Cellular Phones

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Five Things "Sent from my iPhone" Says About You

    Imagine a telephone conversation ending this way: "I'll talk to you later. By the way, this conversation was transmitted by Verizon." Or in person: "It was great to see you. My fresh breath was brought to you by Listerine." Absurd, right? So, why do so many millions of people allow Apple (or any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Best Soup: The Fountain on Locust Dishes On its Soups and Plans for a New Distillery

    In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Soup. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. Soup and ice cream aren't two things that normally sound like they should go t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Best Cupcakes 2013: Whisk a Sustainable Bakeshop Whips Up All Natural Treats

    In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Cupcakes. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. Last week, Kaylen Wissinger singlehandedly whipped up more than 1,000 cupcak ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    St. Peters Cops: Benjamin Lillard, Smartphone Thief, Caught by GPS App, Tries Hiding in Attic

    The thing about stealing a smartphone these days is you really have to be at least slightly smarter than the phone you've snatched. But Benjamin Lillard, a 23-year-old St. Peters resident, apparently had a bit of trouble getting away with his cell=phone theft this week -- in part, because the phon ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Eckert's Blackberries Ready for Picking

    We know what you're thinking: Blackberry picking is just great -- if only it didn't involve so much bending over. Eckert's (951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, Illinois; 618-233-0513) has got it covered. See also: -Pick a Peck of Peaches at Eckert's -Tower Grove Farmers' Market Opens for the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Does Spotify Mean the End the iPod and Your Music Collection?

    When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collection, instead of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012

    Cell Phones Now Covered Under Missouri's "No Call" List

    That didn't take too long. Last month the state legislature forwarded HB 1549 to the governor's desk, and today Jay Nixon signed the bill into law allowing Missouri residents to add their cell phones to the state's "No Call" list for telemarketers. Missourians may now register their cell phone numbe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Cell Phones To Be Added to Missouri "No Call" List Under Bill Sent to Governor

    The Missouri Senate yesterday unanimously passed a bill that would allow residents to add their cell phones to the state's "No Call" list that bars solicitors from calling or texting who don't want contact from vendors.In April the Missouri House passed House Bill 1549 in similar fashion with a 147- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Mind Your Fucking iPhones

    For as long as tattooed cool kids have piled onto stages and jammed their little hearts out, there have been jerks in the crowd spewing bad vibes and threatening to ruin everyone's night. Whether it's the grown man who throws elbows at teenagers to get to the front, the drunk couple who's dry-humpin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    AB-InBev Wants You to "Track Your Bud"

    Look closely at that Budweiser in your hand. It has a German name. It was produced by Brazilians. Its brand-name used to be owned by the Dutch. But it's distinctly American. If you're confused, worry not. Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new software program called "Track Your Bud," allowing you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    BuzzE: Has Local Entrepreneur Brett Rosen Created the New Facebook?

    Image viaNew social networking iPhone app BuzzE shows users potential friends nearby.​In May 2010, Brett Rosen walked into a San Francisco restaurant and noticed that almost everyone sitting at the bar was fiddling with a smartphone. That's when he got the idea. If people at a bar are going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    55-Year-Old Man Beats Up 38-Year-Old Over Cell Phone Use at Library

    Dave Wrobel was mad as hell over a fellow library patron's cell phone use -- and not gonna take it.​Dave Wrobel came to the library to study. As a non-traditional student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Wrobel has found that he focuses best when he's not tempted by the TV or fridge or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Tonight's the Night! Acro-Cat Circus Returns!

    Did you put it on your calendar? Is your BlackBerry beeping? Because tonight's the night! Last month's snowpocalypse saw plenty of things snowed out, and the Amazing Acro-Cat Circus was among them. Their performance at 2720 Cherokee, presented by Cranky Yellow, was canceled, but their rescheduled an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    On a Cell Phone? No Sub for You!

    Signs imploring customers not to talk on their cell phones when dealing with the cashier are common -- and commonly ignored. So kudos to a local outpost of Penn Station for taking a more proactive approach. Ian Froeb​

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Energizer Debuts Inductive Charger to Solve Multiple Cord Blues

    It looks the world's best Scrabble word -- but St. Louis-based Energizer says its new "Qi"-enabled device is actually a way for users of cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players to simplify their lives.Ingenious.​As Energizer explains, the Wireless Power Consortium developed Qi standards so t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    4G Mobile Internet Service Launches in St. Louis Today

    Image sourceThe Sprint EVO.​Gosh, and it seemed like only yesterday when everybody was lining up at the Apple Store for the 3G iPhone... Now of course that is all totally passe, especially since 4G service will only be offered through Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, not AT&T, exclusive servicer o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Schlafly Beer's New iPhone App: A Gut Check Test Drive

    [Editor's note: Schlafly Beer debuted its smart-phone app last month, and we asked two Gut Check bloggers, Robin Wheeler and Andrew Veety, to take it for a spin. Below, their respective reviews.] Robin Wheeler's take: ​Everyone loves a good shiny thing. Press a button and receive yummy tidbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Newspaper Retirees Planning to Protest Post-Dispatch

    ​Post-Dispatch retirees say it's only appropriate that they received news December 7 -- Pearl Harbor Day -- that their former employer planned to stop reimbursing their medical coverage. "A great day for a sneak attack," says one member of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, who tells Daily RFT that ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Say What? Santa Claus is Texting? Pity the Poor Tot Sans Cellphone!

    Can't you hear the conversation already?​Kid: Mommy, mommy, Santa texted me!!Parent: Wow, sweetie, how neat! That Santa Claus, he's so stupid-cool.Kid: Do you think Santa will tweet me, too? I wanna be his friend on Facebook! Parent: Hmm, I don't know if t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Oh iPhone! Is there Anything You CAN'T Do?

    It takes photos, plays music and video, you can browse the web, it even catches criminals. What can't the iPhone do? Not much, apparently. Apple's iPhone store has been an incredible success -- 2.4 billion worth of success. Proving that the iPhone is way more than just a phone. It's the worlds first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Ten Tech Releases to Look for this Fall

    Photo by Marcin Wichary via Flickr​It's August. The economy is bad. Things are slow, but technology marches on. In spite of the global economic slowdown, there will still be plenty of new high-tech products to look forward to this fall. A lot of them will actually be cheaper (even Apple has lowere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Are You Ready to Augment Your Reality? [Fun With iPhone]

    Most people have heard of virtual reality and probably have at least some vague idea of what that is. But have you heard of augmented reality? Well it's coming to your iPhone 3gs this fall. In case you don't know what augmented reality is (and unless you're a sci-fi geek you probably don't) it's a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Speaking of Cell Phones, Did You Know July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month? this afternoon we brought you news that the first cell phone call was made in St. Louis 25 years ago today. Had we waited five minutes before publishing that post, we could have informed you then that July is also "Cell Phone Courtesy Month." (At least, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The iPhone Revolution

    see more Lolcats and funny picturesFans of the iPhone lined up at Apple and AT&T stores all around the country on Friday hoping to be among the first to snag the new iPhone 3G S. The newest addition to Apple's popular line of phones that I told you might be coming a couple of weeks ago. Apple lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    June Phone Showdown: Palm Pre vs. Apple iPhone

    June is turning out to be a big month for gadget geeks. Last week Palm finally released its much anticipated new phone, the Pre which looks a lot like an iPhone with a slide out keyboard. It's no surprise, some of the same engineers who designed the first iPhone also worked on the Pre. Right now it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    iSnort: The World's Hottest New iPhone App (Club Edition)

    I don't own an iPhone, and I also don't go clubbing. But if I did, I would totally download this awesome new app, iSnort. I mean, if it existed. There are a lot of hypotheticals here. Including the one that this would somehow help me fulfill my dual lifelong dreams of being able to forego sleep and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Media To Governor Jay Nixon: Can You Hear Us Now?

    As attorney general, Jay Nixon championed the "No Call List" banning telephone solicitors from ringing homes and businesses. On his second day as governor, Nixon upped the ante: Attempting to ban cell phones during his first press conference. The Kansas City Star reports that it didn't go well. Appa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.20

    Do you know how much you spend on food? This reporter asks random shoppers. (San Francisco Chronicle) An attempt to create the world's largest ostrich sandwich in Iran goes horribly -- or maybe deliciously -- awry. The battle over the iPhone beer widget. Which I'm sure means something to somebody. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2008

    Beyond the Call of Duty

    Make the connection

  • Dining

    January 9, 2008

    Blackberry Wheat

    Wm. D. Alandale Brewing Company
    105 E. Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    The Tax Man Calleth

    The City of St. Louis and scores of other municipalities across the state are slated to get a whole lot richer in coming months thanks to lawsuits filed against a half-dozen cell-phone carriers. As reported here last week, several wireless companies have begun settlement negotiations with more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
  • News

    August 8, 2007

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.

  • Music

    May 31, 2006

    Riverboat Gamblers

    10 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)

  • Music

    March 8, 2006

    Arctic Monkeys

    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Dining

    February 12, 2003

    Borsao 2001 Red Wine

    Viviano's Italian Grocer, 5139 Shaw Avenue, 314-771-5476

  • News

    December 8, 1999


    A flat-rate cell-phone deal sounded good until the phones stopped working and company executives stopped talking

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