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.

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Prioritize your apps – that’s the trick. Learn how to move the icons on your iPhone in this article.

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To reset your iPhone, hold down the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button, for at least 10 seconds. Learn how to reset your iPhone from this article.

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Some cell phones can double as a modem for your computer. Learn how to use your cell phone as a modem in this article.

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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.

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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?

By Stephanie Crawford

Smartphones and social networking lets us plan spontaneous meetups and discover new people. But is it really a good idea to share your exact location with people you don't know?

By Stephanie Crawford

Cell phone manufacturers are always trying to outdo one another with the latest features. What could they do to make the next round of phones more compelling than the last?

By Jonathan Strickland

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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?

By Cristen Conger

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?

By Jonathan Strickland

Those of you who remember the detective comic strip Dick Tracy surely remember his watch phone. LG Electronics showed its version at CES 2009.

By Jonathan Strickland

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.

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The release of any new iPhone version has people waiting in lines around the world. Take a look at the iPhone and its features in this image gallery.

Personal digital assistants, or PDAs, have already made an impression on the business world. But they've also made inroads into the health care industry. Why?

By John Fuller

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

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BlackBerry outages are brief, unscheduled interruptions in service due to things like software failures. Learn when BlackBerry outages have occurred.

By Jennifer Horton

Prepaid cell phones are a great alternative for people who are tired of contracts. Learn more about prepaid cell phones in this article.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

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.

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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.

By Tracy V. Wilson

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

The renowned iPhone was once just a rumor. Learn why the iPhone was expected to change the industry.

By Jacob Silverman

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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.

By Tracy V. Wilson