There's something uniquely scary about the idea of your calls being jammed. Good news! It turns out blocking calls and texts to certain phones is pretty easy. Hackers have figured out how to turn a feature phone into a "jammer" with just a few software modifications.
Losing your luggage sucks, but the worst part is when your airline tells you it has no idea where your luggage is. Trakdot is a little battery-powered gadget that you can throw in your bag. When you land, just check your phone and you'll know whether or not your bag landed with you. And if not, at least you'll know…
If you're feenin' for some action on an unlocked iPhone 5, Apple has announced the prices for them: It'll be $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB. That's the same unlocked price as the unlocked iPhone 4S when it released last year.
BGR is claiming that one of its sources has access to an iPad 3 prototype which, at this stage of development, it may be true. According to them, these debug screenshots confirm some of the speculation about the next Apple tablet:
As an alternative to carrying multiple phones while traveling, or swapping SIM cards to avoid roaming charges, you might want to consider this unorthodox solution: the iPPeel iPhone 4 case, which has a dual-SIM GSM handset on the back.
Spectrum. It sounds like a rainbow. I mean, it is kind of magical, right? It's what carries animated GIFs, YouTube videos and tweets to your phone. But like, what is it?
When AT&T rolls out its LTE service, its handsets will be slimmer and have better battery life than their Verizon Wireless counterparts, says AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega.
With the iPhone 4S, Apple says it will deliver an iPhone that works anywhere in the world, and with fantastic reception.
Around the block we go again with another rumor that suggests the iPhone 5 may be a dual-mode device with support for both CDMA and GSM wireless networks.
Most GSM phones use regular SIM cards. Which are small. The iPhone 4, iPad and uh, not many other devices use next-gen micro SIM cards. Which are smaller. Apple's just proposed a new SIM standard. Which is smallerer.
Throughout AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition explainer this morning, the number repeated most often was 95%. That's the amount of LTE coverage that execs repeatedly promised their T-Mobile purchase would bring to the US. It's a number that's appealing to consumers—and, AT&T hopes, regulators—but don't get too excited quite…
Okay, so the Verizon iPhone 4 and the AT&T iPhone 4 have pretty much the same hardware, aside from Verizon's CDMA network not being able to handle simultaneous voice and data and a few internal tweaks. But there are some less-publicized user experience differences, too.
According to Bloomberg, the next iPhone may be two-thirds the size of the already (very) petite iPhone 4. That's crazy small. But will it happen?
As they're wont to do, iFixit and 9to5Mac have (separately) torn apart the new Verizon iPhone, discovering some small changes and one big one: the Qualcomm MDM6600 chip inside. That chipset supports both GSM and CDMA transmission (HSPA+ data rates up to 14.4 Mbps) and it happens to be the one that you'll find inside a…
Whatever assurances have been given about the security of GSM cellphone calls, forget about them now.
We learned a lot this year; from the origins of liquimetal and toasted thighs to the technical reasoning of ISO and CDMA. Check out the best explanations Gizmodo had to offer in 2010.
America is divided! One faction is powerful and entrenched. The other is respected by the rest of the world, but can't seem to seize power here. I'm talking, obviously, about our cellphones.
AndroidGuys has photos of a 4" HTC slider set to land on Verizon sometime in 2011. That's a ways away, but if the speculated 1.2GHz processor and CDMA and GSM compatability are for real, it's worth getting excited about.