You have to hand it to South Korea's KT, the country's second largest mobile carrier, to solve one of the mobile generation’s biggest problems – holding an umbrella in the rain while texting on a large smartphone. Thought not yet for sale, the Phonebrella is an umbrella with a C-shaped handle that fits on the wrist and frees the hands.
Of course, freeing yourself from your smartphone while in the rain gives you two hands and no need for such a product.
A tourist was recently arrested after taking a selfie on top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Last week, a man died doing the same in the middle of the Running of the Bulls. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a selfie isn’t worth these stunts.
Samsung is reportedly working on a large iPad Pro rival. The timing of this is in question given the tablet's fall from “must-have” status.
One third of the 1.3 billion smartphones in the world are used in China.
Twenty years ago, AT&T's annual wireless revenue was $3 billion, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma. Now, it records that in two weeks.
Apple may be working on “smart bands” for Apple Watch to add new health tracking functions: AppleInsider. And they would come at a cost. Were these not features promised in the already excessively-priced watch?
My reaction to Fast Company’s story called “How to stop overscheduling yourself”? I have no time to read it.
Tweet of the week from @ryangraves: “i wonder what people who write “u” and “ur” do with all that extra time.”
Nearly six in 10 US millennial adult mobile phone users will use mobile banking this year: eMarketer.
Major League Baseball gave Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost an Apple Watch Sport for being the manager of the All Star Game. Now it says that he can’t use the device during games. They can’t wonder if Siri will tip off pitches. She still often can’t accomplish even the more simple of tasks.