| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The new iPad mini with Retina display is still quite hard to find and generally only available through Apple's online store.
However, in a sign that the rollout of the product may be expanding in time for the Black Friday holiday shopping frenzy, an...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Shares in U.S. mobile operators fell sharply on Monday after a AT&T Inc price cut fueled fears from investors that market leader Verizon Wireless and other rivals would have to react. AT&T shares closed down 4 percent a day after the No. 2 U.S. mobile...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
John Chen is not pleased with T-Mobile.
BlackBerry's new chief executive took to the company's blog to slam the wireless carrier, which last week targeted BlackBerry users in an email offer that encouraged them to switch to the iPhone 5s.
Chen said he...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year.
The Federal Communications...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:01 PM
T-Mobile, which got into a bit of trouble with BlackBerry a few days ago when it encouraged its BlackBerry users to switch to the iPhone 5s, is trying to make amends.
The wireless carrier said in a blog post that starting this Friday, it will offer a...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "Next Stop Was America," by Jane Lavere, Jan. 12: The Red Star Museum asked for stories. Here's one I sent. We'll visit the museum later this year.
My maternal grandparents, Itzig (Jacob) and Blima Dora Rebecca Haimotiz Pinkowitz, traveled...
| Oct 15, 2013
T-Mobile, the number four wireless carrier in the United States, announced that users of its primary consumer service, the "Simple Choice Plan," will soon be getting global coverage at no extra charge. The base plan, at $50 a month for one line, $80 for...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way.
"It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Best Buy is putting the iPhone 5c on sale again, this time offering it for free for those who sign up for a two-year service contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.
The deal is available Friday and Saturday only.
Best Buy has been discounting the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Sprint has landed at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual ranking of cellphone service providers, dropping from the No. 2 spot last year.
Sprint this year received "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability, according to the report,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The owner of a Schaumburg business has been charged with defrauding a company of more than $700,000 in a scheme in which he claimed to be saving his client more than $1.7 million in cell phone costs, the FBI announced today.
A federal wire fraud...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 19-year-old Oak Park woman was charged Jan. 16 with using electronic communications to harass another Oak Park resident. The incident occurred Dec. 9 at Oak Park and River Forest High...