Cell Phone Technology
Today's cell phone technology is advancing at a rapid pace while prices are getting lower. We'll explore everything from the advanced -- the iPhone or the future of the Google phone -- to cell phone viruses and ring tones.
How to Hide Apps on Your iPhone
6 Road Trip Apps You Need Before You Leave
You Track the Weather. Does Your Weather App Track You Back?
Inside a Cordless Telephone
How the Verizon Hub Works
How do digital answering machines work?
Think That's Your Kid Calling for Money? It Could Be a Voice Deepfake
Will the U.S. Ever Run Out of Telephone Numbers?
Remember Pay Phones? Philly's Bringing Them Back for Free
What the End of 3G Service Means to You
How Does My Phone Company Know a Call Is From a Scammer?
How Bluetooth Works
The younger generation is ditching their smartphones in favor of "dumb phones" in an effort to curb their screen time and digitally detox.
If you're in the market for a new smartphone, have you thought of what you'll do with your old one? We've got five ways to donate your old smartphone or cell phone to charity.
Wouldn't it be great to never have to charge your phone? Scientists think they've cracked the code on doing that.
Smartphones stop talking to satellites and cell phone networks when put in airplane mode. Does that make a difference when loading up the battery?
We worry about the wrong things when it comes to prolonging the battery life of our gadgets. Here's what really matters.
By Dave Roos
What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?
A snippet of melody played on an obscure musical instrument has become a ubiquitous part of the modern world's background noise. Who wrote it? Where'd it come from?
Ever wished the dude in front of you would just put down his phone and watch the concert? Apple's one of several companies working to enable that seemingly simple desire.
You just sent someone a text message on your iPhone, and now you're waiting for him to text back. You know he's typing something because you see those three little bubbles. But how does your phone know that?
By Beth Brindle
Cell phone theft accounts for nearly half of all U.S. robberies. That's why some big city mayors are calling for mandatory kill switches on phones to make them inoperable if stolen. But mobile carriers are fighting the requirement. Why?
When we think about environmentally friendly cell phones, typically the first things that come to mind are their energy efficiency, the elimination of toxins in their manufacturing, their recyclability, or even what green apps we use. Learn more about how much radiation does your cell phone emit.
A cell-phone tower is typically a steel pole or lattice structure that rises hundreds of feet into the air. Take a look at these pictures to learn more how cell phone towers work.