In Data-Speed Race, Who Is the Fastest in LTE?

Walt puts four carriers’ LTE services to a download-speed test.


FCC Crowdsources Mobile Broadband Research With Android App

Most smartphone users know data speeds can vary widely. But how do the different carriers stack up against each other? The Federal Communications Commission is hoping the public can help figure that out, using a new app it will preview next week.

Sprint’s Hesse Shows Off Post-SoftBank With a “Spark” of Speed

The need for speed never ends.

Verizon’s LTE Network Is Broader, but AT&T’s Is Faster

A new report from RootMetrics says that while Verizon has a bigger footprint, AT&T is the speed champ where its LTE network is available.

Three Running Apps to Shake Up Your Routine

Whether you’re training for a race or jogging for exercise, these apps will inject a little fun into your running routine.

Testing the Speed of Internet Devices

Walt answers a reader’s question on how to quickly post photos to Facebook.

T-Mobile’s $20 Prism Sacrifices Speed, but Not Call Quality

T-Mobile aims its $20 Prism at first-time smartphone buyers. But is it worth it to scrimp?

4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the “Fast” Talk

Walt cuts through all the confusion about 4G data networks.


Users Rip AT&T Data Curbs

Wireless carriers are getting increasingly forceful in their efforts to pitch mobile bandwidth as a scarce, valuable commodity — setting up a battle with consumer groups that support open-Internet rules and longtime customers who treasure their unlimited data plans.

Mattebox Photo App: More Than Just Filters

We get it, Instagrammers. We love your Kelvins and your Hefes and your Lomo-fis. But what if you’re looking for an app that mimics the experience of a DSLR?

DARPA: That’s Mach 20, Baby

Verizon iPhone: What, AT&T Worry?