Motorola was the first company to create a modern cellular telephone, but the brand will soon be phased out. Lenovo is Motorola's parent company and will start putting their logo on future Motorola phones.
This year's Pew technology device ownership survey marks a distinctive point in the market, with smartphones overtaking computers in popularity with millennials. It also marks a major shift in Latinos' long-held rank as top trendsetters in the mobile space.
Latinos, especially upwardly mobile millennials, have been shown by many studies to be "ahead of the digital curve" when it comes to being tuned into cutting edge digital media, as well as smartphone ownership and useage. In fact, Latinos own smartphones at a rate that's almost 10 percent higher than the U.S. national average, as we previously reported.
In response to growing smartphone theft in California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a notable bill Monday requiring all smartphones sold in the state after July 1, 2015 to come equipped with a "kill switch."
Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, was released about a month ago, after a long run-up of rumors, leaks, and elapsed possible release dates. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos described the new device as putting "everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand," and he was telling the truth -- or at least half of it. In reality, the Fire Phone puts everything you love and hate about Amazon right up front.
There are individuals who've not only failed to embrace online banking, but have yet to open a bank account at all. Lucky for them, opening an account just got a little easier in case they change their minds, because they can now remotely open an account from the comfort of their very own smartphones.
Lawmakers in California approved a bill Monday that would mandate "kill switches" on smartphones sold in the state. If the piece of legislation gets Governor Brown's blessing, it would make California the second state to pass such a law.