ped-text verb to text someone while walking
I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.
[WNYC: Brian Lehrer Show (politics and current affairs) 15 April 2014]
kill switch noun a facility which renders a handset useless if it is stolen
Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and argued that a kill-switch feature can help resolve the problem.
[www.bbc.co.uk 20 June 2014]
beacon noun a device installed somewhere, usually a shop, that sends alerts to mobiles in the vicinity
If the writing was not on the wall already that the use of proximity-aware beacons was the future of retail, now we have some data to back it up.
[http://techcrunch.com 17 June 2014]