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Tags results for 'mobile'

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but just Android

Posted in Games on 30th Oct, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality meets today’s mobile reality.

Passengers will be able to use gadgets for entire US flights

Posted in Business on 1st Nov, 2013 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take off and landing for US airlines.

Huawei pours $600m into 5G research

Posted in Online on 7th Nov, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
With 4G only now starting to become commonplace, Huawei already has its eye on what comes next.

Samsung Wants to Melt Your Eyes With 4K Phones in 2015

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
As well as predicting the coming of the fabled folding smartphone, the company is also hoping to release a 4K smartphone too.

iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

Posted in Software on 30th Nov, 2013 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization.

NSA tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phones

Posted in Software on 6th Dec, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work.

App turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2013 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, smartphones might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology – the 3D scanner.

Apple 'sales barometer' indicates record 20% month-over-month growth

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The company’s sales performance in November was very likely the strongest in history.

iQi Mobile offers stealthy wireless charging for iPhone

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
iQi Mobile is designed to let you take advantage of wireless charging using standard soft cases.

Handheld Device Tellspec can Detect Allergens, Chemicals and Nutrients in Food

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A hand-held spectrometer that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.

PlanetTechNews Interviews David Wood, Chair of London Futurists

Posted in Interviews on 31st Dec, 2013 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTech talks with David Wood about the future of technology, making predictions and the plausibility of the technological singularity.

Smartphones changing picture for camera sales

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:02 AM
by AlexMuller
People are taking more photographs than ever before, nearly 400 billion last year, yet sales of cameras are shrinking.

Micro-windmills used to recharge cell phones

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging.

Apple gears up for the iPhone 5S China Mobile launch with over 1 million phones

Posted in Business on 15th Jan, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
China Mobile is huge, the largest mobile network in the world, with more than 760 million customers.

Google will be the GE of the internet of things era

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is positioning itself to be an inventor and re-inventor of hardware. Google will also be the GE of the internet age.

South Korea's 5G speeds will let you download movies in one second

Posted in Online on 26th Jan, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2020, South Korea plans to have 5G connections in place with speeds 1,000 times faster than existing 4G speeds.

1 smartphone for every 7 humans: Smartphone shipments top a billion in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:50 AM
by AlexMuller
That’s just counting last year’s shipments.

Samsung's slumping sales suggest China is the next battlefield

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Now, the war is shifting to developing markets where more people are becoming smartphone and tablet owners for the first time.

Apple Facing Slowing Tablet Growth as U.S. Market Gets Saturated

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Shipments from Apple grew at a slowing rate in the fourth quarter, hurt by an increasingly saturated market in the U.S.

Personal cellphone signal that's 1,000x faster than what you have now

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology to give us a personal cellphone signal that is 1,000 times faster than what we normally get today.

IBM wants to put the power of Watson in your smartphone

Posted in Business on 27th Feb, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-conquering super computer, has set its sites on mobile apps.

New AI lets your smartphone identify objects

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The Purdue team developed new software and hardware and showed how a smartphone could run deep learning on its own.

Apple engineer reveals where the iPhone’s original software came from

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of Apple’s lead engineers is finally telling the tale of the first iPhone’s software.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

iPhone 6 screens reportedly start production in May

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2014 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple’s manufacturing partners are reportedly gearing up production for the iPhone 6′s screens in May, which will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties:

Google reportedly wants to launch its own wireless network

Posted in Online on 4th Apr, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Company executives have been discussing a plan to offer wireless service in areas where it's already installed Google Fiber high-speed internet.

Body heat to power your wearable gadgets

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2014 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
How to ensure power supply in a stable and reliable manner is one of the most critical issues facing the developers of wearable technology.

Food sniffer tells you when meat or fish is no longer safe to eat

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by PlanetTech
Once analyzed, an app tells you whether the food is fresh, still okay but should be eaten straight away, or only fit for the trash can.

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system

Posted in Software on 19th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?

For the first time, a majority of Americans are using smartphones, even seniors

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified.

SCiO's Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A small number of companies are beginning to introduce handheld scanners that can detect the ingredients and calories in our food.

Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Posted in Games on 29th Apr, 2014 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
While games drive the majority of app revenue now, they won’t stay on top of the heap much longer.

For watching online video, tablets are (finally) catching up to PCs

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2014 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, your tablet might replace your laptop altogether as the go-to, non-TV device for watching digital video

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

Mobile phone child health risk investigation

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Your smartphone's best app? Battery life, say 89% of Britons

Posted in Hardware on 25th May, 2014 04:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Battery life is more important to consumers than brand, processor speed or camera quality, says new research.

Wireless Power from Across the Room

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A startup called Energous aims to let you charge your gadgets without plugging them in.

10 features Apple should steal from jailbreakers for iOS 8

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Jailbreaking has evolved to allow users hundreds of extra features that iOS doesn’t (yet), such as a personalized control center and a low battery power-saving mode.

iPhone 6 will feature NFC, wireless charging, better 4G antenna, & a much bigger screen

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The new iPhone is nearing completion and is now being tested for things like durability, speed, and network performance. A new outdoor game for photographers and travelers

Posted in Online on 12th Jun, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
GeoSpy is an outdoor, browser based mobile game that combines geographic locations and maps with photography and gamer spy skills.

By the end of this year 1 in 4 people around the world will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jun, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
As many as 1.76 billion people will own and use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

Charging portable electronics will be super-fast, widely accessible

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Two innovations for on-the-go mobile-device users seeking a quick charge are in the works:

Google makes a bet on 5G wireless with Alpental buy

Posted in Online on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
All of Google’s services, from Google Docs to YouTube, depend on fast network connections to perform well.

What to expect at the Google I/O 2014 developer conference:

Posted in Software on 25th Jun, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The next steps in Google’s world takeover.

Android now has over 1B active users, up from 538M last year

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of monthly active Android users has doubled every year, Google said.

UK's Hypercat aims to spur on 'internet of things'

Posted in Software on 26th Jun, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of 40 UK-based tech firms has developed a way to help apps and machines communicate in a bid to spur on smart cities and smart homes.

The big takeaway from I/O:

Posted in Business on 28th Jun, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has finally evolved as a product company.

Digital banking reaches £1bn a day, BBA says

Posted in Business on 9th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study has suggested.

You Can Scratch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Off Your Christmas List

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Production issues are said to have considerably delayed the smartphone.

Apple and IBM join forces to bring iPhones and iPads to businesses

Posted in Software on 16th Jul, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
We now live in a world where Apple and IBM, two former PC industry rivals, are working together in a big way.

The World In 2025:

Posted in Business on 16th Jul, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Abundant solar power and food, tailored drugs and gene therapies.

Your next iPhone could lock itself if it senses you’re not the one using it

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine your iPhone could tell someone else was using it and lock them out.

Apple scolded by Europe over in-app purchase protections

Posted in Business on 20th Jul, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been criticized by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.

Apple reportedly holding its next big iPhone event on Sept. 9

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is expected to show off two new iPhone 6 models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, according to the most recent rumors.

Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

Posted in Online on 7th Aug, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter, when they want it.

Cheap 99p Smartphone Chargers are Putting People's Lives at Risk

Posted in Hardware on 6th Sep, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
If you're an iPhone user you don't want to have to fork out £15 if you ever find yourself in need of a new USB adaptor, so finding one for a pound might seem like an absolute bargain.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Apple Tried to Buy Mobile Payment Company Square

Posted in Business on 13th Sep, 2014 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to TechCrunch Apple was offering $3 billion (£1.4 billion) in exchange for control over the company.

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.

Google launches Android One to bring smartphones to everyone

Posted in Software on 16th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Android’s future lies not in expensive smartphones for the tech elite. Instead, it’s all about getting smartphones to the rest of the world.

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Posted in Hardware on 18th Sep, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Although the device works particularly well with the iPhone, it can reportedly also be used with most other smartphone makes and models.

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.

Google plans to have a ring of high altitude internet balloons in the southern hemisphere

Posted in Hardware on 24th Sep, 2014 08:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Within a year, Google is aiming to have a ring of balloons in the Southern Hemisphere to provide Internet service to phones on the ground.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
As long as there is a FireChat-enabled device to act as a node in the chain, there's really no geographic limit to how big the ad hoc network can be.

Phone boxes turn green to charge mobiles

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Oct, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

App turns a smartphone into a pocket-sized cosmic ray detector

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A new app can help turn your smartphone into a detector of cosmic rays thought to emanate from supernovae.

There Are More Gadgets Than There Are People In The World

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever people are outnumbered on Earth by the mobile technology we have produced.

'Instagram for doctors' to be launched in Europe

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
An app which enables healthcare professionals to share photos is to be rolled out across western Europe by the end of the year.

Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the company

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pichai, head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, will become head of core Google products.

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.

Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Andy Rubin co-founded the world's most popular mobile operating system, Android.

Why Nearby Phones May Soon Be Borrowing Your Bandwidth

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
U.S. cellular operators are testing technology that boosts mobile download speeds by having phones borrow bandwidth from devices nearby.

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Posted in Online on 21st Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides.

Doubling the speed of cellphone data with a simple full duplex circuit

Posted in Online on 26th Nov, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer.

Plan V lets you charge your phone using a 9-volt battery

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones are more powerful than ever, but they still have an annoying tendency to run out of juice just when you need them most.

Emergency repairs for cracked phones

Posted in Business on 29th Nov, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A US firm is launching an emergency repair service for broken or damaged smartphones in the UK. Services are springing up offering fixes for cracked screens or broken home buttons.

Text messaging service helps people take their pills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Around a third of patients do not take their medicine as directed.

Wi-Fi Pioneer Predicts the Future of Wireless Technology and Mobile

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step for adding more capacity is making cells smaller and smaller so you offer more spectrum, offering faster feeds and speeds.

Google internet balloons and drones could boost GDP by trillions and save millions of lives

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaching 90% of the world with wireless service by 2030, up from 32%, would produce economic gains of $17 for every $1 spent.

Mobile Computing, the Metatrend of the Past Decade

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry.

Smartphone use is changing our brains

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2014 09:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.

MOCAheart keeps an eye on your cardiovascular health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Your heart rate, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all key indicators of your cardiovascular state of health.

Your Smartphone Could Soon Track Your Sleep and Listen Out for Sleep Disorders

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2014 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they’ve come up with an accurate, simple way to monitor breathing while you sleep, no wearables required.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition made more money on Christmas Day than any other iOS app

Posted in Games on 27th Dec, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the top-grossing app for all of iOS on one of the biggest days of the year for mobile gaming.

Annual Smartphone shipments will increase from 1.3 billion in 2014 to 1.9 billion in 2018

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2014 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013.

How Android beat iOS in 2014, and vice versa

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
There is no single way to declare a winner. They may be competitors, but Google and Apple have very different strategies for their mobile platforms.

Teachers Will Learn To Embrace Student Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2015 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
With big investments, 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

CES 2015: Charging a mobile battery in seconds

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2015 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to recharge devices 100 times faster than at present has the potential to revolutionize the way we use mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable tech.

The 4 things your mobile health app needs for a breakout in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of mobile health applications is poised to truly go mainstream in 2015.

Google to offer real-time voice translation on smartphones

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Google to detect which language you're speaking and provide automatic translation.

ChargeTech promises to cut your smartphone charge time in half

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable.

Google aims to become a wireless carrier

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2015 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon.

App downloads soared in December, but so did marketing costs

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Downloads set a new record in December, but the cost of acquiring users also rose 20 percent from last year.

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.

Should you leave your Smartphone plugged in charging over night? We asked an expert

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it safe to leave our phones plugged into the charger once they’re fully charged? Is it damaging the battery, or shortening its lifespan?

The age of superhuman visual comprehension:

Posted in Reviews on 4th Feb, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
What could we do with superhuman computer visual understanding driven by advances in deep learning?

Smartphone HIV and syphilis diagnosis in 15 minutes:

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that detects infectious disease markers.

Kill switches 'cut thefts' in London, New York and San Francisco

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2015 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The addition of "kill switch" anti-theft tools to iPhones and Android handsets appears to be acting as a major deterrent to criminals.

Mobile growth is huge, and could surge 3x in the next 2 years

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2015 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile has been one of the biggest drivers of growth in tech sector the iPhone’s launch in 2007. But if Digi-Capital's predictions hold water, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains?

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A company called Thync thinks so.

By 2020, 80% of the world's adult population will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Mar, 2015 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The smartphone is probably the fastest adopted technology of all time.

In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone wins

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
There are still 4 out of 7 billion people in the world who are not online.

Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution-location monitors

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015 08:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Using smartphones and sensing technology to pinpoint times and locations of the worst air pollution, which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

Getting enough sleep?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A mobile app helps physicians identify common sleep disorders in patients.

Using Smartphones for an Earthquake Early Warning Network

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan.

You can now Google your lost Android phone

Posted in Software on 16th Apr, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
If your phone is nearby, Google can ring it for you. If it’s further away, Google will show you it on a map.

Google search changes will promote mobile-friendly sites

Posted in Online on 20th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Most internet traffic is now from mobiles. Websites that do not pass Google's mobile-friendly test will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google intends to run a mobile phone network in the US. The firm will rent voice and data capacity from existing operators, and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

Butterfly wings may be the answer to glare-proof screens

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Butterfly wings could inspire phone and laptop screens that are glare-proof, putting an end to awkward squinting while trying to read emails on a sunny day.

Mobile gaming will be a $45B market by 2018, leaving console gaming way behind

Posted in Games on 4th May, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As the smartphone continues to take over the world, mobile gaming stands to outpace the rest of the industry.

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’ve hit an inflection point; There are now more Google searches on mobile than on desktop in ten countries, including the U.S. and Japan.'

Lens turns smartphone into a basic microscope for only 3 cents

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2015 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120 times.

'centimeter accurate' GPS system to be integrated into phones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing exactly where you are in the world, to the centimeter, is going to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new ultra-accurate GPS system.

The golden era of mobile video

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile video is having its moment, thanks to improvements in smartphone cameras, apps that are changing the way we consume media, and our movement to the second screen.

NSA planned to sneak spyware onto smartphone app stores

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2015 10:59 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to using these 'implants' for plain old spying, the agencies also intended to use hijacked phones to send bad information to targets.

New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2015 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Invention captures wasted cell phone energy, feeds it back to battery.

Mass snooping fake mobile towers 'uncovered in UK'

Posted in Online on 10th Jun, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Fake mobile towers that scoop up data from passing phones are routinely being used in London, an investigation by Sky News suggests.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 70 percent of world's population using smartphones by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced mobiles will be commonplace around the globe: smartphone subscriptions will more than double, reaching 6.1 billion.

Samsung could commercialize lithium ion batteries with double the battery life by 2018

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung expects to bring a significant change to both devices and the electric car industry.

Snips Grabs $6.3 Million To Add An Artificial Intelligence Layer To Your Phone

Posted in Software on 1st Jul, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By gathering data, such as location and calendar data, an AI could show you what you need.

One of the Most Important Tools in Science Now Fits Inside Your Phone

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
A spectrometer that fits in your mobile devices could let you scan yourself for skin cancer, among many other things.

Can your phone really know you’re depressed?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Smartphone data was more reliable in detecting depression than daily questions participants answered about how sad they were feeling on a scale of 1 to 10.

In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Globally, there are 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Posted in Software on 27th Jul, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdsourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.

Nearly half of Facebook’s users only access the service on mobile

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device.

Sri Lanka is the first country to sign up for Google Loon

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon could cover about 5,000 square km with 3G access and with a little over a dozen the entire country could be covered.

The UK now prefers using phones to get online over laptops

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2015 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It marks a significant shift. Just last year 22% named their phone as their most important means of getting online, with a solid 40% naming their laptop.

Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Records In July

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The App Store today features over 1.5 million mobile applications and games available for download, and the growth in new app releases shows no signs of slowing down.

Google is planning to take another shot at the ultra low-cost Android One project

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan will be a push to hit the 'sweet spot' of $50 smartphones.

Brain-scanning software blocks your notifications while you are busy

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2015 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
If your mind is busy, the software can quiet the beeping of your devices so you can actually concentrate.

Stanford Researchers Unveil New Ultrafast Charging Aluminum-Ion Battery

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2015 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery chemistry with the ability to charge or discharge in less than a minute.

Launch date for Inmarsat's delayed Global Xpress spacecraft

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The new £1bn GX network is the biggest commercial UK space project in the process of being rolled out right now.

Kids’ gaming makes up nearly 8% of mobile game spending worldwide

Posted in Business on 18th Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Parents are dropping a serious amount of cash to keep their kids’ tablets and smartphones filled with games.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio ­feedback.

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

Posted in Hardware on 25th Aug, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user base now at 1.29 billion.

Key Inmarsat rocket flight from Kazakhstan 'a success'

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat has been declared a success.

Huawei announces a phone that weighs objects with force touch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
During their IFA press conference on Wednesday, the Chinese phone manufacturer unveiled its inclusion of Force Touch by weighing an orange using the device.

Google takes on Apple with Android Pay

Posted in Business on 12th Sep, 2015 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has made its mobile payments system, Android Pay, available at more than one million locations in the United States.

What happened to the growth in mobile gaming?

Posted in Games on 19th Sep, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Not only has revenue growth slowed down, but the cost of doing business has also risen substantially over the last few years.

Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack

Posted in Online on 21st Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular software outlet.

Peeple app for rating human beings causes uproar

Posted in Online on 1st Oct, 2015 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new app that promises to let users review individuals has caused controversy before it has even launched.

Disney has invented augmented reality 3D colouring books

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2015 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s made possible by an augmented reality app that’s able to track and capture real-time images from a mobile's camera, and then map them onto any 3D deformable surface.

More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2015 10:27 AM
by AlexMuller
At some point this summer, Google said, there was a tipping point: Now the majority of web searches happen on mobile devices.

Google Loon is almost perfected and Google plans to scale globally as soon as possible

Posted in Business on 17th Oct, 2015 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
'For the last two years we have almost perfected the technology, it’s time for us now to scale in this part of the world.'

Wi-Fi Trick Gives Devices Super-Accurate Indoor Location

Posted in Hardware on 17th Oct, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The Wi-Fi routers with mobiles in offices and malls could be used as a super-accurate indoor location system.

Affordable camera reveals hidden details invisible to the eye

Posted in Hardware on 19th Oct, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
HyperCam may enable consumers of the future to use a cell phone to tell which piece of fruit is perfectly ripe or if a work of art is genuine, and other things.

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Making its systems smarter and better able to deal with ambiguous queries is one of the ways Google can keep a grip on time-starved mobile users.

Google is reportedly working on merging its Chrome OS with Android

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The merger has apparently been in the works for two years and Google may have something to show for it as early as next year.

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The app is now better at understanding complex questions. In particular, the Google app can now handle superlatives, ordered items, and dates.

Gear VR: Easily the best VR of 2015, but 2016 will bring the big news

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Consumer VR is here, though you'll need a Samsung phone to get in on the fun.

Samsung gives you a new way to browse the web, virtual reality

Posted in Online on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is going to provide proof of concept with a virtual reality web browser called the Samsung Internet for Gear VR.

Google Wallet now lets you send money to any phone number

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, you needed to give Google Wallet an email address. With this latest update, however, you can just send money to anyone with a phone number.

MIT invention could boost resolution of 3D depth cameras 1,000 fold

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine 3D depth cameras built into cellphones for 3D scanning and driverless cars with clear vision in rain, snow, or fog.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

The Cota transmitter shown at CES can charge gadgets over the air

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The company eventually plans to follow-up with larger base station units that are capable of blanketing an entire home with wireless power.

Google and Lenovo to make smartphone with Project Tango augmented reality

Posted in Software on 8th Jan, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Tango is a way to create Augmented Reality, putting animated objects into a real 3D space that you view via special glasses or a screen.

Google says 5 million Cardboard VR headsets have shipped so far

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
“5 million Cardboard fans have joined the fold,” Google’s vice president of virtual reality, Clay Bavor, wrote in a blog post.

GPS tracking down to the centimeter

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2016 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology will enable centimeter-level accuracy location data through their mobiles and wearables, without increasing the demand for processing power.

First Internet delivering Google Loons launched in Sri Lanka

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon can provide connectivity to a ground area of around 25 miles (40km) in diameter using LTE, also referred to as 4G, technology.

MWC 2016: Samsung; What you need to know

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 05:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Yes, phones; as well as the Galaxy S7 we also met the new Galaxy S7 Edge and a few other VR related goodies.

The FBI has succeeded in uniting silicon valley...against the FBI

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Never have we seen so many tech companies united against the US government.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Blippar, is an AR company that lets you see extra, rich information content by simply pointing your phone at an object.

Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The end result is that a point of sale device is already aware of your phone’s presence, and when you want to pay for something, you can do so through Hands Free.

In 2016, Virtual Reality's Moment of Truth Is Finally Here

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
2016 is going to be an incredible year for VR. For those in the VR industry, this is the day they have been dreaming about for years if not decades.

FBI 'may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone' on their own

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone without Apple's assistance.

Apple unveils a smaller iPhone and a smaller version of iPad Pro

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The iPhone SE has the same processing and graphics performance of the larger Apple 6S. The new iPad Pro will have a 9.7 inch screen, the same size as the original iPad.

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into iPhone without Apple's help, ending a court case

Posted in Software on 29th Mar, 2016 01:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Last week, prosecutors said "an outside party" had demonstrated a possible way of unlocking the iPhone without the need to seek Apple's help.

The quest for an unbreakable phone is 'impossible,' says Apple

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2016 07:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is pushing hard to make its phones more secure, but says the quest for perfect security will never be met.

US pushes Apple for access to iPhones in criminal cases

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2016 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI had said it was able to gain access to the device independently. This method is said only work on certain older models of the iPhone.

The Curtains Will Peel Back on Viv Next Month

Posted in Online on 10th Apr, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Viv expands on the work of Siri with a powerful conversational interface that can be used for much more than finding out the weather forecast, or launching an app.

Apple revenue falls for first time since 2003

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a 13% drop in its second quarter revenue on Tuesday as sales of iPhones slipped. China was a particular weak spot. Apple shares fell 8% in after hours trading.

New study: no increase in brain cancer across 29 years of mobile use in Australia

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Concerning mobile use, Australia is seeing no rise in the incidence of brain cancer against the background rate.

Should we use smartphone apps to treat depression and anxiety?

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

OnePlus launches limited edition Loop VR headset, gives away 30,000 ahead of OnePlus 3 launch

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
By paying for 30,000 people to tune in through virtual reality, it hopes to stand out from the crowd.

Phone cameras could get as sharp as DSLR

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 02:57 AM
by AlexMuller
A new grain-of-sand-sized lens could one day compete with those enormous DSLR lenses to create sharp pictures.

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2016 11:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple will for the first time lower its App Store commission on one condition: if an app can retain a subscriber for over a year, the revenue split will be 85/15.

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi, available on Nexus phones

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Project Fi phones switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi networks depending on which connection is strongest at any given moment.

Tutors become part of the app culture

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2016 07:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Tutoring is one the world's oldest professions, but even a vocation so entrenched cannot escape the rising "Uberisation" of daily life.

Apple WWDC 2016: iPhone maker announces iOS 10, Siri for Mac and new iMessage

Posted in Software on 14th Jun, 2016 07:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has revealed plans including a more intelligent Siri and Messages app, quicker Apple Watch and easier to use laptops.

Google will reportedly release its own phone this year

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2016 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is currently in talks with mobile operators to release its own non-Nexus device, according to reports.

Pokemon Go proves investors were clueless about augmented reality

Posted in Games on 13th Jul, 2016 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A new mobile augmented reality game has taken neighborhoods and the Internet by storm. In under a week, Pokemon Go Is about to surpass Twitter in active daily users.

Pokemon Go developer aiming for rollout to 200 markets

Posted in Business on 16th Jul, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Nintendo shares have climbed 86 percent in just over a week, adding $17 billion in market value.

Games built on Unity reveal massive growth for BRIC, Samsung and Android dominance

Posted in Games on 20th Jul, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
4.4 billion installs of Unity games on smartphones and tablets worldwide.

Pokemon Go re-energizes the global mobile gaming market

Posted in Games on 28th Jul, 2016 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The global gaming market was stuck with market saturation for smartphones. But Pokemon Go has opened up new opportunities in the augmented reality.

Apple hits 1 billion iPhone sales

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a noteworthy milestone for a company recently knocked around by investors over the smartphone’s declining sales momentum.

Why AR game developers are thankful for Pokemon Go

Posted in Games on 4th Aug, 2016 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think that Pokemon Go has probably generated more revenue than the entire VR industry'

Niantic wants pokemon go contact lenses and more

Posted in Hardware on 5th Aug, 2016 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Fully internet-integrated contact lenses that would allow players to see Pokemon in the world around them without a device interface.

Studies show most people use only 5 apps on their smartphones

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of those apps is Facebook. The other most common apps, which we know from stats about user counts, include WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Pokemon Go made $200 million in its first month since launch

Posted in Games on 9th Aug, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to mobile earnings records, this game has gotta break 'em all.

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Posted in Games on 25th Aug, 2016 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
It is quite possibly the biggest gaming phenomenon of the smartphone age - but is Pokemon Go's popularity dwindling?

Apple September 2016 Special Event: The key points from Apple's conference:

Posted in Hardware on 8th Sep, 2016 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple launched a new iPhone that comes with improved processor, cameras and no headphone jack, along with a new Apple Watch.

Pokemon Go is fastest mobile game ever to make $500 million

Posted in Games on 9th Sep, 2016 11:36 AM
by AlexMuller
App Annie projects the game will reach $1 billion in revenue by the end of 2016, just six months after its July 6 launch.

Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.

Researchers develop portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancers nearly instantly.

Facebook passes 1 billion mobile-only monthly users

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
In its third quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.79 billion monthly active users.

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.

The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the iPhone.

4 Ways Tech Has Revolutionized Our Social Interactions

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
There is a marked difference in how people interact with each other even in the last ten years.

Google brings voice-activated digital assistant to more Android phones

Posted in Software on 27th Feb, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.

Unique Mobile users will pass 5.7 bn by 2020 which will be 75% of world population

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
Subscriber growth over this period will be driven primarily by large Asia markets such as India.

Pokemon Go passes $1.2 billion in revenue and 752 million downloads

Posted in Games on 3rd Jul, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Pokemon Go may no longer be the worldwide phenomenon it was when it launched for mobile last summer, but the app is still making plenty of money.

Understanding the Real Innovation Behind the iPhone

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole.

Android Oreo released by Google

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits.

Everything Apple announced during the special event:

Posted in Software on 13th Sep, 2017 05:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone X, and more

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2017 08:16 AM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business.

Apple stock hits record thanks to analysts bullish on iPhone X

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2017 08:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Positive commentary from analysts on Monday signalled strong demand for the pricey device with pre-orders starting this past Friday.

Scientists Find That Smartphone Addiction Alters Your Brain Chemistry

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech addiction might cause a chemical imbalance in the brain.

Apple's iPhones slowed to tackle ageing batteries

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2017 07:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age.

Apple faces lawsuits over slowing of older iPhones

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2017 07:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant's admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age.

Google Play hit 19 billion+ downloads in Q4 2017, highest quarter ever

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2018 06:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Smartphone adoption in emerging markets just delivered the highest number of app downloads Google Play has ever seen in a quarter.

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X production after low sales

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2018 10:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Starting at $999, the iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced model to date, but it’s apparently not selling well enough to keep manufacturing at current rates.

60.3% of harmful Android apps in 2017 detected via machine learning

Posted in Software on 16th Mar, 2018 11:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Google released its Android Security 2017 Year in Review, the fourth installment of the company’s attempt to educate the public about Android’s various layers of security.

Apple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2019 02:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow.

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