| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:18 PM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Wireless carrier MetroPCS is now offering service in Baltimore.
The company says it offers nationwide 4G service and unlimited data, talk and text for $40 a month without a contract. Customers can upgrade or reduce service from month to month. The...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
If Samsung represents one extreme in the move to add new bells and whistles to smartphones, LG seems to be aiming for the other end of the spectrum.
In its Galaxy S line of phones, Samsung has taken the kitchen sink approach each year by adding a host of...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It’s hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple’s iOS. There’s a long list of official apps that can’t be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox and Lyft.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Samsung has shed its traditional plastic shell for a metal frame on the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone announced Wednesday.
The Galaxy Alpha is a shinier, ultrathin version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 and will go on sale early next month,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Spy technology has become so widespread and smartphone-ready that sleuthing, like golf, can be played by almost anyone.
Not everyone can own a Stingray II, the controversial surveillance device from Harris Corp. that gathers cellphone data from targeted...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Amazon.com has officially launched the Fire Phone, its first smartphone, after years of rumors.
Chief Executive Jeff Bezos took to the stage in Seattle shortly after 10:30 a.m. PDT to unveil the smartphone, which boasts a 4.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:20 PM
NEW YORK — Smartphones don't get people excited like they used to. Every Apple event these days brings fresh calls for "new product categories" and fresh disappointment when they don't materialize. Yet bolder companies like Google and Samsung have...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Adding pictures into a Gmail message will now be faster than ever thanks to a new feature introduced Tuesday that lets users quickly upload photos that have been backed up from their smartphones.
The new feature is called "Insert Photo" and it appears...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:31 PM
SAN JOSE — A federal jury has handed a symbolic victory to Samsung by ordering the South Korean smartphone maker to pay only a fraction of the damages that Apple had requested in the rivals' high-profile patent trial.
After several days of...