Snapdragon 810: Your Next Phone's Brains Are Way More Than Just Fast

A new year means a new flagship smartphone brain, and Qualcomm has detailed some of the most fun features of its upcoming Snapdragon 810 chip, which will start popping up in Android and Windows phones next year. It's faster, and it supports better graphics sure, but it also has other tricks up its sleeve. Here's what… » 12/12/14 9:00am 12/12/14 9:00am

California Governor Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Into Law

It's official: every cellphone sold in California will now have to include a remote disabling option that lets you render a stolen device unusable. More importantly, this antitheft security measure will have to come enabled by default. » 8/26/14 12:43am 8/26/14 12:43am

How to Eliminate Your Ex From Your Facebook Timeline With Just a Few…

It's Valentine's Day! Meaning everything is terrible. But things might get just a tiny bit better with a new app that Eternal Sunshines your Facebook timeline of your former ex quickly so you never have to worry about running into them again. » 2/14/13 4:40pm 2/14/13 4:40pm

Microsoft's Marketplace for Mobile Kill Switch Isn't as Scary as It…

Hooooold up, don't panic, simmer down, breathe easy, etcetera: Microsoft says their Marketplace for Mobile kill switch will be used sparingly, and result in a full refund. Here's how they explain it (warning: it's not very ominous): » 9/18/09 12:30pm 9/18/09 12:30pm

Microsoft Marketplace to Include Remote Kill Switch with Apps

There's word that if an app is unapproved and removed from Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft's version of Apple's App Store, then it will also be removed from all users' devices. No information on whether that includes refunds for paid apps. » 9/16/09 10:30pm 9/16/09 10:30pm

Google Has a Remote Kill Switch For Android Apps

Just after the dust finished settling on Apple's controversial admission » 10/16/08 7:15am 10/16/08 7:15am that the iPhone has a remotely activated kill switch for applications, Google has plainly stated in their Android Market terms of service that they've got one too. Like Apple's solution, Google's remote kill switch is ostensibly intended to…

How to Disable the App Store Kill Switch Using Your Jailbroken iPhone

Stephen Colbert spoke » 8/17/08 8:00pm 8/17/08 8:00pm, and the people listened: The kill switch that lets Apple on your iPhone can be disabled with the push of a button. All you need is a and the updated BossPrefs app found on Cydia. Simply choose "Disable Apple App Killswitch" in BossPrefs and Bob Barker that puppy into oblivion. This isn't the…

60 Million Apps Sold at iTunes Store, There is a Kill Switch, Says…

It's been a month since the iTunes App Store went live, and in an interview with the Wall St Journal, Steve Jobs has put the apps downloads figure at over 60 million. With the mix of free and paid apps, that brought Apple around $30 million. That's obviously encouraged Steve: He's enthusiastic that maybe "it will be a… » 8/11/08 4:09am 8/11/08 4:09am