The Associated Press reported today that U.S. carriers -- via wireless lobbying group CTIA -- made an about face on 'kill switch' legislation requiring manufacturers and carriers to offer consumers a means of rendering their phones inoperable if stolen.
"The retailer has been demonstrating versions of the handset to developers in San Francisco and its hometown Seattle in recent weeks, (sources) said," wrote the WSJ's Greg Bensinger and Evelyn M. Rusli.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 hit store shelves today and although Samsung was touting a new feature called "Download Booster," three of the Big Four U.S. carriers (Verizon, AT&T and Sprint) have removed the feature.
"The device is only compatible with about 20 Galaxy-branded devices, so you're out of luck for now if you're running iOS or have a non-Samsung smartphone. But for those who fall into that group and are eying a fitness wearable, this is by far your best option yet,” wrote Mashable's Samantha Murphy Kelly.
I have a confession to make: I secretly text while driving.
I do it at red lights (so do a lot of people, apparently). I do it on the open road, checking my blind spots beforehand and scanning the horizon for any possible cop cars. I often think I'm being safe by using my phone's voice-to-text feature, but it's not any safer because I have to go in and fix the errors.