Topic: Smartphone

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

Neuroscience June 25, 2017

Hate Screen Glare On Your Phone? Moth Eyes Offer A Solution

Sick of running to the shade in order to use your smartphone? Researchers have found a solution in an unlikely place.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 22, 2017

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

Public Health June 19, 2017

Galaxy S8 Tops iPhone 7 In Consumer Smartphone Ratings

While there are plenty of smartphones available today, the two powerhouses are undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. Both are driving forces in the market, but according to new consumer ratings, the Galaxy S8 tops the iPhone 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

iPhone 8 Leaked Schematic Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID Sensor

Leaked images suggest that the iPhone 8 may come with a rear-mounted Touch ID module. Tipster Sonny Dickson shared the design schematics of the upcoming iPhone 8 on Twitter.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2017

iPhone 6s Causes Second-Degree Burn To Its Owner

A Lake Jackson resident suffered second-degree burns because of his iPhone 6s. The owner of the phone has lodged a complaint with Apple, but the company is yet to respond to the allegations.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Leaked Images Give A Glimpse Of The Mid-Range Android Smartphone

New leaked images of the rumored Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) have surfaced online. The images offered a glimpse into the interior and rear panel of the Galaxy J5 (2017), which is expected to be a mid-range Android smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2017

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8+: Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

The Google Pixel XL is a popular smartphone, but how does it fare against the Samsung Galaxy S8+? Here's a look at which of the two Android phablets is worth buying.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2017

OnePlus A5000: Is It The Official Model Number Of OnePlus 5?

A listing in China revealed the model number of the purported upcoming device from OnePlus. It also almost confirmed fan theories that the company's next flagship would be named the OnePlus 5.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Specs Shootout

Since the launch of the Galaxy S8+, it has been debated whether the device is better than the iPhone 7 Plus. Here's a comparison of the features and specs of the two smartphones to offer a clearer picture.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 Specs Shootout: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

Samsung launched its flagship device, the Galaxy S8, at its Unpacked Event on March 29. Here's a look at how the latest smartphone fares against its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017

Donald Trump Finally Stops Using Unsecured Android Phone And Switches To iPhone

President Donald Trump has finally switched to an iPhone from his unsecured Android device. Trump was reportedly using an off-the-shelf Samsung smartphone even after becoming the President of the United States.

Life & Style March 30, 2017

Apple iPhone 6s Best-Selling Smartphone Of 2016: How Did Others Fare?

The iPhone 6s outsold all other smartphones in 2016 in terms of shipment. Apple’s rival Samsung, however, only managed to capture the fifth spot in the list of the best-selling smartphones for 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 24, 2017

Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone? How About Trying These Weird Fertility Customs Around The World

Similar to home kits available to women to detect pregnancy, a smartphone app with 97 percent accuracy has been developed to test fertility in men. Technology apart, fertility rituals in many cultures are boosting fertility in their own way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2017

Moto G5 To Get Blue Sapphire Hue Soon?

The Moto G5 could possibly be made available in a new hue dubbed Blue Sapphire. The phone was launched at Mobile World Congress 2017 in two colors, namely Lunar Gray and Fine Gold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2017

Moto G5 Plus Gets Minor Software Update: Here's What It Brings

The Moto G5 Plus has received a new software update, which improves the audio quality of the device, especially while capturing videos. The update is an OTA one and also brings some bug fixes to the handset.

Apps/Software March 19, 2017

BBM App For Android Gets An Update: Here's Whats New

BBM has rolled out one more update, but this time only for Android users. The update brings key features like quick reply notification support for those on Android Nougat, as well as performance improvements.

Apps/Software March 18, 2017

OnePlus Launches OnePlus 3T Colette Edition In Limited Quantities

OnePlus is all set to launch the all new limited OnePlus 3T Colette edition on March 21, at the Colette store in Paris. The company will be releasing only a limited 250 units of the device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2017

Google Said To Be Working On A Third Smartphone Bigger Than Pixel XL

Latest rumors suggest that Google may be developing a third smartphone under the codename ‘Taimen.’ It is also being suggested that this smartphone would be the largest of all, even bigger than it current flagship Pixel XL.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2017

Lost Your Smartphone? It's Nearly As Stressful As Terrorist Threats Says Study

A new study conducted by The Physiological Society has stated that losing a smartphone causes as much stress as terrorist threats. The study had listed several events to see which ones causes more stress to people in their daily lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

LG G6 Buyers Will Get Free Google Home With The Smartphone

LG is offering a free Google Assistant to those who will be pre-ordering its latest flagship smartphone LG G6. The offer has gone live on March 15 as a part of LG G6' Google Home National Promotion.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 16, 2017

LG G6 Hits Canada Market On April 7

LG has confirmed that its flagship smartphone - the LG G6 - will release in Canada on April 7. The preorders for the LG G6 kick off on March 15 and it will be available on Bell, Fido, Rogers and more

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus To Be Released In New Jewel-Toned Amethyst Color Choice?

With only a few days before Samsung makes the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus official, a new detail regarding the devices has leaked. The company may offer the smartphone in a new Amethyst color.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2017

Unlocked HTC U Ultra Now Available In US for $749, Compatible With AT&T, T-Mobile

The HTC U Ultra is now available for purchase in the U.S. and customers can snag the unlocked variant for $749. The smartphone's unlocked model is compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Which Premium Smartphone Should You Wait For?

Two smartphone heavyweights are all set to clash later in 2017. In the battle between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8, which one of the devices fares better in terms of its design, specs and features?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2017

Google Confirms Hardware Problem With Pixel Smartphones, Owners Will Have To Return Devices To Get A Fix

Some Google Pixel users were experiencing hardware issues regarding their microphones. However, Google has confirmed that the devices with these issues would be recalled and the problem would be fixed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2017

Mysterious ZTE Device Running On Android 7.1.1 Nougat Spotted On GFXBench

A mysterious ZTE device featuring the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS has been spotted at the GFXBench. The rumored device with the codename ZTE Z986 is expected to come loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Clones Surfacing In China Prior To Official Launch

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been cloned in China even before its official release. A series of pictures posted on a popular Chinese social networking site shows off the knockoff of the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2017

Android O: Google To Reveal Features Of The Upcomig Mobile Operating System At The I/O Event

Latest rumors suggests that Google may be developing some possible features for its rumored Android O mobile OS. It is being expected that the upcoming mobile OS will be launched at Google I/O 2017 to be held in May.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Verizon Exclusive Moto Z Play Droid Now Getting Android 7.0 Nougat

Verizon launched the Android Nougat update for Moto Z Play Droid users on March 7. This update brings in the multi-window support, Doze mode and quick switching features tusers' way.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Said To Have 'Great' Codename

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to be the successor of the Galaxy Note 7, may bear the codename 'Great'. Samsung is looking to gain back the goodwill with the Galaxy Note 8 after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2017

AT&T Adds LG Phoenix 3 To Its Smartphone Lineup, Customers Can Buy The Handset For $80 Starting March 10

AT&T will soon offer the successor to the LG Phoenix 2, the Phoenix 3 in its stores. The Phoenix 3 will sport similar features and specs when compared to its predecessor and will be available for $79.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2017

Android Adoption Rate: Nougat Now On 2.8 Percent Devices, More Than Doubled Since February

The latest Android distribution rates show that Android Marshmallow and Lollipop are still at the top of the charts but Android Nougat is gradually catching up. Google’s latest operating system has registered a 2.8 percent growth.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Poised For April 28 Release, Not April 21

The much anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would reportedly be delayed and could hit the shelves on April 28 instead of April 21. The reason for the delay in the device's release is not known.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 7, 2017

OnePlus 3 Starts Receiving Google Assistant As OTA Update

OnePlus 3 users have received or will very soon start receiving Google Assistant on their phone. OnePlus will be pushing out Google’s AI in the form of an Over The Air (OTA) update.

Apps/Software March 7, 2017

Apple iPhone 8 To Sport 5.8-inch Screen, Set To Release Alongside iPhone 7s And iPhone 7s Plus

A new report suggests that the iPhone 8 will sport a 5.8-inch OLED display which would be a first for the smartphone. It also states that the flagship will be launched alongside the iPhone7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 6, 2017

LG G6 Expected To Hit T-Mobile Stores On April 7

The LG G6 is set to make its way to network operators in the U.S. soon. Promotional images reveal that the smartphone could hit T-Mobile stores on April 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2017

T-Mobile Offering Free iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus For $100 If You Switch From Other Carriers

T-Mobile has come up with yet another promotional offer where it is giving a free iPhone 7 to customers who will be switching from rival networks over to the carrier. The offer from T-Mobile is a limited one and kicks off on March 3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2017

This Luxurious Limited-Edition Titanium Nokia 3310 Costs $3000

Gresso is selling a limited-edition Nokia 3310 that has a titanium casing, but the luxurious smartphone comes with a hefty $3000 price tag.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2017

Survey Finds Most People Check Their Smartphones Before Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning

A survey from ReportLinker found that most people never turn off their smartphones at night, and they are the first thing they check when waking up.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 2, 2017

Cricket Tweaks Unlimited Data Plan Prices, Offering Free Smartphone To Customers Who Switch

Cricket Wireless is the latest network to adjust its unlimited data plan prices to maintain an edge in the mobile network market. It is also offering a new phone to its new customers for the switch over.

Internet March 2, 2017

BlackBerry Working On Another Smartphone, Hints Leaked Images

BlackBerry is reportedly working on a new smartphone bearing the model number BBC 100-1. Images of the alleged smartphone have surfaced online suggesting, but it is not known whether the handset will launch in the U.S.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Press Render Leaks Ahead Of March Launch

A press render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 has leaked ahead of the smartphone's launch and confirms all the early rumored features of the device. The flagship smartphone is scheduled for a March 29 debut.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2017

Sony Smartphones In US Do Not Have A Fingerprint Sensor, Here's Why

The U.S. variant of the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZ Premium smartphones from Sony will not boast a fingerprint scanner. It seems that Sony is bound by a previous deal with U.S. carriers, which prevents the inclusion of the security feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2017

OnePlus 5 Rumors: Smartphone To Boast 256 GB Storage, Dual-Curved Edge Display, 23MP Primary Camera And More

The OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3, will reportedly come with a dual-curved edge display. Other rumored specs include 6 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, a 23MP camera, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2017

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