Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall

If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who… » 7/25/14 1:58pm Friday 1:58pm

Mynd Calendar Premium: This App Knows Your Schedule Better Than You Do

Mynd's smart calendar app for iOS just got a hefty new update today. The free version adds some smart features like integration with your Contact list and LinkedIn, but it's the paid Premium upgrade that gets a major boost: it acts like a digital assistant, learning how you spend your day to predict what your future… » 7/08/14 9:30am 7/08/14 9:30am

Why Your iPhone Needs a "Good Samaritan" Button

Smartphones have become a necessary appendage in our digital lives. They're our cameras, GPS navigation, alarm clocks, wallets, personal assistants, trainers, and favorite time killers. But if someone suddenly finds themselves without one, a cloud of worry and confusion overtakes them. "How do I check my email?" "Is… » 7/02/14 3:40pm 7/02/14 3:40pm

Inside the Secret Building That's Bringing Cell Service To NYC's Subway

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York's 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other cities, it's downright dirty, unpredictable and technologically behind. But the Metro Transit Authority is currently dragging it into the future—and I got the chance to go… » 7/01/14 2:00pm 7/01/14 2:00pm

Samsung Gear Live Review: That's a Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they're the Devil's own handcuffs, almost everyone can agree that they've been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung's Gear Live is the first attempt, and while it's got some issues, it's a… » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm

Google's Design Mastermind Explains the Future of Android

Two years ago, as Google first showed off Android Jelly Bean, we sat down with then-Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte to discuss where the operating system was heading. Fast forward this week's Google I/O, where Duarte—now Google's Vice President of Design—introduced Material Design. We had the chance,… » 6/27/14 11:00am 6/27/14 11:00am

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review: Good Lord, That Display

Samsung's tablet approach the last few years has been to toss every conceivable size into the stores to see if anything takes. They tended to all look they same, perform the same (not great), and vary by just an inch or two here and there. The Galaxy Tab S is different, though. It grabs you by the eyeballs and won't… » 6/24/14 9:00am 6/24/14 9:00am