Tag: Smartphones

Study Reveals Why You Should Put Smartphones Away While Dining With Family And Friends

Earlier studies showed that just the presence of a mobile phone can reduce the quality of in-person conversations. A new study shows the unwanted effects of using mobile phones during dinner with family and friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

Expensive iPhone X And Galaxy Note 8 Drove Global Average Smartphone Price To Record Surge: GFK

The global average smartphone sales price has seen great growth year-on-year, although most smartphones didn't get more expensive. The growth could be attributed to expensive flagships such as the iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2018

Meizu’s New M6S Phone: Price, Release Date, And Specs

Meizu announced its newest phone called the M6S. Here's everything you need to know, including M6s phone price, release date, and specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2018

Mirabook Turns Your Android Or Windows Phone Into A Full-Fledged Laptop

Own an Android or Windows phone? The Mirabook laptop allows users to connect their Android or Windows smartphone to the USB-C port, and it shows up on the 13-inch HD display with a keyboard and trackpad.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2018

French Prosecutor Starts Investigating Apple Over iPhone Slowdown Practices

Apple's iPhone slowdown woes continue, as a French prosecutor just launched an investigation into the matter. Under French law, Apple could face hefty fines if found to have intentionally reduced the life of its devices.

Apple January 9, 2018

Harvard Researchers Develop ‘Metalens’ Camera Technology Which Could Be The Future Of Smartphone Shooters

The next big thing in cameras might have just been developed. Folks at Harvard have revealed a new camera technology called metalens, but it could take a long time before it’s implemented into smartphones and other hardware.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2018

Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does

Apple's confession that it throttles iPhones' performance to make up for aging batteries sparked great controversy, fueling questions of whether it's a common practice across the smarpthone industry. Several Android makers say it's not, and they don't do it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 30, 2017

iPhone Throttling Suit Seeks Nearly $1 Trillion In Damages From Apple

Disgruntled iPhone users filed eight class action suits against Apple already after the company disclosed that it intentionally slows down iPhone's performance. One such lawsuit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.

Apple December 28, 2017

Apple Improves iPhone X Availability: Shipping Dates Drop To Just A Few Days

Apple has been having trouble keeping up with iPhone X demand, but it seems better now. iPhone X availability has improved and shipping estimates are now down to 1-3 days in some markets.

Apple December 12, 2017

Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance: Here's How To Address The Problem

Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.

Medicine December 4, 2017

Apple Tipped To Launch 4-Inch iPhone SE 2 In First Half Of 2018: What To Expect

A major iPhone SE upgrade is long overdue, but that may change soon. According to a new report, the iPhone SE 2 will make its debut in the first half of 2018.

Apple November 24, 2017

Razer Will Announce Its First-Ever Smartphone On Nov. 1, And It’s Reportedly Aimed At Gamers

Razer is going to unveil a new product on Nov. 1, and it’s not a laptop. The company now seems ready to announce the phone it’s been working on since acquiring Nextbit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2017

TCL Helping Palm Make A Comeback: The First Palm-Branded Phone In Years To Launch In 2018: Report

TCL is planning to revive the Palm brand after buying it from HP in 2014. The first Palm device in years, perhaps a smartphone, could be unveiled in 2018.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 31, 2017

Razer Reportedly Planning To Make A Phone For Gamers, But IPO Plans Need To Push Through First

The next big gadget from Razer might be a gaming smartphone, reports say. The phone will focus on the company’s audience of hardcore gamers, which seems to suggest it will pack pretty powerful specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 21, 2017

T-Mobile May Unleash Exclusive Smartphone With High-End Specs, Lifetime Warranty, And Insurance At Affordable Price

T-Mobile has been trying to revolutionize the mobile industry for years and its next move could be the biggest game changer. The Uncarrier reportedly plans to launch an exclusive and affordable high-end smartphone with a lifetime warranty and insurance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2017

Study Reveals Most People Use Cellphones While Driving

The constant use of smartphones could be the reason behind the rise in automobile accidents in the United States. A study revealed that American drivers used their cell phones in 88 out of 100 trips.

Life & Style April 18, 2017

Android Cofounder Andy Rubin Is Making A Brand-New Smartphone, And Here’s What It Looks Like

Android cofounder Andy Rubin just gave everyone a peek at the smartphone his company is developing. Not much can be gleaned from the photo because it’s covered by a hand, but a nearly bezel-less screen looks to be a shoo-in.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 28, 2017

Hackers Can Use Sound Waves To Crack Your Smartphones, Scientists Suggest

A study reveals the ways through which hackers can use sound waves to crack a smartphone. A minor mistake can enable someone to easily enter the operating system of electronic devices.

Security March 14, 2017

Google May Release Android 7.1.2 Nougat To Nexus, Pixel Devices On April 3

Google may release Android 7.1.2 Nougat publicly in the beginning of April for its Nexus and Google Pixel devices. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not benefit from the update.

Apps/Software March 14, 2017

Lost Your Phone? Amazon Echo Can Locate It For You

Get Alexa to find your smartphone when you lose it. Here are two ways Amazon Echo can help locate your smartphone using Alexa voice commands.

Gadgets March 12, 2017

Never Miss A Call Again: Here's How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Satellite Phone

Stay connected wherever you are in the world. A high-tech phone case now gives both Android smartphones and iPhones the same range as satellite phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2017

HTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones Instead

HTC is pulling back from the entry-level smartphone market, reports say, opting to release six or seven exclusively top-tier smartphones this year. Its entry-level phones presently at retailers, however, will continue being sold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2017

BlackBerry’s Smartphone Market Share Dips To 0 Percent, Android And iOS Lead

BlackBerry’s global smartphone market share has now reached 0 percent, virtually declaring the once dominant phone’s demise. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, meanwhile, remain as two operating systems duking it out at the top.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

OnePlus 3T Takes On Huawei Mate 9 Pro In Speed Test: Guess Which Smartphone Is Faster?

PhoneBuff tested the OnePlus 3T and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro to see which one would come out on top. Both phones being similar in features and specs made this contest interesting as either one could win the battle.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 2, 2017

Smile! Not All Selfie Lovers Are Narcissists: Study

There is no person on the internet who has not come across a selfie -- or self-taken photograph. Many question whether taking too many selfies makes one a narcissist, but one study seems to refute the selfie's association with narcissism.

Life & Style January 31, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8: New Leaked Image Shows Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Launch And Release Dates, Battery Size, And Prices Revealed

A newly leaked image of what is supposedly the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveals some new details. The handset features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device next to the camera and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom of the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2017

ZTE Working On 'World’s First Groundbreaking Concept Mobile Phone,' MWC 2017 Debut On Cards

Making a mark with its Axon 7 Mini and Blade V8 Pro, ZTE is slated to showcase a new concept phone at the MWC 2017. The company has claimed it is working on the 'world's first ground-breaking concept mobile phone.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 23, 2017

New LG G6 Leaked Renders Emerge: This Could Be What The Upcoming Flagship Will Look Like

Purported LG G6 renders have just been leaked by Ghostek, showing the device’s rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual cameras, and metallic body. The LG G6 will be unveiled Feb. 26 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2017

LeEco Smartphones And Smart TVs Now Available In US Via Amazon

LeEco has opened its own Amazon store, and now consumers in the United States will be able to purchase its smart TVs and smartphones easily.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2017

You're Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way: 7 Charging Mistakes That Affect Battery Life

Smartphone batteries last longer when users know how to charge them correctly. It is not yet too late to learn the right way.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Nokia Promises More In Store On Feb. 26: E1 And Nokia Pixel Launches On The Cards?

Nokia has teased the possible arrival of the Nokia 6 on Feb. 26 in the United States. Consumers could witness the launch of the Nokia E1 and Nokia PIxel smartphones at the event.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 12, 2017

Xiaomi Smartphones Coming To US 'Eventually,' But Don't Get Your Hopes Up Just Yet

Xiaomi has raised quite some interest at CES 2017, but it's still not ready to launch its smartphones in the United States. The company says it will enter the U.S. smartphone market 'eventually,' but don't get your hopes up for this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2017

What's The Best Smartphone Of 2016? These Critics Have Spoken

Experts reveal which among the smartphones released in 2016 get their vote as THE best smartphone of 2016. Here are their own unique choices: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and Moto Z Force.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2016

5 Best Smartphones Of 2016: iPhone 7, 7 Plus, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, Pixel And More

What are the best smartphones of 2016? Take a look at the list below to find out which smartphones wowed consumers this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 25, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price And Release Rumors: More Expensive Than S7, Launch Delayed To April?

More Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors hit the surface and the latest reports indicate a delayed release and a higher price. The Galaxy S8 announcement will reportedly be in April, and the smartphone may cost up to 20 percent more than its predecessor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 19, 2016

Oppo To Land On US Shores Before 2016 Ends: Report

Oppo might roll out in the U.S. this month. Reports from industry sources revealed that the China-based company will start selling Oppo smartphones before the year ends, which means in the next two weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 12, 2016

Nokia 2017 Android Phone Rumors: D1C Variants To Cost $150 And $200

Pricing details about Nokia’s upcoming smartphone, the D1C, have recently been leaked. According to reports, the D1C, headed for a Mobile World Congress unveiling this February, will be Nokia's mid-range offering, available in $200 and $150 variants.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 12, 2016

Cyber Monday Sales Smash Prior Records As Mobile Device Shopping Surges

Cyber Monday 2016 was a huge success. Online sales surged from those of last year’s big day, while the number of consumers shopping from mobile devices jumped significantly.

Business Tech December 1, 2016

Your Choice Of Smartphone Says Something About You: Study

The first study to link a type of smartphone to a personality trait suggests that there are significant differences between users of different smartphones. The operating systems have something to do with it, too.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 Deals By Best Buy: Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Video Games, Consoles, 4K TVs, And More

Best Buy has officially kicked off its Cyber Monday sales and it's offering attractive discounts in all departments. Here are the best deals on smartphones, tablets, 4K TVs, laptops, consoles, smartwatches and more.

Internet November 27, 2016

Huawei Dethrones Samsung As Most Profitable Android Smartphone Brand For The First Time Ever: Report

Huawei has taken Samsung's place as the second most profitable smartphone business during the third fiscal year of 2016. However, that won't be for long, according to an analyst.

Business Tech November 25, 2016

Asus ZenFone 3 Skipping The US, ZenFone 3 Deluxe Canada Release Canceled

Asus launched the ZenFone 3 Deluxe in the United States, but it's apparently not planning to release the standard ZenFone 3. Across the border, the standard ZenFone 3 is available in Canada, but Asus apparently canceled the ZenFone 3 Deluxe release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2016

LG Can't Fix Nexus 5X Bootloop Issue So It's Offering Full Refunds

LG can't fix the Nexus 5X bootloop issue because a part necessary for the repair is out of stock. To make it up to customers, LG is issuing full refunds for affected Nexus 5X units.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2016

LG V30 Secondary Display Rumored To Not Have A Ticker: Something Better In The Pipeline?

As per Evan Blass, trusted source of smartphone leaks, LG might bid 'adieu' to the secondary display for its next flagship, the V30. However, is LG really scraping it away or making something better?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 21, 2016

Apple Announces iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease Repair Program To Fix Multitouch: It's Not Free, But It's Cheaper

Apple acknowledged that some iPhone 6 Plus units are affected by the so-called iPhone Touch Disease and it's launching a program to address the issues. The repair is still not free, but at least it costs much less than it used to.

Apple November 18, 2016

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