Sneaking a Glance at Live Sports Action – Watch Games on NFL Mobile from Verizon

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Story by David Samberg

 With a smartphone in hand, you can watch your favorite sports teams compete live when you’re away from your TV set, or out at other activities. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

 Lisa Leach, who sings in a choir in Massachusetts, was reprimanded by her music director for watching a Red Sox playoff game last season during rehearsal. “I might have gotten away with it too if I hadn’t been caught hand-signaling the score to the tenor section.” READ MORE….

 

Infographic: Smartphones Can Make or Break A Summer Blockbuster 

How do moviegoers decide which summer hit to see over the weekend? Their smartphones. A new infographic from Tapjoy shows how today’s moviegoers are using their small screens to decide what to see on the big screen. In fact, 72% of people have now used their mobile device to help decide which movie to watch, TapJoy says.
 To learn more about the smartphone’s influence on the silver screen, check out the infographic above.
 
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Infographic: Smartphones Can Make or Break A Summer Blockbuster 

How do moviegoers decide which summer hit to see over the weekend? Their smartphones. A new infographic from Tapjoy shows how today’s moviegoers are using their small screens to decide what to see on the big screen. In fact, 72% of people have now used their mobile device to help decide which movie to watch, TapJoy says.


To learn more about the smartphone’s influence on the silver screen, check out the infographic above.

 

Reblog this post and tell us what apps you use to help decide what movies to see!

Over Half of American Adults Own Smartphones

In the U.S., 56 percent of adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study published Wednesday by Pew. This is the first time since Pew began tracking the numbers that the majority of the population owns a smartphone.
 
People of all ages appear to be snapping up smartphones. While young adults are the highest adopters with around 80 percent owning a smartphone, people 65 and older are also increasingly choosing smart over feature phones. According to Pew, 18 percent of people ages 65 and older own a smartphone — compared with 13 percent a year ago.
 
If you own a feature phone and are ready for an update, click through to Verizon Wireless to find the best smartphone for your needs: here. 

Over Half of American Adults Own Smartphones

In the U.S., 56 percent of adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study published Wednesday by Pew. This is the first time since Pew began tracking the numbers that the majority of the population owns a smartphone.

 

People of all ages appear to be snapping up smartphones. While young adults are the highest adopters with around 80 percent owning a smartphone, people 65 and older are also increasingly choosing smart over feature phones. According to Pew, 18 percent of people ages 65 and older own a smartphone — compared with 13 percent a year ago.

 

If you own a feature phone and are ready for an update, click through to Verizon Wireless to find the best smartphone for your needs: here. 


Nokia Lumia 928 Available Today!


Having the right camera in your pocket makes the difference between capturing the perfect shot at the right time and a blurry or dark pic destined to be deleted. The exclusive Nokia Lumia 928 with Windows Phone 8 features PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which create blur-free pictures and videos, even in low-light conditions.Built-in apps on the Lumia 928 like Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph and Panorama let users take advantage of 4G LTE speeds to share pictures or videos quickly. Smart Shoot lets users shoot five consecutive pictures and pick the best faces from each frame.
The Global Ready™ Nokia Lumia 928 with wireless charging capabilities is now available online and in stores for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate with a new two year customer agreement.

Nokia Lumia 928 Available Today!

Having the right camera in your pocket makes the difference between capturing the perfect shot at the right time and a blurry or dark pic destined to be deleted. The exclusive Nokia Lumia 928 with Windows Phone 8 features PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which create blur-free pictures and videos, even in low-light conditions.

Built-in apps on the Lumia 928 like Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph and Panorama let users take advantage of 4G LTE speeds to share pictures or videos quickly. Smart Shoot lets users shoot five consecutive pictures and pick the best faces from each frame.


The Global Ready™ Nokia Lumia 928 with wireless charging capabilities is now available online and in stores for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate with a new two year customer agreement.

Verizon Aiming to Make Your Smartphone Greener

 
If you’re a Verizon subscriber, all that Facebooking, texting, and tweeting you do on your smartphone is about to get a bit greener. Verizon will be installing fuel cell and solar products at a variety of Verizon buildings, including corporate offices, call centers, data centers and central office.The Green Energy Project is part of a plan to halve the carbon emissions per terabyte of data streaming through Verizon’s network by 2020.Verizon currently operates one of the largest fuel cell sites of its kind that helps power an environmentally friendly call-switching center and office building in Garden City, N.Y. Verizon also uses 26 solar-assisted cell sites in remote areas in the western United States to help power the portion of the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network serving those areas. Click through to learn more.

Verizon Aiming to Make Your Smartphone Greener

 

If you’re a Verizon subscriber, all that Facebooking, texting, and tweeting you do on your smartphone is about to get a bit greener. Verizon will be installing fuel cell and solar products at a variety of Verizon buildings, including corporate offices, call centers, data centers and central office.

The Green Energy Project is part of a plan to halve the carbon emissions per terabyte of data streaming through Verizon’s network by 2020.

Verizon currently operates one of the largest fuel cell sites of its kind that helps power an environmentally friendly call-switching center and office building in Garden City, N.Y. Verizon also uses 26 solar-assisted cell sites in remote areas in the western United States to help power the portion of the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network serving those areas. Click through to learn more.

Infographic: How Well Do You Protect the Information On Your Mobile Phone?

Consumer Reports recently spoke with privacy experts, wireless carriers, phone makers, government agencies, and white-hat hackers —the good guys who test the security of phones and apps—to find out just how private and secure our smart phones are and what we can do to protect ourselves. They also asked 1,656 smart-phone users about their experiences as part of a nationally representative survey of 3,036 adult online users, who also talked about their use of home computers. The study found that a smartphone can be quite secure if you take a few basic precautions. Check out the below infographic to see what their study revealed. Do you think your smartphone is secure?
 

Infographic: How Well Do You Protect the Information On Your Mobile Phone?

Consumer Reports recently spoke with privacy experts, wireless carriers, phone makers, government agencies, and white-hat hackers —the good guys who test the security of phones and apps—to find out just how private and secure our smart phones are and what we can do to protect ourselves. They also asked 1,656 smart-phone users about their experiences as part of a nationally representative survey of 3,036 adult online users, who also talked about their use of home computers.

The study found that a smartphone can be quite secure if you take a few basic precautions. Check out the below infographic to see what their study revealed. Do you think your smartphone is secure?

 

Spring Cleaning Through Smartphone Recycling
According to a survey by mobile security app maker Lookout, 62 percent of respondents said they have at least one unused mobile phone in their household and 11 percent have four or more old phones lying around. For those looking to roll up their sleeves this spring and clear household clutter, recycling these old phones offers a two-for-the-price-of-one benefit.
First, it helps the environment by keeping electronic waste out of landfills. Since 2001, HopeLine from Verizon, for example, has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. Second, many of the recycled phones benefit worthwhile charities. HopeLine from Verizon has provided more than $18 million in cash grants have been given to domestic violence organizations donated 151,000 HopeLine phones have been donated for used by victims and survivors. Click through to learn more about Verizon WIreless’ Hopeline.

Spring Cleaning Through Smartphone Recycling

According to a survey by mobile security app maker Lookout, 62 percent of respondents said they have at least one unused mobile phone in their household and 11 percent have four or more old phones lying around. For those looking to roll up their sleeves this spring and clear household clutter, recycling these old phones offers a two-for-the-price-of-one benefit.


First, it helps the environment by keeping electronic waste out of landfills. Since 2001, HopeLine from Verizon, for example, has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. Second, many of the recycled phones benefit worthwhile charities. HopeLine from Verizon has provided more than $18 million in cash grants have been given to domestic violence organizations donated 151,000 HopeLine phones have been donated for used by victims and survivors. Click through to learn more about Verizon WIreless’ Hopeline.