Stories by Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

There are options to consider when phone contracts end

MALVERN, Iowa - As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Secure your phone without passcodes

NEW YORK - Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tilt … swivel … Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phone

NEW YORK - What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Readers enjoy Netflix-like access to thousands of titles

SPANISH FORK, Utah - Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price - $10 for Oyster and $9 ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Aereo presses case despite court setback

NEW YORK - Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, June 20, 2014

Samsung gadgets offer introduction to fitness tracking

Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, May 23, 2014

Roku streaming stick stands out among latest low-cost devices

Recently, Roku and a few small startups have come out with low-cost devices that allow you to stream video content from Netflix, Hulu and other services to your television.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Windows Phone 8 innovations shows promise

Rivals would be wise to consider the software innovations of Microsoft Windows Phone 8.
By Anick Jesdanun

Monday, April 21, 2014

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
By Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

NEW YORK - The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Despite innovations, Windows Phone 8 has gaps

By no means is Windows Phone 8 perfect. Despite the "8'' in the name, it is a second-generation system with room to grow.
By Anick Jesdanun

Monday, April 7, 2014

Microsoft pulling support for Windows XP

NEW YORK - Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, April 3, 2014

HTC will aggressively market One smartphone

HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features.
By Anick Jesdanun

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phone

Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone has a heart-rate monitor, a fingerprint sensor and a sharper camera with faster auto focus.
By Anick Jesdanun

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

There are limited options for watching TV on the go

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - If you are on the road and want to watch live TV and recorded shows on your phone or tablet, there aren't many easy options.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Tech Tips: Using a phone abroad without huge fees

BANGKOK — If you have a trip outside the United States coming up, one thing you’ll likely want to bring is your cellphone. 
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Moto G trumps rivals

Moto G isn't the best smartphone out there, but it trumps rivals with a $179 price.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

HTC, Nokia offer giant phone choices

The Nokia Lumia 5120 and HTC One Max, or phablets, are nearly as big as the smallest tablets. Unlike tablets, they can make phone calls over cellular networks.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

New Kindle Fire poses challenge to iPad Air

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

With price cuts, MacBook Pro is tempting

With new laptop models and price cuts, Apple is making it tougher for customers to choose - in a good way.
By Anick Jesdanun
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UGA jumps up in 2 polls

The University of Georgia made the second-biggest jump of all the teams in the two national ranking polls, both of which were released Tuesday.
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