The devastation is almost unbelievable, but you can help. To assist Oklahoma tornado victims, Verizon Wireless customers can donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross and/or Salvation Army. Read more.
BlackBerry traditionalist will be happy to hear that the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone with a physical keyboard will be available in June from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the BlackBerry 10 platform and includes a suite of features including smart keyboard software that understands and adapts to a user’s typing style. It creates personalized word suggestions and contextual auto corrections while a user types and much more. Read more. Order from Grudi Associates.
According to a new study from Consumer Reports, just 22% of smartphone users have installed an application to locate a missing phone, 15% have installed antivirus apps and less than 1 in 10 have an app that can delete the contents of their phone remotely. Read more. Get Grudi Associates’ Mobile Security Report.
Verizon Wireless is rolling out Verizon Cloud, a robust backup and storage service for smartphones and tablets. It enables users to back up photos, videos, contacts, music, call logs and text messages in secure cloud-based storage. It works with all kinds of devices, providing access from smartphones, tablets, desktop or laptop computer or on the web. 500 MB of storage are provided at no monthly charge. Fees are charged for additional storage. Check with Verizon Wireless to see if your device is supported yet. Read more.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is almost here. Among its extensive list of new features are the beautiful 5-inch, SuperAMOLED,1080p screen; AirGesture, which lets you wave your hand in front of the screen to move through screens like photos or webpages; an exceptional 13-megapixel camera; and much more. It is scheduled to begin shipping from Verizon Wireless on May 30. It can be preordered from Grudi Associates now. More information