Phones, Cell Phones & Wireless Telephony

Telecommunications devices, including cell phones, satellite radio or Voice over IP, connect us to one another and to the world of information at our fingertips. Learn all about the technologies we depend upon for efficient communication.

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5 Ways 4G Will Change Your Life

Call it 4G insanity. We're being bombarded by promises of what this newest wireless network can deliver, but is it all hype?

What's the difference between RFID and NFC?

RFID, NFC ... If these wireless technology acronyms are starting to look like alphabet soup to you, have no fear. We'll help you spot the differences between these communications cousins.

How secure is NFC tech?

Sharing photos or business cards by tapping phones together seems pretty nifty, but is this tech really safe? Find out in this article.

What is Google Wallet?

Regular wallets are sooooo 2012. Could their digital doppelgangers be just around the corner?

How Near Field Communication Works

Fed up with carrying a wallet full of cards and a full ring of keys? Before long, you might be able to keep all of that stuff in your phone. How is it possible, and is your information safe in your phone?

How Much Radiation Does Your Cell Phone Emit?

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.

Inside a Cordless Telephone

Cordless phones have been around awhile, but have you ever looked inside of one? See the next few pages as we take apart this cordless phone.

Cell Phone Tower Pictures

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.

10 Mobile Apps for Music Lovers

Taking our music everywhere with us has become a way of life. But what music apps are the best for your mobile device?

10 Mobile Apps for Film Buffs

While we'd never advocate using your cell phone in the theater, we do love a bunch of apps geared at movie maniacs. Here are 10.

10 Mobile Apps for Fashionistas

A fashionista always looks her (or his) best at every occasion. But for the times when you just can't make it to the mall for the latest looks, check out these 10 mobile apps that allow you to shop anytime, anywhere.

10 Mobile Apps for Bookworms

Thanks to the digital age, people who love the written word have more options than ever. Which apps should book lovers download to get their literary fix?

What does the Google mobile app do?

The Google mobile phone app was designed to make life just a little bit easier, and its functionality doesn't disappoint.

5 Mobile Weather Apps

Not all mobile weather apps are created equal. Whether you're a curious onlooker or a thrill-seeking storm enthusiast, there's a mobile weather app option for you.

How the Facebook Mobile App Works

No matter which device you have, Facebook's likely got you covered. Find out how to get (and how to get the most out of) the Facebook mobile app.

How the Netflix Mobile App Works

A great way to watch flicks on the fly, the Netflix mobile app has all of the features you'd find on its Web site. Are there any drawbacks?

What's the best mobile anti-virus app?

In this day and age of all things digital, it's more important than ever to protect yourself. These mobile anti-virus apps can help do just that.

5 Mobile Dating Apps

When dating and the latest in mobile technology are combined, the result is a whole new way to meet people -- right in the palm of your hand. Here are five mobile dating apps to help you in quest for love and lust.

5 Apps to Organize Your Life

There are thousands upon thousands of apps out there -- some even claim to help you organize your life. But is finding one that works just another chore to add to your to-do list?

5 Restaurant Apps for Serious Foodies

Gone are the days of reading restaurant reviews in the newspaper -- even going online is old-hat. Now you can download a cool restaurant app to help you make a selection. We feature five that foodies love.

Can you turn your phone into a universal remote?

It seems that smartphones are capable of just about anything these days. But is it possible to use them to turn on our televisions or lower the volume on our stereos?

5 Multitasking Apps

Remember when phones just made phone calls? Now, thanks to some clever apps, they can also make our lives a lot easier by increasing our productivity and organization skills.

What parts make up an iPhone screen?

iPhones have a screen that can sense multiple touches. Learn about the parts that make up an iPhone screen in this article.

What are CDMA phones?

2G cell phone networks use three different types of technologies: FDMA, TDMA and CDMA. Learn what CDMA phones are in this article.

What does the iPhone accelerometer do?

Accelerometers measure the force of acceleration, allowing them to sense movement, speed and direction. Find out how the iPhone accelerometer works in this article.