Amber Kraus

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Smart Accessories for Going Green | About Verizon

Smart accessories add new capabilities to your smartphone or tablet that can help you live a greener lifestyle. By monitoring and controlling your home appliances and ultimately, conserving energy, you are doing your part to help the environment, while saving money.<p>For example, the Iris Smart Home …

8 common-sense tips to keep your smartphone secure

Here are eight tips to boost the security of your smartphone and what you store on it:<p>1. Protect your investment<p>Losing your smartphone can be pretty stressful. Each day, 200,000 devices are lost, stolen or damaged. You might be surprised by the high out-of-contract price of replacing a lost …

Information Systems

GigaOM hits Google I/O 2013 (roundup)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>In just a few short years, Google I/O (s goog) has evolved into one of the must-attend-or-watch events on the technology …

The Real Usage Habits of Smartphone and Tablet Owners | About Verizon

To some, the smartphone and tablet might seem like interchangeable devices. Both allow you to watch video, surf the web and check email, but according to comScore, how people use each device remains very different.<p>When using a smartphone, the top activities are communication- and task-oriented, …

Revolutionizing the Wireless Shopping Experience | About Verizon

According to a report published earlier this year by Nielsen, 63 percent of Americans own smartphones, and that number is even higher for Latinos. Seventy-five percent of Latinos in the U.S. own smartphones, making the demographic an important customer base for the wireless industry.<p>Earlier today, …

How to protect your phone from physical damage

Today’s smartphones are built to withstand the normal jostling of modern life. But few of them can withstand a thorough puddle dunking or being used as a chew toy by your German shepherd.<p>People have discovered remarkable ways to inadvertently scratch, crack, drown, melt or otherwise damage their …

Common Sense

7 things you should do with a new smartphone

There are few more gratifying moments in modern life than ripping open the pristine packaging of a new smartphone. But as eager as you may be to boot up your new device and introduce it to all your jealous pals, bear in mind that your snazzy gizmo is not just another purchase—it’s an …

Gear & Gadgets

Upgrading your Verizon device

There are a variety of reasons why you may want to upgrade your Verizon device. Perhaps it’s just that time—your contract is up, and you’re able to upgrade to another device at a discount. Or maybe you’re longing for a new device that better suits your busy lifestyle (help, GPS!). Whatever the …

Mobile

Summing Up My Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: It's All About The Platform

Over the last four weeks, I’ve been reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device is a key part of Samsung’s strategy for the next 12 to 18 months, with the Galaxy S4 acting as the base unit for a range of devices. At this week’s product launch, we saw five colour variants of the S4 along with the …