”
You may be surprised, but unlocked phones can be very practical for certain users! Are you someone who would benefit from one? Read on to find out:
Cell phones are an integral part of our lives, no doubt about it. We use them to keep in touch with friends, navigate while we drive, listen to music, play games, find recipes, and more. They help us with so many things, our phones often feel like an extra limb – a limb that needs to be replaced every two to three years!
But what constitutes a healthy reliance on your cell phone? More importantly, what constitutes a full blown addiction?
Here are our top 10 signs that, yes, you might actually be addicted to your cell phone!
The last thing you want to do when you get a new cell phone is spend hours pouring over your carrier’s Terms of Service.
These documents are often several pages long, full of thick, legal vocabulary.
In other words, they’re not very fun!
But while these contracts may be tough to read, they’re chock full of critical information. We believe that the best way to maintain a positive relationship with your carrier is to enter the relationship with a comprehensive understanding of your rights, responsibilities, and the terms of your agreement.
According to TextingandDrivingSafety.com, 23% of auto collisions in 2011, or a total of 1.3 million accidents, involved a cell phone.
Even worse – those numbers have been on the rise ever since.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about these statistics is that texting and driving is so easily avoidable. Slick roads after a heavy rain, deer darting into the street, and other common causes of accidents can’t be controlled.
But texting and driving?
There are plenty of things we can do to get the numbers down. Here are a few of our best tips:
If you own a cell phone, or have been thinking about buying one, you’ve probably heard of SIM cards. Unfortunately, they tend to come up in conversation most often when they’re not working!
“I can’t make calls – my phone doesn’t have a SIM card.”
“I lost all of my contacts when my SIM card broke.”
These kinds of ominous statements might leave you wondering… what is a SIM card? And do I need one?