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
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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
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Prioritize your apps – that’s the trick. Learn how to move the icons on your iPhone in this article.
Some cell phones can double as a modem for your computer. Learn how to use your cell phone as a modem in this article.
Advances in digital technology enable some cell phones to function much like a mini PC. Learn if there is a combination tablet PC-phone on the market in this article.
Rumors have been swirling that social networking site Facebook is working on its own smartphone. Why would Facebook want to build its own phone? And are the rumors true?
Smartphones and social networking let us plan spontaneous meetups and discover new people. But do they also make us vulnerable to surveillance?
When it comes to your cell phone, your biggest concerns may be losing it or going over your minutes. But should you be concerned that it may be a sperm killer?
You don't see many cell phones advertised for older adults. If they want a mobile phone at all, they generally want something simple. Which one should you pick for your grandmother?
Those of you who remember the detective comic strip Dick Tracy surely remember his watch phone. LG Electronics showed its version at CES 2009.
Cell phones are more than just a communication convenience. They're also a fashion statement packed with technology. See the latest cell phones and how they're used in this cell phone image gallery.
Do you like to talk on the phone in your underwear? Well, you'll need to quit that habit if you buy a video conferencing cell phone. The person on the other end can see you.
By Jane McGrath
With better technology, personal digital assistants, or PDAs, get better at helping us organize our lives. But is that really a good thing?
By John Fuller
Prepaid cell phones are a great alternative for people who are tired of contracts. Learn more about prepaid cell phones in this article.
Mobile technology has been advancing rapidly. Learn what the top 5 emerging phone technology trends are in this article.
By Andrew Crago
The Google phone could be the next big thing in the world of wireless communications. Learn about the Google phone and what makes it different from the rest.
Once upon a time, smartphones were tools people used for office business only. Then Apple's iPhone changed everything. How does Apple keep reinventing their famous device, and can it keep its hold on the market?
By Tracy V. Wilson, Nathan Chandler, Wesley Fenlon & Bernadette Johnson
But even though they're a lot smaller than they used to be, modern cell phones are still far to big to fit inside your body. That's why developers have modified existing cell phone designs to create a complete, working cell-phone implant.
Nokia revealed the first fully integrated mobile-payment cell phone, or NFC phone in 2007. Learn about NFC technology and mobile payment trials around the globe.
By Julia Layton
Widespread mobile television has been a long time coming. TV-enabled cell phones have been available in Korea since 2002, but the real "mobile TV revolution" is only beginning, as telecom companies release DTV-enabled phones and rush to build the bro
By Julia Layton
The BlackBerry has become a tremendously popular mobile email device. Learn how a BlackBerry works and about BlackBerry hardware, software and patent disputes.
With the right software or service package, a GPS phone can pinpoint your location, give directions to your destination and provide information about nearby businesses. Find out how a GPS phone works.
Although they can't do much damage at present, in the future cell-phone viruses may be as debilitating as computer viruses. How do cell-phone viruses spread? And how can you protect your phone?
By Julia Layton
Cell phones are basically handheld two-way radios. With cell-phone etiquette at an all-time low, some people are exploiting the vulnerability of the radio spectrum to silence blabbering offenders. Find out how.
If the clothes make the man, then the ringtone makes the phone! Find out how a cell phone produces a tune and how you can download (or even create) your own.
By Tom Harris
For years now, we've heard conflicting reports about cell-phone radiation ... and the debate goes on. Find out what the buzz is about and how to protect yourself when choosing and using a cell phone.
Smartphones blur the line between cell phones and PDAs. Learn the details of smartphones, read cell phones and PDA reviews and see our buying guide.