Utilities/Operating Systems 2013 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Utilities/Operating Systems Articles for 2013

Verizon Wireless Unveils Android 4.2.1 Update for Motorola Droid Bionic

Verizon has begun rolling out an Android 4.1.2 update for the Droid Bionic. New features include voice search, Google Now, keyboard enhancements, and more.

3DMark for iOS Lets You Compare Apples to Androids

Futuremark recently released the iOS version of their popular graphics benchmarking app 3DMark to go along with the Android version which has been available since April.

Apple Releasing iOS 6.1.3 to Fix iPhone Lockscreen Bug

Users frustrated by a security flaw in Apple's iOS 6.1 may soon find relief as reports are saying that Apple has released a beta version of iOS 6.1.3 to developers.

Microsoft Announces Third Windows Phone 8 Update

Microsoft announces its third Windows Phone 8 update with larger screen support and a new Driving Mode.

MWC 2013: Android vs. Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen, Sailfish

Android will be sharing some of the limelight in Barcelona with a range of mobile device platforms.

BlackBerry 10 Software Update Brings Improvements to Performance and Camera

BlackBerry issued a new BlackBerry 10 update today. This adds a number of new features, and is already available on select carriers for download directly to devices.

iSmartAlarm Review: Home Security From Your Phone

iSmartAlarm takes advantage of your pre-existing network and smartphone equipment to let you keep an eye on your valuables without an expensive monthly contract.

Apple iOS 6.1.2 Expected this Week to Fix Serious Bugs

Two significant bugs have turned up in iOS 6.1, and Apple is reportedly rushing out an update to fix them.

Google Extends Exchange ActiveSync Support for Gmail

Google recently announced that it is extending support for Exchange ActiveSync until July 31. This is important for Windows Phone jusers, as it's necessary for accessing some Google service on[...]

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Smashed

If you break your phone, who do you call (after getting a replacement phone, that is) to get the data off your old one?

Apple Explains Problems with iPhone Battery Life Since the Release of iOS 6.1

Apple has tracked down why some users have seen a dramatic drop in the battery life of their iPhone since the release of iOS 6.1: there's a problem with those[...]

Apple Releases iOS 6.1, Available to Download Now

An updated version of Apple's mobile operating system has just been released. This contains a number of tweaks, but can't really be considered a major upgrade.

Apple Fixes Exchange Bug with iOS 6.1.2 Update

The bug that has plagued many users of the iPhone and iPad has apparently been fixed. Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to handle this serious flaw in iOS 6.1.

Sprint Releases Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.1 Update

Sprint has introduced an update for the older Samsung Galaxy S II to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). This is available now over the wire, not over the air.

BlackBerry and Windows Phone Gaining Second Winds

Just as the smartphone market was looking like a two-horse race, Windows Phone and BlackBerry have gotten second winds and are making the market competitive again.

iPhone Users Pay More for Data Plans, but There’s More to the Numbers

iPhone users pay a higher monthly bill than any other type of smartphone user, and it's not because of their usage habits. However, when you dig into the details, there[...]

Does Unlocking Phones Really Matter?

It's now a violation of the DMCA to unlock your phone. So really, how many of you are scofflaws now?

Verizon Updates Motorola Droid 4 to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Verizon begins rolling out its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) upgrade for the Droid 4 by Motorola today. New features include Google Now and expanded notifications.

iOS 6.1.1 Introduced Specifically for the iPhone 4S

Apple has put out a patch for iOS 6.1 that's just for the iPhone 4S. It's intended to fix a problem with cellular-wireless networking on this smartphone.

Short Lifecycle Support for Windows Phone Could Mean Upgrades Coming Soon

The rules are different for smartphones, which is why Windows Phone 8 support will end after just two years.