Communications/Networks 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Communications/Networks Articles for 2011

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

Should You Get a 4G Smartphone?

This holiday buying season, plenty of would-be smartphone owners are looking at 4G phones, wondering what benefits there are to 4G, and whether they need them. We'll take a look[...]

Boingo Wi-Finder for iPhone Review: Finding Hotspots Everywhere

In his review of Boingo Wi-Finder, Daniel Dern explains why this widely used Wi-Fi hotspot locator app can come in really handy when you're away from home or the office,[...]

RIM Buys Scoreloop for BlackBerry Apps with Social Gaming, ‘Virtual Coins’

Falling further behind Android and Apple with its BlackBerry phones, while also struggling with its new PlayBook tablet, RIM has acquired Scoreloop in hopes of picking up enough skills in[...]

Big Wins and Epic Fails in the 2011 Smartphone Market

Looking back over 2011, there have been some spectacular failures, but some big successes, too. The Brighthand editorial staff considers the previous 12 months and picks the winners and losers,[...]

Kik Messenger Comes to Windows Phone

Kik Interactive has officially announced that it is adding Windows Phone to the growing list of platforms compatible with the Kik Messenger App, an instant messaging application that provides an[...]

Verizon Having A Major 4G LTE Outage… Again

Verizon isn't exactly living up to its self-assumed title as "America's Most Reliable Network" -- the company's 4G service is apparently offline for the third time this month. UPDATED

Verizon Blames Recent 4G Outages on ”Growing Pains”

Verizon Wireless is often called "Big Red", and there have certainly been some red faces there this month as this carrier has gone through three 4G outages. A high-level company[...]

Verizon Having Another Data Outage

Verizon Wireless subscribers across the U.S. had problems getting data service this morning. The problem has been fixed for some of the carrier's customers, but not all. UPDATED